17 Day Italy & Croatia with 7 Day Adriatic Cruise

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Additional Information:
Land/Cruise only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include Dubrovnik port transfer to hotel.

All cruise ports are located in the city center, within easy reach of shopping, dining, and attractions.

New Rome Bus Regulation for 2019 - It was recently announced that the city of Rome will be implementing new regulations for tourist bus access to the historical city center, including the areas near the Colosseum, Forum and Vatican City. These regulations are expected to take effect on Jan 1 2019. At this time, we are uncertain of the impact these regulations will have on our itineraries, but we are closely monitoring the situation and still planning to operate as usual. Due to the uncertainty of these new regulations, the means of transportation and order of your scheduled itinerary may be subject to change.


Accommodation Details:
Some departures are operated with more than one coach. Hotels of similar standard may be substituted.

MS Stella Maris cannot accommodate triples.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is active. Walking is done over cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, significant slopes. Expect most of the sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. The pacing is active as many sites are included. In Croatia, some hiking may be required to access some sites. Small ship cruising offers a more intimate and personalized atmosphere. At the same time, onboard amenities are limited and functional. Cabins are typically compact with lower ceilings, while walkways are narrow, and stairs may be steep. Small ship cruising may not be suitable for some passengers with physical limitations. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Sydney-Rome, Dubrovnik-Sydney
  • Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and price
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 15 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Rome
    • 2 nights Florence
    • 2 nights Venice
    • 7 nights accommodations on the MS Stella Maris
    • 1 night Dubrovnik
  • Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • 29 meals: 15 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager / cruise manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 

Special Features

  • Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
  • Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's incomparable Sistine Chapel
  • Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
  • Stand before Michelangelo's David in Florence
  • See Pisa's Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
  • Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
  • Walking tour of St. Mark’s Square in Venice, with its extraordinary treasures and architectural wonders
  • In the fishing port of Rovinj, climb the cobbled streets to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia
  • Visit Brijuni National Park, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic 
  • Tour the well preserved Roman amphitheater in the heart of Pula, venue for summer concerts
  • Dock at Mali Losinj with its colorful seafront dotted by 19th century sea captains’ houses
  • Visit Zadar, with its Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and picture-perfect seafront
  • At Krka National Park, view the dramatic waterfalls, gorges, and canyon rivers
  • Walking tour in Split to the astonishing 4th century Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO site
  • Tour magical Hvar Island, an international playground for the rich and famous
  • Visit magical Korcula, legendary birthplace of explorer Marco Polo with its medieval walled city
  • Visit the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic"

