Signature Collection by Gate 1 vs Express to Russia - Tour Companies Compared

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Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.9
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.9
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 4.9
Recent Reviews

A+ St Petersburg Tour

5.0 April 2019
JR
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just returned from Saint Petersburg where Express to Russia helped us plan a fantastic tour. It was amazing! The itinerary was great and our guide really made a difference- she was super knowledgeable and cheerfully answered all of our questions (even those posed by our teenagers). Our hotel was lovely too and had a fantastic spa facility. Everything was well organized and timely, they were even responsive via email which I appreciated given the challenge of planning a trip from so m ay timezones away. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!
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Tour Express to Russia Company Reviews

Our experience with Express to Russia…

5.0 April 2019
MK
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our experience with Express to Russia company was awesome. They reserved our seats on trains from Moscow to Beijing and they did exactly as we were told they would. I recommend this company!! Thanks again!
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Tour Express to Russia Company Reviews

The response was awesome

5.0 March 2019
PJ
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The response was awesome. The visa matter resolved within 3-working days. Given me confidence in trusting you for future travel plans.

Tour Express to Russia Company Reviews

Tours 1 Trip 0 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 0 $ 0
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator None
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • River Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • Budget
    Headquarters Fort Washington, Pennsylvania St. Petersburg, Russia
    Year Established N/A N/A
    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.

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