Fantastic! It was everything we hoped for, and more. Everything went smoothly, and the tour arrangements, sights, and guide were all excellent. Definitely a trip of a lifetime for our family.Ingrid S. Granite Bay, CA
This was the best vacation my husband and I ever had! Farid was a great guide, we never had to worry about anything. The quality of the food, accommodations, tours, and logistics was outstanding. We truly feel the value we received was worth five times more than what we paid. This was our first Gate 1 trip but won't be our last. We wish we could go on another one right now. Compliments to you and your company.Lynne B. Trabuco Cyn, CA
The trip was great. Everything, all the details, were so well organized I didn't even mind all the rain! A little nervous about traveling solo, but that was not an issue at all. I felt very safe and secure during the entire trip. My thanks to Robert the main tour guide, the motor-coach driver, and the local tour guide in Paris. I prefer the 5-7 day trips so this itinerary worked quite well for me. Thanks for great memories and a bunch of new friends.Karen A. Hawthorn Wds, IL
The trip was wonderful. The tour was organized perfectly, and the accommodations were very good. What makes the trip enjoyable is Mr. Naciri, whose knowledge of the places visited was impeccable, and his friendly helpful and joyous nature puts everyone at ease. Mr. Naciri is your hidden gem. Overall, I would recommend Gate 1 to all my friends and we will likely sign on with Gate 1 for our next trip. We had a wonderful time.Frances L. Mukilteo, WA
Our trip was wonderful! This was our 6th trip with Gate 1 and we have never been disappointed. Our tour guide thru-out, Nino, was professional and meticulous in making sure all went smoothly. The hotels were very nice as were the breakfasts. We enjoyed the location of the hotels especially in London, Paris, and Bruges. The local guides were all good - especially Tony in London and Nick in Paris. Nick was a fountain of information regarding the Palace of Versailles, Paris and French culture in general. I wish I could have had history teachers like Nick when I was in school! We took the optional Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral tour and the optional tour to the Palace of Versailles. Both were very interesting and informative. This tour was a good mixture of programs and free time. We could not have asked for a more pleasant and beautiful day for our last day than the one we spent in Volendam. The area was lovely and it was a treat to see the historic windmill. The stop at the cheese farm was wonderful. We enjoyed learning about gouda cheese and the wooden shoe demonstration was delightful. It is so thrilling for me to see the places I have only read about or seen in pictures and movies. Once again Gate 1 delivered with a wonderful vacation we will never forget. Thank you very much!Kerry E. Winston Salem, NC
Our trip was so much fun! Tour guides were very knowledgeable. We especially liked our tour guides in London and in Versailles, very witty and animated. We hope to use you guys again for another trip! Farid was a great tour manager, he was able to help us out with general knowledge of every city we went to.Patrick L. S San Fran, CA
Trip was amazing. Our tour guide Derrick made it very memorable and had a lot of information that we would otherwise not have known. I enjoyed all the countries and the spots were chosen well Thank you for a great trip.Rose C. Corp Christi, TX
Fantastic. Our tour guide Fardi Naciri, is the best. He went beyond his time to assist each of us. Great hotels., great food. Wonderful experiencesLesly M. Scottsbluff, NE
We had a great time! Our tour guide Farid was the best!! He made everything special for everyone. I will definitely book with you guys again.Liza M. Carson, CA
The trip was beyond amazing experiences.... Not enough words could describe the good organization done on this trip. Travel representative (Robert) was such a knowledgeable kind man, everything went very well and in nice organized timely manners and still having some time to spend on your own. Hotels were great, sight seeing amazing and not a single negative thing spoiled our time. Definitely will consider Gate 1 again for our next trip. Thank you for helping me book this past trip. We had amazing timeAleksandra V. Ontario, Canada
The trip was AMAZING. Everything via Gate 1 went so smooth and made it possible for us to really appreciate our time there. The tour guides that support the trips are so informative and lovely to work with. We never faced any hiccups that can occur during the stress of travel. The trip allowed for us to cover so many experiences within a short time. I would definitely do a Gate 1 Travel trip again!Melissa R. Phoenix, AZ
