Europe is without a doubt the most gay-friendly region in the world. After all, same-sex marriage was first legalized here in 2001 and 14 of the 21 countries with marriage equality are located in Europe. Not only is Europe a top destination for any traveler, but the amount of LGBT specific offerings found in Europe can’t be beat.
We’re happy to announce that we’ve created our first ever gay travel guide to Europe’s best cities including Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Paris, Nice, Porto and Athens. We’ve even thrown in a guide to Tel Aviv as a bonus given both its popularity with LGBT travelers and its proximity to Europe.
We know that we’ve left out many other great European destinations for LGBT travelers….yes, even some of our favorites including Amsterdam, Lisbon, Stockholm, Sitges, London and Mykonos – just to name a few. But fear not, we’re working on putting together an expanded guide in the months to come.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this guide to some our favorite cities. You’ll find recommendations for sightseeing, transportation, LGBT tours and day trips as well as an extensive list of recommended restaurants, nightlife options and special events.
You can download the guide for free and we’ll email you a PDF so you can use it at any time. The guide is packed with 50 pages of tips and advice featuring eight of Europe’s best LGBT destinations. We’ve done the research to find the best deals, happy hour specials and have even collaborated with many business and tour operators to offer you discounts worth more than 500€.
What are you waiting for? Download the guide now! We’ll even notify you later this year when we expand the guide so you can get fist access to our travel tips for even more of Europe’s great cities.
Are you interested in group trips or pre-planned itineraries to Europe? We’ve listed some of our favorite LGBT tour companies here which all offer trips to Europe and more. You’ll find everything from gay city tours in Barcelona and London to adventure trips to Iceland and Croatia.
Detours Travel is a company that offers adventure trips to gay travelers. While the trips are open to anyone, the group atmosphere is especially desirable to singles who want to travel but may not have someone to travel with. Their approach is focused on creating interesting cultural and active experiences while offering their guests some amount of flexibility during the trip to customize their adventure. They offer trips to Peru, Costa Rica, Greece, Thailand and Spain. Special offer! Save $100 on all trips with the promo code “TWOBADTOURISTS” when booking online.
OUT Adventures brings an entirely new world of travel to gay men, their friends and family. Step outside the confines of a typical resort holiday and take the road less traveled. Choose from: Active, Comfort, In Style and Short Breaks. Each trip style has its own special perks and will expose you to a different adventure experience. By choosing OUT Adventures, you’ll stay at locally owned hotels, travel with local guides, support local craftsmen and eat at local restaurants. Special offer! Save up to $200 on any OUT Adventures trip. You’ll save $50 on each trip, plus an additional $150 if you’re one of the first 4 people to book. Use our special booking code “TWOBADTOURISTS” to get your discount.
Your ‘go-to’ tour company in Italy. These guys will show you the best Italy has to offer and they even recently launched a gay-oriented tour of the Vatican Museum. They offer everything from simple day tours to full service travel packages all around Italy to places like Rome, Florence, Naples, the Almafi Coast, Venice and more. Special Offer! You can even save 5% on all tours with Quiiky Travel. Just mention TWOBADTOURISTS when booking for your discount.
Oscar Wilde Tours
In addition to historical tours of New York, Oscar Wilde Tours also offers luxury group trips to Paris, London, Florence and Rome. The tours focus on gay history, art and culture and are great for anyone looking for a full service group trip with an educational and cultural focus. Special Offer! You can even save $50 or more on all European tours with Oscar Wilde Tours. Just mention TWOBADTOURISTS when booking for your discount.
Rainbow tours offers holiday packages to Barcelona and Tel Aviv (in conjunction with OUTstanding Travel). The packages range from 6 to 12 days and include full services including airport pickup, hotel stay and city tours. Special Offer! You can even save 10% with Rainbow Tours. Just mention TWOBADTOURISTS when booking for your discount.
The first and only tour company in Iceland offering gay tours, activities and wedding planning services. They are the best guides and hosts for everything gay in Iceland. They offer complete packages for a stay in Iceland including hotel and group or private tours. Tours go to some of Iceland’s most famous places including the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, Northern Lights excursions, the south shore and more. Special Offer! You can even receive a discount on all tours operated by Pink Iceland. Just mention TWOBADTOURISTS when booking for your discount.
Gay Holidays in Bulgaria
Get to know Bulgaria and its undiscovered treasures. Gay Holidays in Bulgaria can provide you with the newest information about Bulgarian gay life and the most interesting Gay offers for tourists. The land of golden beaches, snowy mountains and wild nightlife is ready to offer you the vacation of your life! Trips include the Spring Gay Tour, the Gay Weekend in Sofia and the Gay Weekend in Sofia & Plovdiv. Special Offer! You can even receive a discount on all tours with Gay Holidays in Bulgaria. Just mention TWOBADTOURISTS when booking for your discount.
Out of Office
Out of Office is a new and one-of-a-kind online agency that offers more than 100 different LGBT-friendly travel packages in more than 30 countries. They pride themselves in working only with suppliers who welcome everyone, regardless of who you love. All itineraries are built from the ground up with gay people in mind but open to all. From the Galapagos to Cambodia, from Australia to Canada, all itineraries have been built to give you inspiration and put experiential travel back into the heart of travel.
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