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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South Korean Express - 7 days Seoul, South Korea 02 Nov 2019 AUD $3,056 was $3,395 10% off South Korean Express - 7 days Map
Harbin Ice Festival - 11 days Beijing, China 23 Dec 2019 AUD $2,076 was $2,595 20% off Harbin Ice Festival - 11 days Map
Harbin Ice Festival Express - 5 Days Beijing, China 29 Dec 2019 AUD $1,596 was $1,995 20% off Harbin Ice Festival Express - 5 Days Map
Best of Japan - 8 days Tokyo, Japan 05 Oct 2019 AUD $4,416 was $5,195 15% off Best of Japan - 8 days Map
Shanghai to Beijing - 8 days Shanghai, China 26 Oct 2019 AUD $1,611 was $1,895 15% off Shanghai to Beijing - 8 days Map
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Far East Independent Private Tours

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Heart of Seoul City Break

5 days | FROM AUD $1,895

Explore Seoul, the cosmopolitan and vibrant capital of South Korea....

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Geisha & Gyoza

8 days | FROM AUD $3,295

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

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Seoul & Silla Kingdoms

6 days | FROM AUD $4,695

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

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Land of the Rising Sun

14 days | FROM AUD $5,675

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

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Konnichiwa Japan

14 days | FROM AUD $5,465

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

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Seoul Searching & Jeju

9 days | FROM AUD $7,995

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

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Beijing & Shanghai City Break

7 days | FROM AUD $2,295

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

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Yunnan Experience

8 days | FROM AUD $2,495

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

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Sizzling Sichuan

8 days | FROM AUD $5,295

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

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Postcard from China

10 days | FROM AUD $2,845

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

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Journey Down South

10 days | FROM AUD $3,995

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

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Classic China & Chengdu

12 Days | FROM AUD $5,445

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

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Just Japan

8 days | FROM AUD $3,545

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

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Spectacular South Korea

12 days | FROM AUD $9,995

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

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Southern China Explorer

12 days | FROM AUD $6,595

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

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Best of Yunnan and Beijing

13 Days | FROM AUD $8,795

Setting out from Shanghai uncover China’s diverse Yunnan province,...

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Silk Road Adventure

13 days | FROM AUD $7,645

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

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Totally China

15 days | FROM AUD $5,995

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

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Highlights of Tibet

8 days | FROM AUD $3,795

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

Far East Signature Group Tours

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Best of Japan

8 days | FROM AUD $4,695

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

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Great Wall & Warriors

9 days | FROM AUD $2,195

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

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China Express

6 days | FROM AUD $1,395

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

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South Korean Express

7 days | FROM AUD $3,395

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

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Shanghai to Beijing

8 days | FROM AUD $1,845

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

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Tokyo to Takayama

13 days | FROM AUD $7,695

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

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Backroads to Beijing

8 days | FROM AUD $1,495

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

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Tokyo to Beijing

15 Days | FROM AUD $6,295

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

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Land of the Samurai

12 days | FROM AUD $6,995

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

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Chinese Checkers

11 days | FROM AUD $2,595

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

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Take me to Tibet

12 days | FROM AUD $3,995

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

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Hutongs to Hong Kong

13 days | FROM AUD $4,195

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

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Cherry Blossom Festival

13 days | FROM AUD $9,695

Escorted Group Tour: See Japan in 2020! Springtime is possibly one of...

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Fine China

13 days | FROM AUD $2,995

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

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Snow Monkey Explorer

13 Days | FROM AUD $8,995

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

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Great Wall & Pandas

14 Days | FROM AUD $4,495

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

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Mandarin Sunrise

15 days | FROM AUD $3,295

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

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Yin and Yangtze

16 days | FROM AUD $4,895

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

Far East Budget Group Tours

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Hong Kong to Chengdu

8 days | FROM AUD $1,125

SEMI INDEPENDENT: Uncover the delights of China’s vibrant cities and...

