Air & Land: $879* Land Only:
5 Montecatini, 1 Milan
Tour Type: Independent
Season: Apr - Oct '22
11 Day Food & Wines of Piedmont, Liguria & Veneto with Cinque Terre, September 2021
Our trip to Italy in October 2021 was just what we needed to break out of the COVID doldrums. We were somewhat hesitant to travel and waited until the last week before departure before we made our final decision. GATE1 did everything right in providing safe travel and even made arrangements for our COVID testing (before returning home) to be done at our last hotel. Our tour guide, Fortuna, made our trip so very enjoyable. She seemed as happy as the rest of our small group (there were nine of us) to be traveling again. Fortuna was especially adept at knowing how to pack in the most fun and arranged an awesome variety of experiences each day. We've traveled many times on guided tours but Fortuna was by far our favorite guide. She was skilled at keeping everyone happy and meeting our individual requests. Although we should have guessed there would be wonderful food on this trip, we were overjoyed with the multi-course meals we were treated to at each vineyard. And we sure learned a lot about grapes and wine! Who knew? Balsamic vinegar, rice wine and beer, grappa and awesome vineyards - all such a treat. We are so very glad that we went on this fabulous trip!
14 Day Romantic Italy with Amalfi, September 2021
My wife and I got back a week ago from spending our Honeymoon on the '14 Day Romantic Italy with Amalfi', and I just wanted to reach out and say how incredible it was.
Traveling during COVID with the restrictions changing month-to-month is inherently stressful, but Gate1 did a wonderful job before, during, and after the trip of making sure we knew exactly what was required, and even facilitating the tests while we were in Italy so we could return to the U.S. as stress-free as possible.
Everything about Italy, the accommodations, the guides, etc. were perfect, but I absolutely have to give special thanks and credit to our tour manager Lorena. She was so passionate and joyful, and her positive energy helped make the trip so special. At every opportunity she went out of our way to make our Honeymoon better than we ever thought it could be.
We absolutely love Gate1. This was our second trip, and we have two more booked for next year. We tell all of our friends that Gate1 is the way to go.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for everything you do to make these wonderful trips.
14 Day Romantic Italy with Amalfi, September 2021
My 2 boys and I just returned from a 2 week vacation in Italy (14 Day Romantic).
First I want to say that traveling with Gate 1 was a wonderful & pleasurable experience and of course Italy was absolutely Bellissimo.
What made the experience over the top was our tour manager, the lovely Ms Larena. I never met anyone who enjoyed her job & people as much as she does. Not only was she a wealth of knowledge but her attention to detail & guidance was impressive which took some pressure of of us as to when do we met, what time and so on. She truly cared for all of us. You can also see how well loved she is by the local guides as well as the everyday citizens of Italy.
She is full of love, life and has a heart of gold. When my kids and I departed from Naples she accompanied us to the airport and upon saying good-bye we both had happy tears in our eyes. I don't see her as a tour manager anymore but now she is my friend for life.
Thank you Larena & Gate 1 for a memorable time.
10 Day Southern Italy, Puglia & Campania, September 2021
I would like to be more specific in my praise for our tour manager, Dionisio, who accompanied us our tour of southern Italy from Bari to Naples. Dionisio was articulate, detailed and personable in his comments for all instructions, his detailed historical and cultural background along the way, and his responses to our questions. He went out of his way to provide extraordinary assistance, particularly to several members of our group who had trouble walking. His enthusiasm for the various places and foods was infectious, and we could not help but be intrigued by our travel experience. Despite the extra paper work that he was constantly required to fill out to satisfy the Covid response protocol in Italy, he was always available and willing to assist in each of our special requests. Finally, on our last day he got up at 4am to accompany a group of us to the Naples airport to make sure that our Covid test documents would be accepted at check in, easing our way for the flight home. In summary, Dionisio was an exceptional tour manager in all respects, and a remarkable representative of Gate 1 Travel!
