Budget Travel Tours & Trips 2020

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Style Style Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Explore Ireland & Scotland

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11 days
$ 174 / day
$ 1,916
From : $ 2,587
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 15 days!
Visits:
Dublin, Ireland
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Essential Botswana

Intrepid Travel
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9 days
$ 168 / day
$ 1,440
From : $ 1,630
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Did you know that rhinos come out to play when the sun goes down? Let us prove it to you during a sunset 4WD through the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Try and tell the difference between your buddy’s snores and the sound of wild hippos while camping in the heart of the Okavango wilderness.
  • There's nothing more relaxing than feeling the African sun on your face as you lie back in a mokoro, eyes closed while your expert poler propels you through the Okavango Delta.
  • Elephants never forget, and you won’t forget them either. Cruise down the river in Chobe National Park, home of the world's highest concentration of African elephants.
  • Learn what life is like for the Hambukushu people, traditionally considered masters of fishing, boat building, and making it rain.
Visits:
Chobe National Park, Kalahari Desert, Maun, Okavango Delta, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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Classic Ireland

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7 days
$ 224 / day
$ 1,565
From : $ 2,113
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 9 days!
  • Dublin Big Bus Premium Hop-on/Hop-off - 48-hour
  • Blarney Castle
  • Ring of Kerry Guided Bus Tour
  • Cliffs Of Moher Admission
Visits:
Cork, Dublin, Ireland
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Essential Bali & Gili Islands

Intrepid Travel
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10 days
$ 98 / day
$ 980
From : $ 1,372
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Float in the ocean, bake on the beach, and conquer a volcano: the island landscapes of Bali and Gili are epic.
  • Let a local show you their favourite dishes, from nasi campur to burbur, during a street food tasting in Seminyak. We know you didn’t come all the way to Bali to eat spaghetti.
  • Make like a sponge and soak up every drop of Ubud's relaxed atmosphere. A walk among the bright green rice fields is as Bali as it gets.
  • There's nothing like waking up at 3 am to climb a mountain, eh? Watching the sunrise from active volcano Mt Batur is worth every minute of sleep you lose.
  • Your leader will reveal the best of Gili Trawangan on a two-wheeled tour of the island, giving you insider info on the island that includes the snorkelling and the social scene.
Visits:
Bali, Ubud, Indonesia
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Northern Lights Exploration

Great Value Vacations
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8 days
$ 320 / day
$ 2,558
From : $ 3,453
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit the Golden Circle to see the 105-foot Golden Falls.
  • Scale a volcanic crater!
  • Sample Hakarl, an Icelandic delicacy.
  • Cruise through a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs.
  • Hot tub in South Iceland while you wait for the Northern Lights to make an appearance.
Visits:
Reykjavík, Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland
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Essential Egypt

Intrepid Travel
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9 days
$ 110 / day
$ 850
From : $ 1,135
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Cities like Cairo can be dizzying, but your local leader and guides are there for a reason – they'll have you heading straight for the best local spots.
  • Yep, the pyramids and Sphinx are awe-inspiring. But the smaller moments are special too – like kayaking on the Nile, dancing with Nubian locals and learning to spell your name in hieroglyphs.
  • Squeeze between stalls at an Aswan bazaar and meet a perfume merchant who will school you on everything from mummification to smelling pretty for a date.
  • Spend overnight cruising the Nile in a felucca, which is a bit like a floating living room. Stop at villages and temples by day and stargaze by night.
  • You’ll get plenty of free time in massive historical sites like Luxor, so you can grill your leader for tips on the way there and then set your own pace.
Visits:
Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo, Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, West Bank, Egypt
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Northern Choice (Auckland to Christchurch Summer) ...

