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A tour with Jon Baines Tours digs beneath the surface, revealing the deeper destination.

We run medical and professional study tours, cultural tours and tailor made tours. Each tour gives you privileged and specialist access to a country.

Whether your journey is for study or pleasure, our tours let you travel, understand and enjoy.

3 - 15 September 2017

History of Medicine Cruise - ON REQUEST

History, medicine and culture intertwine on this journey through the Mediterranean. Travel amidst some of the richest culture and history...

3 - 15 September 2017

Cuisine & Culture Cruise - ON REQUEST

The culture, history and geography of a country shape its cuisine, as surely as waves and wind mould a landscape. On this cruise through ...

7 - 15 September 2017

Dental Cruise Along the Danube - FULL

A river cruise is like no other travel experience. The leisurely pace and the quietness of the ship create a tranquility unmatched by any...

14 - 16 September 2017

Travelling Surgical Society Meeting: Cambridge

At this annual UK meeting of the Travelling Surgical Society explore the city of Cambridge and its surrounding countryside with visits to...

15 - 21 September 2017

Dental Study Tour to Transylvania

Visit a Europe that has all but vanished. Romania boasts spectacular unspoiled countryside and rustic medieval villages, glorious painted...

2 - 15 October 2017

Iran: Historical and Contemporary

Discover the soul of Iran with John Tidmarsh, a renowned archeologist who has been visiting Iran for decades. Known since ancient times f...

6 - 20 October 2017

East of Java: Java, Bali, Flores and Komodo

Everyone knows beautiful Bali, but there is much, much more to Indonesia than our favourite Hindu island. On this tour you will step off ...

6 - 9 October 2017

Libraries, Information and History in Prague

The grand capital of Bohemia was founded in 880 and is home to the oldest university in Central Europe, dating back to 1348. With a long ...

14 - 27 October 2017

Pharmacy in China

China has a long history of pharmacy and herbal medicine. This tour takes you on a historical journey from China’s traditional phar...

28 October- 3 November 2017

RAD/51 Club Tour to Japan

This tour has been put together exclusively for the RAD/51 Club. Experience the stylised rituals of Japan in the tea ceremony, visit the ...

3 - 14 November 2017

Midwifery in Nepal

Squeezed between India and Tibet, Nepal is a country that stretches from rich subtropical forest to soaring Himalayan peaks. This is a co...

16 - 29 January 2018

Medical and Military History in South Africa

South Africa is a spectacularly beautiful country. This study tour, led by Paul Luckin, shows you the many faces of this beautiful a...

27 January - 11 February 2018

Malabar Journey: Cardamom Hills to Malabar Coast

The bewitching Malabar Coast has been a meeting place of cultures throughout history. Its lush landscapes were fragrant with the precious...

7 - 22 February 2018

Palliative Care in South India

Palliative Care...

18 February - 2 March 2018

Ophthalmology in North India

Travel from Delhi to Rajasthan, home to dozens of royal principalities each with their own character and history. Sumptuous palaces and b...

4 - 18 March 2018

A Grand Heritage Tour of India

This tour explores the great heritage of India, following in the footsteps of the Mughals and the Raj. Visit the princely city ...

9 - 23 March 2018

Physiotherapy in China

This tour examines the developments in physical and physiotherapy in China within the social and economic context and looks at how Wester...

11 - 23 March 2018

Midwifery in South Africa

This midwifery study tour, led by Cathy Warwick, shows you the many faces of this beautiful and diverse land. Travel from Johannesburg in...

22 March – 1 April 2018

Assam and Brahmaputra River Cruise

This journey along the Brahmaputra takes you through Assam, the biggest of India’s stunning and anthropologically rich Northeast St...

25 March – 3 April 2018

Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Vietnam

Learn about obstretrics and gynaecology alongside a cultural itinerary that lets you enjoy the best of a richly rewarding destination - V...

25 March – 2 April 2018

Obstetrics and Gynaecology in China

Following many successful medical and maternity health tours we have run to China and beyond, this popular study tour explores the field ...

