Immerse yourself in the ancient traditions and modern culture of the Far East with our wide selection of guided tours, day trips, festivals and tailor-made holidays with a useful travel guide to help you plan.

Travel to the exotic lands of the Far East – China, Japan, South Korea and Tibet - on one of our award winning holidays. With our experienced local English-speaking tour leaders you'll gain a true insight into these fascinating countries and immerse yourself in the local way of life. We also offer a wide variety of touring styles to the Far East, from guided group tours and family adventures to festival tours and tailor made holidays, so you're bound to find the trip that's right for you.

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Our tours to the Far East include some unique local experiences - spend a night in a traditional Hanok Village in South Korea, weave your way through the Hutongs of Beijing on a rickshaw, meet the Yau ethnic minority group along the Dragon's Back Bone in China, join a sunrise class of Tai Chi at Beijing's Temple of Heaven, try your hand at cooking tempura at a home-based cooking class in Japan.

Top Far East Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

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Shanghai to Beijing - 8 days Shanghai, China 01 Sep 2018 USD $1,436 was $1,795 20% off Shanghai to Beijing - 8 days Map
Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days Beijing, China 08 Sep 2018 USD $1,676 was $2,095 20% off Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days Map
Mandarin Sunrise - 15 days Beijing, China 15 Sep 2018 USD $2,476 was $3,095 20% off Mandarin Sunrise - 15 days Map
Backroads to Beijing - 8 days Shanghai, China 22 Sep 2018 USD $1,196 was $1,495 20% off Backroads to Beijing - 8 days Map
South Korean Express - 7 days Seoul, South Korea 30 Sep 2018 USD $2,236 was $2,795 20% off South Korean Express - 7 days Map

Far East

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Great Wall & Warriors

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9 days | FROM USD $1,895

Explore the highlights of China starting in Beijing with Tiananmen...

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Mandarin Sunrise

Trip Type : Group Tours
15 days | FROM USD $2,895

Travelling a full circle from Beijing, you will discover temples,...

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South Korean Express

Trip Type : Group Tours
7 days | FROM USD $2,795

Escorted Group Tour: See the best of South Korea, from vibrant Seoul -...

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Shanghai to Beijing

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM USD $1,595

Travelling from Shanghai to the capital, cruise the canals of Suzhou,...

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Backroads to Beijing

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM USD $1,295

Take the road less travelled from Shanghai to Beijing. Explore the...

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Chinese Checkers

Trip Type : Group Tours
11 days | FROM USD $1,995

Kick off in Beijing, explore the Forbidden City, ride around the...

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Great Wall & Pandas

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 Days | FROM USD $4,195

Setting out from Beijing uncover some of China’s most famous and...

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China Express

Trip Type : Group Tours
6 days | FROM USD $1,295

Hide out in the Forbidden City, climb the Great Wall, bike ride along...

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Fine China

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM USD $2,595

Climb the Great Wall at Badaling and Juyonguan Pass and enter the...

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Tokyo to Takayama

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM USD $6,995

This 13 day adventure takes in the must-see sites of Tokyo and Kyoto...

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Best of Japan

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM USD $4,295

Discover the best of Japan in just 8 days. Travelling from the modern...

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Land of the Samurai

Trip Type : Group Tours
12 days | FROM USD $6,495

On this wonderful 12 day group tour of Japan you’ll not only take in...

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Take me to Tibet

Trip Type : Group Tours
12 days | FROM USD $3,745

Exploring Beijing’s grand Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the...

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Hutongs to Hong Kong

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM USD $3,695

Take a rickshaw through Beijing’s happening hutongs and climb the...

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Yin and Yangtze

Trip Type : Group Tours
16 days | FROM USD $4,545

Kicking off in Beijing, soak up all the attractions of China’s...

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Snow Monkey Explorer

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 Days | FROM USD $7,495

Watch Snow Monkeys bathing, explore Hemiji Castle and beautiful...

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Tokyo to Beijing

Trip Type : Group Tours
15 Days | FROM USD $5,695

Take in the highlights of Japan and China on this 15 day tour from...

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Warriors & Dragons

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM USD $1,895

FAMILY TOUR TO CHINA: Take your little warriors on a Chinese...

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China For Teens

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM USD $2,395

FAMILY TOUR TO CHINA (for children aged 12 years and above): Climb the...

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Cherry Blossom Festival

Trip Type : Festival Tours
13 days | FROM USD $7,395

Escorted Group Tour: See Japan in 2019! Springtime is possibly one of...

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Harbin Ice Festival

Trip Type : Festival Tours
11 days | FROM USD $2,395

Discover China this Christmas to see the Great Wall, Beijing's...

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Takayama Festival

Trip Type : Festival Tours
11 Days | FROM USD $6,835

Escorted Group Tour: Autumn in Japan is simply spectacular, as the...

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Harbin Ice Festival Express

Trip Type : Festival Tours
5 Days | FROM USD $1,795

Let it snow! See the world's largest and most elaborate ice sculptures...

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Geisha & Gyoza

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM USD $2,965

Private Tour: Get lost in the organised chaos of Tokyo, catch a...

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Land of the Rising Sun

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM USD $5,115

Private Tour: Travel like the Tokyoites do in Japan’s capital city,...

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Konnichiwa Japan

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM USD $4,925

Private Tour: After fully exploring Tokyo head to Nagano and Matsumoto...

