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 27 Oct 2018 USD $1,696 was $1,995 15% off Chinese Checkers - 11 days Map
Hutongs to Hong Kong - 13 days Beijing, China 27 Oct 2018 USD $2,716 was $3,195 15% off Hutongs to Hong Kong - 13 days Map
Mandarin Sunrise - 15 days Beijing, China 27 Oct 2018 USD $2,206 was $2,595 15% off Mandarin Sunrise - 15 days Map
Fine China - 13 days Beijing, China 27 Oct 2018 USD $1,951 was $2,295 15% off Fine China - 13 days Map
Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days Beijing, China 03 Nov 2018 USD $1,398 was $1,645 15% off Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days Map

Far East

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Take me to Tibet

Trip Type : Group Tours
12 days | FROM USD $2,995

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

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China Express

Trip Type : Group Tours
6 days | FROM USD $1,145

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

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Hutongs to Hong Kong

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM USD $3,145

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

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Fine China

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM USD $2,195

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

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Great Wall & Pandas

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 Days | FROM USD $3,495

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

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Mandarin Sunrise

Trip Type : Group Tours
15 days | FROM USD $2,545

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

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Yin and Yangtze

Trip Type : Group Tours
16 days | FROM USD $3,645

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

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Warriors & Dragons

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM USD $1,645

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

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Shanghai to Beijing

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM USD $1,345

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

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Backroads to Beijing

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM USD $1,195

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

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China For Teens

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM USD $1,895

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

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Great Wall & Warriors

Trip Type : Group Tours
9 days | FROM USD $1,645

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

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Chinese Checkers

Trip Type : Group Tours
11 days | FROM USD $1,895

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

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Best of Japan

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM USD $4,295

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

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Land of the Samurai

Trip Type : Group Tours
12 days | FROM USD $6,495

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

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Tokyo to Takayama

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM USD $6,995

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

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Cherry Blossom Festival

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM USD $7,395

Escorted Group Tour: See Japan in 2019! Springtime is possibly one of...

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Snow Monkey Explorer

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 Days | FROM USD $7,495

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

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Tokyo to Beijing

Trip Type : Group Tours
15 Days | FROM USD $5,695

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

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South Korean Express

Trip Type : Group Tours
7 days | FROM USD $2,795

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

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Harbin Ice Festival Express

Trip Type : Festival Tours
5 Days | FROM USD $1,445

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

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Harbin Ice Festival

Trip Type : Festival Tours
11 days | FROM USD $1,945

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

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Geisha & Gyoza

Trip Type : Private Tours
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

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM USD $5,115

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

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Konnichiwa Japan

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM USD $4,925

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

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Seoul & Silla Kingdoms

Trip Type : Private Tours
6 days | FROM USD $3,895

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

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Beijing & Shanghai City Break

Trip Type : Private Tours
7 days | FROM USD $1,695

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

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Yunnan Experience

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM USD $1,945

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

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Sizzling Sichuan

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM USD $3,995

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

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Postcard from China

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM USD $2,095

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

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Journey Down South

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM USD $2,945

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

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Classic China & Chengdu

Trip Type : Private Tours
12 Days | FROM USD $3,995

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

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Southern China Explorer

Trip Type : Private Tours
12 days | FROM USD $4,845

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

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Silk Road Adventure

Trip Type : Private Tours
13 days | FROM USD $5,595

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

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Totally China

Trip Type : Private Tours
15 days | FROM USD $4,495

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

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Seoul Searching & Jeju

Trip Type : Private Tours
9 days | FROM USD $6,695

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

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Just Japan

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM USD $3,195

Private Tour: Take in the buzz of Japan’s capital city, learn how to...

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Spectacular South Korea

Trip Type : Private Tours
12 days | FROM USD $8,695

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

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Highlights of Tibet

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM USD $2,735

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

Our Far East Trip Types

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Group Tours

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

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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.

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Tailor-made Holidays

Plan Your Dream Holiday

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

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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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Festival Tours

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

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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 are top of our list are the Harbin Ice Festival in China, where you can marvel at giant ice sculptures, and the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan, when the beautiful cherry blossom trees come out in full bloom across the nation.

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Private Tours

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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.

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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.

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Far East tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.73 out of 5 based on 88 recent reviews — See All Far East Reviews

Thank you for the excellent tour, we enjoyed every minute. Our tour guide Mrs Feng did an outstanding job.”  

Jeanne Van Tonder • Submitted 3 Oct 2018

Fantastic tour. Leo was a great guide and we were so lucky that the other 16 people in the group were all lovely - we hope to keep in touch with all of them. The tour was packed with a great variety of sightseeing and activities and the accommodation was very good. We have been very impressed with On The Go Tours at all stages and we'll definitely book again. Thank you!”  

Susan Stephenson • Submitted 3 Oct 2018

Excellent tour, exceptional guide.

The only thing I would change is that I would like to do the bullet train to Shanghai and then stay in a hotel rather than a second night in a sleeper train. It’s an experience that you only need once! ”  

Angela Morrell • Submitted 2 Oct 2018

Far East Video

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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