The Kompass Cruise was fantastic. The Cruise Manager, Jelena was a cultural GEM. The staff were great and the captain was excellent. The food was top notch and delicious, four courses every meal. The cabins were small, but there was plenty of room. I would highly recommend this trip.Marcia K. Gainesville, GA
The trip was phenomenal. Vlaho was a fantastic tour manager who was knowledgeable about the areas but also a lot of fun. I think the trip went off without a hitch and we were so pleased with the accommodations, the bus and bus driver and the schedule while we were there. I have never traveled with Gate 1 before, but would not hesitate to do so again. Thanks to you and all of Gate 1 for such an excellent experience!Emily H. Harrison, NY
Loved the trip and met likewise people on the tour from USA that were on their third or fourth. Must say something for Gate 1. You made it so easy from start to finish and we were extremely lucky to have the best tour guide, Elvis. Looking at our next possible trip. Thanks for everything.Marianne L. WA, Australia
IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!!! Our tour guide Ivona was so professional and really took great care of everyone. It was clear she loved her country and enjoyed showing us around. We had wonderful weather and the group really got along well....Met some great new friends. I am very pleased and impressed with Gate 1 tours and am looking forward to traveling with your company again.Carol M. Chevy Chase, MD
It was wonderful! We are singing the praises of Gate 1 to all of our friends. You not only met our expectations but you exceeded them. Thanks for a great trip!Susan M. Allentown, PA
Wonderful trip! Thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. I went without expectations and was amazed at all we saw and did.Jo B. Waterloo, IA
It was wonderful! Hotels were nice, countries were beautiful. We especially enjoyed our guide, Peter B, and would travel with him again. Our driver was also very competent. We had a tight connection in Munich on our way back but made it. Otherwise everything went smoothly. I am highly recommending this trip to others and will book with Gate 1 again. Thanks for your services.Barbara S. Wausau, WI
Our trip was absolutely wonderful. I can honestly say that it has been the best group tour experience I've had so far. The main reason why our trip was so excellent is because of our tour manager Peter. Peter is everything we could have asked for in a tour guide and more; he is knowledgeable, organized, caring, thoughtful, personable, entertaining, and engaging. He was able to thoroughly and thoughtfully answer every question that members of the tour group had asked about tough and sensitive subjects regarding the countries of the former Yugoslavia. His knowledge base really impressed me as it encompassed everything from U.S. and world history, politics, culture, geography, geology, and linguistics. He was also very engaging as he related stories from the past to entertain us. He also made sure the group was well cared for. Additionally, he went above and beyond to make sure our dietary wishers (my wife and I follow a vegan diet), were met. I simply cannot praise Peter enough. The travel itinerary was also wonderful. I really enjoyed each of the places that we visited. The history, architecture, and culture of each city and destination was so interesting to me. The hotels that we had stayed in were very nice and exceed my expectations.The tour bus was also very comfortable. This was our first Gate 1 tour and it definitely will not be our last.Derek K. San Diego, CA
FANTASTIC!!!!!! Loved every minute. Must sing the praises of Sandy (Croatia & Slovenia) who is the most efficient tour guide we have ever met; Gioia (Venice), who was a fantastic bundle of energy and knowledge; and Milos the bus driver, who had the patience of a saint. Trip was full and very well planned. A fantastic value for the money. Although there were two buses and 80 people it was so well coordinated that the groups managed to stay out of each others way. We have over 1000 pictures to go through and even more happy memories. This trip is a GEM. We have been on many many tours and this one ranks among the best of them.Charles C. Lakewood, NJ
This was one of the most surprisingly wonderful trips we have been on with Gate 1. The hotels were divine and the locations perfect. We had the most outstanding view from our room in Bled. The guides were top notch, knowledgeable, good natured and unflustered by unforeseen events. We have been raving about this trip through Facebook.Leslie H. Duluth, MN
Our Croatia trip was absolutely fantastic. Gate 1 really put together a comprehensive tour covering all the sites. Travel guide and coach drive did a great job. Thanks for making our holiday a memorable experience. We have travelled with other tour companies in the past but this trip rates as our best.Ronald L. Western Australia, Australia
