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 small group tours delve deeper.
Expert-Led Group 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 small group tours delve deeper.
Expert-Led Group 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 small group tours delve deeper.
Expert-Led Group 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 small group tours delve deeper.
Expert-Led Group Tours

Eating together as a group most evenings was like going to a dinner party every night, and travelling with a group that had so much in common and common experiences from university to share was brilliant. S. Keevil – Oberammergau

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Temple World is the UK’s leading alumni and special interest travel specialist, organising a curated selection of scholar-led small group tours for universities, museums and other prestigious institutions each year, to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and beyond.

Our small group tours are designed to be exciting, entertaining and above all educational, with learning at the heart of every trip.

Each journey is accompanied by an academic or expert 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 each other’s company as much as the sites and lectures.

With an average of just 12-15 travellers per tour (and a maximum of 20), our most frequent guest feedback is how special it is to have so much access to our expert trip scholars, and how congenial they found the other group members.

Temple World is proud to be the largest and longest-serving operator of alumni tours to the University of Cambridge. 10% of the tour price on Cambridge University alumni tours goes to the fundraising team at the University of Cambridge per Cambridge alum, friend or family member who books on our tours.

Our current tours

Please find our 2024 and 2025 tours below. More of our 2025 tours will start to be added around July 2024.
Please contact us at info@templeworld.com  if you’d like to be informed as soon as our 2025 tours are added to the website

  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Travel

    Eternal Egypt Uncovered 2024

    Eternal Egypt Uncovered 2024

    Beyond the Pyramids
    3-14 October 2024
    £3,275

    Full Details
  • Egypt Beyond the Pyramids

    Egypt Beyond the Pyramids

    With the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
    January 26 - February 5, 2025
    $5845

    Full Details
  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni & Friends

    Magical Madagascar 2024

    Magical Madagascar 2024

    The Zoology of a Gondwanaland Island
    13-25 July 2024
    £3,895

    Full Details
  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Travel

    Wonders of Iceland 2024

    Wonders of Iceland 2024

    Volcanoes, Geysers and Glaciers
    21-28 June 2024
    £4,295

    Full Details
  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Travel

    Lycia and Cappadocia

    Lycia and Cappadocia

    Gulet cruise combined with Catal Höyük and Cappadocia
    21 September - 3 October 2024
    £4,395pp

    Full Details
  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni & Friends

    Greek Civilizations 2024

    Greek Civilizations 2024

    Athens, Delphi and the Peloponnese
    10-19 June 2024
    £3.095

    Full Details
  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Travel

    Ecuador and Galapagos

    Ecuador and Galapagos

    Quito and Amazon Rainforest with Galapagos Cruise
    27 November - 8 December
    £6,495 pp

    Full Details
  • Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Travel

    Burgundy & Haute Saône by Hotel Barge

    Burgundy & Haute Saône by Hotel Barge

    Medieval History and Picturesque Waterways
    12-18 October 2024
    £3,350

    Full Details
  • Guests invited by Anne Martin

    China Experience

    China Experience

    with Anne Martin
    6-20 April 2025
    £3,180 + International flights

    Full Details

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Frequently asked questions

  • Q.Are deposits refundable?

    A.Deposits are not refundable if you change your mind about travel or cannot travel for personal reasons, such as illness.  However, if we have to cancel the tour due to low numbers, FCDO advisory or a travel ban/border closure or similar, you will of course be refunded all monies by us, regardless of whether we can recover them from our suppliers.

  • Q.Can I add additional private travel arrangements to one of your group tours?

    A.Yes! If you have more time and would like to explore further, you are absolutely welcome to add pre or post tour travel arrangements to one of our group tours. We can advise on the logistics of joining or leaving the tour if not taking our recommended group flights, and our tailor-made department will be pleased to assist with any flights, accommodation or touring that you require so that it all coordinates perfectly.

  • Q.Do you accept Credit cards?

    A.We accept Visa and Mastercard with no limit, and American Express for a single payment of up to £1000 per booking. We are charged over 2% by AMEX for card transactions and aren't legally allowed to pass on this cost, so we have decided to cap usage of this card rather than raise our prices across the board.

  • 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.

OUR GROUP TOURS

We just wanted to say, without any delay, that we had the most amazing journey which we will always remember. We could never have done anything like this without you. The organisation and logistics were 100% perfect. Anthony & Dalila

Congenial Companions

Our small group tours are exclusively available to members of the institutions they have been designed for, and their friends and family, making for a wonderful atmosphere amongst like-minded individuals.

Expert Lecturer

All our small group tours are accompanied by an expert lecturer as well as local guides, with illuminating talks usually 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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