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12 Day Discover Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

"My husband and I went on a Gate 1 Trip to Uzbekistan 12-day discovery tour in September 2021. Uzbekistan in a very modern central Asia country which was part of the silk road and is very welcoming of tourists especially citizens from the US. We were treated almost like celebrities as the Uzbeks took selfies with members of the tour group and also practice their English. Our tour guide, Davron, was very knowledgeable, helpful and always had hand sanitizer available. The two bus drivers on this tour were excellent and a lot of fun while making sure we were safe. There were 11 people on this tour and the bus held 40 people so there was plenty of space. The benefits of going to Uzbekistan far outweighed the challenges. The buildings of the madrasahs and mosques were architecturally stunning and the tile work was beyond words. The craftsmanship was the best in Bukhara with paintings, embroidered jackets, knives, carpets etc. The most beautiful buildings were in Samarkand as Amir Temur aka Tamerlane Mausoleum is there with gold on the walls and the Registon which is a public square which has madrasahs on three sides, and Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis. Amir Temur Mausoleum and the Registon was amazing during the night but absolutely spectacular at night. Khiva was an old wall city with palaces and even an old harem. Tashkent is very modern city. My husband and I highly recommend this trip. Uzbekistan far exceeded our expectations. My husband and I look forward to traveling with Gate 1 again."

Theresa Z - Oct 2021

14 Day Dalmatian Isles, Croatia & Slovenia

slovenia

"The entire trip to the Dalmatian Islands, Croatia and Slovenia was so captivating, richly described by Edo P, our Tour Manager, he was more like a buddy, full of humor, had the historical details fully covered, was hilarious, kept us safe, on track, on schedule and always went that extra mile to lend us a hand when climbing steps, found my hearing aid batteries and arranged for hot water kettle whenever needed. The dinners were opulent and extraordinary. The driver, Mr. Davor and Edo P work as a very well orchestrated team that I have never seen before. Its Edo who is the face of Gate 1 to us. Its the simple things he did that made this trip the most remembered trip. I have had many Gate 1 trips this one was the overall best. Thank to Edo. He is your finest asset. We may go to Croatia and Slovenia again because of Edo."

Parvez S - Oct 2021

14 Day Peruvian Legends  

Peru

"Our 14 day Peruvian Legend trip was very beautiful. We learned at lot of stuff about the history and culture of Peru. Our tour guide Victor Huacac was very knowledgeable about the history and culture and he explained and took care of us very well. I would recommend this trip to everyone. Machu Picchu was the highlight of this trip. I also enjoyed Lake Titicaca with Uros floating island made with totora reeds with the uros inhabitant and totora reed boat."

Meena S - Sep 2021

14 Day Romantic Italy with Amalfi

amalfi

"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 Galli. 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."

John H - Sep 2021

13 Day Turkish Treasures

turkey

"I would like to say what a wonderful trip we had in Turkey. Meri, our tour guide could not have done a better job. She was very pleasant the whole trip, super knowledgeable about all of the sites histories. Knew all of the rest stops, where the toilets were located, helped with ordering food and was very accurate on informing us of travel times between destinations. Kept the whole group punctual and on time. She is probably the best guide we have experienced so far. Omar, our bus driver, was excellent as well. Very comfortable bus, excellent driving skills, especially in the older cities narrow streets. Was also very pleasant to around. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone."

Brian R - Sep 2021

10 Day Southern Italy, Puglia & Campania

Italy

"I would like to be more specific in my praise for our tour manager, Dionisio Altamura, 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!"

Lynn B - Sep 2021

10 Day Kaleidoscope of Guatemala & Honduras  

Tikal

"This trip was an amazing experience for us. It has been a while since our last trip due to the Pandemic, but this Kaleidoscope trip to Guatemala and Honduras Mayan sites were both spectacular and the small towns we visited were the icing on the cake. Our guide and driver, Estuardo and Manuel, were a superb team who made the trip wonderful and fun as well as safe and together we built memories that will last a lifetime. We would like to recognize both for their commitment to everyone in the trip and their attention to the smallest of details that made the traveling and hotel transitions go very smooth. I would highly recommend this tour to Gate 1 to everyone who wants to relax, learn about new cultures, and enjoy a wonderful gastronomy and the colorful people of Guatemala."

Mauro M - Sep 2021

9 Day Colonial Mexico  

Mexico

"This was our first experience with GATE1 TRAVEL and i just wanted to express my gratitude for a wonderful vacation we had during 8 day colonial Mexico trip. I want to recognize our trip manager/guide Liliana Aceves for her exceptional organization and problem solving skills as well as her friendliness. Every day she went above and beyond to please everyone on the trip. She is a true value to GATE 1. We will miss her. Our trip driver Aurelio was our guardian for sanitation and cleanliness during long hours on a bus. Thank you Gate 1 for a great time and see you soon. We already booked two more trips with you for upcoming year."

Elizabeth A - Sep 2021

12 Day Treasures of Provence  

marseilles

"We would like to give a glowing recommendation for our guide, Edo Maeckelbergh! We have done a lot of traveling around the world over many decades and know Edo is one of the best guides we have had. He is extremely personable and made us feel like he was escorting his friends through Provence. His knowledge of the area and ability to relate to the local people we met such as the owner of the bull ranch in the Camargue region, the lady at Mas de Cadenet winery, and many of the restaurants we ate at was wonderful. Edo arranged some fun, unique experiences such as riding in a classic Deux Chevaux from the Louvre to Montmartre, making chocolate and eating an amazing buffet dinner at L'Esperantine Marseille Chocolaterie, and playing Bolles near the Cathedral with the setting sun as our backdrop! He treated us to several small and delightful gifts like a bag of lavender, nougat candy, and cookies. Also, Momo was an excellent bus driver with a great personality."

Barbara & Gary M - Sep 2021

16 Day Scotland & Ireland  

edinburgh

"Our 16 day Scotland/Ireland tour was over the top wonderful. Our tour manager, Patrick King, is the perfect guy for this job. He took total care of us from the minute we arrived at the hotel in Edinburgh until the morning we left Dublin for the airport. I cant say enough wonderful things about him. He shared so many stories that made the history of the beautiful cities come alive. He was an expert on the ancient history as well as current events in both countries. Since my ancestors come from both Scotland and Ireland, every single part of the tour was exceptionally relevant for me. He also shared music from both countries which made the long bus intervals fly by. He was knowledgeable about so many different aspects of the culture. the peoples and why this happened and why that happened. I only wish my former history teachers could have done as good a job as Patrick. Also our driver, Bryan, was also over the top wonderful. How he maneuvered that huge bus down those narrow lanes and around the mountain curves was amazing! and the hotels were also over the top wonderful. Overall our favorite tour so far and we plan to travel many more times with Gate 1 Travel."

Saundra D - Sep 2021

14 Day Romantic Italy with Amalfi  

Sorrento

"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 Gali. 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."

Frank D - Sep 2021

10 Day Classic Switzerland

switzerland

"We were seriously hyped to make a trip during Covid-times. We specifically selected Switzerland to visit as a single, safe, superior, expensive country. Also, that major attractions are outdoors, free from Covid risk. Still, we were again seriously concerned about getting there dodging a phalanx of regulatory travel obstacles, and once there, how we would manage the bureaucracy of national medical rules. But, after the initial indoctrination of procedures by our trusted travel guide, Fred Wellenhofer, and seeing how easily we guests adapted, t'was smooth sailing on placid Swiss lakes and down-skiing on incredible snow-capped Alps."

Tibor K - Sep 2021

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