7 Day New Orleans & Cajun Country



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7 Day New Orleans & Cajun Country



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7 Day New Orleans & Cajun Country
Drury Plaza Hotel New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Hilton Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA
DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette Lafayette, LA

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2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $600
Hotel Dates Embark Tour Starts Ship Land Only Air & Land
Oct 10  (Sold Out) $1399 $1999*
Dec 12  (Sold Out) $1499 $1979*

Not Included:
Optional tours, transfers and gratuities.

Additional Information:
For arrival and departure on North America packages with US gateways, transfers are not included with Air & Land packages nor available on an optional basis. See Trip Preparation -> Arrival & Departure for more information regarding options to transfer to your hotel.

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 program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, and you will encounter some uneven or wet surfaces. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Newark-New Orleans, New Orleans-Newark
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 4 nights New Orleans
    • 1 night Baton Rouge
    • 1 night Lafayette
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Walking tour of the iconic French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans
  • Visit the unique Presbytere with its exquisite collection of Mardi Gras memorabilia
  • Tour of Baton Rouge, the jewel of Louisiana, a city of contrasting cultures
  • Swamp boat ride in the magical Atchafalaya Basin, the largest wetland in the U.S.
  • Visit Vermilionville, a folklife park and living history museum on the banks of the Bayou
  • Tour the Visitor Center and pepper sauce factory of the world famous "hot" Tabasco sauce on Avery Island

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, and you will encounter some uneven or wet surfaces. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1, Monday - Arrive in New Orleans
Arrive in New Orleans, birthplace of jazz and home of the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country, lovingly referred to as the "Big Easy". Tonight, meet you Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM for an orientation meeting on the wonderful journey that awaits you and enjoy a Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 PM on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: New Orleans

DAY 2, Tuesday - French Quarter Tour
Enjoy the sights and sounds of New Orleans on your walking tour of the iconic French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in the city. Stop at historic Jackson Square to view the city's lovingly preserved historic buildings, including St. Louis Cathedral. Visit the unique Presbytere, with a colorful past of its own, built on the residence of Capuchin monks. Enter the museum with its exquisite collection of Mardi Gras artifacts and memorabilia as well as a Hurricane Katrina exhibit. The rest of the day is yours to continue exploring this vibrant city, perhaps view the open-air French Market, reminiscent of lively European markets. From food and music to arts and crafts, this market is a shopping experience that is uniquely New Orleans. Or, join the optional Mardi Gras Experience with lunch. Head to a local New Orleans restaurant and savor lunch of Cajun dishes. Afterwards, visit Mardi Gras World to get a unique behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras; view the hard work and planning that goes into this grand event. Tour the massive studio that houses the astonishing parade floats and learn more about the history of this festive tradition. Later, return to the hotel. Tonight, a very special evening starts with a cooking demonstration that will reveal the secrets of preparing classic New Orleans specialties, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Optional: Mardi Gras Experience with lunch
Overnight: New Orleans
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Highlights of Baton Rouge
This morning, travel towards Baton Rouge, the jewel of Louisiana and its capital city. Built on the hunting grounds of Native Americans and ultimately settled by French explorers, it's a city of extraordinary history and contrasting cultures. Upon arrival, visit the new Louisiana State Capitol Building. From the 27th-floor observation deck, view the panorama of the city and the storied Mississippi River. Continue to the Capitol Park Museum to view the unique thematic multimedia presentation that presents Louisiana's diverse history. Tonight, perhaps try one of the restaurants in the city center for dinner, with cuisine ranging from French to Creole and Cajun
Overnight: Baton Rouge
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Boat Tour in the Atchafalaya Basin, Lafayette in Cajun Country
Your day begins with an exciting swamp boat ride through the magical Atchafalaya Basin, the largest river wetland in the U.S., with countless different species of birds and native wildlife. While you coast along this distributary of the Mississippi, perhaps you'll spot some of the local alligators that call this home. Afterwards, on to the living history museum and folklife park of Vermilionville on the banks of the Vermilion Bayou. Here, the culture of the Acadian, Native American, and Creole people from 1765 to 1890 is preserved. A delicious Cajun lunch is served before you tour the many attractions and restored homes. Stop to watch demonstrations by local artisans of essential crafts practiced by early settlers. Then, on to the famed Martin Accordions where the family displays their distinctive accordions along with a lively musical performance. Continue to Lafayette in the heart of Louisiana's Cajun Country. Evening is at leisure to explore on your own or, join the optional Cajun Dinner with Entertainment at a popular restaurant that raises its own crawfish and crabs
Optional: Cajun Dinner with Entertainment
Overnight: Lafayette
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Friday - Avery Island, Return to New Orleans
Today drive to Avery Island, home of the world-famous Tabasco sauce. At the Visitor Center, taste this peppery sauce and learn how it's made, packaged and shipped around the world. Observe the growing process of the pepper plants, how they are mashed and aged for three years. Afterward, return to New Orleans where the remainder of your day is at leisure. Tonight, is the perfect opportunity to listen to jazz at Preservation Hall, view the nightlife on Bourbon Street, shop for souvenirs, or indulge in a superb dinner at a trendy restaurant
Overnight: New Orleans
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Full Day New Orleans
On your last day in New Orleans, spend time at leisure to soak up the magic of this city independently, or join a fantastic optional tour that surely will enhance your Louisiana experience. This morning, visit the Laura Creole Plantation, a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of an 18th century plantation, with a dramatic and in-depth look at one Creole family. Tonight, take part in a Farewell Dinner at a popular restaurant and share wonderful memories together with your newfound friends
Optional: Half Day Laura Creole Plantation (AM)
Overnight: New Orleans
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Return Home
Depart New Orleans to return home
Meals: Breakfast

