The Worldwide Quest Experience
Enriching lives through travel
Since 1970 we’ve been exploring our world in the company of a community of travellers who value enriching journeys in extraordinary places. We fulfil our passion for people and places by connecting with travellers and giving them excellent care and experiences.
Our travellers are curious and well-informed; people who tell us they don’t usually take group tours, but choose Worldwide Quest for our intriguing destinations, the expertise of our tour leaders, and the ease of logistics created by a small group tour.
Our Toronto base camp staff not only take care of you before your tour, but also plan the logistics of your trip. Travellers themselves, they will know the answers to all your questions or find out for you.
Our team in the field includes experienced partners we’ve worked with for decades and new connections we make through our own regular visits and inspection tours. We are united in a commitment to quality and to respecting the goals of each trip we create.
Together, we relish the opportunities that travel provides to exchange ideas, to share emotions, and to be inspired by what we see and do together.
Whether you are travelling on an expert-led cultural or nature tour or on a fully customized Private Journey, there are the key commitments we think tell our story best:
We build communities through travel
We believe travel can enrich the mind and spirit
We leave a light footprint on the environment
We create positive relationships with the communities we visit
We provide tangible value for your time and money
Our travellers return home richer than when they left
On every Worldwide Quest tour, you will find:
Discovery & Enrichment
Our tours are designed for people with enquiring minds and a desire to learn from everything our world has to offer. We design almost all our tours ourselves, from scratch. This means we make sure to create opportunities for discovery within the specific themes we explore.
Experience & Passion
The team at our Toronto home base and in the field are a passionate group of travel enthusiasts. As a company we have over 50 years of touring under our belt. We regularly visit all our destinations and one of our team will be able to answer any question about your trip or get the answer for you.
Most of our travellers come to us from referrals or are repeat travellers, which we feel reflects well on the quality of our trips and service. We aim for careful attention to every aspect of your trip, from your first conversation, through administrative details, to responding to your feedback on your travel experience.
Small Group Size
With the description of each tour, you will see the minimum and maximum number of participants. The cost of the tour is based on the minimum number of participants. In the unlikely event that the tour does not reach minimum registration, a small supplement may be charged or the tour may operate as a Private Journey. We hope you agree that the higher cost of smaller numbers is outweighed by the benefits of mobility, congeniality, and enhanced learning.
We’re not dealing with widgets – we’re dealing with dreams. We respect your investment in your travels and are supremely aware of our responsibility and the trust you have placed in us. The cost of our tours includes accommodation, most meals, transportation (including domestic flights where needed), all activities and presentations, and all taxes and gratuities. You generally need only budget for your international flights and for discretionary spending.
We are committed to mindful, respectful, minimum-impact practices in our travels.