Looking for All-Inclusive Tours? Try Gate 1 Travel
If you don’t mind touring with a large group of people, going for an all-inclusive tour package is an attractive, choice especially when traveling to a foreign country for the first time. Since you’re not accustomed to the commute or the language, having a trusty itinerary--complete with transportation, lodging, and tours--can save from a lot of headaches. What’s more, since the companies that provide all-inclusive deals usually cater to large groups, they are able to negotiate lower fares to fees, and thus offer affordable rates to tourists. It’s important to note though, that not all touring companies are created equal. Before shelling out your cash for an all-inclusive trip, be sure to research other people’s experiences. If you have friends or relatives who have used a touring company in the past, ask them about their trip and if they would recommend the company that they chose. Need some help with your research? We’ve got you covered. In this post, we’re going to look at Gate 1 Travel, a company that offers escorted tours, independent vacations, and customized international vacation packages.
Headquartered in Fort Washington, PA, Gate 1 Travel was founded in 1981. It currently has over 200 employees worldwide and has local offices in other countries such as China, Egypt, Argentina, the UK, Peru, and more. If you’re looking for a one-stop travel service provider, Gate 1 is a company that you should consider. It offers all-inclusive vacation packages (airfare, lodging, tours, and some meals) for various locations around the world, and its prices are actually reasonable. In addition, if you’re looking for a small group tour, you may want to check out Discovery Tours, Gate 1 Travel’s website that focuses on small groups.
Gate 1 Travel offers packages to several destinations worldwide, including Europe, Asia & Pacific, USA & Canada, South America, the Mediterranean, and Africa. It also provides sea and river cruises for those who’d like to travel by water. For instance, if you’re looking to travel to Europe, you can get a 10-day package that includes transportation and lodging to Amsterdam, London, Paris, and Brussels. Cost? Just a little over $2,000. Not bad. Do remember though that you will be touring with a lot of other travelers, so the experience may not be as intimate as you’d like.
What customers are saying
Generally speaking, it looks like Gate 1 Travel does deliver. The company has a solid 4 stars on Yelp, with most of the reviewers saying good things about its comprehensive packages. There were some 1-star reviews as well, and it looks like most of the customers had issues with re-scheduling their trips or getting refunds. Gate 1’s Facebook and Twitter accounts are also very active. Customers often post photos to the company’s wall, and for the occasional complaints, Gate 1 is usually quick to respond.
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