Category: Europe

9 of the Best New Tours for 2019

Gate 1 Travel new tours for 2019. Tours to Italy & Croatia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Colombia, Costa Rica, Morocco and more.

Food & Wine of Greece

Greece is no stranger to cuisine. In fact, it was a Greek, Archestratos, who wrote the first cookbook in history, in 320 B.C. Today the Mediterranean diet consistently wins praise for its proven health benefits. […]

9 Interesting Facts About La Sagrada Familia Cathedral

There is no other house of worship on Earth quite like Barcelona’s towering Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Antoni Gaudi’s masterwork. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has raised the eyebrows of art critics and inspired millions of visitors. […]

Romania’s Remarkable Storybook Castle

In the 1870s, when King Carol I of Romania travelled outside Sinaia and saw the rolling and rugged hills of the magnificent Carpathian Mountains, he knew this was the place to build his castle. His […]

Paella cooking class in Barcelona

The Best Recipe for Spain’s Most Famous Dish

One of the joys of travel is coming home with a greater appreciation of other cultures, their traditions and their food – and where better to throw yourself into the gastronomic delights of a region […]

Why River Cruising is Still Top of Travel Wish Lists

Imagine you’re a first-time traveller to Europe and want a hassle-free introduction to regional highlights. Or maybe you’ve been to Europe before but love the idea of seemlessly moving from one fabulous destination to another, […]

The Remarkable Monasteries of Armenia & Georgia

The cultural heritage of Armenia and Georgia reaches back to ancient times. Perhaps because of their proximity to the Holy Land, in the 4th century they were the earliest countries to embrace Christianity as the […]

The Perks of Work: Danube River Cruise

We caught up with one of our Gate 1 team to get the inside scoop on European river cruising.

Iceland

5 Best Places to Escape This Winter

We have compiled a list of destinations that will get you to places with less crowds during the peak months, while still shaking off the winter blues.

Turin: One of Italy’s Secret Gems

Equally elegant and hip, the Piedmont capital of Turin is one of Italy’s most surprising cities.