Tour to China – Please note this event has now been postponed until 2022

The itinerary and details of the tour may change from the programme below

Explore nursing and healthcare in China alongside a full cultural programme visiting China’s great sites on a 10-night tour

We fly directly to Beijing where we visit the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace and, of course. Tiananmen Square.  In the evening we might choose to see the Beijing Acrobats.

An internal flight takes us to Xi’an where we see the Terracotta Warriors, the old markets, some medical facilities and temples.  The evening option here is the Tang Dynasty Theatre.

The famous bullet train will take us to Nanjing, the old capital.  The Nightingale Fellowship has been honoured to have been invited to open the Nanjing Nightingale Nursing College and we will also visit a hospital of Chinese Medicine and a community clinic to learn about nursing in China.   There are the Ming Dynasty walls and tombs to see, followed by a river cruise.

Our last city is Shanghai where we can experience the elegant Bund and the Yu gardens.  A Farewell dinner in the French Concession has been arranged for our last night together.

Please contact Jon Baines Tours (London) on:   [email protected] 0207 223 9485/5618  


Florence Nightingale Tour to Florence September 2021 – In the steps of Florence Nightingale

 15-18 September 2021

Having sadly had to postpone this tour from September 2020 we are delighted to say that this trip will now go ahead from 15 – 18 September 2021.  This of course is with the proviso that no further outbreaks of the pandemic occur either in the UK or Italy and that travel restrictions are lifted.

A brief outline of the itinerary is that we fly to Florence, and explore this historic renaissance city on a three-night tour.  The tour will include a visit to the exterior of Villa Colombaia and, if possible, the interior and the gardens.  This was the birthplace of Florence Nightingale.  Whilst there, we will take part in some walking tours of the city and explore the Duomo, containing some of the greatest masterpieces of Italian art history. There are also visits to La Specola, one of the oldest scientific museums in Europe, and the historic ornate pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella.  The tour includes two dinner to enjoy the cuisine of Florence

Please book early to avoid disappointment.  This tour remains very popular with those who registered for the 2020 tour and have already transferred their bookings to 2021.

Please contact Jon Baines Tours (London) for all further information on 0207 223 9485/5618 or for further and more detailed information please go to Jon Baines Tours link: