12 Day Scottish Highlands & Glens

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12 Day Scottish Highlands & Glens
Grand Central Hotel Glasgow
Isle of Mull Hotel Mull
Royal Hotel Ullapool
Norseman Hotel Wick, Caithness
St. Clair Hotel Thurso, Caithness
Station Hotel Thurso, Caithness
Hilton Coylumbridge Aviemore
Morlich Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort Aviemore
The Principal Edinburgh George Street Edinburgh

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Optional tours and gratuities.


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


Accommodation Details:
June 18 and Sept 10 departures will at the Norseman Hotel in Wick on days 7 and 8.

Triples are not available.


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. We can spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Glasgow, Edinburgh-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Glasgow
    • 2 nights Isle of Mull
    • 1 night Ullapool
    • 2 nights Thurso
    • 1 night Aviemore
    • 2 nights Edinburgh
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 19 meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Tour 1400-year-old Glasgow with its splendid Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture
  • Cruise on Loch Lomond, renowned for its natural beauty, history and serenity
  • Visit fairytale Inveraray Castle strikingly set against the rugged highland scenery
  • Spend time on the peaceful Isle of Mull with its jagged mountains rising from emerald seas
  • On the windswept Isle of Iona visit the 800-year-old Iona Abbey, spiritual center of the island
  • Travel to Fort William, fabulously situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak
  • Visit the Castle and Gardens of Mey, with its isolated charm, former home of the Queen Mother
  • Ferry to the spellbinding Orkney Islands with mysterious Neolithic sites and sandstone cliffs
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Old Pultney distillery with informative lectures and tastings
  • Tour the regal rooms with priceless artifacts at Dunrobin Castle, the largest in northern Scotland
  • At stunning Blair Castle, view irreplaceable treasures and walk in the Georgian-designed gardens
  • A day of outstanding scenery en route to St Andrews, celebrated for its golf courses and famed university
  • View Scotland’s crown jewels on a tour of stately Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. We can spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.

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DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Scotland
Depart to Glasgow, Scotland

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Glasgow
Arrive in the vibrant port city of Glasgow, an emerging center of new and stylish sophistication; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to get acquainted with this friendly city on your own. This evening, a Welcome Reception and briefing with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers on the delightful journey of Scotland that lies ahead
Overnight: Glasgow

