Boundless Journeys vs Signature Collection by Gate 1 - Tour Companies Compared
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The tour du Mont Blanc hike thru Europe was amazing!5.0 August 2018
The tour du Mont Blanc hike thru Europe was amazing! The scenery is beyond imagination and beauty lies as far as the eyes can see. The cultural experience was so valuable as we met people from all over the world. Sandrine and Irene we’re both incredibly knowledgeable and kept us all moving and safe. We were always fed plenty of food and stayed in charming hotels along our path. We will definitely use Boundless Journeys again and it will be soon ❤️Read more
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Incredible adventure5.0 July 2018
My husband and I just finished the TMB trip passing through France, Italy and Switzerland and we are so incredibly grateful. I personally could not have enjoyed this trip without the encouragement and trust from our guides Sandrine and Irene ❤️❤️ They both taught me so much about hiking and pushing myself beyond what I believed was possible. Our group of travelers became like family and I was so sad to leave everyone. I honestly feel that we have made lifelong friends after sharing such an incredible adventure together. The scenery, food and hotels were all AMAZING and we are contemplating the next adventure we can take with Boundless Journeys. Such a blessing- can’t wait to look at the photos ❤️Read more
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the trips were fantastic!5.0 June 2018
I explored the Galapagos Islands and Switzerland with Boundless Journeys and the trips were fantastic! Accommodations, itinerary, meals and guides were fabulous. I would highly recommend using this amazing company for your next vacation adventure!Read more
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|Tours||3 Trips||1 Trip|
|Average Trip Price Per Day||$ 669||$ 0|
|Operator Type||Mixed Land & Cruise||Group Tour Operator|
|Size||Global Operator||Global Operator|
|Headquarters||Stowe, Vermont, USA||Fort Washington, Pennsylvania|
Boundless Journeys is a small group adventure operator with 20+ years experience, located in Vermont, USA. They specialize in active trips all over the world, which feature activities such as trekking, rafting, safaris, or expedition cruises.
What Makes Them Stand Out?
Many tour companies advertise their ‘small groups’ but Boundless Journeys’ are truly small - with an average group size of just 8-10 travelers. Employees of Boundless Journeys are constantly out ‘in the field’ researching new trips and working to create truly authentic experiences. They offer a wide variety of trips, focusing on multiple activities and destinations all over the world. Boundless Journeys has won multiple industry awards from Travel & Leisure and National Geographic Adventure.
Who Travels With Them?
Boundless Journeys tends to attract travelers who want to challenge themselves physically or culturally, but with a bit of comfort. Groups are a mix of couples, friends, families, and solo travelers. Boundless Journeys does not force a single supplement if you are traveling alone, but you may choose to have your own room if desired.
Where Do They Operate?
Boundless Journeys operates trips all over the world, including safaris in Africa, walking and trekking excursions throughout Europe, cultural adventures in Asia, and expedition cruising in Turkey and Ecuador. They also offer a substantial number of itineraries in their ‘private collections’ category, which can be of value if you already have a group of friends or family to travel with.
Why Travel with Them?
If you have always wanted to trek the Alps or hike the Inca Trail with a few extra added creature comforts, you might enjoy a trip with Boundless Journeys. On many trips, the trip guides arrange for your bags to meet you at the next destination, so you are free to enjoy while carrying only the basic necessities. Accommodations are always locally owned and authentic to the region (unless you are camping). Boundless Journeys also gives back philanthropically to the areas they visit and many of their past clients are involved with local non-profit projects around the world.
A unique collection of luxury trips designed by Gate 1 travel.
What Makes Gate 1 Signature Collection Stand Out?
These are luxury minded trips with a local focus. Guides are all local experts, from and living in the destination you’re visiting. Each itinerary features exclusive experiences. Groups are small and each day is full of activity but well balanced.
They focus on offering only a select group of trips in this special collection - allowing them the freedom to create truly spectacular itineraries - which include more inclusions in the price than their other collections.
The tagline is “More Luxury for Less”. These tours may not be in same luxury travel class if you’re used to Abercrombie & Kent, however where comfort and extravagance meets fun and busy travel days of sightseeing and tours, you’ll find Gate 1 Signature Collection.
Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Gate 1 Signature Collection?
Those travelers who are willing to spend a little bit more for a 4-5 star experience, will probably find a sweet spot with Gate 1 Signature tours. These trips tend to be attended by older travelers, in the 50+ range.
Don’t expect too much strenuous activity. You can expect easy paced walks, guided tours and lectures, and stops to explore interesting cultural sites and historical attractions.
While some of these cultural experiences, included in their “Signature Experiences”, are truly unique, be wary that many of these inclusions are fairly standard offerings - such as a hot air balloon ride over the African savannah. So the luxury experience of exclusivity you may be expecting is to be taken with a grain of salt. These tours offer wonderful experiences - but the destinations or activities are not always particularly uncommon or rare.
They currently don’t offer an overly extensive list of countries, but tours do go all over the world. This includes Central Europe, Spain, and the UK, Israel, Jordan and Morocco, Peru, Southeast Asia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Gate 1 Signature Collection Travel Style
Signature Collection tours with Gate 1 aim for comfort, ease, and unique cultural experiences. Like their other brands, Gate 1’s Signature Collection is about making sure your sightseeing is maximized, and the price is right for the experience.
Most sightseeing, meals, wifi, tips, and their “Signature Experiences” are included in the itinerary price - unlike Gate 1’s main brand which offers less inclusions. This type of itinerary more helpful to budget travelers wishing to pick and choose which activities they would like to pay for. Gate 1 Signature Tours, however, are best suited to those who want more inclusions and less hassle to have to decide on how to spend their travel time.
Why Choose a Tour with Gate 1 Signature Collection?
If you’re an older traveler looking for a boutique, comfortable, and well paced tour, the Signature tours may suit you very well. Travelers love the customer service, attention to detail, and depth of knowledge the guides bring to each day on the tour. There is also a good balance of free time and optional additional sightseeing opportunities.
All tours feature included “Signature Experiences” which are the main highlights that make the Signature Collection tours stand out from the other Gate 1 brands. These are unique excursions, usually with a strong cultural focus - such as an evening of Irish music in Galway, or a traditional dinner in the deserts of Morocco. They also often include lectures that explore a destinations history or a specific facet of the culture.