Let Your True Colors Shine

Celebrate the colors, laughter, and feels of Europe's most fabulous Pride parties & parades with Sam Cushing.

This trip is hosted by Sam Cushing

You'll travel with Sam, whose lust for exploring has seen him visit five continents. His online content reflects this passion for travel, fitness, and adventure. He speaks Spanish fluently and, including living in Madrid for 6 months, he has called eight different cities home in the past eight years, making him a travel expert, to say the least. Additionally, his passion for the LGBTQIA+ community and his messages of self love are reflected in the content he creates for his audience. It was five years ago, that Sam left corporate America to pursue these passions. In doing so, he has become a digital creator and influencer with a cross-platform community of over 1.5 million that resonate with Same's story. we think you will, too.



11 Days, 10 Nights

August 1 - 11, 2024


The Netherlands, Germany & Czech Republic




  • Accommodations at four-star hotels.

  • All travel throughout Europe.

  • Premier cultural excursions, including private parade viewing, parties, and tours.

  • An on-call customer experience team to handle all the details and ensure your every need is met.


Our ten-day, glitter-filled tour explores LGBTQIA+ life in three countries, including attendance two of the world’s great pride celebrations. Amsterdam, Cologne, Berlin, and Prague will play host to our group as we become part of their LGBTQIA+ communities. From spectacular parades to iconic parties to cultural exhibitions from passionate LGBTQIA+ artists and meaningful local debates, you will experience it all. Whether you're a member of the queer community or an ally, you're welcome to come explore these fabulous cities with us. We’ll be staying in the best locations, checking off the must-see’s, eating and drinking in iconic restaurants, and dancing the night away with the hottest party tickets. We’ll make you feel truly proud.



Let’s get this party started right! There is no better place to do that than the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. You'll enjoy a welcome cocktail while you meet your fellow travelers, followed by a scenic stroll to dinner. We’ll dine at a local favorite that offers up traditional Dutch cuisine. You'll spend the remainder of the night getting to know your guides and new BFFs and exploring Amsterdam after dark.


What a Gouda day

After breakfast at the hotel, we will board our private bus to get our tourist on. Have you really been to the Netherlands if you haven’t seen a windmill? We’ll throw some Gouda cheese and a pair of clogs in there for good measure. Back to the hotel after lunch, and the afternoon is yours to enjoy Amsterdam’s world class museums and galleries. Happy hour is spent floating on our canal tour throughout the city. In the evening, check out the Reguliersdwarsstraat (try to say that after a cocktail or two) street party as Amsterdam Pride is in full swing.


Pride Day

It's Pride Day! We’ll kick off with a fun brunch at the Blin Queen Pancake House. After brunch, we’ll head to our Pride Parade viewing spot for an afternoon of soaking in the spectacle of one of the most unique pride parades on the planet. Watch boats full of revelers and creative displays of pride as they make their way down the canals, not to mention the thousands of spectators partying along. It’s a celebration like no other! Be sure to save some energy because you have an official VIP pass to the hottest pride party that night, Funhouse XXL Pride Edition. You can also feel free to visit any of the other clubs and events happening throughout the city.


Recuperate & Celebrate

Rest up and enjoy a free day in town before wrapping up Amsterdam Pride at the Dam Square Closing Party. This closing party features some of the best performances, DJs, and drag shows of the entire weekend! It's a definitely can't-miss.



Morning might arrive a bit soon for some, but the adventure continues. A high-speed train whisks us away to the beautiful town of Köln (Cologne), Germany. We’ll meet our guide and enjoy a relaxed afternoon walking tour of the city center, focusing our exploration on the city’s history as a hub for queer culture and activism. Tonight we jump into some traditional German food at Wilma Wunder Köln and enjoy the rest of the night exploring the number of popular gay bars nearby.



You may want to leave the heels in the suitcases as we are moving again. Another morning high-speed train and we’ll arrive in Berlin, Germany, one of the most LGBTQIA+ friendly cities in the world. Known for its extravagant fashion and style, and over-the-top nightlife, Berlin is home for the next two days. Our afternoon walking tour ends at the Gay Museum, highlighting the German queer community and its place in history. Berlin nightlife offers something for everyone, and we’ll provide a list of venues for you to explore.



Our guides will offer up suggestions, but the day is all yours to explore Berlin. Enjoy!


Prague... Czech!

Our last morning high-speed train (we promise) takes us to one of Europe’s most picturesque cities, Prague. We arrive around midday and will “Czech” the tourist box by touring the fairytale-like Prague Castle. It’s a must-do. We'll then wander around downtown after our visit to the castle. This evening we'll dive into some of the local delicacies before setting you loose to explore the incredible nightlife scene.


All the Pride of Prague

We’ll start this morning by heading outside of town to the village of Cesky Krumlov. It’s a magical city that dates to 50,000 BC. There's a lot to see here, so you'll have plenty of time to explore the town and castle. After returning to Prague, we’ll visit Pride Island and Pride Village to join in an evening of music and shows at this multi-cultural and multi-lingual event.


Rainbow Parade!

The signature event of Prague Pride is the Rainbow Parade. The 3km parade route will end at Letná Park where the partying continues all afternoon and into the night. There are six stages featuring local acts and DJs and lots of food and drink stands. The fun continues all night with several dance parties that push past sunrise. No one said you’d be coming on this trip to sleep!


Click Your Heels Three Times

It's time to pack your things, say your goodbyes, and start planning a group reunion at next year’s WorldPride in Washington D.C.!

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  • Admission to all scheduled events and tours


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