Travel Pursuits 2023

Classical Pursuits organizes small-group tours with compelling literature, art and music as our inspiration. We create unforgettable cultural experiences for travellers who are passionate about art and literature.

Each tour has its own theme, from 1920s Paris to the arts of Japan to contemporary literature in Morocco. But on all our tours you’ll explore the visions of writers and artists in the places they lived and worked. Whatever your particular interest, you’ll deepen your knowledge and gain a rich understanding of the places we visit.

Our trips are a special balance of:

• In-depth seminar discussions of compelling literature and art
• Guided walks to immerse you in the cultural and natural history of a place
• Informal talks with local people
• Generous unscheduled time
• Exceedingly convivial company
• And of course, lingering conversation over great meals!

Travel Pursuits are a collaborative effort. Classical Pursuits develops the themes and selects the leaders. Our partner Worldwide Quest (TICO Reg: #2667946) is in charge of production, looking after logistical arrangements and client care.

2023 Tours

Renaissance Venice
March 2023
Exploring Homer's World in Athens and Crete
April 2023
Thinking Space, Drinking Space: Café Culture in Paris
May 2023
Quiet Revolutions: Literature in Quebec
June 2023
Of Sagas and Storytelling: Literary Iceland
October 2023
Into the Wild in Newfoundland
September 2023
Details soon


Group at tableAt Classical Pursuits, we opt for depth over breadth in our travel. Our 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.

All Travel Pursuits operate under the umbrella of our partner, Worldwide Quest (TICO Reg: #2667946). Worldwide Quest expertly arranges the logistics for each trip to complement our trip theme. They handle all bookings/registration and set terms and conditions. They are also happy to help with pre- and post-trip arrangements. See full terms and conditions and their cancellation and refund policy.

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