Our Journeys

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China Uncovered: Sacred Mountains and Ancient Waterways. Cancelled in February 2020. The journey will be re-organised for 2021.11 - 28 April, 2020

This is a marvellous journey along the slopes and peaks of China’s sacred mountains and along its great waterways. It is open the Alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their families and friends...

Trip Leader: Dr Jamie Greenbaum

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Along the Golden Road From Samarkand: A Journey through Central Asia. Cancelled in February 2020. The journey will be re-organised for 2021.14 - 28 April, 2020

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 James Allan

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From Great Kings to Shahs: Past and Present in the Iranian World. Cancelled in February 2020. The journey will be re-organised for 2021.18 April - 03 May, 2020

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 the Alumni of SOAS Specialist Art Courses...

Trip Leader: Professor Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

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Jewels at the Baltic Gates: Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki. Cancelled in April 2020. The journey will be re-organised for 2021.07 - 13 May, 2020

Visiting Riga, 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 Friends of the Whitworth Art Gallery...

Trip Leader: Professor Alexei Leporc

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Islamic Spain: Treasures of Al -Andalus. Please note this journey has been cancelled but will be re-organised for early October 202104 - 10 October, 2020

Almost no part of the art and culture of southern Spain has been untouched by its Islamic legacy and this is particuarly true in Granada, Cordoba and Seville. The journey is open to the Alumni of SOAS Specialist Art Courses...

Trip Leader: Dr George Manginis

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Along the Golden Road From Samarkand: A Journey through Central Asia. Please note this journey has been cancelled and will be re-organised for October 2021.09 - 23 October, 2020

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 to  Members of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Association and their friends and family...

Trip Leader: Dr Iain Shearer

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The Colours of Romance and Heroism in the Palaces and Paintings of Rajasthan20 February - 05 March, 2021

Rajasthan is a place of exotic enchantment and of great natural beauty. On this unique itinerary enjoy unparalleled access to some of the region’s great private art collections. This journey is open the Alumni of SOAS Specialist Art Courses.

Trip Leader: Dr Heather Elgood

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A Journey through Ukraine and Poland: Kiev to Warsaw. 03 - 14 June, 2021

Accompanied by Professor Leporc explore Poland and Ukraine: two of East Europe’s most fascinating countries...

Trip Leader: Professor Alexei Leporc

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Macedonia: Land of Lakes12 - 19 June, 2021

At the heart of the Balkan peninsula, Macedonia is a stunningly beautiful country with a fascinating and complex history. This journey has been organised for the Alumni of Cambridge and Oxford Universality and for their family and friends...

Trip Leader: NIrvana Romell

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Crossing the Ancient Silk Road. China and Central Asia18 August - 05 September, 2021

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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The History and Culture of Japan06 - 19 September, 2021

Examine the fascinating art, culture and history of Japan, from its beginnings during the Nara period, through the rise and fall of the Shoguns into an era of modernisation and economic power. The journey is open to the Alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their family and friends...

Trip Leader: Professor Jay Lewis

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Walks in the Mountains of Georgia: Land of Heaven and Earth07 - 20 September, 2021

Enjoy a series of walks along the southern crest of the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. A region of real cultural interest. This journey is open the Alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their family and friends. 

Trip Leader: Ms Sophie Kikava

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Japan's Hidden Garden Gems09 - 23 September, 2021

Travel with Japanese garden expert Hannah Gardner on this far-reaching, two-week itinerary and discover some of Japan’s most compelling gardens. This unique journey has been designed by Hannah Gardner for the readers of Gardens Illustrated magazine...

Trip Leader: Hannah Gardner

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Exploring Romania; Walks in the Enchanted Land14 - 25 September, 2021

Through a series of walks, 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 the Alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and their family and friends...

Trip Leader: Dr Alex Koller

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Bhutan: Walks and Festivals in the Land of the Thunder Dragon18 September - 03 October, 2021

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 and minor sites. The journey is open to the Alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universi...

Trip Leader: Zara Fleming

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The Borders, the Patriarchate and the Karst: A Journey through Istria and Friuli 02 - 11 October, 2021

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

Trip Leader: Professor Peter Sarris

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The Art Treasures of St Petersburg04 - 09 November, 2021

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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