My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip! Our trip was made more interesting and meaningful by Annie our tour guide who was so knowledgeable about the past and present history of the places we visited, please keep her forever, she is a gem! John, our driver, had the patience of a saint! He was undaunted, drove us expertly through the chaos of dizzying traffic, livestock and chatter of human beings that could drive a sane man into the brink of insanity. Among the most enjoyable highlights of the trip were, the luncheon visit at the farm owned by an Irish family gave us the opportunity to learn "up close and personal" about Irish farm life and the visit to the Atlantic sheepdog farm in Grange (Sligo) where owner, Martin's sheepdog Jack entertained us with what a well-trained border collie (Jack is #3 sheepdog in Ireland) can do to herd and "lord over" his master's sheep when necessary. This visit was such a wonderful and unique experience and should be a "must see" on this itinerary! Then my sister Clarita and I enjoyed visiting Cliff of Moher, Blarney Castle and Blarney Mansion and Gardens (which we missed last year when we visited Southern Ireland) and Galway again. On the way to Northern Ireland brought new awesome and fun discoveries, the W.B. Yeats Poetry reading and dinner, London Derry and its beautiful and historic city, the wonder of the Giant Causeway and the Titanic Museum in Belfast. Thanks Gate 1 for a wonderful and awe inspiring tour! My sister and I enjoyed trip so much we are looking into another one of your tours.Virginia J. Silver Spring, MD
It was a wonderful trip of a life-time to Ireland. Gary, our travel guide, grew up in the Cork City, Ireland area and she truly loves her country. She was not only fun loving and knowledgeable but she watched over our tour group with great care and anticipated our every need. The Irish people are friendly and helpful to tourists visiting their country. We were impressed by how clean and well manicured the entire country is. The food was very good and the hotels were exceptional. We loved the music and story telling in the pubs and I participated in all of the side trips offered to us which were great fun.Carol B. Lakewood, CO
We enjoyed the Ireland tour very much. Can't say enough about our guide, Linda . . . She had a great sense of humor, very informative and lots of fun. All her stories were terrific. On the road, TJ kept us safe and comfortable. What a team!!!Karen B. Las Cruces, NM
We had a wonderful trip! The tour manager, Eric, did an excellent job of keeping us on the itinerary and providing an interesting commentary as we visited a number of Ireland sites. We felt as though we got excellent value considering the air, hotels, meals, admissions, etc. and were able to see and learn far more than traveling on your own. We will certainly be looking for other trips through Gate 1 travel and we are recommending Gate 1 to our friends.Susan S. Mechanicsburg, PA
Our trip was fantastic. We loved the itinerary. It was very well organized. The hotels were PERFECT. Great locations. We especially loved Doug our Tour Coordinator and Sean our Bus Driver. They were incredibly organized, informative, kind, and funny!Michelle M. Poughkeepsie, NY
The trip was perfect, awesome, amazing, wonderful, adventure-filled, too short, beautiful, exciting, etc. What more can I say? Thanks again for all your help!Angelique M. Paterson, NJ
Excellent. Our guide Evelyn was fantastic, the best we've ever had, and our bus driver Colin was an unbelievably good driver and extremely helpful. All the hotels were well located and comfortable. We have already recommended it to friends.Arthur A. La Quinta, CA
The trip was a delight. It is obvious a great deal of research and preparation goes in to planning a trip like this, such that the customer experience is enhanced. The selection of hotels, the careful planning of locations to visit, and the amazing people who execute it all are what makes the experience a real joy. Martina, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable and passionate about her home country (Ireland) that you felt the true feeling of pride the Irish people have for their homeland and it's history. The drivers you employ are true professionals to be able to navigate the narrow roads and the traffic. My wife and I had a wonderful time, and will recommend Gate 1 to everyone. Thanks so much for a beautiful memory.Daniel T. Cypress, TX
The trip was fabulous from beginning to end. Our guide, Gai, was fantastic- a great guide - charming, personable, knowledgeable, and just an all around nice guy! Israel is an extraordinary country, from the people to the food to the history and to the wonderful things going on there now. I can't wait to go back again one day!Janice J. Somerset, NJ
My trip to Dublin, Ireland was amazing and enjoyable. The arrangements went according to plans. The people that we met were very pleasant and we enjoyed all that Dublin had to offer. My husband and I look forward to our next trip to Central Europe later this year.Brenda G. New Rochelle, NY
