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Really fantastic one

5.0 July 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My trip with Out Here was a really fantastic one. The tour guide - Jared - has everything necessary already arranged before you even start going on the trip. He definitely knows what he is doing and always tries to make this trip an unforgettable experience for everyone.

The itinerary of the Big One is really well put together and offers a great mix between vibrant cities like Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal, and far flung destinations like the Algonquin Provincial Park. So it doesn't matter if you can't decide if you rather want to go for a more adventurous or cultural experience, you'll definitely get both. For me Algonquin, Tadoussac, Quebec City and Gaspesie were destinations I enjoyed most. But all destinations and respectively there accommodations have something special to them, which makes each place you visit a unique experience. Despite the pre-arranged schedule you'll have enough time to explore each place by your own if you want. Jared offers great flexibility and always has good recommondations for what to do in the place you're currently staying at, e.g. White Water Rafting on the Ottawa River, Whale-watching in Tadoussac or doing the Via Ferrata at Canyon Sainte-Anne. If you're a little bit into Rock Climbing, I recommend doing the Via Ferrata at Canyon Sainte-Anne, it was one of my favorite activities. As Jared is cooperating with local business you're able to experience some of these activities at a reduced price.

One of the great advantages of Jared's trip is that you don't have to worry about how to get from one place to another. Jared owns a spacious bus with enough room for yourself and your fellow travelers. On the road there will be enough breaks for you to go to the bathroom or filling up on some snacks.

The accommodations along the trip are well picked by Jared. All of them have been very clean and tidy. At many places you're able to do the laundry if you need to. Since most of the hostels offer special discounts if you're a HI Member (e.g. reduced private room/dorm rates), I highly recommend getting a membership right at the beginning of the trip.

All in all I highly recommend joining Out Here for a trip along Canada. In my opinion there is no better way to explore this wonderful country!
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There was a great mashup between exploring cities

5.0 September 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I’m so happy I decided to sign up with Out Here Canada to explore the Maritimes & Quebec. It was one of the best holidays I’ve experienced!

I fell in love with PEI: the gorgeous red sand beaches and the red rocks were amazing in person. We went to 4 different beaches around the island and swam in the Atlantic Ocean which was way warmer than I expected.

I would have never discovered the Sa Shack in Gaspesie without this tour. That place is pure magic.

We were going to places off the beaten path, and getting to be one in nature. There was a great mashup between exploring cities, and hiking in the outdoors. It was an added bonus that most days spent out of the cities had different options, like a longer, more difficult hike or a shorter, easier hike - both would have great views!

No day was ever the same. From the adrenaline of a via Ferreta course or kayaking in the day lawrence, to tasting fresh oysters and learning to crack a lobster.
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Such an amazing trip!

5.0 September 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Such an amazing trip! It was such a good mixture of cities and Nature parks! I met some amazing people and saw unbelieve sights from this tour! Jared is the best tour guide you could want. You are always looked after, his knowledge about Canada is amazing and he is awesome!! He also encourages you to experience things you never thought you would with his excellent recommendations, for me I never tried Lobster or any sea food but after this trip I am a huge fan!
I would recommend the Big trip, it’s worth it! As a solo traveller I did this tour and I have no regrets and wish I could do it all again, you make amazing and life long friends and the trip is the best I have ever done. Cabot trail, bay of Fundy, Tadousssc are just a couple of amazing places you see on this tour.
If you haven’t booked it yet, do it!
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Tour Out Here Travel Company Reviews

Tours 1 Trip 0 Trip
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Operator Type Group Tour Operator Independent / Self-Guided Packager
Size Global Operator Regional Expert
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Budget
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • North America
Known For
  • 50+
  • Budget
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Eco Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Budget
Headquarters Fort Washington, Pennsylvania Toronto
Year Established N/A 2017
Solo Friendly N/A Good for singles
Tour Languages N/A English
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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.

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