Gay & Lesbian Focused Tour Operators and Travel Suppliers

Are you interested in sharing a group experience with other LGBT travelers? Or are you looking for an individualized vacation experience but want to stay somewhere gay friendly? 

Below is a list of gay-focused tour operators we trust and book with. Vacation Side Travel would love to help you plan your next vacation and can provide all the information and resources you need. Please visit our website or call us toll free at (855) 822-8747 ext 801.


Preferred Tour Operator:

Brand g Vacations
Tel: (952) 405-9309
Toll Free: 800-433-4303

Brand g is a dynamic new LGBT tour operator that encompasses a passion for discovering the new, revisiting the familiar, and giving back to the destinations that have led the way for the improvement of the lives of gay people. Send your clients on ourinaugural Legendary Danube Riverboat Cruise (August 2012), a 10-day tour starting in Prague, then cruising from picturesque Nuremburg to Passau, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava, and ending in Budapest - all aboard AMAWaterways' spectacular new 164-passenger ship, the MS AmaCerto. Other upcoming tours include an 8-day Ireland Country & Dublin (September 2012), plus a6-day escorted tour to Mexico City (October 2012).

Category:Mixed

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United States and Canada


Adventures in Good Company
5913 Brackenridge Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21212
Tel: (410) 435–1965
Toll free: 877-439-4042
Email: 
info@goodadventure.com

Participants on our excursions are typically active (although not necessarily athletic) women between 25 and 85 years old, with the majority between 30 and 65. Participants include professional women as well as homemakers; about 40 per cent are currently married. Some women come on a trip with friends or relatives, while the majority come on their own and enjoy meeting new traveling companions. Our trip philosophy is to have fun, to learn, and to be safe while enjoying the pleasures of active travel!

Category:
Women only




Equinox Wilderness Expeditions
2906 W Broadway #115
Vancouver, BC V6K 2G8, Canada
Tel:  (206) 462–5246
Email: 
info@equinoxexpeditions.com
Web: 
www.skigrlz.com

We offer women's wilderness expeditions including skiing, hiking & paddling trips from lodge based accommodations near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. We also offer a few women's trips for the fit and adventurous each year to various destinations in South America, Alaska, Europe and New Zealand.

Category:
Women only


OUT Adventures523 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5S1Y4
Tel: 1-416-531-8795
Toll free: 866-360-1152 (CAN & US)
Email: 
info@out-adventures.com
Web: 
www.out-adventures.com

Award-winning OUT Adventures offers a variety of active and touring gay vacations for gay men, lesbians, their friends and family.

Category:
Mostly men


RSVP Vacations2535 25th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
Tel: 800-328-RSVP
Email: info@rsvpvacations.com
Established in 1985, RSVP Vacations is the originator of the gay and lesbian cruise concept. RSVP charters ships from Holland America, NCL, Carnival, and other cruise lines to create a unique gay and lesbian vacation.

Category:
Mostly men


Steele Luxury Travel
555 West 23rd Street Suite S-12A
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (646) 688-2274
Email: info@steeletravel.com

Steele Luxury Travel provides unique and top rate travel experiences to exotic destinations worldwide. Steele destinations are typically selected for their international celebrations and world-renowned cultural events. We have partnered with five-star centrally-located hotels and leading tour operators to provide you with the most luxurious and culturally rich experience possible. Destinations include Rio de Janeiro New Year’s Reveillon, Bondi Bliss: Sydney Mardi  Gras, Hamilton Island and the Gold Coast, The Life Ball in Vienna,  Milk & Honey – Israel & Tel Aviv Pride, Madrid Gay Pride and the  Mykonos Island Villa Escape.

Category:
Mostly Men


SWEETPO Box 460862
San Francisco, CA 94146-0862
Tel: (415) 642-9200
Toll Free: 877-793-3830
Email: 
info@discoversweet.com
Web: 
www.discoversweet.com

Sweet takes lesbians on fabulous, affordable vacations all over the world where we combine debauchery and do-goodery for loads of meaningful glee. 

Category:
Mostly women, but everyone is welcome

WomanTours, Inc.2340 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester NY  14618
Tel: (585) 256-9807
Toll free: 800-247-1444

We specialize in small, inn-to-inn road bicycle tours for women only. We design our bike trips for women of all ages, abilities and interests, and in the most beautiful places around the United States and abroad.

