Budget Travel Tours & Trips 2020

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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.

Trip Type Trip Type 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.
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.
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.
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 / Independent 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.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
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.

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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.

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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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The Best of Spain

SmarTours
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12 days
$ 250 / day
$ 2,999
From : $ 4,049
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 : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Explore Madrid
  • Visit Prado Museum 
  • Admire El Greco’s masterpiece, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz in Santo Tome Church
  • View the Moorish architecture of the Giralda Tower overlooking the Guadalquivir River
  • Visit the splendid Alhambra Palace
  • Visit the famed Sagrada Familia, a large, unfinished Catholic Basilica
  • Visit Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter
  • Enjoy the scenic views of plazas when you drive along the La Rambla  Boulevard
Visits:
Barcelona, Córdoba, Granada, Madrid, Palace of Versailles, Seville, Sierra Nevada, Toledo, Valencia, Spain
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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 : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. 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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One Week in Argentina and Brazil

Intrepid Travel
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7 days
$ 225 / day
$ 1,575
From : $ 2,205
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 : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. 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
  • Soak up the sophistication of Buenos Aires and explore the sights of its historic city centre
  • Enjoy the differing experiences of the mighty Iguazu Falls from both Argentina and Brazil
  • Rio de Janeiro offers the best combination of city, beach and mountains; famed for vibrant nightlife and rhythmic music
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Argentina, Brazil
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South Africa Highlights & Safari

SmarTours
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14 days
$ 214 / day
$ 2,999
From : $ 7,847
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. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Explore Table Mountain (Cape Town)
  • See the Cape Peninsula (Cape Town)
  • Explore amazing Hluhluwe Game Reserve
  • Visit to Kruger National Park
  • Vist Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg)
Visits:
Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Table Mountain, South Africa
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Real Bangkok to Singapore

Intrepid Travel
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14 days
$ 109 / day
$ 1,521
From : $ 2,129
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 : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. 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
  • Khao Sok National Park is like stepping into another world. Cruise along the Cheow Lan Lake and spend a night on the banks in a rafthouse.
  • Take some time out in Ao Nang to recharge and relax. You’ll also get the opportunity to share a meal and chat with a local family in their home!
  • How about jumping on a long tail boat and heading into the spectacular limestone cove of Railay Beach? It’s only accessible by water, but is definitely worth the trip.
  • Kuala Lumpur is a fantastic urban centre to dig your teeth into. Master the metro, tackle the Petronas towers and explore the colourful Batu Caves.
  • Eat on the roadside in Bangkok and Penang and get a taste of everything delicious in one of Singapore’s hawker centres.
Visits:
Bangkok, Georgetown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
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Land of Northern Lights

5 days
$ 1,554
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. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Unwind in the mineral-rich waters of Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon.
  • Search for Aurora Borealis in the inky darkness of the countryside.
  • Visit some of the most impressive waterfalls in the country.
  • Receive an interactive education on Iceland's culture and history.
  • Travel the breathtaking Golden Circle on an unforgettable day trip!
Visits:
Reykjavík, Thingvellir National park, Iceland
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Heart of the Canadian Rockies

10 days
$ 165 / day
$ 1,646
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. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
Visits:
Alberta, Banff National Park, Calgary, Jasper National Park, Lake Louise, Vancouver, Victoria, Canada
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Essential Botswana

Intrepid Travel
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9 days
$ 151 / day
$ 1,359
From : $ 1,903
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 : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. 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:
Kalahari Desert, Maun, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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Essential Bali & Gili Islands

Intrepid Travel
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10 days
$ 88 / day
$ 882
From : $ 1,235
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 : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. 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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Essential Cambodia

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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9 days
$ 82 / day
$ 734
From : $ 1,028
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 : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. 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
  • Is Angkor the most incredible thing in South East Asia? Decide for yourself as you temple-hop with an expert local guide around the complex.
  • Appreciate the work of Friends International at their Futures Factory, a dining and creative space, dedicated to training vulnerable Cambodian youth to work in the hospitality industry.
  • Learn more about Cambodia's confronting but important history, with visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek.
  • A homestay in Banteay Chhmar puts you right in the heart of everyday village life in Cambodia
  • There's loads of free time to make your own fun and embark on your own experiences – zip-lining over rainforest or a cyclo tour, anyone?
Visits:
Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh , Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Killing Fields, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam
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Five Days in Cappadocia

