Travel Information and Contacts

The Oxford Journeys programme comprises of trips provided by the tour operators shown below

If you need additional details on any of the specific trips, please contact directly the tour operator that is running the trip (which can be found next to the trip description).

If you have any general questions, or if you would like to receive a copy of the print brochure, please contact:

Distant Horizons

 +44 (0)151 6253425

Distant Horizons specialises in organising small group, scholar-led visits to some of the more unusual places in Europe, South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. They have worked with many of the world’s leading museums and societies both in the UK and USA, creating unique itineraries designed for members of these organisations. All trips are led by distinguished scholars usually from the sponsoring organisation. Although a number of lectures are given on each of their tours, it is quite often the informal teaching, in the teahouse or in the monastery, that really brings home the history and culture of the country and its people. The travel experience is enhanced by organising special meetings with local specialists. Established in 1996, Distant Horizons first worked with the Oxford Society on a trip to China in 1999.

Flexible booking conditions for 2021 trips: all deposits fully refundable up until February 2021. 


Hurtigruten logo

 +44 (0)208 846 2666

An exploration company in the truest sense of the word, Hurtigruten have been embarking on journeys of discovery and authentic adventure for 123 years. Their fleet of 14 ships embark on 50 unique routes to visit some of the most unexplored, pristine coasts across 19 countries. Destination highlights include Norway, Spitsbergen, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Brazil, and Antarctica. On a voyage with Hurtigruten, you can expect real experiences that bring you that much closer to the dramatic landscapes and the local communities that they explore.

Indus Experiences

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 +44 (0)20 8901 7320

With 20 years of experience in the travel industry, Harrow-based Indus Experiences is an award-winning travel company with an exciting programme of expert-led tours, as well as a strong record of creating imaginative, tailor-made itineraries for those who want something different from a holiday. Focusing on the countries of South and Southeast Asia, and with special-interest tours on subjects such as geology, botany, family history, textile and battlefields, their extensive local knowledge, twinned with expertise and charisma of their tour leaders and lecturers, all of whom are authorities in their respective fields, makes Indus Experience the natural choice for your next adventure.

Flexible booking conditions for 2021 trips: reduced non-refundable deposit of £250 per person and balance payable 8 weeks prior to departure. 


Last Frontiers

Last Frontiers logo

 +44 (0)1296 653000

Last Frontiers has been designing tailor-made itineraries to Latin America for over 25 years. Their small, friendly and enthusiastic team plan each holiday with the utmost attention to detail and pride themselves on their in-depth knowledge and customer service. With unique cruises to Antarctica or the Galapagos Islands for the wildlife enthusiast, family adventures in Peru, honeymoons on the pristine beaches of Brazil or walking, riding or fishing in the wilderness of Patagonia, Latin America is an inspirational and colourful continent with something for everyone.

Flexible booking conditions for 2021 trips: deposits fully refundable until minimum numbers reached.

Temple World

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 +44 (0)20 8940 4114

Temple World was established by archaeologist Dr David Price Williams in 1985 and pioneered the concept of university alumni travel in Britain. A boutique tour operator specialising in cultural tailor-made holidays and small group tours, each of their historical, archaeological, botanical or zoological alumni tours for Oxford is led by distinguished scholar, drawn from the university’s own teaching and research staff wherever possible. Temple World is known particularly for its exciting small-ship cruises with some vessels taking as few as twelve passengers, ensuring exclusive use and a congenial atmosphere in board. Many hundreds of Oxonians have already enjoyed the very special atmosphere of their unique journeys - that combination of intellectual stimulation and relaxation in the company of like-minded travellers.

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Travel Programme Disclaimer

While Oxford Journeys tours are designed primarily for Oxford Alumni, enrolment is open to all members of the Oxford University community including current and past staff and friends of the University membership groups. The majority of tours are run jointly with the University of Cambridge Alumni Relations Office. In the case that the minimum number of participants to run a tour is not reached, the tour may be opened to bookings from enthusiastic travellers seeking an educational travel experience. The University is a charity which protects its assets for the benefit of its charitable activities of teaching and research. Therefore, please note that the trips on our website and in our brochure are offered, organised and run by the various commercial tour operators, and not by the University. Responsibility for taking bookings and organising and running each trip rests with the operator, and any queries or concerns you may have about a trip should be addressed to the operator. You take part in a trip at your own risk. The operator is responsible for ensuring the safety and proper running of the trip. Therefore the University does not accept any liability for any loss or damage, or for the cancellation of the event. Tour operators will make every effort to operate journeys as advertised but they reserve the right to modify itineraries if necessary.