Category:
Women only


Latin America


Catherwood TravelsCalle 35 B No. 63 Fracc.Colonial Buenavista 97125
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Tel:  +(52) 999 920 2632
Toll Free (US): 866-499-3225
Email: 
reservations@catherwoodtravels.com

We offer meticulously planned journeys through the Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala & Belize featuring regional experts, including renowned archaeologists, naturalists and the Maya themselves, lesser-known sites and off-the-beaten-path reserves, as well as accommodations at private luxury villas and historic haciendas. Each itinerary is tailored to the specific interests of the traveler.

Category:
Mixed


EcoCircuitos PanamaPanama City, Republic of Panama
Toll free (US): 877-805-7969
Email: 
annie@ecocircuitos.com

Panama means paradise. Home to seven extraordinary indigenous tribes and one of the most colorful countries in Central America, the Isthmus of Panama is a true cultural melting pot. Though most famous for the eponymous Canal that joins two oceans, this is the least of the hidden gems that Panama offers. Boasting pristine rainforest, spectacular beaches, riveting history, quaint colonial towns, cool highlands, teeming wildlife and the most cosmopolitan capital in Central America – Panama is a glorious secret that is ready to be shared. Experience this enthralling destination that will inspire and captivate you.

Category:
Mixed


Flamenco TourAvda Roca 331
Puerto Madryn, Patagonia Argentina
Tel: 54-2965-455505

Our main goal is for all our tourists and clients to feel at home, offering them the best service in a friendly and professional manner. We have a great team, made up of professionals in the field, which is dedicated to give you an excellent service and respond any doubt of question that you may have.

Category:
All welcome


Greenway Nature Tours
P.O.Box 3153-1000
SJ. Costa Rica
Email: info@greenwaytours.com
Web: www.greenwaytours.com
Toll Free USA 1-800-895-6978
Toll Free CAN 1-866-569-9370

Gay Costa Rica tours and vacation packages have something special for everybody whether you have  interest is ecotourism, bird watching, fishing, archeology or just relaxing on a beautiful beach. Our vacation and travel programs are trips of a life time.

Category:
Mixed


Kuyay TravelPuerto Rosales 46
casilla 404 Puerto Varas - Chile
Tel: +56 65 438990/ 56 9 89232106
Email: info@gaypatagonia.com

The only Gay-owned and operated travel company in Patagonia. Let us plan your next adventure to the southern reaches of the world.

Category:
Mixed

Orpheus Travel54, Zurich 255, off. 54
Santiago, Chile
Tel: +56 2-415-7725
Email: info@myorpheustravel.com

Orpheus Travel is the first Gay & Lesbian Chilian Tour Operator, offering to all its travelers tailor-made tours the best possible service and once in a life time experience.

Category:
All welcome


Europe & Middle East

Alyson Adventures & Hanns Ebensten Travel
923 White St. Key West FL 33040
Email: info@alysonadventures.com
Web: www.AlysonAdventures.com
www.HEtravel.com

Award-winning upscale travel and adventure vacations for gay men & lesbians to over 40 countries around the world. Hiking, biking, diving, rafting in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Hungry, Costa Rica, New Zealand, and Peru. We have been in business for nearly 40 years.

Category:
50% of our trips are for gay men only. The rest are mixed (gay men, lesbians, and friends)


French Escapade2389 Blackpool pl
San Leandro, CA 94577 USA
Tel: 888 483 5713 or local 510 483 5713

DON’T BE A TOURIST, BE OUR GUEST -- meet locals, discover unique sites unlisted in travel books, savor delicious food, and relax in charming luxury hotels in a small group of 8. We’ll not show you A country, but rather OUR country (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy).

Category:
Women only


For A Cause, Inc.PH - 773-960-4365
FAX - 773-572-8623
1107 W lawrence Ave # 392
Chicago IL 60640
www.rfac.org

For A Cause organizes cycling and walking vacations that make a difference. Locations include: Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, The Netherlands and more. Spend your next vacation with other like-minded individuals and receive a tax deduction for up to the entire cost of your next vacation.

Category:
Mixed


Gay Planet Holidays®
Arme Duivelstraat 11
B-2000 Antwerp Belgium
Tel: +32 3 231 15 55
Fax: +32 3 231 17 77
E-mail: philip@gayplanetholidays.com
www.gayplanetholidays.com

The only gay tour operator in Belgium with one of the largest worldwide offers on gay hotels, bed & breakfasts, cruises, etc. In operation since 1998, Gay Planet Holidays is a tour operator for incoming to Belgium and Europe and an IGLTA member.

