8 Day Affordable Spain

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$1149

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$1829*

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8 Day Affordable Spain

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$1149

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$1829*

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(Hotels may vary based on departure day of the week)
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Melia Madrid Serrano Madrid
Catalonia Granada Granada
Melia Lebreros Seville
Wednesday Departure
Melia Madrid Serrano Madrid
Catalonia Granada Granada
Melia Lebreros Seville
Friday Departure
Melia Madrid Serrano Madrid
Catalonia Granada Granada
Melia Lebreros Seville

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2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $450
Hotel Dates Embark Tour Starts Ship Land Only Air & Land
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$1199 $1949*
$1199 $1889*
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$1199 $1889*
$1149 $1839*
$1249 $1959*
$1149 $2249*
 
2023 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $450
Hotel Dates Embark Tour Starts Ship Land Only Air & Land
$1149 $1839*
$1149 $1839*
$1149 $1829*
$1149 $1829*
$1199 $1879*
$1199 $1889*
$1199 $1929*
$1199 $1889*
$1299 $2029*
$1349 $2029*

Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Passport information must be submitted to Gate 1 Travel at least 60 days prior to departure.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, cobblestone streets, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. This is an Off Season program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Madrid, Madrid-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Madrid
    • 1 night Granada
    • 2 nights Seville
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 

Special Features

  • Travel to Toledo, once capital of Spain, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the 13th century Alhambra in Granada
  • Tour the city of Seville with its many historical sites
  • In Cordoba, tour the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, transformed into a soaring cathedral

