Signature Collection by Gate 1 vs Wild N' Happy - Tour Companies Compared

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Recent Reviews

I took the 6 day Celtic voyage and it was amazing!

5.0 September 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I took the 6 day Celtic voyage and it was amazing! I love the county! The first 3 days in kilarney were excellent. Our tour guide John was excellent and informative. Then Andy took over and he was one of the best tour guides I've ever had. He was very informative. Told us where the best places were for dinner and entertainment in the areas that we visited. Lots of laughs and fun! I would definately do it again.
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Tour Wild N' Happy Company Reviews

One of the best tour agency I ever used in Ireland.

5.0 June 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
One of the best tour agency I ever used in Ireland. I booked the skellig island tour and the Dingle tour from Killarney. Both guides especially Andy from the Dingle tour on Tuesday who teach us how to play Hurling on the beach, were very friendly and we can see that they are passionate about their job.
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Tour Wild N' Happy Company Reviews

Great experience!

5.0 April 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Great experience! I did a hike up Carrauntoohil (with 2 others in the group) with Daragh as our guide. He did a great job bringing us up the mountain by the Devil's Ladder and down by O'Sheas Gully. Visibility was very low as cloud had settled over the mountain, but Daragh clearly knew his way. This type of mountain with lots of rock scramble was new to me and Daragh was outstanding at guiding me and the other two up and down the mountain, giving a helping hand (or shoulder) and encouraging us throughout the trip. He also told us about other mountains around and answered all of our questions. He even shared his tea and chocolate with us. Great guide and a tough, but good day climbing the highest mountain in Ireland!
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Tour Wild N' Happy Company Reviews

Tours 1 Trip 3 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 0 $ 110
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • Budget
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
Headquarters Fort Washington, Pennsylvania Kerry, Ireland
Year Established N/A 2007
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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