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SmarTours vs Gate 1

By Samantha Scott
June 1, 2017

SmarTours and Gate 1 are both great tour companies for budget and middle budget travelers seeking a group tour. Often compared, here are the facts based on all the trips from these companies on Stride, and their Stride profiles. 

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SmarTours 


Gate 1

 

              Overall Average Rating                   


4.9/5 


3.8/5

 

               Number of Reviews


576


13

 

             Number of Tours


40


19

 

            Travel Styles


Comfort, Value


Comfort, Value

 

            Average Tour Price


$2,871


$3,737

 

            Average Tour Length

 

    12.6 Days


10.8 Days

 

           Tour Type

 

  Large Group, Custom    


  Large Group    

 

           Years in Business


21 


36 

 


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          Destinations

 

SmarTours 

 

Gate 1 

 

               Europe Tours

 

14

 

7

 

               South America Tours

 

5

 

2

 

               Africa Tours

 

5

 

3

 

               Asia Tours

 

13

 

2 

 

               Antarctica Tours

 

0

 

0

 

               Australia & Pacific Tours             

 

1

 

0

 

               Central America Tours 

 

2

 

1


               North America Tours

 

0


3


               Middle East Tours

 

1

 

1 

 

What Makes Them Stand Out?

SmarTours: SmarTours can appeal to many types of traveler and age groups. They are a great choice for middle and low budgets looking for a well rounded tour experience. Additionally they are one of the few companies to include airfare (from the US) in their packages. Read more...

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Gate 1: Gate 1 offers a variety of tour packages and river cruises around the world, promising to provide exceptional value for the price. They focuse on North American travelers who seek “high quality, yet affordable” guided trips, with accommodations ranging from superior tourist to moderate deluxe class. Read More...

Why Travel With Them?

SmarTours: SmarTours is perfect for travelers looking for an all-logistics-handled larger tour. They do have smaller tours available, but manyof their tours are larger groups around 30 or 40. If you are looking for value, don’t mind a large group and want tours focused on exotic destinations, then SmarTours is a perfect choice for you. Read more... 

Gate 1: For the budget traveler, Gate 1 is a fantastic choice. They offer several types of trip package to choose from, including rail, river cruise, and small group tours, at competitive rates. Their escorted tours are extremely popular, and customers repeat trips with them regularlyRead More...

 


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