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

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

Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is active. Walking is done over cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, significant slopes. Expect most of the sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. The pacing is active as many sites are included. In Croatia, some hiking may be required to access some sites. Small ship cruising offers a more intimate and personalized atmosphere. At the same time, onboard amenities are limited and functional. Cabins are typically compact with lower ceilings, while walkways are narrow, and stairs may be steep. Small ship cruising may not be suitable for some passengers with physical limitations. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Rome
Arrive in Rome and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Tour Ancient Rome
The historic tour of ancient Rome begins at the legendary Roman Forum, the central area of the city from which ancient Rome developed. Next, view the triumphal Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s tenth year of leadership over the Eternal City. On to the mighty Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire that seated over 50,000, where gladiator contests and public events were attended by the rich, the poor and by the Emperor himself. Discover the delights of Rome this afternoon on your own. Stop at a local café for lunch and just people-watch, or savor a cappuccino, indulge in a delectable gelato or try an authentic Italian pizza
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Vatican Museum and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel
Today visit the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. Stroll through one of the most important art collections of the world. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving to the Sistine Chapel, with its great frescoes by Michelangelo. Continue to St. Peter's Square, passing Bernini's famous colonnade to view St. Peter's Basilica,* built on the burial site of Saint Peter, with the most famous Michelangelo’s Pieta. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or, join the optional walking tour of the Eternal City’s grand piazzas that begins at the Spanish Steps and continues to the legendary Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the baroque Piazza Navona. Tonight join a scenic drive through the city and dinner in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music
*Due to Religious events, the opening times of St. Peter Basilica are subject to change without notice. In these cases, you will visit the Vatican Library instead of the Basilica.
Optional: Piazzas of Rome (PM)
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Medieval Assisi City Tour en route to Florence
Depart Rome to the small medieval town of Assisi perched high on a hill in the Umbria region, with its Roman ruins, winding medieval streets and sacred shrines. Assisi is best known as the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi - patron saint of Italy. Its main attraction is the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco, one of the artistic highlights of medieval Europe which contains the sacred relics of St. Francis and Giotto's astonishing frescoes. The town of Assisi has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significant art and architecture. Afterwards, continue to the lively Renaissance city of Florence, with its priceless art and architecture for overnight
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Tour of Florence
Today's tour of Florence begins with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo's David is housed; stand in awe of this glorious work of art. Walk to the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery's renowned "Gates of Paradise" by Ghiberti. Continue on a walk through the open-air museum at Signoria Square, ending at the splendid Ponte Vecchio. Florence is indeed the center of the world's finest art and architecture. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in this spectacular Renaissance city, or participate in the optional guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery* that provides insight into the history of the structure and its collections. The tour highlights include exceptional examples of Florentine painting to help you better understand the works of the masters, including Giotto, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci.. Tonight, a delightful evening that begins with a ride through the Tuscan hills to a lovely restaurant where a sumptuous Tuscan dinner is served along with unlimited wine and entertainment
*(Optional Uffizi Gallery Tour PM, US $62): available for purchase only in Italy from your Tour Manager. Tour Participation guarantees immediate entry to the Gallery, with no lengthy waits in line. Please note: The museum has a limited maximum capacity and therefore reserves the right to restrict admission. In this case, we may not be able to offer the tour. Price is based on minimum number of passengers.
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Tuscany & Pisa en route to Venice
Depart Florence, traveling through the stunning golden landscape of Tuscany, dotted with olive and fig trees, to Pisa where we view the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, one of the most instantly recognizable structures on earth. The monuments on the extraordinary Piazza dei Miracoli create a unique architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Then, visit a traditional Tuscan farm in the countryside for wine tasting coupled with delectable local specialties before continuing to magical Venice for overnight
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday - Boat Ride to Murano, Tour of Venice
The discovery of Venice begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known for its artistic and colorful Murano glassware. While here enjoy a visit to one of the factories to witness the art of glass blowing. Afterwards, on to St. Mark's Square where you begin the guided walking tour of this romantic city. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Walk via the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between theprisons. Continue, to the pink marble Doge's Palace, official residence of the Venetian ruler; its facade is highlighted by a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice independently. Or participate in this afternoon's optional Gondola Ride, offering a different perspective of this unique city built on water. This evening, celebrate your last night in Italy with your travel companions at dinner
