Join us on this special all-access tour of Germany, ‘above and below’, where we’ll learn of ancient history, enter the castles of kings, explore the secrets of The Third Reich, and end with a stunning overlap into Oktoberfest.
Gay Cultural Tour
The United Kingdom is a culturally fascinating country with countless well-preserved historical treasures. On this tour, we’ll visit some of these awe-inspiring places and learn about their past. Delight in an in-depth cultural tour featuring medieval architectural marvels, more contemporary historical sites and cities as well as natural wonders unique to the region.
During the height of the Holy Roman Empire, Central Europe nurtured architectural and musical influences that continue to this day. Enjoy our gay cultural tour with walking, concerts, rejuvenating baths, and ample time to explore.
On our gay travel tour, we will see the classic landmarks of Greece’s Golden Age in Athens, Sparta, Olympia, and Delphi. We will also wander the lanes of ancient coastal villages of the Peloponnese Peninsula. Conclude your tour with our relaxing 3-day optional extension to the picturesque (and very gay-friendly) island of Crete.
Savor the bounty of the rich traditions of Italy’s Adriatic coastal region of Puglia. By day explore mountain towns, seaside villages, Swabian castles and cave homes that pre-date the Renaissance. Then each evening relax in our authentic 14th-century villa over a dinner featuring produce, meat and fish from the region, and olive oil and wine from the villa’s own fields.
Join HE Travel President Phil Sheldon to explore the unique culture of Japan, where he lived for three years. Our gay Japan tour starts in modern Tokyo, then pauses at a traditional lodge that’s a short walk from the snow monkeys of the Japanese Alps. Next is Kyoto, with its abundance of temples and gardens and a visit to an art museum built into a hillside. Our carefully designed Extension visits Himeji Castle and the world-renowned Benesse Art Site on Naoshima Island. It concludes in Hiroshima to see both the solemn Peace Park and beautiful Miyajima Island.