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Mardi Gras Experience with lunch

Partake in a unique behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras; see the hard work and planning that goes into this grand event. Visit the massive studio that houses the astonishing parade floats and learn more about the history of this festive tradition. Mardi Gras in New Orleans is one of the greatest parades on earth! You will have plenty of opportunities for photos with props or in a costume, so bring your camera! Enjoy lunch at local New Orleans restaurant.

Included are round-trip transfers from your hotel. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #2 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $69.00
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Cajun Dinner with Entertainment

Treat yourself to a memorable evening of entertainment and traditional Cajun gastronomy in a Local joint. Tonight's experience will give you the chance to immerse yourself in the Cajun culture. Savor fantastic food, unique ambiance, and local musicians. Sit back and enjoy the entertainment, or kick up your heels and join in the fun. Surrender yourself to a simpler lifestyle, and "Let the good times roll"

Included are round-trip transfers from your hotel. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2022 - 23 Nov 2022 $79.00
26 Nov 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $79.00
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Half Day Laura Creole Plantation

The Laura Plantation delivers a unique and involved view of daily life on an 18th and 19th century plantation; A complete cultural history of Louisiana's Creole population, and a dramatic, in-depth look at one Creole family. Your tour will begin at Maison Principale, built in 1805, into its raised basement and galleries, and into men's and women's chambers & offices, service rooms and common rooms. This portion of the tour spotlights the charmed but tragic lives of the plantation's inhabitants, viewing the heirlooms and personal effects of the family. You will be introduced to numerous Creole traditions and examine the skilled craftsmanship of enslaved artisans. The visit continues to the main grounds of the plantation, surrounded by sugarcane fields and main buildings, including the Jardin Français, the kitchen garden, and Laura's new BananaLand. This places visitors at the exact locations where stories recalling the sobering events of human slavery happened. You will continue on to see a series of 1840s slave cabins where sugarcane workers lived until 1977 and where the ancient west-African folktales of Compair Lapin, better known as the legendary rascal Br'er Rabbit, were recorded.

