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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Chinese Checkers - 11 days Beijing, China 15 Jul 2017 USD $1,168 was $2,335 2-for-1 Chinese Checkers - 11 days Map
Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days Beijing, China 22 Jul 2017 USD $1,580 was $1,975 20% off Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days Map
Fine China - 13 days Beijing, China 29 Jul 2017 USD $2,300 was $2,875 20% off Fine China - 13 days Map
Tokyo to Takayama - 13 days Tokyo, Japan 26 Aug 2017 USD $6,332 was $7,915 20% off Tokyo to Takayama - 13 days Map
Backroads to Beijing - 8 days Shanghai, China 14 Oct 2017 USD $1,364 was $1,705 20% off Backroads to Beijing - 8 days Map
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Far East Group Tours

Chinese Checkers

11 days | FROM USD $2,245

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

Great Wall & Warriors

9 days | FROM USD $1,795

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

Fine China

13 days | FROM USD $2,695

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

Tokyo to Takayama

13 days | FROM USD $6,295

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

Shanghai to Beijing

8 days | FROM USD $1,705

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

Backroads to Beijing

8 days | FROM USD $1,560

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

Best of Japan

8 days | FROM USD $4,495

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

Mandarin Sunrise

15 days | FROM USD $2,965

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

China Express

6 days | FROM USD $1,345

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

Land of the Samurai

12 days | FROM USD $6,925

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

Hutongs to Hong Kong

13 days | FROM USD $3,865

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

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Southern China Explorer

12 days | FROM USD $3,775

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

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South China Discovery

12 days | FROM USD $4,975

Visit Giant Pandas in Chengdu and see Leshan's incredible Giant admire...

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Take me to Tibet

12 days | FROM USD $4,045

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

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Nepal to Tibet

13 days | FROM USD $3,335

Journey beyond cosmopolitan Kathmandu to holy Tibet - 'the roof of the...

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Great Wall & Pandas

14 Days | FROM USD $4,495

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

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Yin and Yangtze

16 days | FROM USD $4,545

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

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Snow Monkey Explorer

13 Days | FROM USD $7,195

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

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Tokyo to Beijing

15 Days | FROM USD $5,935

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

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Warriors & Dragons

8 days | FROM USD $1,885

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

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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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China For Teens

8 days | FROM USD $2,155

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

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

Far East Festival Tours

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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 a...

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

Far East Private Tours

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Geisha & Gyoza

8 days | FROM USD $2,965

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

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Land of the Rising Sun

14 days | FROM USD $5,115

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

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Konnichiwa Japan!

14 days | FROM USD $4,925

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

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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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Just Japan

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

7 days | FROM USD $1,960

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

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Spectacular South Korea

12 days | FROM USD $8,085

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

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Yunnan Experience

8 days | FROM USD $2,350

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

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Sizzling Sichuan

8 days | FROM USD $4,565

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

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Postcard from China

10 days | FROM USD $2,545

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

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Journey Down South

10 days | FROM USD $3,310

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

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Classic China & Chengdu

12 Days | FROM USD $4,990

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

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Highlights of Tibet

8 days | FROM USD $0

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

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Silk Road Adventure

13 days | FROM USD $6,985

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

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Totally China

15 days | FROM USD $5,390

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

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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. 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.

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 4.62 out of 5 based on 94 recent reviews — See All Far East Reviews

A great tour. I cannot believe how much we packed into 9 days. It was a brilliant mix of history, food, culture, art, nature, fitness. A well coordinated tour that appeals to all ages.”  

Roisin Kelly • Submitted 18 May 2017

Loved every minute of our holiday. Our tour leader was outstanding, words cannot describe how awesome she was.

Would love to recommend On the Go Tours to family and friends”  

Jodie Cornell • Submitted 9 May 2017

Our guide was fantastic and very helpful. A pleasure to have. Well informed. Good English ”  

Shevani Ramdin • Submitted 1 May 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.

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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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