Oscar Wilde Tours

Oscar Wilde Tours

Gay Owned Tour Operator in New York, New York, USA

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1202 Lexington Ave #262, New York, New York, 10028, USA

Contact(s): Andrew Lear
Phone: 1 646 560-3205

Gay Owned Tour Operator
Bisexual, Gay Men, Lesbian, Straight, Transgender

PR Discount: $200 off per person on European tours
General Discount: None

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Payment: Amex, Check, MC, Paypal, Visa

Other Info * Affiliations: IGLTA * Destinations: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Greece, New York * Services Offered: Guided Tours


Looking for a tour that concentrates on gay history for gay travelers?

Oscar Wilde Tours organizes group tours that are focused on gay history, culture, and art in major cities from Rome to London, from Paris to France.

And from Socrates to Michelangelo, from Whitman to Wigstock.

Come tour with us, and discover the richness of the gay past and the importance of the gay contribution to world culture on our tours!

NOTE: all live tours are cancelled for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, but Oscar Wilde Tours is offering a series of Zoom tours, see below

Our Tours:

Gay Italy, from Caesar to Michelangelo and Beyond

Gay Italy, from Caesar to Michelangelo and Beyond

Italy, Florence

When: 01/01/2022
Type: Art, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Tour
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Italy is the treasure house of Western civilization. But there is a gay side to its story that most people aren’t aware of. From the Caesars to Michelangelo and beyond, Italy has a rich gay history—and many of its artworks celebrate gay love.
We begin in Florence, where we admire artistic treasures while focusing on the Renaissance’s gay culture and the artworks it inspired, such as Michelangelo’s famous David.
We then head to Naples, which is our base for visiting Pompeii; Paestum, with its beautiful temples and homoerotic frescos; and Capri, with its 2,000 year gay history.
Our final stop is Rome. We discover the gay love lives of the Emperors—from Caesar and Nero to Hadrian and his lover Antinous. We follow the footsteps of Caravaggio and visit the settings of Tosca and other operas.
Our tour is led by eminent gay historian Professor Andrew Lear and a team of local guides. And we relax in exquisite hotels, while feasting on the cuisines and wines of 3 great culinary cities.

Gay Greece, from Achilles to Alexander and Beyond

Gay Greece, from Achilles to Alexander and Beyond

Greece, Athens

When: 01/01/2022
Type: Art, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian
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Come enjoy this beautiful country, while learning about the gay side of the glory that was Greece!
We start in Athens, where we visit the Acropolis as well as less famous sites, while learning about the gay side of it all (such as the male couple who were ancient Athens’ Uncle Sam).
From Athens we take 2 daytrips.We visit Mycenae, with its famous tombs; Epidauros, with its ancient theater; and Delphi, with the shrine of the great oracle. Gay history is all around us. For instance, we visit the Lion of Chaironeia, monument to the Sacred Band, a regiment consisting entirely of male couples!
Next our trip takes us to 2 ravishing islands, Santorini and Mykonos, with 2 days on each. We see beautiful beaches on turquoise seas; stunning white villages, such as Oia, famed for its sunset views over Santorini’s sunken caldera, and Mykonos, with its famous gay night life; and amazing historic sites, such as Delos, the Greek Pompeii—with its amazing alley of stone phalluses!

Zooming Through Queer Culture

Zooming Through Queer Culture

worldwide, worldwide

When: 12/01/2020Weekly
Type: Art, Bisexual, Gay, Leather, Tour
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Stuck indoors, yearning for a dose of LGBTQ history and culture? Welcome to Oscar Wilde Tours’ new project, Zooming Through Queer Culture: a series of live, on-line tours and lectures by the top guides and writers on LGBTQ culture, history, and art. Join our founder Professor Andrew Lear and his colleagues from across the cultural sector for a series of LGBTQ tours of cities and museums, beamed directly to your computer via Zoom. We will bring queer culture direct to you from institutions such as the Met, MoMA, The Whitney, and British Museum, as well as LGBTQ history tours of Greenwich Village, Hollywood, and Paris’ Père Lachaise Cemetery (where among many other greats, Oscar Wilde and Gertrude Stein are buried)—and that’s just the first 4 months!

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