We had a excellent trip. Really liked the itinerary. Exceptional weather and Patrick, our guide, was OUTSTANDING. Patrick spoke perfect English and was a real pro. Would love to take another trip with Patrick.
Philip L. Hemlock, MI
8 Day Paris Vacation, September 2015
The trip was great. Our hotel room was small, even compact, but it was clean, very well located and the staff was extremely helpful. This is what we hoped for when we selected that hotel.
Both the air and the ground transportation arranged were efficient and on time. We have traveled with Gate 1 in the past and will continue to rely on your good service in the future.
Gary H. Monkton, MD
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, August 2015
The trip was so much better than I could have imagined! Everything went smoothly and, better than that, our tour guide, EDO, was wonderful and made everything interesting and informative, made everyone on the journey feel equally important and maintained a sense of relaxed enthusiasm which was then shared by all of us. Our rooms were great, our "official" dinners were wonderful and were in colorful and interesting places. Our driver was competent and skilled. He was also unfailingly good humored and calm. Thank you so very much, Ahmad, for helping me plan for this wonderful trip and thank your company for me for making everything so memorable. Bravo to you all.
Marjorie O. Sparks, NV
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, June 2015
Our trip to France with Gate 1 was wonderful in every way.
Our guide, Anne, made it so. She was professional, knowledgeable and quite humorous. Everything was perfect. My daughter, Nora, and I were very impressed by her.
Seeing Normandy and the Landing Beaches were the highlights of the tour. Mont St Michel was extraordinary and I am so glad that I was able to make the climb to the top. The view of the bay was just awesome! Giverny and Monet's gardens were so beautiful as was Paris, of course.
My daughter and I are looking forward to traveling again with Gate 1, next time to visit the south of France.
Catherine S. Bayside, NY
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, June 2015
My trip was great. It was my first time going to Europe, and I had a lot of fun. Anne is a great tour manager. I learned a lot about French histories, cuisines, and cultures. Rick is also a great driver. I don't think I can drive on those narrow roads in the countryside.
Thank you. I would definitely choose Gate 1 again in the future if I plan to visit other parts of Europe.
Zhan Y. Rocky Hill, CT
13 Day Kaleidoscope of France, June 2015
It was absolutely perfect! Everything was so well organized and planned down to the last detail. We especially enjoyed our excellent guide, Simeon! He was very pleasant and entertaining and knowledgeable about the French customs and history. We will definitely recommend and sing Gate 1 Travel and travel again with you.
Mary S. Springer, OK
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, June 2015
The trip was great!
Everything went smoothly, our fellow travelers were a nice group, and we loved our guide, Simeon. We learned a lot about France's history. I've been to France a number of times before, but the D-Day beaches, Amboise, Bayeux, and Giverny were new to me and I loved them all.
My teenaged daughter had a great time too and especially loved Mont St. Michel and the D-Day beaches. A great value and I will recommend this tour to my friends and family.
Nancy S. Alhambra, CA
13 Day Kaleidoscope of France, April 2015
The trip to France was Absolutely wonderful! Truly a trip of a lifetime! We saw so much! Among my favorites were Paris (of course!) and Giverney where Monet's home and gardens were! All the flowers were in bloom! It was beautiful! Normandy was so touching and humbling- I did not know the American cemetery is considered American soil! The French Riviera and Nice were beyond words! I feel so fortunate to have seen all this with the most amazing weather AND the most wonderful tour guide Jenny! She was a gem - caring, organized, friendly and so knowledgeable on all the history! The other people on the trip with us were just terrific too! The chanenceaux and Chamborg castles and Mont St Michele - all amazing !
Thank you to gate 1 for this marvelous trip - I have many memories that will last a Lifetime!
Loretta W. Wilmington, DE
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, April 2015
Our trip through Normandy, Paris and the Loire valley was superb. Anne, our guide, was delightful... Extremely knowledgeable and professional while being naturally personable and gracious. She definitely made the trip more special. We hope to return to that area one day. We spend a lot of time in southern France, but, with the exception of Paris, we had not visited the surrounding region.
