Our Journeys

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The Art Treasures of St Petersburg02 - 07 March, 2017

Explore this grandest of cities with its elegant buildings and unsurpassed palaces located both in the city and the surrounding countryside. The visit is open to alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their friends and family...

Trip Leader: Professor Alexei Leporc

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Along the Golden Road From Samarkand: A Journey through Central Asia11 - 25 April, 2017

Few landmarks have tantalised the minds of poets, artists and historians more than the legendary cities of Central Asia. The journey through Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan is open the alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their family and friends...

Trip Leader: Dr Peter Morgan

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The Mysteries of Persia25 April - 08 May, 2017

Persia’s vast empire once stretched from the Indus River in the East, to Egypt in the West. It is still a land dotted with the carved reminders of the Parthians, the Sassanids, the Seljuks and the Mongols. The journey is open to alumni of Oxford and Cambri...

Trip Leader: Professor MIchael Roaf

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Walks in the Tribal Kingdoms of South China25 April - 10 May, 2017

A number of walks and hikes through the remote lands of China’s disappearing Minorities People. The journey is open to the alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their friends and family...

Trip Leader: Dr Jamie Greenbaum

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Art Study Tour of Provence07 - 12 May, 2017

This itinerary has been specially designed to give a real understanding of the region’s millennia of history and culture and its role in some of Europe’s most important art movements. The trip is open to members of the Goring Decorative and Fine Art Associa...

Trip Leader: NIrvana Romell

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Wooden villages, painted churches and Saxon citadels14 - 22 May, 2017

Discover one of Europe’s most beautiful countries with its dazzling collections of cultural and artistic treasures, signs of a medieval past long since lost elsewhere. This is a country whose ethnic and political history is rich and complex andits ancient towns lively and well preserved....

Trip Leader: Alina Cabir

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The Ancient Kingdoms of Eastern Tibet24 May - 08 June, 2017

This is a journey is unlike any other and passes through two regions of the Tibetan World each with its own cultural and linguistic traditions. Some sites are just opening up to foreigners and can only be reached on foot so a number of moderate walks have been planned. The journey is open to members of the Royal So...

Trip Leader: Dr Jamie Greenbaum

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The Cradle of German Art15 - 21 June, 2017

A journey to Franconia in Northern Bavaria covering the art, architecture and history of this fascinating region known for its lavish buildings, fine art collections and beuatiful scenery. The journey has been organised for the Friends of the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchest...

Trip Leader: Dr Birgitta Hoffman

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Crossing the Ancient Silk Road20 August - 07 September, 2017

The term Silk Road is a modern one, it was of course not a single route but a vast network of roads stretching from Xi’an to the Eastern Mediterranean, linking India, Europe and the Far East. The journey is open to alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their family and friends...

Trip Leader: Dr Jamie Greenbaum

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A Journey Through Ladakh28 August - 11 September, 2017

In the far north of India, lying across several mountain ranges is Ladakh, a land where the Tibetan culture and religion thrives unhampered in its native set...

Trip Leader: Zara Fleming

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Walks through the Mountains of Georgia07 - 21 September, 2017

Enjoy a series of walks along the southern crest of the spectacularly beautiful Caucasus Mountains and learn more of the tribes that survive here whose vibrant culture is still intact and connected to their ancient ways. The visit is open to alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their friends and family.<...

Trip Leader: Dr Hubertus Jahn

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Exploring Sumatra13 - 29 September, 2017

The ‘Africa of Southeast Asia’ this gigantic island – sixth largest in the world – is Indonesia’s most important island. With its lake tribes, wildlife reserves, steamy jungles, swampy lowlandsand immense fo...

Trip Leader: Accompanied by Local Guides

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A Cultural Tour or Latvia and Lithuania04 - 10 October, 2017

It is rare in Europe today, to feel the refreshing ‘old world’ charm of two stunningly beautifu...

Trip Leader: Professor Alexei Leporc

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Tribal and Sacred China: A Journey through Laos, Yunnan and Tibet08 - 29 October, 2017

There can be few journeys more awe inspiring than ascending from the jungle lowlands of Laos through Yunnan Province with its stunning variations in flora, fauna and ethnicity to the mountains of Tibet. The journey is being organised by the Royal Society for Asian Affairs....

Trip Leader: Zara Fleming

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The Hidden Corners of the Tibetan World11 - 30 October, 2017

This is a unique journey through the three states of the Tibet world each with its own distinct cultural and linguistic traditions. Some sites can only be reached on foot and therefore a number of moderate walks have been arranged. The visit is open to alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their friends a...

Trip Leader: Dr Charles Ramble

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Sri Lanka: A Painting Tour31 January - 12 February, 2018

Following the very successful painting journey to Oman in 2015 and Georgia in 2016, the Royal Society for Asian Affairs is organizing another trip for watercolorists to Sri Lanka accompanied by the same artist Hugh Buch...

Trip Leader: Mr Hugh Buchanan

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