8 - 19 April 2018

Optometry in Nepal

Starting in vibrant, multi-faceted Kathmandu, continue to the serene mountainside city of Pokhara and onto the jungle of Chitwan National...

13 - 23 April 2018

Russia: Historical and Contemporary

This vast country has played many parts in world history and continues to do so. This tour will take you from Moscow, a modern economic a...

15 - 28 April 2018

Paediatrics in China

China is facing fresh challenges to its healthcare as a result of its economic development. This tour will look at paediatrics and child ...

6 - 20 May 2018

Medicine in China - FULL. NEW TOUR OPENED

This tour, run in association with the Royal Society of Medicine,  gives you insight into an extraordinary cross section of Chi...

14 - 26 May 2018

Tropical Medicine Study Tour to Brazil

Brazil is one of the world's most captivating countries. From the white sand beaches, to wild rainforests and rhythm-filled metropolises,...

20 May - 3 June 2018

Medicine in China with RSM

This new tour, run in association with the Royal Society of Medicine, has been opened in response to high demand for the previous Medicin...

25 May - 4 June 2018

Occupational Therapy in South Africa

South Africa is a spectacularly beautiful country. With its fine wines and superb food, magnificent scenery and distinctive local culture...

30 May - 11 June 2018

Maritime History Cruise in the Mediterranean

Connecting Europe, Asia and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has seen empires, economies and political systems clash, absorb and influe...

16 – 29 June 2018

Yunnan, South West China and Tibet

Take a journey from remote south west China, an area of incredible diversity in both landscapes and ethnic groups, each with their own dr...

4 - 17 August 2018

Veterinary Study Tour to Brazil

Brazil is one of the world's most captivating countries. From the white sand beaches, to wild rainforests and rhythm-filled metropolises,...

20 August - 1 September 2018

Cuisine & Culture Cruise: The Atlantic Coast

The culture, history and geography of a country shape its cuisine, as surely as waves and wind carve a landscape. On this cruise along th...

10 – 22 September 2018

Medicine and Society in Burma

Burma is a beautiful and welcoming country with rich layers of culture and history, retaining many old traditions. This tour is a wonderf...

24 September – 6 October 2018

Anaesthesia in Burma

Burma is a beautiful and welcoming country with rich layers of culture and history, retaining many old traditions. Travel with David Wilk...

25 September - 6 October 2018

Dental Study tour to Japan

For every cliche about Japan, there is something that shatters your expectations, so that every visitor comes away with their own vision ...

30 September - 5 October 2018

Military and Medical History in Malta

Malta has a long and colourful history, its strategic naval location attracting the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans and the By...

5 – 15 October 2018

History of Science and Medicine in Morocco

History, medicine and culture intertwine on this fascinating journey through Morocco. Much has been written about the role of Baghda...

5 - 16 October 2018

Dental Cruise Along the Volga

Journey along the Volga River from Moscow to St Petersburg and learn about Russia’s rich culture and history, as well as its dental...

6 - 16 October 2018

A History of Medicine Cruise along the Volga

Journey along the Volga River from Moscow to St Petersburg and learn about Russia’s culture and medical history in the expert, conv...

12 - 26 October 2018

Cancer Care in China

Gain fascinating insight into China by examining its approach to cancer care and prevention and pain management. Some cancers are more pr...

17 – 29 November 2018

Midwifery Study Tour to Brazil

The role of the midwife and natural birth is still developing in Brazil, where c-section delivery dominates, particularly in the private ...

17 January - 2 February 2019

Medical Military History: Vietnam & Cambodia

Travel through the languid, beautiful lands of the Mekong as you learn about the multi-faceted history and culture of Vietnam and Cambodi...

12 – 25 February 2019

Ethiopia: Historical and Contemporary

Ethiopia has a unique and ancient heritage. It contains the oldest human bones ever discovered, the 3,000 year old city of Axum, the pala...

14 – 28 February 2019

Caribbean Histories: West Indies Islands Cruise

The West Indies is a remarkably diverse collection of islands, ranging from green mountain peaks to caster sugar sand, pirate coves and v...