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Operator Type Group Tour Operator Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard N/A
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • South America
  • Rivers & Seas
Known For
  • 50+
  • Budget
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Scuba Diving
  • Photography
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
Headquarters Fort Washington, Pennsylvania Medellin, Colombia
Year Established N/A 2016
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A English
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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.

          About True Colombia Travel

          What Makes Them Stand Out?

          They have a passion for Colombia travel and showcasing all that makes their country a unique and wonderful place to visit. They are a boutique travel firm with the goal of introducing the “true” Colombia. They offer many specialized views throughout the country. This could mean exploring a coffee plantation, or visiting a 500 year old village. Reviews for True Colombia often call out their remarkable talent for personalization.

          They are adamant that your journey with them doesn’t feel like a “tour” - rather you are being shown the country by a passionate and knowledgeable local and friend.

          Who Travels With Them?

          Colombia may still be considered by many as an “off the beaten path” destination, with a reputation for being unsafe for travelers. And this is exactly what True Colombia aims to put at ease.

          So while adventurous types seeking an immersive and authentic travel experience will absolutely enjoy traveling with them, if you are slightly hesitant about what Colombia will be like, they are also perfect for your introduction to the country..

          Where Do They Operate?

          True Colombia is entirely dedicated to regions throughout Colombia. Currently they offer customized and guided travel experiences in such places as Cartagena, Santa Marta, the Guajira, Eje Cafetero “the coffee region,” Bahia Solano, Bogota, San Augustin Archaeological Park, Pasto, Cali, Tatacoa, and the Colombian islands of San Andres and Providencia.

          Why Travel With Them?

          If you’ve been curious about Colombia, but perhaps wary, this is the perfect tour company for you. They are renowned for personalizing your experience so you see what you want to see and travel at your pace. Let the magic of Colombia be revealed through the eyes of locals!

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