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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.

21 April - 1 May 2017

RSM Surgery Section Spring Overseas Meeting

Join the RSM Surgery Section Spring Overseas meeting in China which is being run in conjunction with Cardiff University. The meeting will...

6 -13 May 2017

Travelling Surgical Society Tour to Ghent

Ghent is a city whose vibrant contemporary life plays out against the backdrop of a long history and culture. Its location allowed Ghent ...

11 - 22 May 2017

Veterinary Medicine in Sth Africa - ONE ROOM LEFT

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

11 - 15 May 2017

West Kent Medico-Chirurgical Society in Krakow

Krakow was the royal capital of Poland for 500 years and is today a treasure trove of Gothic and Baroque architecture, boasting...

17 - 21 May 2017

RSM Coloproctology Section Programme in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the world’s largest urban World Heritage site - a city that is the epitome of neoclassical elegance while also boasting...

19 - 26 May 2017

History, Medicine & Culture in Spain: ISTM

Following the ISTM Congress in Barcelona, this specially designed tour visits some of Spain’s medical and cultural highlights.


18 -26 June 2017

Medical Humanities tour of Scotland

Join us on this fascinating tour of Scotland looking at its long medical history alongside its stunning natural beauty and architecture

24 June - 2 July 2017

Midwifery in Iceland - ONE SPACE FREE!

** This tour has been designed so that it can be joined after the ICM 2017 Midwives Congress in Toronto ** Iceland is a magical island hu...

1 - 14 July 2017

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...

5 - 14 July 2017

Physiotherapy in South Africa

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

5 - 18 August 2017

The Golden Road to Samarkand

Uzbekistan is the heart of Central Asia’s evocative Silk Road. The stunning architecture of its ancient cities links the empires of...

3 - 15 September 2017

History of Medicine Cruise in the Mediterranean

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 in the Mediterranean

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

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...

19 – 30 September 2017

Palliative Care, Architecture & Design

This tour examines how cancer and palliative care can integrate with design and architecture for the benefit of both patients and staff. ...

21 - 29 September 2017

Bulgaria: Historical and Contemporary

Beautiful Bulgaria has a traditional rural heart containing unspoilt landscapes, medieval cities and exquisite towns and the best preserv...

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 ...

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 ...

03 - 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...

4 - 15 November 2017

Mechanical Engineering in Vietnam

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


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...

28 January - 12 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...

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 - 17 March 2018

Medicine in Argentina

This medical study tour, run in association with the Royal Society of Medicine and led by Janice Liverseidge, will take you on a journey ...

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, Fertility and Gynaecology in China

This tour, which is supported by the RCOG, examines the developments in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Fertility in China. China is fac...

25 March – 3 April 2018

Obstetrics, Fertility 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...

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...