Gate 1 Travel is excited to announce that we are launching our 3rd annual photo contest with a chance to win $500! Tag your best photo(s) from past trips with both #gate1travel #2018contest and be entered to win a $500 Visa pre-paid gift card. Previously submitted photos will not be counted. One winning photo will be selected from each category (Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, Asia & Pacific, USA & Canada, and Latin America).
Nicaragua Is Ready for Its Close-Up Time is a relative concept in Nicaragua. In a matter of a few hours, you can peer into the primeval mouth of an active volcano, still bubbling after its eruption thousands of years ago … witness the creation of pre-Columbian artisanal crafts at a bustling market that seems frozen in the past … stroll among centuries-old colonial architecture in one of the oldest cities in the New World … and bask in the smiles of a 21st-century nation that has put its turbulent past behind it to become one of the safest and most welcoming places in Central America.
Almost every bad review I've read is because people don't do their own due diligence,
We had great customer service, and the onsite agent was wonderful and extremely helpful. One of the rental cars broke down, and there was no way to get it back to Milan, so they offered a refund for the car and reimbursme
If you're expecting a 5 star luxury St. Regis-type
The flights were great, beautiful hotels, and car was hassle free. The packages take the stress out of planning the three headaches of travel-air
I just received a call from Gate 1 that my middle name is different on my two active reservatio
I am never going to book with Gate 1 again.
Julian was knowledgea
hot drinks at Cafe Mozart and even
joined some of us for dinner. This was Julian's free time for himself and a chance to escape from all of us!! Yet he chose to spend it with the group!!
Optional tours were offered for an additional
marvelous time. Personally
Gabel, our bus driver, was a profession
Hotels were fine, but just be aware that because of the low tour price, they may not be in the center of the town. Also, be sure to make any requests with Gate 1 when you reserve the tour. Rooms will usually be twin beds, unless a request is made. My friend and I wish we had requested rooms close by, as in one hotel we were on different floors and in another hotel, on different wings. Breakfasts
I would definitely
Spoke to Shruti (24 hour emergency contact) at 630am and conference
Spoke to Francesa at 930am. She was helpful and sympathetc
At 1130am Francesca called back to tell us that the ticket had been released but we had to rebook at a cost of 2K. She handed the call to Jennifer the supervisor
Jennifer basically called me a liar several times even though she admitted that it could be possible that the agent told us one thing but entered in different notes. BTW Jennifer have you reviewed those tapes yet? Probably not!
In the end, #Gate1Trav
I will say that the trip was great up until that point, and eventually
Many others in our group had previous and satisfacto
In any case, I have serious mixed feelings about this company, but just in case, book all your own air travel so you have some control. The most common things I kept hearing from the airline and the Gate 1 agents were, "I'm sorry but there is nothing we can do for you." and in hilarity from a couple agents "we can't do that much about it, we are just travel agents." A special shout out to the wonderful woman in the Gate 1 air department
I don't ever want to feel that helpless when out of the country ever again. From now on my air travel will only ever be booked through delta or travelocit
The agent on... the phone was very helpful and friendly. All of the tour guides in Italy were fantastic,
We can’t wait to plan our next Gate 1 vacation!
All hotels are of good quality and tour guides are perfect.
Thanks Gate1 for letting me experience
It’s no secret that coffee is one of Nicaragua’s largest exports. The rich volcanic soil is among the world’s most fertile and, kissed by a warm climate, nurtures vast expanses of plantations.
“They look so isolated from the world and its turmoil— so tranquil, so dreamy, so steeped in slumber and eternal repose.” –Mark Twain, on seeing the twin volcanoes of Concepción and Maderas on Ometepe Island It’s easy to believe as you approach Ometepe Island by ferry—the conical slopes of its twin volcanoes looming over a lush landscape of forest and palm trees—that you are about to set foot on a primitive island.
Join us for the annual San Fran/ Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show this weekend. Stop by Booth #1858 and receive show-only promotional discounts and enter to WIN a FREE Danube River Cruise for two people.
Santa Clara Convention Center (Halls ABCD)
5001 Great America Pkwy.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Saturday, February 17th: 10am - 5pm
Sunday, February 18th: 11am - 4pm
It’s been said that Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life. Indeed, the glorious panoramas, exquisite cuisine and wine, elegant architectural treasures, magnificent art, and smiling Italian people unfold in dream after dream when you visit this beloved country. You surely won’t want to awaken once you’ve fallen under its beguiling spell. Gate 1 Travel takes you to…
USA On Sale - Companion Half Off Escorted Tours! Book by Feb 16, 2018 and save 50% off for the second traveler on ANY USA escorted tour with promotional code HALFUS1802. Visit https://www.gate1travel.com/usa-canada/usa to book or call 800-682-3333 to speak to an agent.
Discount is calculated from the land only price. Airfare and optional additional services (optional tours, transfers, travel protection insurance) are not eligible for the discount. To qualify, travelers must be booked together on the same reservation. Travelers booking single or triple occupancy will be entitled to a 25% off discount for the base land only package. These promotions are valid for new bookings only and may not be combined with other offers, discounts, travel credits, or sea cruises. Travel agent commission is capped at 5% for this promotion.
Sometimes called “La Gran Sultana,” or The Grand Sultan, for its Moorish-Andalusian aura, Granada is one of Central America’s best-preserved cities. Its setting on Lake Nicaragua is stunning, and its colonial-era buildings do, in fact, make you feel as if you have stepped into Southern Spain. During our Discover Nicaragua small-group adventure, we call this historic gem home for three nights, giving you a chance to explore after getting oriented with our included horse-drawn carriage tour. [ 505 more words ]
Join us for the annual Chicago Travel & Adventure Show this weekend. Stop by Booth #1812 and receive show-only promotional discounts and enter to WIN a FREE Danube River Cruise for two people.
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Hall F)
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Saturday, February 10th: 10am - 5pm
Sunday, February 11th: 11am - 4pm
Greece is no stranger to cuisine. In fact, it was a Greek, Archestratos, who wrote the first cookbook in history, in 320 B.C. Today, the Mediterranean diet consistently wins praise for its proven health benefits. Local dishes exude the steadfast character of their origins – fava in Santorini, masticha in Chios, amygdalota in Mykonos, cheese pie with honey in Crete. But no matter where you visit, you’ll encounter the pleasures of freshly baked breads and a bounty of vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and zucchinis.
Ancient poet Homer praised the Greek island of Corfu as “rich and beautiful.” About 2,500 years later, the Ionian Sea gem still boasts plenty to rhapsodize about. Inland, the rolling countryside is home to quaint small towns and verdant olive groves, while elegant modern resorts compete for attention along the sandy coast. Playground of early Venetians and a long-time respite from court life for European royalty, Corfu’s natural beauty and rustic charm lured some of its earliest visitors to live here, including one eccentric empress. [ 354 more words ]