Specialist study tours and cruises for the curious mind

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Medical and non-medical professional study tours

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Cultural study tours that reveal the deeper destination

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Ocean and river cruises with extraordinary itineraries

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Curated group travel

What we offer

Jon Baines Tours is a specialist travel company curating medical, professional non-medical, and cultural study tours and cruises to destinations around the world.

Specialist curated tours

Why choose us?

Our passion is for creating experiences that dig beneath the surface. We curate authentic, enriching experiences for the curious mind - with specialist access to a country, its culture and its practices. We create our own tours, but also work with a number of associations to create tours for their members.

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Our tour leaders are hand picked for their professional and personal experience, their personalities, and passion for the subject – it's what makes our tours.

Special access

We have a global network of local contacts which allows us to curate tours with privileged, specialist access to professionals and sites of interest.

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Like-minded people

Get the opportunity to travel, network and connect with like-minded people, creating friendships lasting beyond the end of the tour.

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Personal touch

We pride ourselves in offering excellent service with a personal touch. You are only ever a phone call away from someone happy to help.

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Financial protection

All our tours are either ATOL or TOPP protected and we are members of AITO. This means should anything happen, you will be protected.

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What our customers say

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I really enjoyed visiting a previously unknown part of the British Isles to me and learning of the history and enjoying the scenery of the Islands. The guides were very good giving historical and background information.

Susan U
Guernsey and Jersey: A Heritage Tour of the Channel Islands
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27 April – 5 May 2023
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We both enjoyed our time on this tour, seeing gardens, hearing from the guides and the company of fellow passengers. Local guides outstanding. Tour leader worked well with the group.

Catherine I
A Botanical Tour of Gardens of Southern Highlands with the AAFBG
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29 October – 4 November 2023
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First trip with Jon Baines. David was such a wonderful, caring tour leader. Choice of guide perfect. They both did so much more than you would expect.

Phil R
Palliative Care in Southern India
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14 – 27 February 2024
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Looking for inspiration

Not quite sure what holiday to book?

Each tour has something different to offer, from five-star luxury to more challenging rugged outdoor adventures. Here are some of our favourite upcoming tours.

Siva Temples in Kalna
Relax and unwind

Travel to Kolkata with a cruise along the mighty Hooghly river for a fascinating view into the rich history and culture of India's Bengal state.

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Food and wine

Set sail on a small classic cruise ship and explore the medieval and Renaissance towns of the Adriatic whilst enjoying delicious food and wine.

Balloons at sunrise in Cappadocia
History and origins

Travel to Turkey and Iraq to uncover gems of antiquity. Along the way, experience traditional society and enjoy local cuisine.

Byodo-in Temple in Kyoto
Society and culture

Travel to Japan and learn about the shoguns, the arrival of the black ships, the Meiji Restoration and the opening of Japan, to the modern day.

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Lion in South African wilderness
Nature and wildlife

South Africa is home to some of the richest plant biodiversity in the world, and an abundance of wildlife. Join this tour and unwind in nature.

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MS Regent Jaz
Boats and cruising

Cruise in comfort to Egypt’s most fascinating destinations in the company of a world-renowned Egyptologist and an experienced tour leader.

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Our experts

Tour leaders

Our tour leaders are an integral part of each tour, providing knowledge, insight and enthusiasm. They are interesting and accomplished people in their own right, and the sort of person you will enjoy sharing a drink with at the end of a busy day.

Meet our tour leaders
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