11 Day Ecuador with 6 Day Eastern Galapagos Cruise - Horizon Deck Explorer, February 2019
It was beyond expectation and ran so smoothly it was scary. We kept waiting for a hiccup around the corner and it never happened!
Our tour guide in Guayaquil was Fernando and he was great. Our Naturalist on board the Santa Cruz II was Sebastian and he was fantastic beyond belief. Our tour guide in Quito was extra special. Everyone met us at the appointed time. This is our 3rd trip with Gate 1 and most assuredly is not our last. We have mentioned your company to dozens of people and will continue to do so.
Bob D. Marco Island, FL
15 Day Barcelona with 11 Day Canary Islands & Morocco Cruise, January 2019
We had a great time while on NCL cruise visiting Barcelona, Morocco and all Canary Island ports. It went beyond our expectations and we are glad we took this opportunity to explore these places. The Norwegian Cruise was exceptionally nice and enjoyable in every respect. They were very precautionary of health & safety and well being of all guests and they provided us lots of choices for food, drinks and entertainment. We came home happy travelers and without any regrets. Thank you Gate 1 for making this trip memorable for us.
Atmaram C. Ontario, Canada
South American Glaciers, Forests & Lakes with 4 Day Patagonia Cruise, January 2019
Our trip to Patagonia with Discovery was awesome! Each and every day was wonderful, and exciting, while experiencing the most mind-blowing natural beauty of the world.
Our tour guide Gabriel is the best guide I have ever had on Gate 1 or any other group tour. Gabriel was in control, professional, courteous, helpful, entertaining, informative, kind, all with the upmost concern for group safety at all times. The Patagonia Discovery trip is unique and very special!
Mary A. Edgewater, NJ
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, January 2019
This trip to Egypt beat our expectations. Amr, our tour guide, was very professional and managed all aspects of the tour very efficiently. He made sure that he maximized every opportunity so that we could avoid long lines and crowds. All his early morning wake-up calls were definitely worthwhile and appreciated as he packed a lot of touring into each day. The hotels were excellent as was the Nile river cruise ship, the Hansa. Also, the choice of food was very good and included many ethnic food choices. Overall, the tour was very enjoyable and as well as very educational - a great value for anyone wanting an intense exposure to Egypt's ancient history.
Patricia T. British Columbia, Canada
10 Day Affordable Norway with 5 Day Scenic Coast Cruise: Mountains, Fjords & Northern Lights Pursuit, January 2019
Awesome! It was definitely one of the best trips ever! The scenery was spectacular & our tour guide, Matt, was great! We loved the cruise & really enjoyed being on a small ship, just lovely!
Brenda K. Raleigh, NC
9 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, January 2019
The best one so far. Our guide was amazing in every way. Super knowledgeable, kind, patient, generous, professional but approachable, and wonderful communication skills. I can’t say enough good things about this wonderful man!
Linda H. Dana Point, CA
16 Day Antarctica Cruise with Buenos Aires, November 2018
This trip was incredible...can’t put into words how amazing Antarctica is. I feel fortunate that I was able to spend a few days in Ushuaia and enjoy Tierra Del Fuego before the expedition. Sylvia is fabulous! She is incredibly organized, really kind, and fun. She was able to connect with all in the group..The MS Midnatsol is a beautiful ship that handled the Drake really well. They organize the groups so that things are constantly moving and all have plenty to keep busy with. I never felt as though I didn’t have enough time on land and was not rushed. They go with the flow and are able to come up with many contingency plans depending on the weather, seas, and overall conditions ... Sylvia was able to arrange an additional tour to Tierra Del Fuego park following disembarkation as our flight was very late to depart for Buenos Aires, she always went above and beyond. I highly recommend any Gate 1 trip as they have all been really great.
Michelle L. West Warwick, RI
14 Day Antarctica Cruise with Buenos Aires, December 2018
We just got back from Antarctica with Paola as our guide. I wish you could clone her. We could not believe how attentive she was to all our needs. She went way, way above what we would have expected, including personally calling us every morning to make sure we were awake on the ship, and even helping us get into our gear. We called her our mother, because she never missed an opportunity to take care of us. Please let her know how much she meant to us and how special we thought she was! And that went for all nine of us!
Deborah C. Cohasset, MA
9 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, October 2018
Fabulous! Guide was excellent. Group was big, 40 people. All very nice. Itinerary was full of exciting sites. Our riverboat was very nice. The staff was warm and welcoming and gave us outstanding service. The Marriott was a perfect hotel choice. Restaurants, shops and very nice rooms ... We had everything and there was no need to leave the complex. We felt very safe on the entire trip ..... Thank you Gate 1.
Richard V. Inver Grove, MN
14 Day Danube River Cruise with Prague & Budapest, October 2018
Our Gate 1 trip exceeded all expectations. The guides and assistants were very knowledgeable and helpful. The Monarch Empress was a newer ship and the crew were superb. The chef and food was excellent. Tours, (both optional and included) were enjoyable.
Congratulations to Gate 1 tours.
