OXFORD JOURNEYS

Our alumni travel programme is well into its third decade, helping curious travellers to explore the globe

We know opportunities to travel may have ground to a halt but we are crossing our fingers that this year we will be able to indulge our inner sense of wanderlust again. Our tour operator partners have put together a programme of trips for 2021, but of course will be monitoring the evolving situation and ensuring that official advice and FCO travel guidelines are followed. If you have any questions about how the trips will be operated and any measures that will be implemented, the tour operator responsible for the trip would be delighted to hear from you. We hope you are inspired by our selection of trips and thank you for supporting our alumni community! You can view our travel archive here.

 

From 2020, in collaboration with our travel operators, we have hosted a number of exciting lectures led by 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.

You can can catch up with all of them in our Armchair travel archive.

 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.