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Gate 1 Travel

3.9 | Great
  • 74% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1981
Headquarters
  • Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
Trips
  • 699

616
Gate 1 Travel Reviews & Ratings 74% Recommend

3.9 out of 5
Excellent 423 Great 18 Average 17 Disappointing 19 Terrible 139
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3.9

Tour Reviews

R

Recommends

A great day because of a Gate 1 representative November 2022

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Hi fellow travelers, I normally do not write reviews unless something occurred that is of an extraordinary nature. This is one of those times I feel compelled to write about Gate 1 Travel, in particular one of its agents named Claudia Rodriguez who completely went out of her way to assist me with my upcoming Rhine River cruise. You see, at the time of booking, there was only one departure/arrival airport available (NYC) and since we live in Las Vegas, I spent much time trying to book/coordinate our flights to/from NYC so that we could connect with the international flights. Due to the international flights' early departure/late arrival times in NYC, we would need to spend a day (both ways) in a hotel in NYC as there was nothing early/late enough that would otherwise allow us to connect with the overseas flights.

I called this morning and was connected to Ms. Rodriguez. This lady absolutely made our day by patiently going through her system and taking much more time than necessary but ultimately finding an option for us to fly from Las Vegas to/from Amsterdam and Basil. Moreover, she was able to find us a fare that upgraded us to premium economy which is cheaper than the cost of our round-trip flights to/from NYC. Additionally, we would not need to spend time and money for two extra days in a hotel in NYC!! Imagine this...more comfortable flying in premium economy, less hassle in checking in/out of hotels, saved two days and much more economical overall!! This does not happen often!

Ms. Rodriguez helped us tirelessly, patiently, compassionately and with an upmost professional attitude! Because of her, Gate 1 absolutely and unequivocally earned my trust and continued business. This company is lucky to have someone like Ms. Rodriguez working for them. Cudos to Gate 1 and Ms. Rodriguez!! Thank you so much.
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R

Recommends

Excellent itinerary for reasonable price October 2022

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent itinerary for reasonable price. Good trip leaders. They give customers opportunity for independent experiences with guidence for good outcomes. They do not schedule every minute of every day. 16 time Gate 1 traveler
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BD

Recommends

Such an amazing tour of Sicily! ❤️ October 2022

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have been on many tours and this one was amazing. And I want to Acknowledge that our tour guide made this trip spectacular and a primer for return trips to Sicily and gate 1. Riccardo Panareo guided us through our tour with compassion and a true love ❤️ of Italy. Not only did he make us feel comfortable but he also was patient and caring. “Piano ….Piano”
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DZ

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We are just returning from a 10day New… October 2022

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We are just returning from a 10day New England Fall Foliage tour. How wonderful! We were impressed and very pleased with the accommodations, the food, the ports of call, and especially the flexibility of our tour guide Kathy. She was uplifting and gave us her best weather permitting.
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bs

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Just came back from a Tour of Spain October 5 October 2022

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just came back from a Tour of Spain. Our tour guide José Luis Figuereda, was excellent. My husband contacted Covid 19 on the 4th day of the tour. Jose was extremely helpful and caring and took care of us for the rest of the trip. And his knowledge of Spain history is remarkable.
I would highly recommend Gate 1.
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Just returned from the Kalaidescope… October 2022

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just returned from the Kalaidescope 15-day Greek Trip.
Greece is beautiful from Thessaloniki to Athens to the Islands of Mykonos and Santorini. The tour guide, Angeliki, deserves her name. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, she is kind, gracious, and treats everyone as if they are the most important traveler. Our return flight was cancelled out of Santorini, and other travelers from other groups were affected, and the three Gate1 Tour Guides returned to the airport and made sure we were rebooked, had hotel plans for the night, and took care of us until we were on our way to our destinations. This is my third trip with Gate1 and I will book more tours with them. Shout out to our Diver on the mainland, Nikos, who an such a sweet gentleman, and our drivers Takis and Demetrios. Not to mention Yianis & Mariana who treated us as we were in their group during the flight fiasco, and then the lovely Constantine - all the people who work for Gate1 deserve our kudos.
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FAQ

Are flights included?
Yes, but there is an option to purchase the tour without the flights.
Do I need Travel Insurance?

It is HIGHLY recommended that you purchase Travel Insurance. You will be provided with insurance options during the booking process.

Note: Travel insurance through Gate 1 cannot be purchased after the final payment has been made. 

