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.

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China Express - 6 days Beijing, China 14 Oct 2017 USD $1,526 was $1,795 15% off China Express - 6 days Map
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Far East Group Tours

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...

Chinese Checkers

11 days | FROM USD $2,245

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

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...

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...

China Express

6 days | FROM USD $1,345

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

Hutongs to Hong Kong

13 days | FROM USD $3,865

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

Great Wall & Pandas

14 Days | FROM USD $4,495

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

Mandarin Sunrise

15 days | FROM USD $2,965

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

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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Great Wall & Warriors

9 days | FROM USD $1,795

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

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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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Take me to Tibet

12 days | FROM USD $4,045

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

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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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Shanghai to Beijing

8 days | FROM USD $1,705

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

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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 4.63 out of 5 based on 96 recent reviews — See All Far East Reviews

Being our third time with On The GO Tours, we had high expectations and they were met. Our guides, Jackie, who was our trip guide, and Tom and Tristan, who were guides in two of the cities, were fantastic. Fun and informative, we were very happy with all they did and how they helped us with anything we asked. I would definitely travel with On The Go again and the only complaint I have is that the trip could have lased longer. Thank you so much for the professionalism of the guides as well as their ability to deal with everyone on the trip. Kudos and hope to see you soon. ”  

Lori Kotuza • Submitted 29 Jul 2017

What an absolutely amazing trip we had last month on the Shanghai to Beijing tour, our first trip to China, and our first trip with On the Go Tours. Our guide James (along with Tom in Xian and Tristian in Beijing) did an excellent job, and we were quite a large group of 22. All ensured that that our whole trip ran smoothly,

James's knowledge gave us a great local insights into all the places we visited. Everything was so well planned. His patience and ability to adapt ensured our entire group all had the best experience. James is a true asset to On the Go Tours.

I am certain that if had we decided to explore China on our own we would be lucky if we would have seen and done a quarter of what we did as part of our tour.

My only disappointment was the untimely rain we had in Beijing meaning we were not able to experience the Badaling section of the wall but on the bright side I now have a reason to go back.

I have not stopped recommending China as a fantastic holiday destination since we came home and I look forward to my next On the Go Tour.”  

Sarah Bosevski • Submitted 19 Jul 2017

This is my fifth OTG tour and one of the best. Feng was absolutely amazing!!! She was informative, professional, and attentive. I really feel like she was our "mom" while in China; even going as far as to show me what street food to try; and which to avoid. There was plenty of guided time and free time; a perfect balance. The local guides in each city were great too! Benny was hilarious, telling us to stay together "like sticky rice"...

I'm already looking for my next tour because OTG has not disappointed me yet. Amazing how much you get for the price. I love how much you see in a limited time! Five star trip for a three star price. Can't go wrong with OTG!!!!!”  

William Morris • Submitted 14 Jul 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.

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