Fabulous!!! We had a wonderful time, saw beautiful sites, lots of history, enjoyed the company of our guides and travel friends, and had lots of fun in the process!! Our tour guides worked very hard to accommodate our every need, and put in a lot of extra effort to put in local flavor in each country, and were extremely knowledgeable and eagerly shared their knowledge, which made our trip that much more action packed, beneficial, and enjoyable!! We will definitely travel with Gate 1 in the future, and will highly recommend Gate 1 to our friends!! Thank you for all of your help with our bookings!!Sharon H.
I would just like to express the excellent job done by our tour manager, David. He made every person on the tour feel special, went out of his way to be helpful in every city by giving personal insight for food and sites to see, and managed to add some bonus sites that were not on the itinerary. Also, our driver, Gerard was exceptional!Christine R.
Just returned from a 10 day escorted tour to Ireland, May 15-24. The tour was very well organized. The tour manager, Anne Marie is a very loving, caring, knowledgeable person who took good care of us the moment we set foot on the hotel upon our arrival to Ireland, till the very last moment of our stay when we received our Covid test result. Her going the extra 10,000 miles to be there for each and every tour participant is a tremendous feat I will never forget. Gate 1 travel is not only good at getting the best hotels and tour activities, it is also a very caring travel company.Kian Y.
My trip to Ireland with Gate 1 was a wonderful and memorable experience and one that I could recommend to others. Doug, our tour guide was knowledgeable, ever thoughtful and went the extra mile to ensure our needs were met. His travel commentary was interesting and filled with fun factoids and observations which made the trip extra special. TJ, our bus driver, got us to our destinations safely and comfortably. Our hotels were great, offered all the amenities we could want, and were conveniently located to shopping, restaurants and city sights. Loved, loved, loved the Gaelic Roots show at the Killarney Hotel a short walk away. Thank you for a terrific trip. I look forward to the next one.Margaret B.
Our trip to Ireland was FANTASTIC! I cannot say enough good things about our Tour Manager, Linda. Give that woman a raise so she will stay with your company! I can't imagine that anyone else could be as knowledgeable, thorough, organized, responsive, kind, and simply LOVELY as she! Our traveling companions often commented to each other that we felt so well taken care of by Linda. She is a jewel and really made the trip for us -- besides the beautiful, clean, fun and fascinating country of Ireland!Susan N.
Our trip to Ireland was outstanding! The consistent talk within the tour group was how impressed we were with the overall tour and our guide, Sheila. My wife remarked that in the future, we may look back upon this trip as being the best vacation we experienced together.Kevin L.
Wonderful! Weather was perfect! Edwina, our guide was outstanding! Her informative, humorous story telling was second to none. She truly made the trip. John, our bus driver was very professional! Look forward to another Gate 1 Travel trip.Michele K.
We just completed the 11 day Ireland and Belfast tour. It was BRILLIANT. We had Sheila as our guide. This was my 9th trip to Ireland and I learned so much from her. She was like a family member taking us around showing us all the special beautiful spots. She talked about history, culture, stories, played music and she gave 110% Our driver Martin was fantastic a great Galway Man. Thank you all who made this possible.Kathleen G.
I generally am not one to reply to surveys but I was so impressed with our tour guide Maureen that I felt I should give her a thumbs up. She was by far the most organized, friendly, knowledgeable tour guide I have ever had. She had detailed information at every stop and all places in between. Talking with others in our group I think she was the key into transforming a vacation into a great vacation and memorable experience. The experience was way above a simple self guided vacation and well worth the cost of a discovery tour. I would highly recommend this vacation because not only is Ireland beautiful and the people friendly but the tour with Maureen was excellent.James H.
Our tour was perfect from beginning to end. Our tour guide manager Lenny was professional and personable and has a deep understanding of the history of the area which made the experience come alive. He was extremely very good and very flexible. Lenny was outstanding person to spend 14 days with his knowledge of Ireland and Scotland. His knowledge of history we visited was incomparable and second to none. He was clearly passionate about the landmarks he showed us and goes above and beyond his duty as a tour guide / manager of our trip. Many thanks to our driver Brian , Nothing was too difficult or inconvenient for him. OUR TOUR WAS A JOY, EDUCATIONAL AND TREMENDOUS VALUE FOR WHAT WE PAID FOR. OUR THANKS TO TRAVEL 1, LENNY AND BRIAN.Rebecca H.