Our Europe trip with Gate 1 was beyond our expectations! This was our first trip to Europe and we were a little nervous but everything went perfectly. Clare, our tour guide, was wonderful! She was so informative and handled everything so efficiently it was like traveling with a friend---that knew where she was going! We had beautiful hotels and great meals in each country. The transportation was on time, clean, and comfortable cars and coaches. Thank you for setting up this tour for us. We have already recommended Gate 1 to our friends.Sylvia P. Rockwall, TX
Our trip was just wonderful! Hotels were lovely, dinners and restaurants chosen by Gate 1 provided delicious meals. The tour guide and local city guides were helpful and knowledgeable. The bus driver was great, and the bus comfortable. We couldn't have found a better experience for the price!Kathleen B. Decatur, MI
We had a great time. Thanks. The hotels were very nice, roomy and clean. The tour guide Edo was exceptional! The places where we had our meals were also very niceJose M. Col Escalon, San Salvador SV
IT WAS AMAZING! Amsterdam was fun, Brugge was like a fairy tale land and Paris, well, Paris is Paris. The guide was wonderful, the breakfasts were the best in Brugge and Amsterdam. We did lots of shopping, went to the Moulin Rouge, Eiffel Tower, Louvre and had Palm Sunday at the Sacre Coeur! Even brought home a Paris palm from the service. Fantastic! We're ready for our next trip!Ana F. Sylmar, CA
Thanks for checking in! We had an amazing time in Europe and couldn't be happier with the level of service we received from Gate 1 starting with booking through end of our trip! Both of our tour guides (Arijan and Nicolas) were very professional and friendly from the very start. Given the recent events in France, we were slightly hesitant to go, but we are so very happy that we did. The trip was very organized and we loved that Gate 1 allowed for free time to enjoy the city at our own leisure. All the accommodations were clean, comfortable, and was walking distance from a lot of things we wanted to do and see. We did do one optional tour in Paris, "Versailles" and was impressed by our tour guide Nicolas's enthusiasm and knowledge of the place. He was also very efficient in getting us in without any wait time. Thank you and look forward to traveling with Gate 1 very soon.Youna K.Vallejo, CA
Our European vacation was awesome!
This was our third trip with Gate 1 and once again we were most pleased. Our guide Robert took care of all the details, the bus driver was a very skilled driver, the hotels were top notch & well situated.
We recommend Gate 1 to all our friends & family & we are looking forward to many more trips with the company.William H. Somerset, MA
It was absolutely GREAT! We loved our Gate 1 Israel trip last year, and this one was just as fantastic. I don't know how you do it, but your Tour Managers were simply superb. Such knowledge, such organization, such personality!!! We could not be more pleased. The sites are great, but with such incredible guides, the experience is made even greater. Gate 1 does a fantastic job!Gregory B. Bastrop, TX
We had a wonderful trip! Our hotel accommodations were lovely and very conveniently located! Our trip leader Nino was wonderful! He was so organized, available and took extra time to show us around our hotels...so we could take public transportation.
Nino seemed to anticipate our needs and he took a lot of extra time to explain things very clearly to us! This was our third trip with Gate 1 and we have been very pleased each time!Arthur D. Palm Coast, FL
Enjoyed the trip immensely... Our guide Collin was over the top "Awesome". He would have taken our entire group 24 hours per day if we asked. Absolutely incredible; can't say enough about his attentiveness and concern for the group at all times.
Our two tours with you have both been incredible because of the professionalism of the tour guides. You are very fortunate to have them on your team. Someone is doing a great job screening and hiring these incredibly talented people.
Thank you for a great vacation ... memories and new friends.Robert J. Laguna Woods, CA
Both of our trips were excellent. We really enjoyed the Sound of Music riverboat. The staff could not have been better. Our guide, Tony was excellent full of all types of information. The weather also cooperated.
Our room was well tended and we did enjoy the wine with dinner and the happy hour.
The only suggestion can make for a change is for Gate 1 to get a machine like the cruise ships use to automatically sign people in and out of the boat. It was a hassle remembering to turn in your room card for a shore card and then the same thing in reverse when we returned. This is only a logistics inconvenience.