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, cobblestone streets, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. This is an Off Season program. For more information, click here.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Madrid
Arrive in Madrid, Spain's energetic capital and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Madrid City Tour
Today's tour of Madrid's impressive architecture begins at the Plaza de Cibeles with its striking buildings. Continue to view the magnificent Royal Palace. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own. Or, participate in the optional tour to El Escorial*, the stunning combination monastery-palace-mausoleum built by Philip II
*For Dec 26 departure, the optional Tour to El Escorial is unavailable
Optional: Tour to El Escorial (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Toledo City Tour, Travel to Granada
Travel to nearby Toledo, the former capital city of Spain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a panoramic drive along the Tagus River and enjoy views of the Alcazar of Toledo. Walk through the ancient Jewish Quarter before visiting the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Next, visit St. Tome Church, with its masterpiece by El Greco. Then, drive across the arid landscapes of Don Quixote's "La Mancha" to Granada in Andalucia for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Granada
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Moorish Influenced Alhambra, Seville
Today's sightseeing of Moorish Granada is highlighted by a visit to the 13th century Alhambra perched atop Assabica Hill and overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a fine example of Moorish art and architecture. See spectacular views of the town and the Sierra Nevada Mountains before continuing to Seville, capital of Andalucia for overnight
*Alhambra visiting times, which may include evening hours, and which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Seville City Tour
On this morning's visit in Seville, view Plaza de España and the Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River. Explore the narrow streets and the many plazas of the quaint old Santa Cruz Quarter. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy an optional Flamenco Show performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Cordoba City Tour, Madrid
Depart Seville and head to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the Mezquita de Cordoba, a mosque that was transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, courtyards, picturesque squares. View the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios before lunch on your own. In the afternoon, travel to Madrid for overnight. Tonight, bid adios to your Tour Manager at dinner
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Madrid
Arrive in Madrid, Spain's energetic capital and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - Madrid City Tour
Today's tour of Madrid's impressive architecture begins at the Plaza de Cibeles with its striking buildings. Continue to view the magnificent Royal Palace. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own. Or, participate in the optional tour to El Escorial*, the stunning combination monastery-palace-mausoleum built by Philip II
*For Dec 26 departure, the optional Tour to El Escorial is unavailable
Optional: Tour to El Escorial (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Toledo City Tour, Travel to Granada
Travel to nearby Toledo, the former capital city of Spain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a panoramic drive along the Tagus River and enjoy views of the Alcazar of Toledo. Walk through the ancient Jewish Quarter before visiting the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Next, visit St. Tome Church, with its masterpiece by El Greco. Then, drive across the arid landscapes of Don Quixote's "La Mancha" to Granada in Andalucia for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Granada
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Moorish Influenced Alhambra, Seville
Today's sightseeing of Moorish Granada is highlighted by a visit to the 13th century Alhambra perched atop Assabica Hill and overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a fine example of Moorish art and architecture. See spectacular views of the town and the Sierra Nevada Mountains before continuing to Seville, capital of Andalucia for overnight
*Alhambra visiting times, which may include evening hours, and which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Seville City Tour
On this morning's visit in Seville, view Plaza de España and the Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River. Explore the narrow streets and the many plazas of the quaint old Santa Cruz Quarter. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy an optional Flamenco Show performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Cordoba City Tour, Madrid
Depart Seville and head to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the Mezquita de Cordoba, a mosque that was transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, courtyards, picturesque squares. View the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios before lunch on your own. In the afternoon, travel to Madrid for overnight. Tonight, bid adios to your Tour Manager at dinner
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Madrid
Arrive in Madrid, Spain's energetic capital and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Madrid City Tour
Today's tour of Madrid's impressive architecture begins at the Plaza de Cibeles with its striking buildings. Continue to view the magnificent Royal Palace. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own. Or, participate in the optional tour to El Escorial*, the stunning combination monastery-palace-mausoleum built by Philip II
*For Dec 26 departure, the optional Tour to El Escorial is unavailable
Optional: Tour to El Escorial (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Toledo City Tour, Travel to Granada
Travel to nearby Toledo, the former capital city of Spain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a panoramic drive along the Tagus River and enjoy views of the Alcazar of Toledo. Walk through the ancient Jewish Quarter before visiting the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Next, visit St. Tome Church, with its masterpiece by El Greco. Then, drive across the arid landscapes of Don Quixote's "La Mancha" to Granada in Andalucia for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Granada
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Moorish Influenced Alhambra, Seville
Today's sightseeing of Moorish Granada is highlighted by a visit to the 13th century Alhambra perched atop Assabica Hill and overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a fine example of Moorish art and architecture. See spectacular views of the town and the Sierra Nevada Mountains before continuing to Seville, capital of Andalucia for overnight
*Alhambra visiting times, which may include evening hours, and which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Seville City Tour
On this morning's visit in Seville, view Plaza de España and the Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River. Explore the narrow streets and the many plazas of the quaint old Santa Cruz Quarter. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy an optional Flamenco Show performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday - Cordoba City Tour, Madrid
Depart Seville and head to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the Mezquita de Cordoba, a mosque that was transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, courtyards, picturesque squares. View the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios before lunch on your own. In the afternoon, travel to Madrid for overnight. Tonight, bid adios to your Tour Manager at dinner
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Half Day Escorial Tour

Enjoy a visit to what has often been described as the "eighth wonder of the world." El Escorial is, perhaps, Philip II's most enduring legacy to Spain. This combination monastery-palace-mausoleum is situated approximately one hour outside of Madrid in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains. This austere monastery, erected by King Philip II in 1584, was intended to be a memorial to his father, King Charles V, and to commemorate Spain´s victory at Saint Quentin in 1557. It has since become the burial place of subsequent Spanish kings and queens.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 15 Jun 2022 - 23 Dec 2023 $90.00
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Evening Flamenco Show

This evening, enjoy a drink and traditional Flamenco show. As performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists, enjoy routines based on the cante jondo or "deep song," which describes the performer's profound emotions in ancient poetic phrases. Although the development of Flamenco has centered principally in the region of Andalucia, it has come to embrace many of the folk traditions of the northern provinces. As a result, it has become, along with the bullfight, a popular symbol of Spain.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #6 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $55.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $55.00
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Half Day Escorial Tour

Enjoy a visit to what has often been described as the "eighth wonder of the world." El Escorial is, perhaps, Philip II's most enduring legacy to Spain. This combination monastery-palace-mausoleum is situated approximately one hour outside of Madrid in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains. This austere monastery, erected by King Philip II in 1584, was intended to be a memorial to his father, King Charles V, and to commemorate Spain´s victory at Saint Quentin in 1557. It has since become the burial place of subsequent Spanish kings and queens.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 15 Jun 2022 - 23 Dec 2023 $90.00
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Evening Flamenco Show