Intrepid Travel
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5 days
$ 76 / day
$ 382
From : $ 535
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 : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. 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
  • The weird and wonderful world of Cappadocia might be the most unusual place in Turkey. Learn all about its fairy chimneys and sprawling rock formations from your expert local leaders.
  • Cappadocia’s wonder is beautiful at all angles, but none more so than from on top. Consider the chance for a sunrise hot air-balloon ride, giving you the ultimate view of this awesome landscape.
  • Exploring the underground cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli is mind-blowing – head four levels underground and discover where thousands of people used to live.
  • Get a dose of good old-fashioned Turkish hospitality, staying with a local family in a traditional guesthouse in Ortahisar and watching the sun set over the valley.
  • The thriving metropolis of Istanbul is where East literally meets West. With the option to extend your stay here, you’ve got the power to continue your Turkish escapade right away!
Visits:
Cappadocia, Istanbul, Turkey
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Real Turkey

Intrepid Travel
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
15 days
$ 80 / day
$ 1,202
From : $ 1,683
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 : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. 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
  • Eat, swim, sunbake, repeat – that’s what will happen when you get cruising along Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline. The choice is yours if you’d like to go exploring, or just relax on deck.
  • Thought all the best Roman ruins were in Italy? Think again! Turkey is home to one of the best-preserved classical of Ephesus – so discover it just like Anthony and Cleopatra did 2000 years ago.
  • Take a group hike from the deserted ghost town of Karakoy over the hills to check out the stunning Blue Lagoon – your group leader will know all the spots to go to get the best vantage points.
  • The weird and wonderful world of Cappadocia might be the most unusual place in Turkey. Learn all about its fairy chimneys and sprawling rock formations from your expert local leaders.
  • The thriving metropolis of Istanbul is where East literally meets West. With the option to extend your stay here, you’ve got the power to continue your Turkish escapade right away!
Visits:
Antalya, Blue Mosque, Cappadocia, Istanbul, Troy, Turkey
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Real Canada

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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12 days
$ 174 / day
$ 2,092
From : $ 2,929
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 : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. 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
  • Keep your eyes peeled for moose and woodland caribous among towering cedar trees in the fairytale forest of Mt Revelstoke National Park.
  • The spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies makes for the perfect opportunity to unleash your inner Nat Geo photographer. It’s really hard to take a bad picture here.
  • From rafting trips to glacier treks, this trip is packed full of optional outdoor activities, giving you the perfect chance to get your hands and boots dirty.
  • Spend a few days seeing what all the fuss is about in Whistler, North America’s premier outdoor adventure hotspot (and a very quaint village to boot).
  • As a small group travelling in a private vehicle, we can be flexible depending on your preferences. Want to make a detour? If the group agrees, go for it!
Visits:
Canadian Rockies, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Canada
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Real Delhi to Kathmandu

Intrepid Travel
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13 days
$ 76 / day
$ 990
From : $ 1,386
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 : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. 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
  • Start the trip in the chaos of Delhi. It's all kinds of crazy as well as all kinds of delhi-ciousness. Don't leave without your leader showing you where to get the best street food.
  • The Taj Mahal may be one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, but do you know its poetic history? A local expert will fill you in.
  • Ditch your alarm, there’s only one way to wake up in this world and that’s with a sunrise sail along the Ganges.
  • Lumbini is no ordinary town. Visit the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, and tour its temples and the legendary Ashoka Pillars.
  • Fall asleep to the calls of the jungle in Chitwan National Park, then embark on a jeep or canoe safari in search of rhino, deer, monkeys and a wide array of bird life
  • Fall in love with Nepal, prayer flags and spicy chai in fascinating Kathmandu.
Visits:
Agra, Chitwan National Park, Delhi, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Taj Mahal, Varanasi, India, Nepal
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One Week in Cuba

Intrepid Travel
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8 days
$ 105 / day
$ 842
From : $ 1,179
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 : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. 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
  • Cycle through the culture-soaked streets of Old Havana and immerse yourself in the eclectic history of Cuba’s capital on a half-day walking tour of the city.
  • Venture to the village of Vinales, where the small-town charms are many. Spend your time smoking fat cigars with locals and exploring hidden caves in the mountains.
  • Learn the lingo with an informal lesson in the Spanish language. From Hola to Hasta Luego to the all-important phrases – like how to order a cerveza!
  • See why Trinidad is a favourite for many Intrepid adventurers. Wander the cobblestone streets alongside cowboys and farmers and clock the best-preserved colonial buildings in Cuba.
  • Sip on Cuba’s famous liquor on a visit to a local bar for a rum tasting – as far as the rum world is concerned, Cuba is home to some of the best out there!
Visits:
Caribbean, Havana, Trinidad, Vinales, Cuba
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6,066 Budget Travel Tour Reviews - Summary 97% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
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Great 712
Average 93
Disappointing 26
Terrible 128
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Activities
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Lodging
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Took the Danube River Cruise with…