Category:
Mostly Men

Mabat Platinum 27, Lishansky st.
Rishon le-zion, Israel, 75703
Tel: +972-3-9618930

Mabat Platinum is the leading FIT tour operator in Israel. We specialize in creating tailored touring programs to fit the requirements of your clients. We will ensure that throughout your clients stay the highest level of service is offered. Furthermore, our agents receive excellent commissions paid promptly.

Category:
All welcome


OneNation TravelCevizlik mahallesi. Muhasebeci sokak. No.3 Bakırköy
Istanbul - Turkey
Tel:  +90-535-722-0175
Email: info@allistanbultours.com,
Web: 
www.allistanbultours.com

One Nation Travel Agency is here to serve your travel needs all through Turkey. We are specialized in All Turkey Package Tours, Ephesus Tours, Gallipoli tours, Anzac Day Tours, Cappadocia Tours, Pamukkale Tours, Istanbul Day Tours, Istanbul Package Tours and Kusadasi Cruise Tours to make your Turkey trip rewarding!

Category:
All welcome


Asia


Himalayan DreamsNepal. P.O. Box 25551, Lazimpat 2.
Tel. 977-14442812/4428746
Email: 
admin@himalayandreamz.com Web: www.himalayandreamz.com
Himalayan Dreams is a dynamic travel agency located in Kathmandu, Nepal. Visit our website, select a tour package, and we will do the rest! So, unleash your spirit! Come join us at the top of the world! Let us make your dreams come true!

Category:
All welcome


Luxury India
98-P, 1st & 2nd Floor, Sector-30
Gurgaon-122001, India
Toll Free (US): 800-894-4082
Email : 
americas@luxuryindiaholidays.com
As our name spells out, our tours are exclusive products aimed at meeting the needs of high-end clients, whether straight or gay. Luxury India Holidays realizes people’s dreams covering India, Nepal, and Bhutan, Sri lanka & Maldives. Be it a private dinner setting in the middle of desert or a romantic getaway on a beach. For those interested in nature and its creations, luxury wildlife camping is offered…. Your search ends and the experience of a life time begins…only here – at Luxury India Holidays!

Category:
All welcome


Magnet Tours
2F Sereno Nishishinbashi Bldg.
2-11-14 Nishishinbashi, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 105-0003, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3500-4819
Website:  www.magnettours.jp

Magnet Tours is the first tour operator in Japan to focus specifically on LGBT travelers.  Magnet Tours is gay-owned and operated and is an expert in those parts of Japan that are most interesting to gay travelers − from the ancient history and culture of Kyoto to Tokyo’s best gay bars and clubs to the fascinating maze of Japanese pop culture found all throughout the country. Let Magnet Tours take you beyond your expectations.  Experience Japan with a local!

Category:
Mostly men


Pink Mountain Travels and ToursShiv Bhakta Marg: 344, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: 
pinktravelnepal@gmail.com Web: www.pinkyatra.com

Pink Mountain Travels and Tours is a travel agency by and for LGBT travelers in Nepal. It is the first and only travel agency of this kind, offering hetero-friendly gay travel services in Nepal. We offer adventure, pilgrimage, trekking, rafting, sight seeing, recreational, therapeutic and many more.

Category:
Mixed


Redefine Vacations435 Devon Park Drive, Bldg 500
Wayne, PA  19087
Tel: 1-888-322-0044
Email: Visit@redefinevacations.comWeb: www.redefinevacations.com

Redefine Vacations is a luxury, concierge tour operator to India. Our destination team has been providing luxury services for over 30 years in India. We have taken great care to please and exceed your expectations and understand the needs of our LGBT guests.


Category:
Mixed



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Nashville - Movin' on Up! We're getting non-stop flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Montego Bay, Jamaica and Cancun, Mexico starting March 2014!

I'll just cut to the chase and post the press release sent to travel agents regarding the new non-stop flights but needless to say, I'm so excited! Everyone - get your passports!

News for the Travel Agent Community
NASHVILLE TO GET MORE NON-STOP FLIGHTS TO THE SUN WITH VACATIONEXPRESS.com
Punta Cana, Jamaica and Cancun Now More Accessible and Affordable!
 