Both my husband and I felt the itinerary was well suited for most everyone. And we really appreciated the quick town tours the tour guides provided when we had a few spare hours.Judith T. Missouri City, TX
The trip was nice and most went well. This was the first cruise for the ship so when we arrived early, they let us check in to our room immediately. We were pleasantly surprise when the purser checking us in gave us an A cabin and told us Gate 1 had upgraded our room because we had taken so many trips with you. Thank you very much for this. It was very nice to have a room with the French Balcony.
Gate 1 provided a shuttle for the early arrivals to go into Amsterdam on their own. This too, was a nice option that was unexpected. The cruise directors were very good. The crew of the Sound of Music we extremely nice and accommodating. They really made the trip special. Always friendly and smiling. I never heard anyone complaining about the crew. The food on the ship was also great. Everything was delicious and plentiful.
The itinerary was nice. Not too fast and generally we had time to do what we wanted at each stop. All of the local guides were knowledgeable and attentive. I really liked Ghent and Kinderdijk.
The ship as whole was nice and we liked that it was smaller than many of the ships we saw. As noted above, the service and quality was nice. Drinks were not outrageously priced and the happy hour each day was a plus. We also enjoyed the free WIFI. It took a couple of days for the crew to get it working properly. They brought in a IT person who apparently resolved the issue and it worked great on the rest of the trip.
The only issue we had ended up being with our room. It had a bit of a musty smell that the crew could not figure out. The carpet near the balcony door also became wet which may have been part of the odor issue. The wind blew really hard and we had a lot of rain. That may have contributed to the wet carpet. Since it was the first trip, the crew probably were not aware of the problem prior to the trip. The crew tried to hard to resolve the issue and even gave us a bottle of champagne to make up for the problem.
All in all we had a nice trip and a great time. Another successful trip with Gate 1.James D. Arlington, VA
Our trip on the MS Sound of Music was great. The ship staff and the services they provided were the best. All of the staff was friendly and very attentive. Karla was our Gate 1 representative and she too was excellent. The only negative I could think of was the ship was a little dated and in need of a upgrade.
On another note, I was pleased to read that Gate 1 Travel will have their own river boat in 2016. We have been happy with all of the trips have taken with Gate 1 Travel. This is the 18th or 19th trip we have Gate 1. I would love to have someone verify the number trips we have taken with your company. Mostafa has always been my go to guy to book our trips. He does a wonderful job.Sydney G. Lake Jackson, TX
We had a great trip on the Sound of Music and it was great to see the crew again as we were on the same ship last year on the Danube cruise. It was great to see Captain Peter, Judit, Crestian, Sylvia and Augustan and all the rest of the crew. The weather was not great at times and it was cold, windy and wet. But that didn't stop us from doing things. Some of the waterways we were on had whitecaps.
Paris was great as was Amsterdam and Brussels. The weather meant that the tulips in the fields were late coming out and we didn't see rows of different colours as we had hoped. Thanks again for your help in booking.Patrick Z. Delta, British Columbia
Absolutely excellent. We had an excellent time. Our guide, Robert, was outstanding and the services received were at the expected levels. I had some apprehension following less than excellent experience during our previous trip but the last one erased most of our concern regarding traveling with Gate 1. Hope to call you soon for our next reservation.Denis M. Toronto, ON
I was trying to find a way to describe the amazing experience I had, and I am sure, the rest of the group as well, in a way that has not been said before. I will try.
To say that we were lucky to be paired with our guide Patrick F. from Luxembourg, would be a huge understatement. Having been a tour guide myself for a number of years, I understand how delicate it is to offer a perfect balance of help, information, enthusiasm, kindness, wit, and organization with an especially large group (34), and our fabulous host and guide Patrick did all of that and then some;
He welcomed us with open arms, making everyone of us feel like we were old friends meeting again, with an attitude of utmost professionalism, always remaining so calm and charming. For those traveling for the first time, I do not think they realized how lucky we were to be accompanied by such a gem. He is more than an asset to Gate 1, he is an rare example of what a perfect tour guide should be. I would purposely book a specific date/excursion to have the pleasure of his company and expertise again. I had booked a few additional days in Paris and missed the true farewell as the bulk of our group moved on to London for the final leg of the tour.