DAY 3, Wednesday - Glasgow City Tour
Today’s tour of Glasgow reveals views of this 1400-year-old city with its rich and diverse history. View the splendid Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture before continuing to magnificent George Square and the bustling River Clyde, the center of the city’s famed shipbuilding industry. Stop at timeless St. Mungo's Cathedral, dedicated to the patron saint and founder of the city before time to discover this spirited city on your own. Or, join the optional tour to Stirling Castle and the Bannockburn Monument. Visit historic Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important in Scotland. Next, continue south of Stirling to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn. In the evening, discover Glasgow’s rollicking pubs and nightlife on your own
Optional: Stirling Castle with Bannockburn (PM)
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Cruise Loch Lomond, Inveraray Castle, Isle of Mull
A scenic drive this morning takes you to the “bonnie banks” of storied Loch Lomond. Here, board a cruise on this lake renowned for its natural beauty, history, and serenity. Enjoy spectacular views of fjord-like landscapes, mysterious islands, and picturesque villages before returning to shore. Stop for a relaxing lunch on your own in the pristine surroundings before visiting fairytale Inveraray Castle, dominating the shores of Loch Fyne since the 1400s. This ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll is strikingly set against the ruggedness of the highland scenery. Tour the enchanting interior highlighted by magnificent French tapestries and priceless art collections. Walk through the exquisitely manicured gardens before continuing to your hotel on the Isle of Mull for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Isle of Mull
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Isle of Mull, Iona Abbey
On the peaceful Isle of Mull, the second largest of the Inner Hebrides, view magnificent sea cliffs, white sandy beaches, bright rose-pink granite mountains rising from emerald seas. In Tobermory, shops and restaurants are painted in different bright colors giving the town a unique character. View the famous clock tower before proceeding to the windswept Isle of Iona, birthplace of Christianity in Scotland. Here, visit the 800-year-old reconstructed Iona Abbey, spiritual center of the island, where it is believed that monks created the remarkable illuminated Book of Kells. Time to view the museum’s treasures and the Romanesque chapel that marks the burial place of Scotland’s Kings before time on your own. Return to the Isle of Mull in time for dinner
Overnight: Isle of Mull
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - Travel to Fort William, Village of Ullapool
Depart the Isle of Mull on board the Oban ferry, enjoying thrilling views from the promenade deck on the short crossing. Upon landfall travel north to Fort William. Nestled on the shores of Loch Linnhe, admire the magnificent panoramas from this town situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak and the lush Glen Nevis Valley. Braveheart, Rob Roy, and the Harry Potter series were filmed here! Drive through spectacular scenery to the quaint fishing village of Ullapool in the North West Highlands nestled on the picturesque shores of Lochbroom, a popular holiday getaway. Tonight, dinner together in Ullapool
Overnight: Ullapool
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Coastal Drive, Castle & Gardens of Mey, Thurso
The panoramic drive along the spectacular coast winds via the town of Durness, the most northwesterly point on the British mainland with its dramatic rocky coastlines, pristine beaches, and turquoise waters. Upon arrival at the Castle and Gardens of Mey, with its isolated charm, you’re welcomed by a feast of turrets topped by honey colored stones. The former home of the Queen Mother, and still visited today by the royal family, this isolated castle looks out over the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Islands. Visit the castle’s interior designed by the Queen Mum and the unique and romantic walled gardens that she personally restored to one of the most beautiful in Scotland. At the Visitor Center, time for lunch with the group. Next, on to Thurso for overnight. Dinner together recaps a lovely day
Overnight: Thurso
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Orkney Islands
Board a ferry this morning from the coastal village of John O’Groats to Burwick, a village on the island of South Ronaldsay in the spellbinding Orkney Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Scotland with a unique history and culture. The islands encompass mysterious Neolithic sites, tall sandstone cliffs, and seal colonies. Drive across the Churchill barriers created during WWII to deter submarines; view the ornate Italian Chapel, constructed by Italian prisoners of war during the Second World War. Enjoy lunch with the group. Continue via Kirkwall and stop at the ancient settlement of Skara Brae, a 5000-year-old preserved village. Then return to Thurso in time for dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Thurso
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Whisky Distillery, Dunrobin Castle, Aviemore
Learn the many steps involved in whisky making on your behind-the-scenes tour of the Old Pulteney distillery. Visit the facilities, listen to enlightening lectures and sample a “dram” of this definitive brew. Afterward, on to Dunrobin Castle, dating back to 1275, with over 190 rooms - the largest castle in northern Scotland. View the regal rooms, priceless artifacts, and library with over 10,000 volumes. Arrive at the hotel in Aviemore for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Aviemore
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Blair Castle, St Andrews, Edinburgh
A day of outstanding scenery on the drive to fairytale Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl settled in the dramatic landscape of the highlands. Tour the stately rooms displaying priceless treasures before a walk in the Georgian-designed gardens. The drive continues to the charming town of St Andrews, celebrated for its golf courses and internationally renowned St Andrews University, where Prince William and Catherine studied. Then, it’s on to dramatic Edinburgh, the country’s capital city with its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Thursday - Discover Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s rich heritage is revealed today on a tour of this historic and stately capital, built on seven hills. Pass the elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town” on your way to the Museum of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament at the foot of the Royal Mile. Admire regal Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Afterward, visit splendid Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city; view Scotland’s magnificent crown jewels, St. Margaret’s Chapel and the Stone of Destiny, returned from London after 700 years. After stunning panoramic views from its ramparts, return to the center of the city for leisure time to explore this endlessly fascinating city on your own. Tonight, bid a fond farewell to Scotland and your newfound friends at a local restaurant
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Friday - Depart Scotland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Historic Stirling Castle with Bannockburn Monument (PM)

