10 Day Affordable Ireland, Scotland & England

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10 Day Affordable Ireland, Scotland & England
Jurys Inn Parnell Dublin
Jurys Inn Belfast Belfast
DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre Edinburgh
Clayton Hotel Leeds Leeds
DoubleTree by Hilton Angel Kings Cross London

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect to spend two to three hours on your feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Hotels in Scotland often encompass the traditional style of the region. You can expect small rooms with low lighting and limited access to electrical outlets. Rooms may lack amenities, including air-conditioning, microwaves, refrigerators, in-room safe, and luggage racks. Meals in Scotland will often take place at your hotel. The food served is local to the region with limited variety. Many hotels have limited restaurant staff and therefore meals can take longer than expected. This is an Off Season program. For more information, click here.

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Sydney-Dublin, London-Sydney
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea
  • 8 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Dublin
    • 1 night Belfast
    • 2 nights Edinburgh
    • 1 night Leeds
    • 2 nights London
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†♦
  • 10 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour managers throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Explore spirited Dublin, with its thousand year history, immortalized by James Joyce
  • Tour Belfast’s Titanic Museum constructed in the dockyard where the ship was built
  • Visit Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle high above the city; view the magnificent crown jewels
  • Travel to the medieval city of York with its rich history, dating back to the Romans
  • In Stratford-upon-Avon trace the footsteps of Shakespeare, England’s most famous poet
  • Discover London’s history and pageantry on a tour of the trendy West End

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

♦ London Gatwick Airport transfers available at an additional cost

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect to spend two to three hours on your feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Hotels in Scotland often encompass the traditional style of the region. You can expect small rooms with low lighting and limited access to electrical outlets. Rooms may lack amenities, including air-conditioning, microwaves, refrigerators, in-room safe, and luggage racks. Meals in Scotland will often take place at your hotel. The food served is local to the region with limited variety. Many hotels have limited restaurant staff and therefore meals can take longer than expected. This is an Off Season program. For more information, click here.


DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Dublin
Arrive in Dublin, the energetic capital of Ireland. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin the exploration of Dublin on your own. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting at approximately 5 PM, with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Dublin City Tour
The exploration of Dublin, immortalized by James Joyce, begins with a panoramic drive through statue-lined O'Connell Street and past Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed city park in Europe, home to the official residence of the President. Continue to view St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, dedicated to Ireland's patron saint. Evening is on your own to discover Dublin’s fabulous restaurants, nightlife and the friendly pubs on every corner, or join the optional Dinner at Taylors Three Rock. Spend an evening filled with traditional Irish music & dance, accompanied by delectable Irish food
Optional: Dinner at Taylors Three Rock (PM)
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Explore Belfast, Titanic Museum
Depart Dublin and travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland's capital city with its beautifully restored Victorian architecture. Upon arrival, begin the exploration of the city at the towering dome of the Edwardian City Hall, the university district, and the newly-renovated Ulster Museum, a repository of historic treasures. Stop in West Belfast where buildings are still scarred from “The Troubles” which ended with the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Visit the gleaming Titanic Belfast Museum constructed in the actual dockyard where the doomed ship was built; its multimedia presentation follows the history of Belfast and the creation of the world’s most famous ocean liner. Exhibits include a high-tech ride through a re-creation of the city’s shipyards, details of the Titanic’s construction and old film footage of the actual ship. The rest of the day is yours to discover Belfast on your own
Overnight: Belfast
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Ferry to Scotland, Edinburgh
This morning, board a high-speed ferry that whisks you to Scotland across the Irish Sea. Continue your journey through the Scottish countryside to Edinburgh. Scotland's capital city with its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture. Arrive in Edinburgh with free time to explore this endlessly fascinating city on your own. Tonight, don’t miss the fun-filled optional Scottish Dinner with tartan-clad entertainers, bagpipers and Highland dancers
Optional: Scottish Dinner & Show (PM)
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Edinburgh City Tour
Join a local guide this morning, for a city tour of historic Edinburgh. The route will take you past the Scottish Parliament, the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, Georgian New Town and Princes Street. Later, visit stately Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city; view Scotland’s magnificent crown jewels, St. Margaret’s Chapel and the Stone of Destiny, returned from London after 700 years. Admire stunning panoramic views from its ramparts before returning to the city center for leisure time. Perhaps, join the optional tour to the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Learn about life aboard this elegant ship which has seen so many historic occasions. Continue to Holyrood Palace, official residence of the royal family in Scotland; see the State Apartments, Throne Room and priceless collection of tapestries and paintings
Optional: Half Day Royal Yacht Britannia & Holyrood Palace (PM)
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Travel to Medieval York & City Tour
Depart Edinburgh and travel south to the walled medieval city of York in northeast England with its rich history dating back to the Romans. Take a walking tour of the city and admire the architecture dating back to the Middle Ages. Discover landmarks including the 14th century Bedern Hall and York Minster, one of the world’s largest medieval Gothic cathedrals, dominating the city’s skyline for over 900 years. Afterward, continue to your hotel in Leeds for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Leeds
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Stratford-upon-Avon, London
From York, head to Stratford-upon-Avon, a charming market town on the River Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. In this beautiful, rural village, trace the footsteps of England’s most famous poet and playwright. View the thatched cottage where Anne Hathaway lived. At Holy Trinity Church, view his final resting place before free time in this celebrated town where the Bard's plays are still performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Then, travel to London, the cosmopolitan capital of the United Kingdom
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Sunday - London City Tour
Discover London’s history and pageantry on a tour of the trendy West End that begins with a drive through fashionable Kensington with its elegant squares and parks. Pass Harrods, the luxury department store on the way to Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and Westminster Abbey, an architectural masterpiece. Continue to the historic Houses of Parliament, one of the world’s most iconic buildings and view Big Ben. The afternoon is at leisure for individual explorations. Perhaps head to the Mall, a tree-lined royal road leading to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen or, join the optional tour to the Tower of London, a former fortress and Royal Palace and view St. Paul's Cathedral. The evening is yours to explore London at your own pace
Optional: Tower of London & St. Paul's Cathedral (View Only) (PM)
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - Depart England
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Dinner at Taylors Three Rock

Enjoy a rip roaring evening of traditional Irish music, song and dance at one of Ireland’s most loved pub and entertainment venue. Savor a 3-course dinner offering a great selection of quality Irish food to delight your palate. The resident band and traditional Irish dancers, provide stunning performances that captivate the audience.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Oct 2020 - 30 Apr 2021 AUD$127.00
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Scottish Dinner & Show

Enjoy a memorable evening of traditional entertainment in Scotland's capital. The colorful tartan clad entertainers will perform a program of music, including the most famous Scottish songs, highland dancers and bagpipers. The show includes a hearty dinner with wine, including a taste of Haggis!

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #5 01 Oct 2020 - 24 Dec 2020 AUD$142.00
26 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 AUD$142.00
01 Jan 2021 - 30 Apr 2021 AUD$142.00
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Half Day Royal Yacht Britannia & Holyrood Palace

An exciting morning tour which gives you the opportunity to board the former Royal Yacht Britannia. You’ll visit the state rooms, captain’s cabin, bridge, galley and engine room and learn about life aboard this elegant ship which has seen so many historic occasions and glittering state visits during 40 years of service to Her Majesty. Continue following in the footsteps of Kings, Queens, Presidents and Prime Ministers with a visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse*, the official residence of the Monarch of the United Kingdom in Scotland and see the state apartments and throne room, with an unrivalled collection of tapestries and paintings.