11 Day Venice with Tuscany & Amalfi, September 2021
The trip was phenomenal, amazing! Felt very safe about Covid protocols 24 of us were on the trip 24 received negative Covid test before we left to come home. Wearing a mask inside was the only inconvenience for the trip. There were no incidents we only had to show our US government vaccine card when entering museums and if we ate inside. However we almost never ate inside, because we were in Italy. Our guide was the typical amazing Gate One tour guide. The day guides were also really great. Though I have been a bit unhappy with some of the planning of this trip, sticking with Gate One was the right thing to do. I will continue to tell everyone about how great Gate One does! I will also be booking some more trips.
9 Day Classic Sicily, September 2021
We had a wonderful vacation in Sicily with Gate1 Travels! Just wanted to say that our Tour Manager Antonella Dicarlo was awesome & is truly an asset to your organization. She is a lovely, kind, helpful person with a bright, sunny personality and extremely efficient, professional, knowledgeable, which made every aspect of our trip such a smooth, enjoyable, memorable experience! We wish her a very Happy Birthday & many Happier, Healthy returns of the day!! Our driver Raymond was exceptional too, not only is he a safe driver but always courteous, helpful, punctual, professional in his dress and attitude! We hope that we can have Antonella & Raymond on other European tours in the future!!!
6 Day Milan Special, February 2020
I had a wonderful time. Milan is such a beautiful city. The transfers were flawless. The hotel was great and very close to the subway. The Lake Como Tour was enjoyable and instructions from Gate 1 were easy to follow.
Thank you for another incredible experience.
Deneen K. Indianapolis, IN
9 Day Affordable Italy, February 2020
Our trip was great! February was a good time to visit Italy—no crowds and nice weather. The tour allowed us to see a great number of historic sites and places of interest. Thank you for getting us started on our way Gate 1!
Betty K. Allentown, NJ
10 Day Affordable Italy with Pompeii, November 2019
Gabriela is a real asset. I was most impressed with her knowledge, planning and humor - a real winner.
I was also impressed by the subject matter experts we met during our tours - Cindy, Paolo and Regina.
Punctual, at ease with every tour member, they effortlessly led us through the crowds, offering interesting discourse and highlighting special areas of interest.
Their stories helped paint pictures of Italian history as well as the lifestyles of the common and aristocratic peoples across the ages.
Thank you for a wonderful trip.
Dave & Carolyn W. Dunedin, FL
6 Day Rome Vacation, October 2019
The trip was wonderful and went very smoothly. Very pleased with the Gate 1's arrangements. Flights were as convenient as possible, driver met us at airport, hotel Sini Bernini Bristol was in great location in Rome. The information sent to us from Gate 1 prior to trip was thorough and useful. This was our 4th trip to Rome so visited many of the lesser known sites. Following Rome visit spent a week at a villa NE of Rome for a culinary experience and olive harvest, La Cucina Sabina. Very happy with Gate 1, will use again
Fred & Karen B. Phoenix, AZ
11 Day Enchanting Italy, October 2019
The trip was amazing! We especially loved our tour manager, Susanna! She was a wealth of information and so helpful & organized. We wish we could have her on future trips. Susanna ensured the trip was enjoyable for everyone. All the places we went to were fantastic & we enjoyed all the local guides too. We can’t wait to book another trip with Gate 1. Thanks so much!
Angela P. Mooresville, IN
The Heart of Italy, September 2019
This trip was fantastic, and far exceeded my expectations! Absolutely loved our tour guide Francesco, and local guides were topnotch. Great accommodations, too. Will definitely recommend this trip to others.
Pamela R. Nashville, TN
9 Day Tastes of Tuscany, September 2019
My trip was amazing! Our tour manager Lynn was great, the tours were good, we all enjoyed the location of the hotel right on the piazza, all the flights were on time. Really enjoyed Montecatinini. The bus was clean, comfortable and driven by a good driver. I think I enjoyed that the tour was not full, and we were able to move faster through some sites, and enjoy extra room on the bus.
Thanks for a great experience, I am already looking forward to the next one!
Carol C. Fairport, NY
The Heart of Italy, September 2019
Our trip was amazing!!! Giorgio was a fantastic tour guide and took great pains to ensure that everyone was happy ensuring all desires, no matter how big or small, were met. The hotel accommodations we excellent and the meals provided were very appetizing. The tours and tour guides were excellent and very knowledgeable of their area. They answered questions and explained everything clearly.
