Spain & Portugal
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
Our trip was flawless. Gate 1 does an excellent job of hiring knowledgeable, engaging, organized guides. We are always amazed at how each new guide can meet/exceed the previous guide's abilities, but that is what Rui and Jose both did. This trip is a fantastic one. We loved all the optional tours and the site we visited were really interesting. We love it that the guides will make suggestions for free time, restaurants, and easy ways to navigate our various stops. There's no way we would be able to enjoy the areas we visited to the extent we did, without our guides. Thanks for another excellent job; it was our 5th trip, and I'm trying to talk my husband into another one.Deana J. Redding, CA
Our trip was great. Exceptional kudos to our guide, Alex, who is so warm, funny, and caring. He made sure we were safe and made sure we enjoyed our accommodation and the optional tours. The group rated Alex triple AAA+++. I learned a lot from this trip from Alex and from knowledgeable excellent guides. We are looking forward for another trip through Gate 1.Fe H. Pacifica, CA
Another A++ rating for Gate 1 Travel! An excellent trip!Linda B. Salt Lake Cty, UT
The trip was outstanding! We took in so much and learned so much. Loved the tour and especially loved our guide, Alex, who was knowledgeable, organized, and so much fun! In fact all the guides were terrific. The weather was beautiful except for a rainy evening in Barcelona. Everything turned out so well. Love Gate 1 and look forward to another tour with your company again one day.Oveta R. Mission Viejo, CA
We had the most wonderful trip! We loved Roberto Barrantes, our tour manager, who was SO GREAT! We really appreciated his easy-going manner combined with care and concern for all the tour participants. He was patient with us, fun and funny, very informative about both history and current life in Spain. We also enjoyed all the local guides in the various cities we visited. The sites they showed us were splendid. For the most part, the hotels and meals were very good. In short, it was a great trip. Thanks for all the arrangements.Kathryn W. Charlottesvle, VA
The trip was awesome. Our tour director Thomas, driver Erlindo, and all the local guides and drivers were very good and passionate about their work. In addition, the food, choice of venues and hotels and the fellow passengers, all made this trip what it was. Thanks.Anjali M. Munster, IN
We had a wonderful trip, thank you! It was sort of the Reader's Digest of Spain, but that is what we expected and why we booked this particular trip. We wanted to get an overview of the country, and now that we have visited, we can go back to those places we really liked to spend more time. I can't say enough positive things about Peter, our guide. He was fabulous - very knowledgable and helpful. He did everything he could to make our trip as easy and pleasant as possible. Our drivers were excellent and the accommodations were very comfortable for the most part. This was our 2nd trip with Gate 1, having been to Peru in 2014, and we were not disappointed. We will travel with you folks again and will tell our friends what a great job you do. Thank you again!Cathryn R. St Augustine, FL
It was an excellent trip. The tour director, Carlos, made it an exceptional experience. He did an amazing job running the Gate 1 program. His coordination of meals, hotel check-ins, luggage and buses arrangements very professional and easy to follow. Carlos excelled with restaurant recommendations (to the best restaurants and to local eateries) and in making sure we had easy to follow directions to and from our places of personal interests. We felt he cared to make sure that all the people on tour were enjoying themselves. We were very pleased with the Gate 1 tour and that Carlos was our tour director.Faye T. New Hyde Park, NY
The trip was excellent and our tour guide, Rui from Lisbon, was outstanding. He made the tour educational, entertaining and very comfortable for all participants. We could not of asked for a better tour guide. I would highly recommend this tour and of course this guide to anyone interested in seeing this part of the world. Thanks Gate 1 and Rui.Dennis T. Camano Island, WA
The trip more than exceeded my expectations. The bus was comfortable, the driver was professional and our guide, Pablo, was exceptional. The bus was always clean and air conditioned. Daily water was a big plus. From the beginning we were told to rotate seats daily. This afforded everyone equal access to views and a great way to socialize with everyone on the tour. Roberto was always prompt and with a ready smile. He was ready with a hand as we entered and exited the bus. Which was especially helpful after a long day. His driving was exceptional and I still marvel how he managed some of the very narrow streets. I fell in love with Pablo from the moment I met him. His ready smile and affable personality made him a perfect guide. The love of his country was evident in his knowledge and expressions of beauty. He was always patient and ready to answer questions with a great deal of thought. Pablo has a way of making everyone feel special. AND he reminded me of my boys back home. I made many new friends on this trip, which was quite unexpected. The group was cooperative and FUN. I truly believe that Pablo's caring personality had a great deal to do with the groups collegiality. I have shared my experience of Gate 1 Travel with many friends. I highly recommend your travel group. My only complaint is that the trip ended to soon. I understand that there will be a southern Italy and Greece tour. Please keep me informed.Sue G. Pensacola, FL
