In the Steps of Florence Nightingale in Istanbul - Jon Baines Tours

In the Steps of Florence Nightingale in Istanbul

16 - 20 May 2020
  • Cultural Tours

About the tour

Istanbul’s history is as richly layered as one of its baklava pastries. The only city in the world that spans two continents, it is a bewitching dust-devil of cultures and influences spanning thousands of years. Follow in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale and see the story of this legendary woman come alive. Stay near Pera Palace, where Agatha Christie wrote ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. Enjoy dinner on the platform of the Orient Express station, drinks at Pera Palace and a culinary walking tour of the Spice Bazaar.

This tour can be combined with the Florence Nightingale in the UK tour that will be taking place 11 - 16 May 2020, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Florence's birth.

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Janice Liverseidge

Janice Liverseidge

Until recently Janice Liverseidge was a Director at The Royal Society of Medicine and is now a full time guide and in her spare time a trustee of both the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the London Handel Festival. Earlier in her career she worked for the British Medical Association. She is also a registered Blue Badge tourist guide and regularly leads groups in London on medical history walks, tours of the Wellcome Collection and other healthcare locations plus provides music and art tours for the Foundling Museum and the London Handel Festival. Janice has travelled extensively, including an eight month journey around India, South East Asia and Australia, and has led highly successful RSM tours to Vietnam and Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Cuba and China.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 16 May (Sat) Istanbul: Arrive in Istanbul and check into the Hotel. Welcome dinner in the evening
  • 17 May (Sun) Istanbul: Visit the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace (including the hareem) as well as the Roman underground cisterns. Explore the Grand Bazaar. Enjoy an afternoon drink at the Pera Palace before dinner that evening
  • 18 May (Mon) Istanbul: Visit the Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Mosque. Enjoy a street food lunch. Drive past old Kuleli Hospital and visit the Selimiye Barracks and Florence Nightingale Museum*. In the evening there is the options to watch a Whirling Dervish show
  • 19 May (Tues) Istanbul: Morning cruise along the Bosphorus river. Visit the Egyptian Spice Market and take part in a culinary walking tour tasting the market's delights as you go. That evening there will be a farewell dinner
  • 20 May ( Wed) Istanbul: The morning is at leisure until its time to transfer to the airport for the flight home. There is the option to extend your stay in Istanbul or other parts of Turkey


*The Florence Nightingale Museum is located in working military barracks and the visit is subject to military authorisation

Tour cost

$1,499 per person (ground only excluding International flights and airport transfers)

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