Gray & Co. vs Signature Collection by Gate 1 - Tour Companies Compared
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A great job5.0 June 2019
Your gang did a great job. The climbs were tough but rewarding.
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Delivered a first class trip5.0 June 2019
Gray & Co. brought their creative style of private cycling to Australia last year and delivered a first class trip. Their stylish and innovative itinerary was supported by professionalism and attention to detail—particularly with regards to safety and the practicalities of cycling in a foreign countryRead more
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Experiences that go far beyond your expectations5.0 June 2019
For the ultimate custom active trip, look no farther than Gray & Co. Their attention to detail and impeccable taste is unrivalled. The detail and effort that goes into the planning is remarkable. They listen to your preferences—then deliver experiences that go far beyond your expectations. On my recent cycling trip to Mallorca, we rode carbon fibre bikes that they provided along quiet winding roads. We stayed at exquisite hotels, including the Orient Express La Residencia. It was over the top in all the right ways.Read more
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For over 20 years, Gray and Co has been providing cycle enthusiasts with the perfect combination activity and luxury.
What Makes Them Stand Out?
They are dedicated to providing the ultimate luxury active travel experience. Trips are meticulously designed to only offer the highest level of customer service, meals, accommodation, and activities. They also provide high quality hybrid touring bikes and carbon fibre road bikes to all customers on the tour.
Who Travels With Them?
Their tours are mostly enjoyed by mid aged and retired active travelers, though are open to all. Meals and accommodation are generally in the luxury range, and trip costs average at a minimum of $1500 / day per person.
Where Do They Operate?
Their tours operate around the world, with the exception of Antarctica. Each tour is specially designed for specific regions. Such as exploring California’s Santa Ynez Valley or Virunga Mountains in Rwanda.
Why Travel With Them?
If you’re seeking a customized, specialized cycling tour, where you can travel in luxury and also be active, this is the perfect option.
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.