Contiki
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10 days
$ 190 / day
$ 1,900
From : $ 2,660
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Tuck into coffee and cake in one of Wellington's cafes, including a 'Heart parcels' brownie with proceeds going towards supporting the homeless
  • Join our 2019 Changemaker Parris Quinn in handing out 'Heart Parcels' food to Wellington's homeless (from Oct 2020 - selected departures)
  • Check out the cafe & restaurant scene in Wellington, voted the coolest little capital in the world
Visits:
Auckland, Christchurch, Rotorua, Wellington, New Zealand
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Thailand & Laos & Cambodia Discovered

AMA Waterways
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14 days
$ 226 / day
$ 3,158
From : $ 4,263
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Bangkok, Cambodia, Thailand
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Safari Cruise & Victoria Falls

6 days
$ 366 / day
$ 2,195
From : $ 2,700
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Get the perfect opportunity to take pleasure in the wildlife and birdlife
  • Enjoy the incredible relaxing experience of cruising on the Chobe River
  • Awesome view of magnificent Victoria Falls
  • Cherish brilliant safari experience
Visits:
Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Madrid, Seville & Barcelona

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7 days
$ 257 / day
$ 1,802
From : $ 2,433
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 10 days!
  • Madrid City Tour & Royal Palace - Half Day Tour
  • Seville City Tour & River Cruise
  • Barcelona Classic City Highlights
Visits:
Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Spain
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Costa Rica Explorer

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12 days
$ 141 / day
$ 1,686
From : $ 2,276
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Arrive in Costa Rica's capital San Jose and tour a few of the city's highlights including the neoclassical Teatro Nacional.
  • Watch thousands of turtles nest at Tortuguero National Park, then tour its canals and village!
  • Explore the secret waterfalls and rainforests of Bajos del Toro, one of the most beautiful areas in the country.
  • Hike, bike, and see the elusive Resplendent quetzal bird at Arenal Volcano and its national park.
  • Learn to surf in Guanacaste, a northwestern province on the Pacific known for its pristine beaches and perfect waves!
Visits:
Arenal Volcano, Guanacaste, San José, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
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Ireland's Top Sights

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8 days
$ 147 / day
$ 1,176
From : $ 1,588
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 10 days!
  • Kilkenny Castle Tour Admission
  • Blarney Castle
  • Ring of Kerry Guided Bus Tour
  • Cliffs Of Moher Admission
  • Kilmainham Gaol
Visits:
Dublin, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Dubai & The Maldives with Ocean Villa

Great Value Vacations
Premier
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9 days
$ 409 / day
$ 3,685
From : $ 4,975
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Dubai City Tour (half day)
Visits:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Aegean Escape

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Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 344 / day
$ 2,749
From : $ 3,711
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Athens Sightseeing Tour (with Acropolis)
  • Ancient Ephesus Through the Ages
  • Medieval Tour - Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights
Visits:
Athens, Greece
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Peru & Bolivia

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12 days
$ 455 / day
$ 5,457
From : $ 7,367
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Lima Colonial & Modern City Tour with San Francisco Monastery & Larco Herrera Museum (5 hours)
  • Tour of Cusco and surrounding ruins (4 hours)
  • Visit to Awanacancha, Pisac Market and ruins of Ollantaytambo (6 hours)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu ruins (2.5 hours)
  • Bus transfer from Cusco to Puno, including lunch and stops at Oropesa, Andahuaylillas, Checacupe, Raqchi Ruins and Pucara
  • Eco-friendly Catamaran Cruise from Kasani to Sun Island and Cocotoni, with lunch and visits to Challa, an indigenous house, and an Aymara Andean healing ceremony (10 hours)
  • La Paz City Tour and Moon Valley (4 hours)
  • Uyuni Salt Lake Tour, with lunch (8 hours, en-route from airport to hotel)
  • Tour to Ollague, the lagoons, with boxed lunch (10 hours)
  • Tiwanacu Tour (6 hours, en-route from airport to hotel)
Visits:
Peru
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6,106 Budget Travel Tour Reviews - Summary 97% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 5,162
Great 675
Average 95
Disappointing 29
Terrible 145
Value
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Guide
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Activities
4.8
Lodging
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Transportation
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Meals
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I have seen some negative reviews about…

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

I have seen some negative reviews about Gate 1, and I noticed they were mostly related to flights. I never purchased flights from Gate 1 and have had excellent experience with company.