Excellent, tour guide was very knowledgable, bus driver very good and hotels were very well located and had good accommodations as well as good food.. Even the weather cooperated. Could not have asked for more.Dennis F. Torrance, CA
We had a group of 4 family members. All 4 of us were EXTREMELY pleased with the whole trip. We absolutely LOVED Allacoque (Hope I spelled her name right). She was very knowledgeable and very friendly. Even though the tour was finished she checked on us at breakfast and came down to the door to see that we were picked up on time. We were also EXTREMELY happy with our driver, Declan. Some of those roads were very narrow and scary!! We had absolutely no troubles with our luggage. This was our first trip with Gate 1 but it definitely won't be our last!!Deborah S. Brighton, CO
The trip was great. The tour guide and driver were excellent. We saw so many wonderful sights. Can't think of anything that could have been done better.Frieda H. N Wilkesboro, NC
Great trip. Guide, bus driver, and hotels were helpful and made trip run smoothly. All our needs were tended to. Ireland full of friendly people. They are very proud of their country and are wonderful host. Ready to go on another trip.Linda H. Dayton, TX
The trip to Dublin was incredible. We had a blast and tried to fit as much into the four days as we could. Now we need a vacation from the vacation! Once again, Gate 1 has provided a great trip at a great price. We'll definitely bin through you again in the future. Thanks for your help with the booking!Christopher U. Pittsburgh, PA
We had a wonderful trip! Beyond our expectations, actually. Our tour guide, Marie, was incredible! Professional, knowledgeable, extremely sweet. Those are just some of the words to describe her! She was truly kind, and watched over us like a mama grizzly bear! Our Driver, John was an expert and very kind, as well. The hotels and personnel were very nice. We're looking forward to another great trip with Gate 1. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for another great deal!Susan R. Mission Viejo, CA
Our trip to Ireland was fabulous. We really enjoyed every aspect of it. The accommodations were wonderful, the suggested itinerary was very helpful, although we didn't get to everything on the plan we thoroughly enjoyed everything we did (and have a plan for our return, we will definitely take this trip again). We have booked several trips with Gate 1 and have consistently been very pleased with each one, we recommend your agency often.Carole G. N Bellmore, NY
It was great! Beautiful country. Friendly people. Fantastic food. Nice hotel. You can't walk 100 feet without being in front of a pub (Well, that could be a slight exaggeration). And I had two people in the car with me to keep me driving in the left lane. What more could I ask for other than a longer trip?Kerry M. Knoxville, TN
Our trip was fantastic. We will certainly book again through Gate 1. You guys are so detailed with everything, I loved it. There was no question unanswered. Everything was covered from passports, luggage, timing, reminders. You guys certainly know what you are doing. I keep looking at the specials sent our way anticipating our next trip. Our daughters also had a wonderful time. Everyone we tell about our trip can't believe what we got for what we paid. I think we have family and friends checking out gate 1. Thank you so much for all of your help and suggestions/recommendations. If there is a rating for you, I give you the highest rating. Thank you also for following up to see how the trip was. Details, details. You are awesome. Thank you.Migdalia G. New Holland, PA
The trip was absolutely wonderful! We had a blast and saw such beautiful scenery and experienced such an awesome Irish cultural experience! Thanks again for your awesome travel guides and packages!!Abigal O. Greensboro, NC
My trip was great!! It was better than my expectations. Our guide Marie was fabulous, she absolutely made the trip wonderful. Her knowledge of Irish history and the country in general were amazing. Also our driver Tom did an excellent job. I will definitely look at Gate 1 again in the future!!Floyd K Jr. Lexington, KY
The trip was fabulous! This was our first tour and we were pleasantly surprised. Our tour guide and bus driver were great, as well as the accommodations.Donna S. Pt Pleas Bch, NJ
Our trip was just amazing and wonderful! I enjoyed all the cities we were able to visit! The amount of time allowed for free time was perfect. Some tours just run you constantly and don't allow you to explore on your own. The hotels were really spectacular. They were very centrally located which allowed us to see the city without taxi or subways. They were all very high quality! Our Tour Director Patrick was so knowledgeable about all the culture, history and trivia about Ireland. He was a pleasure! We all have wonderful things to say about him! Our driver Casper was such a professional and careful driver. I will definitely recommend Gate 1 to friends and family!Ann D. Copiague, NY
