Spain & Portugal
As a first time Gate 1 traveler I am extremely satisfied with the entire trip. There were 49 wonderful people in our group. I was the only solo traveler but had no trouble fitting in immediately. Our guide, Daniel, was simply the best guide ever! He called us Family and treated us as such. The local tour guides were terrific. Truthfully, I’ve never had a better art museum tour than the one at the Prada. I can’t remember his name but he was so passionate about explaining the art work. He did the same at the castle. Our group was exceptionally cooperative and considerate of each other - never a late person! We set up an e mail list that I volunteered to type up and we’ve already shared pic. I’ve already recommended Gate 1 to my friends.Arlene E. Philadelphia, PA
We had a wonderful trip and are so glad we decided to go to Spain. Our guide Elio was fantastic. Our group of people was wonderful and we've made a few friends.Carolyn S. Cedar Knolls, NJ
My experience was fabulous. Elio was an amazing tour manager that answered all my questions and made my experience that much better.Rosa R. Glendale, NY
My recent trip to Spain through Gate 1 was phenomenal! I would highly recommend (and already have) Gate 1 Travel to others. Victor, our tour manager, was excellent. He was patient and helpful, and he really went above and beyond to make sure our experiences in Spain were authentic and ran smoothly. The accommodations were great, and the bus was very comfortable. All of our local guides were very knowledgeable and polite. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I will definitely be traveling with Gate 1 again in the future.Jane W. Sheboygan, WI
Our trip was amazing, and our tour manager was phenomenal! Victor went above and beyond in making our trip go smoothly, and all our local guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.Hala U. Westbury, NY
My niece and I had a great experience travelling across Spain. We were able to take in the beauty, architecture and culture. Lots of pictures and memories created. The group was very diverse and the ranges in age made it even more interesting. New relationships were forged and hopefully maintained into the future.Tanyia R. Pembroke, BM
We all had a marvelous time. Gate 1 has surpassed all of our expectations. It was a wonderful tour, beautiful in so many ways, and, our guide, Andres, was beyond amazing as well. He made this trip wonderful. I thank you all again for another wonderful Gate 1 experience.Marian A. Tampa, FL
I truly loved the trip. Andres, our guide, made the tour enjoyable all along. We also had a very patient and skilled driver. Gate 1 chose knowledgeable and experienced guides for the various excursions. Accommodations were superb.Marie B. Silver Spring, MD
Vera and her driver, Francisco, were fantastic!! She is unbelievably good at her job. So positive and happy. Always smiling. Has a n informative answer to any question thrown at her and is extremely knowledgeable regardless. She really made the trip special. We had a great group as well that added to the fun. Thank you for your part in the process as well. The traveling from Boston to Madrid and back again was practically flawless.Matteo G. Lynnfield, MA
My trip was excellent, well planned tours, excellent hotels, good food and friendly/ knowledgeable guide. I plan to use Gate 1 travel again.Emma V. Arlington, VA
It was wonderful. Everything was well planned. Our Tour Director Judith was very helpful, considerate and friendly. She kept every one of us in her sight and thought during the entire tour. Hotels were fantastic. Keep it up.Ashraf Q. Silver Spring, MD
We had a fantastic time! Jesus and Danny were both awesome tour managers. Our local tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. The hotels were all very nice and even our driver, Jose, made us feel welcome and comfortable. This was our first international experience and I can't wait to book our next trip!Ashley J. Sacramento, CA
The trip was AMAZING!! Our guide Piotr made all the difference, and the local guides were very knowledgeable as well. It will be difficult to match such a wonderful experience in future tours. The food, the hotels, our group, everything was perfect. Thank you for your support in everything.Michael V. Eastampton, NJ
Super great! I had no knowledge of Portugal before I left. What a great introduction to this country! The tour director was fantastic! As usual, I'm a very satisfied customer.L W. Media, PA
Our trip was fantastic. Met lots of nice people and our tour guide, Andres, went above and beyond the call of duty. Portugal and Spain are both beautiful places to visit I would recommend them to everyone.Patricia P. Manitoba, Canada
It was great! Our tour guide Ivan was fantastic! His love and knowledge of the history of his country were evident in his enthusiasm. All of the local tour guides were great as well. Looking forward to our next trip with Gate 1.Leslie C. Santa Fe, TX
It was amazing! Why didn't anyone tell us years ago how awesome Spain is? What an incredible country! We had a great time! Gained a couple of pounds from the paella (yum!); made new friends (going out with them tonight); and saw one of the most beautiful countries in the world! Our tour manager was wonderful, our guides were interesting and knowledgeable, and we had a good balance of together time and free time.Maria P. Houston, TX
Our trip was great! Gate 1 provided first class service! Our tour guide Odete was organized, accommodating and extended the finest Portuguese hospitality. Our driver, Helder, was courteous and provided comfort and safety while we were on the bus. We enjoyed the people, the food, the sights and every excursion we included on our trip. Thank you Gate 1 Travel!Francis S. Dallas, PA
