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Very impressed with Journeyou5.0 April 2019
My wife and I were extremely impressed with Journeyou/Condor tours. At a very competitive cost, they far exceeded our expectations. The hotels were top notch, and the Inka Trail guides, porters, and cooks were all outstanding, especially our lead guide Edwar Montalvo. This review is being written some months after our tour as we have come to better understand how well organized and accommodating Journeyou's tour for us was. I am writing this review to recommend them to others who are planning a South American vacation.Read more
Pete & Barb Newton, USA
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Incredible experience -Journeyou.com …5.0 November 2017
Incredible experience -Journeyou.com gets an A ++ rating. - I recommend everyone I meet to look up your website they were perfect.
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Journeyou/Condor - Excellent Tour Company5.0 August 2017
We travelled to Peru on July 15, 2017. The first week we were on our own ( me, my husband and son). The second week the rest of our family (3 adults and two children) joined us. This is where Journeyou/Condor entered the picture. We had this tour group handle our family week in Peru. They were top-notch. We did not even have one small glitch to tell about. They met our family at the airport and transported them to an airbnb we organized. The next day, they helped us all transfer to our hotel which they organized. From then on, the staff of Journeyou/Condor was with us all the way, making sure our tour was everything we wanted it to be. They were organized, efficient, and prompt. I worked with Diana from Journeyou on the computer for a year in advance to plan this trip. They even upgraded us to a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the world in Puerto Maldonado. We had several changes we had to make through this process and Diana was there to assist us all the way.Read more
We even had a representative meet us at the Lima airport (after several internal flights in Peru) to send us off safely to the USA.
My husband and I have traveled around the world with many different tour groups. We must say that Journeyou/Condor was definitely the most organized and glitch-free tour company we have ever worked with. We would recommend this company giving them a 12 rating out of 10. They are the best and we thank them for an awesome trip!!!
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|Tours||10 Trips||1 Trip|
|Average Trip Price Per Day||$ 318||$ 0|
|Operator Type||Group Tour Operator||Group Tour Operator|
|Size||Regional Expert||Global Operator|
|Headquarters||N/A||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.