*For departures May 11th-May 20th and June 23rd-June 30th, Holyroodhouse will be replaced by Thistle Chapel

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #6 01 Oct 2020 - 30 Apr 2021 AUD$119.00
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Tower of London & St. Paul's Cathedral (View Only)

This afternoon the focus is on two of the most impressive monuments within London's original "Square Mile". Visit the Tower of London, a former fortress and Royal Palace that has witnessed 1000 years of history most notoriously as a prison. Now the Crown Jewels are kept here and you will have a viewing of these, as well as seeing the iconic Tower Bridge. Continue for a photo stop outside of St. Paul's Cathedral, where Charles married Diana in 1981. View the exterior architecture of Sir Christopher Wren's Dome, a masterpiece and landmark of London's skyline.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #9 05 Aug 2019 - 30 Nov 2020 AUD$127.00
01 Dec 2020 - 30 Apr 2021 AUD$127.00
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14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, May 2018
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We had an amazing trip of England, Scotland and Ireland. The tour was everything I thought it would be and more ... Francis Carroll was an excellent tour guide. Very informative, personable and helpful man, along with our driver Tommy. I would travel with them again as guide and driver combination.

Denise W. New South Wales, AU
8 Day Essential Ireland, December 2019
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My trip was wonderful. I really enjoyed the structure of the trip and what was included. I typically book my own itineraries so I appreciated the amount of free time. I did not want to drive in Ireland but wanted to cover a lot of ground so this trip was the best of both worlds. Patrick was a perfect guide. I enjoyed his stories and facts as we drove along. He was very accommodating for the group and really made sure everyone was enjoying themselves. I certainly learned a lot from him. Eddie was a fantastic driver. I don't know how he got that bus around the curves of the Ring of Kerry! Very impressive. He was also so sweet and goofy. My travel buddy and I agree that he made our trip! I can't say enough things about Patrick and Eddie.

Francesca C. Woodbury, NJ
8 Day Essential Ireland, December 2019
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The trip to Ireland was excellent. The hotels were very comfortable, the food was very good and the service was excellent. Ireland is a beautiful country and would definitely go again. The tour guide, Patrick, and driver, Eddie were superb. Gate 1 tours are the best and will definitely be traveling with Gate 1 in the future.

Margaret A. Levittown, PA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, December 2019
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Our trip was great. The places visited were well thought out, the guided tours were great. The guides - especially Shila in Edinburgh - were great, as was our tour manager, Adam. Good overview and introduction of the places visited with a great sense of humor. Our driver, Allen was excellent, not only a good driver, but very enthusiastic towards the passengers. The hotels were nice, and well located. Thank you for the great experience.

Nora S. Budapest, HU
Irish Culture, September 2019
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We had a great trip. Doug was the best tour guide we have ever experienced. Loved the hotels we stayed in during our trip. Very pleased with Discovery.

Jerry and Julie M. Ivins, UT
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, September 2019
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Outstanding…Our tour guide Alacoque was truly outstanding. She brought the places we visited to life with her stories about growing up in Ireland and her amazing knowledge of the history of Ireland. We highly recommend Gate 1 and look forward to traveling again as soon as possible!!

William R. Santee, CA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, September 2019
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Michelle and I, along with our friend, Roel, had a great two week Scotland and Ireland trip, our fifth tour with Gate 1! We cannot say enough good things about the Tour Manager, Paul, who is not only a great Tour Manager, but is also one heck of a stand up comedian. For all of those long drives between sites and cities, he regaled us with humorous, poignant and instructive stories and dialogue! His supporting cast of drivers, esp. Robbie, and local guides were equally excellent. Other than a heavy rain in Glasgow and on the Ring of Kerry, we had pretty good weather, so we were good with it all. And now for some Scottish talk: "Arrghh, lads n lassies, we better start planning our next wee trip, eh? Aye!"

Walter S. Lakewood Ranch, FL
Irish Culture, September 2019
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It was wonderful, in every way. I am so impressed with Gate 1 and I didn't expect to be. Our tour guide, John was fantastic. The pace was perfect; hotels, food, scenery, activities, everything was simply wonderful. I could have gone on and on and on...…......great trip !!