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Seoul & Silla Kingdoms

Trip Type : Private Tours
6 days | FROM USD $3,895

Discover the highlights of captivating South Korea, the 'Land of the...

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Seoul Searching & Jeju

Trip Type : Private Tours
9 days | FROM USD $6,695

From vibrant Seoul and Gyeongju the ancient kingdom of Silla, to the...

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Just Japan

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM USD $3,175

Private Tour: Take in the buzz of Japan’s capital city, learn how to...

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Beijing & Shanghai City Break

Trip Type : Private Tours
7 days | FROM USD $1,995

Enjoy a well-rounded week long city break in China’s top two cities....

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Spectacular South Korea

Trip Type : Private Tours
12 days | FROM USD $8,695

South Korea is rich in tradition, culture and natural beauty. Starting...

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Yunnan Experience

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM USD $2,465

Home to many of China's ethnically diverse minority peoples, Kunming &...

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Sizzling Sichuan

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM USD $4,755

Explore China’s beautiful Sichuan province! Discover Huanglong...

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Postcard from China

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM USD $2,675

From Beijing to Shanghai via the Jinan Province, visit UNESCO sites,...

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Journey Down South

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM USD $3,445

Get off the beaten track and see the highlights of China’s scenic...

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Classic China & Chengdu

Trip Type : Private Tours
12 Days | FROM USD $5,215

Journey south from the nation's capital Beijing to the terracotta...

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Southern China Explorer

Trip Type : Private Tours
12 days | FROM USD $5,725

Take in the highlights of southern China on this unique 12 day tour,...

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Highlights of Tibet

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM USD $2,735

Discover the highlights of Tibet - the rooftop of the world, locked...

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Silk Road Adventure

Trip Type : Private Tours
13 days | FROM USD $7,325

Taking in Urumqi, Kashgar & Turpan in China's far west before heading...

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Totally China

Trip Type : Private Tours
15 days | FROM USD $5,615

Visiting the nation’s capital - Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin and...

Our Far East Trip Types

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Group Tours

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Our selection of group tours cover the main countries of the Far East - China, Japan, South Korea and Tibet.

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In China, top of most travellers must-see list in are Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, so we've made sure these are included on all of our group tours there. Our group tour to South Korea - a classic week-long itinerary - includes all the main highlights of as do our small selection of group based trips to Japan and Tibet. You'll stay at comfortable 3 and 4 star hotels and there are plenty of authentic local experiences for you to enjoy on our tours too. For your convenience, airport transfers are included and you'll travel with our fabulous English speaking local guides, whose knowledge of the local areas is second to none.

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Tailor-made Holidays

Plan Your Dream Holiday

Home to majestic temples, grand palaces and spectacular scenery, the Far East of Asia offers a wealth of cultural and outdoor experiences.

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We offer tailor-made holidays to China, Japan, South Korea and Tibet so that you can explore these fascinating countries at your own pace and with your choice of sightseeing and accommodation. Whether it's spending a night in a luxury hotel by the Great Wall or enjoying a traditional tea ceremony with geisha, discovering street food in Seoul or exploring the Potala Palace, our team of experts are on hand to recommend plenty of unique things to do and amazing places to see.

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Festival Tours

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If you are planning on visiting China or Japan, one of the best times to visit is over one of their colourful festivals.

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We have a selection of trips that do just that, and you'll explore the key sites of each country along the way too. Festivals that top of our list are the Harbin Ice Festival in China, springtime in Japan, when cherry blossom trees come out in full bloom across the nation and the colourful Takayama Autumn Festival in Japan.

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Private Tours

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Start planning that dream holiday to the Far East with our selection of classic itineraries to China, Japan, South Korea and Tibet.

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Of course, the Far East is an incredibly vast region, so if you wish to visit places not covered on these itineraries, we will be happy to arrange this for you.

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Far East tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.72 out of 5 based on 85 recent reviews — See All Far East Reviews

From the moment Matthew greeted me at the Airport until he said goodbye at the end he was always smiling and happy nothing was too much trouble and he had a wealth of information he real made my holiday Please thanK him for me ”  

Trevor Shannon • Submitted 11 Aug 2018

Had a fabulous holiday in china, weather was very kind. Jackie our tour guide was brilliant any thing you wanted was never to much trouble, he spoke very good English .I must say he was the best tour guides I've been on a tour with.”  

Jackie Beecroft • Submitted 27 Jul 2018

I just want to thank On The Go Tours for a fantastic holiday. Everything was exceptionally well organised. Our flight to Shanghai was delayed but when we arrived at the airport, our tour guide was waiting for us. He was so friendly and immediately made us feel at home. Jackie has a very uplifting and outgoing personality and he made sure that everyone had a marvelous time in China. Thank you ON THE GO for making this dream to see China come true. A special thank you to Jackie without whom the tour would not have been the same. We will definitely make use of On The Go again for future travels. ”  

Esther Wallis • Submitted 17 Jul 2018

Far East Video

Spiritual spaces
The best temples in the Far East

With the widespread popularity of Buddhism across the Far East mixed with native religions of ancestor worship and mythology, the countries of China, Tibet, Japan and South Korea offer a rich selection of temples, pagodas and other spiritual spaces from the exquisite Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the UNESCO-listed Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, the historic Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto to the mountainside Bulguska Temple in Gyeongju. Discover these and more with our range of tours.

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