Hands down a fabulous vacation overall. Our third vacation with your company and they just keep getting better. Our guide, Sameer, provided a life changing experience that we will never forget. He is wonderful in every way! Whomever picks your guides should receive accolades as they make the entire experience memorable.Laura C. Chicago, IL
The sights were very enjoyable and truly rewarding. The hotels were perfect, the tour manager and bus staff were extremely helpful. A truly memorable experience of lifetime.Kevin S. Phoenix, AZ
The trip was fantastic. We all had a great time. We saw and experienced so much in such a short space of time. Our guide Mansi was wonderful, as were all our fellow travellers. 10 out of 10 to Gate 1 Travel. I would have no hesitation in recommending this trip to everyone.Michael W. QLD, Australia
Fantastic. Gate 1 - staff, accommodations , value, local tours and experiences offered exceeded my expectations. Our guide, Vir was outstanding. Because of the reputation of your company, I will even give you credit for the wonderful people that were in the group. There wasn't one person that didn't enrich the travel experience. It was a positive experience for not only our group, but for the nationals whose path we crossed along the way. There was such a respectful tone of appreciation toward the country and her people that we were able to reflect it each time we left the bus. Good people insure good outcomes. From the booking staff to the drivers, it was a delight. This was my first Gate 1 experience and I will start saving for the next. I can't think of anything that could have been done to make this better. Well done.Catherine L. Berkeley Spgs, WV
This was our first Gate 1 holiday so we were somewhat unsure how it would go having had good and bad travel experiences with other organised tours. However our local guide Bhanu was fantastic and we covered a lot of things in the seven days we had in India. The holiday was good value and the hotel accommodation, bus, and tourist sights were just right. All of the travel group got along well. It was also nice to have a nonstop flight both ways. We are looking forward to our upcoming Gate 1 Vietnam holiday and are confident that it will achieve the same high standards.Christopher B. NSW, Australia
Trip was great. The accommodation was good, the guide excellent. I can recommend Gate 1 to anyone.Joseph V. Claremont, CA
My trip was fabulous. India was amazing. Gate 1's to be commended for its organization concern for safety etc. Our guide Kapril went beyond the call of duty to ensure the trip was all and more than I could have hoped for. Thanks.Reesa S. Quebec, Canada
I had an exciting time!. Phasant did a superb job of not only making the trip fun but also educating us. I learned a lot about the culture and the history of the Indian people. The hotels were nice and clean, the food was good and the staff was courteous and friendly. Phasant, the driver and the other guy deserve tons of credit. They did a wonderful job. I enjoyed every minute of it. Gate 1, you did it again!Dahlia K. N Lauderdale, FL
It was absolutely great. Great Value for the money. Our guide Manu was the one that made our trip a dream come true.Connie T. Cedar City, UT
We both had a great time in India and the hotels were fabulous, lots of american people on the tour that had been on previous Gate 1 tours and spoke very highly of your company, so we will definitely be going with you again.Teddy C. NSW, Australia
The India trip was beyond our expectations. Great hotels, Great tours, Great food, a Great traveling group and especially a great guide in Bhanu. Looking forward to our next trip in the fall.Bradford O. Seattle, WA
This trip was amazing, perfect & we loved every minute of it!! We had the best group of fellow travelers with us, and Bhanu was a perfect guide - we loved him. This was our 4th Gate 1 tour and we plan to continue traveling with your service. No complaints at all.Marc K. Chelsea, MI
Had a great trip, very interesting place. Our tour director was very good. We thought it was great value with all the inclusions. We would be pleased to use Gate1 again.Ronald J. NSW, Australia
The trip was great. Very eye opening, coming from the US. We had a very good guide, Anurag, took care of our every need.Malcom S. Cropwell, AL
The trip was fantastic, great guide, good hotels and food,overall a good short holiday. Thanks for organising the plane seats.Stephen J. NSW, Australia
We had a great experience! Great hotels and facility, very informative and knowledgeable guide, wonderful peoples in our group. Thank you, Gate 1 and our great guide to make it possible for all of us.Soussan B. Alpharetta, GA