My trip to Portugal was excellent. Everything went smoothly from the flights, the weather and everything included in this tour. Our tour guide Odete was excellent. She was kind, friendly and so informative. She also has a great sense of humor....had us laughing every day. I also must give credit to Helder our driver, he also was very kind and friendly. He was a competent driver and made sure we were all safe. As always, I was completely satisfied with another Gate 1 tour. Thank you Gate 1 once again!Lucy B. Freeport, NY
The trip was great! I've done several Gate 1 escorted tours, and loved (almost) every Tour Manager, but Lisa was stellar! She really went above and beyond her duties. Every evening that we arrived at a new town, she was eager to take the group on a walking orientation tour that wasn't on our itinerary but was greatly appreciated. She is a jewel. I'm already looking forward to my next Gate 1 tour, even though it's not until November. :)Patricia H. Olney, MD
We had a wonderful tour and definitely will be returning to Gate 1 in the future. Luis was an excellent tour leader--very organized, personable and a delight to be around. The guides at each site were also very good. Especially Jose??? who took us through the Prado museum in Madrid; his passion for the art was effusive. Our driver Juan was very good, always had the bus under control and was very skilled at negotiating narrow ramps and streets. The hotel selections were also very good, putting us near the most active city areas for good walking access. The provided meals were excellent. The itinerary was a bit rushed at times but I think that it had to be to cover seven cities in nine days on the ground.George O. Austin, TX
It was great!! We were very happy with the accommodations. The hotels were roomy, clean and in excellent locations. Lisa, the escort, was nice, sweet, knowledgeable and went out of her way to make everyone comfortable. Thank you Gate 1 team for a great trip to Spain!Sunilda R. Fanwood, NJ
Our trip to Spain was magnificent. This was our first trip with Gate 1 but it will not be our last! Our tour manager, Josep, was wonderful. He made the trip so exciting by his humor, knowledge, kindness and generosity of spirit. We love Spain.Linda W. San Francisco, CA
It was wonderful. The tour guide, Roberto, was great. We loved the places we went and the weather was perfect. In addition, we met extraordinarily nice people. No complaints here!!Doreen G. Lake Worth, FL
Our trip was wonderful. First time traveling with Gate 1 and will recommend to all my friends. Lisa, our Tour Manager, was great and very organized. Fernando was our driver and he was awesome and professional. We stayed at very nice hotels. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable. Looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip.Maria C. Olympia, WA
Wonderful trip. Beautiful sites and Carmen's the most tour guide. Very very happy with everything.Melva F.
We had a great trip. Our tour guide, Carmen, did an EXCELLENT job. She gave us so much information about the history, surroundings, sights, and Spain in general. She has a great sense of humor also. All of the local guides were very good and well informed also (especially Jose' in Madrid and Toledo). We were able to see many cities that were individually unique. We will definitely recommend Gate 1 to family and friends.John A. Albany, NY
It was amazing! You guys absolutely get it right! Judith, our tour manager was so good and made the trip very special. All the guides were wonderful, well informed, it was like touring hearing beautiful legends. I've told friends how wonderful Gate 1 is and I'm already looking towards booking another trip! Magical and special!Kristin R. Leesburg, VA
Very good trip. Perfect organization, excellent choices of sites we visited in both Portugal and Spain. Lucky with the weather.John S. Greentown, PA
It was wonderful! I am very pleased with virtually all aspects of my trip. Our tour guides were amazing - so well-informed and friendly. I was especially impressed by Daniel, our main tour guide. I can't begin to tell you how terrific he was - he created a friendly atmosphere and made all of us feel as though we were family. If all of your tour guides are this great, I can't wait until my next tour! I have mentioned Gate 1 Travel to several friends - I hope they take advantage of all that you have to offer. Thank you for providing me with a terrific experience!Kathryn D. Phoenix, AZ
Our trip was spectacular! We saw so many beautiful sights and the tour guide and local guides were fantastic—so knowledgeable. It was great to have the hotel, transportation and itinerary taken care of so all we had to do was show up and enjoy. It was also a good mix of planned touring and free time so we could do some exploring on our own. We look forward to traveling with Gate 1 again.Sheila A. Minneapolis, MN
We had the Most amazing time. Our tour manager Jose was so knowledgeable, organized, helpful, interesting & funny. The local guides we're equally awesome. This was not only our first time using Gate 1, it was also our first time traveling outside of the USA. Because of our experience, we are already talking about planning our next trip with Gate 1. Thank you so much!Carmel M. Perris, CA
Both my sister Jane & I liked our trip to Spain very much. The service was good & the tour members were always on time. Our tour escort was 100%+ in giving us the care & attention all thru. We would certainly take another Gate 1 tour again.Mimi W. San Francisco, CA
Our trip was wonderful! Nice hotels, brilliant tour guides, good food, smooth bus rides, very informative history. We will book again!Karen W. Reno, NV