Joanne W. Ashland, NH
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, September 2019
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The trip was everything I hoped it would be and then 50% more than that. Christina was our tour guide. We loved all the information she gave us not only of the history of what we were seeing, but also of how the United Kingdom people of today live. My hands down favorite thing was when we had tea, scones. clotted cream and homemade jelly at the Beatix Potter farm. Looking at a place from the outside is one thing, being invited in is soo much more. Again, Christina made this trip extraordinary and so much fun. Also our bus driver, Dave, was a magician with the bus. He got us into and out of places that were so tight. He was always watching out for our safety as was Christina. That was our first trip with Gate 1, it will not be the last.

Joan S. Saint Paul, MN
Irish Culture, September 2019
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It was wonderful. Our hotels were authentic and comfortable, and the food was excellent. We will be looking at Gate 1 for future trips.

Judith B. Hardy, VA
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, September 2019
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My trip, to London, Scotland & Ireland, was very educational and one of the most fascinating yet. A lot was packed into this trip ,however, the sites we visited such as the walled city in Derry, the historic Titantic in Belfast, and Shakespeare's home, as well as the York Minister provided me with great memories. Of importance also were the people on this tour--our tour director, Paul, the bus driver Dan and the thirty-one other passengers each contributed to a wonderful experience. Lillie and I had loads of fun and look forward to our next adventure with Gate 1.

Iris A. Forest Park, GA
10 Day Classic Ireland, August 2019
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Out trip was great. Edwina, our guide, was fabulous. She was very knowledgeable about Ireland. She covered every topic imaginable. We stopped at many unexpected places. So glad we took the tour through Gate 1 as we wouldn’t want to navigate the narrow roads of Ireland. The tour was very well-planned with a good mixture of bus, tour, and free time. Thanks for your help in booking. You will hear from us again.

Jennifer B. West Hartford, CT
10 Day Classic Ireland, August 2019
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Our trip to Ireland was AMAZING and it was all thanks to Lenny (TJ the drive was incredibly good too)!! He was awesome, we couldn't have asked for a better tour manager. He went above and beyond for everyone. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining, We always felt comfortable talking to him and asking questions. I really appreciated the fact that we left early to beat the crowds, and then had the evenings to explore the town we were in! Everything was very well thought out and planned perfectly. I don't know how I can go on another trip without Lenny! We were so spoiled having him, I don't think any other tour manager could compare. We had an great experience though, we will definitely book through Gate 1 again! It's the way to go when visiting a city for the first time! You definitely hit all the major spots and must sees!! Thanks for such an amazing trip and experience!

Chayce B. Cranberry Township, PA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, August 2019
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Our trip was excellent. Ian, our guide, was excellent and Kevin, our driver, could not be beat as far as safety and courtesy. Whenever we were disembarking the coach one of them was always at the door to assist whoever needed help. If there was a question they did not know the answer to they found it out quickly and got the answer to you. They work very well as a team. This was our first guided tour. The itinerary made sure we saw a lot and learned a lot.

Patrick F. Anaheim, CA
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, August 2019
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Oh my goodness, where do I begin! This trip was absolutely wonderful. I don’t think there are enough adjectives in the world to describe just how amazing it was. The sights we saw were fabulous. We were so very well taken care of which leads me to our tour guide, Christina! Christina was fabulous. She went above and beyond to make sure all of us were well taken care of. She was a wealth of knowledge, I learned so much from her. She has such a wonderful personality. She was always smiling, happy, upbeat, energetic. An absolutely amazing person. I hope to have her as a future tour guide when I book another trip with Gate 1 because this experience was so amazing I can guarantee you I will be booking with you in the future. I cannot end without giving a huge kudos to Dave our bus driver. Oh my gosh that man is an amazing skilled driver! Those roads were tight and I never once was afraid because Dave knew what he was doing. The other people on our tour were fabulous too. We all had so much fun and in talking with some of them who have traveled a lot they said this was one of the best and how Christina was one of the most amazing guides they have had. The sites were gorgeous the hotels were amazing, everything was perfect. Thanks Gate 1 for an amazing trip. My daughter and I made wonderful memories and met some amazing people who I know we will always keep in touch with. I look forward to scheduling a future trip with your company!