2.0
  • Value 2.0
  • Guide 2.0
  • Activities 2.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 2.0
  • Meals 2.0

Took the Danube River Cruise with Gate1Travel. Our itinerary kept us going from morning til night, and even though the sites and sounds were exceptional, the guides hired by Gate1Travel were pathetic.
I consider my self a fairly well traveled individual with having visited over 70 countries. However, Gate1Travel guides were very ill prepared, took our group around in circles, and expected tips for their incompetence. Someone may respond by saying that there is always a possibility of having an inept tour guide. My response, “NOT TRUE”! The majority of Gate 1’s guides were BAD!
On several occasions we missed out on seeing important UNESCO sites which were within minutes of our tour group. Rather, we were informed by our guide to sit and rest for about an hour before we would resume our tour. The site, previously referenced to, was never brought to our attention. We could have very easily walked to the site on our own and taken the hour to visit the historical site. Instead, we were told to stay put and don’t go anywhere.
Even though you receive a big bang for your buck, I have deep reservations as to whether I would take another Gate1Travel trip.

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Gate 1 Decline

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

I have used Gate 1 many times in the past, but over the last year they have lost complete focus on customer service. Most companies go out of their way to retain repeat customers recognizing that they are the foundation of your businesses success. Loyalty is a two way street! When you make a mistake you own it and make it right. That is what world class businesses do! Despite me providing a screen shot of what I was trying to book, they have refused to honor the rate and informed that the price has increased.

"We appreciate your past business and loyalty to Gate 1 Travel. We’re sorry to hear of any difficulty you encountered when booking a trip online. I will forward the issue to my technology team for investigation and remedy.

Today we are experiencing incredibly high call volume due to interest in promotions that expire this evening and tomorrow. For customer convenience, we now have a callback feature which allows customers to opt to keep their place in queue and have an agent call them back, just as if they had waited on the line. I have given your contact information to an agent who will call you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,"

Mark Kastner
VP Reservations

GATE 1 TRAVEL
215 572 7676 ext 1521

To be clear based upon the Gate 1 response, they did contact me, and they were willing to book the same tour and date. IF I WOULD PAY ALMOST $500 MORE FOR THE TRIP. Not exactly an equitable response.

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Operator Gate 1 Travel

Still waiting for refund

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

Our trip was cancelled last year and we had already booked our airline with Gate 1. We've been waiting 6 months for our refund. I've dealt with Gate 1 in the past and had been happy with the experience. I'm very disappointed that it has taken 6 months to receive a refund for this trip and I'm sure I will think very hard before booking with them in the future.

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The trip was for Jerusalem and was booked in November 27, 2019. The reservation ends in ###7972. I will reply in the contact us but have reached out probably a dozen times already.

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Operator Gate 1 Travel

Dont buy plane tickets with gate1

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

Dont buy plane tickets with gate1. They steal your money! I bought two plane tickets to Bali, due to the corona being canceled and until today I haven't seen the money or any help from gate1. I sent emails and the answers were always the same, no help, no refunds, no phone contact exists. Better to pay more for a plane ticket with the airline, than to buy cheap and still steal your money !!!! Never in my life. Gate 1 steal money from people!!!!

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6 Trips with Gate 1 so far-- All Amazing!

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

All 6 of our trips with Gate 1 over the last 4 years were absolutely excellent! My husband and I have been to Turkey, Ecuador, Peru, Vietnam, Thailand, and Morocco on Gate 1 tours and they were all thoroughly enjoyable, educational, and were great deals. Since we are budget minded, we only book trips when Gate 1 has a deal on a place we want to go, and during each trip we were amazed of how much we saw, the great hotels we stayed at, and the incredible knowledge of the local Gate 1 tourist guide. We will absolutely keep using this company and we are looking forward to using our credit from last year's cancelled Egypt trip toward Egypt next year. Highly recommend!

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My trip to Greece was cancelled by Gate…

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

My trip to Greece was cancelled by Gate 1 and British Airways due to COVID 19 more then a year ago . I still have to receive the check with the money from the airline ticket witch was refunded to Gate 1 according to British Airways I'm still waiting for the check to arrive after filling a complaint with BBB. Please to not book any trips with Gate 1 They are not truthful and fool you around yet using your money . Stay away from them !!

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Operator Gate 1 Travel

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