Absolutely the best. China in and of itself is a beautiful country, but our Tour Coordinator, Yuan, made all the difference in creating the most memorable journey. He seemed to really care that his guests had the best time, and went extra miles to ensure that we did. He also provided rich context to our experience by sharing not only the history and cultural background but also his own candid perspectives. In all our travels, he is by far the best Tour Guide we have met and we truly feel privileged to have been among his guests.Regina C. Irvine, CA
We had a great time. We saw everything we wanted to see and more. The hotels and food were excellent. The tour manager was outstanding. We look forward to taking another Gate 1 tour in the near future. Thanks for your help arranging the trip.Roseann L. Shelton, CT
Had a great time. And Frank, our tour manager, was outstanding. Air quality was a challenge, but that was to be expected.Butler B Jr. Detroit, MI
My trip was excellent! It was more than expected and I was well pleased on how well everything was coordinated and handled. Each tour guide was great and Frank our main guide was perfect. He was well versed with American "lingo" and on China's history and culture. The restaurants we ate in were amazing. Please know that Frank was so supportive in everything we asked of him and made the trip 10 times better. Also the hotels were great!Wanda F. Owens X Rds, AL
The trip to China was great, we enjoyed it very much, and we recommend it. Jack, the tour guide, was fantastic as well as the bus drivers, the tour guide assistants, the park, the choice of tours was great, the food, the hotels, everything was great and first class. Thank you very much.Alexander S Jr. San Diego, CA
Everything went well. The group had a great time and very impressed with Gate 1. Our tour guide Jason was excellent.Ermelo C. Petaluma, CA
Our trip was amazing! We had a fabulous time, and our guide, Jason, was awesome. We couldn't have asked for a better guide, tour or group. We have traveled with another much more expensive tour company in the past so we weren't sure what to expect with Gate 1, but you far exceeded our expectations. We definitely will travel with Gate 1 again.Dusty T. Elk Grove, CA
Our trip to China was fantastic! Gate 1 surpassed our expectations. Stone, our tour manager in China made our trip very enjoyable as well as educational. I will definitely be checking future vacations with Gate 1.Violeta P. Clifton, VA
Our trip was terrific. “Stone” was marvelous—articulate, knowledgeable, patient, well organized, upbeat/humorous at all times, attentive to everyone individually, and went above and beyond for us whenever possible. We saw so many amazing things. The river cruise was excellent, with great rooms, good food, and an outstanding staff. This trip was a super deal and we will certainly consider Gate 1 for future travel.David R Jr. Centreville, VA
The trip to China was excellent and enjoyable. The hotels in Beijing and Shanghai were in good locations and have provided good services. We were totally satisfied with your Gate 1 services. We will recommend to our friends and relatives for their vacations to use Gate 1 travel.Ali F. New Castle, DE
It was amazing! A great group leader and incredible excursions! I would do it again in a heart beat!Ruby C. Beaumont, CA
Gate 1 exceeded my expectations. Our Guide "Sam" and the local guides were professional, enthusiastic, and informed. The hotels were exceptional with great breakfasts. The Victoria Cruises Ship on the Yangtze was a treat. The flights on China Eastern were top quality. This was my first Gate1 trip. It won't be my last. I have already booked two more trips. A great trip, for a great value. Keep up the good work. It's appreciated.Russell P. Mantua, NJ
We had a great trip. Everything went smooth and we enjoyed every minute of Japan. We would use Gate 1 again for our next long trip.Mark M. Millani, HI
It was incredible! We saw several bucket list sites including the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Terracotta Warriors. We will never forget China. Thank you for your help in putting everything together.Jerod C. Wilmington, NC
The trip to China was excellent, and our tour manager, Frank, was the best manager I have ever had with Gate 1. He is what made our tour very exceptional. He did everything he could to make our experience really exceptional. I will never forget his many thoughtful kindnesses.Carol S. Alexandria, VA
Thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful adventure for me and my partner. It was better than i expected. The guide that u blessed us with was fantastic. Joan made sure that ever thing that we needed was taken care of. No one worked harder for us during this trip. I can't say enough about her and the accommodations that we had. I can't wait to take another trip and I will definitely use Gate 1 again. It was WONDERFUL!!!Beverly C. Hyde Park, MA