Amsterdam, Bruxelles, Brugges and Paris were all wonderful cities to (re)discover and the pace was just perfect. I am so glad I impulsively booked this trip when I saw it on Groupon. I am looking to book more with Gate 1, considering Peru, Sicily, Thailand…They all sound so exciting.
Thank you again for this fabulous experience. Hope you receive very positive comments from all the members of our tour group, which was very nice I should mention!
Special mention to our very agile driver Christian from Bruxelles and the very energetic and witty guide Nicolas in Paris.Nancy L. The Woodlands, TX
The trip was awesome. Our tour guide Aryan was the best. We met some really nice people and have already exchanged photos through email and we are keeping in touch with them . And I am happy to tell you that I just booked my 8th trip with Gate 1 to Greece on June 30. The 11day Athens, Mykonos and 4 day cruise . I am always pleased with how I am treated with Gate 1 and you always do your best to make sure I have a wonderful time. That is why I keep booking trips with you !!Arlene K. Tamarac, FL
We had a wonderful time on our first Gate 1 adventure. The hotels were well located in very nice neighborhoods close to interesting sights and places you would not want to miss. We loved our Tour Coordinator, Arjan, who really went out of his way to help if there was anything that we needed or wanted to do. He did a great job of sharing his home city of Amsterdam with us, explaining the history and the culture of the people and the architecture, etc. All the included meals were excellent. The hotel breakfasts were all you could want. They featured eggs and meats in addition to yogurt, sometimes fruits, along with the usual European fare of wonderful rolls, croissants, wonderful coffee, tea, and pretty much whatever you were looking for in cereals.
We like each of the hotel rooms we had, especially the Hyatt in Paris, which was 33 stories high and gave us a wonderful view of Paris including the Eiffel Tower which mesmerized us with its sparkling lights every half hour. It looked close enough to touch.
The Amsterdam Canal boat ride was fun and we loved walking around Brugge and hearing all about the Begginage community.The village was so peaceful and lovely. Even our bus driver was wonderful. His name was Franz and he spoke wonderful English with a bit of a Scottish accent although he was from Belgium. He was a really fun person, helping us to take photos and very interesting to talk to.
We appreciated the small tour group of only about 15 people. It made everything so much easier not to be waiting for a huge group. It meant we could travel quickly and get to know one another better. The group was nicely balanced with young and older people from all kinds of backgrounds….very enjoyable. We thought it was great value for the money we spent. I don't think we could have found such nice places to stay on our own.
My only disappointment was the plane ride which was very tight and not comfortable. It was a long ride and the food, which you had to BUY, was not very good and was fairly pricey for the poor selection offered. I had flown Icelandic Airline many years ago the first time I traveled to Europe, and it was so different and nicer then. So I was expecting a much better experience. However, the important thing is that it was a safe flight and the staff was pleasant and professional.
Now that I have tried Gate 1, I will definitely book a longer trip with them next time, since I feel sure that they will take good care of us and offer a high quality of tour guides and staffing and great itineraries also. Thanks for all your help in booking the trip from Boston. That made the flight less arduous and shorter.Roberta M. Boston, MA
This was a really good trip, despite getting pickpocketed in Paris. The accommodations were great -- we booked Amsterdam a day previous to the tour starting as you know -- and we were able to check in upon arrival which was a nice surprise. The location could not have been better and we walked everywhere and thoroughly enjoyed Amsterdam.
Brussels was as expected, another beautiful big city; but Bruges lived up to all that I have heard about it. Charming and quaint and very hospitable. Again, lovely accommodations in a great location.
Paris Hyatt - ooh la la -- and the hotel gave us connecting rooms, very nice surprise. Beautiful hotel and location -- couldn't have been better. We were sad to leave to check into our lesser accommodations a few blocks away at an affordable price. Turned out to be quite good and we only slept there so all was ok.
We signed up for all the Optional Tours and I gotta tell you, the dinners were fantastic. What fun to go to the oldest restaurant in Paris, the Bruges restaurant was delightful and I would go back in a minute if I return to Bruges, and the quick walk from the hotel to the Amsterdam restaurant was perfect. Whoever is making these choices is doing a really good job by me.
