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We are experts in gay holidays and LGBT travel. No matter who you love, we believe that you should be able to explore the world as freely as possible. From gay honeymoons to the best gay holiday destinations, we know our stuff.

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The Out Of Office concierge team includes destination experts who can offer you the best gay travel advice based on where you want to go.

We're firm believers in opening the world to all and that means sometimes you may want to travel to places where being gay is not quite as acceptable as at home. We understand this - indeed we've experienced it ourselves and so our experts will always offer open and honest advice on a destination.

From the Maldives where it's illegal to be gay but the hotels we work with offer honeymoon benefits to same-sex couples, to liberal and welcoming countries like Canada and Spain, between us we've covered almost every corner of the globe.

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LGBT Travel Laws

With the law relating to same-sex marriage and other pertinent laws changing in countries worldwide on a regular basis, it’s important to ensure you are fully briefed on a country’s laws, customs and regulations before you travel.

At Out Of Office, we ensure that all our clients are aware of the local laws and customs in as much detail as necessary before your trip. There are some destinations which we advise clients to steer clear of for their own safety. Luckily they are few and far between but we believe in being up front about where we recommend and where requires more caution.

There are many destinations where the reality is somewhat different to the law. For example, in the Maldives it is illegal to be gay but we have handpicked a number of properties that we are proud to say can offer honeymoon benefits to gay couples. Staff are well trained and you’ll be surrounded by many western couples also enjoying their honeymoon.

You do of course, need to be aware that not every destination is suitable for gay travel. We regularly get asked where it’s illegal to be gay. Every page of our website provides up-to-date information on the law in a destination that is regularly updated. These range from a country’s same-sex marriage law or whether it is legal to be gay when on holiday.

We ensure you understand the laws before travel, but we believe that it’s always best to be honest with our clients. Unfortunately, it would be impossible for us to guarantee that you will be encounter-free on your trip, but we also recognise that most gay people are used to dealing with certain prejudices and that by being aware about the laws in a country our clients can be mindful of the issues before they arise.

For example, it might be that in some places we advise you that it isn’t safe for a gay couple to hold hands or show any public display of affection. Indeed, in some countries this is frowned upon for straight couples as well. A good example of this is, again, the Maldives. We would suggest that our clients don’t make reference to being a gay couple at the airport in Male, but that when you reach your resort it becomes a lot easier and you shouldn’t encounter problems.

When travelling as a family, it’s also important to ensure that you have the correct documentation with you pertaining to your children. Some countries will only recognise one parent as the legal guardian and it’s important to always get the most up-to-date advice from the relevant authorities such as the Foreign Office if you are a British citizen or the local embassy for your country in the relevant destination. If you have adopted a child, it’s important to carry the adoption papers with you at all times and seek legal advice where necessary.

As with all our trips, it’s a prerequisite that you have adequate travel insurance for the holiday you book.

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Types of Gay Holiday

Out Of Office was set up with one goal – to make LGBT travel better, easier and more accessible. If you are looking for LGBT holidays then look no further. For years gay travel has been notoriously poorly serviced by a slew of companies and we’re here to change that. Everything you see on our website is there as inspiration to help give you ideas for your next gay holiday. We specialise in luxury tailor-made holidays and there are lots of ideas to consider depending on what you what to get out of your holiday.

If you are looking for a gay adventure holiday then there are lots of destinations you can consider. From Australia and New Zealand to Vietnam and Cambodia, we tailor-make gay holidays from scratch and make the impossible, possible.

We have some great gay city break destinations if you are looking for a weekend getaway. Barcelona is a very gay friendly destination and is a wonderful city to explore. Discover the works of Gaudi dotted around the city and head to the famous Sagrada Familia. In the evening there is plenty to do and the gay district, Eixample, has loads of gay bars and clubs. Other great city breaks include MadridBerlin and Amsterdam.

Gay group holidays are great ways to travel if you are a solo traveller looking to meet like minded people whilst exploring incredible destinations. One of our best gay group holiday destinations is Peru, where you can venture on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu and explore the cities of Cusco and Lima which are rich in Peruvian culture and history. Costa Rica is also a great destination if you are looking for adventure where you can explore the rainforest and the volcanic national parks. A gay group vacation is a great way for those looking for a gay singles holiday to meet other people and is especially appealing if you are a gay solo traveller looking to join others.

