Oscar Wilde Tours – New York Gay Tour Operator

Author: , March 17th, 2018

Oscar Wilde Tours

Luxury guided tours focused on gay history. Exclusive experiences, including visits to places normally closed to the public and lectures by prominent gay authors and performers. Our 2014 tour follows Oscar Wilde’s life from Dublin to Paris. Gay Italy in 2015, Greece in 2016.

Oscar Wilde’s London and Paris 2018 – England, London: The Chesterfield Mayfair, 35 Charles St.

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This 9 day tour includes 4 nights in each city. See London and Paris a whole new way: these are not only Europe’s two great metropolises, they are also its two great *gay* metropolises. From Shakespeare to Stephen Fry, King Henri III to Yves St.-Laurent, gay people have had a huge role in both cities’ histories and cultures.
Let gay historian Dr. Andrew Lear and his staff of gay guides show you both cities from the gay perspective. We will have walking tours of neighborhoods with key roles in gay history, such as Bloomsbury and the Marais; gay tours of monuments and museums, such as the National Portrait Gallery and the Louvre; and excursions to places with fascinating gay histories, such as the Castle of Chenonceau and Bletchley Park, where gay hero Alan Turing broke the Nazi’s secret codes, helping to save the Western World.

A trip which combines fun, learning, and pride. Top-level 4 star hotels, excellent (often historic) restaurants: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 tea, 1 dinner.

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Starlight Sailing Charters – Gay US Virgin Islands Sailing Tours

Author: , January 26th, 2018

Starlight Sailing Charters

Starlight Sailing Charters provides friendly and fun private sailing vacations aboard the large, modern, and luxurious sailing yacht, Starlight. Starlight sails November through May in the wonderful Virgin Islands and Eastern Caribbean.

During Summer Months, Starlight sails from Sag Harbor, New York on exquisite Hamptons day charters and sailing vacations. A Starlight vacation is wonderful for a special occasion, or a fantastic way to relax and escape in paradise. Starlight accommodates up to six guests, but is also appropriate for smaller groups and solo travelers.

Captain Toby Stull is your host for charters exploring paradise in the Virgin Islands, St Maarten and St Barths, Antigua and Lower Caribbean. With a lifetime of sailing experience and a decade chartering in the Caribbean, Capt. Toby knows exactly where to bring guests and how to tailor your experience depending on your desired activities aboard.

Our vacations can be booked as “captain-only,” on which guests eat half their lunches and dinners at local Caribbean restaurants, or “all inclusive” where a chef joins to prepare all meals. Either way, Delicious onboard meals can be suited to all types of dietary restrictions. Also, the Captain’s adorable yet unobtrusive boat dog, “Bamboo,” joins on all charters.

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Kavas Yachting – Gay Friendly Greek Tour Operator

Author: , November 21st, 2017

Kavas Yachting

A Getaway Drawn in Crystal Blue.

When you think about vacationing, how grand do you picture the escape? How free? How wild and thrilling? Or how serene? And what if you could have it all?

Since 1985, Greek yachtsman Vagelis Kavas and his sons put it in their minds to give these questions all the right answers. Today, with more than 50 yachts (Mono-hulls and Catamarans) in their possession, their dream is a definite reality and they truly love to see it shared in the Greek seas.

Inexpensively and with “meraki”, which in Greek means doing something wholeheartedly, they are sure to offer you your dream getaway. After all, nothing says “extra” like island-hopping around the Mediterranean, enjoying a meal mid-sea under the stars or living it up with a summer party on your own, private yacht.

Passionate about sailing and distinguished at the World and European championship, Kavas’ yachting is so much more than simply having a good time: it is about an invaluable experience at a unique part of this world where you will not find a thing more precious than its people and the fond memories that they will leave with you.

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Oaks Victorian Inn – Christiansburg Gay Friendly Inn

Author: , September 6th, 2017

Oaks Victorian Inn

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Welcome to the Oaks Victorian Inn, the only Select Registry Bed & Breakfast in the Mid Atlantic Region with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award – seventeen consecutive years!

