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Fulfilled every expectation5.0 March 2019
In September 2018 I departed on an adventure of a lifetime, to photograph Greenland’s Scoresby Sound with Iceland Photo Tours.Read more
This 8 day tour fulfilled every expectation I had, a comfortable classic vessel to navigate the Iceberg rich waterways, deliver us to sensational land locations to explore on foot areas that truly take your breath away. Our crew on the Donna Wood couldn’t have been more helpful in getting us to the right location at the right time to capture the best image that was possible. Catering was superb from the ships galley and I am positive we all went home a few pounds heavier.
A very special thanks to our tour guide Kathleen Croft for without her hard work and dedication ensuring that every individual on the tour had a full understanding of their equipment made our trip very enjoyable, she virtually guaranteed that all on the tour would go home with images that will be shown and spoken about for many years to come.
On our tour the partisans’ had varied skills and experience with photography, from never have picked up camera before to competent photographs, so if you are contemplating a trip with Iceland Photo Tours you could not go wrong in having Kathleen as your tour guide.
I look forward to catching up with friends made on this tour and making new ones on my next tour, thank you Iceland Photo Tours for a truly memorable tour.
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It was amazing5.0 May 2017
Did a trip with Iurie and it was amazing. Great photographer and a very nice person, with a lot of knowledge of Iceland. Highly recommended if you want to go home with great pictures.
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|Tours||3 Trips||1 Trip|
|Average Trip Price Per Day||$ 524||$ 0|
|Operator Type||Group Tour Operator||Group Tour Operator|
|Size||Local Specialist||Global Operator|
|Headquarters||Kopavogur, Iceland||Fort Washington, Pennsylvania|
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.
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.