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United Kingdom Gay Grand Tour

United Kingdom Gay Grand Tour

London, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh & Glasgow (UK)

9 Days from London to Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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London England gay tourThe UK is one of the best places to be gay thanks not only to laws protecting and promoting equality, but a fairly liberal-minded population. Saying that, there are definitely some cities that offer more for the gay traveler than others. Britain is one of the world’s most welcoming nations when it comes to LGBT visitors. From loud and proud Pride festivals annually to hundreds of queer pubs and gay-friendly hotels, explore the highlights with our guides to the best LGBT destinations in United Kingdom.

 

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United Kingdom Gay Grand Tour Highlights

• Individual & Small Group suggested tour

• Featuring: London - Stonenhenge - Bath - Stratford Upon Avon - Liverpool - Manchester - Lake District - Edinburgh - Glasgow

• Get a glimpse into the royal and gay life in London

• Turn back time with the visit of Stonehenge

• Learn more about Shakespeare's Life in Stratford-upon-Avon

• Walk thourgh Liverpool, the city where The Beatles were born and rose to fame

• Explore Edinburgh, soaking in the Scottish city's Georgian charms

• Discover why Glasgow has been declared on of the friendliest cities in the world

• LGBT Friendly Tour Guide for Gaily Tours and Excursions

 

Gay London tour

 

United Kingdom Gay Grand Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to London, United Kingdom
Gay London tour• Arrival transfer from airport to your hotel.
• Accommodation and free time for shopping and dinner.
• Overnight at your hotel.

Home to Europe's largest gay and lesbian population, London remains a hot spot for the discerning international gay traveller. And with more than 300 languages spoken (though you'll need just the one) and nearly a third of the population born outside of the country, you don't get much more international.

The capital of United Kingdom is famed for its diverse populations and welcoming attitude, and that’s why for many people there’s just no place like London. Soho and Vauxhall are the main areas for drinking and clubbing in London, although as a major tourist destination you'll feel comfortable and welcome wherever you go.

 

Day 2 - London Gay Tour
London gay tour• Buffet Breakfast and be ready to admire the spectacular city of London with our Gay or Lesbian Tour guide.

• Start your tour by the shores of the Thames, where you will learn the history of the city that has become one of the most important financial districts of the world: City of London. You will then go deep into a semiprivate area with a hidden medieval Templar church. Step by step you will arrive to the feet of the imposing dome of St Paul’s Cathedral that dominates the City, and we will walk through hundreds of businessmen and women until we reach the Bank of England surrounded by skyscrapers.

• Continue to monument to the history of the Great Fire, London Bridge, and finally reach the London Tower and Tower Bridge (entrance fee to the Tower included), a perfect ending that will make you see with a different look this special part of the great London.

• Lunch on your own.

• Afterwards enjoy an LGBT walking guided tour of the city, offering a unique and unusual view to the hidden parts of London that few people know about.

• Start your experience of Gay London in Soho district. This is also known for its LGBT vibe and it's where you’ll find many of London’s sex shops, burlesque shows and gay and lesbian bars. London is a city with 2000 years of history where some of the most influential people in the world have walked these streets and many have left a distinct footprint.

• On the Secret London LGBT Tour we will show you a side of London away from the usual tourist trail – we’ll take you along gas lit alleyways, past old pubs and bookshops, remnants of sprawling mansions, unusual art and secret societies.

• Explore also the spectacular, where many gay and bisexual notables were interred include King William III and his boyfriend William Bentinck. Inside the Abbey you will also discover a small stained glass memorial, unveiled in Poets' Corner, dedicated to Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilde, playwright and aesthete. The window, above the monument to Geoffrey Chaucer, was designed by Graham Jones and contains small lozenges within it which have been filled, or will be filled in the future, with names of poets and writers.

• Dinner on your own and free night for party. Overnight in London.

Rainbow Tips: London has a very open, vibrant and diverse gay scene with something for everyone. London has two main ‘gay villages’ located in Soho and Vauxhall.

