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Now is the Time to Reserve Your Christmas Markets Tour!

Summer might still be in the air, but the holidays will be here in the blink of an eye. So this is the ideal time for Gate 1 travelers to book their visits to Europe’s […]

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Like Nowhere on Earth: Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats

Sprawling some 4,000 square miles, the stunningly white salt flats of Uyuni, Bolivia, are a feast for the eyes—an ever-changing, mirage-like phenomenon. In the brightest daylight they appear to shimmer like a lake. In the […]

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The Mystery of Machu Picchu

Straddling a saddleback mountain, the magnificent “Lost City” of Machu Picchu is one of travel’s great milestones, to say nothing of its place as one of the world’s great mysteries. Its precise architecture, erected without […]

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The Other Side of Peru

Andean Vistas, Unspoiled Cultures & Seldom-Seen Ruins Snow-capped Andean peaks scrape at the sky. A patchwork of checkered farmland – neat squares of emeralds, olives, and browns – stretches over vast valleys, then climb hillsides […]

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The Views of Budapest from the top of St Stephen’s Basilica

St. Stephen’s Basilica remains one of the tallest buildings in Budapest and one of the largest church buildings in all of Central Europe. Not for the faint of heart, but the view atop the 315 […]

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6 Sublime Wonders of New Zealand

To say that New Zealand takes your breath away doesn’t quite say enough about how staggering its beauty is. Instead, you could say New Zealand stirs the soul. It makes your spirit soar. It fills […]

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Raise a Glass to New Zealand Wines

New Zealand produces some of the world’s finest and most accessible wines. Among the country’s ten major wine-growing areas, the Central Otago Wine Region on the South Island is one of the most prolific. And […]

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2017 River Ships

The deluxe 5 star MS Monarch Empress, which debuted in April 2016, is the very first European river ship built by Gate 1 specifically to suit U.S. travelers.  On the MS Monarch Empress, you’ll enjoy […]

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Dining with Penguins

On the South Island, the harbor of Oamaru, the pretty seaside town lush with beautiful Victorian architecture, is home to some of New Zealand’s most interesting residents. As it happens, we’ve arranged to dine with […]

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Taking it all in at Waterton Lakes National Park

@juliannechai snapped this awesome photo (along with many more) enjoying the scenery in Waterton Lakes National Park while exploring the Canadian Rockies with Gate 1. Be sure to check out @juliannechai on Instagram to see […]