It seems that the more places we visit, the more new destinations we hear about and want to explore!

Trying to narrow down the list of ‘where to next’ can be tough for travellers, so apologies in advance that Gate 1 is going to make your decision even harder, with lots of incredible new trips in 2018.

With over 35 years experience in operating tours around the world, we’re always on the look out for exciting new places to discover and here’s a selection of some of the new adventures that we have planned for you this year.

Jvari monastery


11 Day Cinque Terre, Parma, Bologna & Lakes

This Discovery small group tour immerses you in the culture of Italy, with a lakeside lunch on Isola dei Pescatori, tour of Piedmont’s famous wine cellars, walking tour of historic Bologna and more exotic and indulgent treats as you travel from Milan to Venice.

12 Day Scottish Highlands & Glens

You’ll be staying in Glasgow, Isle of Mull, Ullapool, Thurso, Aviemore and Edinburgh on this comprehensive tour of Scotland. Cruise on Loch Lomond, visit fairytale Inveraray Castle, ferry to the spellbinding Orkney Islands, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Old Pultney distillery and more!

12 Day Swiss Alpine Jewels

Stunning 4-star accommodation awaits in Lausanne, Zermatt, Lugano, St Moritz, Wengen and Lucerne. This Discovery small group tour takes you to the heart of Switzerland, where you’ll visit chic mountain resorts, travel on Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel railway, enjoy breathtaking views of Swiss and Italian Alps, board the Glacier Express, one of the world’s most spectacular train ride and of course indulge in bubbling cheese fondue and chocolate tastings.

14 Day Armenia & Georgia Discovery

Rated in the Top 10 places to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet, Georgia should definitely be high on your list next year! Combined with fascinating Armenia, this Discovery small group tour gives you a deeper insight into the culture and history of these two proud nations. Astounding ancient sites, historic cities, confronting memorials, spectacular monasteries, special musical performances and more will be experienced on this unique tour.

Kyoto Golden Pavillion


9 Day Classic Japan

This value-packed tour includes the highlights of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. Tours are included in each city, including serene Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Osaka Castle with its extraordinary collection of art and near Kyoto visit the celebrated Kinkakuji Temple, known as the ‘Golden Pavillion’. Plus you get to travel on the famous Shinkansen, or ‘Bullet Train’ from Tokyo to Osaka.

14 Day Borneo, Nature, Diversity & Grace

This small group tour starts in Kuala Lumpur, before heading to Sarawak to learn about tribal mythology, meet Borneo’s native Iban people and visit Mulu National Park with its diverse wildlife, exotic plants and remarkable caves. A highlight is Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, before also visiting the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

12 Day Deluxe India

It’s 5-star all the way and stays in converted royal residences on this extraordinary tour of India. Gate 1’s Signature Collection blends specially arranged private visits and rich cultural meetings with exceptional personalised services as you travel to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur and Mumbai.

USA Grand Canyon

North America:

15 Day California, Yosemite & Grand Canyon

Travel from San Francisco to Las Vegas on this fantastic, hassle-free tour of America’s most famous national parks and stunning regions. No need to worry about navigating on the wrong side of the road, you’ll travel by air-conditioned coach to Yosemite National Park, coastal Monterey, Los Angeles, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon with its sculpted rock formations and many more highlights.

21 Day California, Yosemite, Grand Canyon & Yellowstone

Take the extended trip and add on Salt Lake City and dramatic Grand Teton National Park with its jagged peaks, glaciers, lakes and dense forests. You’ll also visit Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as the first national park in the United States, plus see the largest statue-monument in the world at Mount Rushmore.

Bwindi impenetrable national park


10 Day Uganda Wildlife Exploration

This small group tour is the ultimate wildlife adventure. With a maximum of 12 travellers, you’ll visit Kibale National Park to view the greatest variety of primates in East Africa and take a guided forest walk in search of chimpanzees. Enjoy game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park and a cruise on the Kazinga Channel, before embarking on the highlight of the trip, an unforgettable gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

19 Day Kenya & Uganda Wildlife Exploration

This incredible African adventure beings with 9 nights in Kenya, where you’ll hand-feed giraffes, explore Samburu National Park, see Lake Nakuru’s amazing birdlife and look for the Big Five at the Masai Mara National Reserve. Then it’s on to Uganda, where you’ll discover diverse ecosystems, colourful wildlife and trek to home of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas.

Now’s the time to plan your 2018 holiday! Browse our website to see the incredible selection of tours, river cruises and independent packages and don’t hesitate to email or call 1300 653 618 if you have any questions.


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