This evening, enjoy a drink and traditional Flamenco show. As performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists, enjoy routines based on the cante jondo or "deep song," which describes the performer's profound emotions in ancient poetic phrases. Although the development of Flamenco has centered principally in the region of Andalucia, it has come to embrace many of the folk traditions of the northern provinces. As a result, it has become, along with the bullfight, a popular symbol of Spain.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #6 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $55.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $55.00
Evening Flamenco Show Thumbnail
Half Day Escorial Tour

Enjoy a visit to what has often been described as the "eighth wonder of the world." El Escorial is, perhaps, Philip II's most enduring legacy to Spain. This combination monastery-palace-mausoleum is situated approximately one hour outside of Madrid in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains. This austere monastery, erected by King Philip II in 1584, was intended to be a memorial to his father, King Charles V, and to commemorate Spain´s victory at Saint Quentin in 1557. It has since become the burial place of subsequent Spanish kings and queens.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 15 Jun 2022 - 23 Dec 2023 $90.00
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Evening Flamenco Show

This evening, enjoy a drink and traditional Flamenco show. As performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists, enjoy routines based on the cante jondo or "deep song," which describes the performer's profound emotions in ancient poetic phrases. Although the development of Flamenco has centered principally in the region of Andalucia, it has come to embrace many of the folk traditions of the northern provinces. As a result, it has become, along with the bullfight, a popular symbol of Spain.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #6 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $55.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $55.00
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10 Day Classic Portugal, June 2022
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This trip (3rd time with Gate 1, and a 4th will be planned) was fabulous!! Portugal is a beautiful country on every level. Just now trying to process all that we experienced. Got a true feeling and love for the country and the culture.....thanks to the itinerary and our tour manager. Our tour manager, Ercilia, is extraordinary. She has an incredible base of knowledge, fantastic attention to detail, so organized and thorough, and achieved a personal bond with every traveler in our group. She gets a major endorsement from me. Issues that arose with other travelers or things out of anyone's control (a closed site, Covid), she handled so professionally and calmly, always with a positive attitude and outcome. I had an issue with an ill family member at home and her compassion and manner calmed me down - she really cared - and helped me relax so I could focus on the trip and have fun. Thumbs up to Ercilia. Our driver, Roberto, is truly amazing too! How he was able to navigate some of those tiny, twisty roads, with his passengers' safety number 1 at all times, was remarkable. He should be commended for his professionalism. Loved that Gate 1 handled every detail of this trip perfectly and flawlessly. Would I change anything, no! Keep doing what you are doing, and do so well. My traveling pal and I had a blast. I will happily recommend Gate 1 to my friends.

Caryl F.
8 Day Art Cities of Spain, May 2022
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I would like to express my gratitude and acknowledge Javier for being an excellent tour manager. At each optional tour we enjoyed a special treat (local pastries), on arrival he made suggestions how to explore Madrid and as a solo traveler I appreciated his guidance even on the event not included on the tour. I went to see a bullfight in Madrid and lastly the highlight of my trip paella cooking class... memories I will never forget.

Esperanza C.
13 Day France & Spain: History, Culture & Wine, May 2022
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Just came back from this Spain and southern France trip. It was tremendous and I just wanted to compliment you on our guide. This is our fourth trip with Gate 1 and was probably the best. Our guide, Victor, was the best guide we've ever had with you or on any of the other trips we've taken with other agencies over the years. He was extremely knowledgeable and went out of his way to make this trip one to remember. Our bus driver, Julian, was also a pleasure to be with. With such a small group, it felt like we were traveling with family. Congratulations on the talent you employ.

Ronald S.
13 Day France & Spain: History, Culture & Wine, May 2022
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I had a wonderful time. Everything was gorgeous! The tour guide Josep was incredible; very knowledgeable and well-informed on the sites, culture and he made sure every little detail was done to perfection so all guests enjoyed their visit to Spain & France. Josep made the trip a grand time for everyone. He has got to be one of the best tour guides in the world. I highly recommend him for Tour Guide of the Year!

