Even though there’s a large influx of LGBTQ+ travel options, for many lesbian and sapphic travelers, it can be disappointing upon further research to realize how many of these center gay men.
Fortunately, there are a handful of travel options that cater to lesbians and queer women, so if you’re looking for a vacation that is female-identifying focused, you’re in luck!
Are you looking for lesbian or sapphic travel options?
Keep reading for the best travel vacations that provide incredible getaways for lesbian and queer women.
Hands down, the best-known travel option for lesbians and LGBTQ+ women is Olivia. For nearly five decades, this company has produced over 300 trips for more than 350,000 women.
Their trips range from large cruises to resorts, intimate riverboats, and adventure vacations, and they travel all across the globe. Some of their getaways include Caribbean or New Zealand cruises, riverboats from Amsterdam to Switzerland, wine and food tasting around France, and adventure cruises to the Galapagos or Sea of Cortez. They also have locations in Cancún, Punta Cana, and Cabo for resort trips.
Another aspect that sets Olivia apart is their diverse programming. There are options for group and solo travelers as well as specific age ranges — Gen-0 is a 40 and under, while OWLs focuses on “Older Wiser Lesbians. There’s even a program called Sisters Travel that focuses on LGBTQ+ women of color. Other programs include specific needs or Women in Uniform.
Along with being all-inclusive, Olivia’s entertainment features a wide array of lesbian talent, including the Indigo Girls and Lily Tomlin.
This UK-based travel company has been established for 10 years and is recognized as the leading European company for lesbian and LGBTQ+ women.
Diva Destinations offers group holidays, solo travel, and a one-of-a-kind Gentleman Jack Tour. Their programming differs from year to year, but their vacations include European destinations and trips to Cairo and Arizona.
Group trips include cruises through the Mediterranean, Nile River, or Norwegian Fjords, a train ride through the Swiss Alps, or an authentic ranch stay in Arizona. For solo travelers, Diva Destinations offers tours to Malta and Portugal.
The Gentleman Jack Tour brings the story of famed lesbian Anne Lister to life for a three-day adventure that includes a tour of York, Halifax, and Shibden Hall.
Ella Travel started as a European festival for lesbians, LGBTQ+ women, and femmes. Still, they have grown to include more festival options worldwide and tour programming to get to know the locations a little more. Although Ella Travel is a different kind of getaway, for travelers looking to combine events with an opportunity for further travel, this experience is the best of both worlds.
Travelers can visit Mexico, Columbia, or Palma de Mallorca for each festival, which includes seven full days of activities from workshops and conferences, art and culture, as well as food and nature.
Although Ella Travel is not all-inclusive, the website lists hotels the festival partners with for travelers who want to stay connected with other attendees.
If you’re ready to book your getaway with a lesbian and sapphic travel provider, schedule a consultation with Rainbow Getaways, and we’ll help you with everything you need to know.
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