This nursing study tour, run in conjunction with the Florence Nightingale Fellowship, is designed to commemorate the 201st anniversary year of Florence Nightingale’s birth. It takes you on a journey through China’s history, landscapes and culture alongside a full professional programme. Explore nursing and health care in China while visiting China’s great sites on a ten-night tour. Journey from imperial Beijing onto the Silk Roadcity of Xi’an, home of the magnificent Terracotta Warriors. Travel by high speed train to historic Nanjing and end your tour in the dynamic city of Shanghai.
In Beijing see the Temple of Heaven and visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. In Xi’an see the Terracotta Warriors, old markets and temples. In Nanjing visit one of the greatest museums in China and finish the tour enjoying the chic French Concession in Shanghai.
Your journey includes specialist visits to hospitals, a traditional pharmacy, a community nursing clinic and the Nanjing Nightingale Nursing College in Nanjing. You will also visit a city hospital in Xi’an to see how Traditional Chinese Medicine is used. Gain real insight into nursing and the social issues surrounding your profession in China.
Zhang Zhong Jiu (known as John) has worked with Jon Baines since 1994, taking healthcare, education, other professional groups and cultural groups around China. Educated in Beijing and London and widely travelled, John is extremely knowledgeable and popular with our groups for his warmth and sense of humour, as well as his ability to bring China’s history and society to life with personal anecdotes. Having led a wide variety of professional groups over so many years, his breadth of knowledge is second to none.
Guangxi Province Extension
Guangxi Province has been a favourite of Chinese artists throughout the ages due to its spectacularly beautiful landscapes. Fly from Shanghai to Guilin and spend the afternoon enjoying the sites of the city including the river front and many galleries. Next morning enjoy a scenic cruise along the stunning Li River to the cobblestone town of Yangshuo. Spend the rest of your day at leisure to enjoy the charms of the town and its lovely surroundings. There is an optional class teaching how to cook mouth-watering and highly spiced Sichuan cuisine. While here you may take a cycle ride through the local villages or explore the local surroundings. In the evening there is the option to see a spectacular son et lumière show. Fly from Guilin to Shanghai or to Hong Kong.
Tour cost is US $2,146 pp sharing (excluding international flights and transfers). The cost of the Guangxi Province extension is US $1,232 pp sharing (excluding international flights and transfers).