I had the most excellent trip. It was an eye-opening experience into a vast unknown world which India represented to me. I must say that Rachna - my tour manager, was amazing in her knowledge and experiences as well as her passion about her culture. There was not a thing I would change - from the flights, to the hotels and amenities, the tour sites visited and the bus and drivers. I cannot wait to plan my next trip there as this is just the tip of the iceberg in a country as vast as India. Thank you Gate 1 for another amazing experience.Kaisri R. Orlando, FL
Fabulous time. You have fabulous employees. Capel was great, as were all the guides, drivers and helpers. All the tours and dinners were at wonderful places. Way more than we expected.Richard C. Poughkeepsie, NY
The trip was fantastic, India is certainly a land of colour and contrasts. Our guide Bhanoo was amazing, his knowledge of history, culture and country was delivered in a very entertaining way, he looked after us very well. Food was great, Taj Mahal unbelievable, all excursions great. We felt very safe with the Bus Driver and crew, all accommodations excellent. Would highly recommend this trip. Thank you Gate 1 for this experience.Doris M. Victoria, Australia
Awesome....I had a wonderful time. My tour guide, Bhandu was the absolute best. He was very knowledgeable and had an outstanding personality. He went out his way to accommodate us as a group and personally. He added to my India adventure. I really enjoyed myself.Terri G. Detroit, MI
It was great! We enjoyed ourselves and our tour guide and his team were great as well! Informative, courteous and accommodating. We look forward to future trips with Gate 1. Thank you!Debra B. Canyon Lake, CA
Our trip was amazing. One of the best we have done. The hotels were very nice and were in areas where we could get around easy with plenty to do. The best part was Kapil our guide he was fantastic, great sense of humor and has amazing knowledge. Please pass on our thanks to him he certainly made our trip that much better. Looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip.Karen L. WA, Australia
Awesome, loved it. Gate 1 does an awesome job and our guide Shandeep was incredible!!! Looking forward to our next adventure with your company.Marie N. Hillsborough, CA
Our trip to India was our fourth trip with Gate 1. Like our other trips, Gate 1 put together a wonderful itinerary. The hotels were great and the Indian food delicious. The Taj Mahal in Agra was exquisite, the Amber Fort in Jaipur was spectacular as well as the temples in Khajuraho. To witness the cremation ceremonies in Varanasi was simply out of this world ! What a trip! Last but not least I would like to add that our tour guide Vinni was knowledgeable about his country, and took care of everything so that we didn't have to worry about a single thing. Well done Gate 1.Louise C. Manitoba, Canada
Fantastic. We met a lot of wonderful people and our guide, Manu, was terrific. He was accommodating, knowledgeable, and had a good sense of humour. The trip itself was more than we expected.Russell P. Ontario, Canada
We had a wonderful time. The tour guide, Mansi, was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained. Visiting both India and Nepal was amazing. The sites, the culture, the history, the people who were so friendly, everything was very interesting. We would recommend Gate 1 to our friends. We're hoping to plan another trip with Gate 1 next year!Pierina B. Bernardston, MA
Our trip to India was amazing! In fact, I'd have liked to continue to visit more. The guide, Vineet, was so informative, well-organized and flexible, had a great sense of humor and many anecdotes to fill in our understanding of the culture and society. All the accommodations and transportation were superb. We couldn't have asked for anything more. This was our second Gate 1 trip and were not disappointed.Laura M. Hermosa Beach, CA
The trip was totally amazing. We are still processing the entire experience. It was terrific from start to finish!Michael C. Highland Bch, FL
Our trip was amazing! Sights,food,and the people. I've never met more friendlier people. We're still trying to catch up on sleep. Looking forward to doing another one in 2 years. Gate 1 was great. So far my favorite.Dolores M. Danbury, CT
Our trip was great! We really enjoyed getting to know India and Nepal, our tour guide was very good as well as the hotels, food, and service!! Looking forward to our next trip with Gate 1 that we'll be starting this Sunday!Marcela D. Jamaica Plain, MA
The trip was great. The Taj Mahal is awesome; takes your breath away. The Chitwan Forest was impressive. Our guide, Davindar, was the best I have ever had.Douglas D. Kemah, TX
This was my husband's first organized group travel and my 4th with Gate 1. We both think it was stupendous!! India is amazing and he people are wonderful, but what made our trip perfect was our tour leader Aparna!! She is amazing in every way! Thank you for using her at Gate 1.Kathryn R. Paradise, PA
Wonderful! Anu was a great guide! Our driver and helper were wonderful too! The hotels exceeded my expectations and the included meals were tasty. The tours were organized great and we were not rushed.Penelope S. Jefferson, LA
