OXFORD JOURNEYS

A new journey

For over 20 years, we have been proud to offer alumni the chance to explore the world through our Oxford Journeys travel programme. In the company of expert trip scholars, intrepid alumni have followed the Silk Road, gone behind the scenes at CERN, witnessed solar eclipses and visited the world’s leading museums. In more recent times, we have had great success with our online Armchair Travel series, bringing academics into your living rooms, taking thousands of you on virtual travel experiences. 

However, as we are all aware, the last two years have brought a great period of change that has required us to review our future priorities within the Alumni Office. As a result, we have made the decision to put our travel programme on hold from the end of 2022. We are committed to any tours departing before the end of this year and you can continue to book for any tours currently showing on our website but we will not be commissioning any further trips.

We would like to reassure you that this decision will not impact your booking if you have already signed up to a trip. If you would like to continue to travel with one of our tour operator partners in the future, please sign up to their mailing lists, details can be found in the FAQs on our website. We also plan to continue to offer our regular online Armchair Travel events.

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Journey around the world from the comfort of your living room

From 2020, in collaboration with our travel operators, we have hosted a number of exciting virtual lectures led by our tour leaders on their area of expertise. These have included the wildlife of South and Central America, a interactive session on the Chilean solar eclipse and how Iceland was formed by volcanic eruptions.

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 Why travel with us?

Intellectual stimulation

Our trips offer a bespoke educational travel experience, with unique itineraries specifically designed for alumni by our experienced tour operator partners. Tours are designed to give an in-depth understanding of the history, culture, landscapes, flora and fauna of a destination.

Expert trip scholars

Travel in the company of an expert trip scholar who will offer interesting and unique insights into the destinations and sites visited and give lectures on their area of research. Trip scholars are involved in developing the itinerary so you are guaranteed to visit the most relevant and interesting sites, and they often provide our groups with exclusive access to places not usually open to the public.

Small groups of alumni

Groups are usually small, with a maximum of approximately twenty people, giving you the chance to travel in congenial company with other alumni. The majority of trips are run jointly with the University of Cambridge, and the families and friends of the alumni community are also welcome.

Support alumni outreach

For every booking on an Oxford Journeys trip, the University Alumni Office receives a contribution from the tour operator which goes towards supporting resources and activities for Oxford alumni.