Included are round-trip transfers from your hotel to Laura Plantation. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #6 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $59.00
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8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, May 2022
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8 Day Canyonlands, Arches & Mesa Verde National Parks, May 2022
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Segundo P.
9 Day Great Smoky Mountains, May 2022
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Mary, my wife and I had a wonderful time on our recent trip to Kentucky and Tennessee. Our tour guide, Tim, was exceptional, keeping us well informed, on time, handling all our issues, and responding to all our questions. The group we toured with were all very friendly and fun to be with. Excellent job all around. Thank you.

David R.
9 Day Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City & Montreal with Niagara Falls, May 2022
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8 Day Zion, Bryce Canyon & Grand Canyon National Parks, May 2022
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Kristina B.
8 Day Musical Journey Through the South, May 2022
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Our trip was outstanding! We thoroughly enjoyed it. It was well organized and our tour director, Timothy , really did a fine job keeping everything together and everyone happy. He entertained us and educated us. Many of us on the tour said they'd like to travel with him again in the future (including ourselves). We plan to travel with gate 1 again. Thank you!

Kenneth B.
8 Day Musical Journey Through the South, May 2022
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I would like to thank Mary Ann and Jimmy for making this trip wonderful. Mary Ann is extremely knowledgeable and very caring. She always made sure we knew what to do during free time and gave us handouts/maps to help us to decide. I frankly think that she is one of the best tour guides I have ever travelled with. She handled the day we had to all test for Covid with caring and made sure we did not miss any of our remaining travel experiences. What can I say about Jimmy. Great driver and just a nice person. The coach was immaculate and comfortable. My thanks to Gate 1, our drive Jimmy and Mary Ann for making this trip a great and memorable experience.

Sheryl W.
7 Day New Orleans & Cajun Country, April 2022
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This trip was one of the best vacations of my entire life. Tour Manager Lori , and our motorcoach driver Keith, made the trip magical with their personal insights into Louisiana and recommendations for places to eat, and experiences to pursue during free time. Lori was a true professional, easily rolling with changes to itineraries and changes through no fault of Gate1. Lori's ability to think on her feet salvaged a potentially disastrous scheduling mess at the State Capital by the capital tour guides. Throughout the entire trip, Lori and Keith both made us feel like we were their personal guests. They both genuinely cared about each of us in the group. Keith consistently went above and beyond to make sure he could drop us off and pick us up at the most convenient locations, especially in New Orleans during the French Quarter Festival, which shut down several streets. The good times definitely rolled thanks to Lori and Keith!

Megan M.
8 Day Musical Journey Through the South, April 2022
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I've just completed my 41st trip with G1 and my first domestic tour - A Musical Journey though the South - I have completed the survey with glowing marks but wanted to express my thanks for an incredible trip - so much fun and got to go to cities I have never visited and it was a musical and Southern education! Highlights - the Grand Ole Opry, making a CD at RCA Studio B in Nashville, seeing where MLK Jr was assassinated in Memphis, Graceland of course, home of the King of Rock and Roll, the amazing BB King Museum in Indianola and jamming with a blues singer, and of course New Orleans, looking real good after all that has happened to it. Our tour manager Tim was fantastic, and taking a tour during this pandemic you know that if it goes without issues that the constant attention to detail by the tm is one of the reasons - it was flawless in every way! With driver Jimmie they were a superb team - it was super fun and we laughed a lot and sang and danced and just felt great joy - cannot beat that! The hotels were lovely and the changed hotel that we stayed in - the Hampton Inn in Ridgeland/Jackson, Ms is a keeper - probably my favorite on the whole trip - lovely and in a great location with good food options for dinner a short walk away and super helpful staff. Have another USA tour coming up in July and so happy that my first domestic one went so well - not that I had any doubt that it would not! This was a wonderfully paced, well put together trip that covered so much and some great experiences. Thank you for that as experiences are what life is all about!! On to the next one!

