18 Day England, Scotland & Ireland

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London Gatwick Airport arrival transfers available at an additional cost.


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Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. We can spend two to three hours on our 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 a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Sydney-London, Dublin-Sydney
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight London-Dublin
  • 16 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights London
    • 1 night Bath
    • 1 night Liverpool
    • 2 nights Edinburgh
    • 1 night Leeds
    • 3 nights Dublin
    • 2 nights Galway
    • 2 nights Killarney
    • 1 night Waterford
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†♦
  • 24 meals: 16 breakfasts, 8 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour managers throughout
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Tour Stonehenge, the best-known prehistoric monument in England and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the 2000 year old Roman Baths and Georgian pump room with its natural mineral water
  • Tour Edinburgh Castle, where you can see the Crown Room, Royal Palace and St. Margaret’s Chapel
  • Visit the Gothic style York Minster, a world renowned masterpiece of architecture and design
  • Visit Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells
  • Tour Kylemore Abbey, in the heart of the Connemara National Park
  • View the mighty Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock
  • Visit Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, offering a unique insight into Irish life
  • View the Ring of Kerry, the mythical & unspoiled region in Ireland
  • Visit the 15th century Blarney Castle with a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Enjoy a tour of the world-famous Waterford Crystal Factory
  • Farewell Dinner with traditional Irish Entertainment

†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. We can spend two to three hours on our 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 a Classic program. For more information, click here.