We enjoyed it very much. Everything was handled quite professionally by our tour manager. You could tell she liked people and she took a genuine interest in us. Also, the tours, the quality of the tour guides, the hotels, really all the arrangements were done very well. We will no doubt travel with Gate 1 again. I think this was our third trip with Gate 1. Thanks for asking.Brion C. Patterson, NY
Our trip was amazing! The guide, the itinerary, the countries visited, the people in those countries,etc. It was incredible and I learned so much. You all do a great job!!! And I will look at Gate 1 each time.Kaylonn T. Gunnison, CO
The trip was amazing. Our tour director, Sandy, was one of the best I have EVER had out of the 18 group trips I have been a part of. She is truly a gem. The itinerary was so much fun. I loved the balance between organized tours and time on our own.Lisa H. Port Orchard, WA
Simply amazing. Our first trip with Gate 1. Our tour director, Sandra, was the best. We have another trip booked in Sept with Gate 1 and am sure this won't be the last. Thanks so much for the professional service you provided.Denise T. QLD, Australia
My trip was fabulous. The countries I visited (Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro is strikingly beautiful. The tour guide (Juge) was warm, friendly and displayed a positive attitude throughout the entire trip. She has excellent communications skills. The bus driver possess excellent driving skills. He manipulated the bus like it was a small car driving up mountains and down valleys. Overall, I had an amazing vacation. I believe I can say with confidence that Gate 1 Travel really delivers much more for less money. Thanks Gate 1 Travel!Jagai L. Elmhurst, NY
This was my first Gate 1 trip (or any guided tour) and it was fantastic! There was the perfect balance of planned group activities, and independent time to explore on our own. Our tour guide Kristijan was beyond great. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable but he also did a great job at keeping the group flowing well. Our driver, Igor, navigated the tiny streets like a pro! I am already browsing the website to find my next trip! Thank you for an amazing time in Croatia, Gate 1!Sara D. Ft Lauderdale, FL
Elvis, Gate 1 Tour Leader, was leader extraordinaire. I have worked in the hospitality & service arena for over 40 years. He went "above and beyond" his duties as a "tour leader". We saw him help couples that made their "own" flight arrangements (Lufthansa snafus to add into the mess) well into the LATE night with early wake-ups the next day. Elvis ensured EVERYONE was taken care of to the best possible means. We have been on 8 tours (not all Gate 1) now and, by far, Elvis was the BEST leader we have ever had. He could come up with the best local recommendations regarding restaurants, what to do in our free time, and what local product we "must" try. He was consistently on the money. We were in countries that have had a turbulent past with some still "fresh wounds"; however, he was able to present the history in a way not to offend anyone...most diplomatic. Whatever you do, KEEP HIM ON BOARD AT GATE 1!!! Mario, our fearless bus driver. My husband is from Europe and I was living in Europe for 4 years. How he was able to navigate the typical small European streets/alleys was beyond belief. On the autobahns, he had his foot consistently on the gas pedal...no jerking movements nor quick braking. Mario was definitely intuned with his position as a driver. Again, whatever you do, KEEP HIM ON BOARD AT GATE 1!!! The local guides...I can't remember all their names as I left my travel journal on the international flight and American Airlines has yet to retrieve it, however, two stand out. Nada, our local guide in Pula, was able to take near pre-historic history, bring it back to us, interacting with the entire group to make us active participants in the tour. Bravo, Nada! Then Jasmina in Ljubljana...she had the most difficult task of leading the tour in the last city on this trip. Again, Gate 1's expertise never failed us as she brilliantly showed us this unexplored gem of a city. All the local guides were exceptional and Elvis's pre/post talks after the tours further enriched our experiences. Gate 1 staff...thanks ever so much for organizing the 15th Anniversary gift on 23 November. We had a VERY small wedding (two of us and the German Justice of Peace), moved on our wedding day into new apartment, and have never had that "1st dance" in 15 years. My husband is 13 years older than I am and I beat Stage 4 tonsil cancer nearly 4 years ago so this was the most special part of the trip for us. My husband has ALWAYS told me that I had to see the Croatian coast and enter Venice by boat...we did that, just not in our small sailboat. Furthermore, I was able to see where my husband practiced as a Yugoslavian military medical doctor (1960's) in Montenegro. When I was assigned to Germany, I could not meet his mother nor visit his home land as we were dropping bombs on Belgrade. This trip brought so many stories of his to life. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!! The meals, optional tours and accommodations were fantastic, again, BRAVO. So how was the trip...beyond words and one of the most beautiful & delightful trips we have ever had. Continue to provide the top-notched service you have done on this trip. Now, if I could get American Airlines to work with me on finding my journal. Until the next journey...Diane H. Hampton, VA