Atlanta - August 21, 2013 

Starting March 2, 2014, tour operator VACATIONEXPRESS.com will resume its seasonal non-stop chartered flights from Nashville to three sunny resort destinations. Known for affordable flights and more frill vacation packages, VACATIONEXPRESS.com combines the convenience of well-timed flights that give passengers more beach time. With flights leaving in the mid-morning and returning in the afternoon, flights are scheduled on the best days of the week or weekend, depending on the destination.
  
Teaming up with top rated airlines, offering a first free checked bag, some with affordably priced first-class options, all of the flights are available exclusively through VACATIONEXPRESS.com. These non-stop flights are great for couples, families and groups looking to get away. While the airfare only option is offered on all routes, the general public is opting for vacation packages that include airfare and all-inclusive resort stay. When going "all-inclusive," you pay one price for your accommodations, all meals and drinks. Unlike a cruise vacation where vacationers often end up with a large bill as they get off the ship, all-inclusive resorts include almost everything except for little extras such as spa treatments and tours - and even those are included at some of the five star options. Budgeting has never been easier, whether you stay at a three, four or five star resort.

Starting on March 2, 2014, non-stop flights will be heading to Cancun, the gateway to Classic Cancun and the Riviera Maya; leaving every Sunday and returning every Saturday. Flown by Aeromexico, a SkyTeam member, their 737 planes offer comfortable main cabin seats and wider 2x2 seating in first class. Round-trip airfares, including taxes, begin at $596, which is why most travelers, opt for airfare and all-inclusive resort packages with VACATIONEXPRESS.com instead. For example, vacation packages start at $899; $979 for a four-star resort; $1279 for a five-star resort.

Beginning on May 19, 2014, Punta Cana flights will be non-stop every Monday, with returns on Sundays. Punta Cana vacation packages, including round-trip airfare and all-inclusive resort, plus taxes start at $789; $949 for a four-star resort; $1099 for a five-star resort. Weekend getaways to Jamaica will be offered starting on May 15, 2014 with convenient Thursday departures and Monday returns. These 4-night packages, perfect for the long weekend, start at $799 and include round-trip airfare and an all-inclusive four-star resort, plus taxes. Both Punta Cana and Jamaica flights will be flown by Miami Air International, leaders in the private aviation space, who cater to rock stars, professional sports teams and more. When sitting in their plush leather seats, vacationers can fantasize on who sat on their seats, prior to them.

While VACATIONEXPRESS.com offers a variety of resorts including all of the well-known chains, the sister company operates three resorts offering special prices in conjunction with these charter flights. In Punta Cana, vacationers can enjoy the new "All-In Luxury" concept within Royalton Punta Cana and family-fun at the Memories Splash Punta Cana. In Jamaica, Royalton White Sands in Montego Bay boasts all things luxury; from dining to accommodations to destination weddings.

And for those interested in vacation layaway programs, VACATIONEXPRESS.com provides Reduced Deposit Plans for their vacation plans, irrelevant of ticket cost, carrier or class of service. The total deposit per couple is as low as $470. VACATIONEXPRESS.com has been in existence for 25 years and offers quality vacation packages to over 35 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America with a focus on value and client satisfaction. Always on the brink with communicative technology, VACATIONEXPRESS.com prides itself on originality and unique customer messaging. 

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Seven Nights. Five Amazing Orlando Theme Parks. One Great Vacation! Starting @ $599 TTL!

7 Nights. 5 Amazing Orlando Theme Parks. One Great Vacation!

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Details:

Your will enjoy hotel accommodations, UNLIMITED ADMISSION^ to Universal's Islands of Adventure®, Universal Studios Florida®, SeaWorld®Orlando, Aquatica - a one-of-a kind waterpark by SeaWorld and Wet 'n Wild®-Orlando, all-club access^^ to Universal CityWalk® and much more!!