We had a wonderful trip! We saw things we never thought we'd see and have a much better understanding of that part of Europe. Our guide, Lisa, was so interesting and fun! We would highly recommend this tour.Regina M. The Villages, FL
Our trip to Spain was probably the best vacation my husband and I have ever taken. Everything was so well organized and every detail was thought of. We didn't have to worry about anything. The hotels were all amazing and better than any hotel I would have booked for myself had I been planning the trip on my own. The tours we got in every city were all wonderful, without exception. We particularly loved our tours in Madrid, Cordoba, and Seville. We also loved having free time. Most importantly, we absolutely loved Daniel. He was wonderful. He was kind and patient and so knowledgable. And funny! I will admit that I knew nothing about Gate 1 before we went on this trip and I was a little nervous about it because I couldn't find many reviews online that aren't on your website. But after our trip, and the wonderful time that we had and the amazing value that we got, there is no doubt left in my mind about Gate 1 and we would absolutely 100% take another trip with Gate 1. I want to leave tomorrow! Thank you for everything and for such a wonderful trip. We will remember it forever.Kathryn M. Pittsburgh, PA
Incredible trip! I couldn't have asked for more!! I was a bit reluctant at first to do a tour group (I have always been an independent traveler). I must admit, however, that after traveling with Gate 1 Tours, I am a true believer! Lisa, the tour guide, was amazing. Not only was she knowledgeable about Spain, but was very organized & most important - very caring about us. The Hotels we stayed at were beautiful & modern. The places we visited were awe inspiring. I would definitely recommend Gate 1 to my friends & family. Can't wait to book my next trip with Gate 1.Gary K. New York, NY
Our trip was amazing! Our tour guide, Lisa, was wonderful. She took such good care of us! The hotels were in great locations and very nice!Lois C. Vermont, IL
I must say this is my second trip I book with you guys and it has always been phenomenal. The hotels are conveniently always located near Metro stations and in great areas near tourist spots, and it's simply great for the price. We will be booking our 3rd trip for sure with your agency and keep recommending you guys to friends and family. Thank you.Milton M. Orlando, FL
FABULOUS with all caps! From Madrid touchdown to Barcelona departure ------ professionalism, attention to detail and wonderful hospitality. Our tour manager Jesus (pronounced Hous-zous) was topnotch as were all the local tour guides in each city. Hotels were first class, located near the center of major attractions and shopping. Motor coach was comfortable and always immaculate. Inclusive meals were at lovely eateries with superb menu options and topnotch service. Having ample free time on some occasions gave everyone the opportunity to explore something "uniquely"themselves" on their own. For the record, I traveled solo and was a tad concerned as to how I'd fit in with the group. Our group was so wonderfully diverse - blacks, whites, Asians, Latinos, couples, singles, married, multi-generational families, ages 18 - 70. I felt so at home with everyone and by trip's end, we all felt like one big happy family! The history we received on this trip I feel would be equivalent to a year of study... I hadn't expected so much. Finally, while this trip was certainly not inexpensive, it was an excellent value and surpassed any other packaged trips I've purchased before. I am simply amazed that I received so much for the amount I spent. I will be using Gate 1 in the future and hope that you arrange Mediterranean cruises out of Barcelona with pre- or post- visiting days in Barcelona, where I have yet so much to see! Thank you for a FABULOUS tripRufus P. Piedmont, SC
We have only just arrived back in Australia, hence the late reply. Our trip was wonderful thank you very much. We were very happy with our guide, Agur. She was very kind, considerate and obliging. There was a great range of places to see and would happily travel with Gate 1 Travel again.Sharyn O. NSW, Australia
My friend and I had an absolutely wonderful trip! Spain is amazing and we saw so many beautiful sites. We loved our Gate 1 tour and it exceeded our expectations. This was a memorable vacation and I am so glad I was able to experience this. Thank you so much!Christiana K. Alexandria, VA
One word describe our trip to Portugal and Spain - FANTASTIC!!!!! Luis, our tour manager was funny, patient and knowledgeable. The tour group was a great diverse group and everyone was soooooo nice. The cities we visited were awesome and full of history. The accommodations were very nice. Me and my sisters enjoyed ourselves immensely. We will definitely recommend Gate 1 travel to others and use them for future travel.Braxtina B. Cheltenham, MD
Our trip was fantastic! Alex, our tour manager, especially made the trip memorable and fantastic. His knowledge, organization, friendliness, and compassion was remarkable and made the trip seamless. He truly made the trip what it was- we feel so lucky to have had Alex with us. The hotels and food were also great. The schedule was clear each day. We also liked the balance of scheduled activities to free time. This was our first time using Gate 1 and we will for certain use it again in the future. I have since recommended it to friends and family as well.Christa D. Denville, NJ
Classic - First class accommodations, balance of included sightseeing and free time, transfers & multiple meals included.
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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.
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