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March 13 - 24, 2025
$2925*  11 days
(*RT airfare to Europe not included)


NOTE: The ITALY portion of the SummerTrips 1, 2, & 3 is limited to a maximum of 25 participants due to the limited availability of lodging, etc during the Summer 2025.

Sign up early to ensure your place on these trips.

#1 Italy Greece Turkey 2025

May 24  - June 14

$4295*  21 days

(*RT airfare to Europe not included)

#2 Italy only 2025

May 24 - June 1

$2295* 9 days

(*RT airfare to Europe not included)

#3 Italy Greece 2025

May 24  - June 7 

$3495*  14 days

(*RT airfare to Europe not included)

#4 Greece Turkey 2025

June 1 - June 14 

$2795*  14 days

(*RT airfare to Europe not included)

#5 Turkey 2025

June 6-14

$1935*  8 days

(Note: fly into Athens, overnight cruise to Turkey, depart Istanbul)

(*RT airfare to Europe not included)

NOTE: We are Challenge 3 & Challenge 4 Directors who love Classical Conversations, plus we have four Challenge 4 grads, 15 years involvement with CC, and have seen the impact of experiencing first hand the historic sites in the USA & overseas for our own children plus many others we've taken on these trips in the last 10 years. Neither Global Quest Inc nor are endorsed by or affiliated with Classical Conversations Inc.

What is a Classical Trip?

What we can learn

A Classical trip focuses on the roots of our culture, giving specific emphasis to the development of the humanities, arts, and broad aspects of science as they culminated in the world we know.  The trips to Italy, Greece, and Turkey explore the development of our Western culture and it's worldwide influence around us.  Emphasis is particularly given to Christianity's historical impact through Church and society on the Western mindset and how modern followers of Christ can impact our culture today.

Christian emphasis

A Biblical worldview provides the context for understanding, organizing, and relating to the world around us.  Additionally, it provides the basis for establishing our purpose, both corporately and individually, in this nation and beyond.


Who can go on these trips? 

Trips are designed specifically for Challenge 3 & 4 students

Other homeschoolers are welcome

Parents and siblings (16 or older) of students are welcome.  Homeschooling is not a requirement. 

Christian students from the public school are welcome.


A specific emphasis is placed on ancient Classical works including: The Illiad, The Odyssey, The Aeneid, Oedipus Rex, Boorstin's The Discoverers,  as well as a New Testament emphasis on the missionary journeys and writings of the Apostle Paul.

Socratic contemplation

Students who have studied Homer's Illiad and Odyssey and read Virgil's Aeneid take time to discuss, probe, assess, and evaluate the application of themes, principles, and lessons learned.


Engaging discussions help draw out new perspectives, clarify ideas and meanings addressed in class.

The Summer 2025 trip is our 13th year and 19th trip to Italy Greece Turkey

What is Included?

Travel & Lodging

- All travel within Europe starting at Rome, ending at Istanbul

- Three meals per day

- All travel between Rome & Istanbul including air, train, metro, bus, horse-drawn cart, ferry, and funicular.

- a comfortable bed to sleep on

- all entrance fees and visa fees

Not Included?

- Passport fee & excess baggage charges

- Snacks (outside of the 3 meals per day)

- Souvenirs

- Laundry

- Covid19 testing

- Trip Insurance

- Transportation from your home city to Rome & return to USA from Istanbul

NOTE: Trip Arrival & Departures

Italy only: fly into Rome, fly out of Rome

Italy-Greece Trip: fly into Rome, fly out of Athens

Greece-Turkey Trip: fly into Athens, fly out of Istanbul.

Turkey only trip: fly into Athens, (group travel from Greece to Turkey on overnight cruise), fly out of Istanbul

Italy-Greece-Turkey trip: fly into Rome, fly out of Istanbul

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