Lorraine P.
7 Day Affordable Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches & Grand Canyon National Parks, March 2022
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I just finished the 7 Day Affordable Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches & Grand Canyon National Parks (Sunday Departure) tour. This tour totally exceeded my expectations! In addition to the parks listed in the title, we saw two other National Parks (Capitol Reef and Canyonlands), two Utah State Parks (Dead Horse Point and Goosenecks) and a Navajo National Park (Monument Valley). Kerry was a terrific tour manager, he was very knowledgeable about every park and more than willing to answer our frequent questions with understandable explanations. He also helped pass the long bus drives with his silly jokes and puns. Unfortunately two members of our group had a family emergency and had to head home early; they said Kerry went above and beyond helping them with their travel arrangements. I am very glad Mona was behind the wheel, it was clear from the very beginning of the trip that she was an expert driver, and as a bonus she had a delightful, friendly personality. My favorite park was Bryce Canyon, closely followed by Arches and Capitol Reef. However, the true highlight of the tour was our guest lecturer Peter , who was one of the WWII Navajo Code Talkers. Only four of these men are still alive, and to hear his story and be in his presence was an honor and a privilege. And there was one additional bonus on the drive back to Las Vegas to catch our flight: a comfort stop at Seligman, Utah, which is on the fabled Route 66! What a glorious seven days; thank you Gate1!

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I just wanted to express my sincere thanks and compliments for a job well done! Our tour director Marianne was wonderful -- she is knowledgeable, personable, warm, compassionate and enthusiastic.....everything one would want in a tour director. And Lupe, our bus driver, was terrific too. In addition to being an excellent driver, he was so friendly and polite. They made a great team! The tour of the Utah National Parks and Grand Canyon is spectacular! Once in a lifetime, bucket list material. And Marianne and Lupe made it even more special. Thank you for an extraordinary trip! I can't wait for my next Gate 1 Travel adventure!

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Our 11 day Pacific NW tour was great! Yes, there were Covid related challenges, but our tour mgr. did a great job navigating them. Favorite restaurants were closed or only doing carry out service. Some information spots were closed, but she secured Park Rangers to speak with our group, or show videos on the bus. Hotels and many other places are short staffed, so patience is a virtue. We are so glad we were on the tour, even with the challenges. And as always, we met so many wonderful people.

Jane F.
8 Day New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, September 2021
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So nice to be "on the road again" after the Covid shut down. Had a great time on our recent early September tour of the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Excellent work by our tour guide Julia and Bus Driver Steve made the tour very memorable. Julia assisted with the additional Covid testing requirements and made the processes as painless as possible. So many places we visited were thrilled to have American bus tours operating again. The people were all so welcoming and gracious. The scenery, food, drinks and Hotel accommodations were beyond expectations. For anyone thinking of traveling again, we highly recommend this tour. We have another Gate 1 Tour scheduled next month and can't wait.

Donald M.
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, August 2021
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Peter P.
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, August 2021
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My wife and I recently completed the Gate-1, National Parks 8-Day tour which included Mt Rushmore national park, Crazy Horse memorial, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons national parks. The trip was absolutely amazing. We've already booked more Gate-1 tours. Yes, we were apprehensive just as everyone in traveling during these trying times. However, Gate-1 did an amazing job from start to finish. Thanks Gate-1. All of the featured hotels were spectacularly clean and near all of our scheduled stops. The coach driver was very meticulous in keeping surfaces clean, ready with water and sanitation wipes at every rest point along our travels. The itinerary was expertly arranged to keep the group actively engaged and to add enjoyment to long stretches of coach travel. Our Tour Director was superb. Lesley has such a vast knowledge of the history, the trials and tribulations of the early settlers, and she knew how to add the right dialog to a story to grasp and hold the interest of the group.

Harold H.
6 Day Alaska with Northern Lights, February 2020
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My trip was amazing. I've mostly traveled out of the country. This trip was different, I had to remind myself that I was in the states. Katelin was our manager. Not only was she organized, kind and always appeared calm, I feel like she tried very hard to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves. Looking forward to my next trip and will be looking to travel more within the states. Thanks again for having short formats, this makes it easy for my job to approve leave for me.

