Trafalgar vs Gate 1

By Samantha Scott
October 18, 2017

Trafalgar and Gate 1 are very equal in terms of getting a comfortable, well rounded, yet affordable tour. Trafalgar has a slight edge in terms of years - having been around since the 1940s; Gate 1 was established in 1981.

Both have tours all over the world. Groups are mid size (26 is the max for Trafalgar). Often compared, here are the facts based on all the trips from these companies on Stride, and their Stride profiles.

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Gate 1 


                  Overall Average Rating                       




                  Number of Reviews  




                  Number of Tours




                  Travel Styles


Value, Comfort


Value, Comfort


                  Average Tour Price






                  Average Tour Length


12.5 Days


11.2 Days


                  Tour Type


Group Tours, River Cruises     

Group Tours, River Crusies


                  Years in Business






Great Ocean Road  

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Gate 1 


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                  Antarctica Tours






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What Makes Them Stand Out?

Trafalgar: Trafalgar is a premium group tour operator that features popular destinations on six continents and a wide range of ways to see them. Taking the motto “See the world from the inside,” it trumpets its “insider” approach, promising travelers that they’ll get to meet, talk and even eat and drink with the locals -- everyone from chefs and artisans to historians and farmers. Read More...

Gate 1: offers a variety of tour packages and river cruises around the world, promising to provide exceptional value for the price. They focus 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?

Trafalgar: Extensive industry experience and a name known to travelers who enjoy local experiences, and prices kept low. Older travelers will enjoy their trips, as well as families. There are many choices of trips with Trafalgar, from slower paced to more quick moving, covering a lot of ground. 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 regularly. Read More...


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