Robyn K. QLD, Australia
10 Day Croatia with 7 Day Adriatic Coast Cruise, October 2018
We had a wonderful, worry-free trip. The Adriatic Queen was a very comfortable ship. The captain and crew were not only skilled sailors, but also friendly and willing to answer all of our questions. Our tour director, Lana, made every day and every stop interesting. The water in the Adriatic is so clean and clear. Our captain found us a safe place each day to anchor for a swim .... Our chef made delicious food and served it in gourmet style. Thanks for a terrific cruise.
Elizabeth M. Huntington Beach, CA
10 Day Croatia with 7 Day Adriatic Cruise, October 2018
Excellent as always. Lana is one of the best trip managers I have seen. The ship was clean and in great shape, and the food was gourmet level. The crew was terrific, professional, friendly, and serving.
A totally positive experience.
Allan G. Dumfries, VA
15 Day China with Chengdu & 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise, October 2018
It was excellent! The whole experience far surpassed our expectations. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and took great care to make sure that everyone had a great time. He also had a lot of patience with the different personalities on the trip.
We came away with a greater knowledge of China and its people. Six of us traveled together, we all will recommend this trip to friends and family, especially with our guide Jason.
Mary T. Collegeville, PA
23 Day Spain & Portugal with 7 Day Western Med Cruise, September 2018
Fabulous! I could not complain about anything. Rui and our driver were wonderful. Congratulations to Gate 1, you exceeded our expectations.
Joan G. Huntingdale, Australia
11 Day Athens with 7 Day Aegean Cruise, October 2018
Our trip was fantastic. It exceeded our expectations. The most important thing to having a trip of a lifetime was Gate 1’s addition of an outstanding tour guide, Constantine .. He was one of the best ... We want to return! We will use Gate 1 again.
Kathleen G. Virginia Beach, VA
15 Day Classic Greece with 7 Day Aegean Cruise, October 2018
This was our first Gate 1 tour and I must say it was outstanding. We saw so much of Greece, both the islands and mainland in the 2 weeks we were there. I couldn't have asked for more. Celestyal Crystal was an older ship, the crew kept it spic and span and provided such wonderful service ... The food was excellent and a good variety. The provided tours, drink package, and other add ons were great. Although the cruise was contracted to Celestyal, having Constantine and Julia along to guide us through things and insure we got everything we were supposed to was stellar. The hotels and their buffets were great. We had a free cooking class for lunch, that was great; thank you Gate 1 ... All the Gate 1 personnel at the airport, hotels, tours, etc were super. This was an outstanding value for the money! We ran into many other people on this trip that had been on prior Gate 1 tours and could only say the best things. We look forward to traveling with them in the future, possibly a Russian river cruise in 2020. We're already committed through 2019. Once again, thanks for a wonderful experience Gate 1!
Edward D. The Villages, FL
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, October 2018
The trip was terrific! Our tour guide, Mohammad is the best! Every single staff did a wonderful job. Very organized and wonderful tour.
Hauoi C. New York, NY
16 Day Classic European River Cruise - Budapest to Amsterdam (Monarch Queen), September 2018
We had an amazing trip. We speak very highly of Gate 1 Travel and the lengths the company went to to ensure we got maximum time on the boat while the water levels were so low.
We appreciated it.
Jeanette, D. Palmerston North, New Zealand
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, October 2018
OMG the trip was spectacular. Our tour guide, Mohammand, was fantastic. The entire trip was well orchestrated and I don't have any complaints. Can't wait to do another trip with you guys.
Janis V. Palm Coast, FL
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, October 2018
It was fantastic! Our guide Hassam was very knowledgeable and kept our large group on track. The hotels were wonderful. The sights were incredible and we felt very safe.
Judy Y. Saint Charles, MO
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, October 2018
No words can describe the happiness we experienced on this Egypt trip!
Gilda A. Miami Beach, FL
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, August 2018
Really interesting and eye opening. I found some of the preconceived notions I had about China were baseless and there were other things I had no idea about. I feel like I have a deeper understanding about life there, what they pride themselves in, and how they’re collectively working towards the future. Our tour manager Jason Yin was fantastic and did an amazing job at accommodating to individual needs and being as inclusive as possible. I look forward to doing it again in a few years to see how much has changed city-wise and culturally.
Mark V. Concord, NC
15 Day Classic Greece with 7 Day Aegean Cruise, August 2018
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our vacation trip to Greece and Turkey. The cruise for seven days was delightful and convenient for us. Loved the entertainment on board the cruise ship, the food preparation and Greek dancing lessons. We have told our friends to try Gate 1 Travel for their vacation trips.
Jay F. Detroit, MI
12 Day Norway's Mountains & Fjords with 6 Day Scenic Coast Cruise, August 2018
My tour to Norway was wonderful! I especially liked Stephanie Johannssen, who was our tour group leader. She was excellent! Caring, giving personal service, knowledgeable about Norway, telling us wonderful stories, and very friendly and efficient. The bus tours were very good, and the Hurtigruten cruise was very good.
