Surf Camp vs Signature Collection by Gate 1 - Tour Companies Compared
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great experience!5.0 September 2018
Went for a 5-day surf camp in August, and totally enjoyed it! The instructors and staff are super helpful, the atmosphere is relaxed and fun, the food is great, and the ocean and nature are amazing! Just loved it, and would totally recommend it, whether you are on your own or with a bunch of friends, great experience!Read more
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One of the best experiences of my life. The instructors were amazing5.0 June 2018
One of the best experiences of my life. The instructors were amazing, knowledgeable and so entertaining. The food was good. Even though day one we couldn’t surf bc of weather, the instructors gave us a yoga and land surfing lesson, and ensured that we still had a good time. They made up for the bad weather by giving us an extra session the next day, so we were surfing as much as we were originally supposed to. It was incredible!! Had never surfed before and was standing up after a couple tries. The instructors were very helpful, and recorded videos of all of us surfing and throughout the weekend. Highly recommend!Read more
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I had such an amazing time at Surf Camp5.0 May 2018
I had such an amazing time at Surf Camp, you guys are legends! The camp itself is really nice, 7-Mile-Beach is one of the most beautiful places to be and the staff went above and beyond to make sure everyone has an awesome week.Read more
The surf instructors are absolutely fantastic, they explained everything in detail, supported and motivated us on land and in the water, made sure everyone gets great pictures and, very important, we had heaps of fun with them! The kitchen crew and photographer did an amazing job as well, great food every day and great photos. Can't wait for the weekly video!
I will definitely come back to Surf Camp, I had the best time! This is such a happy place, I can only recommend it to everyone. Those five days went by way too quickly. Thanks heaps everyone, you are absolute legends! �
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|Tours||4 Trips||1 Trip|
|Average Trip Price Per Day||$ 137||$ 0|
|Operator Type||Group Tour Operator||Group Tour Operator|
|Size||Local Specialist||Global Operator|
|Headquarters||New South Wales, Australia||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.