Trips and Tours 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.

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.

East & Central Asia

Far East Group Tours

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China Express

8 days | FROM AUD $1,613

Experience an unforgettable journey through China's cultural gems on...

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Shanghai & Yangtze Cruise

16 days | FROM AUD $6,686

Delve into a thrilling adventure across China, starting in Shanghai....

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Best of Japan

8 days | FROM AUD $3,274

Discover the best of Japan in 8 captivating days. Travelling from the...

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Great Wall & Warriors

10 days | FROM AUD $3,799

Beginning in Beijing, uncover the Forbidden City, explore historic...

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Great Wall & Giant Pandas

10 days | FROM AUD $3,604

Experience the mystique of China's cultural gems on this 10-day...

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Best of South Korea

10 days | FROM AUD $4,916

SEMI-INDEPENDENT TOUR: Discover the main highlights of South...

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Fine China

13 days | FROM AUD $5,186

Uncover China's essence on this 13 day tour, starting in Beijing with...

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Yin and Yangtze

15 days | FROM AUD $5,561

Begin in Beijing, where you'll explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden...

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Essential Japan Explorer

13 Days | FROM AUD $4,244

SEMI INDEPENDENT: Uncover the best of Japan on this Essentials...

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Hong Kong to Chengdu

9 days | FROM AUD $1,409

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

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Beijing to Shanghai Express

10 days | FROM AUD $1,652

SEMI INDEPENDENT: See the best of Eastern China on this 10-day...

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Hong Kong to Beijing

17 days | FROM AUD $2,714

SEMI INDEPENDENT: Travel from Hong Kong to Beijing on this...

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Essential China Adventure

22 Days | FROM AUD $3,254

SEMI INDEPENDENT: Discover the best of China from Shanghai on...

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South Korean Express

7 days | FROM AUD $4,496

Escorted Group Tour: Embark on an exhilarating journey through...

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Essential South Korea and Jeju

12 days | FROM AUD $3,389

SEMI INDEPENDENT TOUR: Take in the highlights of South Korea on...

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Land of the Samurai

12 days | FROM AUD $5,705

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

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South Korea & Japan Discovery

14 Days | FROM AUD $8,260

Combine the best of South Korea and Japan. Starting in South Korea's...

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Yangshuo Peaks Bamboo Rafts Essential China From Hong Kong - 26 days Map

Essential China From Hong Kong

26 days | FROM AUD $4,845

SEMI INDEPENDENT: Take in the best of China on this Essentials...

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Japan Uncovered

11 days | FROM AUD $11,165

SEMI INDEPENDENT TOUR: Explore Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto,...

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Miyajima Island-Japan Tours-On The Go ToursTokyo to Takayama - 13 days Map

Tokyo to Takayama

13 days | FROM AUD $6,925

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

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Cherry-Blossom-Festival-Japan Tours-On The Go ToursCherry Blossom Festival - 13 days Map

Cherry Blossom Festival

13 days | FROM AUD $8,715

ESCORTED GROUP TOUR: See Japan in 2024! Springtime is one of...

Far East Private Tours

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Cheonggyeecheon Stream-South Korea Tours - On The Go ToursHeart of Seoul City Break - 5 days Map

Heart of Seoul City Break

5 days | FROM AUD $2,855

PRIVATE TOUR: Explore Seoul, the cosmopolitan and vibrant...

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itinerary-main-Korea-6-daySeoul & Silla Kingdoms - 6 days Map

Seoul & Silla Kingdoms

6 days | FROM AUD $4,085

PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the highlights of captivating South...

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Main-Image-Korea-3rd version-9-DaySeoul Searching & Jeju - 9 days Map

Seoul Searching & Jeju

9 days | FROM AUD $7,255

PRIVATE TOUR: From bustling Seoul, embark on an unforgettable...

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Snow Monkeys - Japan Tours - On The Go ToursSnow Monkey Explorer - 13 Days Map

Snow Monkey Explorer

13 Days | FROM AUD $7,435

PRIVATE TOUR: Watch Snow Monkeys bathing, explore Himeji Castle...

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Main-Image-Spectacular-South-KoreaSpectacular South Korea - 12 days Map

Spectacular South Korea

12 days | FROM AUD $9,235

PRIVATE TOUR: South Korea is rich in tradition, culture and...

Explore China, Japan, South Korea and Tibet

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.

Recent Travel Articles on Far East

Far East

Exploring Jeju Island in South Korea: A Perfect Group Tour Destination (5 minute read)

August 8, 2023 • OTG Team

Nestled off the southern coast of South Korea lies Jeju Island. This idyllic haven boasts stunning...

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Travelling Solo to Japan: Tips and Advice (7 minute read)

May 18, 2023 • Chris Walker

Travelling solo to Japan can be an incredibly rewarding experience. The country is safe, clean, and...

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What to See in Tokyo on your Japan Trip (9 minute read)

June 16, 2022 • Ben Bromley

It’s taken a long time, but on October 11, 2022, Japan re-opened its borders fully to foreign...