About Us


Fort Washington, PA, USA

Overseas Offices:

Costa Rica
Great Britain

Small Group Offices | Discovery Tours by Gate 1

Insight, Security, and Value

It All Starts Locally from our 18 Worldwide Offices

Gate 1 Travel was founded in 1981 with 3 employees. Our mission more than 30 years ago was simple, and remains so today: to deliver more of the world for less with quality affordable vacations, and to earn our customers' loyalty. Today, we're proud that more than 200 employees from 18 offices around the world oversee our exemplary trips - including our new Discovery Tours by Gate 1 small group itineraries - so we're always right where you are.

Local Contacts Add Authentic Color to Your Destination

When you're traveling so far, you want true and unedited glimpses of your destination. Discovery Tours by Gate 1 plans your itineraries right from our local offices, so you'll benefit from the contacts we've nurtured over three decades. And because our trip planners live where you travel, they can create unique and rewarding experiences that could never be arranged from afar.

Our Regional Presence Keeps Your Costs Down

We've been doing business with our contacts around the world for more than 30 years; the mutual respect we share translates into terrific travel deals for you. Plus, because we've got our fingers on the pulses of all our destinations, we can negotiate the very best rates with hotels and other suppliers and pass them on to you. What's more, we negotiate in the local language, with a full knowledge of negotiating customs. So nothing gets lost in translation.

We're Never Far Away

From rural byways past the rice paddies of Cambodia to a tiny village in Zimbabwe, we know our destinations intimately because we visit them often. Our Tour Managers keep in constant contact with their regional office, ensuring that your trip runs smoothly. And when local conditions - such as weather or closures - require a change in your itinerary, our team can quickly and efficiently work with your Tour Manager to make alternate arrangements. They're in contact 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ... so you can enjoy the trip of a lifetime!