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MSU College of Nursing: The Footsteps of Florence Nightingale

Experience the sights and sounds of London while walking in the footsteps of the healthcare pioneer and founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Your guide for the week will be internationally recognized nurse historian and Nightingale scholar, Louise Selanders, EdD, RN, FAAN. Dr. Selanders, a.k.a. “Flo’s Sister.” Louise has private access to places in the city significant to the history of public health and the reform of hospitals including the Old Operating Theatre & Museum, the Gordon Museum of Pathology (not open to the public) and the Florence Nightingale Museum on her 197th birthday. It also includes a full-day trip to Nightingale’s home near Romsey, her final resting place at the Church of St. Margaret, and Stonehenge. While rich with historical nods & nuance, the itinerary also includes time for participants to explore London on their own.



Dates: May 8 – 14, 2017 (depart the United States on May 7)

Monday, May 8, 2017

  • Private coach provides transfer to hotel if your flight arrives at or before 6:25 AM
  • Afternoon on own to adjust and relax
  • Dinner at local restaurant – 3 course meal, including 1 glass of wine
  • Meals: Dinner

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

  • Guided morning tour of London – Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, and Leicester Square
  • Afternoon lecture from Dr. Selanders
  • Meals: Full Breakfast

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • Morning lecture from Dr. Selanders
  • Guided tour of the Florence Nightingale Museum
  • Meals: Full Breakfast

Thursday, May 11, 2017

  • Full-day excursion to Stonehenge and East Wellow to see Nightingale’s home, Embley Park, and her final resting place at the Church of St. Margaret
  • Meals: Full Breakfast

Friday, May 12, 2017 – Florence Nightingale’s 197th Birthday

  • Museum Tour – Gordon Museum of Pathology
  • Meals: Full Breakfast

Saturday, May 13, 2017

  • Free day on own
  • Dinner at local restaurant – 3 course meal, including 1 glass of wine
  • Meals: Full Breakfast, Dinner

Sunday, May 14, 2017

  • Private coach provides transfer to airport if your flight departs at or after 12:30 PM
  • Meals: Full Breakfast


  • Single Occupancy – $2,868
  • Double Occupancy – $1,858 per person

Prices are based on at least 15 people in our group.


  • Daily breakfast, except arrival day
  • Two dinners
  • Accommodations at the Radisson Blue Edwardian Grafton Hotel in a standard room
  • Fast track admission to the London Eye
  • Admission to the Florence Nightingale Museum
  • Transportation as listed in the itinerary


  • Airfare and other airline imposed fees (e.g. baggage fees)
  • Gratuities for drivers, hotel, guides and other services
  • Visa, passport, and entry/exit fees
  • Travel insurance


Delta Group Flights: current price available upon request

Sunday, May 7, 2017 Depart Detroit 5:45 PM Arrive London 6:25 AM
Sunday, May 14, 2017 Depart London 12:30 PM Arrive Detroit 4:00 PM

Space is limited. First come, first served! On your registration form, please describe any variations to the above itinerary for which you would like a quote.


Optional travel insurance is not included but is highly recommended and should be purchased at time of registration. The cost is based on the age of traveler and trip cost per person. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like a quote.


Passports are required for international travel and should be obtained well in advance. Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return to the United States. For more information, visit travel.state.gov.



DEPOSIT: A land deposit of $500 per person and an air deposit of $250 per person (if the group flight is selected) is due at time of registration to confirm space. Space is limited. First come, first served!

FINAL PAYMENT DUE FEBRUARY 24, 2017. Any cancellations made on or before February 24, 2017 are refundable less a $100 per person fee. No refunds will be issued after this date.

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