Love the tour & Sandeep the tour guide was excellent. The Hotel's, food & people where great...couldn't fault the trip in any way. INDIA was amazing. Thank you Gate 1 TravelBeth J. NSW, Australia
Our trip to India was great. Melly was a wonderful and kind guide. We were thrilled with the Taj Mahal. Good hotels and food. Excellent drivers!Barbara L. Reseda, CA
Our trip to India was remarkable! A tremendous kaleidoscope of color and contrasts. We were both humbled and awe-inspired by the things we experienced. A trip we’ll never forget. The six cities and four villages we visited embodied such sharp differences in material culture, unlike anywhere we’ve ever seen. Most fascinating is how obvious and paradoxical those differences are the moment you arrive. Camels, elephants, goats, and monkeys, for example, share the streets with the latest model cars and air-conditioned buses. Long lines of beggars burn trash and publicly urinate outside elegant, marble palaces and luxurious hotels. Amid squalor and dirt spill there are colorful bazaars, impressive forts, enchanting gardens, and beautiful mosques and temples. The anarchy of big city traffic counterpoints the spacious yet peaceful setting of the jungle. Decay and neglect in one area portends beauty and innovation in another. It was utterly fascinating to walk the streets of each city just soaking it all in. For a country half-buried in rubble and ruin, I was immensely humbled by how spiritually rich the culture is, how warm and open the people are, and how resilient the effort has been to rebuild and preserve some of the planet’s most sublime monuments. If you’re looking for a dream resort vacation near the beach and palm trees, look elsewhere. If you’re looking to have a spiritual or life-changing experience, go to India. More Americans need to visit this country too. We’re too spoiled and self-serving in the States. An elderly woman on a beachfront in Mumbai told me, “America has everything and yet has nothing, whereas India has nothing and yet has everything.” What a humbling, inspiring insight. No words or pictures can really replace the experience. You need to see it for yourself. And you will be blessed to go with a Gate 1 tour guide like Davinder. What a remarkable, well-informed, humorous guide. He was so warm and friendly and answered all of our questions. We learned so much about Indian history and culture, more than we ever would if we had traveled by ourselves. And that’s what’s so great about Gate 1?—?they get these amazing local tour guides who are intimately familiar with the landscape, the food, the history and the monuments, and they immerse you in them. They don’t just take you to all the touristy places either. You spent time in local, remote villages, as well as have time to explore each city on your own, if you choose. The itinerary is set up in a way to accommodate a lot of flexibility. We certainly did not have enough time to explore even a fraction of everything we wanted, but what we did experience was simply amazing. One of the great educational experiences of our lives.Brandon H. Sandy, UT
The trip to India was good, well organized, everything worked. The tour guide and hotels were very good.Guenakh M. Gainsville, FL
Our trip was amazing! I loved every minute!!! We saw so much in the short time we there. The hotel choices were wonderful. The food was unbelievably delicious. The bus was very clean and new. The bus driver and porter were so wonderful. Our tour guide, Manu, knows his country inside and out... I doubt that any other tour guide could do a better job. He has a clear love of his country and respect for his fellow people. I felt very safe and secure with him as our tour guide. As someone who is also in their thirties, I found him very relatable as well. He definitely deserves a raise!!!! I hope to take another Gate 1 tour in the future!Katherine J. S Portland, ME
This was my second trip with Gate 1 travel. Taj Mahal view was outstanding and flight over Mt Everest was unbelievable. Our guide Manu was the best guide ever. Was very knowledgeable and helpful for us. He was able to answer all of our questions about history and life in India. Manu took very good care of us and we felt very comfortable. Hotel accommodations and service were very good. Food was a bit spicy but still delicious. I'll think about my next trip :))Antonina L. Garfield, NJ
My trip to India was awesome and our tour guide was exceptional. Gate 1 never disappoints. We hope to travel to New Zealand and Australia 2017 with Gate 1.Elena B. Mayfield Heights, OH
Excellent trip. Our tour guide, Kapil, was fantastic. Everything was very well organized and adapted smoothly to circumstances such as weather and flight delays. We were very pleased with the whole experience.Carl K. Vienna, VA
