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The Art Treasures of St Petersburg23 - 28 February, 2020

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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China Uncovered: Sacred Mountains and Ancient Waterways11 - 28 April, 2020

This is a marvellous journey along the slopes and peaks of China’s sacred mountains and along the 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 Asia14 - 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 World18 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 alumni of SOAS Specialist ...

Trip Leader: Professor Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

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Jewels at the Baltic Gates: Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki07 - 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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A Journey through Ukraine and Poland: Kiev to Warsaw04 - 15 June, 2020

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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A Short Break in Lake Ohrid: The Jewel of Macedonia13 - 16 June, 2020

At the heart of the Balkan peninsula, Lake Ohrid is stunningly beautiful 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 Road19 August - 06 September, 2020

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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The History and Culture of Japan08 - 20 September, 2020

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 alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universitie...

Trip Leader: Professor Jay Lewis

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Exploring Romania; Walks in the Enchanted Land15 - 26 September, 2020

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

Trip Leader: Dr William O'Reilly

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Bhutan: Walks and Festivals in the Land of the Thunder Dragon20 September - 05 October, 2020

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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A Short Break in Rijeka: European Capital of Culture 202025 - 28 September, 2020

Trip Leader: NIrvana Romell

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