DAY 1, Friday - Depart for England
Depart for England

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in London
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. 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 to explore the city on your own. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: London
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - London City Tour
Discover the history, pageantry and sights of the city with a half day tour* of London's West End. Begin with a drive through fashionable Kensington with its elegant squares and parks. Pass Harrods store and continue to view Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and the famous Big Ben. Go on to view Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Your tour ends in the heart of the city to explore the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps join the in-depth optional tour of St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London
*For Aug 2 departure, most of Central London will be closed, due to the Prudential Bike Ride. Therefore, the scheduled tour of London will be moved to Day 9. Also, for Sep 20 departure, the London city tour will be changed to a walking tour, that will not include Westminster Abbey, due to local events.
Optional: Tower of London & St. Paul's Cathedral (PM)
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Stonehenge, Bath
Today, depart London and head to the circles of Stonehenge. Located in the middle of Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is unique among stone circles and its construction still defies belief. The first stone was placed here 5000 years ago and the structure was finally completed 1400 years later. Continue to Bath's Georgian Crescents to find elegant stone buildings with terraces, crescents, and graceful squares. Visit the original 2000-year-old Roman Baths and Georgian Pump Room with its natural mineral water. Later in the afternoon join the optional tour to the Village of Lacock. You will have time to explore the village before enjoying a delicious dinner at a historic local Inn
Optional: Village of Lacock with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bath
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday - Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Liverpool
Drive north today into the Heart of England through the villages of the Cotswolds, with its stone and thatch cottages, to the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, a charming market town. View Anne Hathaway's cottage, the school that William Shakespeare attended, and Shakespeare's birthplace. Enjoy time at leisure in this historic town, where the Bard's plays are still performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Then travel to lively Liverpool for a change of pace, where The Beatles were born and rose to fame. With your guide, explore the notable sights made famous in song by the Beatles - Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. Then view the legendary Cavern Club where the Beatles began their journey to fame and Liverpool's stunning Albert Dock complex, a reminder of Liverpool's history as a great and prosperous port. Dinner tonight is at your hotel in Liverpool
Overnight: Liverpool
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Local Farmhouse Visit in the Lake District, Moffat, Edinburgh
Today, travel along the shores of Windermere, the largest lake in England at the heart of the rolling hills of the picturesque Lake District, stopping for tea and fresh-baked scones at a local farmhouse. Continue towards the charming village of Grasmere, the 19th century home of the poet William Wordsworth. Next, cross into Scotland at the border town of Gretna Green, famous for its "runaway" weddings, and past Moffat, known for its high-quality wool products. Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, with its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture and winding medieval streets. During your stay, discover the city's rich heritage and historic buildings. Both Edinburgh's Old and New Town are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday - Edinburgh City Tour
This morning, join a local guide for a city tour of historic Edinburgh. The route will take you past the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace, the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, and Princes Street. Also included is a visit to Edinburgh Castle, where you can see The Crown Room, Royal Palace, St. Margaret's Chapel, and much more! The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, don’t miss the optional evening of traditional Scottish entertainment that includes dinner 
Optional: Scottish Dinner & Show (PM)
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday- York City Tour, Leeds
After breakfast, depart Edinburgh and drive through the Borderlands, past the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, and on to the Viking city of York, one of northern England's most compelling cities. Enjoy an orientation tour through the narrow medieval streets surrounded by the 13th century York Walls. Also included is a visit to the magnificent York Minster, with its breathtaking architecture and spectacular gardens. After the tour, continue on to Leeds
Overnight: Leeds
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday - Cambridge, Travel to London
This morning, travel south, passing Robin Hood country and Sherwood Forest to the University City of Cambridge. Admire Kings College and its beautiful chapels before continuing to London. On your last evening in London, get together with your fellow travelers for dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Depart for Ireland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight to Ireland. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Monday - Dublin City Tour, Travel to Galway
This morning's sightseeing includes a panoramic tour of Dublin including a visit to Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells. View St. Stephen's Green, Phoenix Park and St. Patrick's Cathedral. After time for lunch, continue westward to Galway, a seafaring town steeped in tradition and a cultural center for the west of Ireland. Stop at Galway Cathedral and then continue to see the medieval city walls and colorful streets between the River Corrib and Eyre Square. Enjoy free time for a stroll in this bohemian town
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Tuesday - Connemara Excursion
Today, enjoy a full day excursion into the Irish countryside. Travel west for a visit to Kylemore Abbey in the heart of Connemara National Park. There, admire the lakes, mountains, and calm shades of green for which Ireland is renowned
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Wednesday - Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Killarney
Begin with a drive south from Galway Bay through the rugged plateau known as the Burren and view the mighty Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock that towers some 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Next, visit Bunratty Castle and the Folk Park, offering a unique insight into Irish life around the turn of the century. A drive through the pretty town of Adare brings you at last to scenic Killarney
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Thursday - Ring of Kerry Tour
Today's sightseeing begins with a tour through Killarney National Park and the world-famous "Ring of Kerry," perhaps the most picturesque locale in all of Ireland. Pass by the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Sneem, which are full of traditional colorful houses. Return to Killarney in the late afternoon. Perhaps, try the optional Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage) excursion through the peaceful green countryside. Tonight, experience the optional Gaelic Roots Live Show,* an exciting Irish show which brings together all that is great about the culture and traditions of Ireland
*Available for mid Apr-mid Oct 2019 departures only
Optional: Jaunting Cars (PM)
Optional: Gaelic Roots Live Show (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Friday - Blarney Castle, Waterford Crystal Showroom
This morning drive through the scenic south of Ireland to visit the 15th-century Blarney Castle, where you will have the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Enjoy some free time for shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills before stopping at the world-famous Waterford Crystal showroom for a factory tour to see the collection of exquisite glassware in its city of origin
Overnight: Waterford
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 16, Saturday - Kilkenny En Route to Dublin
Today, head for Kilkenny, a small city located on the banks of the River Nore. Enjoy the sights of this historic town, and view the 12th-century Kilkenny Castle. This afternoon, return to Dublin for a Farewell Dinner and lively traditional entertainment
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 17, Sunday - Full Day in Dublin
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Dublin independently. Spend time visiting famous sites throughout the city, including Dublin Castle and the National Gallery, where both Irish and European pieces of art are beautifully displayed. Perhaps purchase some souvenirs on Grafton Street, the city's stylish and popular shopping district. In the evening, stop by one of the lively pubs in the Temple Bar district beside the River Liffey
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 18, Monday - Depart Ireland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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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 #3 05 Aug 2019 - 30 Nov 2020 AUD$123.00
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Village of Lacock with dinner

Leaving Bath in the late afternoon, enjoy a drive through the Wiltshire countryside to the picturesque village of Lacock. Owned by the National Trust to preserve its character and heritage, Lacock is often used as a location for films, such as the Harry Potter series, Pride and Prejudice, Cranford and many others. Time to explore the town and later savor a delicious dinner at an historic local Inn.

Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #4 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 AUD$108.00
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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 #7 01 Apr 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 AUD$146.00
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Jaunting Cars

Enjoy a ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage). Here you will see the lake of Killarney in a traditional fashion as the jarvey (driver) takes you through parts of the nearby Muckross Estate to view the peaceful green countryside. Sweeten your experience, with a local homemade chocolate treat.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #14 02 Apr 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 AUD$46.00
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Gaelic Roots Live Show

Gaelic Roots is an innovative and exciting Irish show which brings together all that is great about the culture and traditions of Ireland. The show has been designed to capture and highlight the rich heritage that Ireland has in abundance. During a two-hour spectacular production, the audience will experience a journey from the colorful and historic roots of traditional Ireland to the modern next generation of Irish music, song and dance in this incredibly moving and at the same time, foot-tapping show.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours

Day #14 10 Apr 2019 - 20 Oct 2019 AUD$62.00
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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
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
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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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
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
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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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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2018
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We had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect. Our tour guide Philip was excellent and the day guides as well. The whisper boxes are an awesome way to communicate. I did not have to keep up fully to hear what was being said. We thoroughly enjoyed all of our destinations especially Edinburgh. All of our overnight commendations were fine and the meals were wonderful. I'm sure we'll be doing other trips with Gate 1 in the future.

Carl V. Reading, PA
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2018
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The trip was wonderful. We had a great time. Our tour guide, David Reid could not have done a better job. He made our journey very enjoyable. When things went a bit awry, such as a bus breakdown, he kept us all in good humor and did his best to make sure we didn’t miss any of the activities that had been planned. Our bus driver, David, was a true professional. The various local guides did a great job too. Overall, the trip was everything we hoped it would be and more

Barbara L. Longmeadow, MA
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, April 2018
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My trip was amazing every minute. Our tour guide was the best, he was incredible. Michael was on top of every inch of our trip and more. I'm still coming down from this trip, life changing.

Vicki W. Monterey, CA
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, April 2018
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It was great. We can’t say enough good things about our tour guide, David Seagrave and our driver, Tommy Doyle. Both were excellent. The stops and photo opportunities chosen for the trip were outstanding. It was a trip of a life time.

Terry C. Woodward, OK
14 Day Classic England & Scotland, April 2018
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I enjoyed my trip very much! I was able to visit many places my ancestors came from. I went the church in Scotland my 6th great grandfather was baptized in on 15 February 1698!!!! It was one of the highlights of my tour. The tour directors were excellent and very knowledgeable. Thank you for a memorable trip.

Carla S. Richmond, VA
17 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, April 2018
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The trip was great. We enjoyed all aspects of the trip.The gate 1 guides, Hilary in England and Scotland as well as Martina in Ireland were excellent. We highly recommend Gate 1 to all our friends and certainly plan to travel with your company again. Keep up the good work.

George K. Winnipeg, CA
17 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, April 2018
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The trip was great.We enjoyed all aspects of the trip.The gate 1 guides,Hilary in England and Scotland as well as Martina in Ireland were excellent.We highly recommend Gate 1 to all our friends and certainly plan to travel with your company again.Keep up the good work.

George K. Winnipeg, CA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2018
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Amazing! Thank you for asking. It was everything we could hope for! Our guide, Paul, and driver, Gary, were both top notch. The food, the hotels, the destinations were all outstanding. We will do Gate1 again and recommend it to family and friends.

Paul C. Bakersfield, CA
8 Day London Vacation , August 2017
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8 day unescorted London, England, was just fantastic. London is city that so easy to move around in and plenty of things to keep us busy. I will definitely be looking for more unescorted trips.

Penny S. Falls Church, VA
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, July 2017
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We had a wonderful time! Our director, Ann, was fantastic. She has a head full of informative and fun information about every where we stopped as well as entertaining facts as we were in the bus. Her service was top notch! Our hotels were all very nice and more upscale than I imagined. We will be booking again with Gate 1.

Linda W. Columbus, OH
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2017
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Very good. Saw many beautiful sites and met a lot of nice people. Very pleased with Gate 1 and would consider them again for future trips.

Timothy F. San Rafael, CA
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland, June 2017
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Our trip was wonderful! Lorna, our tour guide, was FANTASTIC; she is knowledgeable and clearly shared with us her love of Scotland and it's history. This was our 5th Gate 1 trip and we look forward to many more.

Michele D. Minneapolis, MN
10 Day Classic Scotland, June 2017
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I enjoyed the trip very much. The scenery was beautiful and the historical buildings were very interesting. And, Michael was an excellent guide. He's articulate, knowledgeable, and very helpful.

