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#1 Posted : Tuesday, January 19, 2016 11:04:06 PM(UTC)
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We've been watching prices on the 9-Day Russia Tour -- and wishing we hadn't missed the Black Friday Sale!
But I happened to be reading in the Community Forums, and saw a post which Littlera made some time ago. He said to be sure to check the discounts in the brochures which G1 sends out. Went on to say that sometimes they're BIGGER than the Black Friday discounts.

So I looked in the latest brochure -- and voila, a $300/person discount if booked before Feb 8. That IS BIGGER than the discounts we'd missed. We booked this morning for a great price!

Just wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone again about the discounts in those little booklets -- and say a great big Thank You to Littlera!

Edited by user Tuesday, January 19, 2016 11:05:24 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

WITH GATE 1
Already Booked:
8 Day Affordable Morocco
Past tours:
9 Day Classic Russia
10 Day Affordable China
5 Day Panama
5 Day Classic Guatemala
9 Day Enchanting Italy
9 Day Classic France with Loire Valley & Normandy
With other tour companies:
9 Day Britain Sampler
10 Day Sound of Music
Plus 6 cruises:
Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Belize, & Honduras
littlera  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, January 19, 2016 11:24:23 PM(UTC)
littlera


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Awesome! Glad I could return the favor with a suggestion, as I have used your advise and counsel on more than one occasion.

We have booked three or four tours with the mail brochures as the deals were as you found better than the semi-annual Black Friday and July sales.

Someone complained (amazingly) on the Gate 1 FB site a few months back because they received a "sales brochure" only a few days after returning from their first tour (which they liked.) I told them that the deals were good, and if they want to travel more they should be happy to receive them. I have never thought Gate 1 innundates you with mail, electronic or paper, that is excessive, especially if you don't sign up to receive it. It takes all kinds, I guess.

The Russia tour should be really good. We have been in St. Petersburg for a couple of days from a Baltics cruise ship, and the sights there are just amazing.

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
11 day Classic Colombia 3/20
Been there, done that:
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 F  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, January 20, 2016 1:58:23 AM(UTC)
Mary F


Posts: 40

I agree! We got an amazing deal for Turkey through the brochure, and I think we booked Peru/Ecuador that way, too.
Also, the weekly email The Deal has some excellent values. We booked our next G1 adventure to South Africa after spotting a deal there that has saved us well over $1000 on the trip. We have kept our eyes open for flight sales as well, and G1 added our British Airways fare of less than1100 RT from San Francisco to our package. There are some great deals out there-- be flexible and diligent and you can save a ton of $$!
Mary 
15-day Kaleidoscope of Spain
Sept 2013
13-day Turkish Treasures, Sept 2014
17-day Ecuador and Peru, Aug 2015
18-day Kaleidoscope of South Africa, Sept 2016
Italy and Sicily, April 2017
Israel and Jordan, October 2017
Annual spring trip to Akumal, Mexico
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, January 20, 2016 2:58:45 PM(UTC)
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Littlera: I always plan my trips on-line. And I have to confess that I have rarely looked at the G1 pamphlets because they seem so small & insignificant compared to the big ones from other companies with their huge pictures! BIG MISTAKE! Your post showed me that "Big things come in small packages"! I won't make that mistake again!




WITH GATE 1
Already Booked:
8 Day Affordable Morocco
Past tours:
9 Day Classic Russia
10 Day Affordable China
5 Day Panama
5 Day Classic Guatemala
9 Day Enchanting Italy
9 Day Classic France with Loire Valley & Normandy
With other tour companies:
9 Day Britain Sampler
10 Day Sound of Music
Plus 6 cruises:
Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Belize, & Honduras
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, January 20, 2016 3:03:41 PM(UTC)
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Posts: 142

Mary F: Good for you! Isn't it great how many ways there are to save with G1? I hadn't thought of adding the extra fare to the package! I'll be sure to keep that valuable idea in mind in the future.
WITH GATE 1
Already Booked:
8 Day Affordable Morocco
Past tours:
9 Day Classic Russia
10 Day Affordable China
5 Day Panama
5 Day Classic Guatemala
9 Day Enchanting Italy
9 Day Classic France with Loire Valley & Normandy
With other tour companies:
9 Day Britain Sampler
10 Day Sound of Music
Plus 6 cruises:
Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Belize, & Honduras
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