12 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland

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12 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland
Novotel Edinburgh Centre Edinburgh
Morlich Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort Aviemore
Norseman Hotel Wick, Caithness
Balmacara Hotel Lochalsh
Dunollie Hotel Skye Isle of Skye
The Kings Arms Hotel Isle of Skye
Hilton Glasgow Glasgow

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.


Accommodation Details:
Some departures may stay at the Macdonald Highlands Hotel in Aviemore instead of the Morlich Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort.


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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 two to three 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. Some hotels in Isle of Skye, Castletown, Thurso, Aviemore and Edinburgh are built in the traditional local style and have no air conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable, even at higher elevations. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Edinburgh, Glasgow-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Edinburgh
    • 2 nights Aviemore
    • 2 nights Wick
    • 2 night Isle of Skye
    • 2 nights Glasgow
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 18 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 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

 

  • View Scotland's crown jewels on a tour of stately Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city
  • Tour fairytale Blair Castle's stately rooms with priceless treasures and the Georgian design garden
  • Visit the Culloden Moor Battlefield where the Jacobite forces faced the British army in 1746
  • Enjoy a boat ride past Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness
  • At a working farm, participate in a typical day of a Highland Shepherd and his dogs
  • Travel to Dunrobin Castle, that resembles a French Chateau - the largest castle in Northern Highlands
  • Learn the art of Scotch whisky making, at a Whisky Distillery and enjoy a tour and tasting
  • Ferry to the spellbinding Orkney Islands with its mysterious Neolithic sites and tall sandstone cliffs
  • Travel to the magical Isle of Skye, with its jagged mountains, sparkling lochs, medieval castles
  • Tour historically important Stirling Castle, favored residence of the Stewart kings and queens

†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. We can spend two to three 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. Some hotels in Isle of Skye, Castletown, Thurso, Aviemore and Edinburgh are built in the traditional local style and have no air conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable, even at higher elevations. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Scotland
Depart for Scotland