Michele B.
11 Day Crown of Spain, May 2022
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I just finished my Spain tour with Joaquin was our tour guide. I just wanted you to know what a great job Joaquin did as our tour guide and leader. He worked endless hours assisting travel mates, dealing with issues, helping us with our Covid tests, handling dinner events, etc. He is an outstanding representative for your organization. I just wanted to share our positive experience with you. This is our third Gate 1 tour, and we will be returning with you again next year.

Nora H.
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, May 2022
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Thank you for arranging the wonderful trip which we are very grateful. Our tour manager Roberta has fulfilled her duties and took care of us very well from the beginning to the end. The local tour guides at every spot also showed their best knowledge to introduce us, especially the Madrid tour guide Amor. The arrangement of the hotel is also good, of course, the best is Spanish food, thank you again!

Cathy C.
16 Day Iberia, April 2022
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Our 16 day Iberia Trip w/ tour was amazing despite being tiring. Our tour manager, Isabelle was knowledgeable, resourceful, flexible, fun, decisive & the driver, Fernando sure was an able team player... blessed to have joined a cohesive tour group from manager, tour participants to driver. Special mention to the individual tour guides who were also very knowledgeable.

Anabelle M.
11 Day Crown of Spain, April 2022
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My husband and I have just completed your Crown Jewels of Spain Tour and were thoroughly both pleased and impressed with Gate1. Our tour manager, Ivan, was absolutely astounding in caring for us as a group. His knowledge and passion for his native Spain created a great atmosphere for learning and appreciating all that this part of Spain has to offer. Our group quickly blended into an extended family and we had a grand time sharing the sites and many happy and delicious meals. This was our first Gate1 tour and will certainly not be our last!

Teresa O.
11 Day Crown of Spain, April 2022
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Hello Just wanted to let you know that our tour manager Ivan Madrigal was Amazing! Very knowledgeable, sensitive to everyone's needs, always looking out for everybody, we felt very safe It was a great pleasure having this tour with him! We will use Gate1 again because of the impression he had in us. We came home wanting to spend more time with him! Enhorabuena Iván!

Roxana B.
8 Day Affordable Portugal, April 2022
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Dear GATE 1....Just came from our Portugal escorted tour April5-12. I want to give you some feedback and let you know that we had a great time and Kudos to our tour manager Rui who made our trip really enjoyable and unforgettable one He was so friendly and always there to attend to our needs making it comfortable at all times. He was really so nice with a great sense of humor. Very organized and so knowledgeable. We look forward to our next tour with Gate 1.

Leni L.
13 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, March 2022
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It was my fourth Gate 1 trip, and my girlfriend and I had a marvelous time throughout! We booked our next Gate 1 trip as soon as we came back from our recent trip to Portugal and Spain with Gate 1. That speaks volumes of the remarkable job Gate 1 does. Our tour manager, Ercilia was absolutely wonderful. She was always so thoughtful, knowledgeable, thorough, fun and delightful to perfection. We enjoyed each and every city and location, rich with history and culture, and learned so much about them, thanks to the great local guides. Gate 1 makes logistics so easy for us, as well. We could not have possibly seen as much as we did, had we traveled on our own. Gate 1 just keeps impressing me! Thank you!

Tomoko W.
8 Day Affordable Portugal, March 2022
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We want to comment on the wonderful and knowledgeable staff who served us during our trip. Carlos, the tour director was exceptionally knowledgeable about our trip and was dedicated to both Gate 1 and his home country of Portugal. Carlos truly made our trip into the wonderful experience we have grown to accept from our numerous Gate 1 vacations. We also want to comment on George, the driver, who was a skilled and professional driver and who was always willing to provide us with any additional assistance which we required.

William R.
10 Day Affordable Spain, March 2022
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I just returned from the 10 Day Affordable Spain tour and just wanted to say how incredible it was. I originally booked the trip to go in 2020, but due to Covid, it was delayed. First of all, Gate 1 handled everything with the delay with total professionalism. Everyone was considerate and made sure to communicate all information. The trip itself was fantastic. A perfect balance of scheduled tours and free time. The accommodations were top notch and the bus looked to be brand new. But what really made the trip special was Victor , our tour guide. He was knowledgeable, personable, entertaining and funny. Even more than that - he was caring. He truly cared that all of his guest where enjoying the tour. He went above and beyond. I will definitely be taking more tours with Gate 1 and hope to have Victor as a tour guide again. Thank you for a perfect vacation.