A terrific trip! Felt like we got a great overview of many cities and their history. Our guide, Luis, did a fantastic job in keeping the group organized and enthusiastic. Will be in touch soon with our next trip.Jennifer H. Chico, CA
The trip was wonderful. This was my 7th tour with Gate 1 and we were very happy. Spain is a beautiful country and our tour guide, Judith, was great. All the hotel's were great. I recommend Gate 1 to everyone.Barbara K. Wallington, NJ
The trip was amazing value. Truly, we can't figure out the math to understand how you can offer such a trip for that cost. The hotel was very nice, in an excellent location and we all had a wonderful time. We will be on Gate 1 again in May and have converted our friends as well.Willow S. Eastham, MA
Our trip was wonderful and we fell in love with Spain due to our tour guide Josep! He was so knowledgeable, friendly & fun. He went above & beyond our expectations. Our bus driver, Jose, made us feel safe & comfortable & hotel accommodations were top notch. Great job, Gate 1Donna S. Charlotte, NC
I throughly enjoyed the trip,hotels ,food, guides, tour leader, bus and the other people on the tour! Would highly recommend!Timothy K. Lexington, KY
Our 11-day affordable trip to Portugal and Spain was wonderful! Amaia,our guide was fantastic! She was extremely competent, friendly, informative, helpful in assisting with individual situations, and overall just great. The local tour guides were very good and optional tours all very interesting and well done. Thank you to Gate 1 Travel!Marian K. Bethesda, MD
It was a wonderful experience to tour with Gate1 Travel! The tour guy was great! His profound knowledge on the culture and history of the places we visited impressed me.Simon C. Waco, TX
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS.!!! Have already recommended Gate 1 to several friends. Our tour manager, Lisa was extremely gracious . Every tour guide we encountered was knowledgeable & enthusiastic. In fact my husbands' eyes rolled in the back of his head when he heard we were going to the PRADO. But Jose dissected the paintings to the point that my husband came out of there with an enlightenment about art.Thomas P. North Babylon,NY
It was exactly the type of trip I needed to get acquainted with Spain. Now I can focus On where I would like to return for a visit. Food, travel and accommodations were excellent as were the people I travelled with.Dennis W. Troy, MI
We had a wonderful time. Gate 1 Travel arrangements were excellent. Everything was on schedule. Our travel manager, Amaia, was awesome she managed the group very well. This was our first tour with Gate 1 and we will definitely use Gate 1 for future travel.Chitra B. Saint Paul, MN
The trip was amazing. We had a great time traveling through Portugal and Spain and made some really good friends from the tour group. Roberto, the tour guide, did an outstanding job and was very knowledge and friendly. He did his best to answer all our questions and to accommodate all our special requests. I would definitely take another tour with him and Gate 1 Travel.Carlos J. Sacramento, CA
We loved the the way it was put together, each stop was a new adventure . Our tour guide was perfect , very funny and personable. Lots of info about each stop along the way. Our bus driver too. Excellent driver and friendly. Food and Hotels , first class ! ..... we would recommend this trip again and again.Richard F. Walled Lake, MI
Out trip was wonderful. We saw and experienced so much thanks to our Gate 1 tour guide Caesar. Everyday was planned so that we wouldn't miss a thing worth seeing in Spain and Portugal. The only thing we had to worry about each day was getting to the bus on time and being ready to go. Gate 1's tours allow you to feel safe yet adventurous. We really appreciated the knowledge and experience of the local tour guides. We can't say enough about Caesar. He's was so nice, knowledgeable and worked so hard each day to make our trip the best.Donna C. Gainesville, VA
The trip was a very good one, the first I've taken with Gate 1. I was pleased to spend so much time learning about the culture, artwork, architecture and history of Portugal, Spain, Morocco and Gibraltar. I initially was concerned with the large group but the guide, Felipe, was very adept at handling a group of that size. Truthfully, our final days spent in Barcelona with the smaller group was a highlight, be it because of the maneuverability of the city or the city itself. Felipe was actually able to find another Gate 1 group to accommodate some of us so we could attend our final optional tour to the Montsarrat Monastery. The lunch venues he stopped at on our travels between cities were always a very pleasant surprise. The dinners he hosted for your company were absolutely wonderful, particularly the last one where we were all able to sit around one table and talk like friends and 'family' members. It was a wonderful ending to a marvelous 2 weeks.Victoria M. Waynesboro, PA
My trip to Madrid and Lisbon was spectacular for the short period of time we were there. I learned so much about the history and religion of Spain. The cathedrals were breath taking. The museum in Spain the art was so amazing. Lisbon is very colorful and I loved the cobble stone. We went on the Santa Justa Lift and the view of Lisbon was out of this world . This is my second trip with Gate 1 and I can't wait to book more trips.Monique S. Brooklyn, NY
We had such a great time! Our tour guide, Pablo, was possibly the best employee that you have!!! We definitely would be interested in another Gate 1 trip. Especially if Pablo was our guide!!!Cindy H. Malta, ID
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
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