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Beijing to Shanghai Express

9 days | FROM AUD $1,245

SEMI INDEPENDENT: This whistle stop tour of China uncovers some of...

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Hong Kong to Beijing

15 days | FROM AUD $2,495

SEMI INDEPENDENT: Take in the buzzling metropolis from Victoria Peak...

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Hong Kong to Hong Kong

16 days | FROM AUD $2,345

SEMI INDEPENDENT TOUR: Discover China’s ancient and reinvented...

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Essential China Adventure

18 Days | FROM AUD $2,895

SEMI INDEPENDENT TOUR: From Shanghai discover the karst landscape of...

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Epic Japan Adventure

19 Days | FROM AUD $6,445

SEMI INDEPENDENT: Immerse yourself in the organised chaos of Tokyo,...

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Japan Explorer

13 Days | FROM AUD $3,545

SEMI INDEPENDENT: Discover the iconic sites of Japan’s most famous...

Far East Budget Overland Adventures

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Silk Road of China

22 Days | FROM AUD $3,350

Journey through the stunning scenery of China on this 22-day overland...

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Silk Road of China Westbound

22 Days | FROM AUD $3,350

Cross the extent of western China on this 22-day overland adventure...

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Highlights of the Silk Road Westbound

56 Days | FROM AUD $8,485

Cross Western China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan on this...

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Silk Road Encompassed Westbound

89 Days | FROM AUD $14,395

Starting in the fascinating Chinese city of Xi’an, this 89-day group...

Far East Handpicked Group Tours

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Essence of China

9 Days | FROM AUD $2,795

Take an exhilarating 9 day journey of discovery through China’s most...

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Highlights of China

11 Days | FROM AUD $3,695

Experience the very best of China with its spectacular landscapes,...

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Classic China & Yangtze Cruise

13 Days | FROM AUD $4,395

From bustling Beijing to Shanghai, be astonished as you capture the...

Far East Signature Family Holidays

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China Discovery For Teenagers

8 days | FROM AUD $2,395

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

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China Family Adventure

8 days | FROM AUD $2,045

FAMILY TOUR OF CHINA (children 5 years and over): Take your little...

Far East Signature Festival Tours

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Harbin Ice Festival

11 days | FROM AUD $2,595

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

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Harbin Ice Festival Express

5 Days | FROM AUD $1,995

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

If you are planning on visiting China or Japan from Australia, then why not coincide your stay with one of their colourful festivals and explore the key sites along the way too. Festivals that top of our list are the Harbin Ice Festival in China and springtime in Japan, when cherry blossom trees come out in full bloom across the nation. Other festival tours include the Dragon Boat Festival in Suzhou, China, the Sapporo Snow Festival in the snowy wilds of Hokkaido, Japan’s northern island and the colourful Takayama Autumn Festival in Japan.

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 4.65 out of 5 based on 100 recent reviews — See All Far East Reviews

We loved the tour, the guides we had in each city were very informative.

Overall, we loved the tour, well organised, nice guides, good pace, value for money. We would recommend this tour. ”  

Susan & Nigel Cowie • Submitted 11 Jul 2019

Overall, the holiday was excellent and I would highly recommend On The Go Tours for trips like this.

Xian was one of the stand out destinations with the cycle on the walls and the visit to the Terracotta warriors. We also did a lot of walking around the city and really enjoyed it.

We thoroughly enjoyed the organised boat trip and cycle tour around in Yangzhou.

Overall, the trip lived up to everything I thought it would be and more.

Our national tour guide Leo was excellent and ensured the tour ran smoothly. ”  

Thomas O'Brien • Submitted 9 Jul 2019

Our guide,Fei, was wonderful and there was nothing he wasn't prepared to help with. Very funny and friendly - couldn't have asked for anyone better.

The Cites we visited were just amazing.”  

Vanessa Chambers • Submitted 8 Jul 2019

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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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