 

Day 3 - London - Stonehenge - Bath
Stonehenge gay tour• Buffet Breakfast and departure to the circles of Stonehenge.

• Located in the middle of Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is unique among stone circles and its construction still defies belief. The first stone was placed here 5000 years ago and the structure was finally completed 1400 years later.

• Lunch on your own.

• Continue to Bath's Georgian Crescents to find elegant stone buildings with terraces, crescents, and graceful squares. Visit the original 2000-year-old Roman Baths and Georgian Pump Room with its natural mineral water.

• Free time in the city of Bath to visit the ancient Roman Baths, the best preserved Roman Bath complex in Northern Europe.

• Dinner on your own and overnight at your hotel in Bath.

 

Day 4 - Bath - Cotswolds - Stratford-upon-Avon - Liverpool Gay Tour
Stratford-upon-Avon, England gay tour• Buffet Breakfast and departure towards north into the Heart of England through the villages of the Cotswolds, with its stone and thatch cottages, to the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, a charming market town. You will see Anne Hathaway's cottage, the school that William Shakespeare attended, and Shakespeare's birthplace.

• Enjoy time at leisure in this historic town, where the Bard's plays are still performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

• Lunch on your own.

• Then travel to lively Liverpool for a change of pace, where The Beatles were born and rose to fame.

• Together with your Gay or Lesbian guide, explore the notable sights made famous in song by the Beatles - Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields.

• Then view the legendary Cavern Club where the Beatles began their journey to fame and Liverpool's stunning Albert Dock complex, a reminder of Liverpool's history as a great and prosperous port.

• Dinner on your own and overnight in Liverpool.

 

Day 5 - Liverpool - Manchester
Manchester Gay tour• Buffet Breakfast and free time in the morning.

• In the late morning, departure by Train to Manchester. Lunch on your own. Afterwards accommodation at your hotel.

• You will then meet your LGBT Friendly Tour Guide for an extraordinary walking tour of the city. Manchester has a thriving LGBT scene, centred around the world famous Canal Street – home of “The Village”. A beacon of celebration in the city, the Gay Village is a must for any visitor to Manchester.

• Be ready to admire the major highlights of Manchester such as the own Hall, John Ryland’s Library, Royal Exchange Theatre and the Cathedral.

• Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Manchester.

Rainbow Tips: With a combination of bars, clubs, restaurants and green spaces set alongside a long stretch of the Rochdale Canal, Manchester’s Gay Village has something to suit all tastes.

 

Day 6 - Manchester - Lake District - Moffat - Edinburgh
Lake District gay tour• Buffet Breakfast and departure to Moffat and Edinburgh.

• Travel along the shores of Windermere, the largest lake in England at the heart of the rolling hills of the picturesque Lake District, stopping for tea and fresh-baked scones at a local farmhouse.

• Continue towards the charming village of Grasmere, the 19th century home of the poet William Wordsworth.

• Lunch on your own.

• Next, cross into Scotland at the border town of Gretna Green, famous for its "runaway" weddings, and past Moffat, known for its high quality wool products.

• Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, with its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture and winding medieval streets. During your stay, discover the city's rich heritage and historic buildings. Its Old and New Town are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Steeped in history, progressive, quirky and knows how to throw one hell of a party, Gay Edinburgh is a rising star on gay travelers radars. Edinburgh truly has something for everyone, and if queer travelers can draw themselves away from the all-night parties of the infamous ‘Pink Triangle’, they will find internationally renown art galleries, picturesque nature, creative design stores, hipster coffee shops (frequented by even cuter Scottish guys and girls). And, of course, plenty of historic streets, panoramic views, and architectural gems!

• Free time. Dinner on your own and overnight at your hotel in Edinburgh.

 

Day 7 - Edinburgh Gay Tour
Edinburgh Scotland gay tour• Buffet Breakfast and together with your LGBT Friendly Tour Guide, explore the amazing city of Edinburgh.

• Admire the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace, the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, and Princes Street.

• Lunch on your own.

• In the afternoon take a look to Edinburgh Castle, where you can see The Crown Room, Royal Palace, St. Margaret's Chapel, and much more!