Gate 1's tour guide on the 16 Day Scotland and Ireland was a tribute to your superior offerings; David may be one of your Gate 1's most valuable assets, and he is most definitely one of your best tour guides. Yes, Gate 1's offerings were superior: the stops in both Scotland and Ireland were perfect; the bus was immaculate; and the hotels and their locations were excellent. But, it was David's extraordinary abilities and talents that made the trip truly exceptional. He possessed all the qualities that I have come to expect from Gate 1 tour guides: knowledgeable of the history of the countries and sites visited as well as knowledgeable about local offerings; organized; personable, interesting, and approachable. What sets David heads above the rest is his attention to detail (writing our names on both sides of the name tags so that the name could always be seen); arranging extras along the tour to accommodate requests; giving so freely of his time to ensure that travelers had a good time during independent time; solving problems that clearly were not in his domain, such as clearing dinner dishes and serving coffee and desert when the hotel staff could not due so because of a shortage of workers; etc. What was phenomenal was David's passion for his work: he did not rest until each and every traveler felt that David was his own tour guide and he made sure each traveler was made to feel special, genuinely liked, and cared for come what might. And as if all that was not enough, he was so entertaining and witty that he must surely hone these skills by endlessly practicing. David was "Simply the Best," and therefore Gate 1's Scotland and Ireland trip was as well. Kudos to David for a job well done, and Kudos to Gate 1.Charlene P.
A special thanks to our tour guide Martina and our driver Michael. Martina's experience, knowledge, attitude, and enthusiasm added so much to our trip. We never felt rushed or pressured. Martina was just outstanding in every way. Our driver Michael was superb; we always felt safe and he was always kind and helpful. We highly recommend this tour; and hope you have the team of Martina and Michael!Donald C.
John , the tour manager, far exceeded our expectations. I already gave him an outstanding rating on the Gate 1 questionnaire but wanted to make the effort to give him a special commendation. The driver, Tom, was also excellent. The hotels were over-the-top excellent. Even the local guides were excellent. My wife and I actively recommend Gate 1 to our friends. Most say they have never heard of Gate 1 but will look into it when they travel. We will book again with Gate 1 and even try to connect with the same tour manager.Donald B.
I want to thank Lennie, our tour director, for all his friendliness, kindness, knowledge, and overall helpfulness. He was about as good as it gets when it comes to tour guides. He was always there if we had a concern or a problem and was very accessible. He was very pleasant and knowledgeable about every aspect of our tour. Our bus driver Mike was excellent as well, and they worked very well as a team. To sum it up, my daughters and I thought the tour was spectacular, unparalleled, and "electric"!Diane W.
This was my first trip out of the United States and I wasn't sure what to expect. I was extremely impressed with my Gate 1Travel experience. Our guide, Martina could not have been better. He knowledge of Ireland, the cities, towns, history and customs was unbelievable. She made each member of the group feel as they were the most important person there. TJ, our driver was one of the most friendly and considerate people that I have ever met. His driving skills were incredible. He put that bus in places that I thought were impossible. I thought that my trip to Ireland was a once in a lifetime occurrence but because of the fascinating places and the beautiful landscapes, I am already looking forward to a return trip. I cannot express enough the professionalism demonstrated by the tour guides. They were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Martina and TJ surely made this a trip that will remain a treasured memory. They both should be recognized for the excellent, friendly and professional service they provided. Thank you.Joseph M.
My daughter and I had a wonderful time on our recent Gate1 adventure to Ireland. This was my third Gate 1 trip and her first, and everything worked liked clockwork from beginning to end; even the weather was fantastic. Our tour manager Matthew was the best. He was courteous, helpful and knowledgeable and shared many interesting stories of Ireland and life there. Our bus drivers Lee and Dan were skilled and careful and made sure we arrived everywhere safely. Its no easy feat driving a bus on those narrow roads but they did it well. The hotels on this trip were well located and we could walk from our hotels to the various town centres, pubs and attractions. We saw so much of beautiful Ireland on this tour including the major highlights and really enjoyed it. Thank you Gate 1 Travel.Nadine H.
What an incredible trip I had. Anne Marie our guide was excellent! She was friendly and efficient and attended to everyone's needs and we were a large group! Tony the bus driver was an incredible driver. Always got us around to places on time if not a little early and once down a narrow road he had to reverse the bus to get us out as we couldn't take the route. Everyone clapped when he completed the task without breaking a sweat. Also always friendly and courteous helping ladies down off the bus. I was impressed with all the hotels. The accommodations were better than expected and helpful. All close to the center of everything so we could walk to many sites to visit. I will certainly use Gate 1 again and I have already recommended the company to many of my friends!Christina C.