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Edinburgh
Arrive in dramatic Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city with its stunning Georgian and Victorian architecture. The rest of the day is at leisure to get acquainted with this lovely city on your own. This evening, your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 pm. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm if possible
* For the 24th May departure please note that due to the Edinburgh Marathon, the Edinburgh city tour might be altered. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Edinburgh City Tour
This morning join a local guide for a city tour of historic Edinburgh. The route will take you past the Scottish Parliament, the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, Georgian New Town and Princes Street. Also included is a visit to Edinburgh Castle where you can see the Crown Room, St. Margaret's Chapel, and much more! The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, perhaps attend the optional Scottish Dinner with traditional entertainment
Optional: Scottish Dinner & Show (PM)
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - St Andrews, Blair Castle & Gardens, Aviemore
A day of outstanding scenery as you arrive in the charming town of St Andrews, celebrated for its golf courses and internationally renowned St Andrews University, where Prince William studied. The drive continues to fairytale Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, an ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl nestled in the dramatic landscape of Highland Perthshire. Tour the stately rooms displaying priceless treasures before a walk in the Georgian design garden, complete with a Chinese bridge and 18th-century sculptures. Linger to enjoy the serene landscape before proceeding to your hotel in the resort town of Aviemore within magnificent Cairngorms National Park. Enjoy dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Aviemore
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Sheepdog Demonstration
Morning visit to the site of the Culloden Battlefield where Jacobite forces faced the British army in 1746, marking the collapse of the Jacobite uprising and beginning of the integration of the Highlands into the British Kingdom. Learn more about this famous battle through exhibitions at the Visitor's Center. Then, travel to picturesque Loch Ness, immortalized by the Loch Ness Monster. Enjoy a scenic boat ride past the ruins of iconic Urquhart Castle perched on the banks of the lake, one of the most striking sights in Scotland. From this commanding viewpoint, look out for elusive Nessie, the terrifying monster that according to legend lives in this lake. Next travel to a working farm to participate in a typical day of a Highland Shepherd and his dogs. Watch up to eight dogs working at the same time on the sheep and hear their individual whistle commands - a unique experience! Meet the friendly collie pups, help to shear a sheep! The rest of the day is yours. Tonight, perhaps stroll through the village with its charming shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes
Overnight: Aviemore
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Dunrobin Castle, Whisky Distillery & Tasting, Wick
This morning, travel to Dunrobin Castle, dating back to 1275, with over 190 rooms - the largest castle in northern Scotland! Tour the regal castle, its rooms with valuable artifacts and a library with over 10,000 volumes. In the castle gardens, see an interesting demonstration of falconry by these well-trained birds of prey. Next, tour a local distillery in the town of Wick, along with a lecture about whisky making and tasting of this Scottish delight. Arrive in Wick, one of the most northerly towns in mainland Scotland. Dinner together caps a lovely day
Overnight: Wick
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Orkney Islands
Board a ferry this morning from the coastal village of John O'Groats to Kirkwall, the capital of the spellbinding Orkney Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Scotland with a unique culture and history. The islands encompass mysterious Neolithic sites, tall sandstone cliffs, and seal colonies. The first stop is to the ancient settlement of Skara Brae, a 5000-year-old preserved village. Driving across the Churchill barriers created during WWII to deter submarines, view the ornate Italian Chapel, constructed by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Return to Wick in time for dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Wick
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Village of Ullapool, Fish and Chips Lunch, Isle of Skye
Depart Wick this morning and travel to the quaint fishing village of Ullapool in the North West Highlands - a perfect place to enjoy a fish and chips lunch! Then continue driving to the magical Isle of Skye. View the stunning landscapes along the way, including jagged mountains, sparkling lochs, delightful fishing villages and medieval castles. After this beautiful day, dinner awaits you at the hotel this evening
Overnight: Isle of Skye
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Skye Museum of Island Life, Flora MacDonald’s Monument, Dunvegan Castle
After breakfast this morning, head to northern Skye's best attraction: The Skye Museum of Island Life. Go back in time and get an insight into island life in the late 1800s. After, walk behind the museum to Kilmuir Cemetery. Here, pay your respects to Flora MacDonald’s Memorial, a woman famous for helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape, after his defeat at the battle of Culloden in 1746. Continue your tour with a visit to Dunvegan Castle, built in the 13th century, on a basalt rock in a bucolic loch side location. It is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. Later, proceed to Portree, the main town of Skye with its picturesque harbor and brightly colored houses, for lunch on your own and some leisure time in this delightful town. Enjoy dinner together at the hotel this evening
Overnight: Isle of Skye
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Scenic Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Glasgow
Head south to Glencoe, Scotland's most scenic and most historic glen, site of the infamous massacre of the MacDonald clan in 1692 on the orders of King William. Glencoe is one of the places in the country that has been featured in many of the Harry Potter movies. Journey along the "bonnie banks" of Loch Lomond (immortalized by the song) with time for a relaxing lunch on your own in these beautiful surroundings before arriving in the vibrant port city of Glasgow, famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture. This evening, opportunity to discover Glasgow’s many lively pubs and restaurants on your own
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Monday - Tour Glasgow, Stirling Castle, Farewell Dinner
In Glasgow, begin the day with views of the city's splendid architecture, magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, the centre of the city’s shipbuilding industry. Stop at timeless St. Mungo's Cathedral, dedicated to the patron saint and founder of the city, before free time to stroll the lively streets. Later, visit the historically-important Stirling Castle, favored residence of the Stewart kings and queens. Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to Stirling Castle to revel in its grandeur with its superb sculptures and beautiful gardens. Tour the halls, chapels, and bedrooms of this imposing castle. Before returning to Glasgow, view the Wallace Monument from the castle walls, dedicated to Sir William Wallace. Tonight, bid a fond farewell to Scotland and your newfound friends at a lively Scottish Dinner
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

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Scottish Dinner & Show

Enjoy a memorable evening of traditional entertainment in Scotland's capital. The colorful tartan clad entertainers will perform a program of music, including the most famous Scottish songs, highland dancers and bagpipers. The show includes a hearty dinner with wine, including a taste of Haggis!