Late morning departure for a visit to historic Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important in Scotland. Explore the Royal Palace, the Royal Chapel, the Great Hall, the Great Kitchen and more as you are transported back into the height of Scottish art and culture in the 16th century. Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to the Royal Court at Stirling Castle to revel in the castle's grandeur. Next continue south of Stirling to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn, where Robert the Bruce defeated the English forces during the Wars of Independence. Visit the Bannockburn Monument, with a statue of Robert the Bruce and a memorial cairn. The monuments were made to commemorate the thousands of men who fought and died during the battle. Enjoy a walk through the battlefield before heading back to Glasgow.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #3 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 $80.00
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10 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2018
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The trip was wonderful. We had a great time. Our tour guide, David Reid could not have done a better job. He made our journey very enjoyable. When things went a bit awry, such as a bus breakdown, he kept us all in good humor and did his best to make sure we didn’t miss any of the activities that had been planned. Our bus driver, David, was a true professional. The various local guides did a great job too. Overall, the trip was everything we hoped it would be and more

Barbara L. Longmeadow, MA
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2018
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We had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect. Our tour guide Philip was excellent and the day guides as well. The whisper boxes are an awesome way to communicate. I did not have to keep up fully to hear what was being said. We thoroughly enjoyed all of our destinations especially Edinburgh. All of our overnight commendations were fine and the meals were wonderful. I'm sure we'll be doing other trips with Gate 1 in the future.

Carl V. Reading, PA
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, April 2018
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It was great. We can’t say enough good things about our tour guide, David Seagrave and our driver, Tommy Doyle. Both were excellent. The stops and photo opportunities chosen for the trip were outstanding. It was a trip of a life time.

Terry C. Woodward, OK
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, April 2018
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My trip was amazing every minute. Our tour guide was the best, he was incredible. Michael was on top of every inch of our trip and more. I'm still coming down from this trip, life changing.

Vicki W. Monterey, CA
17 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, April 2018
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The trip was great. We enjoyed all aspects of the trip.The gate 1 guides, Hilary in England and Scotland as well as Martina in Ireland were excellent. We highly recommend Gate 1 to all our friends and certainly plan to travel with your company again. Keep up the good work.

George K. Winnipeg, CA
17 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, April 2018
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The trip was great.We enjoyed all aspects of the trip.The gate 1 guides,Hilary in England and Scotland as well as Martina in Ireland were excellent.We highly recommend Gate 1 to all our friends and certainly plan to travel with your company again.Keep up the good work.

George K. Winnipeg, CA
14 Day Classic England & Scotland, April 2018
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I enjoyed my trip very much! I was able to visit many places my ancestors came from. I went the church in Scotland my 6th great grandfather was baptized in on 15 February 1698!!!! It was one of the highlights of my tour. The tour directors were excellent and very knowledgeable. Thank you for a memorable trip.

Carla S. Richmond, VA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2018
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Amazing! Thank you for asking. It was everything we could hope for! Our guide, Paul, and driver, Gary, were both top notch. The food, the hotels, the destinations were all outstanding. We will do Gate1 again and recommend it to family and friends.

Paul C. Bakersfield, CA
8 Day London Vacation , August 2017
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8 day unescorted London, England, was just fantastic. London is city that so easy to move around in and plenty of things to keep us busy. I will definitely be looking for more unescorted trips.

Penny S. Falls Church, VA
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, July 2017
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We had a wonderful time! Our director, Ann, was fantastic. She has a head full of informative and fun information about every where we stopped as well as entertaining facts as we were in the bus. Her service was top notch! Our hotels were all very nice and more upscale than I imagined. We will be booking again with Gate 1.

Linda W. Columbus, OH
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2017
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Very good. Saw many beautiful sites and met a lot of nice people. Very pleased with Gate 1 and would consider them again for future trips.