Kris and Bailey F. Collinsville, IL
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, July 2019
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Our trip was simply - wonderful! England is a beautiful and diverse country. The excitement and wonder of London with its history and majesty, the diversity of its people and the wonder of its new and modern growth was truly a thrill to explore. But the countryside was the highlight of the trip. Beautiful rolling hills with amazing historical farmhouses and cottages in pastoral scenes with sheep and cattle made you feel as if you were in an 19th century English novel. It was just delightful to travel through this amazing country.

William M. Gallatin, TN
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2019
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Awesome! We had a terrific time and saw some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world. Ian, our tour guide, was excellent. He was so knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We hated leaving him at the end of the trip. Kevin the bus driver was also awesome. He was so helpful and kind throughout the entire trip and his driving skills were unbelievable. We felt safe all the time no matter what were the road conditions! Everything throughout the trip was first rate...hotels, restaurants, shopping places, and every sight and excursion along the way was beyond fabulous. We will never forget the grand time we had on this trip and hope to be joining Gate 1 again in the future!

Mary and Rick S. Galt, CA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, July 2019
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Our trip was wonderful. Our guide, Doug, couldn’t be any better. His knowledge of the history of Ireland and his wit kept us well informed and entertained. His attention to detail, kindness, and care of all of his guests was exemplary. Our driver, Kaspers, was phenomenal. He had full control of the vehicle at all times and assisted us in every way possible. It couldn’t have been a better experience and I’m sure everyone felt the same.

Linda B. Belford, NJ
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, July 2019
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It was absolutely wonderful start to finish. It was great because of David particularly. He was so knowledgeable about everything from the history and stories about areas. He told jokes to make us laugh and played music pertaining to where we were. Our driver Daniel was great too. He always had a hello and greeted us with a smile. The choice of hotels was excellent .... They stopped every two hours so we could stretch out legs mostly at an attraction which broke the monotony of the bus. Will definitely use Gate 1 if we ever do another trip like that.

Barbara N. Virginia Beach, VA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2019
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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and plan to use Gate 1 again in the future. We were particularly impressed with our tour group manager, Patrick. He went out of his way to include small events that highlighted the culture of both Scotland and Ireland. He made sure that we were comfortable and having fun. His commentary was informative with just the right combination of humor to keep us interested. We were likewise impressed by our driver Brian who was calm in some very tight spots. His careful driving ensured that we arrived safely and on time at all of our destinations. Thank you Gate 1 for a wonderful experience.

Karen G. Huntington, WV
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, June 2019
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We really loved our vacation. Our tour guide Elaine made it wonderful. She was courteous and very eager to share information about history and culture of sights visited. She was keen to ensure we all experience local food and culture. She also arranged visit to farmhouse of personal friend for tea and scones. That experience was memorable. Everything was good about the trip. Thanks to Gate 1 for arranging knowledgeable guide and selecting comfortable hotels.

Vivek P. Fremont, CA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland, June 2019
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I really enjoyed our 12 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland Tour. Special thanks to tour manager Paul and driver Malcolm for knowing those special locations and local events that added extra touches to our experience.

Vicki F. Southport, NC
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, June 2019
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Very pleased with our trip to England & Scotland. David, our tour director, was informative, funny & professional. He had a lot of little surprises for our group as we progressed on our trip, so it was never dull but giving us our space as well. We actually lucked out because, Allan, our bus driver, was a skilled & safe driver allowing us to relax as we rode from one destination to another..

Alicia R. Livermore, CA
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, June 2019
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Our trip was fantastic. I just completed the automated survey but wanted to add a bit more. The trip exceeded my expectations. Everything was well done. We had a wonderful guide. This was our 8th trip with Gate 1 and I hope we will be able to tour with you again!