I would not hesitate to recommend Gate 1 tours to anyone. It was a wonderful trip.
Rita V. Ithaca, NY
9 Day Classic Sicily, September 2019
We had a wonderful trip! I was nervous initially because I have never been on a tour. I realized if we would have went on our own without the tour we would not have seen half of the historical places and magnificent views and that we did. Our tour guide, Flavia, was absolutely so sweet, knowledgeable and a pleasure each and every day. She made you feel at home. I would certainly recommend Gate 1 Travel to all of my friends and family!
Angela D. Marlton, NJ
10 Day Venice, Florence & Rome by Rail, September 2019
Our trip was awesome. We had no troubles. The hotels were ideally located and were of excellent quality. The breakfast they provided was great. The airport transfers were timely and easy and the train travel was also great. Our Vatican tour was superb. The Ancient Rome tour and Pisa tour were very enjoyable. We cannot wait to return to Italy. We cannot say enough good things about Gate 1. You guys handled everything perfectly and we will recommend you to others.
Judy I. Ann Arbor, MI
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Amalfi, September 2019
Our trip to Italy was amazing, incredible and spectacular!!! Gate 1 did an outstanding job! Every detail was executed flawlessly. Our tour guide, Patricia, was exceptional. She was informative and extremely knowledgeable about all the points of interest visited in Italy. She was also extremely helpful, caring and concerned for our group. She was also quite witty. We will certainly consider Gate 1 again on our next trip.
Pete H. Port Murray, NJ
Cinque Terre, Parma, Bologna & Lakes, September 2019
Oh my goodness, we truly enjoyed this trip. So nice to see places we've never been to. Our tour Manager Myriam was the best tour manager yet, and we don't say this lightly - we've been on 11 Gate 1 tours! She was engaging, fun, knowledgeable and really kept the trip interactive. We'd love to do another tour with her any time! The hotels and food were fabulous, especially Grand Hotel Miramare. Our bus driver Roberto was excellent. We honestly could offer no criticism.
We're looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip!
Michael C. Ellington, CT
10 Day Northern Italy, Mountains & Lakes, August 2019
Our latest adventure with Gate 1 to Northern Italy and the Lakes region to celebrate out 50th anniversary was all one could expect. As this was our fourteenth trip with Gate 1, we have come to expect nothing less than an excellently planned package and we were not disappointed! From the well appointed and conveniently located hotels, the many wonderful culinary experiences we enjoyed to the unique sights and vistas along the way, nothing was lacking. Our wonderful tour guide Sonia was extraordinary in her attentiveness and desire to accommodate, enlighten and educate all participants of our tour. Already looking forward to next fall’s adventure to attend the Passion play at Oberammergau with Gate 1!
James G. Albuquerque, NM
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Amalfi, August 2019
OMG, our trip was amazing. The best trip I’ve ever been on. Every detail was perfect. Everything that Gate 1 promised was delivered beyond our expectations. AND, our tour guide Johnny was the best I’ve ever had. I can’t say enough about him. He provided us with so much relevant information every step of the way, and he was extremely likable and witty and loads of fun. He definitely went above and beyond what I would expect of a tour guide. In fact, I would purchase another trip based solely on the fact that he would be my tour guide. Our entire group loved him. He made our vacation perfect, and we also had an exceptionally nice group of people on our tour. Everyone was friendly and got along, and no one was ever late or difficult. As you probably know, in every group there is usually that one person who complains about everything, but, we did not have anyone that was negative in any way. I formed some friendships that I will continue to pursue. The only bad thing is that I will truly miss the wonderful people in our tour group (40 people), but most of all Johnny our tour guide. To sum it up, Gate 1 was like a well-oiled machine. Everything worked perfectly, and you get everything that is advertised. No surprises or hidden costs. You get a high quality tour for a reasonable price. I would recommend Gate 1 to everyone.
Denise G. Murrysville, PA
11 Day Enchanting Italy, July 2019
Wow! Truly one of the best vacations we have ever had. Dani (tour guide) was fantastic - took special care of my 6'7" husband with seating on the bus and even put together a large table for our family and two other families since our children became fast friends, the driver Luigi lulled everyone to sleep with his excellent driving, all the guides were knowledgeable and the Gate 1 employee that met us at the airport in Naples at 4:00 a.m. was a godsend.