Thank you Gate one for organizing an amazing trip. The trip was exceptionally wonderful. I had a blast visiting amazing places and meeting fellow travelers. David took great care of us. He has so many great qualities that makes him a superb tour manager. He was knowledgeable, organized, and easy to communicate with. He shared many stories and songs. I was also in awe of Michael's driving skills. He maneuvered that huge bus in narrow places. I will always be a Gate one traveler, because I don't think any company can beat what this company delivers. I should also mention Jim, our guide in Belfast. He was so passionate about sharing the history of his country with us. It truly opened my eyes to the struggle the people of Ireland faces. It's the love of history that makes me appreciate traveling.Beni M.
The 9 day affordable Ireland Tour was not only my 1st Gate1 tour but my first trip outside the United States and I could not have been more pleased. My expectations with the quality of the hotels and meals provided as well as the tours planned were all well exceeded. I know that Gate1 didn't have any control over the weather but for off season in Ireland we had the most beautiful weather; very little rain and wind and the temps were not bad at all, and on the day that we went to the Cliffs of Moher it was blue skies and sunshine! The best part of the trip was probably the underlying support of our tour manager, Linda and coach driver Sean. They were both the cream of the crop when it comes to customer service. Linda not only did a fantastic job leading the tour and providing us with historical, fun and informative information but she also was caring of each person in the group and was the mother hen making sure all her chicks were doing well throughout. It wasn't obvious, but with my background I know that she worked hard to make sure that things were organized and smooth and dealt with issues so that we would not even know there might have been problems. Sean was amazing as well. It takes a special talent to navigate a huge bus on the narrow roads and tight corners and small town streets in Ireland and he did a superb job. He kept our coach clean, was friendly and always had a smile. Having these two as the foundation for the tour made the travel and memories just that much more special. I will definitely look to Gate1 first when considering my next vacation!Diane F.
Just returned from my first Gate 1 tour (12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland) and am now committed to Gate 1! This tour was the best I have ever taken and I have traveled with numerous other companies before. The hotels were ALL centrally located and top notch. Our Tour Director was friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about Ireland as a whole, not just certain cities. She, our coach driver and all hotel staff were very Covid conscious and we all felt very safe. Everything ran smoothly and I'm ready to go again. Great job, Gate 1!Peggy F.
I would like to commend Edwina for providing a wonderful tour experience in Ireland. Her professionalism, knowledge, and friendliness made my trip top notch. I've not travelled with Gate 1 before, and Edwina made the trip memorable, and comfortable, especially in this uncertain time of COVID. Thank you so very much!Margaret D
Our 16 day Scotland/Ireland tour was over the top wonderful. Our tour manager, Patrick, is the perfect guy for this job. He took total care of us from the minute we arrived at the hotel in Edinburgh until the morning we left Dublin for the airport. I cant say enough wonderful things about him. He shared so many stories that made the history of the beautiful cities come alive. He was an expert on the ancient history as well as current events in both countries. Since my ancestors come from both Scotland and Ireland, every single part of the tour was exceptionally relevant for me. He also shared music from both countries which made the long bus intervals fly by. He was knowledgeable about so many different aspects of the culture. the peoples and why this happened and why that happened. I only wish my former history teachers could have done as good a job as Patrick. Also our driver, Bryan, was also over the top wonderful. How he maneuvered that huge bus down those narrow lanes and around the mountain curves was amazing! and the hotels were also over the top wonderful. Overall our favorite tour so far and we plan to travel many more times with Gate 1 Travel.Saundra D.