The important part to tell you is how wonderful our guide Michael was. He was like a mother hen looking after everyone, could not have been better: thorough, funny, knowledgeable and ATTENTIVE to our needs. He is a real asset to Gate 1 -- he really made the trip. And I also have to say that Kerry, our driver, was the BEST driver I have ever had on any Gate 1 trip: yes, his driving skills were great (like all drivers), but he jumped out immediately to offer his hand to all passengers, had water and cokes on board for purchase, allowed use of the bathroom (many drivers don't), and was a genuine pleasure to travel with.
As I probably told you, we stayed 3 extra days in Paris and booked our own tours for Normandy, the Opera House, etc. which was important for us to see. We were really lucky as the weather cooperated somewhat miraculously and only rained on travel days and the day we left, Monday, Feb. 23 it poured. Didn't interfere with any plans.
By the way, we encountered several people (from Australia) who were traveling on their own as their tour company cancelled their trip AFTER they purchased airfare -- so I had them write it down: gate1travel.com. I feel like an agent when traveling and people inquire about our trip -- keep up the great work, Gate 1.
Will try to get my people together and book the Costa Rica tour soon.Jan M. Prescott, AZ
My daughter and I had the most wonderful time! In fact it was one of the best vacations we have ever taken together. Our tour guide Arjian and our bus driver Mike were great. They made our trip so delightful. We took an optional tour to Versailles and our guide Chris gave us such a detailed account about what went on behind the palace doors. He also was highly amusing! I would highly recommend Gate 1 travel to anyone considering taking a top notch vacation.Patricia J. Freehold, NJ
Our trip was amazing!!! Nino our guide was wonderful and so easy to communicate with. He looked after us as if we were family. The hotel locations were great, everything was at a walking distance!! The tours were amazing and the knowledge that Nino and the day guide in Paris have made the experience even better. It was also great not having to worry about our transportation to and from the airport. Overall our experience was great and we can't wait for our next trip with Gate 1.Alicia E. Arcadia, CA
Our trip was really great. I really enjoyed my experience in Amsterdam. I was surprised by all the canals, buildings, museums and bikes. I loved all the different neighborhoods and the ability to get around. Bruges was also wonderful. Such a quaint town and again, the walking factor was a plus. Paris was so impressive, with the old buildings, the pride , cleanliness and the history. Getting around on the Metro really made life easy . Our guide was helpful and all the hotels were wonderful. Food was exceptional in Paris. I have wonderful memories with my sister and friends. We really enjoyed our trip.
Thanks again to Gate 1Maureen S. Mount Laurel, NJ
I had a wonderful time. Nino was a great tour guide. He was a wealth of knowledge, very organized and patient with all of us! Gerry was a really good bus driver. I don't know how he maneuvered those narrow streets so well.
The people on the tour were all very friendly.
I loved all the cities we visited, but Brugge was my favorite. I enjoyed learning about all the history in Europe and seeing the beautiful old buildings. Thank you for a great vacation.Bonnie O. Lawrenceville, GA
The trip was amazing! Everything was orchestrated perfectly! My family and I had an amazing time! I have to share with you how amazing our tour guide Annemarie was! She was so helpful and sweet! She always made sure we had a great time and truly cared about us and our needs. Also our driver Kerri was the best! So nice and friendly, he always made sure to help us off the bus and always made sure to greet us when we saw him! Overall the experience was magnificent! I will surely be booking trips with Gate 1 travel again very soon!Sulema E. Hollywood, FL
Gate 1 you've done it again! My wife and I could not have asked for anything more. From the time we arrived in Amsterdam to the morning we left from London our Tour Manager (Peter) was right there to help us with all our needs. All the hotels were first class with exceptional service. We can't say enough about the guides we had; all were very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Thank you Gate 1 for providing the great service and personnel to make our trip another memorable one. Keep up the good work.George B. Gautier, MS
Our trip was wonderful! We loved our Tour Guide Dereck. He did a marvelous
job. Never had a guide that was so caring and organized. Can't say enough great
things about him. Hope to get him on a future trip. You know a tour guide can
make or break a trip. Hats off to the great bus
drivers too! Trip was beyond our expectations! We will certainly use Gate 1 Travel in the future.