A lot of our clients like to go on a gay cruise or sailing. It’s a great way to explore a selection of destinations on one trip. From the Galapagos Islands to the Caribbean we cover a wide range of destinations as well as offering gay river cruises. You’ll find some gay only cruises but we also work with the world’s major cruise lines if you are looking to travel to a destination that those itineraries don’t cover. Again it’s a great way to travel if you are a gay solo traveller as you are likely to meet others and mingle with like-minded people.

If you are looking for a gay sailing holiday then there are several options to consider. If you have a group already, we can organise a private boat charter with a gay friendly skipper. Alternatively if you are a solo traveller or a small party, then we have lots of gay group sailing departures to destinations all over the world including GreeceCroatiaItaly and the Bahamas. Again, you will have a gay skipper on board who will guide you throughout the holiday.

With hundreds of ideas, you’re bound to find something that you like and if you don’t then you can send us a general enquiry and we’ll be able to build the perfect gay holiday itinerary for you.

Our sister site TravelGay.com is also a great resource if you’re looking for the best gay club or best gay bar in a destination.

In this day and age it’s easy to book travel online, but it lacks the expert advice and destination knowledge that our team has and can acquire. We have the very best contacts in destinations around the world which have been built up through years of travelling and when it comes to personalised service, Out Of Office is second to none in the gay travel sphere.

We do not charge for our services or for planning your gay friendly itinerary and our prices are competitive to every online booking engine. You’ll often find that if you’re visiting multiple destinations we are even more competitively priced than if you were to arrange the trip yourself.

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Gay Group Holidays

We realise that lots of people like travelling alone but also knowing that they will meet people on their travels. That’s where our gay group holiday service comes in. We have access to hundreds of group departures throughout the year which are ideal if you are looking to join a group of like-minded guys to travel to incredible destinations worldwide.

Gay group holidays are perfect if you are a gay solo traveller looking to meet new people and explore incredible destinations. We cover everything from adventure group trips to Peru to group yoga retreats to Italy.

The great thing about group travel is that you have a gay guide with you the whole time who is there to show you the destination from a local’s perspective. Some people prefer the security when travelling in a group, especially if you are travelling to tricky destinations or places where it is illegal to be gay. Everything is organised and planned in advance by an expert, giving you more time to take in the experience.

For most group trips, you will share a room with another person. However, if you prefer more privacy you can pay to have your own room for a small supplement. Browse our selection of gay group trips.

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Gay Holidays

Out Of Office was set up with one goal – to make LGBT travel better, easier and more accessible. If you are looking for LGBT holidays then look no further. For years gay travel has been notoriously poorly serviced by a slew of companies and we’re here to change that. Everything you see on our website is there as inspiration to help give you ideas for your next gay holiday. We specialise in luxury tailor-made holidays and there are lots of ideas to consider depending on what you what to get out of your holiday.

If you are looking for a gay adventure holiday then there are lots of destinations you can consider. From Australia and New Zealand to Vietnam and Cambodia, we tailor-make gay holidays from scratch and make the impossible, possible.

We have some great gay city break destinations if you are looking for a weekend getaway. Barcelona is a very gay friendly destination and is a wonderful city to explore. Discover the works of Gaudi dotted around the city and head to the famous Sagrada Familia. In the evening there is plenty to do and the gay district, Eixample, has loads of gay bars and clubs. Other great city breaks include MadridBerlin and Amsterdam.

Gay group holidays are great ways to travel if you are a solo traveller looking to meet like minded people whilst exploring incredible destinations. One of our best gay group holiday destinations is Peru, where you can venture on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu and explore the cities of Cusco and Lima which are rich in Peruvian culture and history. Costa Rica is also a great destination if you are looking for adventure where you can explore the rainforest and the volcanic national parks. A gay group vacation is a great way for those looking for a gay singles holiday to meet other people and is especially appealing if you are a gay solo traveller looking to join others.

A lot of our clients like to go on a gay cruise or sailing. It’s a great way to explore a selection of destinations on one trip. From the Galapagos Islands to the Caribbean we cover a wide range of destinations as well as offering gay river cruises. You’ll find some gay only cruises but we also work with the world’s major cruise lines if you are looking to travel to a destination that those itineraries don’t cover. Again it’s a great way to travel if you are a gay solo traveller as you are likely to meet others and mingle with like-minded people.