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Operator Gate 1 Travel

Weird experience, never coming back to them

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  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

So, I booked a flight this morning (Western European time). I was provided a trip ID number and informed I will receive my ticket on 26th january, 2022 (My flight is 24th February 2022).

Then at 07:00 PM I received an email saying that the return flight has to be another day, and I must respond by 11pm to day to move forward with the reservation. I agreed and sent the email at 07:25pm to them. Then I received an email with a form which I filled at 07:40pm.

Now, I received an email saying that the flights are not available any more, hence, they will return my money.

In hindsight alarm bells should have started to ring when I did not receive my tickets within 30mins. This was a weird experience and I hopefully can get my refund back so that I can re-book my flight at the earliest.

This is the biggest scam running in online aviation space.

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Operator Gate 1 Travel

We have traveled extensively with Gate1…

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

We have traveled extensively with Gate1 and will continue to do so in the future. We were scheduled to go to Chile and Argentina in February 2022, but the trip was cancelled. We were given the option of a full refund, including our deposit, trip insurance costs, and the cost of the land portion (we booked our own airline tickets);or to receive a credit that would be good until December 2023. We decided on the refund. We have never had a bad experience on Gate 1 and found them responsive to our requests. Gate 1 is a company that you can trust and believe in.

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I love Gate One and think it has the best price to value out there

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I love Gate One and think it has the best price to value out there. My husband and I have been traveling with Gate One since 2015 with eight trips taken(all fabulous) and four in the works. We did have two cancelled because of COVID but were reimbursed fully. Just recently a back to back trip was canceled because there were not enough people signed up. A wonderful woman in Customerservice worked very hard to get us booked on the same two trips just two two weeks later. We were offered a full refund but we chose to be flexible and move our dates knowing that COVID may still rear it’s ugly head. We are not worried because we know the money can just be moved over to future trips.
Every tour has had outstanding guides, great hotel selections, and excellent itineraries. Our luggage is taken care of and we received help with COVID testing while in Sicily and Malta. We have loved the Discovery Small Group tours but the two Classic tours were also great. We have met so many great travelers that we still keep up with.
All insurance has limits which are spelled out upon purchase. I don’t always get mine through Gate One because we are older and want more medical coverage but these policies also have restrictions and limits to what you can recover. Just read the policy.
So no complaints from us. We met a couple in Sicily that had been on 17 Gate One trips and still booking. Now that is a testimony.
Jacque Bell
Greenville, SC

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Operator Gate 1 Travel

BEWARE OF Gate 1's advertised "cancel for any reason"

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  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

I've happily traveled with Gate 1 many times in the past. NO MORE.
I booked a March trip to Japan advertised as "cancel for any reason." To be extra safe, I added $800+ extra to purchase "cancel for any reason" travel insurance through Gate 1.
Today, January 3, Japan is not allowing foreign visitors in. I worry that Covid will soon hit there and likely peak about the time we're scheduled to be there.
Gate 1's advertisement of "cancel for any reason" is deceptive and appears to have fraudulent intent. They give NO REFUNDS of either deposit or total trip and insurance payments, with or without rational cause; just a credit toward future travel taken with them in the next two years.
Traveler Beware of ever paying money to Gate1. You will never get it back no matter what was implied by advertised "Cancel for any reason."

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Operator Gate 1 Travel

Gate1- 'Fly and Drive' a real…

3.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 3.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 3.0

Gate1- 'Fly and Drive' a real disappointment. Hotel, flight, and auto rental - Milan, Italy October 2021.
Returned home to find a $444.00 auto credit card charge . Several calls to Gate1 seeking help to reverse the charge. Gate1 will not stand up for you. Calls are transferred to their 'accounting office' for review. Calls are transferred there in the hope that you'll just give up in frustration..

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Operator Gate 1 Travel

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