Optional: Gondola Ride (PM)
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Travel to Croatia, Embarkation in Porec
Begin your adventure to Croatia with a scenic drive to Porec, a popular summer resort on the coast of the Istrian Peninsula for embarkation. You’ll be warmly welcomed by the Captain and crew with time to relax before tonight’s festive dinner on board
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Port of Rovinj, Brijuni National Park, Pula Roman Amphitheatre
As you sail along the Istrian Peninsula, a stop in the delightful Croatian fishing port of Rovinj. The steep cobbled streets of the Old Town lead to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia, whose towering steeple dominates the skyline, now a gathering place of artists from around the world. Next, on to Brijuni National Park, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic, once the personal summer retreat of Marshal Tito. World leaders visited this paradise including Nasser of Egypt and Nehru of India. The unique harmony of flora and fauna is indeed a sight to see. Return to the ship for lunch before reaching picturesque Pula, known for its protected harbor, beach-lined coast and its wealth of Roman architecture. View the remarkably well preserved amphitheater in the heart of the city often used as a venue for summer concerts and festivals. Tonight, perhaps a walk along the coast, dotted with lively seaside cafes and fabulous seafood restaurants
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11 , Monday - Mali Losinj
In the morning, dock at Mali Losinj with its colorful seafront dotted by a string of 19th century sea captains’ houses and grand residences, once the preferred holiday resort of Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria. Because of the abundance of herbs grown on the island it’s known as the heart of “wellness and vitality” ringed by centers of aromatherapy, yoga, body scrubs and facial renewals. Lunch on board, while continuing your journey towards Zadar, with a swimming stop at one of the small islands along the way. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Tuesday - Historic Zadar, Waterfalls at Krka National Park, Primosten
Awaken this morning surrounded by views of the dramatic Adriatic coast and the town of Zadar. A morning walking tour takes you to Zadar’s historic center dominated by 16th century Venetian walls and a gate guarded by a Venetian lion. Visit Five Wells Square with its unique cisterns, the Church of St. Donat, a fine example of Byzantine architecture and St. Anastasia, Dalmatia’s largest cathedral. Zadar is a perfect blend of Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and a picture-perfect seafront. Lunch on board as you set sail. Later, arrive at Krka National Park, a magical place of dramatic waterfalls and gorges, with rivers gushing through huge canyons. Travel overland to meet the ship in atmospheric Primosten. Balance of the day is at leisure in this town, known for its beaches and nightlife. Tonight, discover some of the Adriatic’s best regional cuisine and popular red wine from the local Babic vine. Later, the ship sails to Split
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13, Wednesday - Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Hvar Town
Welcome to Split, the spirited capital of Dalmatia. A walking tour along the cobbled streets of the Old Town takes you to the historic inner city built around the astonishing 4th Century Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. This spectacular palace, one of the best-preserved and largest in the world is a precious example of Roman architecture. View remains of the Roman Peristyle, the Cathedral of St. Domnius and the Temple of Jupiter with its headless black sphinx. Afterwards, lunch on board while sailing to enchanting Hvar*, an international playground for the rich and famous with its lush vineyards and quaint fishing harbor. In Hvar, view the Theatre, built in Renaissance style and St. Stephen's Cathedral, with its massive four story bell tower. Evening is at leisure. Perhaps dine at one of the family-owned restaurants in Hvar. Tonight, the clear waters of the Adriatic will bring you to your next destination: Korcula
*Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during the peak season of July & August), the port of call may be substituted with Stari Grad/Jelsa. In this case, transfer by bus transfer will be arranged to and from Hvar.
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 14, Thursday - Magical Korcula, Mljet National Park
Arrive in magical Korcula, legendary birthplace of explorer Marco Polo. A walking tour takes you along narrow cobbled streets to the medieval walled city and the Cathedral of St. Mark with its ornate façade. Reboard and enjoy lunch as you set sail for Mljet, Croatia’s greenest island with lush Mediterranean vegetation, a gentle sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. Tour the island and the National Park with its two inland salt-water lakes connected by a narrow canal. In the middle lies the tiny islet of Sv. Marija, with a former Benedictine monastery, dating from the 12th century. Return to the ship. Tonight, a festive captain’s dinner with live entertainment -- bid farewell to the captain and crew and to newfound friends
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15, Friday - Spectacular Dubrovnik, “Pearl of the Adriatic”
Morning sail along the coast to the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic" named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik highlights the city's treasures within its 800-year old walls including the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Continue to the Dominican Monastery, whose museum is a major treasury of culture and a visit to the Franciscan Monastery, dinner at one of Dubrovnik’s popular restaurants on the last night of your journey in the captivating Adriatic
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 16, Saturday - Disembark in Dubrovnik
Disembark your cruise in Dubrovnik after breakfast and transfer to your hotel. A full day at leisure to explore Dubrovnik independently. Perhaps visit the Maritime Museum in St. John's Castle, linger in the historic Old City, stroll along the impressive ramparts overlooking the shimmering Adriatic Sea or, people-watch at a charming cafe
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17, Sunday - Depart Croatia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Piazzas of Rome

