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One of my favorite English speaking tour companies!5.0 August 2015
One of my favorite English speaking tour companies!
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What a great way to see Japan!5.0 August 2015
What a great way to see Japan! Absolutely loved it. Can't wait to go on another tour!
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Your 10 days Japan classic was amazing5.0 August 2015
Your 10 days Japan classic was amazing! Everything from beginning to end was very well planned. Thank you for making my trip a great one! Looking forward to have more tours with Super Value Tours
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|Tours||2 Trips||1 Trip|
|Average Trip Price Per Day||$ 270||$ 0|
|Operator Type||Group Tour Operator||Group Tour Operator|
|Size||Local Specialist||Global Operator|
|Headquarters||El Monte, California, USA||Fort Washington, Pennsylvania|
Established in 1999, Super Value Tours offers unique itineraries in Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, and China.
What Makes Them Stand Out?
Specializing solely in Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, and China tours, Super Value Tours is able to provide highly specialized and extensive local knowledge in these countries. All their tours emphasize introducing the local life and customs of the regions.
Who Travels With Them?
Anyone will enjoy their tours who is curious about the region and hopes to have a culturally and historically rich travel experience with a local touch. The average group size is 20, which is a nice size for those seeking an intimate but not too intimate group experience. For families, they offer some select discounts if you have young children 11 and under. Solo travelers will generally have to pay a single supplement.
Where Do They Operate?
Their tours specialize in 4 countries: Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, and China.
Why Travel With Them?
If you’re looking for an authentic, culturally rich travel experience in one of the countries they specialize in. They strive to reveal the unique and rich culture to travelers on a deeper level and really provide a local glimpse into Asian life.
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.