Kerry E. Winston-Salem, NC
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, May 2019
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The trip was wonderful in every way. Ireland is a beautiful country with friendly, welcoming people. The hotels were great, food was great, and Martina, the tour guide, was outstanding. She is such a knowledgeable guide. Her background of Irish history is fantastic and she continually gave interesting details of the history we were seeing. She is a very organized person who displayed remarkable leadership skills for our group. I have been on several European trips and she is absolutely the best tour guide I have ever had. I cannot say enough great things about her. Simply incredible trip!

Elizabeth H. Madisonville, TX
10 Day Classic Scotland, April 2019
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It was wonderful. We had such a good time. Scotland is beautiful and the weather was a pleasure, very little rain. Our guide, Lorna, was wonderful. She was a wealth of information and made this trip so much more interesting. How she remembers all the names and dates is truly a gift. I can't say enough about her, all good things. We really enjoyed ourselves. We had a great group of people on our trip, so much fun.

Nancy and Philip H. Glendale, AZ
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, April 2019
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The trip was a trip of a lifetime. Everything from our phenomenal tour guide, Patrick & our bus driver, Kevin to the friendly group of fellow travelers, the detailed itinerary and the friendly people of Scotland & Ireland made it all perfect!!! Have been sharing my trip with so many others that hopefully will consider Gate 1 for their travel needs.

Sue S. East Amherst, NY
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, April 2019
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It was awesome, as Gate 1 trips always are. Our tour guide, Patrick, was just the best. He tended to every detail and went the extra mile for every step of the way. He’s the most organized tour manager we’ve ever had, and that’s saying something, since we have had the best guides with Gate 1. I have to give kudos to the bus driver, Kevin who was so kind, so sweet, and always had a smile and offered a hand every time we exited the bus. The itinerary was great, so glad we chose the trip to Ireland that included Scotland and it’s highlands. A real bonus to the travel experience. Gate 1 is our choice for travel, as this is about our 9th Gate 1 trip, and we are pretty experienced travelers since we’ve been to 40 countries, and many of them with Gate 1. A big thank you goes to Gate 1, and especially the phone reservationists who help us plan great trips and tend to the details from the beginnings. Because of how Gate 1 does their reservations, ... and have been pleased with every Gate 1 tour because of the initial phase of booking the trip and the reservation people, who go the extra mile to make things correct. I like the fact that I can call Gate 1 when there is a concern, and it’s always worked out. So thank you to the great staff at Gate 1 who help your customers when they call in. The trip was great, and looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip in September to Eastern Danube River Cruise. I sing the praises of Gate 1 to family and friends all the time.

Dorothy A. Phoenix, AZ
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, April 2019
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Traveling to Ireland was a great learning experience and definitely would recommend friends & family to take the trip to Ireland from Gate 1. The Tour Manager was awesome, she was knowledgeable & professional all the way from the get go ... Gate 1 truly provides great customer care !!!

Evelyn T. Staten Island, NY
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2019
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I had a fabulous time. Cristina our tour guide was just perfect. Informed, pleasant, funny. I don’t think I could have had a better trip. Loved England/ Scotland and would go back again. I look forward to my next Gate 1 trip.

Karen D. Broomfield, CO
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2019
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We had a great time. Our guide Christina was amazing!!!! She deserves a raise. We loved going to the farmhouse in the lake district. Jill was so friendly and the scones were delicious. Another great trip from Gate 1.

Kathryn D. Heber City, UT
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2019
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We had a fantastic trip to Ireland. This was the first trip to Europe for my children (11,12) and we couldn’t have had a better first experience. From our arrival in Ireland with the help to navigate the St. Patrick’s Day parade, to the shuttle back to the airport at 5:30 AM a week later was great. Edwina, our guide and TJ the driver were both fantastic. Edwina made the trip interesting and fun and taught a history lesson on the way that even my kids found interesting and not over done. The accommodations were nice and always in the best areas for pubs and shopping. Edwina’s recommendations for food and entertainment were always on target and made the experience even better. This was our second travel experience with Gate 1 and it certainly won’t be the last. Thank you for such a wonderful Spring Break trip to Ireland for my family.

