John and Susi Richardson, Tour Leader - Jon Baines Tours

Jon Baines ToursJohn and Susi Richardson

John and Susi Richardson were the doctor and nurse respectively on The British Trans Americas Expedition 1971-2; the first ever drive from Alaska to Cape Horn and the first crossing of the Darian Gap in Panama. John also led a Jon Baines Tours tour to Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua in 2006 with Susi. He has also acted as doctor to six sailing expeditions with service personnel and students in the Caribbean.

Professor John Richardson is Emeritus Defence Professor of Primary Care and General Practice. He has led study tours worldwide and was a medical escort to parties of veterans on journeys of remembrance for the Royal British Legion. He has also run many history of medicine battlefield tours. He has visited 80 countries and worked in 41 of them as a doctor. John has previously led tours for Jon Baines to China, Central Asia, India, Turkey, Central America, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Namibia, Ethiopia, Indo-China and Burma. He has also given lectures and led on cruises.

Susi Richardson has travelled widely across the world either as an expedition nurse, or as a nurse on war grave pilgrimages for the Royal British Legion, co-tour leader for Jon Baines Tours, or accompanying her husband on his British Army medical officer postings. Five generations of her Shakespear family served in India on her grandmother’s side, and three generations of Cooke family on her grandfather’s side, covering almost continuously two hundred years of the history of British India in a variety of roles and occupations. Susi has led a number of tours to India, in Vietnam and on cruises.

  •  Sirigiya Fortress

    Heritage Tour of Sri Lanka

    6 - 20 Sep 2020

    Welcome to Sri Lanka, a small island crammed full of treasures, with no fewer than eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mystical ruins, jungles, gleaming white tropical beaches, national parks with...

John and Susi Richardson has previously led these tours

  • Explore the riverside city of Kuching, Sarawak

    Heritage Tour to Borneo and the Malay Peninsula

    8 - 21 Sep 2019

    Explore Sarawak in Borneo and journey up the Malay Peninsula on this new tour examining the history, culture and wildlife of the region. From the vast jungles of Borneo and the riverine city of...
    • Cultural Tours
  • Shimla

    A Grand Heritage Tour of India

    4 - 18 Mar 2018

    India is a land like no other in the richness and diversity of its people, its culture and its history. It is home to one of the world’s oldest religions and some of its most beautiful man made...
    • Cultural Tours
  • Assam and Brahmaputra River Cruise

    22 Mar - 1 Apr 2018

    This journey along the Brahmaputra takes you through Assam, the biggest of India’s stunning and anthropologically rich Northeast States. Lying along the length of the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam...
    • Cultural Tours