DuVine Cycling + Adventure 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

Fabulous

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
Loved the 4 day tour of Tuscany! This was our first biking trip ever, and it was the best experience we could have ever hoped for! Accommodations were first class all the way, truly magnificent! Rides were gorgeous, meals and wines were fabulous and we loved the cultural education we received. Our guides, Marco and Isacco were true professionals, friendly, informative, and managed every possible detail to make it completely stress free in our part. They did a great job accommodating a range of cycling abilities to give each of us the experience of a lifetime!
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Tour DuVine Cycling + Adventure Company Reviews

Awesomeness

5.0 September 2018
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Can’t say enough to positive things about our experience with Duvine. Honestly blew away every expectation we had going in. We took the 6 day tour of Bourdeaux and HIGHLY recommend it, especially if you are fortunate enough to have Didier and Damien as your trusted guides. We love them! They took the whole experience to another level of awesomeness! Thank you Duvine :)
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Tour DuVine Cycling + Adventure Company Reviews

Simply amazing

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 did the checz republic + Austria trip and it was simply amazing. What a great surprise it was to know checz republic, far beyond The city of Prague. We went to the highlands and Moravia, which are very beautiful places and cycled through all those small villages into Austria. And about the wines... well, another surprise was to know the delicious and very “homemade” checz wines! We had excellent diners and excellent wine tastings during the trip. And the guides were very thoughtful, always doing their best to make us feel comfortable. They were also all the time concerned about sharing with us all the rich culture of their countries. Yes! I do highly recommend this tour!!
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Tour DuVine Cycling + Adventure Company Reviews

Tours 1 Trip 1 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 833 $ 0
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • South America
  • 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
  • Cycling
  • 50+
  • Budget
Headquarters Somerville, Massachusetts, United States Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Year Established 1996 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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        About DuVine Cycling + Adventure

        What Makes Them Stand Out?

        DuVine strives to provide an immersive experience on their luxury cycling tours. They state that they are “fully committed to creating a complete sensory experience on every bicycle tour.” This is especially true in the food and drink you will experience on your tour. Consider them less of a cycling tour company, and more of a food, wine, local experiences tour company where you just happen to be traveling by bike.

        Who Travels With Them?

        Whether you’re a cycling enthusiasts, or a newbie, everyone is welcome. Their “Level One” tours will have you traveling 5-30 miles a day, while their “Level 4” tours will take you between 50-60 miles a day. They offer help in choosing the right bike and tour for your experience level.

        Where Do They Operate?

        Their tours operate in France, Italy, Europe and the UK, North America, and Latin America. Their wine country tours in Europe and North America are especially popular.

        Why Travel With Them?

        For an immersive, active, and well-rounded experience, DuVine is the place to go. They focus on giving you not just a cycling tour, but a culinary, wine, and sightseeing tour as well. Their itineraries appreciate spontaneity and off the beaten path experiences. They’re a great option for cycling through beautiful terrain, soaking in the culture on your way.

        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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