• Rest of day day free for shopping.

• Dinner in your own. Overnight at your hotel in Edinburgh.

Rainbow Tips: Edinburgh has a vibrant gay scene "the Pink Triangle," centred around the top of Leith walk, just off Princes Street, Edinburgh's main thoroughfare.

 

Day 8 - Edinburgh - Glasgow - Edinburgh
Glasgow Scotland gay tour• Buffet Breakfast and departure by train to Glasgow for a full day Gaily Excursion.

• Once an industrial engine of the Empire, post industrial Glasgow has re-invented itself and is undergoing a massive regeneration. The shipyards have been replaced by some of the most exciting architecture in the UK. The Victorian centre contains some of the best shopping outside London.

• Glasgow's museums and art galleries add to its rich cultural life making this one of the most exciting cities in Britain.

• Enjoy your walking tour with your local LGBT Friendly Tour Guide.

• Lunch on your own. Afternoon free for individual visits and shopping.

• Back to Edinburgh by train.

• Dinner in your own. Overnight at your hotel in Edinburgh.

 

Day 9 - Edinburgh Departure
• Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the Edinburgh airport.

 

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What's Included:

• 8 Nights Accommodation in selected gay friendly hotels
• All Breakfasts
• Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from London Heathrow Airport to London Hotel
• Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of London (3h)
• Entrance Fee – Tower Bridge
• Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of London (3h)
• Entrance Fee – Westminster Abbey
• Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from London to Stonehenge and Bath
• Entrance Fee – Stonehenge
• Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Bath to Cotswolds – Stratfor-Upon-Avon – Liverpool
• Entrance Fee – Shakespeare's Birthplace
• Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Liverpool (3h)
• Local Train from Liverpool to Manchester
• Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Manchester (3h)
• Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Manchester to Lake District – Moffat – Edinburgh
• Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Edinburgh (3h)
• Entrance Fee – Edinburgh Castle
• Local Train from Liverpool to Manchester
• Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Manchester (3h)
• Local Train from Manchester to Liverpool
• Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Edinburgh Hotel to Edinburgh Airport
• LGBT Friendly Tour Guide for Gaily Tours and Excursions

 

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Hotel Samples

The Z Hotel Soho, London, 3*
The Z Hotel Soho, LondonThe Z Hotel Soho is situated in the heart of London’s West End and provides compact and luxurious accommodation with a contemporary design. Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden are all within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.

All rooms include hand crafted beds, a 40-inch Samsung HD TV with free Sky Sports and Movie channels, free WiFi and an en-suite shower room with complimentary toiletries. Each room also has under-bed storage for an overnight bag and wall-mounted hanging space for clothing. The Z Hotel Soho also offers wheelchair accessible rooms.

The Z Hotel Soho roomContinental breakfast is served in The Z Café every morning. Dishes include fresh croissants, pastries, cereals, fresh fruit salad and bacon rolls. A selection of salads, sandwiches and hot savoury dishes are on offer throughout the day. In the summer, guests can enjoy food and drinks in the hotel courtyard.

Prince Edward Theatre and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club are only a minute’s walk from the hotel, and Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Underground Stations can be reached within 5 minutes on foot.

 

Holiday Inn Express Bath Hotel, Bath, 3*
Carlton-Europe Hotel, InterlakenHoliday Inn Express Bath is a 10-minute walk from the magnificent Roman centre of Bath, a World Heritage city. Free WiFi is available throughout.

The Great Room is a spacious guest lounge which is home to a licensed bar and also where guests can enjoy the inclusive Express Start buffet breakfast, which includes continental items such as pastries, fruit and cereal. Four hot items, including bacon, scrambled eggs, beans and sausages, are also available.

Holiday Inn Express Bath Hotel roomGuests can order from the hotel's snack menu, and pizzas are available. The lounge bar is open throughout the day with beers, craft beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks as well as teas and coffees.

All rooms feature air conditioning, en suite facilities and a flat-screen TV. Rooms also have tea and coffee-making facilities for guests to enjoy.

