Category: Europe

The Flam Railway: Where Staggering Beauty Meets Human Engineering

When a railroad was built to connect the major Norwegian cities of Bergen and Oslo, advocates and residents of the more rural region of Sogn saw an opportunity: Why not also construct an additional line […]

Tiny Titans: Iceland’s Legendary Horses

For a creature just over four feet tall, the Icelandic horse looms large in its country’s folklore. The breed arrived with the Vikings a thousand years ago and was featured in the Norse mythologies that […]

Lands Awash in Beauty

From Norway’s Fjords to Iceland’s Watery Wonders Where on earth could you find a deep-water coral reef teeming with life and a glacier bigger than the city of New Orleans? How about a volcano with slopes hot enough to cook […]

Oslo’s Art of Reinvention

Step aside, London and Paris. Move over Tokyo and Manhattan. There’s a new cultural capital on the map: Oslo. Granted, you can’t really call a nearly 967-year-old city “new” but with a recent boom in […]

Spectacular Scandinavia!

Lovers of European history and culture can’t get enough of the continent. But many gravitate toward central and southern Europe. And as many Gate 1 travelers will tell you, they’re missing out. In the continent’s […]

Scandinavia Climate & Clothing

Denmark – The winters are not particularly cold, and the summers are cool. Autumn is the wettest season and spring is the driest. Spring and Fall: 32°F–61°F; Summer: 52°F–69°F; Winter: 28°F–39°F. Because of the country’s […]

Enter to win an all-inclusive getaway for 2 in Italy

Enjoy a 7-night enchanting getaway for two to Italy. Experience Venice, Florence, and Rome! Prize provided by Gate 1 Travel. Prize includes: Round-trip airfare for 2 to Italy 7 nights First Class accommodations: 2 nights […]

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 […]

Explore Europe with the Ease and Convenience of a River Cruise – At an Unmatched Gate 1 Value

Imagine unpacking your bag and settling in to a room with an ever-changing view. Your ship offers a generous array of amenities, and Europe’s most charming villages, lush vineyards, bucolic landscapes and vibrant cities are […]

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 […]