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Tuscany/Umbria Villa Stay! (2 weeks / 4 weeks)

Villa Podere Baiocco

Enjoy life at a slower pace as you soak up the culture, food and amazing vistas of the Italian countryside. Head to local markets to pick out some cheese and wine and stroll through narrow passageways that take you back to medieval times. Ride a bike or take a leisurely walk to back to the 18th century luxury villa while passing olive groves during an amazing Tuscan sunset. This is the Italy that few tourists get to see! Email [masked] if you are interested or have questions. These are not LGBTQ specific trips, but all are welcome! Usually about a quarter to half of everyone on each trip are LGBTQ travelers. There are 2 options for this trip a 2 week trip (15 days / 14 nights) or a 4 week trip (28 days / 27 nights). See below for some information. For more details, check out the websites! 2 WEEK TRIP Dates : - May 4 - 18, 2019 *2 rooms left! - May 18 - June 1, 2019 *4 rooms left! - August 24 - September 7, 2019 *2 rooms left! Cost : $2700 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $650 Details : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/tuscany-umbria-villa-2-weeks/ 4 WEEK TRIP Dates : May 4 - June 1, 2019 *2 rooms left! Cost : $3300 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $1000 Details : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/tuscany-umbria-villa/ There will be a local host/concierge available daily to help arrange activities, excursions, etc. If you want to rent a bike or car, tour a balsamic vinegar factory, visit a saffron farm or anything else, the concierge can get it set up for you! There’ll also be a list of things to do available at the villa. Our villa, Villa Baiocco, was built in the early 1700s and recently renovated into a luxury holiday home with 7 rooms in the main villa, each with a private, full bathroom. It’s on almost 5 acres of beautifully kept gardens and fields and also has 2 swimming pools. The villa is on the Tuscan/Umbrian border, halfway between Florence and Rome, so it’s perfectly located to explore lots of nearby places. Villa Baiocco is about 1 km from Città della Pieve (approx. 15 mins. on foot). It’s a charming town with just over 7,000 residents. There are several eateries and cafes to choose from and its grand wall that dates back to the 1300s is magnificent. Città della Pieve has won the Pio Alferano 1st Prize as the most perfect town in Italy and it’s only 1 km from our villa! Most other villas in Tuscany/Umbria are about 5 - 15 km to the closest town. So a car would be needed for the duration of the trip which is a very expensive additional cost. Other villages within walking distance from other villas only have 100 or so residents and lack basic amenities such as banks as well as restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. Our villa is perfect thanks to its close proximity to the town. We’ll most likely be the only visitors there which makes it a great escape from the droves of tourists in nearby cities. May and August are great times to visit this area as all the cafes and restaurants open their outdoor terraces. Upon arrival, there’ll be a welcome dinner to get to know each other. In the villa’s main salon, there will be a community board to post/suggest any ideas, activities or announcements. For example, if you would like to host an aperitivo before dinner one night, you can add this announcement to the whiteboard. Or maybe you want to enjoy a pizza and pool day. Our villa has a traditional wood-fired pizza oven on the patio, so if you want to invite the others, you can just post a note on the board. When more people join, the cost of that activity is less! It is your choice in what activities you want to participate, but you are free to plan events, host dinners or organize trips/excursions for the group or just for yourself. What is included : 14 / 27 nights accommodation (Double occupancy) Local Italian guide/concierge International airport pick-up Breakfast served daily Welcome dinner If you are interested or have questions, please email : [masked]

Travel to Turkey!

