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LuvToTravelWorld  
#1 Posted : Friday, March 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
LuvToTravelWorld


Posts: 681

Most all of the tour companies have substantially dropped their single supplement fees.  I would definitely be looking at those before I booked a Gate 1 trip as a single.
Sharon ~ Florida, USA
LuvToTravelWorld
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Next: Vietnam&Cambodia 2017, Russian Cruise 8/17, Baltics 8/2017
Done (and rated): 
17 day Discovery China&Tibet 10/16 3 1/2*
Ethiopia, on own, & 10 day Tanzania 6/16 5*

10 day Copper Canyon and Mexico 12/15, 3 1/2*
11 day Guatemala/Honduras 1/2015, 4*
14 day Greece 9/2014, 3* 
7 day Dubai 2013 11/2013, 4* with
15 day Thailand, Angkor Wat, Cambodia 11/2013, 5*
11 day Ecuador and Amazon 5/2013, 4*
10 day Costa Rica w/ Tortuguero, 11/2009, 4*, & 2/2013, 3*
10 day Affordable Peru, 5/2012, 5*
15 day France, 9/2012, 3 1/2*
15 day Turkey , 9/2011, 5* 
15 day Egypt/Nile Cruise, 2/2009, 4*
Globus trips..... Scotland Highlands, Norway, U.K., Ireland, Alpine Countries, Italia, Spain, Morocco, Portugal
 Independently toured South America- Chile, Argentina, Iquazu
Ellen R  
#2 Posted : Friday, March 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
Ellen R


Posts: 31

Sharon what are some of the other companies to check with for singles?
Looking for a roommate for June 23rd for a 11 day Central Crown Tour Europe to Prague, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna and Budapest.  Contact me at cute_1946@hotmail.com.  Thanks Ellen
Ken  
#3 Posted : Friday, March 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
Ken


Posts: 20

Please please please Gate1, if the price on the single supplement can't be dropped, reconsider guaranteed room shares for the single travelers like me.  It's my only complaint about Gate1, but it unfortunately makes me use other tour operators because of the price.  Thank you!
Elvisguitarman  
#4 Posted : Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
Elvisguitarman


Posts: 19

The single supplement for the only tour to Indonesia [small group] is an extra $1600.00.

What a bunch of BS !
Tim W.
Milwaukee, WI
Bucket List:
Guatemala & Honduras
India
Petra
Turkey

Germany
France

Upcoming Trips:
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Spain - 09/17

Completed Trips:
12 Day Classic Vietnam - 03/17
11 Day Japan (NOT with Gate1) - 09/16
11 Day Egypt (NOT with Gate1) - 03/16
14 Day Greek Islander with Classic Greece - 09/15
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise - 06/15
10 Day Affordable Peru - 03/15
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Almafi - 10/14
18 Day Classic Thailand with Laos & Angkor Wat - 04/14
LuvToTravelWorld  
#5 Posted : Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
LuvToTravelWorld


Posts: 681

That is rediculous. You basically have to look yourself under other companies and see if they are offering a discount.  Shop around, as much as I like gate 1 for the most part, I do shop around.
Sharon ~ Florida, USA
LuvToTravelWorld
https://youpic.com/LuvToTravelWorld

Next: Vietnam&Cambodia 2017, Russian Cruise 8/17, Baltics 8/2017
Done (and rated): 
17 day Discovery China&Tibet 10/16 3 1/2*
Ethiopia, on own, & 10 day Tanzania 6/16 5*

10 day Copper Canyon and Mexico 12/15, 3 1/2*
11 day Guatemala/Honduras 1/2015, 4*
14 day Greece 9/2014, 3* 
7 day Dubai 2013 11/2013, 4* with
15 day Thailand, Angkor Wat, Cambodia 11/2013, 5*
11 day Ecuador and Amazon 5/2013, 4*
10 day Costa Rica w/ Tortuguero, 11/2009, 4*, & 2/2013, 3*
10 day Affordable Peru, 5/2012, 5*
15 day France, 9/2012, 3 1/2*
15 day Turkey , 9/2011, 5* 
15 day Egypt/Nile Cruise, 2/2009, 4*
Globus trips..... Scotland Highlands, Norway, U.K., Ireland, Alpine Countries, Italia, Spain, Morocco, Portugal
 Independently toured South America- Chile, Argentina, Iquazu
LuvToTravelWorld  
#6 Posted : Monday, July 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
LuvToTravelWorld


Posts: 681

New waived single supplement on Avalon river tours all 2016
Sharon ~ Florida, USA
LuvToTravelWorld
https://youpic.com/LuvToTravelWorld

Next: Vietnam&Cambodia 2017, Russian Cruise 8/17, Baltics 8/2017
Done (and rated): 
17 day Discovery China&Tibet 10/16 3 1/2*
Ethiopia, on own, & 10 day Tanzania 6/16 5*

