Take a Literary Travel Adventure with Classical Pursuits

Literary Travel in Cuba

LITERARY CUBA: What Now? What Next? A Country in Transition
Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad, Cuba
April 2–13, 2016 (11 nights) SOLD OUTpassport-stamp-small


Literary Travel in Cuba

LITERARY CUBA: What Now? What Next? A Country in Transition
Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad, Cuba
April 13–24, 2016 (11 nights) TWO ROOMS LEFT


Literary Travel in Northern France

THE PITY OF WAR: English Poets of WWI
Ypres, Belgium and Arras, France
June 19–26, 2016 (7 nights) SOLD OUTpassport-stamp-small


Literary Travel in Iceland

LITERARY ICELAND: From Ancient Epic to Modern Novel
Reykjavík and surrounding natural areas
September 5–14, 2016 (9 nights)


Literary Travel in Iceland

PORTUGAL: Poised Between Proud Tradition and Global Modernity
Lisbon and Coimbra, Portugal
October 15–October 25, 2016 (10 nights)


Literary Travel in Japan

EVERYDAY BEAUTY: Art and Culture in Tokyo and Kyoto
Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan
November 4–14, 2016 (10 nights)

We are the only organization we know of that offers opportunities to travel through both space and time to destinations like Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul, Thomas Hardy’s Dorset, and the Belle Epoque Paris of Delacroix and Degas. By exploring and celebrating the particular visions of writers and artists in the location in which their works were created, we paradoxically discover the timeless truths that make these works great.

We believe that people are curious and eager to learn about the world at large and about themselves. We also believe that, as with much formal education, many travel experiences end up disappointing because they miss the mark on how we learn.

We have created our trips on our own best learning and travel experiences – those that actively involve our hearts and minds; that challenge us to consider new possibilities; that delight and leave us changed. We do this by opting for depth over breadth in our travel.

Group at tableOur groups are small and intimate. They include singles, couples and groups of friends and family members. Many are repeat travellers. Moderate walking is required unless otherwise stated. Our trips generally include characteristic, comfortable and well-located accommodation, two meals a day, local transportation, admissions, excursions, guided walks, expert talks and gratuities.

Our trips offer ground arrangements since many wish to arrive early or extend their stays or use their airline points to travel. Worldwide Quest expertly arranges the logistics for each trip to complement our literary theme. They also handle all bookings and are happy to book flights and help with pre- and post-trip arrangements. We will send you the book(s) for discussion upon registration and, closer to the departure, a wide-ranging booklet that includes the detailed itinerary, destination tips, plus lots of fascinating background reading.

For Terms and Conditions, click here.


Travel Adventures for the Mind
with The world's best books, art and music as Your guides