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Apr 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 $95.00
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10 Day Classic England & Scotland, August 2019
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Oh my goodness, where do I begin! This trip was absolutely wonderful. I don’t think there are enough adjectives in the world to describe just how amazing it was. The sights we saw were fabulous. We were so very well taken care of which leads me to our tour guide, Christina! Christina was fabulous. She went above and beyond to make sure all of us were well taken care of. She was a wealth of knowledge, I learned so much from her. She has such a wonderful personality. She was always smiling, happy, upbeat, energetic. An absolutely amazing person. I hope to have her as a future tour guide when I book another trip with Gate 1 because this experience was so amazing I can guarantee you I will be booking with you in the future. I cannot end without giving a huge kudos to Dave our bus driver. Oh my gosh that man is an amazing skilled driver! Those roads were tight and I never once was afraid because Dave knew what he was doing. The other people on our tour were fabulous too. We all had so much fun and in talking with some of them who have traveled a lot they said this was one of the best and how Christina was one of the most amazing guides they have had. The sites were gorgeous the hotels were amazing, everything was perfect. Thanks Gate 1 for an amazing trip. My daughter and I made wonderful memories and met some amazing people who I know we will always keep in touch with. I look forward to scheduling a future trip with your company!

Kris and Bailey F. Collinsville, IL
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, July 2019
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Our trip was simply - wonderful! England is a beautiful and diverse country. The excitement and wonder of London with its history and majesty, the diversity of its people and the wonder of its new and modern growth was truly a thrill to explore. But the countryside was the highlight of the trip. Beautiful rolling hills with amazing historical farmhouses and cottages in pastoral scenes with sheep and cattle made you feel as if you were in an 19th century English novel. It was just delightful to travel through this amazing country.

William M. Gallatin, TN
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2019
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Awesome! We had a terrific time and saw some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world. Ian, our tour guide, was excellent. He was so knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We hated leaving him at the end of the trip. Kevin the bus driver was also awesome. He was so helpful and kind throughout the entire trip and his driving skills were unbelievable. We felt safe all the time no matter what were the road conditions! Everything throughout the trip was first rate...hotels, restaurants, shopping places, and every sight and excursion along the way was beyond fabulous. We will never forget the grand time we had on this trip and hope to be joining Gate 1 again in the future!

Mary and Rick S. Galt, CA
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, July 2019
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It was absolutely wonderful start to finish. It was great because of David particularly. He was so knowledgeable about everything from the history and stories about areas. He told jokes to make us laugh and played music pertaining to where we were. Our driver Daniel was great too. He always had a hello and greeted us with a smile. The choice of hotels was excellent .... They stopped every two hours so we could stretch out legs mostly at an attraction which broke the monotony of the bus. Will definitely use Gate 1 if we ever do another trip like that.

Barbara N. Virginia Beach, VA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2019
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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and plan to use Gate 1 again in the future. We were particularly impressed with our tour group manager, Patrick. He went out of his way to include small events that highlighted the culture of both Scotland and Ireland. He made sure that we were comfortable and having fun. His commentary was informative with just the right combination of humor to keep us interested. We were likewise impressed by our driver Brian who was calm in some very tight spots. His careful driving ensured that we arrived safely and on time at all of our destinations. Thank you Gate 1 for a wonderful experience.

Karen G. Huntington, WV
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, June 2019
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We really loved our vacation. Our tour guide Elaine made it wonderful. She was courteous and very eager to share information about history and culture of sights visited. She was keen to ensure we all experience local food and culture. She also arranged visit to farmhouse of personal friend for tea and scones. That experience was memorable. Everything was good about the trip. Thanks to Gate 1 for arranging knowledgeable guide and selecting comfortable hotels.

Vivek P. Fremont, CA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland, June 2019
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I really enjoyed our 12 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland Tour. Special thanks to tour manager Paul and driver Malcolm for knowing those special locations and local events that added extra touches to our experience.