10 day Copper Canyon and Mexico 12/15, 3 1/2*
11 day Guatemala/Honduras 1/2015, 4*
14 day Greece 9/2014, 3* 
7 day Dubai 2013 11/2013, 4* with
15 day Thailand, Angkor Wat, Cambodia 11/2013, 5*
11 day Ecuador and Amazon 5/2013, 4*
10 day Costa Rica w/ Tortuguero, 11/2009, 4*, & 2/2013, 3*
10 day Affordable Peru, 5/2012, 5*
15 day France, 9/2012, 3 1/2*
15 day Turkey , 9/2011, 5* 
15 day Egypt/Nile Cruise, 2/2009, 4*
Globus trips..... Scotland Highlands, Norway, U.K., Ireland, Alpine Countries, Italia, Spain, Morocco, Portugal
 Independently toured South America- Chile, Argentina, Iquazu
Mary  
#7 Posted : Saturday, August 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
Mary


Posts: 3

Hi,
Just writing a note to let you know I'll be going to Vietnam/ Cambodia trip Dec. 19, 2015 and trying to find a travel partner for this trip if at all interested. Single supplements can destroy your pocket book fast.  It is a fasinating culture and may ad on another adventure to Guilin to see rice paddies. Female need only reply
You are a quiet sleeper and also liking the excursion to Vietnam/ Cambodia trip, December 19, 2015.  My 1st time with gate 1 travel.  Many have said this was an excellent trip.  Interested? Female
Donna Marie  
#8 Posted : Saturday, August 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
Donna Marie


Posts: 239

Hi,

Just so you know, for that particular trip it's roughly $420 for single supplement, a bargain for your own room for 15 days....   On December 19 trip, you are paying high price for holiday travel...  Just something to consider for the value of privacy for such a small fee.  I travel solo and the Asian tours you get a great deal with the single supplements.
Upcoming
15 Day Spain (9/2017)
Completed Thus far with Gate 1...
15 Day Vietnam and Cambodia
10 Day Serengeti and Beyond: African Safari in Tanzania
15 Day Moroccan Allure
14 Day Israel and Jordan
15 Day Croatia Bosnia Slovenia and Venice
15 Day Turkish Treasures
9 Day Affordable Ireland
17 Day Peru and Ecuador
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket
11 Day Egypt with Abu Simbel and 3 Day Lake Nasser Cruise
10 Day Greek Islander Mykonos Santorini Athens
12 Day Enchanting Italy
9 Day Israel
littlera  
#9 Posted : Saturday, August 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
littlera


Posts: 685

Mary, I waited until after dinner to answer this one, and I see my friend Donna beat me to it.  She is 100% on target with her advice, and is the same I was going to offer.  No way would I take a chance on getting a good roommate to save $25 per day on this one.  I have seen random roommates not work out well at all, and this is a long trip to be stuck with somebody that is problematic.  I have done a version of your tour with Gate 1 (it is perhaps my very favorite!)  and I recall that some of the rooms we had in Vietnam had single beds - another issue with a stranger.

The hotels in SE Asia and India are relatively inexpensive, and this is the reason for the relatively low single supplements. 

I think your idea to go to Guilin is a good one.  We were there i the '90's, and it is a magical place for sure.   Be aware that almost everyone is going to see the spectacular mountains, and not the beautiful terraced rice paddies.  I was aware of them, but our tour did not go there.  They are about 50 miles from where you tour the mountains (mostly by boat) and if you want to go there you will have to arrange a special tour I expect. 

Another factor of course with a short trip to China is that you still need a visa.  You will have to know where you are staying, and if you don't live close to an embassy you will have to use a visa service to do it for you.  The visa service will hand carry your passport to and from the embassy.  The embassy will NOT receive passports by mail or return them to you by mail.  Your visa including the service will be about $200.

It is too bad you apparently cannot go on Dec. 12 instead of the 19th, as you would save over $1200 on airfare.
Randy and Deanie
Up next:
14 Day Treasures of Sri Lanka. 3/21
14 day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls 11/20
12 day Kaleidiscope of Scotland 7/20; rebooked 7/21
Been there, done that:
11 day Classic Colombia 3/20
14 day Majestic Balkans 5/19
16 Day Spiritual Southern India 11/18
14 Day Holland. Germany,Luxembourg & Belgium with Paris. 5/18
15 Day Indonesia: Java & Bali 10/17
13 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero and Manuel Antonio 2/17
18 Day Nepal & Bhutan 9/16
13 Day Kasbahs and Deserts of Morocco 5/16
15 Day Classic India with Ranthambore 11/15
11 Day Classic Baltics 6/15
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Guatemala and Honduras 1/15
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland 9/14
14 Day Israel and Jordan - 5/14
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Thailand with River Kwai 11/13
16 Day China with Tibet and 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise  5/13
8 Day Classic Ecuador and Amazon Adventure 10/12
13 Day Turkish Treasures 5/12
10 Day Affordable  Peru  10/11
16 Day Affordable Bangkok, Cambodia and Vietnam 10/10
15 Day India's Majesty with Nepal  10/08
10 Day Greece with cruise 3/04
Mary  
#10 Posted : Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
Mary


Posts: 3

Goodness, that's a lot of information for me to digest, and I think I'll take the advice about single supplement.  I will try with the help of a travel agent for the Guilin trip to become true.  Thanks.........Mary
You are a quiet sleeper and also liking the excursion to Vietnam/ Cambodia trip, December 19, 2015.  My 1st time with gate 1 travel.  Many have said this was an excellent trip.  Interested? Female
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