Tour Summaries

 

Alternative Oz

Lesser-Known Australia

12 days: October 22 – November 2, 2018

This tour focuses on the delights of the state of South Australia and the city of Melbourne — areas that are not often on tourists’ itineraries yet have so much to recommend them! Melbourne — Australia’s second-largest city and its most European feeling — has an excellent arts culture, the country’s most diverse gastronomic scene, and is regularly ranked among the world’s most livable cities. We get a taste of the real Australian Outback in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park with its wild, raw scenery and exotic plant and animal life. In the world-renowned viticultural zone of the Barossa Valley we taste excellent wines and enjoy superb meals. Wildlife-intensive Kangaroo Island is a remote, beautiful, paradise for animal lovers, with folksy, friendly locals. And we finish with charming Adelaide with its heritage buildings, superb central market, and the nearby Adelaide Hills peppered with 19th-century villages — and more good wines.

 

Islands of the MediterraneanGay Tours of Sicily

Sicily & Malta

13 days: April 28 – May 10, 2019  |  May 14-26, 2019

Less than two miles away across a wisp of sea from mainland Italy, Sicily remains a world apart — one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. This sun-drenched island of dramatic volcanoes and fabulous coastlines boasts an awesome historical legacy (including some of the world’s finest sites of antiquity) and a vibrant traditional culture. Home to some of Italy’s friendliest small villages, Sicily in many ways offers intrepid explorers an unmatched experience of “old Italy.” Add to this the alluring island of Malta — the European Capital of Culture in 2018. Long a crossroads between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, Malta is diminutive in size yet at the core of many of history’s major events and home to a beguiling mix of cultures that have stewed together over centuries.

 
Gay Travel Scotland

Scottish Highlands & Islands

9 days: June 21-29, 2019

It’s not just about kilts and bagpipes! From the charming UNESCO World Heritage-designated city of Edinburgh to the dramatic land and seascapes of the Isle of Skye; from castles both intact and in moody ruins to Scotch Whisky distilleries to edgy and contemporary Glasgow . . . Scotland packs a punch with its steep history, strong cultural traditions, jaw-dropping scenery, a very tasty culinary scene, and lovely first-rate accommodations along the way.

 
Gay African Safari Group

Southern Africa Trifecta

Cape Town + Luxury Wildlife Safari + Victoria Falls

12 days: August 30 to September 10, 2019

We’re pleased once again to offer a very popular tour for the sixth time. It blends a splendid sampling of African culture, incredible wildlife, great food and wine, gorgeous scenery, and beautiful accommodations. We begin in Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and then our wildlife safari unfolds both in South Africa and Botswana. Finishing up at stunning Victoria Falls we will cover a vast, majestic land, and this is sure to be the trip of a lifetime!

 

Gay group tours of Andalusia Spain

Spanish Gems: Across Andalusia

8 days: October 7-14, 2019

Andalucía is popularly seen as the quintessential Spain. This is the home of nearly everything that is perceived of as stereotypically Spanish: flamenco; fragrant orange blossom, tapas, sherry, bullfighting . . . Come along with us and experience soulful Southern Spain! This itinerary will encompass two of Spain’s grandest palaces — the stunning Alhambra in Granada and the Alcázar of Seville; the magnificent cathedral of Seville; the country town of old Moorish Ronda perfect for wandering and split in two by a fantastic gorge; the passions of flamenco in the old quarter of Seville; the “Dancing Horses” at the Andalucían School of Equestrian Art in Jerez de la Frontera, which is also world-renowned for its sherry production; and the stunning Mezquita in beautiful Córdoba.

 

Gay Group Tours of JapanJapan — Then and Now

Ancient Culture, Modern Times

10 days: October 13-22, 2019

From the bright lights and pulsating streets of high-tech, ultra-modern Tokyo, to the beautiful landscapes and charms of the Japan Alps, and finally to an in-depth tour of historic imperial Kyoto with its must-see temples, shrines and gardens, this 10-day very special journey through Japan will provide you with a wonderful feel for the country’s various highlights and reveal the intriguing nature of today’s Japan — so modern and yet heavily steeped in its traditions. We’ll marvel at several UNESCO World Heritage sites in this program including the historic monuments of ancient Kyoto (which are many!) as well as those of ancient Nara.