Michelle M.
10 Day Affordable Spain, March 2022
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What a fantastic first experience with Gate 1. Spain is a beautiful country and the introduction to it through our wonderful guide, Ivan, made it even more spectacular. His knowledge about every aspect of Spain, the culture, history, art, architecture, music was truly remarkable. He had everyone's best interest at heart and he was a pleasure to be around. All the guides were great and knowledgeable and just added so much to the experience. The itinerary was packed with all important sites of the area and the optional tours were a must see!! The meals provided were wonderful and the group dinners were really a nice time to get to know your fellow travelers. We are ready to book another trip through Gate 1, Ivan and Spain set a very high standard and we really appreciate both!

Carolyn S.
8 Day Affordable Portugal, February 2022
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We began our Portugal tour by booking two pre nights in Lisbon. Upon check-in we received a cordial, informative letter from our tour guide/manager Carla. That graciousness was a portent of the tone for the tour. Such management, problem solving skills, and depth of knowledge make for a rare find in a guide. With well over 20 fabulous tours with Gate1, Carla has set an even higher standard. The group became a family, and it's a result of this skilled professional.

Susan G.
8 Day Affordable Portugal, February 2022
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Rui was a breath of fresh air. Very knowledgeable and always willing to answer our questions. Very impressed with how he made sure we had all our information for the tour and organizing our covid testing before heading back home. Our local guides on the tour was absolutely the best. Very uplifting about their city, bought humor and a willingness to make you want to visit again. Rui was kind, always wanting to know how we were and treated everyone with dignity and respect. His smile was a joy daily. Thank you Rui for a job well done!!!

Melisa F.
8 Day Affordable Spain, February 2022
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I wish to extend my complements on having the perfect travel guide for our diverse group. Roberto had the right demeanor and personality that fit this group. I have been on many tours with Gate1 and each group is different. It take the right tour leader that can accommodate everyone. This is not an easy task. Gate1 is very lucky to have Roberto to lead tours in Spain. I have spoken with many majority of the individuals on this tour. We all agree that Roberto did a wonderful job and will be taking more tours on Gate1. The hotel, food and staff met and or exceeded our expectations. Thumbs up. I score this tour with Roberto a "10".

Edmund J.
8 Day Affordable Portugal, January 2022
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Just wanted you to know that our trip to Portugal with Rui was OUTSTANDING! I am so glad we decided to go on and just wanted you to know that this tour manager was world class, the itinerary was perfect, and the the driver was excellent! I know that I will be receiving a survey... just wanted you to know that we are happy campers and can't wait for our next Gate 1 adventure!

Jane C.
8 Day Affordable Spain, November 2021
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Our Tour Director, Lisa, was the best we've had on any trip - with Gate1 or other travel companies we've used. She stood out in many ways. Just a few examples: In Grenada one evening she took us on a walk that provided a stunning view of the Alhambra. She said when she was a student (30 years ago) someone had shown her this path. (I doubt most tour guides would know of it.) She gave us her own personal WOW moment - that surpassed any we've had and one that couldn't be duplicated. The last night of our trip my main suitcase was brought in but I didn't see my carry-on (which did not have a Gate1 tag or my name tag). I saw Lisa and told her about it. She had already resolved it. Seamlessly, without invading our privacy, she was aware of all of the significant little details and quietly took care of them. Lisa didn't try to be a crowd-pleaser at the cost of Gate1. Example: at the end of our farewell dinner, some folks were asking waiters for additional bottles of wine. (Even though we'd had a goodly amount.) Lisa returned from the front desk and told everyone she'd paid the tab but we should feel comfortable staying as long as we liked. That was that - no more wine was brought and no one thought a thing about it. She knows how to make her group happy without breaking Gate1. We enjoyed her so much we agreed we'd go on another of her trips. We learned she was leading the Small Group 13-day trip "France and Spain: History, Culture and Wine". Even though we already had 3 Gate1 trips (35 days total!) scheduled for 2022, we squeezed this trip into our schedule. It very well could have fallen through the cracks because we have other trips on our radar for 2023. Our decision was purely because of Lisa. She truly is a treasure - I hope you appreciate her as much as we do!