Laurie N. Sierra Vista, AZ
8 Day Paris & Barcelona, March 2015
I really enjoyed the trip. Been to Europe a few times, and this continued the grand experience. Your hotel choices were magnificent, and the tour options we chose worked out perfectly.
The air portion worked out perfectly, as you allowed us to go non-stop from SFO to Paris on AirFrance with a nominal fee, and of course the non-stop option was the way to go.
When I called your people before the trip, every time, they were very courteous and very helpful. I will definitely use Gate1 in the future and will be recommending it to my friends,
Anthony S. San Jose, CA
Paris & Rome, March 2015
The trip was absolutely fabulous. My daughter and I had the times of our lives! The hotels in Paris and Rome were both excellent! Location couldn't have been better. The Holiday Inn in Paris had a more contemporary European flair, while the Hotel Solis in Rome was truly "old world." Rooms were tiny, but we've traveled in Europe and understand hotel rooms are for sleeping, and not much more. Loved them both!! Staff members of both hotels were fabulous - so kind and helpful. Breakfast and free Wi-Fi? My daughter was in heaven. The flight from Dulles to Paris was cancelled/delayed four hours, so we lost a little bit of time, and had to ask someone to change seats so we could sit together, but everything worked out.
Can't thank you and Gate 1 for the wonderful memories. Will definitely recommend you all to friends and family, and will use your services again.
Brenda C. Woodbridge, VA
9 Day Affordable France, March 2015
The trip was AWESOME and Anne-Mette (tour director) and Frank (Driver) were both fantastic. It was a wonderful experience, especially as this was our first trip with Gate1.
Wendy L. Hayward, CA
9 Day Affordable France, March 2015
Tina and I had a wonderful time traveling with Gate 1! Anne our guide was the consummate professional. She ensured all details of our journey were covered. Her enthusiasm for the sights we visited was infectious. At times, Tina experiences motion sickness. It was brought to Anne's attention. Anne without delay accompanied Tina to a pharmacy and provided assistance in obtaining treatment for her. We will always be grateful for her kind and prompt assistance. She is an asset to your fine organization.
Franc our driver was highly skilled and of the same caliber as Anne. The ultimate compliment to a driver is that you feel safe and relaxed- Franc made us feel both. His navigation of narrow side streets was truly a spectacle to behold.
Bart G. Delray Beach, FL
6 Day Paris Special, March 2015
It was AMAZING!!! The best trip I ever had in my life. Your team worked so hard to get us there on time through all the delays and closures, due to inclement weather. Your team's customer service is AWESOME! I am looking to book another European trip in the future with Gate1 Travel.
8 Day Paris & Rome, February 2015
OOOOMMMMMMGGGGGG!!! It was amazing! So since it was our honeymoon, we were going to have a great time regardless, but I can say it was a real treat from start to finish. I ran into some passport issues (my fault), but Gate 1 was right on it, and adjusted the trip so that we were on the plane the very next day-and it didn't cost us an arm and a leg to do so. Each hotel was convenient to our hop-on/hop-off tours that we had pre-booked, and so getting around town was very easy. The hotels are indigenous to the location, and although they were compact, they were clean and efficient.
Being in the local areas, as opposed to a big "brand" hotel, provided more of a local feel to the trip. There were several couples from the states that had the same idea as us; we met 3 couples from Baltimore and a couple from Las Vegas that all booked w/Gate 1. We are planning our next trip (it is going to be an annual thing), and once we decide our location, you better believe we will be booking with Gate 1!
Thanks again, you put the icing on our "new life together" cake!
Shawna D. Atlanta, GA
9 Day Affordable France, November 2014
Our trip to France was fantastic. We were so fortunate to have Edo as
our guide and he made the streets, buildings and people of France come to
life. We loved Mont St-Michel, Omaha Beach, the chateaus and the
countryside. We are primarily vegetarians and not among those who consider
a trip for epicurean delights, so we were pleasantly surprised to find great
food for lunches on our own, as well as beautiful dinners that Gate 1
provided. Edo went out of his way to make sure my dinner was not fish or
pork or beef. He is a real asset to Gate 1 Travel. I have
recommended this trip to several others who will be signing up for May dates of
travel. I can only hope their tour guide is Edo, or as good as Edo.