Experience it all with:
  • 7-Night hotel accommodations
  • Orlando FlexTicket^, valid for the entire length of your stay, to Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica, and Wet 'n Wild Orlando. Upgrade to an Orlando FlexTicket Plus and also receive admission to Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay!
  • Admission^^ to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk
  • EARLY PARK ADMISSION◊ to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ before the rest of the general public
  • Plus, travel between 7/1 – 9/2/13 and receive Early Park Admission◊ to TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3-D
  • FREE transportation† to Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay with the purchase of Orlando FlexTicket Plus

Sample Prices:


Quality Inn International, a Rosen Hotel

Quality Inn International, a Rosen Hotel

 
Starting from $595* per adult, tax inclusive
  • FREE scheduled transportation^^^ between hotel and Universal Orlando
  • Discounts~ on merchandise, food & non-alcoholic beverages at select Universal Orlando® theme park & CityWalk® locations
  • Additional Universal Partner Hotels available

Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando A Loews Hotel

On-Site Hotel: Loews Royal Pacific Resort


Starting from $1425** per adult, tax inclusive
  •  Stay in the heart of the excitement at one of the three On-site Hotels; Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel®, or Loews Royal Pacific Resort
  •  Universal ExpressSM Unilimited ride access †† to skip the regular lines in both theme parks - a FREE benefit worth up to $89 per person, per day!���
  • Complimentary water taxi or shuttle buses to make getting around the resort fast and easy & Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the destination to your hotel room
  • Universal Orlando character dining with some of your favorite theme park characters!

Quick Facts

Destination(s):Orlando
Universal Orlando Resort 
Departure City(s):All
Hotel(s):Multiple 
Travel Dates:Now- 12/22/13
Book By:12/18/13

 

Book Now!

Disclaimer:
HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.
(s13) 

TRANSFORMERS and its logo and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2013 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. © 2013 DreamWorks L.L.C. and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 

All prices, package inclusions & options subject to availability and to change without notice and additional restrictions may apply. Errors will be corrected where discovered, and Universal Orlando and Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations reserve the right to revoke any stated offer and to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, whether such error is on this website or any print or other advertisement relating to these products and services. 

^ Orlando FlexTicket is valid for the entire length of your stay (up to 14 consecutive days) to the following theme parks: Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica, and Wet 'n Wild Orlando. Parking fee required only once each day, regardless of the number of parks visited (need parking receipt from first park visited that day). 

^^ CityWalk Party PassSM valid for fourteen (14) consecutive nights including first day any portion of ticket is used. Not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events. Some venues require ages 21 or older for admission. Valid photo ID required. Does not include admission to AMC®Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX® or the Blue Man Group show. Subject to availability. 

◊Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to Universal's Islands of Adventure regular scheduled park opening for Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations guests who purchase a vacation package including hotel and theme park tickets. Current offer valid 7 days a week for travel now-12/31/13 only at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, Flight of the Hippogriff™, Dragon Challenge™ and Caro-Seuss-el™. Early Park Admission begins (1) hour prior to Universal Studios Florida regular scheduled park opening for Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations guests and is valid 7 days a week for travel 7/1-9/2/13; valid only at select Universal Studios Florida attractions: TRANSFORMERS™: The Ride-3D and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. 

† Transportation schedule and availability subject to change without notice. 

*Rate is per adult, tax inclusive and based on a 7 night stay at the Quality Inn International, a Rosen Hotel, standard room. Subject to availability, room type, hotel, and travel dates selected. Rate valid for bookings now – 12/18/13 and travel now – now – 6/15/13, 8/26 – 9/30/13, 11/1 – 12/22/13. Additional hotels and rates available. Blockout dates may apply. 

^^^Transportation schedule and availability subject to change without notice. Excludes Hilton Grand Vacations Club on International Drive, Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orange Lake Resort, Orlando International Resort Club, The Peabody Orlando and Westin Imagine Orlando. 

~ Excludes locations in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. 

** Rate is per adult, tax inclusive and based on double adult occupancy for a 7 night stay at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort standard room. Subject to availability, room type, hotel, and travel dates selected. Rate valid for bookings now - 12/2/13 and travel Sunday – Thursday 8/18 – 10/3/13; 12/1 – 12/12/13. Number of rooms available on this promotion is limited. Rates are higher on Friday & Saturday nights. Additional on-site rates and travel dates available. 

†† Not valid at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ and other select attractions. On-site hotel privileges good for hotel stay as indicated on the room key card and Universal Express Unlimited Pass. Only valid for the number of guests staying in the room. Paid theme park admission required. Ride access available during normal theme park operating hours only. Not valid for separately ticketed special events. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice. 

��†† Based on seasonal peak pricing for the Universal Express Unlimited Express pass. 

Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations is registered with the State of Florida as a seller of travel. Registration number ST-24215. All rights reserved. ��2013 Wet 'n Wild - Orlando. All rights reserved. ©2013 Sea World Parks & Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2013 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.



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