We got to know just about everyone (40) personally on the tour and made many new friends. Extremely pleased that there were young people on the trip - my daughter (18 years) really had a great time ... In fact, one of the girls she met is going to Boston University and will be living on the same street as my daughter who will be attending Berklee College of Music and they are just 15 minutes from one another.
We are even talking to the other families about another trip to Egypt or Spain!! Yes, this was a great trip from Gate 1 Travel.
Toni S. Brighton, CO
11 Day Venice with Tuscany & Amalfi, July 2019
This Italy trip was AMAZING!!! A trip which I will cherish for my entire life. Not only did I make some new friends on the tour, but I also wanted to congratulate ViVi our guide tour for an exceptional job. We had a lot of surprises along the way, such as eating lunch at the Vatican city, tasting local espresso in Naples and all of the local recommendations which were made by her. As usual, we all wanted more time in certain areas but knew we were on a time schedule. Definitely will come back to Italy to explore!!! Our driver was exceptional and ensuring we had a good time on the bus during all of our local stops and long drive along the Amalfi Coast.
I did a lot of shopping and was very pleasantly greeted by Marianna at the airport who ensured all of my pieces of luggage were taken care of safely and sound, until my arrival back home to the US!! She was amazing!!!
I would take this trip a thousand times over, but with Vivi!!! What a phenomenal woman!!!
Can not wait for my next trip next year celebrating my 60 bday!!!
Thank you for having this trip and making sure you pick the best tour guides!!!
Marie-Jo C. Foster City, CA
14 Day Romantic Italy with Amalfi, July 2019
It was wonderful! Our tour guide, Francesco was very knowledgeable and took care of everything. We had a great group of fellow travelers and enjoyed sharing our experiences with them. We learned a lot about the history of each city as well as the beautiful scenery. The food was delicious and the accommodations were good. It was very hot most of the time which was very tiring but we were still able to enjoy everything. We would definitely travel with Gate 1 again and will tell all of our friends and relatives about our experience. We really have no negative comments about the trip. Thank you for your assistance Gate 1!
Russ & Chris G. Hudsonville, MI
9 Day Enchanting Italy: Rome, Florence & Venice, June 2019
It was absolutely fantastic!!! We had a marvelous time. Our fabulous tour guide Maria was AWESOME!!! She was Professional, knowledgeable, classy, fun, personable, and kind. Our family can sometimes be a little challenging but she handled us with such great care, respect, patience, and kindness. She kept us on schedule and moving to ensure our tour of Italy exceeded our expectations and it did!!! We are already planning our next trip with Gate 1.
Joyce H. Fort Washington, MD
8 Day Enchanting Italy, June 2019
The trip to Italy was beyond amazing! Our tour manager, Lorena, was absolutely superb with her professionalism, humor, kindness, and friendliness. We are extremely grateful to both her and Gate 1 for giving us the most magical experience ever. The sights were beautiful and the people were even better, and we will definitely travel with Gate 1 in the future.
Amrath R. Frederick, MD
14 Day Romantic Italy with Amalfi, June 2019
I enjoyed my trip a lot! It was remarkably enhanced by our Tour Manager Gabriela who with her friendliness, responsibility, punctuality, knowledge and respect made me feel safe, secured and able to enjoy every minute of my Gate 1 vacation time in Italy.
Gloria J. San Francisco, CA
8 Day Enchanting Italy, April 2019
Awesome! We enjoyed every minute of it. The best part was our tour guide Luca and our bus driver Katerina. The countryside is beautiful, and the food was delicious. My favorite part of the trip was going to the Tuscan Farm and Assisi. I would do the trip again in a heartbeat. Only I would have to be promised Luca and Katerina would do it also thank you for everything Gate 1!
Kimberly S. Charlotte County, FL
11 Day Venice with Tuscany & Amalfi, April 2019
Again a wonderful trip with Gate 1!!!!!!!!
Beautifully organized, wonderful accommodations and meals.
Coach rides were very comfortable and I really appreciated the WIFi on the bus.