This half day walking tour takes you to explore the grand piazzas of the Eternal City. Stand in awe in front of the majestic Spanish Steps, the longest and widest decorative steps in Europe, and with your local guide stroll through the most characteristic "piazzas and vias " of Rome. Stop to admire the breathtaking grandeur of the Trevi Fountain and take the opportunity to toss in one, two, or three coins, each of which is supposed to bring a unique kind of good fortune. View the monumental Pantheon, the best preserved of any Roman building and admire the baroque Piazza Navona, which follows the shape of the ancient Roman Domitian Stadium, with Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers and the Egyptian Obelisk.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2-3 hours.

Day #4 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 AUD$73.00
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Gondola Ride

One of the experiences of any Italian holiday is a Venetian gondola ride. For centuries, the traditional flat bottom boat has been a major means of transportation in Venice though its primary role today is to take tourists on rides. Gondoliers may seem like "rough-and-ready" characters, however they are actually highly skilled operators constantly working on the perfect balance of this watercraft. The profession, handed down from generation to generation, is regulated by a guild which issues a limited number of licenses to highly trained gondoliers to navigate the narrow spaces of the Venetian Canals. Explore part of the Grand Canal as well as some other hidden minor waterways. The gondola holds a maximum of six passengers. Please note that this is not a private gondola ride. Your gondolier will indicate the seating arrangements to balance the boat and you may not be seated next to your travel companions. Though you may envision the gondolier singing to you, there will only be a musician aboard one of the boats in your fleet of several different gondolas.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 30 minutes.

Day #8 01 Jun 2019 - 28 Oct 2019 AUD$99.00
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11 Day Affordable Italy with Sorrento, March 2019
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Justine D. New South Wales, Australia
8 Day Enchanting Italy, April 2019
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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!

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11 Day Enchanting Italy, April 2019
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Karen U. Wellington, FL
11 Day Venice with Tuscany & Amalfi, April 2019
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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
14 Day Tuscany & Amalfi with Venice & Rome, April 2019
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Paula D. Hudson, MA
8 Day Affordable Italy, March 2019
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9 Day Affordable Italy, March 2019
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Katherine G. Clemmons, NC
11 Day Affordable Italy with Sorrento, March 2019
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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
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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
10 Day Affordable Italy with Pompeii, March 2019
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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.

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8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive with Milan, March 2019
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Kim S. Minneapolis, MN
11 Day Affordable Italy with Naples, January 2019
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Janice T. Mount Wolf, PA
10 Day Affordable Italy with Pompeii, December 2018
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8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive with Milan, November 2018
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9 Day Affordable Sicily, October 2018
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James C. Georgetown, TX
11 Day Venice with Tuscany & Amalfi, October 2018
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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
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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
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Christine D. Lakewood, NJ
9 Day Classic Sicily, September 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Amalfi, June 2018
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Our trip was fantastic. We are so happy with the Gate 1 tour and tour guide. It was all wonderful. Better than we could have imagined. No complaints. Very impressed with the hotels, the meals, the itinerary, the local guides and all the hard work our Gate 1 tour guide put in. His name was Simone'. He arranged so many nice little surprises for us that were above and beyond what was expected. He was a jewel and everyone loved him. The tour eliminated so many hassles for us. We didn't have to wait in lines. All the transportation and tours were on time and we were never left feeling neglected. We can't wait to go on another tour with Gate 1.

Beth, W. Alleman, IA
9 Day Tastes of Tuscany, May 2018
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Our trip to Montecatini was exceptional much due to our wonderful guide Carolyn and the spectacular Tuscany area. Carolyn was energetic, charming, knowledgeable and you could tell she loved giving the tour every single day. She always had some little extra information which personalized the tour for all. It was also a great group, many repeat Gate1 travelers and some first timers.

Francisco R. Lincoln, NH
9 Day Enchanting Italy: Rome, Florence & Venice, May 2018
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Excellent! It was so nice to have everything taken care of for us. Transitions from airport to hotel and back again were smooth as silk! I want to make a special mention of our tour guide for the week, Luca since he made this trip! Organized, but flexible; fun yet responsible… He was amazing!

Sandra C. Ontario, CA
10 Day Northern Italy with Venice & Tuscany, May 2018
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We had a wonderful trip. I would like to compliment our guide... She also bought “treats” for us at several locations, ending with a notepad from Florence. She made the trip special. We have been on several tours with other companies, and Gate1 certainly met our expectations. The included dinner at the vineyard was beyond what any other company included in the package.

Jane J. Rye, NY
13 Day Romantic Italy, May 2018
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Our trip was awesome. Our first experience with Gate 1 was such a wonderful one that we’re looking into another trip next year. Fabio did a great job. All the guides were very knowledgeable and very attentive. Loved all the hotels and the food. Nothing negative about the entire trip.

Maria F. Northampton, PA
14 Day Romantic Italy with Amalfi, May 2018
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Our trip was amazing. The itinerary was perfect and our tour director was wonderful. Martin is very knowledgeable, engaging, personable and so very organized. The accommodations were comfortable and ideally located to maximize our ability to explore independently. The local guides were also knowledgeable and passionate about their respective cities. It was an excellent experience. We’re looking forward to our next trip with Gate 1.

