Medicine in China in association with the RSM (FULL)

6 - 20 May 2018 (New tour opened)
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

This tour, run in association with the Royal Society of Medicine, gives you insight into an extraordinary cross section of China. Travel from imperial Beijing to the ancient capital Xi'an and into Sichuan, with its rich cultural and distinctive ethnic heritage. Cruise along the mighty Yangtze, the main artery of trade and transport in China for thousands of years, and end your tour in cutting edge Shanghai, with its spectacular neon skylines and gracious Art Deco heart. Along the way explore both the historical and contemporary in Chinese society and healthcare. 

Professional visits range from a modern teaching hospital and an urban clinic in Beijing, to a Traditional Chinese Medicine hospital in Xi'an, to a traditional healer in a herb garden and a private clinic serving China's growing nouveau riche in Chengdu. A highlight of the tour will be a journey on the brand new high speed train to Chengdu, which climbs thorugh spectacular scenery of forests and mountains towards the Tibetan plateau.

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Janice Liverseidge

Janice Liverseidge

Janice Liverseidge is a Director of the Royal Society of Medicine which provides over 400 cross specialty educational meetings each year and is the home of one of the largest medical libraries in the world. 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.  More recent travels have taken her to South America, Burma, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 6 May (Sun) Beijing: Arrive Beijing and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon walk to see the Temple of Heaven
  • 7 May (Mon) Beijing: Visit the Summer Palace.Visit the Great Wall. Peking Roast Duck dinner
  • 8 May (Tues) Beijing: Visit the historic Tong Ren Pharmacy. Continue to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Explore the hutongs of Old Beijing in the afternoon. Optional evening performance of the Beijing Acrobats
  • 9 May (Wed) Beijing: Visit a neighbourhood paediatric and family planning clinic. Visit Hai Dian Teaching General Hospital (departmental visits)
  • 10 May (Thurs) Beijing / Xi'an: Fly from Beijing to Xi'an and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Xi'an City Hospital of Chinese Medicine: visit departments of Herbal Medicine, Massage and Acupuncture. Optional evening performance of Tang Dynasty Theatre  
  • 11 May (Fri) Xi'an: Visit the Terracotta Warriors and the La-La-Shou Children’s Centre (our nominated project).Visit the vibrant evening market
  • 12 May (Sat) Xi'an / Chengdu: Optional early morning visit to the local park to watch or take part in tai chi. Visit the old city walls and the Calligraphy Museum.Take the high speed train to Chengdu and transfer to the hotel
  • 13 May (Sun) Chengdu: Visit the Chengdu Panda Base. Meet with a barefoot doctor, visit a medicinal herb garden and take tea in a traditional house
  • 14 May (Mon) Chengdu / Three Gorges Cruise: Visit a private medical clinic. Explore the old city of Chengdu including Wenshu Monastery. Optional visit in the afternoon to the food and spice market or the  Bamboo, Arts and Crafts Institute. Sichuan hot pot dinner
  • 15 May (Tues) Chengdu / Three Gorges Cruise: Train to Chongqing. Visit the Three Gorges Museum's collection on the history, art and archaeology of Yangtze River and recent developments, including the dam. City tour of Chongqing in the afternoon and board Victoria Cruise Lines riverboat in the evening
  • 16 May (Wed) Three Gorges Cruise: Visit Fengdu “Ghost City”, known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill
  • 17 May (Thurs) Three Gorges Cruise: Enter the Three Gorges. Pass through the first two, Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge is the shortest (five miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic. Excursion through the attractive gorges of the Goddess Stream
  • 18 May (Fri) Three Gorges Cruise / Shanghai:  Disembark and take a specially designed sightseeing boat through the recently-completed unique ship lock with a ship lift, the world’s largest. Visit the Three Gorges Dam.Fly to Shanghai in the afternoon
  • 19 May (Sat) Shanghai: Visit People’s Square and the Shanghai Museum. Visit the Yu Garden, French Concession and the Bund. Farewell dinner in the evening 
  • 20 May (Sun) Shanghai: Depart Shanghai

Tour cost

Ground only: US $4,046 per person sharing