By far the most important contribution to my enjoyment was directly related to our wonderful tour guide Andrea. He conveyed his sincere love for his country, was attentive and observant of everyone’s needs throughout the tour. His sendoff to the airport at 4 am was above our expectation.
I will never travel with any other tour company than Gate 1.
Marlene B. Ontario, Canada
11 Day Enchanting Italy, April 2019
Our trip was wonderful! Great weather, terrific tour guide Viviana. Very professional, knowledgeable, fun and generous. She was constantly on the look out keeping track of everybody and making sure we were all safe and having a great time. She covered every single detail, every single day. She is a true asset to your company!
Karen U. Wellington, FL
14 Day Tuscany & Amalfi with Venice & Rome, April 2019
This was our first Gate 1 experience and I have to say it was magnificent!! We had the best time and saw so much. Our tour guide, Vanni was an incredible tour guide. He left nothing to doubt. Everything he recommended was fantastic, his knowledge was incredible and he made the wonderful experience of our visit to Italy the trip of a lifetime. Gate 1 exceeded our expectation of a tour. As I said this was our first and it won’t be our last. I hope on our next tour to who knows where we have a guide as wonderful as Vanni.
Paula D. Hudson, MA
9 Day Affordable Italy, March 2019
It was fantastic and a trip of a lifetime. Our guide, Vi, was the best. She was outgoing, knowledgeable and watched over the group like a mother hen. The local guides were great too. This was my first trip to Europe and with Gate 1, and will use only you in the future.
Katherine G. Clemmons, NC
8 Day Affordable Italy, March 2019
It was awesome!!!!! Vivi, our tour guide, was outstanding; she payed attention to every detail, kept the group together and was very knowledgeable. The hotels were great and close to the attractions. Everything was well coordinated and on time. This was our 30 year wedding anniversary trip and Vivi made it unforgettable. I highly recommend this trip, thanks Vivi and thanks Gate 1.
Eda & Juan C. Port St. Lucie, FL
11 Day Affordable Italy with Sorrento, March 2019
We had a fabulous time. It was the most organized trip we have taken. Everything was on time and ran smoothly. Reno was so professional, knowledgeable and went far beyond to make sure everything went smoothly and that we were having the best experience we could have. The accommodations were good, the food was great. The planning of the itinerary was great. We had time to experience all the sites but were also given enough time in the schedules to eat, shop and experience the the culture of each city.
Howard B. Royal Oak, MI
8 Day Affordable Italy, March 2019
Many thanks to Gate 1 Travel for a fabulous trip to Northern Italy. Our tour guide Daniella was wonderful- she was energetic, fun, and filled with lots of interesting facts about the different regions' history and culture. The tour was just the right mix of organized excursions and free time to wander and immerse yourself in the area. From the moment we got off the plane, there was no stress about making arrangements or figuring out how to get from point A to point B. I'm already looking forward to returning for a trip to Southern Italy.
Francine S. Hummelstown, PA
11 Day Affordable Italy with Sorrento, March 2019
Our trip with Gate 1 was fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide Nicoletta was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and nothing was a problem for her. She worked so hard to make sure our every need and desire was met. We really enjoyed every day. Was a great mix of activities, options available and free time .
We would definitely consider using Gate 1 again.
Justine D. New South Wales, Australia
8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive with Milan, March 2019
It was great! We had a lovely time. I really enjoyed the kind-hearted people, rich history, scenic landscape and delicious food and wine! And thanks to Gate 1 Travel for a marvelous trip!
Kim S. Minneapolis, MN
10 Day Affordable Italy with Pompeii, March 2019
Our trip was fabulous! We saw so much and the tour director, Christopher, was great about getting us where we needed to be, making sure we knew the schedule, and seeing to our needs. His humor was delightful. All of the guides were fantastic, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. This is why I keep coming back to Gate 1 when I want to tour somewhere.
Jamie P. Chandler, AZ
11 Day Affordable Italy with Naples, January 2019
Fantastic! ... Everything ran like clockwork and hassle free. I definitely would recommend Gate 1 and I will definitely travel with Gate 1 in the future.