This was my first Gate 1 experience and it knocked the ball out of the park! First and foremost, our tour guide, Patrick is the KING of guides. His historic knowledge of Ireland combined with his personal stories and humor were wonderful and kept the tour group engaged throughout the entire trip. Also, our driver, Caspers, was courteous and mastered the narrow curving roads as though this was just a routine drive in the country side. In addition, our hotels were centrally located in the towns visited which made it easy for us to explore. Great choices! I will definitely consider another vacation with Gate 1, Keep up the good work and good pricing.Arlene P. Tappan, NY
We had a wonderful trip! We loved Ireland and had a great time! This was our first time using Gate 1 Travel and we had a great experience. We would use Gate 1 again and would recommend Gate 1 to our friends. Evelyn was a fantastic tour guide and T.J. did a great job as our bus driver. We loved the vicinity of our hotels and we easily walked to the shops, restaurants, and pubs. The hotels and breakfasts were very good. No complaints.John H. Mickleton, NJ
Our trip to Ireland was absolutely wonderful! Our Tour Director, Alacoque, and our bus driver, John, were knowledgeable and entertaining and very skilled in their jobs. If you have a way to "pat them on the back," my husband and I would really appreciate it. Ireland is so beautiful that it is difficult to choose favorite places. The grounds of Blarney Castle and the Cliffs of Moher were truly sights to behold. Your tour was the only one in our price range that included Northern Ireland, and I'm so glad we decided to do that. I understand more than ever before about what happened there (and is still happening to a degree). As far as museums go, the Titanic Experience was superb. We were almost late to the bus! I know that no one had anything to do with it, but our weather was superlative, only misting a bit here and there. Alacoque and John seemed in awe themselves, remarking quite often about how lucky we were to be able to see the sights while the sun was shining. I so enjoyed the flowers. I couldn't believe the color in Ireland's Hydrangeas, something I could never have achieved over our dry summer here in South Carolina. When we plan our next tour, we will surely consider Gate 1 first.Frances H. Simpsonville, SC
Our trip was awesome - starting with Evelyn, our trip guide who was most informative and fun. She gave insight into the history and lives of the Irish people and pointed out places and things of interest. I would love to be able to tour with her again. The hotels we stayed were very nice with friendly and helpful staff. The Irish breakfasts and dinners were all very good. I want to make special mention of Bernadette at the Bromhall Hotel in Killarney who went beyond anything my friend and I expected to get us to the Celtic Steps show after we missed the coach ride to the event. The coach driver Thomas (TJ) did an excellent job of escorting us safely and in a timely manner while also handling our luggage on and off the coach. The weather was very much in our favor the entire trip. We had mist one day and I never had to use an umbrella. Thank you Ireland ! This was everything I had looked forward to and MORE !!Linda E. Rch Cucamonga, CA
It was fantastic! Loved every minute! Our driver Billie and tour manager Anne were lovely and the local guides were terrific! Outstanding in every way!!Cheryl D. Collegeville, PA
The tour of Ireland was wonderful. We were exceptionally lucky to have great weather to enjoy all of the sights. Linda, our tour guide was warm, personable and professional. In fact, Linda really made everyone feel very welcome and safe. She made sure there was plenty of time to explore all points of interest with many suggestions of where to go & what to see on our own. The Irish hospitality was fabulous. Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.Marilyn B. New Brunswick, Canada
Our trip to Ireland through Gate 1 was wonderful! The included hotels were nice and the breakfasts served were good. The car rental service (Enterprise) was terrific. Contacting your company before the trip, for some last minute questions, was easy and the representative was knowledgeable. We love the independent travel deals your company offers. We are looking forward to traveling more using Gate 1.Kimberly C. West Sayville, NY
Had an awesome time. Saw and learned much more than I expected and I believe it was because of our amazing tour guide, Marie. She was so knowledgeable and shared so many wonderful stories of each town and sight we visited.She truly made this tour a memorable one. The hotels were were decent and in good locations. Truly a great experience.Joyce H. Staten Island, NY
This trip was delightful. The scenery was beautiful, the accommodations quite good, and the people wonderfully friendly and courteous. Best of all was our guide, Patrick, whose knowledge, care, and superb wit made this a vacation to cherish.Gordon R. Rock Hill, SC
