Tours and Holidays to the Far East

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

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Great Wall & Pandas - 14 Days Beijing, China 27 May 2017 USD $3,928 was $4,910 20% off Great Wall & Pandas - 14 Days Map
Land of the Samurai - 12 days Tokyo, Japan 27 May 2017 USD $5,972 was $7,465 20% off Land of the Samurai - 12 days Map
Chinese Checkers - 11 days Beijing, China 03 Jun 2017 USD $1,868 was $2,335 20% off Chinese Checkers - 11 days Map
Backroads to Beijing - 8 days Shanghai, China 10 Jun 2017 USD $1,352 was $1,690 20% off Backroads to Beijing - 8 days Map
Mandarin Sunrise - 15 days Beijing, China 17 Jun 2017 USD $2,480 was $3,100 20% off Mandarin Sunrise - 15 days Map
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Far East Group Tours

Comfortable 3 and 4 star hotels, included airport transfers, all transportation, sightseeing and the services of experienced local tour guides.

China Express

6 days | FROM USD $1,345

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

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Warriors & Dragons

8 days | FROM USD $1,885

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South Korean Express

7 days | FROM USD $2,675

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

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Shanghai to Beijing

8 days | FROM USD $1,705

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

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Far East Festival Tours

If you're set on a holiday to the Far East, be sure to consider our popular festival trips, all of which run at great times of the year to visit too.

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Harbin Ice Festival

11 days | FROM USD $2,605

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

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Takayama Festival

11 Days | FROM USD $6,835

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

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Harbin Ice Festival Express

5 Days | FROM USD $1,750

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

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Cherry Blossom Festival

13 days | FROM USD $7,185

Escorted Group Tour: Springtime is possibly one of the best times to...

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Far East Private Tours

Travelling at your own pace, this classic selection of private itineraries is probably the best way to see the Far East in close up!

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Seoul & Silla Kingdoms

6 days | FROM USD $3,645

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

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Seoul Searching & Jeju

9 days | FROM USD $6,155

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

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Beijing & Shanghai City Break

7 days | FROM USD $1,960

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

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Highlights of Tibet

8 days | FROM USD $2,595

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

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Far East Tailor-made Holidays

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

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.7 out of 5 based on 51 recent reviews — See All Far East Reviews

The tour was as I expected, full on, with loads of activities and varied experiences.

Our guide Sabrena, couldn't have been more helpful. She went out of her way to make sure we had all the information we needed before the start of the tour and was very attentive throughout. ”  

Susan Stevenson • Submitted 6 Apr 2017

Absolutely amazing tour & Feng was the best guide we could've had.”  

Jane Pratt • Submitted 28 Mar 2017

An amazing experience with the perfect guide.

Feng was so knowledgeable, welcoming & extremely helpful & friendly. She made the early mornings bright.

A beautiful country that was well worth the journey. Xx ”  

Jane Pratt • Submitted 27 Mar 2017

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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.

Our guide to travelling to Far East Asia

Start planning your Far East trip with our guide on when best to go, the best UNESCO World Heritage sites to visit, reviews from our travellers and more.

Best Time to Visit

Time your visit to the Far East of Asia with the season

Discover the best UNESCO sites in Far East Asia

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Discover the best World Heritage Sites in the Far East

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Traveller Reviews

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Our experienced Far East travel team

Our experienced international team have travelled extensively throughout the Far East and on our tours you'll stay at comfortable hotels, visit the top sites and travel a bit off the beaten track too. With English speaking local guides, we get around using private air-conditioned vehicles of an international standard for road journeys. Internal flights run by well-established carriers, are sometimes used to avoid long journeys too. China and Japan have excellent rail networks and bullet train journeys are included on a number of our China tours and all Japan tours.

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