Trip was great. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Hotels were lovely. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.Mary T. Royal Oak, MI
My trip was fantastic. I am very happy and impressed with this tour, especially with the tour managers (Elvis for Croatia and Slovenia & Francesca for Venice). They have gone above and beyond to assist everyone in the tour and made sure everyone was well looked after.Christopher C. NSW, Australia
We had a fabulous time on the tour, it was well planned, the accommodation was very good and our driver and guide in Croatia and Venice were exceptional. Thank you for your assistance in booking the tour.Dene O. WA, Australia
Beyond FABULOUS !!!! We saw sites we never imagined, learned so much about the gorgeous country of Croatia, ate delicious new food choices and had such fun. Our tour guide, Jasmina, could not have been more knowledgeable, personable or perfect. The optional side trips were places and experiences we would not have wanted to miss. We enjoyed perfect weather conditions, which we are told was pure luck but wonderful all the same because our pictures are treasures. We were celebrating our fiftieth wedding anniversary (two years late) and will forever feel blessed by the entire experience. Thank you and we send best wishes for a happy holiday season.Jayne S. Tallahassee, FL
We had a wonderful trip! As this was our first Gate 1 experience, we weren't quite sure what to expect, but we have been telling everyone we would definitely recommend Gate 1 and would take another trip with them. The trip was organized down to the last detail. We enjoyed all of our guides, and our tour manager Gabrijela and our bus driver Miljenko were phenomenal! And even though we extended our tour in Venice, we were not forgotten. Our guide Gioia emailed special instructions for our transfer on our last evening and even ordered a wake-up call for us! Thank you, Gate 1, for a fabulous vacation!Melissa H. Pineville, LA
Our trip was fantastic! The Croatian coast was absolutely spectacular....so much more beautiful than we expected. All of the sights, local guides, and optional tours were great and lots of fun. Our tour director, Sandra, was very knowledgeable and one of the sweetest and best guides we have ever had on our trips with Gate 1. Our bus driver, Nano, was also very professional and experienced. He got us safely to our destinations with a smile and friendly attitude. Thank you for your assistance too. We definitely plan to use Gate 1 in the future.Linda B. Little Silver, NJ
Our trip was another success thanks to your planning and accommodations! Our guide, Peter, was a fantastic guide and personality who made the entire trip fun, informative, and safe. We regard Peter as possibly our best guide of the 8 Gate 1 tours we've taken. Our bus driver was incredibly skilled at his job and kept us on schedule for all our stops. The Croatian coastline scenery--water and mountains-- was more beautiful than I could have imagined. The hotel accommodations and breakfasts were top notch. Pula and Dubrovnik were our favorite destinations, and the airport and hotel transfers were all reliable and on time! Thanks so much again! We would not use any other travel company than Gate 1.Ronald D. Houston, TX
My husband and I had a great trip. The countries we visited were very nice and beautiful scenery. Our tour guide (Peter, his Gate 1 name) was very professional and extremely knowledgeable. He was professional, but made us all feel individually that we had his attention. His personality was professional but at the same time he was funny, nice and caring. The bus driver was an awesome driver and he also was very professional.Pamela H. Lynnville, IN
Thanks, a million!!!!! The trip was marvelous. The most beautiful sceneries I have ever seen. The Adriatic Sea and the Alps are breath taking.....The tour guide, Joseph, was very informative and spoke English very well. He was very pleasant, kind and cooperative in every way. The trip was worth the cost. Thanks again.Sophia L. Sunnyside, NY
We had a great time. Croatia and Slovenia were beautiful. I think Split, Dubrovnik and Bled were my favorites. Thanks and look forward to booking another trip next year.Nanci B. Chapel Hill, NC
The trip was unforgettable….so much history and beauty. The guide Sandra (and her colleagues) were great as was the bus driver Neno. We had a great group of 40!!Janice H. Woodhaven, NY