Janice T. Mount Wolf, PA
10 Day Affordable Italy with Pompeii, December 2018
Our trip was fantastic! We highly recommend Gate 1! Our family of seven enjoyed every moment of our Christmas stay in Italy. Our guide, Nicoletta, was totally the best and took care of our every need. Thanks Gate 1! We hope to do another trip with you soon.
Shelly F. Williamsburg, VA
8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive with Milan, November 2018
As usual I am blown away by Gate 1 Travel, the prices are unbeatable, they give you everything they promise, people are always very friendly from the moment you make the reservation and the people who help you plan the itinerary.
Erika F. Raytown, MO
9 Day Affordable Sicily, October 2018
The trip to Sicily was fantastic. I would recommend Gate 1's Sicily Trip to anyone. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our tour guide Flavia. She was kind, helpful, articulate, knowledgeable, organized, ... and above all a great tour guide. I highly recommend her! The bus was clean and luxurious and the driver was skilled and accomplished ... I highly recommend Gate 1's Sicily Tour and especially our tour guide Flavia.
James C. Georgetown, TX
11 Day Venice with Tuscany & Amalfi, October 2018
The trip to Italy leaves me with awesome memories.
Mercedes, our tour guide is an amazing and caring person with great knowledge.
Having a tour guide that lived in the individual city gave me the knowledge that was impeccable ...
Everyone was kind, respectful, and grateful ...
Gate 1 Travel will always be the way to go.
Beverly L. Fresh Meadows, NY
9 Day Tastes of Tuscany, October 2018
Our trip was great. It was just as described in the online information. The hotel and the daily trips were wonderful. Our tour leader Lynn did a fantastic job .... She was dedicated to making sure that everything went as planned .... Our driver Victor did a magnificent job of maneuvering the bus through the narrow streets ..... The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Thanks to Gate 1 Travel.
John M. Lansdale, PA
14 Day Romantic Italy with Amalfi, October 2018
It was wonderful! It was so intense that we still haven’t processed it all, but it has had a tremendous impact on us. You guys had it all figured out and are obviously on top of it all. Our guide Maurizio was absolutely fantastic. We all loved him. We will definitely travel with Gate 1 again and we hope we can book Maurizio, too!
Christine D. Lakewood, NJ
9 Day Classic Sicily, September 2018
Our trip to Sicily was excellent; tour manager, driver, local guides, lodging, special group dinners and optional tours included ... We look forward to a future Gate 1 tour.
Patricia S. Monroe, CT
13 Day Northern Italy with Tuscany & Amalfi, September 2018
It was wonderful from start to finish. We experienced no problems and our tour guides were the best. Fabio in Italy and Fabiola in Sicily. You have a first grade product at good prices. This was our 4th trip with Gate 1 and hopefully not our last.
Judy W. Fleming Isle, FL
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Amalfi, August 2018
Our trip was amazing. My friend has traveled with Gate 1 several times and recommended highly and I will do as well. Our tour guide Francesca Bensi was outstanding. Everything was perfect.... the hotels, guided tours, restaurants, transportation. I will definitely use Gate 1 for my next adventure. Thank you!
Hilda I. Tamarac, FL
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Amalfi, July 2018
This trip was a dream come true. It was more than perfect. I loved Italy, our tour director Carmine was the best tour director we could ask for. He went above and beyond to make us feel safe (dealing with food allergies) at every stop... This trip exceeded our expectations. The hotels were great, the food, the places... there are no words to describe our experience. To top it all up, our group of people was excellent!
Damaris C. Lawrenceville, GA
8 Day Enchanting Italy, July 2018
My trip was wonderful! It was so well done! Every detail was taken care of beautifully. The hotels were splendid, very well located and in wonderful condition and very clean. The tours were well planned and went off flawlessly. Michela was excellent! She went above and beyond every step of the way. When I was investigating travel companies I never heard a bad thing about Gate 1 Travel. I can honestly say everyone was right!
Shirlee A. Havertown, PA
14 Day Romantic Italy with Amalfi, August 2016
Our honeymoon trip to Italy was just simply amazing. Our tour manager Susanna did a splendid job keeping us on track with the tour schedule and while providing as much knowledge about the areas we've visited and its history. My husband and I certainly adore her, she was kind, warm, professional, and we all felt very comfortable with her.
Washington N. San Diego, CA
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