Hagia Sophia

Turkey Trip! (11 days / 10 nights) Imagine floating through the sky in a hot air balloon as you drift over village rooftops, rock formations with pigeon houses carved into them, and lush fields to create a landscape that could be right out of a fairy tale. Email [masked] if interested or if you have questions. This is not a LGBTQ specific trip, but all are welcome! Usually a quarter to a half of each trip are LGBTQ travelers. You can see all the trip details here : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/turkey Yelp Reviews : https://www.yelp.com/biz/globe-drifters-san-francisco-2 Trip Dates : May 11 - 21, 2019 Trip Cost : $3,200 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $700 If you would like to be paired up with someone of the same gender on the trip to avoid paying the single supplement, this can be arranged for you. If there is nobody to pair up with, you WILL have to pay the single supplement. Pairing with another person of the same gender comes on a first-come, first-served basis. After you reserve your spot, you'll receive a questionnaire pertaining to this. Please return it immediately, so that your needs can be accommodated. If you want a single room throughout the tour, you can buy the “single supplement“. The single supplement fee for this trip is $700. If you would like your own room, you can buy the additional supplement at check-out. Included : - 10 nights accommodation (Double occupancy, breakfast included) - Local guide - Domestic airport transfers - Private ground transportation in air-conditioned vehicles - 3 flights : Istanbul - Cappadocia / Cappadocia - Izmir / Pamukkale - Istanbul - Activities as noted in itinerary - All breakfasts, 4 lunches Not included : - Some lunches & most dinners - International airport transfers - Optional activities - Gratuities - Alcoholic beverages - Souvenirs - International flight - Supplementary insurance For more information, please visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/turkey or email : [masked]

Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa Adventure!

Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa Adventure! (13 days / 12 nights) Southern Africa’s stunning landscapes, amazing wildlife and majestic waterfalls are just a few things that we’ll experience on this trip to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. We’ll witness the power of Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders, take game drive out to the African plains in hopes of spotting the Big Five as well as other beautiful animals and go camping in the national park that’s home to Africa’s largest elephant population as we fall asleep under a night sky full of sparkling stars. This is not a LGBTQ specific trip, but all are welcome! Usually about a quarter to a half of everyone on each trip are LGBTQ travelers. Below is some basic information. Email [masked] if you are interested or have any questions. Yelp Reviews : https://www.yelp.com/biz/globe-drifters-san-francisco-2 Trip Dates : June 8 - 20, 2019 Trip Cost : $6900 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $1200 Price includes 2 charter flights, 5* accommodation and 4 nights at all-inclusive lodges. You can see all the trip details here : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/zimbabwe-botswana-south-africa/ Included : - 12 nights accommodation (Luxury, all-inclusive lodges, African plains camping) - Private ground transportation - 2 direct charter flights direct (Single engine plane) - 1 international commercial flight (Maun, Botswana – Cape Town, South Africa) - Activities as indicated on itinerary - All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners - Airport pick-ups and drop-offs - All national park fees - Laundry services at all-inclusive lodges - Alcoholic beverages at all-inclusive lodges (Excluding top shelf/premium brands) Not included : - Optional excursions and activities - 2 lunches and 3 dinners - Premium/Top shelf alcoholic beverages (At all-inclusive lodges) - Gratuities - Souvenirs - International flight - Insurance If you are interested or have questions, please email : [masked]

Iceland Trip!

Needs a location

ICELAND TRIP! (11 days / 10 nights) Iceland is “The Land of Fire and Ice”. The dates for this trip coincide with an optimal time to view the Northern Lights. This tour will cover the whole of Iceland and will last for 11 days. Many other tours cover the same amount of distance in only 6 days, which is not enough time to enjoy everything Iceland has to offer. On this trip, you will have ample time to explore each place and you won’t be rushed at all like you would be on a shorter tour. A longer trip also means that you’ll have more opportunities to see the Northern Lights! Keep in mind that Iceland is not a cheap destination and this tour is 11 days. Email [masked] if you want to go or have questions. This is not an LGBTQ specific trip, but all are welcome! Usually about a quarter to half of everyone on each trip are LGBTQ travelers. Trip dates : September 21 - October 1, 2019 Trip cost : $4700 (excluding international flights) Single supplement : $800 For more information, visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/iceland/ Yelp reviews : https://www.yelp.com/biz/globe-drifters-san-francisco-2 Included : - 10 nights accommodation (Double occupancy, breakfast included) - Local guide throughout - Private ground transportation - Most activities (As noted in itinerary) - All breakfasts Not included : - Most dinners & lunches - Optional activities - Gratuities - Alcoholic beverages - Souvenirs - Airport pick-up & drop-off - International flight - Supplementary insurance For more information, please visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/iceland/ or email : [masked]

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Travel to Cuba!

Buena Vista Social Club

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