Join like-minded companions on unique journeys going far beyond the tourist trail. Accompanied by some of the world’s leading experts in their field, our alumni tours delve deeper.
Expert-Led Alumni Tours
Join like-minded companions on unique journeys going far beyond the tourist trail. Accompanied by some of the world’s leading experts in their field, our alumni tours delve deeper.
Expert-Led Alumni Tours
Join like-minded companions on unique journeys going far beyond the tourist trail. Accompanied by some of the world’s leading experts in their field, our alumni tours delve deeper.
Expert-Led Alumni Tours
Join like-minded companions on unique journeys going far beyond the tourist trail. Accompanied by some of the world’s leading experts in their field, our alumni tours delve deeper.
Expert-Led Alumni Tours

A lovely touch was the boat trip where [our guide] led us past boats crowded with tourists to our own private boat with waiter service. This was typical of the attention to detail paid by Temple World beforehand and by the Tour Manager and Tour Guide on the ground. Glyn

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For over thirty years, Temple World has created expert-led tours for prestigious institutions such as the Royal Geographical Society, The Smithsonian, MacArthur Foundation, University of Bristol and Durham University.

Now we are proud to be the largest and longest-serving operator of alumni tours to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Each carefully designed tour is exclusive to the alumni or members of the institution it was created for, with family and friends also welcome.

When designing alumni tours our ethos is to provide a journey which are exciting, entertaining and above all educational. Founded by Archaeologist Dr David Price Williams, Temple World has always placed learning at the heart of every trip.

Each journey we create is accompanied by an academic who is able to introduce travellers to a deeper understanding of the places they are visiting. We find this attracts a discerning, like-minded clientele who enjoy eachother’s company as much as the sites and lectures.

Our current alumni tours

We will be operating eight Alumni tours in 2019 and not all of them are currently loaded on our site – this is being done right now and the full programme will be available to view by the end of September 2018. For details of our Ethiopia, Provence, Albania and South Korea tours please contact our office.

  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Travel

    Seychelles Island Hopping 2019

    Seychelles Island Hopping 2019

    A natural history eco-safari
    30 March - 06 April 2019
    £3,395

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  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Travel

    Wildlife of Costa Rica 2019

    Wildlife of Costa Rica 2019

    Central America’s Garden of Eden
    4 - 15 May 2019
    From £3,395

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  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Travel

    Medieval Loire

    Medieval Loire

    A hotel barge cruise along the Canal Latéral à la Loire
    20th-26th September 2018
    From £2,595

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  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Travel

    Laos & Thailand’s Golden Triangle

    Laos & Thailand’s Golden Triangle

    Slow Boat from Luang Prabang
    7 October - 17 October 2018
    From £3,395

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  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Travel

    Jordan 2019

    Jordan 2019

    Romans, Crusaders and Lawrence of Arabia
    29th March - 7th April 2019
    From £2,550

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  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Travel

    Albania: Hidden gem of Europe 2019

    Albania: Hidden gem of Europe 2019

    Albania: Hidden Gem of Europe
    3rd - 12th June 2019
    From £2,195

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  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Travel

    Secrets of South Korea 2019

    Secrets of South Korea 2019

    5,000 years of culture and history
    17-26 September 2019
    From £3,595

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  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Travel

    Ancient Ethiopia 2019

    Ancient Ethiopia 2019

    The Empire of Aksum and the Rock-cut Churches of Lalibela
    12-25 September 2019
    From £3,295

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  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Travel

    Provence & The Camargue 2019

    Provence & The Camargue 2019

    Barge cruise from Sète to Arles along the Rhône à Sète Canal
    30 August to 05 September 2019
    From £2,595

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Frequently asked questions

  • Q.I am travelling alone. Do you accept singles on your tours?

    A.Of course. We are able to accept single travellers on all our tours although in some places where we can only obtain a limited number of rooms we cap the number of single places on offer.

  • Q.My wife is an alum but I am not, can I still join an alumni tour?

    A.Yes, you are most welcome. Our alumni tours are open to the spouses, partners, family and friends of alumni.

  • Q.How do I make a booking?

    A.We advise calling us to check availability and discuss the details of the tour first. We can hold places provisionally with no obligation for a week. When you’re ready, we require a signed booking form and a deposit of £300-£500 pp.

  • Q.Why don’t your tours include flights?

    A.Increasing numbers of clients wish to use airmiles or travel on dates other than the main tour dates, so we don’t get the numbers required for group rates. We can always offer great prices on individual flights to coordinate with the tour if needed.

  • Q.Can Temple World arrange my travel from the USA?

    A.We are always able to offer advice on the best flights to coordinate with our tours but we don’t get special rates on fares originating outside the UK. We recommend speaking to a good local travel agent.

OUR ALUMNI TOURS

Another Temple World success. This was an excellent trip. [The lecturer’s] knowledge and enthusiasm for his subject brought it all to life. His anecdotes and stories were amusing and translation from ancient Greek most impressive. John & Sarah

Congenial Companions

Our small group tours are exclusively available to alumni of Oxford and Cambridge university and their friends and family, making for a wonderful atmosphere amongst like-minded individuals.

Expert Lecturer

All our small group alumni tours are accompanied by a university lecturer as well as local guides, with illuminating lectures given throughout the tour to enrich understanding of the destination

To reserve a place on one of our small group alumni tours, contact us for availability then send us a signed booking form and deposit.

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