Our trip was great! Adorom, our tour director, was very professional and knowledgeable and made our trip exciting, comfortable and flawless. This was our first trip with Gate 1 and my wife and I were very pleased.Mike M. Bristol, CT
The trip was wonderful! We had perfect weather so the sailing was smooth. The tulips were in full bloom! Pictures cannot do the colors justice. The cruise director, Jean-Pierre, and the activities director, Nadhem, were great and kept us moving and on schedule...The captain and crew couldn't do enough and were friendly and approachable- including the captain. It was nice to be on a small ship. It felt very intimate. We were able to meet most of the passengers on board and made several friends we will continue to communicate with. We will recommend river cruising and Gate 1 Travel to everyone we know!Kathryn R. Rockledge, FL
It was our first ever river cruise. It exceeded our expectations. The crew was very friendly and always smiling, keep up the good work. The boat was very clean, yet you never saw them working; food outstanding and so many choices. We met some of the nicest guests and hope to become friends. Overall keep up the excellent work!Thomas L. North Grafton, MA
My wife and I had a wonderful time on our honeymoon. I also want to add that our tour manager, Wesley, was amazing! He honestly made the trip for us with his organization, knowledge of the areas, humor, and overall willingness to do what needed to be done to ensure everyone enjoyed themselves. Our experience has us sold on taking another trip with Gate1 in the future.Robert B. Charolette, NC
It was another great trip. Gate 1 does an amazing job on all counts. This was a river cruise to see tulips, but the old cities were the hit for me. The cruise guide did a wonderful job and was with us on all tours. The activity director was lots of fun, and he, too, was with us on all tours.Cheryl S. Rockton, IL
Our trip could not have been any better. From landing in Amsterdam to the time we left Paris we were treated like royalty. Our tour director, Adaram was amazing! We felt so lucky to have him leading our way through Europe. He is extremely knowledgeable and a total class act. He’s a true All Pro. Pasquel, our driver falls in the same category. We felt safe and taken care of beyond our expectations. Those two work together so well. It’s really tough to find people of their caliber. I also wanted to mention our tour guide at Versailles, Nicklaus, was by far the best tour guide I have ever been around. That guy is very interesting and entertaining. My trip was complete after experiencing Versailles under his leadership. I really was impressed with GATE 1. This is a first class operation and I will continue to spread the word!!!Rita K. Lakeland, FL
The trip from Amsterdam to London was perfectly paced, and quite enjoyable. Loved every moment! Ever charmed by Bruges and Paris, shear delights. Even a rainy London proved invigoratingly stimulating. A delightful excursion.Cedric R. Fredericksbrg, VA
Our trip was very nice. We were especially happy with our Tour Manager, Adoram. He was the best one we've had in our 8 trips with Gate1!Victoria B. Rosemount, MN
I loved the trip. Enjoyed going to new cities and revisiting others. Our tour guide and the local guides were fantastic. Can't wait for my next gate 1 trip!Lidia G. Brooklyn, NY
Trip was fabulous. Seamless, from start to finish. Our tour guide Aryan was wonderful, informative, accommodating and he just made the trip one of our best.Gary P. Somers, NY
My Trip was wonderful, the tour manager (Romaine) was excellent with a great sense of humor, knowledgeable and sensitive towards the passenger's needs and inquiries. Hotels were very clean and accommodation were good. Would definitely do another trip with Gate 1.Ramona P. Flushing, NY
It was awesome! Our tour manager, Romain, was wonderful - friendly, personable, knowledgeable, funny, and totally engaged and committed to making the trip memorable, comfortable, and enjoyable. Guides on our optional tours, Nicolas and Carine, were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you, Gate 1, for a thoroughly awesome and memorable trip!Catherine R. Duluth, GA
We had a wonderful time. The combination of Amsterdam, Brussels, Bruges and Paris was perfect. Our tour guide Farid Naciri was very knowledgeable and helpful. Looking forward to Tuscany in October.Rebecca A. Staten Island, NY
It was a wonderful trip thanks to our guide, Jean. He was superb; well organized, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the history as well as everyday problems we may face in visited cities. Great job, Gate 1!Bozena C. Redmond, WA
