Fjord Travel Norway 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

Wonderful experience in working with this travel group

5.0 March 2019
K
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We did their Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour but customized it to add some cities and days. Wonderful experience in working with this travel group, they were very responsive and helpful. Very happy with all the lodging and tour arrangements. It is a self guided tour and we received an excellent itinerary with all the reservation and travel directions we needed. We were fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights but there are no guarantees and it would have been a great trip regardless. Norway is a gorgeous country and everyone was very helpful to these American visitors.
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Tour Fjord Travel Norway Company Reviews

The whole experience was amazing

5.0 June 2018
J
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Well managed from beginning to end. The trip notes were very detailed and easy to follow and the accommodation was great. The whole experience was amazing and Norwegian friends couldn't believe how much we'd done on the trip. Would highly recommend them to anyone that asked
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Tour Fjord Travel Norway Company Reviews

We had an amazing trip arranged through Fjord Travel Norway

5.0 June 2018
KT
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had an amazing trip arranged through Fjord Travel Norway. All the details were very carefully organized, communication was superb and included small tips that really helped make the trip easy. I reached out to Fjord Travel with questions and requests and received responses very promptly. They went out of their way to assist with my requests, I couldn't be happier.
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Tour Fjord Travel Norway Company Reviews

Tours 5 Trips 1 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 270 $ 0
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Group Tours
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • 50+
  • Budget
Headquarters N/A Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Year Established 2000 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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      About Fjord Travel Norway

      Their name pretty much says it all – Fjord Travel Norway specializes in tours, rail trips and cruises along the scenic coast of Norway, one of the world’s most beautiful destinations. 

      What Makes Them Stand Out? 

      Based in Bergen, Norway, in the heart of fjord country, the agency knows the area intimately.  

      Who Travels With Them?

      Foreign visitors looking for the Norway cruise or rail journey that’s the best fit for them.  

      Where Do They Operate?

      All along the Norwegian coast, including Arctic Norway. Some packages also include visits to the Norwegian capital, Oslo. 

      How Does It Work?

      You can put together any number of packages featuring fjord cruises, rail journeys, and city visits through them. Among the best are Northern Lights cruises; Hurtigruten cruises (boats that make regular weekly cargo runs between Bergen and Kirkenes, near the Russian border); Christmas cruises; “Norway in a Nutshell” tours (featuring the ultra-scenic Flam Railway; and more.  

      Why Travel With Them? 

      A family owned business in operation since 2000, the agency is familiar with all the best local providers and the packages they put together reflect that knowledge.

      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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