The trip was awesome. All the guides were very friendly and knowledgable. Tokyo and China both showed their uniqueness in cultures and struggles in daily life. The people were all very welcoming esp. Chinese people. I will highly recommend this trip to anyone wanting a taste of both countries as there is just too much to see in 2 weeks. Thanks again for putting together another wonderful trip.Manuel O Jr. Sun City West, AZ
Totally amazing!!! Gate 1 is 5 plus star!!! Can't think of anything not done to the utmost! Hotels, restaurants, transportation, excursions all amazing!! Local guides and Frank, our tour guide absolutely great!! Thanks so much!!Billy M Jr. Fredericksbrg, VA
Our trip was wonderful. It was very well organized. Every detail was looked after by Gate 1 and our tour director and local guides. Truly enjoyed all the sights, the food, the cruise, the accommodations and the other travelers in our tour group. Would definitely book with Gate 1 again in the future.Michele R. Uppr Marlboro, MD
The trip to China was an absolute winner! The guides ( especially Ahwen and Jenny) were terrific, points of interest and scenery outstanding. I especially loved the giant pandas and cruising the Yangtze ( a childhood dream come true). The meals were excellent and our group loved being introduced to rice-stuffed baked pumpkin. The acrobat evening show was awesome. This was my first Gate1Travel trip and I hope it will be the first of MANY. Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for making this all happen!Judith P. Lawrence, NY
The trip was great! As always (all Gate 1 tours that I have been on) it was very well organized, with a very interesting itinerary, very knowledgeable tour guides (tour manager as well as local tour guides), good hotels, delicious food. Thank you to Gate 1 and all of you!Elena B. Worcester, MA
It was absolutely amazing!!! The entire vacation package process was so smooth, there were absolutely no issues that we ran into. We will be using Gate 1 for every annual trip that we take from now on. I cannot say enough positive things about our experience. It was simply wonderful!Buddi B. Titusville, FL
The trip was AWESOME, thanks to Stone, our guide...he's the best. The tour was great because of his abilities to foresee and plan accordingly to any potential needs of the guests. I highly recommend him to be a permanent part of Gate 1 in that part of the world! It would be your loss if you don't.Nestor B Jr. Jacksonville, FL
We traveled with Gate 1 on the 12 day China with Chengdu. This was our 12th Gate 1 trip! As usual Gate 1 took care of everything. Maggie, our tour manager was outstanding! She was always available for questions we had. I enjoyed her sense of humor. We took advantage of all 4 optional tours. We particularly liked the Tang Dynasty show and the acrobatic show in Shanghai! The intra China flights were a breeze. Baggage handled, boarding passes handed out without waiting in line at the airports! I was particularly impressed that a Gate 1 representative met us at the Shanghai airport when we were flying back to the states. Gloria was helpful guiding us through the checkin counter. We were able to experience China through the people, places, food, and stories! Thank you Gate 1!Rose M. San Antonio, TX
Our trip to China was wonderful!! Jessica our tour guide made this trip extra special. She's an excellent tour guide with a lot of enthusiasm and love for her country. Jessica made the country come alive for us. Our local guide Shirley and Louise were also wonderful. Our hotels were all excellent with fabulous morning buffets that appeal to both the east and western pallet. This was a trip that we had wished to do for many years and I am so glad that we were able to do it with Jessica. We are all very proud to be part of Jessica's family!!Rosemary T. Sunrise, FL
A wonderful experience thanks to our tour guide Joan. Her hard work was observed throughout the entire trip. Under her watchful eye things ran smoothly, as she saw to all the details. Gate 1 has given us a most interesting and diverse travel experience of China.Mitkish S. Punta Gorda, FL
Amazing. Our tour guide, Joan, was like a momma hen. She took care of every detail along the way. She watched over us at every hotel, airport and restaurant. She was so knowledgeable about culture, language, religion, daily life and the Chinese people. She made the trip so much more enjoyable. For me it was the trip of a lifetime. I'm so glad that I chose Gate 1 and so I've already booked my next trip thru you.Patrice K. Leland, NC
