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Oscar Wilde Tours

Oscar Wilde Tours is the world's only gay history tour company and it was started by Professor Andrew Lear, who we met in May of 2015 in New York City. Professor Lear is easily the best tour guide you could have on gay history because he's a leading scholar on sex in Ancient Greece and sexuality throughout the ages. He co-authored the publication called Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty: Boys Were Their Gods, which investigates the male on male love depicted on ancient Greek vase paintings. He's even been a professor at several universities on the subject including New York University, Columbia and Pomona College.

Oscar Wilde Tours also recently won the silver Travvy award for the best LGBT tour operator in 2016 and they've expanded their operations in New York. They offer several walking tours in New York City where you can discover the gay history of the city. In addition, they also operate several different tours throughout the year in Europe including trips to Italy, Greece, Paris and London.


Save up to $50 or more on European tours with Oscar Wilde Tours when mentioning Two Bad Tourists at time of booking online.

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 Looking for group trips and pre-planned itineraries? Check out these great tours in New York plus trips to London & Paris, Italy and Greece!


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New York Tours

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This is the tour for you if you're interested in discovering the gay history of New York. Sure, most people know the story about the Stonewall Riots back in 1969 which was one of the main events leading to LGBT liberation. But there are plenty more secrets to be unveiled in this city like when Mae West went to jail in New York for creating a pro-gay-rights play all the way back in 1926. Yes, Walt Whitman even read his homoerotic poems way back before the Stonewall Riots to friends at a bar on Broadway as well. Take a city stroll with Oscar Wilde Tours and they'll bring it all out of the closet. They've created the first tour giving the entire gay history of New York City and even do a special visit to the Metropolitan Museum which is full of homoerotic art. Special Offer! Save 5% New York City walking tours with Oscar Wilde Tours – use the booking code “TWOBADTOURISTS” at time of booking online.

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London & Paris

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Gay London & Paris, the gay side of Europe’s two great cities – Next tour: August 14-22, 2017. London and Paris have always played a big role in gay history. Famous names like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde (hence the name of the company!), King Henri III and Yves Saint Laurent have major roles in the gay history of these cities and you'll discover it all during your trip. No doubt these two world class cities are amazing on their own, but you'll also learn so much more about the gay history during your eight days with Oscar Wilde Tours – discovering the gay history from the Renaissance to the modern age.

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Italy

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Gay Italy, from Caesar to Michelangelo and beyond – Next Tour: September 20-29, 2017. You'll discover the glory of the Renaissance during your visits to Rome, Naples and Florence on this amazing adventure with Oscar Wilde Tours. Rome alone is a magnificent place full of art and history and so many gay stories to be unveiled. Italy is full of gay history from the Cesaers and Michaelanglo to cover ups with Popes throughout the ages. Join the adventure and learn about the gay side of this amazing country, which still to this day is not fully out of the closet. Both Professor Lear and local guides will show you the inside secrets plus you'll also get to relax in a number of great hotels while enjoying fabulous Italian foods and wines from three of Italy’s top culinary regions.

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Greece

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Gay Greece, homeland of democracy, philosophy…and same-sex love – Next tour: September 7-19, 2017. More than 2,000 years ago the ancients Greeks developed some of the most sophisticated forms of governing, philosophy, theater and art – which still play a major role in Western culture today. Same-sex love was part of their society back then and there's so much history to be discovered about this incredible society. You'll visit Athens, Olympia, Delphi and Mykonos on this amazing adventure with Oscar Wilde Tours – a journey you'll never forget. Plus, you can even add a 3 night extension trip to Istanbul afterwards.

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Save up to $50 or more on European tours with Oscar Wilde Tours when mentioning Two Bad Tourists at time of booking online.