Thanks for making this one more memorable Gate 1
Peter T. Cody, WY
9 Day France with Loire & Normandy, October 2014
Our trip was wonderful. France is a beautiful country and Paris is
overwhelming. Thank you for helping to arrange our extra day in Paris. It was
definitely worth it; we would never have been able to visit many of the
landmarks. Our guide, Jamil was a wealth of information and very personable. We
learned a great deal from him.
This is our second trip with Gate 1 and we are very pleased. We have
recommended the site to others and will call again when we are ready for our
next adventure. Thanks again
Linda C. Woodstock, MD
12 Day Classic France, April 2014
We had a wonderful time. Perfect size tour group composed of all very nice
people. Our guide, Edo, was so nice and accommodating. Everyone loved him! He
made sure the three birthdays being celebrated by tour members were acknowledged
Can't say enough good things about our driver, Patrick. I wish he could teach
my grandchildren to drive. He's a wonder! We loved every city, town and village
we toured. If there were one wish I could ask for it would be to have more free
time to window shop and walk the little alleys of of the towns. We definitely
will be returning to France. Thank you Gate 1!
Michael I. Austin, TX
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, March 2014
My trip was perfection! This was my fifth trip to France, and it was far and
away the best experience I've had there. I feel that I saw the best of what each
region had to offer, yet I never felt rushed. For example, there was plenty of
time to see every room in Chenonceau Chateau and enough time to tour the abbey
on Mont St. Michel. The pace was just right.
I cannot say enough good
things about our tour director, Michele. Her experience, flexibility, and
problem-solving skills were really put to the test when we had some bus issues.
She made sure that our time on Mont St. Michel was not cut short because of the
delay and arranged for our dinner at the hotel in Bayeax to be served
later...all three courses, with extra wine for the "inconvenience" we had
suffered. She is a real pro, and Gate 1 is lucky to have her!
group was comprised of experienced travelers, many of whom have travelled with
Gate 1 multiple times. For those who were first-time travelers with Gate 1, I'm
sure that this experience will make them want to choose Gate 1
Nan K. Harrisburg, PA
10 Day Affordable France, March 2014
The trip was spectacular, I have to say I was a little worried going overseas
originally with only knowing a limited amount of French but it was hardly an
issue. The hotels Gate 1 booked were great, and so close to the sights in most
towns. The pacing of the trip was well done so that we never got bored but left
enough free time to still figure some things out on our own. However I have to
say that the most impressive part are the people that Gate 1 hired as guides.
Our local guide in Paris and Versaille, Nicolas, was the perfect tour guide.
He spoke with a passion about the city and the palace that you could tell he
really cared about the history and the culture of the places. Our bus driver,
Alan was amazing, he got a bus though places I wouldn't have been able to get my
car into, a true professional.
But the man who basically assured that I will sometime in the future take
another Gate 1 tour was our tour manager Laurent. He kept a great schedule, he
informed us of everyhing we needed to know about France, the locations we were
in, history, the current culture of France, he never got frazzled with some of
the needier members of our group. The trip without him was good, the trip
because of him is why I will take another Gate 1 tour at some point and why I
recommend Gate 1 to everyone I have talked to
Kyle S. Douglasville, PA
8 Day Paris & Barcelona, March 2014
It was the most amazing experience of my life and I want to thank you so very
much for the efficiency of your agency! The trip went on without a single
glitch. The hotel in both Paris and Barcelona were in ideal locations -
close proximity to central metro stops. Additionally the accommodations were
spectacular! The breakfast spreads were of the utmost quality and abundance.