The trip was fantastic. Everything surpassed our expectations, and our Tour Guide, Derek, was terrific. I enjoyed the accommodations, the locations, the breakfasts, the tours- everything was great. We are already looking forward to booking our next trip with Gate 1- the 15 day Spain & Portugal!Irene A. Mission Viejo, CA
We really enjoyed the trip. The weather was very good considering the time of the year. This was the first cruise of this season yet the staff did well. The food was always freshly made and tasty; the staff was friendly and made you feel welcome. The Gate 1 tour guide was one of the best we have ever had. Overall everything was good on our trip.James W. Pensacola, FL
Amazing! I never thought you could see and do so much in 8 days. Our guide, Dean, was so wonderful. He went over and above the call of duty so many times. Gate 1 has to value his personality and expertise. We had a great group of people. Everything went like clockwork. I would recommend Gate 1 to everybody I know. It was our second trip through Gate 1 and we hope to have at least one more.Marilyn O. Covington, LA
The trip was awesome! Our tour guide, Michael, was fabulous. He was very knowledgeable about all the cities/countries we visited, including history and contemporary life - and he made everything fun. He has a real passion for being a tour guide.
All arrangements were flawless, and timing was perfect. Our bus driver, Yves, was excellent. How he managed to maneuver the bus on some of those roads is beyond me. I am not a particular fan of buses, but I felt very safe with him at the wheel. Nicholas was our guide in Paris and he was fun and knowledgeable too. We had a great group of fellow travelers, and we were all friends by the end of the trip.
It was a lovely way to spend a winter week - our first trip "across the pond". We would highly recommend Gate 1, and all involved in making this a successful trip.Paula K.
My trip went very well and I had an awesome experience. The itinerary was followed as expected and Derick, our guide was very helpful and had extensive knowledge of all locations and historical facts. I was pleased with the changes made on my behalf for the London extension that was done independently and everything was booked without error. I plan to use Gate1 for my next vacation.Latisha H. Katy, TX
Words can't describe the amazing time we had traveling with Gate 1. Every thing was impeccably done and our guide, Derek Payne, was absolutely wonderful. Very knowledgeable and of a cheerful disposition, he gave us helpful suggestions for everything from shopping to eating to which areas of the city were best for what. We will be using Gate 1 again!Denise P. Atlanta, GA
It was amazing! I had the best vacation ever! Everything went so smoothly thanks to Gate 1, I highly recommend your company to others in need. Thanks for everything and you will definitely hear from me in the future for other trips to Europe.Eston L. Hyattsville, MD
The trip was absolutely wonderful!!! It was perfect in every respect! The boat was attractive, immaculate, pleasingly decorated, convenient and comfortable. All staff members, notably including Gunther, the tour director, and Hans, the Gate 1 representative, were skilled, polished, likable and effective professionals. The timing of visits to the various cities was well-planned and efficient, the choices of cities and optional tours was very good. The food was lovely, varied, good and interesting.
Further, we found the fixed dinner seating arrangements worked out well--we happened to be joined with two other couples we thoroughly enjoyed being with and with whom we will keep in touch. We are looking forward to our next Gate 1 cruise!!!! Thank you, Gate 1, for providing us with these wonderful, memorable experiences at affordable prices!!Karen P. Calabasas, CA
Thanks to Gate 1 for an amazing tour time in Europe. I had a fantastic time on my trip. It was a wonderful adventure and met nice people to travel with. The places on this trip were awesome and the accommodations were great. A BIG extra special "Thank You" to our tour guide Derek. He was fantastic, helpful, very knowledgeable, and I so enjoyed his marvelous British humor. I could not have asked for anything more with him. If I go on another Gate 1 tour I'd like to have him as the tour guide. Thanks again.Sandra M. Spanish Fort, AL
The trip Amsterdam to London was fabulous. Our guide, Derek, made everything easy to get around, and he was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The optional tours were great, I especially enjoyed the Versailles, Louvre and Stonehenge tours. Our accommodations were very comfortable and centrally located so that points of interest were easy to reach. As usual, Gate 1 has done an outstanding job in organizing this tour. I already have another trip lined up. Thank you for a job well done.Petra M. Eureka, CA
Gate 1 has impressed us once again! This was our third booking with you and we will keep going. Amsterdam, Paris and London was fabulous. The accommodations were great and Derek, our tour guide, was the BEST! He was informative, courteous and helpful the entire time. He was so wonderful!!!Christi K. Gate City, VA
Everything went smoothly. Thanks to our EXCEPTIONAL tour manager and sometimes guide, Elizabeth. She was very energetic, enthusiastic and conscientious. She took an interest in making everyone comfortable and fixed any little problem; Searching for lost items left behind, etc. She was, in my opinion, a true MANAGER. She threw herself right in, sometimes helping other services with the luggage etc. The Paris guide, Nicolas, was very likeable and good. All of the drivers we experienced were very good at taking care of us.