The trip was great! We enjoyed fantastic sights, historical information and interesting stories about our destinations. Also met lots of new, friendly people. Another fun trip with Gate 1!Kenneth N Jr. Bellerica, MA
Wonderful, well organized, no delays throughout the trip. Our tour guide Michael and bus driver Rudy were very knowledgeable and friendly.Fortunato G. Brownsville, TX
Our trip to the Netherlands, Belgium, and France was wonderful. Romain, our guide, was fun and engaging. He made sure to take very good care of us. In each city there was just enough scheduled time and free time. The optional tours were good as well, and the local guides were competent and very knowledgable. This will not be our last tour with Gate 1!Stacy B. Breckenridge, MN
Our tour guide Arjan was absolutely the best! Very knowledgeable and so fun. Would recommend this trip to friends and family.Eny K. Litchfield Pk, AZ
Wonderful! Gate 1 took care of every detail, Romaine our tour guide was very pleasant, not one complaint. We thank everyone involved, Gate 1 has perfected vacations experiences. I really think you are under priced for what you offer. Unforgettable memories. Thank you!!!!Russell H. Boynton Beach, FL
It was great! Everything we could have asked for and more! The accommodations were clean and comfortable and our guides and tour director Arjan were exceptional. We are saving money for our next trip! Thank you!Cathleen B. Chatham, NJ
It was wonderful, we had a great time and the tour director (Nino) was excellent. We will definitely do another trip with Gate 1. Thank you!!Ivonne P. Warminster, PA
We enjoyed our trip and thoroughly enjoyed our tour guide, Aryn. His command of English and other languages is amazing. I so enjoyed his cultural and historical commentaries during the bus rides and walking tours. Everything was organized and professional. The food and accommodations were very good. Our fellow tour members had positive and friendly attitudes and I think that is typical of Gate 1 type travelers, perhaps more down to earth than the luxury crowd. We hope to travel with you again in the future.Judith R. Old Fort, NC
The trip was jammed-packed with activities! It would have been nice to have a few more days to soak it all in. The weather was not the best either, cold and rainy all week. But the cities were beautiful and the tour guide was great.Kristen K. Rockville, MD
Absolutely perfect! Our tour guide, Farid, was well-organized, informative, nice sense of humor- and easy to understand. Also, our local guide, Nicholas in Paris. I am amazed at how well the bus driver Cary maneuvers through the small streets. This was my third trip with Gate 1 and once again I am pleased with accommodations, food and travel.Sheryl K. Victoria, TX
The trip was excellent! The tour guide, Adoram is the best. The cities, the bus, the tours, the hotels, etc were great. We had a great time.Jose M. Melbourne, FL
The trip was amazing! My husband and I loved the tour guide, the places we visited and we even loved the other fellow tour group members! It was such a memorable experience.Sheryll B. Chino, CA
The trip exceeded my expectations. I have a friend who recommended Gate 1, so I had high expectations going in to it. So to exceed them was extraordinary. The hotels were great, the food was fantastic, & the tours were perfect. The local guides were awesome, telling us things about the city we would have never known otherwise, just wandering around by ourselves. The mix between planned & free time was perfect. I didn't feel as if things were too "jam packed" into the day to enjoy it. Our bus driver, Peter, was impressive. He could turn the bus on a dime. We never once felt unsafe anywhere he drove us. Plus, he was such a nice guy. As far as tour directors go, Marc was fantastic. I can't say enough good things about him. He's smart, funny, charismatic, personable, easy-going...everything you could want in a tour guide/director, & more. He talked highly of the company, & how much he loved working for Gate 1. He was always there with a suggestion on where to eat, what to see, what to visit. He was open about himself, & his life. He didn't mind when we asked questions, & was always willing to answer them. I was impressed by his intelligence, the things he knew about each country &/or city, & the fact that he remembered everyone's name so quickly. (I had the pleasure of meeting him at check-in, & he remembered my name at drinks.) I could go on forever about him, he is that good. Thank you for making my first trip to Europe memorable. This will not be my last trip, to Europe, or with Gate 1. (B/c i really want to explore Belgium more!)Stephanie C. Meriden, CT
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
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