Vicki F. Southport, NC
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, June 2019
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Our trip was fantastic. I just completed the automated survey but wanted to add a bit more. The trip exceeded my expectations. Everything was well done. We had a wonderful guide. This was our 8th trip with Gate 1 and I hope we will be able to tour with you again!

Kerry E. Winston-Salem, NC
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, June 2019
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Very pleased with our trip to England & Scotland. David, our tour director, was informative, funny & professional. He had a lot of little surprises for our group as we progressed on our trip, so it was never dull but giving us our space as well. We actually lucked out because, Allan, our bus driver, was a skilled & safe driver allowing us to relax as we rode from one destination to another..

Alicia R. Livermore, CA
10 Day Classic Scotland, April 2019
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It was wonderful. We had such a good time. Scotland is beautiful and the weather was a pleasure, very little rain. Our guide, Lorna, was wonderful. She was a wealth of information and made this trip so much more interesting. How she remembers all the names and dates is truly a gift. I can't say enough about her, all good things. We really enjoyed ourselves. We had a great group of people on our trip, so much fun.

Nancy and Philip H. Glendale, AZ
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, April 2019
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It was awesome, as Gate 1 trips always are. Our tour guide, Patrick, was just the best. He tended to every detail and went the extra mile for every step of the way. He’s the most organized tour manager we’ve ever had, and that’s saying something, since we have had the best guides with Gate 1. I have to give kudos to the bus driver, Kevin who was so kind, so sweet, and always had a smile and offered a hand every time we exited the bus. The itinerary was great, so glad we chose the trip to Ireland that included Scotland and it’s highlands. A real bonus to the travel experience. Gate 1 is our choice for travel, as this is about our 9th Gate 1 trip, and we are pretty experienced travelers since we’ve been to 40 countries, and many of them with Gate 1. A big thank you goes to Gate 1, and especially the phone reservationists who help us plan great trips and tend to the details from the beginnings. Because of how Gate 1 does their reservations, ... and have been pleased with every Gate 1 tour because of the initial phase of booking the trip and the reservation people, who go the extra mile to make things correct. I like the fact that I can call Gate 1 when there is a concern, and it’s always worked out. So thank you to the great staff at Gate 1 who help your customers when they call in. The trip was great, and looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip in September to Eastern Danube River Cruise. I sing the praises of Gate 1 to family and friends all the time.

Dorothy A. Phoenix, AZ
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, April 2019
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The trip was a trip of a lifetime. Everything from our phenomenal tour guide, Patrick & our bus driver, Kevin to the friendly group of fellow travelers, the detailed itinerary and the friendly people of Scotland & Ireland made it all perfect!!! Have been sharing my trip with so many others that hopefully will consider Gate 1 for their travel needs.

Sue S. East Amherst, NY
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2019
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I had a fabulous time. Cristina our tour guide was just perfect. Informed, pleasant, funny. I don’t think I could have had a better trip. Loved England/ Scotland and would go back again. I look forward to my next Gate 1 trip.

Karen D. Broomfield, CO
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2019
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We had a great time. Our guide Christina was amazing!!!! She deserves a raise. We loved going to the farmhouse in the lake district. Jill was so friendly and the scones were delicious. Another great trip from Gate 1.

Kathryn D. Heber City, UT
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2019
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The trip was excellent. Our tour manager John is fantastic. He should have an award for the most caring and detail oriented guide ever. Alan, our tour bus driver, he got us through the narrow pathways and without a doubt, he is the best driver I ever seen. Good job, I will definitely come back to Gate 1 for my future trip.

Jen L. Oakland Gardens, NY
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, October 2018
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This was our first Gate 1 tour, must say that we had a wonderful trip. Our driver, Tommy is an excellent, skilled and professional. Jaime was knowledgeable, organized and extremely helpful. Looking forward to our next Gate 1 vacation.