Enjoyed visiting all scheduled trips. 8 Days was just the right amount of touring time for me. We met some of Gate 1 loyal fans- All said "Trustworthy", congratulations!Annie R. Bridgeport, CT
The trip was wonderful. The tour guide, Robert, was outstanding and the local guides were excellent. We enjoyed every place we visited. It was my husband's first visit to Europe, so the experience was especially delightful. We even had sun on the canal boat cruise in Amsterdam, but the showers in Paris...that did not bother our climb up the Eiffel tower though!Lucy A. Marietta, GA
We were pleased with the trip. Our guide Dean was excellent - detail oriented and always pleasant and helpful. Hotels were located close to public transportation. Very pleased being located in Montmartre, in Paris. Thanks for all of your guidance. We always appreciated your input.Marcia B. Commack, NY
We had a wonderful time. This was our first group travel experience and we
thought it went very smoothly. Our tour guide, Annamarie, was excellent- with
her knowledge of the area, history, culture, keeping us on schedule, warm
personality and fun anecdotes - she really set the tone for the whole group and
trip. We were celebrating our 25th anniversary and she helped make it special
and memorable! The sites on the itinerary were well chosen - good variety and
no disappointments. We did all the add-on options and enjoyed each one.
The trip was fabulous. We really enjoyed Amsterdam and its friendly people. Belgium and Bruges were lovely, filled with lots of yummy chocolates. Paris was wonderful with its delicious croissants. Met lots of nice people on the trip from various parts of the country and had lots of fun. So, thank you for making such lovely arrangements.Josephine V. Queens Village, NY
Brussels and Bruges were awe inspiring. The architecture was outstanding and the beer so tasty. Belgian chocolates certainly satisfied our sweet tooths.
Paris was not to be believed. What a beautiful city! Our bus tour through the city provided us glimpses of all the important venues and we were able to revisit them during our free time. We even got to the top of the Eiffel Tower for some exciting views and picture taking. Seeing the Tower lit up at night with its twinkling lights was breathtaking! The Palace of Versailles and the Louvre were unbelievable with their gilded ceilings, rooms and artwork. I really think the Mona Lisa was smiling at me.
London looked like it came out of a picture book with the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace visited during our bus tour of the city. We did manage to dine a couple of times in some great London pubs and this was another highlight of our London stay.
Although it was raining harder than I have ever imagined, Stonehenge was a not to be forgotten stop. It's hard to imagine how those monoliths got there and what it took to place the stones.
The Roman Baths at Bath were so interesting. The Romans sure knew how to live and seeing the baths as they were so many centuries ago, still working, was something else. Bath, with its lovely Abbey was charming. Anyone taking this trip would be well advised to visit the Abbey and see its magnificent ceiling.
The hotels where we stayed were absolutely spotless and definitely 4 Star. Our rooms were spacious and clean, clean, clean. I congratulate Gate 1 for their choices. In all, our trip could not have been made more enjoyable thanks to Gate1 and Nino. Thank you for providing us with a wonderful experience.
It was a wonderful river cruise. Everything went so smoothly,
no problems at all except a little rain/ cold weather. But being from Oregon,
we were prepared for that type of weather so it was just fine.
We LOVED our Gate 1 guide, Hans. We was so charming, calm and helpful. He is fantastic.
Actually everyone on the ship was very nice and helpful. It was just a pleasant experience.
The trip was wonderful, thank you! The Crowne Plaza was a terrific experience, and had absolutely the best breakfast we've ever had in a hotel.
