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Unravel the Mysteries of Russia with Gate 1 Travel

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called Russia “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” Of course, that was at the dawn of the Cold War, when the nation operated behind a tightly closed […]

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

Welcome to Turkey, one of Gate 1 Travel’s most popular destinations. Here are a few highlights from this fascinating country: Istanbul A city straddling two continents, Istanbul has been a cosmopolitan hub since its founding in […]

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 […]

Extreme Wilds of Namibia

The oldest desert in the world. The tallest sand dunes on Earth. Some of the roughest seas and most extreme environments, all harboring an astonishing variety of wildlife. Namibia holds endless fascinations and intense natural […]

Intoxicating, Mesmerizing India!

More than 1.2 billion people … 30,000 years of history … a breathtaking blend of Mughal and British culture … a Hindu population that embraces the tenets of the world’s oldest religion: kindness, honesty and […]