TRAVEL PURSUITS – A Grand Tour of Italy for Grand Children (and their Grandparents)

(Recommended ages 10 – 16)
Dates:  June 30 – July 11, 2012

Intergenerational travel is now one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry

Picture this – you and your grandchild, or even grandchildren, drifting down the Grand Canal in Venice. Visiting a farm and watching how mozzarella cheese is made. Studying the statue of David in Florence and learning why many think it is the most beautiful statue in the world and why David is naked. Enjoying a drawing class with a local artist.

Whether you know Italy like the back of your hand and wish to introduce young Jack or Julia to some of your favourite places, or you look forward to discovering Italy together, Classical Pursuits invites you to spend quality time with the young people you love best, while enjoying a unique travel experience to perhaps the most beloved country in the world.

We have the most entertaining hostess/guide, Mary Tzambiris, who has lived and taught in Italy for many years. An accomplished musician and dramatist, Mary works with all ages and knows how to keep students interested and involved.

Too good to be true? Classical Pursuits has crafted a specially tailored itinerary designed to keep both you and the kids happy, engaged and hassle-free.

Have a look at our itinerary, written with the Grand Children in mind. Talk to your family. Give us a call. Space is limited.

For more information and to book this trip, please contact:

Laurielle Penny at the Worldwide Quest office
1.800.387.1483 / 416.633.5666  /

US$3500 – US$3900 per person
Based on a minimum of 18 participants

Trip cost includes:
• 11 nights accmmodation
• Meals as indicated in itinerary
• Full time tour director
• Qualified private English-speaking local guides
• Entrance fees to monuments visited on guided tours
• Domestic transportation by private, air conditioned vehicle between Rome and Florence
• First class train travel between Florence and Venice
• Gratuities

Not included:
• International airfare
• Airport and departure taxes
• Items of a personal nature:  laundry, drinks, phone calls, etc.
• Excess baggage
• Travel insurance
• Visa if required
• Additional transport required due to any emergency situation

All participants on tours operated by Worldwide Quest are covered by the terms of the Ontario Travel Companies Compensation Act (Worldwide Quest International, Ontario – License # 2667946).

Tour Director
Your full time tour director is Mary Tzambiras.  Mary hails from New Zealand and has lived in Italy for many years working as a music and drama teacher and performing artist. She specializes in the performing traditions of Opera and brings a lively enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge of the country to her groups.  Mary will meet the group on arrival in Rome and stay with you all through your trip. Mary is responsible for all the travel arrangements and coordination of activities throughout the stay.

We have selected interesting heritage properties located in the historic centre of each city. The accommodation is simple, clean and often managed by religious orders. Guestrooms have a private bathroom attached to the room. Please note that TV and private phones are not available in all properties. Breakfast is served at each property. The following hotels, or similar, will be used for the group.

This restored private noble house dating from the medieval period now welcomes travellers to the Trastevere historic district of Rome. Guestrooms are set up with two, three or four beds, all with private facilities.

This traditional hotel is located within a refreshing park with magnificent views of the Golf of Naples. Guestrooms are furnished with all conveniences and have private bathrooms.

Located in a restored palace dating from the 1600s and run by the Anglican Church, this inn offers a central location in the central OltreArno district. Guestrooms are set up with two, three or four beds, ideal for families, all with private bath.

This Cultural Centre guest house is in a quiet, peaceful location in the historical centre of Venice.  Guestrooms have two, three or four beds, all with private bath.


•             A deposit of US$500 pp is required by November 30, 2011
•             The non-refundable balance of payment is due March 31, 2012




  1. I have sent this one along to a couple I know who would love to tour Italy. Their grandchildren are still too young, but they could consider this “practice,” eh?! And go again when the kids are old enough?!

  2. virginia green says:

    can you provide full cost info–grand tour of italy for grandparents and grandchildren. would appreciate pricing either by one grandparent and one grandchild or by two grandparents and one or two grandchildren. only need pricing for ground portion (transportation, hotels, meals etc). cost of travel over and back to Italy am sure we will be covering ourselves. thx.

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