Thanks again for all of your help and I look forward to working with Gate 1 in
Amy S. Albany, NY
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, October 2013
We had a wonderful time as always on our Gate 1 tours! Elisabeth, our guide,
was very knowledgeable and was a great guide throughout. Our bus driver, Gary
was the absolute best!!! Our bus was spotless every day, and he was a pleasure
to work with! The local guides were very informative, and our Paris guide,
Nicolas, was superlative! All of the hotels were great, especially the Marriott
Overall, we were very pleased with our trip, except for not
being able to see the American war cemetery due to the government shut down.
Just bad timing, unfortunately. A great time and we look forward to more Gate 1
travel next year!
Sharman K. Melbourne, FL
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, September 2013
Wow! Our trip was delightful. All the included dinners were very good, one
was impressive. Our tour guide was the best I have ever had. She knew so much.
And the hotels were great, being right in the center of things. Oh, and the bus
driver was amazing. I will definitely travel with Gate 1 again and recommend it
to my friends. Thank you for having a comprehensive tour. I loved that almost
everything was included!
Linda C. San Jose, CA
8 Day Paris & London, September 2013
My family and I had a great experience in both Paris and London. The flight
to Paris with Air France was a pleasure and the accommodation in Paris Les
Jardins du Marais was a perfect parisian experience. I wish we took the train
to London instead of flying, but that was fine also.
The Grosvenor Hotel in London was absolutely beautiful and convenient to
travel both by train (Victoria Underground) and by bus. I would highly
recommend both hotels. I was disappointed in flying home on Delta Airline
instead of Air France, it would have completed my European experience. In all,
I was happy with our travels and would use Gate 1 again and highly recommend
your agency to my family and friends.
Rose N. Palisades, NY
13 Day Kaleidoscope of France, August 2013
Our trip to france was perfect. We had a wonderful time and our guide
Elizabeth did a fantastic job. Absolutely no complaints, but I do have a
suggestion: it would have been nice to have a ride around Paris after the Bistro
Dinner to see "The City of Lights" lit up!!
We're already thinking about planning our next vacation! Thanks for your
expert handling of our arrangements.
Arlene N. Philadelphia, PA
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, August 2013
This trip exceeded my expectations. Had a wonderful time and can only say how
great our driver, Peter, and tour director, Elisabeth, were. The entire trip was
well planned and even though we saw a lot, it was a relaxing itinerary.
I will watch for other opportunities to travel with Gate1.
Jo Ann C. Charlotte, NC
8 Day Paris Independent, August 2013
What a nice surprise to hear from you. Our trip was great. Perfect weather,
great sites, good travel companions and lots of wine!
The Hotel Moderne was in a great location...thanks for suggesting we make the
change. We could walk everywhere and there were lot of eating options right
outside the door.
Looking forward to our Turkey trip with Gate 1 in February!
Jeff R. Denmark, WI
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, August 2013
This trip was an awesome one! Everything was perfect with no glitches. A
special thank you for working with a couple that went with us to get them on the
same flights. Even though my wife and I travel quite a bit, this was our first
experience with GATE 1. We look forward to working with Gate 1 Travel in the
Tom B. Pawleys Island, SC
8 Day Paris Vacation, August 2013
Our trip couldn't have been better. We had a fabulous
time-grandma,daughter and granddaughter. Thank you for your travel plans. We
really like the Royal Saint Germain Hotel! Great location, handy to the Metro,
great breakfasts, nice people and clean. We packed as much as possible into our
six days. Thanks again for your part in this great trip!
Janice K. Bloomington, MN
13 Day Kaleidoscope of France, July 2013
The trip was fabulous. I can't say enough about our guide, Carrine. She was
knowledgeable, efficient, organized, and very patient.
The local guides were also excellent, especially Nicolas in Paris. The
accommodations were very good with convenient locations. All in all, my friends
and I were extremely happy with our trip and look forward to traveling with Gate
Cathy H. Rutland, MA
10 Day Classic Amsterdam, Bruges & Paris with London, April 2013
Gate 1 has impressed us once
again! This was our third booking with you and we will keep going.