Our award-winning historic Queen Anne Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn is in the cute historic town of Christiansburg, Virginia, close to Roanoke, and only two miles from I-81 in the heart of the New River Valley. We’re also just minutes away from Blacksburg, the home of Virginia Tech’s “hokies”, and Radford University.

Our Christiansburg bed and breakfast was originally built in 1889, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Oaks Victorian Inn combines a gracious warmth with Victorian elegance and all the modern comforts.

The Inn offers lovely surroundings, luxurious guestrooms, and memorable breakfasts every morning. Enter the Oaks, and you’ll return to a bygone era of luxury and elegance.

Our parlor/library offers a perfect place for relaxing conversation with old and new friends.

There’s even a large wrap-around porch, complete with rocking chairs, where you can relax outside, enjoying the perennial gardens and the tall,ancient oaks for which our Christianburg bed and breakfast is named. The Inn sits on Christiansburg’s highest hill in Southwestern Virginia’s beautiful mountain highlands.

Our air-conditioned Virginia Inn is open all year, with 6 guestrooms furnished with antiques, oriental rugs and lots of amenities – a rich, warm atmosphere, stylish and comfortable.

Our beautiful gardens provide an ever-changing backdrop for the five historic oaks on the property, one of which is one of the largest white oak trees in Virginia. The Inn faces Main Street, which at one time was a part of the Wilderness Trail originally made by Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. Our gardens and fish pond surround a large brick terrace, with wrought-iron tables and chairs, a great place for breakfast or tea service in summer. There’s even a cottage and gazebo to complete the picture.

Each of our five large guest rooms offers a small refrigerator with complimentary drinks, private bathrooms, and some rooms also have body showers, jetted Jacuzzi tubs, claw foot tubs and romantic fireplaces.

Our Garden Cottage comes with a refrigerator with complimentary beverages, microwave, coffee maker, a large private hot tub, and a bathroom with shower and sauna.

You’ll find every amenity provided, including:

  • Luxurious linens, down comforters, and comfortable mattresses
  • Fireplaces
  • Claw-foot tubs
  • Jacuzzis
  • Eclectic library
  • Great breakfasts every morning
  • Refrigerators with complimentary beverages
  • Cable television
  • DVD players
  • WiFi internet access
  • Private phones
  • Full breakfast every morning
  • King/Queen Beds
  • Plush Robes
  • Hair dryers
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Chocolates
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Imported Soaps/Lotions
  • Overnight valet

Our full candlelight breakfast, included with your stay, includes original recipes, mixed with other favorite regional dishes, and is changed daily. Special breakfasts are also available, including low fat, restricted, and vegetarian options – just let us know in advance.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay in SW Virginia, call us at the Oaks Victorian B&B Inn.

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Gentle Tours – Mexico City, Mexico

Author: , April 3rd, 2017

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Guided tours in Mexico City and environs, taking you to beautiful places, tasting different kinds of food, immerse in daily life and enjoy fantastic works of art and architecture.

Aztec & Hispanic Heritage Tour

Discover the wonders of the Aztec Capital City in the Main Temple and the splendor of New Spain in the glitter of Mexico City Cathedral. After visiting Main Square you’ll have four routes to choose to enjoy Colonial Mansions, Artistic highlights and hidden treasures.

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GaySail: Gay Tour Operator in Amsterdam

Author: , December 21st, 2016

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At GaySail we organize about 50 gay sailing cruises a year, all over the world, for single gay men, -couples, -friends and private gay groups. We sail in Greece, Croatia, Ibiza, Virgin Islands, St. Martin & St. Barth, Bahamas, Brazil and Thailand.

With our team of 22 fully licensed gay skippers and gay cooks/co-skippers we can offer you a wonderful one- or two week gay sailing vacation. We offer regular GaySail sailing cruises but also a lot GayNudeSail sailing cruises and GaySail Exclusive luxury sailing cruises, both monohull- and catamaran yachts. Cruises with gay skipper only, or skipper and cook for breakfast and lunch. Something for everyone!

