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 40 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. Here is just a small sample of what we can offer:

    • La Belle Epoque in Paris
      The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, by David McCullough
      Nineteenth-Century French Short Stories – selections
      One week – Left Bank in Paris



    • To Hell and Back with Dante
      Dante’s Divine Comedy, discussion of Inferno and Purgatorio, talks on Paradiso
      Two weeks – ten nights in Siena, two nights in Ravenna, one night in Rome
      Or Florence, with excursions to Assisi and Siena


    • The American Southwest
      Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose and Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico landscapes
      8 nights – Santa Fe and Abiquiú


    • Jewish Montreal
      Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and selected poetry of Leonard Cohen, A.M. Klein and Irving Layton
      5 nights – Montreal, Quebec


  • Vietnam Voices: A Balanced Opposition
    Vincent Lam’s The Headmaster’s Wager and selected Vietnamese short stories
    14 nights – Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong River cruise, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap

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