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Nursing in Turkey and Greece with the Australian College of Nursing - 2 places left

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Tour leader
Karen Grace MACN
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Dates
15 Sep
27 Sep
2024

History, nursing and culture intertwine on this journey through Turkey and the Greek island of Rhodes. It would be hard to find such a concentration of historically significant nursing and medical sites anywhere else, amidst some of the richest culture and history in the world.

This specialist study tour will visit Florence Nightingale’s museum in Istanbul, where modern nursing was established, and review her singular contribution to nursing. You will visit Gallipoli and examine how the military shaped the nursing profession, with these structures still evident in modern nursing today. You will also visit your nursing peers in both Turkey and Greece. Learn how Nightingale helped develop nursing in Turkey and gain firsthand insight into local approaches to nursing and healthcare.

Your journey encompasses thousands of years of medical history, including Florence Nightingale, the Gallipoli beach hospitals and the Knights of St John. Cuisine is an important part of travel and we have included a number of local restaurants and culinary experiences that highlight the delicious flavours of Turkey and Greece.

Gain unparalleled insight as you travel along the western coast of Turkey and to Rhodes, with a range of expert talks and specialist visits throughout the tour. This tour is supported by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). CPD available.

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At a glance
What you need to know
Type of tour
Professional
Profession
Nursing
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Nights
12
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Countries
2
Tour grade
Moderate
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Dates and places

Itinerary at a glance

1
Istanbul
Sunday
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15
September
Arrive Istanbul and transfer to hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner in the evening.
2
Istanbul
Monday
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16
September
Visit the beautiful Blue Mosque. Continue to Scutari Barracks, where Florence Nightingale tended thousands of Turkish and Allied soldiers during the Crimean War, and visit the museum dedicated to her. Talk by Professor Yesim Isil Ulman on the history of nursing in Turkey. Visit Hagia Sophia, one of Byzantine Istanbul’s most imposing sights. Explore the Grand Bazaar followed by dinner.
3
Istanbul
Tuesday
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17
September
Visit the Acibadem Teaching Hospital to meet with nurses and learn about nursing in Turkey today. Continue on a food tour sampling Istanbul’s superb cuisine. Late afternoon cruise on the Bosphorus.
4
Istanbul / Gallipoli
Wednesday
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18
September
Depart from Istanbul and drive to Gallipoli. Transfer to the hotel. Visit the battlefields of Gallipoli, including Anzac Cove and the Australian cemetery.
5
Gallipoli / Izmir
Thursday
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19
September
Visit Gallipoli beach and walk to the site of Number 1 Casualty Clearing Station. Visit the UNESCO-listed World Heritage site of Troy, the site of the legendary Trojan horse. Drive to the spectacular ruins of Pergamum, once a great Greek city, which tower one thousand feet above the city with superb views in all directions. Continue to Izmir.
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Izmir / Seljuk
Friday
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20
September
Visit Ege University Faculty of Nursing in Izmir to learn about contemporary nursing education in Turkey. Drive to Seljuk.
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Seljuk
Saturday
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21
September
Full day visit in Ephesus, the best-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean and unmatched in its sheer magnitude. Ephesus’ history stretches back thousands of years and it possessed one of the Wonders of the Ancient World in its magnificent Temple to Artemis. Dinner in a village restaurant.
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Seljuk
Sunday
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22
September
Full day at leisure in Seljuk. Dinner in a local restaurant.
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Seljuk / Rhodes
Monday
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23
September
Drive to the lovely seaside resort of Marmaris. Take the ferry to Rhodes, which is one of the showpiece Greek islands, with an exquisitely preserved medieval city that was the legacy of the crusading Knights of St John, based here from 1309-1522. Check in to your hotel.
10
Rhodes
Tuesday
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24
September
Visit a Greek hospital and meet with the local nurses. Enjoy a delicious lunch with fresh ingredients at a local taverna. Take a half day tour of Rhodes including the Street of the Knights, the Grand Master’s Palace and the hospital of St John, now a museum.
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Rhodes
Wednesday
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25
September
Drive to the charming port town Lindos the following day, stopping on the way at Butterfly Valley, a cool, green retreat for thousands of butterflies. In Lindos visit the Acropolis and old town before a taverna lunch. At leisure in the town or on the beach before returning to Rhodes.
12
Rhodes
Thursday
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26
September
Full day at leisure. Enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening.
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Rhodes
Friday
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27
September
Morning at leisure and depart Rhodes after breakfast.
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Plot your journey

Travel from Istanbul to the beaches of Gallipoli and on to Pergamum, Izmir, Seljuk and the Greek island of Rhodes.

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What to expect

Tour highlights

Scutari Barracks
Istanbul

Visit Scutari Barracks, where Florence Nightingale tended thousands of soldiers during the Crimean War.

Culinary tour
Istanbul

Take part in a culinary tour in Istanbul.

Medieval hospital of the Knights of St John
Rhodes

On the Greek Island of Rhodes, visit the medieval hospital of the Knights of St John.

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Moderate
Level 3

Some walking between destinations, more time spent standing, and increased travel distances. Requires a reasonable level of fitness.

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Accommodation

Hotels

We like charm, comfort, convenience in location, and of course, excellence in service.

Istanbul

Dosso Dossi Hotel Golden Horn

Gallipoli

Artur Hotel

Izmir

Best Western Plus Hotel Konak

Seljuk

Vinifera Ephesus Hotel

Rhodes

Acandia Hotel

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