Signature Collection by Gate 1 vs Experience Park Tours - Tour Companies Compared

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Overall — 3.5
Value — 3.7
Guide — 3.7
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 3.7
Meals — 3.7
Recent Reviews

It was the best trip I've taken in recent memory.

5.0 November 2018
J
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I don't think I can add much to what has already been said. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Yellowstone with Experience Park Tours. It was the best trip I've taken in recent memory. I love the beauty of nature and being with good people, and this trip combined both. It was excellent in every way. I especially appreciated how kind and helpful everyone was with my husband Larry who has some physical challenges/limitations. The staff were the very best in terms of their knowledge and expertise but also just good, kind people who were very hospitable and gracious. Thank you all so much for a memorable experience.
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They were all very attentive and pleasant

5.0 October 2018
H
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My wife and I very much enjoyed our tour of parts of Oregon and Washington with EPT in early October. With three staff for just two of us, we were well cared for! They were all very attentive and pleasant. The scenery was often stunning. We especially enjoyed the Columbia River Gorge, Canon Beach and Mt. St. Helens. On one day, the staff prepared a nice lunch for us overlooking Smith Rock State Park. On another day, we ate lunch they prepared for us overlooking the Deschutes River in the Tygh Valley. The lodging was mostly very good and often historic. The bus was comfortable and our guide’s stories were informative and entertaining. We definitely recommend this company to others interested in touring this region.
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EXPERIENCE PARK TOURS IS A SCAM --YOU WON'T FIND ANY LEGITIMATE REVIEWS, THEY HAVE THEM DELETED.

1.0 September 2018
T
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
This company brought a used white bus from busforsale.com to the tour, the owner, Frank Smith is Cecil Franklin Smith, told all of us that his other buses had been damaged at the Kentucky Derby. This was a lies. There's a webpage that has been started as this company has scammed many people of the years, it's www.facebook.com/stopfranksmith
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Tour Experience Park Tours Company Reviews

Tours 1 Trip 2 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 0 $ 3,143
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Luxury
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • North America
Known For
  • 50+
  • Budget
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Photography
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
Headquarters Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 9120 Double Diamond Parkway, Reno, Nevada, 89521
Year Established N/A 1996
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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        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.

        About Experience Park Tours

        What Makes Experience Park Tours Stand Out?

        Experience Park tours

        They provide supreme luxury travel through some of the United States most stunning National Parks. Itineraries are designed to provide travelers a choice of a slow to medium pace experience.

        Their tour experiences are truly all inclusive, which means the expert local guides, photography guides, 5 star meals, personal chef, resort accommodation, and of course transportation via luxury limo, are all included in the price.

        Who Will Enjoy Traveling With Experience Park Tours?

        Affluent travelers, in the 45+ range are definitely the target audience for Experience Park Tours. Their trips take in the national parks but don’t expect to do a lot of hiking, camping, or hard core adventure activities.

        If you have limited mobility, are traveling with very young kids, or simply want to have an easy trip in complete comfort through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Experience Park Tours could be your perfect fit.

        That said, it’s not just lounging. Simply an easier way to reach stunning vistas and popular park attractions - and maybe enjoying a glass of wine while you watch natural phenomena take place, observe wildlife, and see incredible sunsets.

        Top Destinations

        Experience Park Tours are all about national park travel in the United States and the Canadian Rockies. They specialize in the Pacific Northwest, however Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona trips are also available.

        Experience Park Tours Travel Style

        Group sizes with Experience Park Tours range from 8 to 20 individuals.

        The travel experience is very much focused on luxury. Transportation will be in a Luxury Limo Liner bus - featuring two separate lounges and an on-board chef and galley.

        Accommodations are provided at only 4 and 5-star luxury hotels and resorts.

        Everything is included in the ticket: meals, accommodations, snacks, and drinks. While riding in your limo vehicle you’ll have even have access to an on-board personal chef!  

        Aside from their wonderfully relaxing day tours through the National Parks, Experience Park Tours also offers unique speciality tours, such as wine tours, golf tours, and even quilting tours.

        Why Choose a Tour With Experience Park Tours?

        They provide true all-inclusive luxury. Every single moment is planned and taken care of - you won’t have to buy a meal or tip anyone. Experience the best of nature and the best of luxury travel, without a care in the world!

        These tours are going to be best enjoyed by travelers who feel their travel experience is enhanced by luxury perks, accommodations, fine food and wine. While some outdoor activity is certainly included, expect easy walks and fully escorted private guided experiences - this is not hard core National Park exploring.

        If you’d like to enjoy nature with the added comforts of staying in resorts and traveling in luxury transportation, look no further!

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