It was a wonderful and completely amazing trip. I have no complaints and have had nothing but wonderful things to say about it to everyone at home. Our tour guide was great and handled everything for us so we didn't have to worry or think about anything. The schedule and pace of activities was perfect. Our tour guide arranged for a special birthday cake to celebrate my mother's birthday. The hotels and food were satisfying, and the other group members were a joy to travel with. Furthermore, the bus driver and his assistant were a pleasure to travel with as well. I can't wait to book my next trip.Brenda B. Houston, TX
The trip was amaaaazzzinnngggg... We had an awesome group, good weather, nice hotels, delicious food, great people that we interacted with, very knowledgeable guide, it's more than I expected!!!! Totally satisfied with Gate1travel!!!!Jose L. Wylie, TX
The trip to India was fabulous! A little hectic but we saw and learned so much! Our guide, Mely, was the best guide we've ever had. He regularly went way beyond to keep us on track, together, informed and safe.Diane J. Quebec, Canada
Once again Gate 1 has provided an outstanding experience! Everything promised in the brochure was there and even better than promised. I especially want to thank our guide, Mr. Banerjee. He is a truly cosmopolitan individual with a positive outlook and sense of humor which made it a better trip for the entire group. I really appreciated his efforts to give us a knowledge of his country and his willingness to utilize personal anecdotes to illustrate his points. I also would like to mention our driver, Mr. Veer, who kept us safe under the most trying driving conditions I have ever seen. His assistant Kushi is also worthy of mention for the many small services and kindnesses he provided to our group. Gate 1 has come up with a winning formula for selecting its personnel and providing sterling service to its customers. I will be back.Christopher S. Lansing, KS
I had great time. The tour was excellent! Our tour leader, Samir, was fantastic. I would like to congratulate Gate 1 for hiring such a knowledgeable, caring tour leader. I will definitely will travel with Gate 1 again for my next vacation. I do not know when and where yet!Farzin L. Los Angeles, CA
This was overall the very best trip we have taken with Gate 1 or any other travel company. The great success of this trip was very much due to the exceptional skills of our tour manager/guide Aparna (Anna) Thakur. She is just an amazing person. This was our third tour with Gate 1. Our tour manager and guides were also very good on other trips, but Anna is exceptional.Patsy B. Santa Fe, NM
OMG! India/Nepal adventure was so outstanding!!! I can't give enough praises about our main guide, Aparna. She was out of this world in every way. Her commentary was excellent with historical knowledge and all preparations were perfect with our transports, lodging, flights. She was "personality plus" with a great sense of humor. John, when I first called inquiring about the India trip last March you mentioned the add on of Nepal and I must tell you that the Nepal visit was really a highlight for me. Thanks so much for offering that to me. I will certainly travel again with Gate 1 Travel and will recommend you folks to my friends.Priscilla F. Eureka, MT
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The itinerary was good, with visits to beautiful, interesting and memorable places. Our guide was fantastic……..knowledgeable, friendly, well organized and helpful. The food was wonderful and the accommodations were comfortable. This was my second trip with Gate 1 Travel and I’m looking forward to my next Gate 1 excursion, wherever that might be.Louis C. Phoenix, AZ
Our trip was fantastic. The tour lead, Kapil, is wonderful, warm and witty. He brought the group together and we acted as a family. That takes real skill! The driver, Yashpal, could drive that bus through the eye of a needle. He kept us safe and navigated us through some very challenging situations. He is definitely a keeper! Raju, his assistant, we loved very much. He does not speak English so be sure to get the message to him in Hindi that we appreciated his hard work to keep the bus in good order, his kindness during the trip and we suspect that he is a great cook too!. I personally appreciated the "down" time in the schedule. The days in Delhi and Mumbai allowed me to explore the cities on my own. If I had been better prepared, I would have spent an additional day in Mumbai. It is so easy to navigate and very cosmopolitan. Great trip experience.Mary H. New York, NY
Classic - First class accommodations, balance of included sightseeing and free time, transfers & multiple meals included.
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.
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Luxury - Deluxe accommodations, unique & exclusive experiences, exceptional food, all touring and most gratuities included.
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