Daniel M. St. Louis, MO
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2019
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The trip was excellent. Our tour manager John is fantastic. He should have an award for the most caring and detail oriented guide ever. Alan, our tour bus driver, he got us through the narrow pathways and without a doubt, he is the best driver I ever seen. Good job, I will definitely come back to Gate 1 for my future trip.

Jen L. Oakland Gardens, NY
10 Day Classic Ireland, October 2018
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The trip was outstanding. Organization was perfect and our tour director, Marie was fabulous. She helped us to make a side trip to the home of my ancestor, a great grandfather who was born in Kilcummin, just a few miles from Killarney. We were extremely happy with everything and will recommend Gate 1 to anyone searching for a tour company.

Richard F. MT Pleasant, MI
9 Day Classic Ireland, October 2018
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We had a wonderful trip! Our tour guide, Martina, was incredible. She was professional, articulate, funny, and so knowledgeable. It was obvious that she loves her country and has a passion for sharing its beauty and history with all of us. We felt secure and safe throughout our trip. Our bus driver, Fergal was amazing. He maneuvered that bus like it was a little car. We don't know how he did it. The entire process with Gate 1 was so comfortable, from booking to getting back on the plane. The trip was such a joy because Gate 1 attended to every detail. We will book another tour very soon! We've told several friends and family about it and they will be contacting Gate 1 also.

Colleen V. Fort Myers, FL
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, October 2018
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I loved it!!!! Everything was so well planned, all I had to do was show up. Our tour guide and driver were first class. Ann, the tour guide, was so personable and knowledgeable. I not only got to see the beautiful country of Ireland, I learned so much of the history. Thanks Gate 1!

Bernadette B. Folcroft, PA
14 Day Deluxe Ireland, October 2018
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Ireland was beautiful, elegant, organized, fun and a wonderful experience. We would highly recommend this vacation to anyone. Our tour guide, Tom, was kind and knowledgeable. Our bus driver, Donal, was courteous and safe on the roads. Hotels were beautiful and tours were well organized.

Dan K. Palm Desert, CA
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, October 2018
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The trip was terrific. Our tour guide for the week, Elaine was excellent ... She kept us on point, on time and entertained, always with a smile and funny antidotes. Our bus driver David was also excellent, keeping us safe and on time. Each local guide was terrific. This was our 5th tour with Gate 1 and I am sure there will be others. Thanks for a wonderful trip!

Nobila, Z. North Haledon, NJ
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, October 2018
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This was our first Gate 1 tour, must say that we had a wonderful trip. Our driver, Tommy is an excellent, skilled and professional. Jaime was knowledgeable, organized and extremely helpful. Looking forward to our next Gate 1 vacation.

Gloria M. Holbrook, NY
14 Day Classic England & Scotland, October 2018
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Our trip was fabulous! Our tour managers were informative, interesting and so much fun. They were helpful in every way! A special thank you to delightful Liz and Paul. We met many wonderful people who we hated saying goodbye to and hope we met again. The special tour guides were amazingly well informed and personable. Their passion and love for their cities was contagious. The trip was well planned and every place we toured was interesting and special. The additional extra tours and dinners were little jewels, not to be missed. We will definitely use Gate 1 to plan our next vacation and have recommended it to our friends. Thank you for giving us such wonderful memories.

Esther S. Goldendale, WA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, July 2018
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This was our first tour and we carefully selected Gate 1 Travel to be our guide. The entire trip - Kaleidoscope of Ireland, was better than I could have anticipated. Our Tour Manager, Cecilia B. was versed in Ireland's history, myths, legends, facts, current events, local sites & pubs ... She provided our Tour group with Text book information in the most educational & enjoyable way. Our bus driver, Hugo, ... Hugo provided a safe tour, and always watched out for every one... This tour was a great value for our money including Hotel accommodations, meals, castle attraction & event entry fees, etc. THANK YOU GATE 1 for the best tour ever!

