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 […]

River Cruising with Gate 1 Travel

What’s It Like On A River Cruise?

In the last decade we’ve seen a huge growth in river cruising and it’s now one of the most popular ways to explore Europe. But what’s the appeal? Here we share more information about the […]

How To Stay Healthy While Travelling

It’s no fun feeling sick when you’re on holidays and you definitely don’t want to have to change your travel plans if you can help it, so Gate 1 has put together some tips on […]

9 Things to Know about the Maasai

Mysterious and welcoming, the Maasai people have been the centre of Kenya’s rural culture for generations. When you visit Masai Mara National Reserve and other wildlife parks, you are on their sacred land. These fascinating […]

French cuisine

The Most Delicious Way to Discover The Real France

When you think of French cuisine, you might imagine elegantly trimmed plates with tiny portions served by stuffy white-gloved waiters. That image comes to mind quickly thanks to the haute cuisine movement (literally, “high cooking”) […]

Mexico City

10 Things You Might Not Know About Mexico City

A major cultural Renaissance is overtaking Mexico City, Mexico’s unsung capital. Public spaces have been revitalised. Mexican cuisine is gaining international recognition. Innumerable museums celebrate its long history and burgeoning arts and culture. And traditional […]

Central Europe Book Recommendations

Many Gate 1 travellers enjoy reading about their destination – either in advance of their trip or while on the road – as a way of adding context to their visit. Whether reading a traditional […]

The Many Treasures of Sri Lanka

Upon arrival at the enchanting island of Sri Lanka, you’ll quickly realise why it’s known as the ‘Jewel of the Indian Ocean’. From bustling markets to historic shrines and sacred relics, Sri Lanka has a […]

Introducing Discovery – Small Groups For Less

If you look on many of our destination pages, you’ll see some trips are described as ‘Small Group’, but you might be wondering what else makes them different. Our Discovery range of tours are always […]

Galapagos blue footed boobies

Where To Go When You’re Feeling Blue

Travel can be one of the great cures for lethargy and unhappiness, but when your spirits are low, where should you go? From blue mountains and blue lagoons to even ‘blue zones’, where resident centenarians seem to […]