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Tailor-made Journeys

Since 1986, Gateways International has been a leader in tailor-made tours to Europe, the Mediterranean, as well as Central and South America. We understand that travelling well is an appreciable investment in time and money; we take great pride in turning travel dreams into reality. Our outstanding, custom-made itineraries are tailored to your unique personal specifications – private transportation, excellent local guides and distinctive experiences make our tours second to none.

As we say goodbye to winter, now is the best time to start planning your visit to Europe and the Mediterranean with a spouse, friend, group or as a solo traveller. Here are some excellent itineraries to consider with your Ensemble Travel Agent.

Heart of Italy

Italy remains our most popular destination offering spectacular landscapes and history for travellers of all ages. Gateways International offer a variety of suggested itineraries which can be fully customized to suit your interests.

Essential Italy

On this 8-day journey, discover Rome’s epic metropolis with its famous fountains, sculptures and living history; Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is home to its iconic art, architecture and cuisine and Venice, the romantic city of water where you can wander its narrow streets and pass over bridges that crisscross its waterways.

Food & Wine In Tuscany

This 8-day journey allows passengers to discover a world of history, beauty and gastronomic riches wandering the streets in Florence, Pitigliano and Siena with surprises at every corner. Overnight in Tuscan boutique hotels and savour the flavours of this region with wine and cheese tastings, a pasta cooking class and a relaxing dip in the hot springs at Bagno Vignoni.

Italian Riviera

The Italian Riviera is the narrow coastal strip that lies between the Cote d’Azur in France and Tuscany. Begin your journey in Genoa, famous for its charming old fishing ports and its beautiful landscape. Spend five nights in Sestri Levante, a typical Ligurian village, once home to Hans Christian Andersen; tour neighbouring Cinque Terre and enjoy delicious Zero-kilometer food and wine tastings.

Spirit Of Sicily

Sicily is perfectly placed in the heart of the Mediterranean and is the largest of the Italian islands. On this 8-day escorted tour, discover Sicily’s history and traditions starting in the capital city of Palermo, continuing on to Corleone and Ficuzza to taste delicious dishes. Marvel at ancient temples in Segesta, Agrigento, Taormina and Siracusa and taste sweet wines in Marsala.

Sorrento & The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is an inspiring part of the Italian coastline, rich in history, nature and Mediterranean fishing villages. Staying in Sorrento offers easy access to explore the iconic medieval cliff side towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello; tour Pompeii, the Roman city engulfed by Mount Vesuvius. Visit the resort town of Capri known for its delicious limoncello.

Iceland & Scandinavia

Iceland’s natural serenity and landscapes have attracted a vast audience of travellers from around the world in recent years. Norway, Sweden and Denmark have equally become popular for their unique culture and food. 

Iceland Discovery

Bursting with mountains, waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers and hot springs, Iceland is truly a land of fire and ice. On this 5-day journey, explore this extraordinary island beginning with a tour of the capital of Reykjavík; hike glaciers and ice climb in the South Coast and take a horseback ride through lava fields. You won’t leave Iceland without a therapeutic dip in the world-famous Blue Lagoon.

Iceland: Ring Road

Self-drive along Iceland’s Ring Road, an excellent combination of both driving and sightseeing at your own pace with GPS and an electronic travel guide booklet to assist you. Over 8 days, visit geological National Parks, see exploding geysers and beautiful volcanic black sand beaches of the South Shore. Discover bizarre lava formations, glacial lagoons, narrow fjords and picturesque coastlines.

Exploring Norway

The Kingdom of Norway is well-known for its vast fjords, jagged coastlines and incredible landscapes. On this 8-day introductory tour, travel from Bergen by train, overnight in Flåm and continue on to Oslo, the fastest growing capital in Europe. With endless summer days and magical Northern Lights in the winter months, Norway is truly one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Highlights Of Denmark & Sweden

On this 7-day tour of two Scandinavian capitals, discover the rich history and architectural legacies of the Hanseatic League. Visit Denmark’s compact and colourful capital of Copenhagen, packed with lovely cafes and countless ways to experience its iconic Danish hygge; and Sweden’s modern and cosmopolitan capital of Stockholm made up of 14 islands connected by more than 50 bridges.

Gateways International Tailor-made Tours also specializes in travel to Central and South America. Contact your Ensemble Travel Agent to book your Gateways International journey today.


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