Laraine Y. Honolulu, HI
9 Day Danube River Cruise - Vilshofen to Budapest, July 2018
It was a wonderful trip and we have absolutely no complaints, only praise ... Our tour director (Adriene) was unbelievably attentive and also upbeat even at the most challenging times, and Activity Cooridinator (Daniele) always had something going for us to look forward to. The dining room staff, reception staff, and cabin staff were equally attentive. The food was excellent and there was always plenty to choose from. The small size of the boat allowed us to meet and get to know many great people that we plan on keeping in contact with. Every day was extremely well-organized and our time at each stop was utilized to the max. We will definitely recommend this cruise to others.
Donna C. Staatsburg, NY
12 Day Danube River Cruise with Prague - Budapest to Vilshofen, July 2018
We had a wonderful time! Everything was so organized and there was so much to do. This was our first time on this type of cruise and I would highly recommend it, especially for people who do not like crowded ships! The staff on board were wonderful and so accommodating! All of the tour guides were professional and so knowledgeable! Our cruise tour director, Soma, was wonderful and so organized! The crew members were all great! Thanks again for making our trip a success and hassle-free!
Sandra H. Greenwich, RI
12 Day Danube River Cruise with Munich, July 2018
We had a wonderful time on the Monarch. Jean Pierre was great and all trips went like clockwork. Guides were all excellent. Dining was perfect with good food. Cabins were spacious and well equiped. To cap it all we had wonderful weather. We would certainly use Gate 1 again.
Michael G. new South Wales, AU
12 Day Classic Alaska with 7 Day Cruise, June 2018
We had a great time. Devon was cute as a button, welcoming and included everyone as part of our tour family. She was knowledgeable about Alaska and the sites that we visited. Jesse, our driver, was really nice and he went out of his way to tell us about places that we were seeing and stopped so we could look at Denali when it was in full view. It was very spectacular. We had great weather and the trip was very smooth and pleasant. When we got to the cruise, we already had several nice acquaintances and it was fun running into each other on the cruise and even having dinner and social time with some people that we met on the land tour.
Victoria B. Stony Brook, NY
9 Day Rhine River Cruise - Basel to Amsterdam, June 2018
We had a wonderful trip. It was our first cruise of any kind and all our expectations were met. We have no interest in large cruise ships and really enjoyed the intimacy of the smaller river boat. The staff were great, food was very good and with a nice number of options, and we enjoyed the arranged walking and bus tours with local guides. We hope to do this again some day and will definitely recommend Gate 1 and the river cruise to others.
Daniel B. Cincinnatti, OH
15 Day China with Chengdu & 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise, June 2018
This was our first trip with Gate1 and to China ... Getting a taste of China was a real eye opener for us and your company's service made it a very enjoyable experiance. Our main tour guide Ivy was fantastic and we really enjoyed Tom in Shanghai at the end ... Gate1 appears to have a very good service oriented corporate culture and employees we've interacted with appear to like working for your company. We thought the trip was a great value and will definitely look to Gate1 for our next tour. Keep up the good work.
David V. White Lake, MI
10 Day Croatia with 7 Day Dalmatian Coast Cruise (Karizma), June 2018
We were on the Karizma last week cruising Croatia, and all was great. The ship was great, the staff was exceptional (especially the serving staff, cooks & household staffs). The scenery was beautiful and the choices of stops along the way were outstanding & the fellow passengers (from across the world) were great fun to be with. We have been on 3 or 4 Gate 1 trips in the past and all have been wonderful & well beyond our expectations. Keep up the good work.
Robert G. Newport Beach, CA
16 Day Classic European River Cruise - Amsterdam to Budapest, June 2018
We had a fantastic time. The River Cruise was amazing ... The cruise staff was so friendly, kind and helpful. They couldn’t do enough for us. The ship was filled with well traveled passengers so we asked around for favorite trips which we are keeping in our minds for future adventures. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone and now that we have experienced the intimacy of river cruising, we would do it again in a heartbeat.
Michele B. Dresher, PA
12 Day Russian River Cruise - St. Petersburg to Moscow, June 2018
Russia is one of the most beautiful countries we have visited. Definitely going back and will use Gate 1 again . The tour was very well organized, tour guides very knowledgeable. I love that we started from St. Petersburg and ended up in Moscow. It was getting better everyday and like a crescendo. All excursions were good. Will definitely recommend Gate 1 travel to friends.
Sebastian C. Norton, VA
16 Day Classic European River Cruise - Budapest to Amsterdam, June 2018
We were very pleased with Gate 1 travel. We had a wonderful cruise that exceeded our expectations. The staff were incredible and Rudy, the cruise director, was outstanding. The food was excellent and the daily tours were extremely well organised and insightful. We are now looking at our next cruise with Gate 1.
Classic - First class, centrally located accommodations, and itineraries with a balance of included sightseeing and free time.
Off Season - Beat the crowds with a Classic tour itinerary in the off-season, and save on land services and airfare.
Partially Escorted - A portion of your itinerary will feature escorted touring services with additional time traveling independently.
Value - Tourist and/or first class accommodations, minimal inclusions with a variety of optional tours available to customize your experience.
Express - Short getaways featuring the highlights of a destination with maximum efficiency.
Luxury - Deluxe accommodations, unique & exclusive experiences, exceptional food, all touring and most gratuities included.
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