Eric W. Piscataway, NJ
10 Day Northern Italy with Venice & Tuscany, May 2018
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Dorsey, The trip was as fabulous or maybe even MORE fabulous than the first trip to Italy that I took with Gate1 in 2014, if that’s even possible. Vanni was an outstanding guide. One of the highlights of the trip was running into my former tour guide, Mercedes, in St. Mark’s Square in Venice. I traveled alone knowing that I’d be in good hands with Gate1. You certainly went above and beyond to see to my comfort when sending a driver to and from my entry and exit airports, and the group of people I traveled with were hilariously fun! I will definitely choose Gate 1 for all my travel adventures.

Jan B. Truckee, CA
9 Day Tastes of Tuscany, May 2018
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The trip was wonderful! Everything went according to plan without hitch. Loved our tour guide, Carolyn. Would definitely recommend this trip to others.

Bernice N. Worcester, MA
11 Day Enchanting Italy, May 2018
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I just can't say enough about the great time Gate 1 provided on my trip! The flight,hotels,food,and touring was 1st class. Our tour guide Gabriella took care of my every need. Thank you for such a beautiful vacation!

Lisa E. Reading, MA
9 Day Enchanting Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome, May 2018
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The trip was amazing. It was the perfect vacation. All the stars aligned to provide the perfect weather, extremely knowledgeable guides, delicious food, fun and educational optional tours and a great cast of traveling companions within our travel group. Trip of a lifetime. Highly recommend this trip as a great overview of the country Italy...I will definitely use Gate1 for further travels.

Sue S. East Amherst, NY
9 Day Enchanting Italy: Rome, Florence & Venice, April 2018
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The trip was wonderful. Full of good experiences and so many things to see. Our guide was terrific and his concern for our well being and satisfaction was very comforting! I would strongly encourage all my friends to consider this trip in the future.

Martha A. New Whiteland, IN
11 Day Enchanting Italy, April 2018
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Margaret and I had a truly wonderful time. Totally satisfied. Made new friends and enjoyed our trip very much, an experience of a lifetime. Myranne, our main guide, was fabulous and the tour guides at each site were very well informed and made the trip worth while. Hotels, locations and food were great. We were lucky to have perfect weather, late April seemed to be a great time to go. Have told others to use Gate 1.

Tom T. Geneseo, NY
11 Day Enchanting Italy, April 2018
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My wife and I can not think of one thing Gate 1 could have done better . We never expected to see so much. Our days were just filled with new wonderful sights. Our tour guide Myrian was the best. She was so organized ,funny and knowledgeable I can't say enough about her so thank you Gate 1 for a trip we will never forget.

Michael K. Old Forge, PA
9 Day Classic Sicily, April 2018
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It was a fantastic trip. We enjoyed the Sicily visit very much. Trip was made special with our tour guide Flavia Condorelli. She made sure we were out on time to allow our bus to be the first tour at all the sites, very knowledgeable on the history of Sicily. Also need to add that the accommodations and lunches/dinners provided were outstanding. The Sicilian food was one of my highlights of the trip.

Herb F. Benicia, CA
9 Day Enchanting Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome, April 2018
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Our trip was very enjoyable. We had a wonderful tour manager: Francesca Mafolina. She's very caring, loving, funny and helpful. She made our trip so easy, comfortable and stress-free. We will definitely tour with Gate 1 again.

Hsiu-chin W. Lawrenceville, NJ
Cinque Terre, Parma, Bologna & Lakes, April 2018
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We had a WONDERFUL trip...We were very pleased with the chance to sample local cuisine and wine. We enjoyed the smaller villages and feeling more immersed in the Italian culture. The weather was perfect, seeing the Alps every day was a real treat. Riccardo's choices of where to eat, to sample wines of the region, or try a local food specialty, was very much appreciated. We will continue to explore Gate 1 small group experiences if it continues to follow this model.

Glen B. Eugene, OR
8 Day Essential Italy, April 2018
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It was a fantastic experience! I would recommend Gate 1 to anyone. Our guide, Francesco was knowledgeable, organized and very helpful. I would not hesitate to use Gate 1 again.

Lucretia H. Livonia, MI
10 Day Northern Italy with Venice & Tuscany, April 2018
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Absolutely wonderful. Ana was great as a tour manager and the guides obviously knew about their cities. Great group to travel with, all on time and friendly. Looking forward to another trip, already booked to Spain in the fall.