Susan O. Brooklyn, NY
We loved Brussels, and are looking forward to our Thanksgiving trip to Barcelona. We really appreciate the opportunities Gate 1 affords us to see new places in safety and comfort.
In a word, the trip was fantastic! Our tour guide, Derek, was excellent. He was highly attentive, informative, and entertaining. When Doug lost his passport, Derek made calls to the hotel to determine, for certain, that it wasn't left behind. He checked to see exactly what we had to do when we got to Paris to secure a new passport. He was very calming in his reassurance that this could be easily rectified and would not interfere with the trip. (He was absolutely correct - the new passport took 2 hours to secure from start to finish.)
While the group visited places where purchases could be made, like the diamond company, there was never any pressure to buy. We sincerely appreciated this.
Michel proved to be an excellent driver as he weaved the bus through the detour streets of Amsterdam , the narrow streets of Bruges, and busy streets of Brussels and Paris. He was highly professional in his contacts with us and the other passengers.
Earlier this summer we traveled with another tour group. We selected the tour because of the itinerary. That is a mistake that we will NOT duplicate. We have always enjoyed our travel with Gate1. Derek is a credit to your company and made this one of our best trips ever. We hope to travel in the future with Derek as the tour guide.Doug & Cathy J. London, OH
We had a really great time on our European trip! Hotel accommodations were very nice and personnel were friendly and courteous. We appreciated the inclusion of the transfers and breakfasts as part of the total package.
AnnaMarie was an excellent Escort and had everything well organized and constantly monitored the hotels, transfers, tours, etc. to make sure everything went smoothly. At the same time she allowed participants just the right balance of freedom and independence. She was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and supplemented the information provided by
the local guides, who also did a very fine job. Bus drivers were very courteous and managed to maneuver around numerous road blockages, detours, very narrow streets, and heavy traffic that would have driven most people up the wall.
Philip H. Elk Grove Village, IL
All in all, we are very happy and pleased with our Gate1 experience and
would recommend them to anyone seeking to book similar trips.
Our guide, Annemarie, we really very nice and knowlegeable - a real pleasure to be with.
We will probably use Gate 1 for our next trip to China in the spring.
It was very nice, we wish it could have been a little longer. So much
to see in every country with too little time. We will probably go back to Paris
again because that place is very enchanting with all of the cultures, history
and places to explore. Thanks to Gate 1 because every hotel they picked is in
the heart of the city, made it easy for us to navigate on our own in every
country we visited. We are sure that we will use your company again. Thanks for
Our trip was wonderful and it exceeded our expectations thanks to the
excellent service we received from our Tour Manager, Niko. Niko is not only
knowledgeable and courteous but he goes beyond the call of duty to make
sure everyone feels safe and secure, enjoying the trip when he is with us or
when we are on our own. He answers each and every question with such
thoroughness and patience that goes beyond anything we expected. He truly makes
the trip a pleasure, with no worries whatsoever. Everything ran so smooth,
pleasant and organized throughout the trip that we can only say that we will
definitely travel with Gate 1 Travel in the future, and we certainly hope
we are fortunate enough to have Niko as our Tour Manager
We had a terrific time. This was are second escorted tour with Gate 1 Travel. Once again everything went off without a problem. Your tour guides are first class. Derek is so knowledgeable and organized. He is a must keep for your organization! The tour choices of sites to see, and hotels to stay, and restaurants to eat at are first rate. I could go into details about our trip but would end up writing a short story. We will certainly be using Gate 1 Travel again and I tell everyone this fact. Thank you.Todd S. Broomall, PA
We really enojoyed our trip and the guide, Robert, made it all the better! He was very professional and made sure everyone was taken care of...LOVED IT!Angela Y. Biloxi, MS
The trip was wonderful, we enjoyed ourselves so much. Our hotel was in
a perfect location, a block from two of the most famous museums,
the tram and hop-on-hop-off double decker bus stop. What a
convenience for two senior citizens. A 10 minute tram ride from dam
square. I cannot wait to go again with Gate1 to Egypt next month, I
already know it is going to be exciting and well planned for us. We
are also looking to go to China later on in the year with
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.
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.
Small Group - Maximum 22 travelers, unique & boutique accommodations, enhanced cultural immersion
Independent - Explore at your own pace, without the included features of an escorted tour.