Timothy F. San Rafael, CA
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland, June 2017
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Our trip was wonderful! Lorna, our tour guide, was FANTASTIC; she is knowledgeable and clearly shared with us her love of Scotland and it's history. This was our 5th Gate 1 trip and we look forward to many more.

Michele D. Minneapolis, MN
10 Day Classic Scotland, June 2017
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I enjoyed the trip very much. The scenery was beautiful and the historical buildings were very interesting. And, Michael was an excellent guide. He's articulate, knowledgeable, and very helpful.

Christopher M. Bryn Mawr, PA
10 Day Classic Scotland, May 2017
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Like all Gate 1 trips, the 10 day Classic Tour of Scotland was wonderful. We saw so much of the country and had free time to interact with the Scottish people in restaurants, pubs, on public buses, etc. We enjoyed the rich history and historic places like Culloden that really opens one's eyes and heart. The scenery was breathtaking. Our tour guide Michael offered us so much information and provided us with Scottish treats and beautiful ballads on the bus trips. He was calm, caring and made us laugh. Kenny our bus driver was also kind and a great driver on those narrow roads. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

Diana C. Bristol, VA
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2017
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The England/Scotland trip was amazing! My entire family had an absolutely incredible time on the trip! And we all appreciated how well the entire tour was managed, from airport transfers to comfortable hotels located within walking distance of city highlights and great tour guides who provided excellent recommendations on things to do and eat. There was also a good balance of leisure time in London and Edinburgh to explore on our own, during which time we went to afternoon tea, spent some more time at Buckingham Palace, and checked out the Sherlock Holmes museum. Thank you so much for your help coordinating our family trip from different cities - it was a really special adventure together thanks to Gate 1!

Jennifer Y. Boston, MA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, April 2017
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The trip was fantastic. This is the first time we've used Gate 1, but it won't be the last. Our guide, Patrick was amazing. He made it seem like he wasn't even working, yet managed to keep everything running very smoothly. He did it all with professionalism and courtesy. Our driver, Brian was not only a great driver, but a hard worker who managed our luggage with ease. The seat assignments on the bus worked out very well. I thought I wasn't going to like it, but it was actually very efficient.

Margaret A. West Islip, NY
14 Day Classic England & Scotland, April 2017
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We had a magnificent trip. The weather was great - no rain for two weeks in England and Scotland. We had two fabulous guides, Ann in England and Phil in Scotland. Both were super people who went out of their way to make our trip a success. They filled our days with knowledge and humorous stories that we will carry with us. Our drivers were also great. This was our third trip with Gate 1 and we are looking forward to our next one.

Melissa D. Murfreesboro, TN
6 Day London with Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), April 2017
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The trip was fantastic. It was the best ever. The hotel and staff were wonderful. Our tour director Christine was great would recommend her to anyone who is interested in this trip. Everything went off without a hitch. Tour guides were the best. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our time in England. Thank you for all that you did to make our time a wonderful experience.

Martha G. Haymarket, VA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2017
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It was excellent - fascinating tours, comfortable hotels and a good choice of itineraries. We were very satisfied.

Ruth H. Middletown, CT
6 Day London Special , March 2017
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It was a wonderful trip, thanks! We had a decent hotel in a good area that was close to the tube, and we explored the city in so many ways! The day trip to Windsor was beautiful, and the tour guide, Kevin, was FABULOUS! London is a wonderful place, and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring it. With Gate 1 doing all the "heavy work" of hotels and tickets, it was even more enjoyable. THANK YOU! Looking forward to traveling again with you!

Lucinda W. Indiana, PA
6 Day London Special , February 2017
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All went well. Hotel was fine and the transportation to and from the airport was very good. I would also like to comment on a trip we took with you in January to India. That was absolutely fantastic. The tour director, Sandeep, did an amazing job. We shall definitely use Gate 1 again

Valerie F. Orland, ME
6 Day London Value Vacation , February 2017
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We had a wonderful time! I will definitely use Gate 1 travel for our next trip! Everything went as planned.

