Category: Europe

Geneva Switzerland

Top 7 Reasons to Visit Switzerland

The Swiss are renowned for many things: their neutrality during World War II; their invigorating blend of French, Italian, German and distinctly Swiss cultures; their precision of timing as embodied in carefully made Swiss watches; […]

Facts about Greece

Curious Facts About Greece

When we think of Greece, we quickly picture the Acropolis perched upon its rocky outcrop overlooking the city below. Or the azure domes of the Greek Islands hovering over whitewashed buildings. These sweeping views stir […]

Munich Germany by Anthony Judice

Is There More To Oktoberfest Than Beer?

If we turn the calendar back to 1810, this is when the first Oktoberfest was held to celebrate Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The 5-day festival started on October 12 […]

Paris, France

Unexpected Surprises of Paris Icons

The elegance and romance of Paris stay with you wherever you go for the rest of your life. It’s why Ernest Hemingway called the City of Light a “moveable feast”. And why Gate 1 Travel’s […]

Gate 1 Travel tour manager Michael Paier

Tour Manager Tells All About Travel in Central Europe

We sat down with Gate 1’s legendary Tour Manager, Michael Paier, to get some local tips on travelling in Central Europe and find out what you might not expect to encounter on your trip. Q: […]

Find Out How to See More of Europe For Less

Now’s the perfect time to start planning your 2018 Europe adventure! To find out where you should go next year and what’s the best way to explore Europe, come and see Gate 1 at the […]

Dubrovnik Croatia

Jewels of the Adriatic: Croatia, Slovenia & Montenegro

Red-roofed medieval cities huddle on Adriatic shores. A thousand emerald islands unfurl along a sparkling coast like a shining necklace. A forested mountainside is awash in a mesmerising network of lakes and waterfalls. Croatia is […]

Great Wall of China

Historic Sites & Cultural Highlights While River Cruising

Cruising the world’s great river is a wonderful way to travel, but it’s not just about getting from A to B. Along the way you’ll see amazing archaeological sites and learn more about the people […]

Where The World Goes By: Life On Board A River Cruise

There are fascinating cities, historic villages and stunning landscapes to see as you cruise along any great waterway, but one of the highlights of the journey is also enjoying your time on board the ship. It’s […]

River Cruise Highlights: From Bagan to Budapest

River cruising let’s you relax while the world comes to you. From the sun deck or your cabin French balcony, you can watch it all go by. Then when it’s time to disembark, you’re right […]