Jeanne M.
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, October 2021
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Such a fantastic Classic 12 days Spain and Portugal trip! We are so impressed with both countries rich history and the tremendous contribution to the human history! We can't say enough praise about our tour guide Rui, he's very knowledgeable and professional. He has taken very good care of us, answering our questions patiently and taking all the details about our needs, he's fantastic! Also our bus driver Simon is also very nice, he has done a fantastic job driving us around, cautiously and safety. Rui and Simon works well with each other.

Baining L.
11 Day Crown of Spain, October 2021
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Just wanted to give a shout out to our tour manager, Cesar. He was the best tour manager we have ever had. He went over and above to make sure we were taken care of. He was very accommodating, and knowledgeable of the area we were visiting. He was like a walking encyclopedia with a great sense of humor. We really enjoyed our trip to Spain and look forward to traveling again in the future with Gate 1.

Stephanie M.
8 Day Art Cities of Spain, September 2021
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What an absolutely wonderful trip. Extremely well organized all local guides were extremely knowledgeable. Have traveled a number of times with Gate 1 and have never been disappointed. Special thanks to Ivan who was a most excellent manager. All i's dotted and all t's crossed. Every detail attended to. A real problem solver for sure. And knows his country!

Thomas P.
10 Day Classic Portugal, September 2021
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Our experience on the 10 Day Classic Portugal tour was nothing short of fantastic! Our tour guide, Rui, was exceptional with his in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of Portugal, as well as being helpful and friendly and always there for us when needed. We had a great time and everything went smoothly and efficiently. Portugal is an amazing country, with a fascinating history, beautiful scenery, and wonderful architecture at every turn. Thank you Rui and Gate 1!! We will definitely come back again sometime soon.

Peter N.
8 Day Affordable Portugal, February 2020
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Our trip to Portugal was fabulous! Our tour guide, Adriana, was a pleasure to be with and our group was a lot of fun. Portugal is a beautiful country and we are so happy we chose this trip. We look forward to our 6th Gate 1 trip coming up in April.

Debbie & Jim T. Plano, TX
13 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, December 2019
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We had a lovely time. Everything went like clockwork. Transfers to and from the airport were on time and had friendly drivers. Our guide Jaime was very good. We felt well looked after. We enjoyed the itinerary and were very pleased with the optional tours we took. I have already recommended Gate 1 to a family friend and would consider travelling with them again when the next opportunity arises.

Barbara T. Lowood, Australia
8 Day Art Cities of Spain, September 2019
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Our trip was fantastic!! Made memories for a lifetime!! This was our second Gate 1 trip and it did not disappoint. One of our fellow travelers said "Thank goodness, now we are in Gate 1's hands" once we were in the bus after meeting the arrival rep at the airport. I felt the same way. We knew everything would be taken care of. Niko, our tour guide was fantastic!!! He was so engaging, knowledgeable and excited to share his country with us. It was well thought out and organized. He encouraged us to explore and even some provided some special treats from the local regions. It was the perfect touch. Our bus drivers, we also amazing. We will definitely be going on another Gate 1 adventure!!! Thank you so much for the memories... and keeping us safe and sound.

Kim H. Crystal Lake, IL
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, September 2019
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The trip was fabulous Vanessa. The tour guide Lisa was exceptional and I would highly recommend Gate 1 to anyone who is interested.

Kay D. Merewether, Australia
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, September 2019
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We had a wonderful trip which far exceeded our expectations. Special thanks to our Tour Guide, Lisa, whose organizational skills made everything run perfectly, her knowledge of the areas we passed though added immensely to the highly knowledgeable guided tours of the different cities we visited, and whose warmth and sense of humor made us feel welcome and comfortable. We will be looking for future travel opportunities with Gate 1.

Alan and Rina K. Rockville, MD

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