Christopher M. Bryn Mawr, PA
10 Day Classic Scotland, May 2017
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Like all Gate 1 trips, the 10 day Classic Tour of Scotland was wonderful. We saw so much of the country and had free time to interact with the Scottish people in restaurants, pubs, on public buses, etc. We enjoyed the rich history and historic places like Culloden that really opens one's eyes and heart. The scenery was breathtaking. Our tour guide Michael offered us so much information and provided us with Scottish treats and beautiful ballads on the bus trips. He was calm, caring and made us laugh. Kenny our bus driver was also kind and a great driver on those narrow roads. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

Diana C. Bristol, VA
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2017
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The England/Scotland trip was amazing! My entire family had an absolutely incredible time on the trip! And we all appreciated how well the entire tour was managed, from airport transfers to comfortable hotels located within walking distance of city highlights and great tour guides who provided excellent recommendations on things to do and eat. There was also a good balance of leisure time in London and Edinburgh to explore on our own, during which time we went to afternoon tea, spent some more time at Buckingham Palace, and checked out the Sherlock Holmes museum. Thank you so much for your help coordinating our family trip from different cities - it was a really special adventure together thanks to Gate 1!

Jennifer Y. Boston, MA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, April 2017
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The trip was fantastic. This is the first time we've used Gate 1, but it won't be the last. Our guide, Patrick was amazing. He made it seem like he wasn't even working, yet managed to keep everything running very smoothly. He did it all with professionalism and courtesy. Our driver, Brian was not only a great driver, but a hard worker who managed our luggage with ease. The seat assignments on the bus worked out very well. I thought I wasn't going to like it, but it was actually very efficient.

Margaret A. West Islip, NY
14 Day Classic England & Scotland, April 2017
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We had a magnificent trip. The weather was great - no rain for two weeks in England and Scotland. We had two fabulous guides, Ann in England and Phil in Scotland. Both were super people who went out of their way to make our trip a success. They filled our days with knowledge and humorous stories that we will carry with us. Our drivers were also great. This was our third trip with Gate 1 and we are looking forward to our next one.

Melissa D. Murfreesboro, TN
6 Day London with Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), April 2017
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The trip was fantastic. It was the best ever. The hotel and staff were wonderful. Our tour director Christine was great would recommend her to anyone who is interested in this trip. Everything went off without a hitch. Tour guides were the best. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our time in England. Thank you for all that you did to make our time a wonderful experience.

Martha G. Haymarket, VA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2017
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It was excellent - fascinating tours, comfortable hotels and a good choice of itineraries. We were very satisfied.

Ruth H. Middletown, CT
6 Day London Special , March 2017
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It was a wonderful trip, thanks! We had a decent hotel in a good area that was close to the tube, and we explored the city in so many ways! The day trip to Windsor was beautiful, and the tour guide, Kevin, was FABULOUS! London is a wonderful place, and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring it. With Gate 1 doing all the "heavy work" of hotels and tickets, it was even more enjoyable. THANK YOU! Looking forward to traveling again with you!

Lucinda W. Indiana, PA
6 Day London Special , February 2017
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All went well. Hotel was fine and the transportation to and from the airport was very good. I would also like to comment on a trip we took with you in January to India. That was absolutely fantastic. The tour director, Sandeep, did an amazing job. We shall definitely use Gate 1 again

Valerie F. Orland, ME
6 Day London Value Vacation , February 2017
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We had a wonderful time! I will definitely use Gate 1 travel for our next trip! Everything went as planned.

Cindy E. Nyack, NY
6 Day London Special , January 2017
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Our trip was wonderful! We really enjoyed the UK, the hotel and one day trip we took out to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath. We honestly tell everyone we know about Gate 1 Travel as we've always had wonderful experiences traveling with you all. Thank you again and I'm sure we'll be booking another trip soon!!

Kaitlyn B. Washington, DC
8 Day London, Paris & Rome Special, January 2017
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This was our third trip booked through Gate 1 and it was very enjoyable! All the many details came together seamlessly, the accommodations were more than satisfactory, and the hotel staff very friendly. We're planning to travel again soon using Gate 1, hopefully organizing a larger family trip by taking advantage of your efficient agency experience and most affordable services.

Leonard G. Philadelphia, PA
8 Day London, Paris & Rome Special, December 2016
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Trip was fantastic, all of the logistics was great, places are amazing. I definitely travel again with Gate 1.

Tatsiana B. Somerville, MA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, October 2016
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It was fantastic. I was well taken care of. Our guide knew his country well. Very informative.

Kenneth R. Battle Ground, WA

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