No sailing experience needed. If you like, you can take the wheel and learn to sail and navigate, if you just want to relax, soak up in the sun on the front deck, watch out for the dolphins, it’s your holiday!

We usually sail about 6 hours a day. Most of the time we anchor for lunch and swim. At night we dock in little in local harbor and have dinner in the local restaurants of we stay overnight in a bay under the stars and have dinner on board.

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The Blue Walk – Lesbian Tour Operator

Author: , November 16th, 2016

The Blue Walk

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Travel at the speed of you. Leave the tour buses behind. With The Blue Walk discover new places, have authentic experiences, and reconnect with a simpler way of moving through life. Enjoy leisurely, small-group, walking vacations along beautiful coastlines, village squares, and open spaces of Europe.

Less about history or architecture, our passion is sharing the sights and surroundings of select destinations. Live large on the French Riviera, tour Northern Italy via rail, island hop through Greece.

Discover the meditative quality of walking by large, lovely bodies of water, the expansiveness of taking in the canopy of blue sky. Take time on your own to explore an out of the way gem or sit quietly over a coastal outcrop. It’s your vacation. We create opportunities for unique experiences that touch the heart and mind to be remembered long after returning home.

No hiking boots or backpacks required, just lovely walking trails, coastal meandering, and urban strolling. Based in 4 and 5-star hotels, travel with a friendly group of like-minded people who soon become friends. Our vacations, perfect for couples, multi-generational, friends, and solo-travelers alike, are designed with lots of options to serve a variety of activity levels.

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Tru Bahamian Food Tours: Gay Friendly Bahamas Food Tours

Author: , May 25th, 2016

Tru Bahamian Food Tours

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Tru Bahamian Food Tours offers unique and innovative local culinary experiences to visitors of The Bahamas in a safe, sustainable, and environmentally responsible manner. Our mission is to connect visitors with authentic local food items, the stories and traditions behind these foods, and the Bahamian entrepreneurs that prepare and preserve them.

Travel off the beaten touristic path to explore the intoxicating flavors of Nassau, Bahamas on a guided food tasting and cultural walking tour through this charming island city. Sample 6 delicious specialties (enough for a hearty lunch) as you follow your knowledgeable and friendly local guide from one eatery to the next.
Discover colonial Nassau, traveling away from busy Bay Street in search of authentic Bahamian flavors. Youa[euro](TM)ll eat your way through locally adored Nassau establishments, family-owned restaurants, and speciality boutiques as you stroll through Downtown’s storied neighborhood with your culinary guide.

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Out In Cuba: Gay Cuba Tour Operator

Author: , May 5th, 2016

Out in Cuba

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Out In Cuba offers LGBT travelers Cuba from a locals perspective. We are gay owned and operated and come to you from Healdsburg Ca. We have been offering LGBT friends and guests wedding and travel concierge services here in wine country for the past 6 years.

We are Cuban by marriage and have spent extensive time in Cuba vetting and experiencing this great culture. Travel and culture are our passion. We have four LGBT tour guides in Cuba to welcome you upon your arrival. We offer exclusive custom designed tours of Havana and Cuba.

Unlike other tour companies that offer you “GAY” tours, we are gay and understand the special needs of our community. Our goal is for you to have a secure and stress free visit to this great island. Call us – we are a bit ole fashioned in our hospitality.

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Holiday Houseboys – Gay Travel Agency in Venturada, Spain

Author: , February 17th, 2016

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Periodically we’ll feature one of our tour operators here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

A personalised tour guide service to help individuals or couples enjoy the back streets of famous cities around the world. Get to know the world in the company of a local, who looks after your safety and welfare at all times. Speaking the local language he will bargain on your behalf at markets, find the best exchange rates, introduce you to restaurant styles of your choice and sort out any travel options for you to ensure that you get a good deal. It is the unique way to travel to get the most out of your holiday, all in the company of a gay friendly guide who is proud of his culture and heritage. Check out the testimonials and they speak for themselves. Make your travel special, and contact us for a Holiday Houseboy.

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