Signature Collection by Gate 1 vs Peru For Less - Tour Companies Compared

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Overall — 5
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Well organised trip to Peru.

5.0 April 2019
J
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We visited Lima/Cusco/Machu Picchu through Peru for Less. All the pre-trip planning was seamless and cordial. Their representatives were always at the various destinations to meet and greet and run through the programme. Their guides were excellent. They made for a hassle free holiday.
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Tour Peru For Less Company Reviews

Awesome Trip

5.0 April 2019
M
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
First, let me thank the team of Peru For Less for giving me 17 days of a wonderful worry free adventure.

For years I have been wanting to go to Peru but never had the luck to find a friend to go with me. Well...finally on my 61th birthday I had the pleasure to talk to Chelsey Rickert and she inspired me to go alone that everything was going to be ok.

Her team is the most efficient and nicest people I can ask for. They were waiting for me in the airports and bus stations. All the tours, transportation, tour guides, and hotels were great.

So many beautiful things to see and do, I never felt lonely.

Thank you so much Chelsey and to your team.
Had the best time, it was awesome !!!

Marisol
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Highly recommend

5.0 April 2019
CB
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We traveled with Backroads last year, and wanted a more customized trip with our 22 year old son. We loved that we could go on our timeframe, and include only what was of interest to us. From the beginning, Megan was EASY to work with. She was patient with our changes, and very accommodating. We chose to be in a suite setting to have more time as a family, and she found some fabulous options for us. Our trip was seamless, as we were met by PFL representatives at each transition. We loved Peru...the food, the people and the culture. Really can't say enough good things about this company!
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Tour Peru For Less Company Reviews

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Operator Type Group Tour Operator Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Budget
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • South America
Known For
  • 50+
  • Budget
  • Adventure
  • Budget
Headquarters Fort Washington, Pennsylvania Peru, Latin America
Year Established N/A 1998
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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