 

The Liner Liverpool Hotel, Liverpool, 3*
The Liner Liverpool HotelBased on a classic cruise ship, The Liner offers nautical décor and cabin-style rooms with marble bathrooms. Liverpool Lime Street Station is just 2 minutes’ walk away.

The Liner Hotel is located in the heart of Liverpool’s centre, and provides free parking for guests. The O2 Academy is just a 2-minute walk, while St John’s Shopping Centre is 5 minutes’ walk away.

The Liner Liverpool Hotel roomWith an LCD TV and free Wi-Fi, each modern cabin includes luxury toiletries in the bathroom. Cabins also feature tea/coffee facilities, a hairdryer, and a mini bar.

The Seven Seas Brasserie serves a range of menus and traditional cuisine, overlooked by a huge indoor fish tank. The Atlantic Room offers an extensive breakfast buffet, with free newspapers and unlimited tea and coffee.

 

Ibis Styles Manchester Portland Hotel, Manchester, 3*
Ibis Styles Manchester Portland HotelIbis Styles Manchester Portland is opposite Piccadilly Gardens, close to the Northern Quarter. Featuring a lively bar, restaurant and high-speed WiFi throughout, the hotel is just 5 minutes' walk from Piccadilly Station.

The weather-themed rooms at Ibis Styles Manchester Portland have a private bathroom with free toiletries. Rooms offer tea and coffee facilities, a work desk, air conditioning and a hairdryer. All rooms have a flat-screen LCD TV.

Ibis Styles Manchester Portland Hotel roomJamboree serves a modern brasserie menu and varied wine list. The bar offers a range of beverages and snacks. The bar also has a TV.

In Manchester’s centre, Ibis Styles Manchester Portland is just 300 m from Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station. Lively Canal Street is a 5-minute walk away, and Old Trafford is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Manchester Arena and the city's theatres can also be found nearby.

 

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre Hotel, Edinburgh, 3*
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre HotelIn Edinburgh’s New Town, this Georgian building is just a 5-minute walk from bustling Princes Street and Edinburgh Rail Station. It offers free Wi-Fi access and serves a free buffet breakfast every morning.

Modern rooms at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre each have satellite TV and free tea and coffee. Tiled private bathrooms all feature a power shower and a hairdryer.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre Hotel roomA free daily buffet breakfast with both hot and cold items is provided in the Great Room. The relaxed lounge bar stocks a wide range of whiskies. Evening menus are on offer at restaurants on the hotel doorstep.

The restaurants, bars and cinema in the Omni Centre are opposite this Holiday Inn Express. Impressive Edinburgh Castle is 1.6 km away, whilst the galleries surrounding Queens Street Gardens are a half-mile walk.

 

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United Kingdom Gay Grand Tour Prices

Tour Date Description Guests
Per person
€ (EUR)

9 Days Tour Only in Low Season (January; February; March; November; December), Per Person, Double Occupancy. Single supplement - EUR 490

2 Persons

€ 2,800

4 Persons

€ 2,000

6 Persons
€ 1,700

8 Persons
€ 1,600

10 Persons
€ 1,500

12 Persons
€ 1,100

9 Days Tour Only in Mid Season (April; May; June; September; October), Per Person, Double Occupancy. Single supplement - EUR 490

2 Persons

€ 2,900

4 Persons

€ 2,100

6 Persons
€ 1,800

8 Persons
€ 1,700

10 Persons
€ 1,600

12 Persons
€ 1,300

9 Days Tour Only in High Season (June; July; August), Per Person, Double Occupancy. Single supplement - EUR 490

2 Persons

€ 3,000

4 Persons

€ 2,200

6 Persons
€ 1,900

8 Persons
€ 1,800

10 Persons
€ 1,700

12 Persons
€ 1,500

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Prices are per person in EUR.

Payment card charges may apply.

* The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.

** Please note that city tourist taxes are not included and have to be paid by the guest directly to the hotel at the time of check in. The amount of the taxes depends on the category of the hotel and length of stay.

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