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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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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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The Hidden Corners of the Tibetan World11 - 27 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 arra...

Trip Leader: Dr Charles Ramble

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The Hidden Corners of Tibet13 October - 02 November, 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 arra...

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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The Art Treasures of St Petersburg15 - 20 February, 2018

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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A Journey through Israel and Jordan: Past, Present and Future08 - 23 April, 2018

On this unique itinerary, travel through Israel and Jordan whose origins date back to the dawn of civilisation. The journey is open to Alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their friends and family...

Trip Leader: Professor Nicholas de Lange

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Along the Golden Road From Samarkand: A Journey through Central Asia10 - 24 April, 2018

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: Professor Charles Melville

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Chinese Gardens and Landscapes: Infinite Worlds10 - 25 April, 2018

This journey is aimed at those who are interested in gardens and already have some awareness of gardens in China but would like to understand more. It is open to Alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their friends and fa...

Trip Leader: Dr Alison Hardie

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The Mysteries of Persia11 - 25 April, 2018

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, 2018

Enjoy a number of walks through the beautiful mountainous regions of Southern China, home to many of China’s 56 ethnic minority groups, who over recent generations have been marginalised into these remote lands.<...

Trip Leader: Dr Jamie Greenbaum

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The Balkans: A Cultural Crossroads07 - 19 June, 2018

As well as being of great cultural and historical interest, the Balkans are spectacularly beautiful. As Winston Churchill said - 'The Balkans produce more history than they can consume'. The journey is open to Alumni of Oxford and Cambridge University and their friends and family...

Trip Leader: NIrvana Romell

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Crossing the Ancient Silk Road19 August - 06 September, 2018

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 Ladakh27 August - 10 September, 2018

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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Exploring Romania; Wooden villages, painted churches and Saxon citadels30 September - 10 October, 2018

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. The journey is open to Alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their family and friends...

Trip Leader: Gillian Gloyer

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Baltic Treasures: Latvia and Lithuania03 - 10 October, 2018

It is rare in Europe today, to feel the refreshing ‘old world’ charm of two stunningly beautiful countries. The journey is open to alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their friends and famil...

Trip Leader: Professor Alexei Leporc

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Bhutan: Walks and Festivals in the Land of the Thunder Dragon04 - 19 October, 2018

Isolated by formidable mountain barriers, the tiny kingdom of Bhutan is a beautiful land of strange legends, ancient monastery fortresses and a strong cultural identity. This series of walks in Bhutan will take in many of the major sites as well as offering a chance to get away from the main centres and enjoy visi...

Trip Leader: Zara Fleming

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Walks in the Borderlands: Burma, China and Vietnam10 - 29 October, 2018

Enjoy a number of walks through this beautiful mountainous region, home to many ethnic minority groups. The visit is open to alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their friends and family....

Trip Leader: Dr Charles Ramble

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