Beverly B. Manassas, VA
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, February 2020
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This trip was so breathtaking that I don't know where to begin. It was a wonderful experience and a lot of surprises in seeing SW & E of Mexico. I cannot stop talking about it. I didn't expect the this part of Mexico to be so LOVELY. We especially enjoy the train ride, the Copper Canyon, the cow pastures, not to mention the food, entertainment and the people, we love this trip. Our tour Manager Raul makes us feel safe & comfortable: not to mention his professionalism. He is one of the hardest working tour manager I ever came across in my 35 years of travelling. His working ethics are endless.

Dorrett S. Beltsville, MD
Mexico's Mayan & Aztec Illumination, January 2020
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We had a fabulous time. Our tour director Bacho was knowledgeable, funny, organized and very helpful. Our whole tour worked liked clockwork, the weather was perfect, and there was so much to see. Would recommend the tour to all my friends!

Lisa S. Walnut Creek, CA
9 Day Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks, September 2019
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The trip was wonderful. As usual, Gate 1 did a super job and our tour guide, Janice, was great. We loved the National Parks and it was interesting to see Las Vegas. We are already thinking about our next Gate 1 trip. Thank you again for all your assistance.

Darcy S. New Paltz, NY
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, September 2019
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My trip to Copper Canyon was wonderful. The bus ride was so scenic and Copper Canyon and San Carlos were just magical. I never imagined that Mexico was so beautiful. Our guide, Manuel, made the trip so special. He kept us informed about everything and taught us so much about the floral and fauna of Mexico. The train ride and the cable car ride into the canyon was the icing on the cake for this trip. The memories from this trip will be with me for a long time. Thank you Gate 1 for this special experience.

Penny H. Stone Mountain, GA
10 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, September 2019
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Great coach tour, very organized with plenty of attractions. Tom was the best tour guide we have experienced. Your Company will find it hard to replace him! Betty is an excellent driver, often in difficult little streets to navigate as well. Always with a friendly manner, she is good fun. Hotels all good, great locations & amenities.

Peter & Mary D. Bentleigh, Australia
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, September 2019
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Our trip to Mexico and Copper Canyon was wonderful. Edel was a fabulous guide who is incredibly knowledgeable about everything we saw and did. He is a great tour manager who took care of all our needs seamlessly and way exceeded my expectations. I always felt secure with him in charge. This was the 4th Gate 1 trip for my husband and I, and we plan to take many more in the future.

Patricia K. Chapel Hill, NC
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, September 2019
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There are two things that make for a great trip beyond the itinerary: the weather and the tour manager. We were blessed with great weather but the greatest contribution was our manager, Edel. We have taken guided small-group trips with various companies over the years, with this trip being our second with Gate 1. All have been grand experiences, but this one stands out. Edel is the most personable, knowledgeable, caring person we have encountered. At every turn of the road, we would be introduced to local people, who were friends of Edel. This lead to experiences with indigenous people and facets of the varied Mexican cultures we may well have not otherwise experienced. Edel was totally organized throughout the tour, so his clients had no concerns but to soak in all the wonderful sensory inputs. We all left with gratitude, new understandings, and not a small sense of loss in leaving our new friend behind. We cannot say enough positive comments about Edel and Gate 1.

Bruce and Jan E. Deep River, CT
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, September 2019
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Our trip of the National Parks was phenomenal!! The sites were incredible and we wouldn’t have been able to see it all if we did not have an incredible driver. Taking a coach was the best decision as it allowed us to rest, view the landscape and interact. Our tour guide did a wonderful job of making sure we were informed.

Eleanor S. Washington, D.C.
9 Day Colonial Mexico, August 2019
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Fabulous! Our first time with Gate 1 and everything was well organized and thought out. The accommodations, food, and travel were excellent. Best of all, we had phenomenal tour guides. We are now huge Gate 1 fans and intend to try other trips in the near future. Thank you! Thank you!

