Auston Matta / Wednesday, January 24, 2018 / Categories: Travel Blog 10 LGBTQ-Friendly Events & Tours to Attend in Early 2018 Are you planning a trip in early 2018? We’ve compiled a list of 10 great events and tours taking place around the world from South America and Europe to Asia and Oceania. Check out one of these travel opportunities from IGLTA members. Each one is sure to leave you awestruck. Joy Buzios Festival 16-18 February 2018 The first big gay resort event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Come feel the Joy in Búzios, one of the best destinations in Rio de Janeiro state, including 3 days of parties featuring the biggest singers and performers from Brazil - Anitta! Click here for more info. Gay Male Cruises in The Seychelles 17-24 February 2018 With so many beautiful islands to see and experience, cruising around the Seychelles is a must. This gay group cruise is definitely the way experience all the best highlights as you'll get to be with like-minded people while visiting some amazing locations. Various stops include the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve at Praslin, the boulder formations at La Digue and the ultimate nature reserve at Aride Island. Click here for more info. New Zealand North Island Kiwi Culture Tour 21 February - 4 March 2018 You've heard of our wonderful Kiwi Culture, now it's time to experience it! This 12-day tour for LGBTQ+ travelers immerses you in everything Kiwi! Yes, we call ourselves Kiwis, after our indigenous kiwi bird, not the fruit! Join us and become a Kiwi for a while. Click here for more info. Snow Gay Weekend 2018 1-4 March 2018 The biggest LGBTQ+ snow event in Spain is coming! We all know that winter can get a little grueling sometimes, so forget about the cold with this gay snow weekend full of leisure and fun in Boi Taull Resort located in Catalonia, Spain. Click here for more info. GaySurfBrazil2018 17-24 March 2018 A week to learn or improve your surfing skills amongst friends. Open to all members of the community and all levels of ability, #GaySurfBrazil is a week of sun, fun, surf and friendship. Click here for more info. 12 Days in Greece — Gay Adventures 19-30 May 2018 There are no number of photos, videos, or stories that can prepare a person for the incredibly captivating country that is Greece. It's a place that few people visit just once. Whether it's the jaw-dropping scenery, the hospitable people, the fascinating history, the laid-back lifestyle or the endless exploring opportunities, Greece leaves travelers in awe. Click here for more info. Luxury Food and Wine Tour in Pugia, Italy 1-7 April 2018 Our authentic and extravagant Gay Foodies Tour is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the world-famous food in this amazing location. Our tour combines the must-see sights of Puglia with a sophisticated exploration of the food and wine specific to the region. Think seasonal vegetables, local cheeses, seafood from the extensive coastline and amazing meat. This is not Italian food as you know it. Puglia cuisine is based on a Mediterranean diet but here the food is explored creatively and always with seasonal produce. Click here for more info. Gay Cherry Blossom Group Tour 6-13 April 2018 This gay tour features various Japanese cities, a cherry blossom festival, famous sightseeing spots, zen meditation, a tea ceremony and much more! Out Asia Travel welcomes customers from all over the world to explore this fascinating country and culture. Click here for more info. Thailand Songkran Water Festival 10-15 April 2018 This is the official warm-up tour for TropOut, the modern gay festival in Phuket. Enjoy two days in Bangkok, a chance to get up close and personal with Asian elephants, and then get soaked at the famous Songkran water fight to ring in the Thai New Year. Click here for more info. Redefinition Cruise — The Italian Gay Cruise 15-18 April 2018 The best Italian LGBTQ+ scene on board a Costa Mediterranea ship. For the first time ever, you can enjoy the fanciest Italian clubs all in one place. The Redefinition Cruise is an exclusive cruise with ports of call including Savona, Barcelona, Marseille and Savona. Click here for more info. Interested in More LGBTQ-Friendly Events & Tours? We maintain an updated list of LGBTQ-friendly events, tours and specials on our website. Click below to see all the travel opportunities available in 2018. >> Click here to learn more about our Events. >> Click here learn more about our Tours. >> Click here to learn more about our Specials. 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