The trip was very good. I've been recommending Gate1 and the Croatia/Slovenia trip to all my friends. My husband and I were very impressed by the way Gate 1 organized our trip. Our local tour director, driver and various guides were excellent. Branko, our tour director is the best! He was very professional, informative and very funny! We were so lucky to have him. Thanks for following up. We're looking forward to our next Gate 1 tour!Mira O. Piscataway, NJ
Thank you !! Our trip was WONDERFUL !! Our guide, Edo, was great … He tried hard to make sure all our needs were met. His running narration (& first hand experiences living in Croatia) kept us well informed on may aspects of the country and its history. The countries … Mostly Croatia, but also Montenegro & Slovenia … Were beautiful & well worth seeing. Except for our last touring day (rain storm while touring in Lublijana) the weather cooperated … making our touring enjoyable !! Food was all good … Even the fellow tour people were quite likable & fun. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone !! Thanks !!Debra C. Marathon, NY
It was wonderful, Thanks. The selections of the places to visit, the very good guides, how smoothly and efficiently everything was handled allowing me to relax and enjoy, the nice mix of organized and fee time- I've been raving about it and have already directed a dozen + people to your site. Thanks again for a truly wonderful vacation and special kudos to Juge, the tour guide. I'm looking forward to my next scheduled Gate 1 trip to Morocco and looking at Peru and Thailand.Francis M. Rockville, MD
We enjoyed our trip, our guides, coach drivers, hotels, coaches were all excellent. Everything was organised very well. Thank you Gate 1 very much for all the care taken by the company to make our holiday enjoyable.Jeanette Y. NSW, Australia
Wow! It was great! This was our 3rd time with Gate 1 and the best trip kept coming. The airline, transfers, hotels, coach, food, tours, everything is amazing and organized very well. Our tour guide Bruna was terrific, very knowledgeable and did everything to make everyone's time pleasant. We like it when she goes from front to back of the coach to show the map of the places to go. Mario, our driver, is excellent. He surprised us with a big box of tangerines, a brandy to taste, and dried figs from his family, on our way to Montenegro. We won' forget the surprise and enjoyable free dinner from Gate 1 at Epetium restaurant in Zadar, Croatia. We were soaked from the rain in some days but this did not stop us from creating great memories and finding new friends. We will definitely travel with Gate 1 again and again. More power!Rosemarie E. Bronx, NY
It may have been the most wonderful, and wonder-filled, Trip of my life! If you have not yet been there, I urge you to make plans now! Wonderful doesn't begin to describe it. I think I took over 1,200 photos, and loved every minute of every day!Arlene G. Blairsville, GA
Great Trip - Very interesting countries. Our guide Ulena was tops Very well organised, considering their was 42 of us. No complaint on number of fellow travellers. Ulena with humour told us all about her country Croatia. Its history and its current way of living. Slovenia was another gem. Needed more time there but I can always go back. Hotels very surprised on the standard and position of themin the towns. Great Food, so I will look to doing more tours with your companyHelen S. NSW, Australia
The trip was magnificent down to the very last detail. We loved our tour director Juge, the places we visited, the things we learned, the hotels where we stayed, our tour mates, the local guides, the food and wine, our driver Vlado. Even our weather was perfect! Thank you for helping us to arrange everything!Gayle F. W Bloomfield, MI
It was great and I will highly recommend to our friends! The Gate 1 itinerary was just the right combination of nature and "old" things to do and see. The location choice for the optional dinner by the beach was excellent. Our driver (Drauko?) drives and appearance a true professional. Our tour guide Maja is the best, helpful, enjoys her job, and quite knowledgeable - an asset for Gate 1.Mienrado Y. Diamond Bar, CA
My experience with Gate 1 was great, from all the aspects. Our driver Milan and guide tour Ivona showed all their expertise in their own areas. Milan, is an excellent driver in all conditions in the roads, he also has a very polite and pleasant personality. He made the experience very smooth. Ivona, provide us with excellent customer service, she posses a lot of knowledge in the history of the places we visited, was very attentive to our needs and has a great sense of humor , making the trips enjoyable. I was very satisfied with everything and will definitely use Gate 1 again.Nora R. Forest Hills, NY
The trip was AMAZING! We have been telling everyone we know, and even strangers we meet, how wonderful it was and how it was likely the best vacation we have ever taken! It wasn't just the trip but the people...both passengers on the boat and the employees made this trip! We have even talked about doing it again, but are afraid it might not be as amazing given the people...you just can't duplicate the experience. It will have to be just a fantastic memory! After this experience we will be sure to book another trip with Gate 1...in fact we are already looking at options!!!Sandra S. Chicago, IL