Amsterdam, Paris and London was fabulous. The accommodations were great and
Derek, our tour guide, was the BEST! He was informative, courteous and
helpful the entire time. He was so wonderful!!!
Christi K. Gate City, VA
8 Day Classic Amsterdam, Bruges & Paris, April 2013
I enjoyed it very much! I have been to over 20
countries and this was my first escorted tour. I am surprised how much I
liked it. Sue, our tour guide, was a total delight! She has the
ability to make everyone feel like we are long lost friends. We had one man
on our tour who felt the need to impose his political, moral and religious views
on everyone. Sue handled him with total professionalism and is an excellent
representative for Gate 1. I am positive there will be more Gate 1 tours in
my future! I especially liked the fact we had plenty of free time to do as
we wished. Excellent tour.....great
Debbie R. Williamstown, NJ
8 Day Paris, Provence & the French Riviera, April 2013
We had a wonderful time.
Everything was excellent. The tours were great, the hotels were fine and the
service from the local staff was outstanding, especially the local Tour
Director, Carrine. She was professional, friendly, very knowledgeable, knew the
entire area, and really worked very hard to make sure we all had an enjoyable
and safe time. She is a real asset to the company. We hope to take more Gate 1
Barbara B. Madison, CT
8 Day Paris & Rome, March 2013
We had a great trip. All the reservations and
hotel pickups/drop offs were done on time and we had no issue whatsoever with
anything. Thank you, Gate 1, for making our honeymoon such a memorable
event for me.
Madhuri R. Cutler Bay, FL
8 Day Paris & Rome, December 2012
Our trip was wonderful! My daughter and I will be recommending Gate 1
Travel to the world. It was our first time using Gate1, but definitely not my
Frieda D. Pittsford, NY
13 Day Kaleidoscope of France, October 2012
My husband and I enjoyed the trip very much and Ron, our tour guide, was the
best we have ever had. He went way beyond what most guides do and treated
everyone like we were his children and had our interests at heart. It was a
very full 13 day trip with plenty of time for doing things on our own which
made it extra special. The few side trips we did were well worth the money.
Except for some bad weather it was a trip I would recommend to everyone. Since
we can't predict mother nature it was an A+ trip with a A++++
Joleen B. Houston, TX
9 Day Classic France with Loire Valley & Normandy, October 2012
The good news is that, as we've come to expect, Gate 1 delivered an
excellent tour program with a great tour manager. The bad news is that we had
10 rainy, cold days in France, the Sun came out as we were headed to the airport
to fly home! Now, if Gate 1 can figure out a way to make the weather as good as
its tours, you guys could rule the world!
Dennis D. Sudbury, MA
6 Day Paris Vacation, August 2012
We had a wonderful time! The hotel was clean and the staff was
extremely hospitable and helpful. And our tour guides on the optional tours
were highly knowledgeable! Thank you to your company for enabling us to explore
and appreciate the wonders and beauty of Paris!
Archna P. Rego Park, N.Y.
8 Day Paris & London, February 2012
The trip was
amazing! Paris is absolutely beautiful and London astonishing with all its
history. We had a fabulous time! I would like to thank you and your agency for being so easy to work
with and for organizing our trip so well. The final package you sent me was
clear, precise, and made our travels simple. In a country of another language,
that helped tremendously! Thank you so very
I definitely plan on using your services again and have already
promoted your agency to people I know. Thank you
Amanda V. Chula Vista, CA
6 Day Paris Vacation, October 2011
The hotel (Novotel Les Halles) was clean and well located. The staff was
kind and very helpful.
Our Paris-bound flight was delayed 1 hour but the
transfer service was easy to contact and very accommodating.
have appreciated just a little bit of sun but, on the whole, even the weather
We remain committed Gate 1 travelers.
Gary & Judy H. Monkton, MD
France Independent Vacation, September 2011
We had a wonderful time and once again we were
pleased with Gate 1 and your attentive services and accommodations. As usual
the hotel was in close proximity to all means of transportation allowing us the
freedom to explore. We will certainly be traveling with you again, so many
places to go and so little time to do it in.
