Russia Entry Requirements

International Entry & Visa Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. Russia – Visa required. The visa application process requires an application form, […]

Into Patagonia!

There’s more to its sheer magnificence than meets the eye For those who think that the world has run out of wild, unspoiled places, there’s Patagonia. Here, massive walls of granite huddle around emerald-green valleys. […]

A Cruise to the Ends of the Earth

The southern tip of South America—part Chile, part Argentina—is a wilderness untamed. A tapestry of lush archipelagos…soaring mountainous massifs reaching to the heavens…hulking glaciers spilling into the sea…a lacework of channels, rivers, inlets, and streams. […]

Wake up in a castle on the Emerald Isle

St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us, and the Signature Collection team is dreaming of rolling green hills and lakeside Irish castles. Ireland is one of those rare places that combines rural charm, traditions and picturesque landscapes […]

5 Best Cities to Spend St. Patrick’s Day

Cities like New York, Chicago and Boston have among the biggest Irish pride parades in the world, but here are 5 other cities with bucket-list worthy St. Paddy’s Day celebrations. 5. Philadelphia One of the most Irish cities […]

Scones & soda bread: your guide to authentic St. Patrick’s Day treats

March 17th is right around the corner, and we’re turning the Gate 1 Travel Blog green this week ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. On Signature Collection’s Deluxe Ireland tour, we head to one of Ireland’s award-winning cooking schools, run […]

Top 5 Reasons to Tour Turkey

The Huffington Post just released their list of 10 reasons to tour Turkey – and as one of Gate 1 Travel’s most popular destinations, we couldn’t agree more! Here are a few highlights:   Istanbul A city […]

The Ultimate Thailand Packing Guide

Ready to pack your bags after reading yesterday’s escorted tour of Thailand post? We tracked down the Gate 1 packing guru for some tips on getting the biggest bang for your baggage. Think long & light After a […]

The 4 Biggest Myths about Escorted Tours

Considering an escorted tour, but still have a few concerns? Jill Ginsberg at Travelzoo just returned from Gate 1’s 13 Day Classic Thailand trip, and she’s breaking down the biggest misconceptions about escorted tours, calling tours her “new-found […]

Our New Ship’s First Sailing!

The MS Monarch Empress took her first sail test Wednesday around a Dutch shipyard, where builders have been hard at work crafting Gate 1 Travel’s first cruise vessel. This spring, the Monarch Empress will join our privately chartered MS Sound […]