Can I extend my trip?
No.
What is the Average Group Size?
24-42 people. 22 people max for Small Group Tours.
Pre or post trip accommodation available?
No.
Are kids welcome?
Independent Packages: all ages are welcome. Signature Collection Tours: kids ages 8+ are welcome. Discovery Tours: kids ages 12+ are welcome. Uganda Programs: ages 15+ are welcome.

From Gate 1 Travel

Gate 1 Travel offers escorted tours, European river cruises, independent vacations and customized international vacation packages for less. Our discount travel packages and tour packages to destinations worldwide provide exceptional value, saving our customers time and money. We have taken care of all the details so you don't have to. Find your dream vacation today.

Company Background & Highlights

Mission: To deliver More of the World for Less by developing quality, affordable vacations for North Americans. To provide exemplary service to our customers and to earn their loyalty. To respect our partners. To invest in our employees, providing a safe and comfortable work environment. To know and understand our products and destinations. To constantly innovate and be a leader in technology.

Founded in 1981 with 3 employees; now with over 200 employees worldwide

Headquarters: Fort Washington, PA (Suburban Philadelphia)

Overseas Offices: Hungary, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Morocco, Argentina, Indonesia, Great Britain, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Peru, Ecuador, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam

30+ years of providing travel services to clientèle

Product Types

Escorted Tours - Group Tours

Small Group Tours

European River Cruises

Escorted Bus Tour/Sea Cruise Combinations

Independent City Stays

Independent Fly & Drive Packages

Multi-Destination Rail Packages

Customized Vacations (Vacation Builder)

Custom Groups and Individuals

Group Air

 

Target Consumer Market

Gate 1 Travel's target market is a traveler seeking high quality, affordable travel ranging from a superior tourist class to moderate deluxe class level of accommodations with the highest level of service.

Financial Security

Gate 1 Travel is backed by the largest, most well-respected financial institutions and insurance providers, guaranteeing the greatest level of financial security to every passenger. Gate 1 welcomes your inquiries of any of those independent offices.

Gate 1 Travel's active membership in USTOA (United States Tour Operators Association), a professional organization representing the world's leading tour operators, requires that Gate 1 meet a minimum requirement of $1 million professional liability insurance (Gate 1 maintains a $5 million policy).

Additionally , Gate 1 is required to participate in the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, requiring them to post $1 million in security, held by USTOA, in the unlikely event of bankruptcy or insolvency.

Associations:

United States Tour Operator Association, The International Airlines Travel Agent Network and Pacific Asia Travel Association

7 days
Group tour
Comfort (4*)
Physical :
From: $ 1,699

Highlights

  • Visit Jekyll Island majestically situated in the midst of Georgia’s fabled "Golden Isles"
  • Enjoy beautiful Savannah, often called the "Belle of the South"
  • Guided horse-drawn carriage tour of Beaufort’s historic center
  • City Tour of Charleston with its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and antebellum houses
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Highlights

  • Visit Gold Daughters, to learn about the gold rush in Fairbanks
  • Board the Deluxe Dome service, for a scenic journey to Denali National Park
  • Enjoy a Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park
  • Cruise on majestic Prince William Sound, boasting the densest concentration of tidewater glaciers in the world
  • Visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, to learn about Alaskan wildlife
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Highlights

  • Search the skies for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)*, among the most spectacular phenomena on earth
  • Take a city tour of Fairbanks, the "Golden Heart City"
  • Travel on the world-famous Alaska Railroad
  • A chance to view majestic Denali, the tallest mountain in North America
  • Visit the town of Nenana, home of the Nenana Ice Classic
  • Board a scenic tram ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska with amazing views of the Cook Inlet
  • Visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, to learn about Alaskan wildlife
*Northern Lights tour is subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. The Northern Lights tour departs in the late evening and may not return until after midnight
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13 days
Group tour
Comfort (4*)
Physical :
From: $ 4,479

Highlights

  • Crazy Horse Memorial, honoring the heritage, and culture of North American Indians
  • Mount Rushmore the iconic massive carved sculpture of the faces of four U.S. presidents
  • Yellowstone National Park, established as the first national park in the United States
  • Discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park with its jagged peaks, glaciers, lakes and dense forests
  • Explore Zion National Park, filled with views of massive sandstone cliffs in shades of red
  • Tour Bryce Canyon, a wondrous land of pines and oddly sculpted red rock formations
  • Stand in awe at the rim of the Grand Canyon with its iconic natural landscape
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