David A. Tobyhanna, PA
8 Day Paris & Rome, September 2011
It was absolutely great! This was my first time using Gate
1 and things could not have been any smoother. Everything was as good
as or better than described and we had no problems at all. I've been
recommending you now to my friends and will probably use your services again in
Patricia D. San Diego, CA
London & France Independent Vacation, September 2011
I had a great time. The hotel in Paris was especially nice. All the
tours in both England and France were fun and enjoyable. This was my third
vacation with Gate 1, and all of them have surpassed my expectations.
Daniel B. Shrewsbury, MA
London & Paris Independent Vacation, September 2011
The trip was great, everything went off without a hitch. The Paris
hotel was excellent, were already planning our next trip.Thanks for your
Russell H. Barto, PA
10 Day Paris Vacation, February 2011
My trip was WONDERFUL!! The staff at the Les Jardin Montmartre were
so gracious and kind. The room was adequate for Paris and the breakfast
(most days) was very good. The area around the hotel is a hub of shopping
and exploring Montmartre. I got lost everyday and LOVED it!! One day I
turned right, the next left, and found something different everytime. I
had an unforgettable 10 days in the City of Lights. Thank you Gate 1
Travel! You have made a loyal customer out of me! :-)
DeTonia G. Chicago, IL
France Independent Vacation, May 2010
It was unique and exhausting. Roughly, we spent a week in Paris, and split
a week in Provence (Avignon area) and the French Riviera. Lots of walking,
trains, and planes. Saw so much that is so fundamentally different than here is
the US (culture, history, and geography), it feels almost surreal
Curtis G. Webster Groves, MO
France Independent Vacation, May 2010
The trip to Paris was magnificent. Though we encountered more clouds and
rain than we anticipated, that didn't stop us from walking all over Paris and
enjoying the Cafes. The hotel was centrally located which was ideal for
planning our days. A friend who lived in Paris up until 3 years ago came up
from Belgium and showed us Paris off the beaten path. That was truly special.
Thanks so much to you, Dani, and Gate 1 for your assistance.
Harold S. Ft Washinton, MD
8 Day Paris & London, May 2010
Our trip was great! Traveling independently on our first trip abroad
worked out very well. The tours suggested for the trip, that we bought in
advance through you, were wonderful. Thank you for arranging alternate travel
plans for us to come home when British Air Cabin Crew went on strike. It gave
us comfort to know you were looking out for us. This was an example of
excellent customer service!
Brenda Q. Plainville, CT
Paris and Rome Independent Trip, February 2010
Paris was cold and had some minor snow, but neither slowed us down a bit.
First we did "city lights" bus tour, then a boat cruise down the Seine river.
Next day we did the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, and the next day we walked
down the "main drag" shopping district to the Arc de Triomphe.
The Donatello Hotel, in Rome, was near the Porta Maggiore,
which was the main entrance to Rome as a walled city. Also near our hotel was a
church that had a ancient piece of wood that they claim is from the cross of
Christ. On the first day, we did Vatican museum, the Sistine chapel and St
Peters Basilica which was the highlight of my trip! We saw the Spanish steps,
Trevi fountain, the Colosseum, Palatine hill, and saw the Roman Forum. We took
the subway to Hard Rock Cafe, then took a self guided walking tour through Rome,
taking in the fountains, architecture, and a few churches including Basilica de
Santa Maria Maggiore, whose architect was Michelangelo. With regards to Paris,
before the trip I thought I could "take it or leave it", but it was GREAT. The
Louvre was a incredible building and you could spend hours looking at the
building without even going inside to see the art! Both hotels were good, but
the Donatello in Rome was exceptional, two employees there were outstanding in
helping us do the things we wanted to do. Rome is small and you can walk to
more stuff than you could possibly do in 3 days. From the Donatello the only
thing that is really out of walking distance is the Vatican, but the subway
makes it easy. Also knowing the train routes between the airport and the hotel
makes things a lot easier, and cheaper.