The trip was amazing, our tour director Eric and our local guides Jenny and Ariel were all A+ . Eric is very warm and caring , Ariel was a delight and so is Jenny. We learned a lot about the places we have visited; they were all very knowledgeable and provided us with so much information. I highly recommend this trip/ Gate 1 to my friends.Generosa S. Brooklyn, NY
It was amazing! I learned a lot and completely enjoyed my time in China. Yuan, the Tour Manager, was outstanding! He made the trip so easy and he was also so full of knowledge. This was an unbelievable trip!Tonya O. Phoenix, AZ
Words cannot describe it!!! From the moment we stepped off the plane in Shanghai until we left Hong Kong it was a wonderful and truly educational experience. I believe a tour manager can make or break your trip and we were so fortunate to have the best!!!! Jason Liu was our manager and he was incredible. It was that wonderful smile that greeted us every morning to start the day. He was so organized, knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with...he truly made us feel like his family. Each day was a new adventure but he had us well prepared for it. All of our local guides were good but Ariel in Shanghai like Jason stood out from the crowd. Her commentary and wit made each day so enjoyable. It truly was a trip of a lifetime....thanks Gate 1.Margaret M. Ontario, Canada
We loved our Gate 1 Tour to China. It was so much more than we expected, the interaction with some of the people, our remarkable guide, Jason, and the group we were traveling with were all so interesting. We learned a great deal, in fact I have 7 pages of notes from Jason's talks on the bus and onsite at the many varied locations. The 4 days on the Yangtze was special, the extra excursions were fascinating. We traveled thousands of miles it was tiring at times but so worth it. Having traveled to over 70 countries this our first experience on a group tour. We would do it again, as the led groups give you more information than you could get on your own. The knowledge that most of your meals, hotels, transportation were taken care of, makes for a lot less stress. The hotels for the most part were 5 star and the variety of meal options everywhere we went was a real pleasure. Thanks Gate 1! We are looking forward to our next adventure with you.Michael G. Sn Luis Obisp, CA
AMAZING!!!! OUR GUIDE WAS THE BEST EVER!! HOTELS WERE 1ST RATE, MEALS GREAT!Martina M. Columbus, OH
It was awesome. This was my 4th trip with Gate 1, all of them fantastic! Melinda, our tour operator went above and beyond. She did everything she could to make everyone on the tour have the best time possible. We saw everything in the brochure and could not ask for more. Thank you!!!Linda S. Anoka, MN
Best one!!!! Great Tour Manager, congenial group, super itinerary. In summery: We visited China but we experienced its people!!Robert C. Fuquay Varina, NC
Fantastic! Loved the food, accommodations and our tour guide. Will definitely use Gate 1 again.Douglass A. Tucson, AZ
Our trip was wonderful! Ivy our tour manager was awesome! She was so knowledgeable, personable, friendly and very helpful. I got sick with a cold on the 3rd day and she took me arm in arm to a pharmacy to get cold medicine. We added additional tours and so glad we did! This was our 3rd trip with Gate 1 and cannot say enough about the tours, tour manager and the company. I tell everyone about Gate 1 and how reasonable, how nice the hotels are and what a great time we have each time we travel with them.Renee F. Bethlehem, PA
Our trip was wonderful everything was perfect. Our tour guide Jason Yin was more than perfect he did everything to make us comfortable and enjoy ourselves five stars for this great tour guide.Silvia B. Philadelphia, PA
It was a great trip as we really got immersed in the Chinese culture for the two weeks we were touring. Our group became like one big family and we are still connecting with them via FB and email. Jack, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us on schedule. Participating in morning exercise at a park in Xian with the retired Chinese was a true highlight along with having tea in a Chinese home in Hotong, a district in Beijing, was a memorable experience. This was our 5th Gate 1 tour, and we will definitely continue to travel with Gate 1 in the future.Karen L. San Antonio, TX
Our trip was absolutely fabulous. We don't usually enjoy big cities but Tokyo is in an entirely different league from most other big cities we have visited. There are a lot of people but it didn't feel crowded because there was no tension caused by fear for our personal safety,no trash in the streets or aggressive behavior from pedestrians or store clerks. What an enjoyable but short cultural experience. We had no problems finding our excursions or transportation.Emily C. Charles Town, WV