Cindy E. Nyack, NY
6 Day London Special , January 2017
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Our trip was wonderful! We really enjoyed the UK, the hotel and one day trip we took out to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath. We honestly tell everyone we know about Gate 1 Travel as we've always had wonderful experiences traveling with you all. Thank you again and I'm sure we'll be booking another trip soon!!

Kaitlyn B. Washington, DC
8 Day London, Paris & Rome Special, January 2017
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This was our third trip booked through Gate 1 and it was very enjoyable! All the many details came together seamlessly, the accommodations were more than satisfactory, and the hotel staff very friendly. We're planning to travel again soon using Gate 1, hopefully organizing a larger family trip by taking advantage of your efficient agency experience and most affordable services.

Leonard G. Philadelphia, PA
8 Day London, Paris & Rome Special, December 2016
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Trip was fantastic, all of the logistics was great, places are amazing. I definitely travel again with Gate 1.

Tatsiana B. Somerville, MA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, October 2016
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It was fantastic. I was well taken care of. Our guide knew his country well. Very informative.

Kenneth R. Battle Ground, WA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, October 2016
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The England & Scotland trip was very pleasant, the weather was good, the scenery is beautiful, and the tour guid is excellent, overall is a very wonderful experience, thanks to Gate 1 Travel. Definitely I will recommend Gate 1 to my friend .

Esther C. Mira Loma, CA
8 Day London & Paris , October 2016
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We had a wonderful time! We saw so many awesome sights and tried a lot of great food. My favorite activity was the Louvre.

Kevin C. Dayton, OH
8 Day London & Paris , October 2016
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The trip was more than amazing. My family and I had soooo much fun it is hard to put into words. We truly enjoyed everything the Gate 1 package included. The Airport to Hotel transfers were the best and made it easy for us to travel. We signed up for a tour while in London to Windsor, Stonehenge, and Bath that truly made it memorable. Paris was all that we expected and more. My parents celebrated their wedding anniversary at the Eiffel Tower :) Thank you for your support in setting up this wonderful trip. I will be sure to use Gate 1 Travel again and again and again.

Devon S. Cincinnati, OH
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, October 2016
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We had a wonderful time. The trip was well planned and the hotels were very good. Ann was first rate -she was extremely organized, funny, and very attentive. And she knew her history. Les is a skillful driver and delivered us to our destinations without mishap.

Michael H. Saint Louis, MO
10 Day Classic Scotland, October 2016
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Our trip was AWESOME!!! Our tour guide Lauren was the best, full of interesting information all day long on the bus. There wasn't a single glitch, from flights to transfers to hotels. It helped that our fellow travelers were a congenial group too. The hotels were fine, lack of wi-fi in some rooms was a pain, but they all had wi-fi in the public areas. I think the tour and optional tours hit all the places we wanted to see. We wouldn't change a thing about the trip...thanks for a memorable vacation!!! We will definitely be on another Gate 1 trip...

Allyn C. Manlius, NY
10 Day Classic Scotland, October 2016
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It was awesome. We had a great group and an EXCELLENT tour guide in Lorna. She was the best. Very knowledgeable and professional. As a native to the area she gave us valuable information that helped us get the most of our time in Scotland. The bus was comfortable and Willy our driver was the best. The hotels were clean and comfortable. We had a great trip

Larry D. Oakland, CA
10 Day Southern England & Wales, September 2016
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Wonderful. We went with you guys after a good experience in Italy last year and we we were not let down. Accommodations were again good. And the guide knew the areas and was personable and interesting. I also thank you for letting me call you personally to help us with flights and arranging an extra day!

Larry B. Indianapolis, IN
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, July 2016
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Another really great trip from Gate 1! This was the third time we have used Gate 1 for travel and we are super pleased with the value/organization/people involved-coordinators, drivers, tour guides. Thanks so much!