My trip was wonderful. I really enjoyed the structure of the trip and what was included. I typically book my own itineraries so I appreciated the amount of free time. I did not want to drive in Ireland but wanted to cover a lot of ground so this trip was the best of both worlds. Patrick was a perfect guide. I enjoyed his stories and facts as we drove along. He was very accommodating for the group and really made sure everyone was enjoying themselves. I certainly learned a lot from him. Eddie was a fantastic driver. I don't know how he got that bus around the curves of the Ring of Kerry! Very impressive. He was also so sweet and goofy. My travel buddy and I agree that he made our trip! I can't say enough things about Patrick and Eddie.Francesca C. Woodbury, NJ
The trip to Ireland was excellent. The hotels were very comfortable, the food was very good and the service was excellent. Ireland is a beautiful country and would definitely go again. The tour guide, Patrick, and driver, Eddie were superb. Gate 1 tours are the best and will definitely be traveling with Gate 1 in the future.Margaret A. Levittown, PA
We had a great trip. Doug was the best tour guide we have ever experienced. Loved the hotels we stayed in during our trip. Very pleased with Discovery.Jerry and Julie M. Ivins, UT
Outstanding…Our tour guide Alacoque was truly outstanding. She brought the places we visited to life with her stories about growing up in Ireland and her amazing knowledge of the history of Ireland. We highly recommend Gate 1 and look forward to traveling again as soon as possible!!William R. Santee, CA
It was wonderful, in every way. I am so impressed with Gate 1 and I didn't expect to be. Our tour guide, John was fantastic. The pace was perfect; hotels, food, scenery, activities, everything was simply wonderful. I could have gone on and on and on...…......great trip !!Joanne W. Ashland, NH
It was wonderful. Our hotels were authentic and comfortable, and the food was excellent. We will be looking at Gate 1 for future trips.Judith B. Hardy, VA
Out trip was great. Edwina, our guide, was fabulous. She was very knowledgeable about Ireland. She covered every topic imaginable. We stopped at many unexpected places. So glad we took the tour through Gate 1 as we wouldn’t want to navigate the narrow roads of Ireland. The tour was very well-planned with a good mixture of bus, tour, and free time. Thanks for your help in booking. You will hear from us again.Jennifer B. West Hartford, CT
Our trip to Ireland was AMAZING and it was all thanks to Lenny (TJ the drive was incredibly good too)!! He was awesome, we couldn't have asked for a better tour manager. He went above and beyond for everyone. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining, We always felt comfortable talking to him and asking questions. I really appreciated the fact that we left early to beat the crowds, and then had the evenings to explore the town we were in! Everything was very well thought out and planned perfectly. I don't know how I can go on another trip without Lenny! We were so spoiled having him, I don't think any other tour manager could compare. We had an great experience though, we will definitely book through Gate 1 again! It's the way to go when visiting a city for the first time! You definitely hit all the major spots and must sees!! Thanks for such an amazing trip and experience!Chayce B. Cranberry Township, PA
Our trip was wonderful. Our guide, Doug, couldn’t be any better. His knowledge of the history of Ireland and his wit kept us well informed and entertained. His attention to detail, kindness, and care of all of his guests was exemplary. Our driver, Kaspers, was phenomenal. He had full control of the vehicle at all times and assisted us in every way possible. It couldn’t have been a better experience and I’m sure everyone felt the same.Linda B. Belford, NJ
The trip was wonderful in every way. Ireland is a beautiful country with friendly, welcoming people. The hotels were great, food was great, and Martina, the tour guide, was outstanding. She is such a knowledgeable guide. Her background of Irish history is fantastic and she continually gave interesting details of the history we were seeing. She is a very organized person who displayed remarkable leadership skills for our group. I have been on several European trips and she is absolutely the best tour guide I have ever had. I cannot say enough great things about her. Simply incredible trip!Elizabeth H. Madisonville, TX
Traveling to Ireland was a great learning experience and definitely would recommend friends & family to take the trip to Ireland from Gate 1. The Tour Manager was awesome, she was knowledgeable & professional all the way from the get go ... Gate 1 truly provides great customer care !!!Evelyn T. Staten Island, NY
We had a fantastic trip to Ireland. This was the first trip to Europe for my children (11,12) and we couldn’t have had a better first experience. From our arrival in Ireland with the help to navigate the St. Patrick’s Day parade, to the shuttle back to the airport at 5:30 AM a week later was great. Edwina, our guide and TJ the driver were both fantastic. Edwina made the trip interesting and fun and taught a history lesson on the way that even my kids found interesting and not over done. The accommodations were nice and always in the best areas for pubs and shopping. Edwina’s recommendations for food and entertainment were always on target and made the experience even better. This was our second travel experience with Gate 1 and it certainly won’t be the last. Thank you for such a wonderful Spring Break trip to Ireland for my family.Daniel M. St. Louis, MO
The trip was outstanding. Organization was perfect and our tour director, Marie was fabulous. She helped us to make a side trip to the home of my ancestor, a great grandfather who was born in Kilcummin, just a few miles from Killarney. We were extremely happy with everything and will recommend Gate 1 to anyone searching for a tour company.Richard F. MT Pleasant, MI
