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 in Japan.

Top Far East Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Shanghai to Beijing - 8 days Shanghai, China 20 May 2017 USD $898 was $1,795 2-for-1 Shanghai to Beijing - 8 days Map
Mandarin Sunrise - 15 days Beijing, China 11 Mar 2017 USD $2,635 was $3,100 15% off Mandarin Sunrise - 15 days Map
South Korean Express - 7 days Seoul, South Korea 19 Mar 2017 USD $2,274 was $2,675 15% off South Korean Express - 7 days Map
Chinese Checkers - 11 days Beijing, China 25 Mar 2017 USD $1,985 was $2,335 15% off Chinese Checkers - 11 days Map
Great Wall & Pandas - 14 Days Beijing, China 27 May 2017 USD $4,174 was $4,910 15% off Great Wall & Pandas - 14 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.

Shanghai to Beijing

8 days | FROM USD $1,705

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

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 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

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

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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.

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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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 $5,625

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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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 4.69 out of 5 based on 51 recent reviews — See All Far East Reviews

The tour was fantastic - our group were all like minded and we got along very well! For the majority of us, it was a first time visit to China, so was great to experience everything together for the first time! All the hotels were in very good locations, were clean & comfortable, and the included breakfasts always had a wide variety of both western & Asian meal options. The coaches used in each city were clean and comfortable and offered plenty of space for our group of 20.Our guide Stefanie was truly amazing and she really made the trip all the more memorable!! She explained everything clearly and concisely, was always available to offer assistance and guidance on anything that was needed. This was a thoroughly enjoyable trip and one that I will remember for a long time! Thank you for an amazing experience! ”  

Learna Cale • Submitted 9 Jan 2017

There were two guides Feng for Beijing and Torgee for Tibet, both were very knowledgeable and friendly. My wife and I are in our mid seventies and consider ourselves pretty fit. The tour is an "On the go tour" and we found that to be the case, never a dull moment and quite physical with a lot of walking, which we were able to cope with, maybe better than some of the younger members of the group. When we arrived in Tibet, Lhasa we were not prepared for the altitude, we had been told but did not realise how debilitating it would be. A well run tour with lots of exciting things to see and do. Thank you”  

Robert Armitage • Submitted 13 Dec 2016

The guide Sabrena was very knowledgable, thoughtful and caring for the whole trip.

A very genuine person, could not have had a better guide! And the Drivers and van excellent. I was surprised to have such good accommodation no complaints there.

Too many gardens to visit, although beautiful but instead would have preferred to have visited the best historical museum in Beijing to help understand the depth & richness of Chinese culture. I'm sure our friendly savvy group who were all well over 30yrs (we all gelled as a group and eight perfect number sure they would have appreciated it too! And a modern art Gallery say in Shanghai. These two things would give more depth to the tour. (Not the traditional art which everyone knows in west so well). Acrobatic performance was brilliant.

Benny the guide in Xian was good and fun too. He obviously loves his city. I loved the bike ride around the city wall best way to view the it. Ramps and all. Amazing markets there.

The whole tour for me was so enjoyable, China"s exciting, vibrant and spectacular sites The Great Wall (so good to have two days walking it.) Terracotta (Bike ride, the cruises, towers...all good) So glad to have travelled by trains than go through domestic airports!

Longman Caves( here would have been good to have connected us with the little ferries that plied the river we tried but language a barrier would have been a highlight of our stay there viewing the caves sailing along instead we walked.

Shanghai"s Cruise was stunning, loved it the best and great way to finish our tour, especially and special thanks to Megan our FlightCentre agent in Adelaide for working so hard to arrange the best, for our trip, very thorough and helpful a job well done.”  

Lynne Seppelt-Deakin • Submitted 7 Dec 2016

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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

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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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