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 April 2022 – In the steps of Florence Nightingale

20 – 23 April 2022

Having sadly had to postpone this tour not only from September 2020 but again this year in September, we are delighted to announce that this exciting trip will now go ahead from 20 – 23 April 2022.  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.  This nursing study tour, running in conjunction with the Nightingale Fellowship, is designed to commemorate the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth with a visit to the historic city that is both her namesake and her birthplace. Explore the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence on a three-night tour, which includes two dinners to enjoy the cuisine of Florence.

A brief outline of the itinerary is that we fly to Florence, and take a private orientation walking tour of this lovely city, perched on the banks of the Arno River in Tuscany, with our art historian guide. Discover the Roman origins of Florence and wander its medieval and Renaissance streets through to Piazza della Signoria. See the famous Duomo and the Basilica di Santa Croce, where Galileo is buried. The tour will also include a visit to the Villa Colombaia, the elegant villa where Florence was born and an afternoon visit to La Specola, one of the oldest scientific museums in Europe and the ornate pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella, one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. We will also be able to explore the great symbol of Florence at the Museum of the Duomo, which is attached to the 600-year old cathedral and includes some masterpieces of Italian art history. See the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, the third largest European basilica, after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London; the Baptistery with the gates that Michelangelo described as the “Gates of Paradise”; and the Crypt of Santa Reparata. We can also climb the 400 steps to reach the top of Giotto’s Bell Tower for wonderful views.

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: