China Highlights vs Signature Collection by Gate 1 - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.5
Guide — 4.5
Activities — 4.6
Lodging — 4.5
Transportation — 4.5
Meals — 4.5
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

Will not recommend this company, will not use it anymore

3.0 September 2018
N
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 3.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 3.0
will not recommend this company, will not use it anymore. Bad service.

a wonderful experience

5.0 June 2018
M
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Mia Yang deserves a 5 star herself she has a great customer service policy she was helpful and knowledgeable and so friendly she helped make our stay in China a wonderful experience, She was in constant contact with us and made some wonderful arrangements for our family... Thank you Mia for great customer service.
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Tour China Highlights Company Reviews

Excellent

5.0 June 2018
B
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We're just home from a most enjoyable holiday, partly arranged via China Highlights. The drivers who met us at various locations were on time and very pleasant, the one in Guilin particularly. The tours were great, small numbers made for good interaction, the Guides were fab - Rico in Beijing, Phoebe in Xi'An and Rosy in Guilin - all had excellent English and were very obliging, happy to help in any way they could. In the office Nico answered emails night and day (not sure when he sleeps!) and a couple of minor problems were sorted out speedily and with ease, nothing was a problem. We'd love to go back to China one day and would have no hesitation in using China Highlights again. Thank you
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Tour China Highlights Company Reviews

Tours 6 Trips 1 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 164 $ 0
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Private Guided Trips
  • River Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Group Tours
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Asia
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • Photography
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • Budget
Headquarters Guilin, Guangxi, China Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Year Established 1959 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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        About China Highlights

        Since 1959, China Highlights has been creating unique experiences for travelers to fit their needs and budgets. 

        What Makes Them Stand Out?

        All China tours are tailor-made for the individual traveler, and offer the flexibility to choose every aspect of the trip with a personal guide. 

        Who Travels With Them?

        China Highlights is suitable for families, solo travelers, groups, and couples. 

        Where Do They Operate?

        China Highlights operates throughout China, including Tibet, and a Yangtze cruise. 

        Why Travel with Them? 

        China highlights offers several themes for travelers to design their perfect trip, including hiking, photography, festivals, adoption heritage, pandas, top 10s, and many others.

        About Signature Collection by Gate 1

        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.  

        Top Destinations

        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.

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