Kathryn K. Las Vegas, NV
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2018
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Scotland and Ireland trip was more than we expected! We were told by locals that the weather we experienced was the best that they have had in the past five years! We never had to use umbrellas or ponchos. Accommodations were outstanding, food was interesting and surprisingly good, specials were fun and interesting, sights and excursions were interesting, fun, and educational. So many memorable moments. The "Queen" was even at Holyrood Palace while we were in Edinburgh ... Lots of wonderful memories between the beginning of our trip and the close of our trip in Dublin - where we had the opportunity to view the books of Kells of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John ... It was the most congenial group of people I have ever traveled with on any of my trips! Many of us will stay in touch with each other. Our tour guide, Patrick, and our bus driver, Jim, were outstanding...friendly, knowledgeable, funny, caring, lovable. Davis and I will miss them!

Pamela W. Snellville, GA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, June 2018
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Our trip was wonderful! Our main guide, Jim McIntyre, was very friendly, informative and helpful. The individual city guides were also great and really enhanced our understanding of the histories of their city. The hotels were very nice, well located, and the food they served was very good. We were very happy with our Gate 1 experience and we are looking forward to our next one.

Mike R. Springfield, IL
9 Day Classic Ireland, June 2018
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It was a wonderful Ireland trip with a very knowledgable tour guide. Patrick and John did a great job bringing us to places in Ireland which have great historical significance to this country. The two Irish shows were fantastic and very entertaining and at the same time showed how the Irish struggled to come to its status now as a beautiful country. It was a trip worth remembering and keeping in my heart and memory.

Liberata O. Greenbelt, MD
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, June 2018
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We had a wonderful trip in Ireland. Doug was the greatest tour guide anyone could ever have. He was so knowledgeable and witty too. Beautiful country and the people were lovely. Gate 1 was a great choice for us. You kept us informed and connected from the beginning until the end.

Mary P. Sellersburg, IN
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, June 2018
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We could'nt have asked for a better vacation. Our trip was so wonderful. We enjoyed Scotland and throughly loved Ireland. Our tour guide Francis Carroll, was so informative, educational and such a delight to be with. He made our trip so pleasurable. Our bus driver Brian was a joy too. He skillfully skirted around tight squeezes without a hiccup. Our excursions was great and so were the local tour guides especially Ronin. He gave us a lot of insight of the local area, and made .you want to hear more. A great tutor! We will certainly choose Gate 1 travel again. You made our "go to" list of agencies to use. You will be hearing from us soon.

Matthew S. Palm City, FL
17 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, June 2018
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It was wonderful and packed with charming surprises like Scotch tastings, tea with clotted cream and scones, and morning Irish coffees! It was informative, interesting, and full of an excellent variety of history, culture, beautiful landscapes, and fun! Both of our tour managers were great and we came home with lots of “Christina-isms” and “Cecilia-isms”. And both tour managers took good care of us including box breakfasts on the two days we had to be at the airport early. We also appreciated recommendations on pubs and restaurants such as the Dirty Duck in Bath or the Bracin in Waterford! We plan on traveling again with Gate 1 Travel.

Patricia M. Kingman, AZ
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland, May 2018
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We thoroughly enjoyed our Gate 1 trip to the Northern Highlands of Scotland: great itinerary, interesting sightseeing, top-notch tour director (Lorna Johnson), excellent driver (Malcom), good local guides, companionable group of fellow travelers and each day was carefully planned.

Richard C. Hopkins, MN
10 Day Classic Ireland, May 2018
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My trip to Ireland was life changing, and I wish I were still there! Gate 1 Travel made the trip affordable, worthwhile, and worth recommending and using again.

Sally W. Lehi, UT
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, May 2018
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Had a very nice time and saw a lot! The group of people on the trip were all so friendly and fun ~ it made traveling together great. Our guide was also very helpful. My favorites: The Titanic Museum in Belfast: York: and the sheep farm in Westport. Dublin was too crowded for my taste ~ the viewing of the Book of Kells was almost impossible due to the large crowds.

Elaine T. Seville, OH

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