Gloria M. Holbrook, NY
14 Day Classic England & Scotland, October 2018
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Our trip was fabulous! Our tour managers were informative, interesting and so much fun. They were helpful in every way! A special thank you to delightful Liz and Paul. We met many wonderful people who we hated saying goodbye to and hope we met again. The special tour guides were amazingly well informed and personable. Their passion and love for their cities was contagious. The trip was well planned and every place we toured was interesting and special. The additional extra tours and dinners were little jewels, not to be missed. We will definitely use Gate 1 to plan our next vacation and have recommended it to our friends. Thank you for giving us such wonderful memories.

Esther S. Goldendale, WA
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, October 2018
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The trip was terrific. Our tour guide for the week, Elaine was excellent ... She kept us on point, on time and entertained, always with a smile and funny antidotes. Our bus driver David was also excellent, keeping us safe and on time. Each local guide was terrific. This was our 5th tour with Gate 1 and I am sure there will be others. Thanks for a wonderful trip!

Nobila, Z. North Haledon, NJ
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2018
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Scotland and Ireland trip was more than we expected! We were told by locals that the weather we experienced was the best that they have had in the past five years! We never had to use umbrellas or ponchos. Accommodations were outstanding, food was interesting and surprisingly good, specials were fun and interesting, sights and excursions were interesting, fun, and educational. So many memorable moments. The "Queen" was even at Holyrood Palace while we were in Edinburgh ... Lots of wonderful memories between the beginning of our trip and the close of our trip in Dublin - where we had the opportunity to view the books of Kells of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John ... It was the most congenial group of people I have ever traveled with on any of my trips! Many of us will stay in touch with each other. Our tour guide, Patrick, and our bus driver, Jim, were outstanding...friendly, knowledgeable, funny, caring, lovable. Davis and I will miss them!

Pamela W. Snellville, GA
17 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, June 2018
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It was wonderful and packed with charming surprises like Scotch tastings, tea with clotted cream and scones, and morning Irish coffees! It was informative, interesting, and full of an excellent variety of history, culture, beautiful landscapes, and fun! Both of our tour managers were great and we came home with lots of “Christina-isms” and “Cecilia-isms”. And both tour managers took good care of us including box breakfasts on the two days we had to be at the airport early. We also appreciated recommendations on pubs and restaurants such as the Dirty Duck in Bath or the Bracin in Waterford! We plan on traveling again with Gate 1 Travel.

Patricia M. Kingman, AZ
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, June 2018
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We could'nt have asked for a better vacation. Our trip was so wonderful. We enjoyed Scotland and throughly loved Ireland. Our tour guide Francis Carroll, was so informative, educational and such a delight to be with. He made our trip so pleasurable. Our bus driver Brian was a joy too. He skillfully skirted around tight squeezes without a hiccup. Our excursions was great and so were the local tour guides especially Ronin. He gave us a lot of insight of the local area, and made .you want to hear more. A great tutor! We will certainly choose Gate 1 travel again. You made our "go to" list of agencies to use. You will be hearing from us soon.

Matthew S. Palm City, FL
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland, May 2018
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We thoroughly enjoyed our Gate 1 trip to the Northern Highlands of Scotland: great itinerary, interesting sightseeing, top-notch tour director (Lorna Johnson), excellent driver (Malcom), good local guides, companionable group of fellow travelers and each day was carefully planned.

Richard C. Hopkins, MN
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, May 2018
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We had an amazing trip of England, Scotland and Ireland. The tour was everything I thought it would be and more ... Francis Carroll was an excellent tour guide. Very informative, personable and helpful man, along with our driver Tommy. I would travel with them again as guide and driver combination.

Denise W. New South Wales, AU
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, May 2018
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Had a very nice time and saw a lot! The group of people on the trip were all so friendly and fun ~ it made traveling together great. Our guide was also very helpful. My favorites: The Titanic Museum in Belfast: York: and the sheep farm in Westport. Dublin was too crowded for my taste ~ the viewing of the Book of Kells was almost impossible due to the large crowds.

Elaine T. Seville, OH
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

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