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.
Janice Liversedge 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.
Ground only: US $4,046 per person sharing