Luxury Gay culture vacations vacations

Gay culture vacations

Nothing expands your cultural horizons quite like travel. From cuisine and customs to arts and architecture, the best way to really get to know a destination is to immerse yourself in its cultural life. Our gay culture vacations let you explore global locations far and wide, giving you an immediate opportunity to truly enrich your world. 

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At Out Of Office, our gay culture vacations connect you to your destinations in a fun and profoundly interesting way. From the world’s greatest museums and bucket list archaeological sites, to that quaint little restaurant frequented by locals, you will explore off the beaten path, just the way you like it. 

Some of our most popular cultural highlights are the spectacular ancient cities of Peru’s Machu Picchu, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and Mexico’s Chichen Itza. To book your gay culture vacation to remember, contact a member of our sales concierge team today.

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Machu Picchu was built by the Incas in the 15th century. No one knows exactly what purpose it served, but it was clearly a fortress and royal residence of some kind. When the conquistadors invaded Peru and brought down the Inca civilization, Machu Picchu was abandoned and forgotten. It was “rediscovered” in the early 20th-century. It’s been the major cultural highlight of Peru ever since. The so-called Lost City of the Incas has to be seen once in a lifetime.

Ayutthaya was once the capital of Thailand. It prospered from 1350 to 1767, when it was overrun by the Burmese. Today and it’s a splendid ruin and major cultural highlights of Thailand. It takes roughly an hour to drive from Ayutthaya to Bangkok.

Cancun is a great resort destination and a perennial favourite for Out Of Office travellers. Many of the resorts offer all-inclusive options, so you can unwind and indulge all you like. Eventually, all the relaxation could become exhausting and you may be craving a culture fix. If so, take a trip to Chichén Itzá and catch a glimpse of the Mayan civilization that once prospered in what is now Mexico. The temples are remarkably well preserved.



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Indochina Heritage Road Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia If you want to explore multi-faceted culture, Out Of Office’s Indochina experience will tempt you. Roam round markets filled with local chatter, handmade souvenirs and a buzzing atmosphere. Gaze at city views...

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Santorini is one of our most popular trips for a romantic vacation. If you’re looking for a culture fix in Santorini head to Akrotiri. Here you’ll see a rare glimpse of life in the Bronze Age. The Minoans once flourished in these parts until the eruption of Thera unleashed a wave of destruction around 3,500 years ago. The volcanic eruption preserved some of the frescoes painted by Minoan artists. They’re some of the world’s oldest surviving artworks.

Art enthusiasts will be enthralled by Italy. European aristocrats used to set out on grand tours of the continent to discover the cultural highlights of the Renaissance and antiquity. In many ways, the grand tours created tourism as we now know it. Unless you’d visited Italy and seen its great artworks, you wouldn’t have been considered cultured.

The constituent parts of the UK are made up of very ancient cultures. When Lincoln Cathedral was completed in 1311, it was the world’s tallest buildings and the first building to ascend higher than the Great Pyramid Of Giza. The UK’s vast capital city was originally founded by the Romans, partly abandoned when they left and later the centre of the world’s biggest empire. London is a great cultural highlight, as it combines ancient history with hyper-modernity.



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Luxury Machu Picchu
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Discover the mystery and magic that awaits you amongst the mountaintops in Peru, hidden amongst the clouds, holding secrets of centuries and empires past just waiting to be discovered. This itinerary takes you to the fascinating lost civilisation of Machu...

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Gay Group Trip: The Mystical & Modern Japan

Group Trip Departs: • 23rd October 2024

Embark on an unforgettable journey 11-day gay group trip in the captivating country of Japan. This luxury trip is designed for the LGBTQ+ community, offering a unique and immersive experience in the Land of the Rising Sun. Begin your adventure...

Deserts & Savannas Namibia Safari
Deserts & Savannas Namibia Safari

Group Trip Departs: • 10th April 2024

Namibia, the soul of Africa, is a land of incredible contrasts that encompasses the ocean, dunes, mountains, and deserts. In this exclusive small group journey, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring sand dunes of Sossusvlei, witness ancient vistas,...

Hidden Gems of Colombia
Hidden Gems of Colombia

Group Trip Departs: • 25th January 2024

Escape the winter and discover the vibrant and culturally rich hotspots of Colombia, where the sun shines brighter, and the rhythm never stops. Immerse yourself in the captivating history and breathtaking natural beauty of Bogotá, Medellín, and Guatapé. Let your...

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Treasures of Venice & the Dalmatian Coast Cruise

Group Trip Departs: • 17th August 2024

Luxuriate in this summer journey that will wind it’s way from the canals of Venice to the stunning port of Hvar, ranked among the most beautiful destinations in the world. Immerse yourself in the magic of sailing on the Royal...