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Tour Newsletter Dated September 15, 2014

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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

Founded in 1981, Gate 1 Travel specializes in value-priced trips to worldwide destinations. Its escorted tours include hotel accommodations, transportation between cities and sightseeing with experienced guides.

Gate 1 has earned a loyal following among travelers who appreciate this value, especially in exotic destinations like China, India or Thailand. In this newsletter, I'll give you a few highlights of the company's escorted tours in Asia. Right now, Gate 1 is offering our customers the following special on vacations in that part of the world.

Save $100 to $500 per couple ($50 to $250 per person) off select Southeast Asia tours when you book by September 29.

Our Gate 1 tours in Asia range from nine to 27 days. They visit China, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, India, Nepal and Japan. Some itineraries focus on a single country, while others combine two or more nations.

Here are a few examples of the popular experiences that Gate 1 includes on its escorted vacations in this fascinating region.

On a China itinerary, you can stand on the Great Wall, tour the classical Yuyuan Garden and Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai and examine the intriguing Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian (each bears a different facial expression). Guided sightseeing in Beijing includes Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. You can choose a tour that includes time at a panda research center in Chengdu or a multiday cruise on the Yangtze River. Some China tours also spend time in Tibet, where guests visit the extraordinary Potala Palace, which has more than 1,000 rooms and 10,000 shrines.

Gate 1's explorations of Cambodia include must-see attractions like 12th-century Angkor Wat, where guests spend a full day investigating the sights, including Bayon Temple, adorned with carved stone faces, and Ta Prohm, much of it still cloaked in jungle. You'll also visit Phnom Penh's Silver Pagoda -- its floor inlaid with more than 5,300 silver tiles -- to see its gold, diamond-encrusted Buddha.

In Vietnam, visit a market in Ho Chi Minh City, cruise in a traditional wooden boat amid the limestone islets of Halong Bay and take in a water puppet show in Hanoi. Some Vietnam itineraries incorporate the riverside town of Hoi An, famous for its 16th-century covered bridge, and Hue, known for workshops that produce carved marble products.

In Thailand, Gate 1 travelers view the 141-foot-long reclining Buddha of the Wat Pho temple in Bangkok and visit the floating market of Damnoen Saduak. Some departures incorporate Chiang Mai, in the foothills of northern Thailand, where travelers watch artisans create silk, lacquered items, silver goods and bronze wares.

On escorted itineraries in India, Gate 1 showcases the stunning Taj Mahal, built as a mausoleum by a 17th-century Mughal emperor for his beloved wife. Explore the immense, red sandstone Agra Fort and take in the sights and sounds of Old Delhi on a rickshaw ride. Some itineraries treat guests to a dawn boat ride along the Ganges River for a glimpse of early morning activity along the waterway, which is sacred to Hindus. You also can choose a Gate 1 itinerary that tracks tigers in Ranthambore National Park and spends time in the "Pink City" of Jaipur.

Gate 1 allows guests to customize their Asia vacation with an array of optional excursions, like a dinner cruise on Thailand's Chao Phraya River, a traditional Chinese dumpling feast in Xian or a tour of the underground Cu Chi tunnels of Ho Chi Minh City, used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.



Here are this week's Top 10 Gate 1 Tours. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) 9 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai, 9 days. Begins and ends in Bangkok with visits to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya. Save $100 per couple. Starting at $499. Departures from September 30, 2014 through May 19, 2015.

2) 12 Day Classic Vietnam, 12 days. Begins in Ho Chi Minh City and ends in Hanoi with stops in Hoi An, Hue and Halong Bay. Save $100 per couple. Starting at $819. Departures from October 2, 2014 through May 21, 2015.

3) 13 Day Classic Thailand, 13 days. Begins and ends in Bangkok with stops in Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai. Save $100 per couple. Starting at $879. Departures from October 2, 2014 through May 21, 2015.

4) 15 Day Kaleidoscope of Thailand with River Kwai, 15 days. Begins and ends in Bangkok with visits to Kanchanaburi, the Golden Triangle and Chiang Mai. Save $200 per couple. Starting at $1,159. Departures from October 7, 2014 through May 5, 2015.

5) 15 Day Cambodia & Vietnam, 15 days. Begins in Phnom Penh and ends in Hanoi with stops in Siem Reap, Angkor Wat and Ho Chi Minh City. Save $200 per couple. Starting at $1,399. Departures from October 5, 2014 through May 2, 2015.

6) 16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket, 16 days. Begins and ends in Bangkok with stops in Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai. Save $500 per couple. Starting at $1,599. Departures from October 14, 2014 through May 19, 2015.

7) 17 Day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam, 17 days. Begins in Bangkok and ends in Hanoi with stops in Angkor Thom, Hoi An and Halong Bay. Save $300 per couple. Starting at $1,849. Departures from October 4, 2014 through May 16, 2015.

8) 15 Day Classic Thailand with Angkor Wat, 15 days. Begins and ends in Bangkok with stops in Sukhothai, Chiang Mai and Siem Reap. Save $500 per couple. Starting at $1,899. Departures from October 23, 2014 through May 21, 2015.

9) 16 Day Gems of Southeast Asia, 16 days. Begins in Phnom Penh and ends in Hanoi with stops in Angkor Wat, Bangkok and Luang Prabang. Save $500 per couple. Starting at $2,599. Departures from October 2, 2014 through May 14, 2015.

10) 16 Day Thailand & Myanmar Civilizations, 16 days. Begins and ends in Bangkok with stops in Chiang Rai, Yangon and Bagan. Save $500 per couple. Starting at $3,149. Departs November 7 & December 19, 2014 and January 23 & February 13, 2015.

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Alan Fox
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