We had a wonderful trip! Our tour guide, Martina, was incredible. She was professional, articulate, funny, and so knowledgeable. It was obvious that she loves her country and has a passion for sharing its beauty and history with all of us. We felt secure and safe throughout our trip. Our bus driver, Fergal was amazing. He maneuvered that bus like it was a little car. We don't know how he did it. The entire process with Gate 1 was so comfortable, from booking to getting back on the plane. The trip was such a joy because Gate 1 attended to every detail. We will book another tour very soon! We've told several friends and family about it and they will be contacting Gate 1 also.Colleen V. Fort Myers, FL
I loved it!!!! Everything was so well planned, all I had to do was show up. Our tour guide and driver were first class. Ann, the tour guide, was so personable and knowledgeable. I not only got to see the beautiful country of Ireland, I learned so much of the history. Thanks Gate 1!Bernadette B. Folcroft, PA
Ireland was beautiful, elegant, organized, fun and a wonderful experience. We would highly recommend this vacation to anyone. Our tour guide, Tom, was kind and knowledgeable. Our bus driver, Donal, was courteous and safe on the roads. Hotels were beautiful and tours were well organized.Dan K. Palm Desert, CA
This was our first tour and we carefully selected Gate 1 Travel to be our guide. The entire trip - Kaleidoscope of Ireland, was better than I could have anticipated. Our Tour Manager, Cecilia B. was versed in Ireland's history, myths, legends, facts, current events, local sites & pubs ... She provided our Tour group with Text book information in the most educational & enjoyable way. Our bus driver, Hugo, ... Hugo provided a safe tour, and always watched out for every one... This tour was a great value for our money including Hotel accommodations, meals, castle attraction & event entry fees, etc. THANK YOU GATE 1 for the best tour ever!Kathryn K. Las Vegas, NV
Our trip was wonderful! Our main guide, Jim McIntyre, was very friendly, informative and helpful. The individual city guides were also great and really enhanced our understanding of the histories of their city. The hotels were very nice, well located, and the food they served was very good. We were very happy with our Gate 1 experience and we are looking forward to our next one.Mike R. Springfield, IL
It was a wonderful Ireland trip with a very knowledgable tour guide. Patrick and John did a great job bringing us to places in Ireland which have great historical significance to this country. The two Irish shows were fantastic and very entertaining and at the same time showed how the Irish struggled to come to its status now as a beautiful country. It was a trip worth remembering and keeping in my heart and memory.Liberata O. Greenbelt, MD
We had a wonderful trip in Ireland. Doug was the greatest tour guide anyone could ever have. He was so knowledgeable and witty too. Beautiful country and the people were lovely. Gate 1 was a great choice for us. You kept us informed and connected from the beginning until the end.Mary P. Sellersburg, IN
Trip was outstanding! The tour guide, Linda was fantastic! She took good care of us and gave us an extremely good history of Ireland. I would recommend this trip to anyone!William C. Murrells Inlet, SC
My trip to Ireland was life changing, and I wish I were still there! Gate 1 Travel made the trip affordable, worthwhile, and worth recommending and using again.Sally W. Lehi, UT
Our trip was great. Kudos to our guide, Linda, for a meaningful journey with lots of information about the Irish and Ireland. The bus, hotels, meals and entertainment were top notch. This was one of our best trips ever! We look forward to going on another Gate 1 trip in the futureJohn M. Huntsville, AL
I had the greatest time. I loved Ireland and Dublin. I also got to visit relatives I did not know i had in County Louth...My tour of the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Galway was also very nice. This is the second time I used Gate 1 travel and was very pleased with all of the arrangements.Raymond D. Pottsville, PA
Simply amazing. Edwina was a great tour guide. John our driver was great as well. We loved Ireland. The hotel, food and intertainment was unbelievable. We are happy travelors.Laurene G. Wareham, MA
Our trip to Ireland was magnificent. We had a wonderful time. We couldn’t have been happier. Every day was wonderful. Well worth going on tours with Gate1. Our tour guide, Garrie Troy was very knowledgeable and quite delightful. She was great! We have told all our friends that this is the way to travel; using Gate1. We are extremely pleased and will definitely use you again for future travel. Thank you, Sandra RosenthalSandra R. Statesboro, GA
Our trip to Ireland was fantastic! The hotel accommodation was clean and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. There were no problems with the airline tickets or rental car reservation. Everything went extremely smooth and we were happy to book with Gate 1.Colleen T. Minneola, FL
The trip was so delightful! Gate 1 arranged excellent services and accommodations. Our guide, Francis Carroll, insured a pleasurable trip for all. He was engaging, interesting, and informative. Even when he was feeling a bit ill, he never once slacked in his duties or concern for our group. Francis gave us not only historical information, but shared little known facts and stories that helped put facts into personal perspective. Our driver, Tony, was always pleasant and punctual. He did an excellent job in transporting us throughout Ireland with a sense of calm comfort. I will definitely consider choosing Gate 1 for another trip!Frances D. Andalusia, AL