My trip was amazing. What I thought of China before the trip is a completely different picture now. I enjoyed the knowledge of every tour guide assigned. Thanks again for another wonderful vacation.Randy T. Los Angeles, CA
We had a lovely trip. The weather turned out great, we visited some really neat sights, and had some fun, unplanned adventures! We cannot wait to go back. Now, we are just trying to get settled back into ordinary life! Thank you for all your help making the trip go so smoothly!Casey F. Lawrenceville, GA
The China trip, with Gate1, was one of the best trips we have had the opportunity to take. Our China tour manager Melinda just did a most excellent job of guiding and informing us of China matters. We can also state that everyone in our group no doubt must feel similar. Everyone just felt so positive and Melinda was the main catalyst for creating this feeling. We enjoyed this trip immensely.Lynn H. Arnolds Park, IA
From the beginning in Shanghai to the end in Beijing, Gate 1 representative Melinda took wonderful care of us. Everything was well organized, the hotels, the restaurants, the activities were excellent. Our group became one big family of friends at the end. It was overwhelming at times with early wake up calls but we managed. Now I have to organize my pictures. We will definitely keep Gate 1 on our agenda for future travels.Sumru G. Charlotte, NC
We absolutely loved it. We thought we would never get as good a tour guide as we got on our first Gate 1 trip, but we actually did get one just as good! I am so pleased with that consistency in quality. I know we can only afford to travel abroad about every third year but we will book through Gate 1 in the future, for sure.Suzanne M. Philadelphia, PA
We had a great trip: it was well-organized, the hotel was way nicer than we expected, and the food was amazing. Couldn't believe we had 5 breakfast choices every morning - top notch! We'll definitely consider using Gate 1 again.Hillary M. Seattle, WA
Wow! Gate 1 really lived up to its "more of the world for less" motto on our 14 day tour of China last month. What an amazing trip it was! Everything about the tour was first class from the tour manager and local guides, hotels, food, excursions and transportation. The itinerary covered all of the historic and modern day sightseeing destinations in China and we cannot think of one place that we missed. One of the highlights of our tour, and a stop exclusive to Gate 1, was the visit to Xingqing Park in Xian where we joined the local residents in their morning tai chi exercise, folk dancing and singing. It is an experience I will always remember! Special recognition for making this such a wonderful trip must go to Jason Liu, our tour manager. He led our "tour family" of 24 on a trip of a lifetime and did a fabulous job. I cannot imagine traveling to China without him. Jason worked 24/7 to ensure we all had a great time.and we did! Our group is talking about taking another Gate 1 tour together in the future!Jane M. Niceville, FL
Our trip was FABULOUS! It was our first guided tour with Gate 1, and we were impressed by the quality of the food, tours and service. Our tour guide, Jack, was exceptional, as were local guides Louise and David. We will certainly be traveling with Gate 1 in the future.Adriana C. Miami, FL
We had a wonderful time in China. The scenery was wonderful, the food was excellent and the local guides were very good. However, we will have to single out our tour manager, Joan. She was one of the best tour managers that we ever had in our travels. She was efficient, gracious, articulate and has tried her best to please all of us. And she has succeeded wonderfully. We must congratulate Gate 1 for having the foresight to employ such good workers in your team. Once again, many thanks for a wonderful tripAlan H. NSW, Australia
Thank you for your email re our recent trip, it was fantastic, the tour was great the other participants were all nice people and we all got on just great. What we saw was exactly what we went to China to see, the hotels were great the food and meals terrific and the organisation could not be faulted, having said that JOAN our tour leader should take the credit for this as from the moment we landed and met Joan, she made sure that everyone was on time and that if you had any problems she wanted to know about it . ....I think Joan did a fantastic job and Gate 1 provided a great tour.....Kenneth Y. NSW, Australia
Our trip was wonderful, thank you so much. I will recommend Gate 1 travel to everyone I know.Amy D. Anchorage, AK
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