Scott P. Goleta, CA
15 Day Ireland, England & Scotland, July 2016
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Our trip was incredible! Evelyn, our tour manager in Ireland and Michael, our tour guide in Great Britain and Scotland did an excellent job. They both made sure we were comfortable, safe, and informed of all of the rich history of the cities we visited. The two of them are very knowledgable and shared all the information in a friendly and charming way. The accommodations and the pace of the trip were excellent. Our driver Les in Great Britain and Scotland made our trip safe and relaxed. He was always very helpful and had a great sense of humor. This is our 4th Gate 1 trip and each trip keeps getting better because of the dedicated people that work for your company.

Estella R. Helotes, TX
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, June 2016
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Scotland and Ireland were amazing. I tried Haggis as promised and it wasn't bad, although I didn't take seconds when Terri offered. Your advice about the add ons/excursions and currency was helpful. Thanks for answering all of my questions. The tour was top notch and I will travel with Gate 1 again.

Jacqueline P. Boise, ID
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2016
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The trip was fantastic! I want to tell you that Gate 1 is extremely well run - very well organized, and with excellent staff. Our Tour Guide, Paul, was outstanding - kind, informative, funny and all round a terrific person. Our coach driver was also outstanding - a great chauffeur (getting us out of a couple of traffic blockages very skillfully) and he also was very kind - nice guy! The tours were great and we had enough flexibility to adjust our own pacing. In short - A-OK! And even our flights went well and the connections to and from Heathrow were fine. Not a single "hitch!"

Eve V. Foster City, CA
10 Day Classic Scotland, April 2016
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What a wonder trip...the best one that I have done with Gate 1...( and i done a few ) My guide Michael Wheeler...made the trip...I cannot say enough...Cute...smart..witty..a real joy to travel with..we only had 23 travelers and Michael along with Willy the bus driver...nice guy wore Kilts one night.. it rained almost every day...but Michael took very good care of us..his knowledge of Scotland's history and the way he presented it was unbelievable..I could now pass any college course on early Scottish History...LOL Any future trips I do to Great Britain will only be with Michael as my guide...so if let me know. I gave your name out to some first time gate 1 travelers ....told them your the one I use. We took a group picture at our departing dinner I will attempt to attach it.

Saralyn B. Chilcoot, CA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, April 2016
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Simply the best! We were told that this the first time for this combination tour with a different selection of sights. It was led by Eric with a few other local guides.The tour was flawless in every respect. We would highly recommend to our friends.

Ronald D. Georgetown, TX
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, April 2016
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Trip was great! London was crowded then I expected, more then New York. The country side was beautiful and Edinburg was pretty and intimate. The tour guide Ann was meticulous for every single detail and very professional. My wife and I enjoyed every minute of it. This was our 2nd trip with Gate 1. We went to Central Europe last year. It was a great experience too. Thank you for doing a good job. Please, keep doing it. Thanks.

Hee K. Chicago, IL
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2016
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It was a great trip in that we were able to see everything promised on the itinerary. There was a visit to a farm in the Lake area, where we were served scones and clotted cream, which was a real treat. Downside was the weather. Pretty much rainy, windy, and cool, the entire trip. Not much anyone can do about that, weather is always an uncontrollable variable. Perhaps the most fortunate aspect of the trip was having Michael Wheeler as our tour guide (along with his faithful companion and bus driver, Les!) Michael has an incredible amount of area knowledge, which he shares in an interesting and understandable way. He has a great sense of humor, and some of his stories and comments were laugh out loud funny. Actually, one of the most entertaining part of the trip were when they had to decide on a quick detour to avoid a long wait at an accident, south of York. The rapport between Michael and Les, was great fun! This type of tour can be challenging to the traveler, in that you have to get packed and moving early each morning, and often the bus arrives at the hotel late in the afternoon, between 5-5:30 PM. Makes for a long day. Michael was at the bus early every morning, and had everything well prepared, including a daily seating chart. He made sure hotel keys/rooms, were ready as soon as we got off the bus each day. He stayed around the hotel lobby each day, for at least an hour after arrival, in case of any problems for anyone. He is really a hard worker, and the nicest guy you could ever find. A real credit to Gate 1.

