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.

Fortaleza Ozama,  Santo Domingo (Credit Dominican Republic Ministry Of Tourism)

Histories of the Caribbean and the Americas Cruise

27 Feb - 12 Mar 2020

The Caribbean and the Americas have a long, multi-faceted history that encompasses ancient cultures and colonisation to the modern day. This cruise explores coastlines which were strategic,...
The Grand Oberoi Hotel, Kolkata

A Cruise Through History Along the Hooghly River - TOUR FULL

17 - 28 Mar 2020

The Hooghly River is the main artery running through the history of Bengal. Bengal was the richest province in India for a time, its lush soil producing indigo, opium and rice crops and its...
 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...