Gate 1 did it again! Our trip was wonderful! Our tour guide Doug and driver T.J. were impeccable. Doug's knowledge of all the sites brought everything to life. Although we had a couple days of rain, he always had some good ol' fashioned Irish blarney to keep us in good spirits. Doug also had great suggestions for doing things in our spare time. Galway was one of our favorite stops as was KilKenny. The optional excursions were also well worth it. The Irish people were all so friendly and very proud of their country. We plan on many more trips with Gate 1 in the future!Kathryn R. Rockledge, FL
We had an awesome time in Ireland. The castles were amazing along with the breakfasts. Thank you Gate 1 for your help to leave from Ottawa, instead of NYC. Everything was perfect. This is the second trip we have book with Gate 1, and we look forward to booking future trips with you.Stephen M. Ontario, Canada
Our trip was fabulous! Greatly exceeded our expectations. Ireland was so beautiful, Linda, our tour guide was wonderful, and hotels were well located and very nice. Didn't think anything could top our Central Europe tour, but this one did. Gate 1 does a great job at a great price - thanks for all your help.Monica C. Milford, OH
Everything was truly exceptional and want to thank Gate 1 for the experience that surpassed myself and my wife's expectations. Linda and Declon were so professional with a great human touch and knowledge that added to the tour. I want to thank Linda for her wonderful ability as the tour guide and Declon for his amazing driving.William S. Chico, CA
The trip to Ireland was absolutely awesome, spectacular, and lived up to everything we could have hoped for. Gate 1 did a superb job putting the trip together. Out tour guide, Doug and driver, Dave were wonderful; they had a passion for showing us Ireland. They both truly loved doing what they were doing and we benefited from their expertise and heart. T Keep them!! They are a real treasure!Audrey B. Germantown, MD
Another winner thank you! I had already taken the Classic Ireland trip a few summers back and liked it so much that took the Kaleidoscope tour this summer. Although there is a little bit of overlap, there is enough that is different and new to make it a perfect complementing view of the Emerald Isle. Everything worked like clockwork – the tour is very well paced and feels leisurely. Ireland provides the perfect backdrop for a really worthwhile and relaxing vacation – beautiful scenery, friendly people – that say “you're welcome” before you even start a conversation, good food, mild weather, history galore and so much more. We had a brilliant driver Dave Ryan and a charming and knowledgeable tour manager, Doug who provided the base of a safe, interesting and good natured tour. Hotels were uniformly excellent – the Absolute Hotel in Limerick was especially fantastic, and the included meals were all good with plentiful choices. The farewell dinner at the Courtyard Bar & Grill, a Marco Pierre White restaurant in Dublin, was exceptional. Highlights for me were some of the new places I got to see – beautiful Kinsale, surprising Limerick, Northern Ireland – so close, yet so different, and most of all the gorgeous NW of the country, County Sligo and County Donegal, that most tours of Ireland miss. And definitely take the optional Yeats Experience dinner in Sligo - a one of a kind night and a lasting memory. This was Gate 1 Tour number 20 for me and was another winner! Thank you as always!Lorraine P. Stamford, CT
Our trip, my daughters and I, was fabulous! Jamie, Kim, Emily and I arrived at the airport and Gate 1 was waiting for us. From that moment on everything went smoothly. There was not a single thing I would complain about. Our tour manager, Anne, was amazing. Her knowledge of Ireland is quite impressive, she was fun to travel with, and kept us on time so we could see everything, she worked very hard. The itinerary was perfect for a first timer in Ireland, we saw all the key things we wanted to see and then some. There was enough free time built in so we could explore the cities on our own too. All the little surprises, like when a meal is included and you expect it to be typical hotel buffet, and then its not, its a full blown 3 course waiter/waitress served meal, I was astounded. So much value in this trip! I researched ahead of time and your price was the best, not knowing what exactly to expect. I was worried the hotels were not going to be nice and the tour just average. And it was not, the hotels were great and I feel my family really got their monies worth out of this tour. I have been spreading the name Gate 1 all over since. We even ran into some strangers at Blarney castle who spotted out gate 1 lanyard and came up to us to tell us how fabulous Gate 1 was and that they had travelled to Costa Rica with you.You can count on us to travel with you again in the future.Colleen M. Jamesburg, NJ
We really enjoyed the trip. Our tour guide and bus driver were very entertaining and friendly. Truly nice guys. We enjoyed the weather, the sites, the hotels and the meals. Had a great time.Abdur Q. Midlothian, VA
Thank you for all of your help with coordinating the trip. It was a blast! Not only can I not wait to travel to Ireland again, but I am also looking forward to visiting another country with Gate 1. Our guide was incredible. We were a little skeptical about an escorted tour, never having done one before and usually being a little more independent, but we were pleasantly surprised. We loved the activities that were planned and felt that there were ample opportunities for independence as well.Dominique H. Cambridge, MA
FANTASTIC ! Great job by Evelyn she's a excellent tour guide and TJ really knows how to handle that bus. Ireland was beautiful loved the happy people with their fantastic Irish music, pubs, castles and step dancing shows. This is our 2nd Gate 1 trip and we are recommending your tours to everyone.Linda W. Pompton Plns, NJ
Our trip was incredible! Evelyn, our tour manager in Ireland and Michael, our tour guide in Great Britain and Scotland did an excellent job. They both made sure we were comfortable, safe, and informed of all of the rich history of the cities we visited. The two of them are very knowledgable and shared all the information in a friendly and charming way. The accommodations and the pace of the trip were excellent. Our driver Les in Great Britain and Scotland made our trip safe and relaxed. He was always very helpful and had a great sense of humor. This is our 4th Gate 1 trip and each trip keeps getting better because of the dedicated people that work for your company.Estella R. Helotes, TX
Just getting my breath back from the beautiful country of Ireland. I fell in love with i!!! Our tour guide was knowledgeable, smart, helpful and caring. Linda was marvelous! This trip with the Lavery family was quite memorable.Sharon L. Northford, CT
We could not have had a better time. Thanks so much to the Gate 1 team for all the thought and preparation that's put into the itinerary, and it's execution. We want to particularly express our appreciation to our guide, Dylan. He thoughtfully approached each guest to find out their desires, and, to the best of his ability, found and suggested ways to make it happen. Additionally, his friendliness, and extensive personal knowledge of both the Irish history, and of each place we went, as well as the country side along the way, was truly impressive.Dan E. La Mirada, CA
Our trip was Fantastic. Every thing went smoothly - no problems. Gate 1 tour was a wonderful experience. We met several on the tour that have taken many Gate 1 tours - that says a lot about Gate 1. We were impressed. Martina the tour guide was very knowledgeable and couldn't have been nicer.Donna L. Prescott, AZ
We had a great week in Ireland. It was an independent tour, but we appreciated having all the details of the flight, car and hotels all arranged in advance by Gate 1. Looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip.Heidy H. Palm Springs, CA
This was our 4th vacation with Gate 1. All have been wonderful but this one was special. We didn't know much about Ireland and frankly didn't know what to expect. What a lush and naturally beautiful country this is, with its splendid mountains, majestic seaside cliffs & green, green farm lands that are just everywhere. The villages, each with its own personality, & Dublin itself with its Georgian architecture and lovely canals, are wonderful as well.The people are warm and very friendly, really genuine. We had exceptional weather; each day was more sunny & pleasant than the last!! And of course, the tour was ideal with enough leisure time to do as we pleased. What was included & offered in terms of food & entertainment was really good, the entertainment especially. And last but not least, our tour manager Joe was excellent. He provided just the right amount of info, help & of course humor to make this, our 50th anniversary celebration, a real treat.Cheryl I. Dix Hills, NY
We loved our Ireland trip . Tour guide Doug was very informative and had an enjoyable sense of humor. The driver ,Billy was great and very safe in the handling of our daily treks. The people in Ireland were very friendly and enjoyed sharing conversations with us.We were fortunate to have beautiful weather for the entire 13 days. The food was an unexpected highlight. Went to wonderful restaurants on our own & with the included dinners with the tour. Our Yeats evening was an extra we will never forget. Our second trip with Gate 1 was a memorable one.Phyllis B. Ocean, NJ
Loved it, everything was green of course! Loved seeing the sheep. I especially loved the small villages. Loved the pub food, Irish Stew, Fish and Chips! The Tour Dir. John was excellent and bus driver too! Fun going to Jameson's, Waterford Crystal, Titanic exhibits. There were 41 of us and we all got along. I hung out with 6 singles. It was really a unique experience and educational! Even saw 2 rainbows, not as much rain as I expected! We were lucky!Barbara M. San Francisco, CA
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.