Over 100 people from across Canada and at least 20 states will gather on the shady garden campus of the University of Toronto’ Victoria College. About 80% will be returnees and the remainder will be there for the first time. About half will be working and half will be retired. They will range in age from early thirties to mid-eighties. Some will stay in an economical campus residence; others will opt for a nearby hotel. Still others will commute each day from home.
The 15th annual Toronto Pursuits will take place from July 14-19, 2013. The 5th annual Stratford Shakespeare Festival Excursion will take place July 12-14, 2013.
“What could be more instructive for the traveler – and more fun! – than to see a country through the eyes of its own most imaginative writers?”
- Jan Morris
Travel Pursuits offers distinctive opportunities to travel through both space and time with a small group of fellow inquirers. Explore the world with Leo Tolstoy, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gustav Mahler and other masters of literature, art and music as your guides.
Classical Pursuits designs literary trips for affinity organizations and groups, such as university classes, alumni groups and book clubs, with a focus on small group discussion of great works of literature in the destination where the books were written or set. We have more than 25 trips that have already been carefully designed, reflecting extensive research and experience. We can either modify an existing trip or design a brand new one to suit your travellers’ preferences.
“I really appreciate the opportunity that your trips give to go beneath the surface, and really understand the culture and people of the country we are in, through literature, though conversation, through taking advantage of joyful serendipity.”
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Classical Pursuits is a cultural and educational travel company based in Toronto, Canada, specializing in small group literary travel and learning vacations. We provide adventures for the mind and travel for the soul - to places like Hemingway's Paris, Joyce's Dublin, Dante Alighieri's Italy, and Flannery O’Connor’s Savannah and the Andalusia family farm in Georgia. We offer both scheduled small group tours and private educational group travel planning for existing groups. Classical Pursuits provides learning vacations with a difference.