Adventure Women vs Signature Collection by Gate 1 - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

magical experiences

5.0 July 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I always wanted to meet orangutans in the wild. Going with AW to Indonesia was the way to do it. We had great local guides, delicious food, and magical experiences. Everything was taken care of. The diverse group of women made the time even more enriching. I started as a solo traveler, but within a day I had 14 new friends. I can totally see traveling with AW again.
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Tour Adventure Women Company Reviews

the most gorgeous places

5.0 July 2018
E
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Riding horses in Iceland was the trip of the lifetime. Our guide, Meike Witt, was a dream -- fun, warm, easy-going, supportive, and super-competent. The whole trip was so carefully thought out to build our abilities and show us some of the most gorgeous places in addition to the riding. And AdventureWomen was so helpful organizing the trip and a second week of traveling with my husband. Even when our daughter decided to join us at the last minute, they accommodated us. Everything was perfect! I would definitely travel with them again.
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The trip was fabulous. The scenery outstanding.

5.0 July 2018
J
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just got back from hiking the Highlands of Scotland. The trip was fabulous. The scenery outstanding. Guillian, our fearless leader, was outstanding with her knowledge of the area. The side trips were fun-foraging in the forests for food and visiting the Island of Eigg. Our hikes were up to 10 miles a day. Weather was perfect.
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Tour Adventure Women Company Reviews

Tours 12 Trips 1 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 312 $ 0
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • River Cruises
  • Group Tours
Service Level Budget Standard
Regions
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • Budget
Headquarters Bozeman, MT, USA Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Year Established 1995 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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        About Adventure Women

        Founded in 1982, Adventure Women is all about encouraging women to travel adventurously.

        What Makes Them Stand Out?

        Founded on the mantra that women in all cultures “relish the freedom to experience new things away from limiting, societal expectations”, Adventure Women strives to create exciting tours for women looking to step beyond their comfort zone. They promote a healthy lifestyle, and guests leave their trips feeling more confident, fit, and adventurous than before. Their trips are about seeing the world in a culturally immersive way, staying active, and getting involved with local communities.

        Who Travels With Them?

        Trips are women-only, and generally geared toward travels from 35-65. Most are solo, however groups of friends or mothers and daughters/nieces often enjoy their trips as well. Trips have various levels of physical fitness required from Easy to High Energy. Every trip has an element of active travel - such as hiking or river rafting.

        Where Do They Operate?

        Their unique and authentic tours go all over the world, from bear watching in Alaska to the remote Baffin Island in the Arctic. It changes year by year where their trips will be focused, but every year the adventure component and focus on local cultural activities remains the same.

        Why Travel With Them?

        Adventure Women operates not simply as a tour company, but also as a support group encouraging women to leave the pressures of everyday life behind. It’s a place to find kindred spirits, to relax and enjoy other women’s company, to explore new places and step out of your comfort zone - trying new things with a supportive community around you. They emphasize the necessity of challenging yourself when you travel, being flexible and living in the moment. If you’re looking for a supportive, fun, immersive and active travel experience with a small group of other adventurous women living life on their own terms...this is the travel company for you.

        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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