Wonderful! I've been raving about it & Gate 1 since we got home. Spectacular scenery, perfect mix of historic village/city tours, relaxing cruising, lovely island visits, secluded coves for swimming. The boat staff was terrific & all our connections/transfers went off without a hitch. Loved the hotel too!Pamela B. Sandwich, MA
Our trip was amazing. We had one of our best travel times ever. Our guide, Jasmina, was exceptional. The itinerary was well planned and laid out so that we were never stuck in traffic or at border crossings. The hotels were great. The food was good. Our travel companions were fun. The farewell dinner at the local restaurant in Venice was a treat. I would highly recommend this trip. Looking forward to our next trip with Gate 1.Dennis B. Morris Plains, NJ
Our trip was wonderful. We were with a mixed group...Americans, Australians and New Zealanders. Our tour directors were Inga and Sandra. They were both terrific, full of wonderful information. I can't say enough good things about the rapport we developed as a group. As for the mechanics of the trip, everything was very smooth, from our first flight out of Charlotte to the flight back from Venice. We went on this trip at a time we knew would be very busy and crowded but traveling on the Princess Aloha instead of going from hotel to hotel made things pleasant and laid back. The crew couldn't do enough for us, the boat itself is very comfortable and the Captain's dinner was a real event! I really recommend seeing Croatia from the Adriatic instead of by motor coach. Thanks Gate 1 for a really marvelous holiday.Sallie W. Denver, CO
It was really great, we enjoyed every minute of it. Trip was very well organized, nice attentive cruise manager, and crew; good food, excellent tours on the land and of course delightful swimming off the boat time. Mariana, cruise manager was giving as good advices on how to spend free time on land. Hotel in Dubrovnik was absolutely beautiful. I wished to stay more then one day there. It would be nice to have that option at the time of booking a tour. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone. Maybe one day we will go again with group of our friends.Lydia D. Paramus, NJ
It was awesome! Croatia is such a beautiful country. Slovenia was also very pretty. Our group was international-South Africans, New Zealanders, Australians and Americans.Akiko I. Mt Pleasant, WI
The trip was excellent. The coast was beautiful. Both countries were so interesting. The people in our tour were good, lots of fun and great explorers. Our tour guide Roc really knows the history of this region and all the sites we visited. Can’t wait for my next trip!!!!Janice S. Somers, NY
We had a fabulous time! Best trip we ever had. Croatia is a most lovely country with friendly people and wonderful food. The boat - The Romantic Star - was beautiful and it was so exciting to be on it's maiden voyage! Every stop we made was better than the last one and would highly recommend this trip to anyone. Both the Westin in Zagreb and the Valamar Lacroma in Dubrovnik were lovely but,... the Valamar Lacroma put us in a junior suite that we didn't expect and what a nice surprise!! The hotel itself was lovely and spacious with two huge pools - one inside and one out - both heated. Right by the Adriatic Sea with beautiful views and a lovely staff. We only stayed the one night and had to get up at 3:00 in the morning to catch our ride to the airport. They made us a bag breakfast to make sure we didn't go hungry!! It was awesome!! Would love to go back to Dubrovnik and stay there for a while!! All in all it was a most memorable trip and we would turn around and do it again if we could! Thanks Gate 1 for going beyond our expectations and giving us the trip of a lifetime!! We have traveled with you before and every trip is better than the last one.Kendall W. Pensacola, FL
Could not have been any better. The sights were breath taking, the cruise manager was the best, and the ship was fantastic. There are very few trips that exceed your expectations but this was one of them.Judy T. Mint Hill, NC
We loved it. Thanks! Peter was funny, informative, attentive to everyone's needs. Guides and various destinations also candid, informative entertaining. We loved getting glimpses of this part of the world, tastes and understanding of the cultures. Visually, amazing experience everywhere we went. Thank youSusan B. Hingham, MA
It was a really good experience. Gate 1 did a wonderful job with coordinating and setting everything up. Tina did a great job and everything we saw and experienced was memorable and very enjoyable. Milan did a great job as bus driver too. Our accommodations were top of the line.Mary H. Denver, CO
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