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 and falls over the 200th anniversary of Florence's birth.
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.
*The Florence Nightingale Museum is located in working military barracks and the visit is subject to military authorisation