Our Journeys

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Vienna Christmas Blockbuster: The World’s First Ever Pieter Bruegel Exhibition29 November - 02 December, 2018

A three night visit to Vienna to see the worlds first ever major Pieter Bruegel exhibition organised with the Friends of the Whitworth Art Galler...

Trip Leader: NIrvna Romell

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The Art Treasures of St Petersburg21 - 26 February, 2019

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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The Mysteries of Persia10 - 23 April, 2019

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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Along the Golden Road From Samarkand: A Journey through Central Asia16 - 30 April, 2019

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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Walks in the Tribal Kingdoms of South China24 April - 09 May, 2019

 

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.

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Trip Leader: Dr Jamie Greenbaum

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A Journey through Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro20 - 29 May, 2019

At the heart of the Balkan peninsula, Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro are stunningly beautiful countries with fascinating and complex histories. This journey is open to Alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their family and friends...

Trip Leader: NIrvana Romell

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The Flora and Gardens of Central Spain24 - 30 May, 2019

Journey to Madrid, the Sierra Guadarrama, Segovia, Avila and Toledo and discover both Spain's classic gardens and exciting contemporary designs. The journey has been planned in conjunction with Gardens Illustrated magazine...

Trip Leader: Noel KIngsbury

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Crossing the Ancient Silk Road05 - 23 June, 2019

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 members of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs...

Trip Leader: Dr Jamie Greenbaum

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Modernism and the Côte d’Azur13 - 19 June, 2019

From the 19th century, the South of France attracted artists of the highest calibre wit...

Trip Leader: Nirvana Romell

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Mustang; Walks in the Forbidden Kingdom12 - 29 August, 2019

Locked away on the very edge of the Tibetan Plateau lies the secret and ancient kingdom of Mustang. After decades of isolation, its borders are now open but little has change in Mustang and to many. Mustang is more Tibetan than Tibet. The journey is open to alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their fami...

Trip Leader: Zara Fleming

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Crossing the Ancient Silk Road21 August - 08 September, 2019

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 the alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their family and friends...

Trip Leader: Dr Jamie Greenbaum

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Secrets of the Spice Islands; A Journey through Indonesia03 - 20 September, 2019

Indonesia is a land of mind-stupefying extremes, extraordinary beauty and astounding cultural diversity. It is probably the single most complicated nation on earth. The journey is open to Alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their family and friends...

Trip Leader: Dr Peter Sharrock

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The Russian North: A Journey from St Petersburg to Moscow08 - 15 September, 2019

This is a journey to the unchanged Russian North offering a unique opportunity to see historic and picturesque Russia, undamaged by world wars or Soviet industrialisation. The journey is open to the alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their family and friends...

Trip Leader: Professor Alexei Leporc

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Journey through Istria and Friuli17 - 25 September, 2019

The history of both Istria and Friuli is so rich and intricate that it is no wonder these two provinces command a special status within their own ‘mother countries’....

Trip Leader: Nirvana Romell

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Jewels at the Baltic Gates: Tallinn and Helsinki24 - 29 September, 2019

Visiting Tallinn and Helsinki is wonderful opportunity to witness the birth of national identities in a relatively short period of time in the space of just a 100 years Finland has practically become a European 'brand'. The  trip is open to the alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their family and frien...

Trip Leader: Professor Alexei Leporc

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Tribal and Sacred China: A Journey through Laos, Yunnan and Tibet15 October - 05 November, 2019

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 for the Alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their family and friends....

Trip Leader: Professor Charles Ramble

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Bhutan: Gentle Walks and Festivals in the Land of the Thunder Dragon27 October - 12 November, 2019

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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