Travel agency reviews : Gate1travel
Today we talk a little about Gate1Travel , a travel agency from the USA. Discovery tours offer you a chance to immerse yourself in culture with a smaller group size of up to 22 people. This means you get to know your group well and you are able to do more things together that cannot be done in a large group. Get ready to see hidden gems only the locals know about and linger at places your group enjoyed longer. These tours also offer more opportunity for activities and interactions with the local communities. Small group size also allows for unique and boutique accommodations, adding to the immersive nature of these experiences. Discovery tours feature a quickly expanding mix of destinations, from primary locations such as Italy and Peru to the more exotic locales which include Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Borneo, just to name a few.
Gate1Travel is a very big travel agency, you should find practically anything you may want in their offer. Lets see what are their summer 2019 top offers : What a wonderful trip! Gate 1 and the local coordinator, Tom, fit a number of sights and activities into 15 days! Gate 1’s customer service was also exceptional in assisting with logistics during our flights to Cambodia. Thank you for a terrific time! Featured Destination Vietnam “We would love for you to join us on an upcoming Gate 1 Travel Vietnam escorted tour. If you’re looking to experience the best of Vietnam, here is your chance! Visit the magnificent Saigon Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City; explore the Old City of Hoi An; tour the Imperial City in Hue; view the thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea in Halong Bay, and so much more! Don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime!”.
Random customer reviews : Gate one cheaped our Phillps Island Penguin tour and put 5 of us on a tour with another group. Problem: bus was extremely uncomfortable. Seats as hard as a rock. No leg room. I’m 5’3” and my legs hit the back of the seat. Bus had terrible suspension bounced all over. This was not up to the high quality of their other tours. Don’t bother to book it. If Gate one puts you with another tour group be cautious. Read extra details on Gate1travel reviews.
Some negative reviews : Had the terrible experience with Gate 1 Travel. The worst travel company of my lifetime led by Dani Mosher Pipany as a president , Beth Feleger as supervisor .. others… They do not care about people. The king in this company is money. I should read this review before any booking with Gate 1 Travel. Unfortunately , I was too much relying on the human decency. “Beware of using Gate 1 Travel. First, you are required to put down a deposit which you are told is to hold services. Should you decide to cancel, you are not given the deposit back as the company will tell you that they paid a penalty for the canceled service. This is not the case. Gate 1 banks your deposit – sometimes a year in advance of travel – and collect interest and pays NO cancellation fee to its vendors. If you are booking a tour, beware. Many times in the past, the owner, Dani Pipano is aware the tour will not be running or that MAJOR attractions advertised will not be available – however, employees are not allowed to tell the passenger instead are required to wait until just 14 days before travel to tell you that you won’t get to see what you’ve paid for.
Some positive reviews : The trip was outstanding! Our guide, Ruben, who was born and raised in Cusco was the most wonderful guide we have ever had. We have experienced scores of overseas trips and guides. Ruben made the trip come alive. His knowledge of Inca, Spanish, and current day culture, horticulture, astronomy, architecture, politics, local amenities, and more was truly amazing. He is intelligent and a great problem solver (which is needed when one travels in a developing nation). I can not say enough good things about Ruben–he is certainly a treasure for Gate 1. He keyed into each traveler’s needs and tried to satisfy them or explain the situation when they had a concern. He called our group “family” which indeed we did became after 10-days together thanks to his ability to help the group connect. His caring ways and excellent people and communication skills were a model for us all! Please share this review with Ruben–I will remember him for the rest of my days. It was by far my best trip thus far–I take taken at least 2 tours annually for the past 10 years.