In this review we talk a little about Gate1Travel , a travel agency from the USA. Gate 1 offers quality escorted tours, river cruises and independent vacations for the lowest price possible. We are able to offer such amazing values thanks to our buying power, our relationships with like minded suppliers, and with the help of our global network of staff and tour managers. Gate 1 escorted tours feature groups of 24-42 travelers, centrally located hotels, hand picked English speaking tour managers, and a balance of structured touring along with time for leisure and independent exploration. Our European river cruises are either chartered or exclusively owned by Gate 1, allowing us to provide the high level of service, quality, and value that our travelers have come to expect. And for those travelers looking to create their own experiences, we offer a variety of single or multiple city stay independent itineraries.
Gate1Travel is a very big travel agency, you should find practically anything you may want in their offer. Lets see what are their summer 2019 top offers : We had a great time on our trip to Vietnam!! It was even better than we expected. Our guide was Trong who did an excellent job making sure we all had a great experience and learned about the Vietnamese people and culture. We would highly recommend this trip to friends!! Featured Destination Vietnam “We would love for you to join us on an upcoming Gate 1 Travel Vietnam escorted tour. If you’re looking to experience the best of Vietnam, here is your chance! Visit the magnificent Saigon Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City; explore the Old City of Hoi An; tour the Imperial City in Hue; view the thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea in Halong Bay, and so much more! Don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime!”.
Random customer reviews : Been traveling with gate,my last was just last week to Peru and very disappointed with the tour manager,in my opinion that he need more training with the gate 1standard. The included meals were terrible,Ruben Aguirre was arrogant. I asked one time to use the whisper so we can hear him because most of the time we are behind,I think there’s 28 persons in our group and to write accurately all the informations in the board so we know our schedule,he told me that I should not tell him what to do…this is not a gate 1 standard,my 6 x travels with this company….One more when we went to MP,he just told us that. We will be in 2 group with his trainee Jose without even giving us a choice or detail.The highlight of this trip is the MP,and some of us again were disappointed because we were not able to go to the peak,again this is due of his arrogantcy,making decision for himself …..I hope gate 1 will train the managers well to their standards for customers satisfaction…I will continue to travel with his company cuz of my satisfactory experiences with the previous 5x trips….Thank You… Read extra details on Gate1travel complaints.
Some negative reviews : Had the terrible experience with Gate 1 Travel. The worst travel company of my lifetime led by Dani Mosher Pipany as a president , Beth Feleger as supervisor .. others… They do not care about people. The king in this company is money. I should read this review before any booking with Gate 1 Travel. Unfortunately , I was too much relying on the human decency. “Beware of using Gate 1 Travel. First, you are required to put down a deposit which you are told is to hold services. Should you decide to cancel, you are not given the deposit back as the company will tell you that they paid a penalty for the canceled service. This is not the case. Gate 1 banks your deposit – sometimes a year in advance of travel – and collect interest and pays NO cancellation fee to its vendors. If you are booking a tour, beware. Many times in the past, the owner, Dani Pipano is aware the tour will not be running or that MAJOR attractions advertised will not be available – however, employees are not allowed to tell the passenger instead are required to wait until just 14 days before travel to tell you that you won’t get to see what you’ve paid for.
Some positive reviews : Four of us scheduled a 5 day three night tour to Rome, Italy. We flew out of LAX to FCU on Delta. Related: Gate1travel – Gate1 11 day Venice, Florence, Rome, Sorrento Italy Tour was outstanding. We did not expect much because the cost even with adding all possible options was the lowest available we could find. The rooms were in a hotel called The Grand Hotel Palatino with breakfast buffet included. The hotel was within walking distance to the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. All the day tours were well organized. We were routinely ushered in passed waiting lines and entered sites without delay. Transportation was efficient and dependable. This was ten years ago. Today I am shopping for a tour again. So of course I am looking at Gate 1 Travel.