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
Shanghai to Beijing - 8 days Shanghai, China 23 Jun 2018 USD $798 was $1,595 2-for-1 Shanghai to Beijing - 8 days Map
Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days Beijing, China 02 Jun 2018 USD $1,496 was $1,995 25% off Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days Map
South Korean Express - 7 days Seoul, South Korea 30 Sep 2018 USD $2,516 was $2,795 10% off South Korean Express - 7 days Map
Mandarin Sunrise - 15 days Beijing, China 10 Mar 2018 USD $2,606 was $2,895 10% off Mandarin Sunrise - 15 days Map
Fine China - 13 days Beijing, China 10 Mar 2018 USD $2,336 was $2,595 10% off Fine China - 13 days Map
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Far East Group Tours

Shanghai to Beijing

8 days | FROM USD $1,595

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

Great Wall & Warriors

9 days | FROM USD $1,895

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

Chinese Checkers

11 days | FROM USD $1,995

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

Take me to Tibet

12 days | FROM USD $3,795

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

Backroads to Beijing

8 days | FROM USD $1,295

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

Best of Japan

8 days | FROM USD $4,295

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

China For Teens

8 days | FROM USD $2,395

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

Land of the Samurai

12 days | FROM USD $6,495

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

Hutongs to Hong Kong

13 days | FROM USD $3,695

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

Fine China

13 days | FROM USD $2,595

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

Great Wall & Pandas

14 Days | FROM USD $4,195

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

Mandarin Sunrise

15 days | FROM USD $2,895

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

Tokyo to Takayama

13 days | FROM USD $6,995

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

Yin and Yangtze

16 days | FROM USD $4,595

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

Tokyo to Beijing

15 Days | FROM USD $5,695

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

China Express

6 days | FROM USD $1,295

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

Warriors & Dragons

8 days | FROM USD $1,895

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

South Korean Express

7 days | FROM USD $2,795

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

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Snow Monkey Explorer

13 Days | FROM USD $7,195

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

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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

Harbin Ice Festival

11 days | FROM USD $2,395

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

Harbin Ice Festival Express

5 Days | FROM USD $1,795

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

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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Takayama Festival

11 Days | FROM USD $6,835

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

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...

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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 $3,895

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

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Seoul Searching & Jeju

9 days | FROM USD $6,695

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 $1,995

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 $8,695

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

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Yunnan Experience

8 days | FROM USD $2,465

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

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Sizzling Sichuan

8 days | FROM USD $4,755

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

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Postcard from China

10 days | FROM USD $2,675

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

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Journey Down South

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

12 Days | FROM USD $5,215

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

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Southern China Explorer

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

8 days | FROM USD $2,735

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

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Silk Road Adventure

13 days | FROM USD $7,325

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

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Totally China

15 days | FROM USD $5,615

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

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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 4.68 out of 5 based on 84 recent reviews — See All Far East Reviews

We both loved the tour. Well organised, good hotels, good amount of time at all the sites and Feng was an amazing tour guide. She made it all so easy and fun. Feng was the best tour guide we've had with On the Go so far and we have been on a few tours. The Great Wall was our highlight, but we enjoyed the cultural activities and other sites immensely.”  

Rachel Westgarth • Submitted 20 Jan 2018

Tristan was the ultimate in guides! From the moment he met me at the airport his friendliness was the first thing that I noticed. He gave me his number and I was to call him with even the smallest issue. He was so full of historical knowledge that no question went unanswered. He is a real asset to On The Go. Tom was our local guide for Xian and was well versed in local history. Nice man.

Fei, in Shanghai I found to be a little abrupt and not as warm as the others. He didn't seem to be happy the first day but did warm up after that a little.”  

Leesa Williamson • Submitted 22 Nov 2017

Absolute.y fantastic tour. Jackie was an amazing tour guide. Incredibly attentive with nothing being too much trouble. He deserves your top award for customer service. ”  

Lorraine Coe • Submitted 18 Nov 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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