Travel Pursuits 2021: 50 Years, 50 Dollars Booking Special

Our travel partner Worldwide Quest is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a 50 Years, 50 Dollars special. Book your 2021 trip with a $50 deposit and enjoy flexible transfer policies for bookings made before October 31.

See Worldwide Quest’s updated terms and conditions here and information on our safe travel plan here.


Books, Food and Wine in Sicily
April 2021
They Came to Paris: Literature 1910–1940
May 13–19, 2021
Thinking Space, Drinking Space: Café Culture in Paris
May 23–29, 2021
Literature of Jewish Montreal
May 30–June 4, 2021
Quiet Revolutions: Literature in Québec
September 26—
October 1, 2021
Stratford Shakespeare Festival Weekend
July 2021
Shifting Boundaries: Literature in Morocco
October 27—
November 8, 2021
Everyday Beauty in Japan
November 5–17, 2021


Travel Pursuits take you through space and time to literary destinations like Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Colombia, Flannery O’Connor’s Savannah, and the Belle Epoque Paris of Delacroix and Degas. By exploring the particular visions of writers and artists in the location in which their works were created, discover the timeless truths that make their works so compelling.

We believe that people are curious to learn about the world and about themselves. We also believe that many cultural 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. With Classical Pursuits, you’ll actively involve our hearts and minds; be challenged to consider new possibilities; be delighted and even changed.

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 literary theme. They handle all bookings/registration and set terms and conditions. They are happy to book flights and help with pre- and post-trip arrangements.


Travel Pursuits

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