William Z. Bloomington, IL
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2016
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he trip was great and the places we visited were amazing! I sincerely appreciate our Tour Guide, Ann and our Coach driver, Les. Take care and God bless you!

Carmelita C. Houston, TX
8 Day London, Paris & Rome , March 2016
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Thank you. Our trip was great. Loved all the cities we visited. I was very pleased with all the hotel accommodations choices that was made. Every hotel exceeded my expectations. Location was also a big factor and helped getting around easier. I cannot say enough positive things about how everything ran so smoothly and I didn't have to worry about anything at all. Thank you very much and I will definitely continue to book future vacations through you. Looking forward to other trips together.

Karen M. Langhorne, PA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2016
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My trip to England and Scotland was fabulous. Michael, our tour director was excellent and his bus driver, Les, was charming and kind. We were very blessed with good weather; not one day of rain. Thank you, Gate 1, for a great experience.

Peggy N. Heber City, UT
6 Day London Special, January 2016
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My trip was great! An excellent bargain; I had not been able to find airfare for what this whole trip cost me. I'd never flown Virgin before, and they were impressive. Seats in economy were more comfortable than other airlines, the crew were friendly and helpful, the food delicious and plentiful. The room at the Hilton was basic, but clean and comfortable and had free WiFi. It's close to two tube stations, so getting around is easy. The included breakfast was a buffet with lots to choose from, all of it tasty, and served until 11:00 every day, in case we were a little slow getting out of bed. What would I like to be different? Not to be flying the redeye out of Newark and a hotel more in the city center, but I recognize these things are what allow you to present me with such a fine bargain. We will definitely be traveling with you again. Please keep up the good work!

Gabrielle H. Glen Ellyn, IL
8 Day London, Paris & Rome, December 2015
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Thank you for the welcome home message and inquiry about our trip. The short answer: it was AMAZING! Everything Gate 1 promised was exactly as expected or even better! The hotel breakfasts were truly outstanding! This was our first independent trip and you made it really easy with all the information provided in our packet and the staff who answered all our questions when I called Gate 1 prior to traveling. Many thanks for a great experience.

Paulette S. Beverly Hills, MI
8 Day London, Paris & Rome, December 2015
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It was absolutely amazing!!! This was our first trip through Gate 1 and it won't be our last! I was so pleased with everything! It was smooth sailing the entire trip! The hotels were excellent, the transfers were coordinated to the T and the tours in each city were great! I have nothing to complain about because everything was literally perfect!!! I love Europe!!! Thank you for the email!

Janaia R. Kansas City, KS
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, November 2015
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The Trip was fantastic. We Loved Ann and please tell her how much we appreciated her extra efforts. When we visited a place she would give us for example chocolate from Cadberry. or the mint sugar candies from York. When we wanted to find the wall in York, Ann was worried about us getting lost so she walked us over there. All in all a wonderful and very efficient person. She gave us so much history about England as well. We love being able to travel with your company and plan to go next year to Italy. We met new friends and that made the trip very fun as well.

Dwight H. Idaho Falls, ID
8 Day London Vacation, September 2015
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Our trip to London was great! The weather was perfect and our hotel location was ideal. We were a short walk from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, and we enjoyed spending time in each of those excellent museums. We also had easy access to the numerous other attractions in London using the nearby underground station. The Gate 1 Travel package for our independent travel vacation was very good for us, as usual.

Jeffrey L. Ann Arbor, MI
9 Day Classic Scotland, August 2015
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It was absolutely spectacular!  It was far more than I expected.  The guide, Lorna, was fantastic, which is critical to a trip's success.  The people on the trip were also great, all of a caliber that helped make the trip pleasant.  And, of course, one can't go wrong in Scotland.  Gate 1 Travel provided a first class trip and I could understand why so many people on the trip had traveled with Gate 1 Travel multiple times.

I can definitely see myself taking more Gate 1 Travel  trips in the future.

Janet G. San Diego, CA

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