Ann B. Milton, NH
16 Day Tuscany & Amalfi with Como, Venice & Rome, April 2018
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We had a great trip & a fabulous time on our 16-day tour of Italy with Gate 1 Travel. It exceeded our expectations! Our tour manager, Fabio Rapisardi, was professional, friendly, caring & concerned that everyone was pleased & enjoying their experience. He was the straw that stirred the drink on this tour and has set a high bar for the tour managers on future trips we will be taking with Gate 1 Travel. We thought we got a very good value for what we paid but Fabio with his personal touch, management skills, recommendations for our free time and again his care & concern that everyone was pleased & enjoying the trip made it, by far, the best group tour vacation we ever experienced! Based on the quality of the airline, hotels, meals, local tours, bus transport, transfers, plus other services provided & of course Fabio's management of the trip/tour we feel we can recommend Gate 1 Travel to our family and friends without any reservations. Thank you for a wonderful trip & great memories!

Rich A. Dallastown, PA
11 Day Affordable Italy with Sorrento, March 2018
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We had a wonderful trip. Our guide, Vanni Morelli, was fantastic. He is funny and knowledgeable and caring. We could not have asked for better. This was so much better than our cruise trip a few years ago

Carole M. Neptune Beach, FL
8 Day Enchanting Italy, March 2018
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We had a wonderful time, so informative, great tour guide Francesco, so much beauty to behold, from the water taxi to the hotel, the gondola, the tiramisu, the lasagna, the winery tour, shopping in Florence, the architecture,Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and the wonderful works of Michelangelo! Well organized, and we had a great fun loving time with our fellow Gate 1 travelers. Thank you for a great experience and fond memories!

Charise S. Raleigh, NC
9 Day Affordable Sicily, March 2018
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Good trip. Flavia was great. All the hotels but one (seaside resort) were located in areas where there was easy walking to other restaurants, shops, etc. Accommodations were all reasonable. Local guides were good.

Lisa S. Alexandria, VA
11 Day Affordable Italy with Sorrento, March 2018
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It was wonderful! Can’t say enough wonderful things about Ana our tour manager. She took good care of us and saw to it that we got a look at Italian culture. The trip was simply excellent and I would recommend Gate 1 to all my friends. Rita Hall

Rita H. Indianapolis, IN
10 Day Affordable Italy with Pompeii, March 2018
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GREAT TRIP!! Wonderful adventure but a lot of walking. The local tour people were very knowledgeable and interested in the group learning about Italy’s treasures. The local director in Rome, Marissa, was especially attentive and related so many interesting tidbits and anecdotes. The Gate1 people were also great and caring – especially Heidi - who phoned us two days in advance to warn us of the impending snow in New York (where we were to connect to the Italy flight) in order to re-route us so we could get to Venice on time. Thanks! This was our third Gate1 trip and we have scheduled our fourth for June of this year.

Lawrence S. Surprise, AZ
9 Day Rome, Florence & Venice by Rail, March 2018
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Thank you for the email. The trip was outstanding!!! I could not have had asked for a better weather, time, and everything in between.

Adolfo N. Washington, DC
9 Day Four Star Venice, Florence & Rome by Rail , March 2018
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OMG!!!! Trip to Italy was so awesome words cannot describe. Gate 1 delivered everything you said you would. The emails contained all our information from departure to return. The hotels in Venice, Florence and Rome were outstanding. Now the tour guides... what can I say besides OUTSTANDING!!!! I wish i could have videoed each tour. The information they gave us, was beyond anything you can read in a book. Their home country touches, stories and memories made the whole tour even more special. Our group of nine family members were treated so great.! Our Mom who turned 80 in Dec. was treated as if she was their Mom!! Extra concern for her safety, to making her feel as special as she is, too finding elevators where they could!! Our family will use Gate1 again, hopefully soon!!!!

Sharon B. Amery, WI
9 Day Affordable Sicily, March 2018
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Our trip was great! Two thumbs up for our tour guide, Flavia, and our driver Raymundo. It was just the right mix of time on our own and group activities. I was somewhat apprehensive about taking a coach tour... The "comfort" stops along our route were timed just right...We liked that we weren't changing hotels every night...The food was great. And the coffee! And the wine! I just wish I would have picked up a recipe book so that I could try to reproduce some of our favorite dishes back home.

Mary B. Caledonia, MI

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