Harry G. Austin, TX
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, July 2019
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My trip to Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Tetons was great! Gigi, our tour manager was wonderful! She was very organized and made sure everything ran smoothly and on time. She provided excellent commentary and reference materials during the long bus rides. She cared about the comfort and well-being of the entire group. Being a former teacher, Gigi clearly states her expectations and does not sugar coat her words. She has a great sense of humor too! She played very appropriate music during our bus drives, which made the trips even more relaxing and enjoyable. Towards the end of the trip, on our way to Salt Lake City, she made a surprise stop for lunch at Bear Lake, Utah and recommended the Raspberry milkshake, which was absolutely awesome! I am looking forward to taking my younger daughter on this trip in the future and hope to have Gigi again as our tour manager! Thank you Gigi!! You’re awesome!!

Paromita T. Flagler Beach, FL
9 Day Canadian Rockies, July 2019
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Trip was very good. All accommodations were comfortable and offered good amenities. Tour bus was luxurious. Driver Patrick was flawless. Tour guide Andrea was awesome. She had covered and explained in great details about points to see, joking at many occasions. Waterton, Banff and Jasper were all worth visiting. Wish had more time to see city of Calgary. Weather was generally cooperative except on two occasions it rained. Will recommend to anyone without hesitation.

Ramesh C. Orland Park, IL
12 Day Classic Alaska with 7 Day Cruise, July 2019
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Our trip was really great! The accommodations were lovely, and the train ride was a wonderful way to see Alaska. Our tour guide did a terrific job, and we really enjoyed ourselves! We took lots of photos, were well fed, and met lots of nice people. I think my husband’s favorite piece of the trip was that train ride to Denali!! The cruise was also a great way to travel. Our staterooms were very very nice, especially the balcony for viewing glaciers. All of our excursions were very well done, and each of the towns in Alaska had plenty to offer ... We feel we got great value for the money spent on all aspects of our trip. And Gate 1 really delivered on a most enjoyable adventure! Thank you for all your assistance to us. We look forward to our next trip with your help!

Jane R. Brentwood, TN
9 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton with the Badlands, July 2019
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GREAT, AWESOME and all the other wonderful descriptive words. The best tour guide ever, he was so very knowledgeable about the area. Never dreamed I was going to see what I got to see. The driver was also wonderful, he really could drive that route with ease, they need to be a permanent team. Cannot wait to take another trip and pray they are my guide and driver and I will have no worries.

Lavria S. Hammond, LA
14 Day Ultimate National Parks, July 2019
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Outstanding! Great parks, well planned itinerary, great hotels! The 14 day Ultimate National Parks Tour is a great way to experience our National Parks and see beautiful area of the USA! Our Tour Manager Leslie was knowledgeable, professional, organized and show us much more than we could have ever expected. Our driver Trevor was the best! This was our first experience with Gate 1 and were very pleased. We highly recommend Gate 1 and will definitely travel again with Gate 1!

Jim & Ellen F. Belford, NJ
9 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, July 2019
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The trip was very nice and covered a lot of places. Our guide Sandra and driver Betty were terrific. Did above and beyond. Little surprise tastings every day on the bus. The transfers went smoothly and the hotel locations were really handy to everything. I was traveling alone and felt included. This was my first experience with Gate 1. My friend and I have booked a trip next year with you folks to Southeast Asia. I hope that trip is as good as this one was!

Solange Q. Port Orange, FL
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2019
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Our trip was fantastic!!! Andrea is the best!!! We have been in several Gate 1 tours... and Andrea is the BEST! She made the Canadian Rockies come alive!!!

Robin C. Rock Hill, SC
9 Day Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks, June 2019
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Our trip was great! We had the best tour director Timothy who was very knowledgeable, organized and passionate. We loved all the information that he shared with us along the trip, we really appreciated the extra material such us maps, games, videos, and trivia that made the trip more enjoyable. He also gave us options during our leisure time that were very helpful. Our driver Eric was also very kind and helpful all the time. The hotels were nice a very good located. And the welcome & farewell dinner perfect!

Maria R. Quito, Ecuador