If you are looking for a gay sailing holiday then there are several options to consider. If you have a group already, we can organise a private boat charter with a gay friendly skipper. Alternatively if you are a solo traveller or a small party, then we have lots of gay group sailing departures to destinations all over the world including GreeceCroatiaItaly and the Bahamas. Again, you will have a gay skipper on board who will guide you throughout the holiday.

With hundreds of ideas, you’re bound to find something that you like and if you don’t then you can send us a general enquiry and we’ll be able to build the perfect gay holiday itinerary for you.

Our sister site TravelGay.com is also a great resource if you’re looking for the best gay club or best gay bar in a destination.

In this day and age it’s easy to book travel online, but it lacks the expert advice and destination knowledge that our team has and can acquire. We have the very best contacts in destinations around the world which have been built up through years of travelling and when it comes to personalised service, Out Of Office is second to none in the gay travel sphere.

We do not charge for our services or for planning your gay friendly itinerary and our prices are competitive to every online booking engine. You’ll often find that if you’re visiting multiple destinations we are even more competitively priced than if you were to arrange the trip yourself.

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Group Trip Departs: • 12th March 2023

Surround yourself with ancient history and a sense of spirituality as you delight in the unbridled freedom of mountainous Bhutan on this unique luxury group trip. The home of Buddhism, the Himilayas, and a plethora of breathtaking natural vistas, there’s...

Gay Group Trip: Mekong River Cruise
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Group Trip Departs: • 17th October 2023

Follow the Mekong River and indulge in fascinating culture on a small luxury group trip through the gorgeous landscapes and ancient settlements of Vietnam and Cambodia. Coursing through Asia for over 3,000 miles, the Mekong River is one of the...

Gay Group Trip: Washington River Cruise
Gay Group Trip: Washington River Cruise

Group Trip Departs: • 2nd June 2024

Step aboard the American Empress and enjoy the rare experience of a luxury river cruise of some of the Pacific Northwest’s most exciting and beautiful towns and cities. From the picturesque landscapes of Spokane, passengers aboard the American Empress will...

Gay Group Trip: Mediterranean Odyssey
Gay Group Trip: Mediterranean Odyssey

Group Trip Departs: • 14th August 2024

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Group Trip Departs: • 7th February 2023

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Gay Group Trip: India and the Holi Festival
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Group Trip Departs: • 1st March 2023

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Best Gay Holiday Destinations

Thailand

Even though same-sex marriage is not yet legal, Thailand is a very gay-friendly destination. The list of things to do and see is almost endless, from the buzzing city of Bangkok to the beautiful beaches in Phuket.

Thailand

Mykonos

A cosmopolitan Greek island of Mykonos is renowned for being a haven for gay travellers. With a number of bars and beach clubs, the island was famous as a destination loved by former First Lady Jackie Onassis – indeed there are two bars named Jackie O’s after her. The season runs from May to September and the town’s quaint tavernas and bars will ensure you are spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment.

Mykonos

Australia

Now that same-sex marriage in Australia is legal, Australia is one of the most LGBT friendly destinations in the world. With Sydney hosting its annual Mardi Gras celebrations. Head down the East coast and visit Gold Coast, Melbourne and Adelaide and for the adventurous check out the Great Barrier Reef and Ayers Rock.

Australia

Barcelona And Sitges

Known for being very gay-friendly, Barcelona is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities with the gay district Eixample. Sitges is just south of Barcelona and is the perfect addition if you are looking for some beach time. With lots of gay bars and clubs, there is plenty going on in the evening.

Barcelona And Sitges

Miami And Key West

A fantastic two-stop holiday and great if you are looking for a city experience along with some beach time. Key West is also one of the United States most gay-friendly destinations. Miami has one of America’s finest beaches and it’s lined with upscale clubs, bars and boutiques.

Miami And Key West

Canada

Canada was the third country in the world to officially legalise same-sex marriage in 2005. It is a fantastic country to explore, from the rocky mountains to Niagara Falls, to the vibrant city atmosphere in Toronto.

Canada

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