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 06 Jul 2019 £598 was £1,195 50% off Chinese Checkers - 11 days Map
Backroads to Beijing - 8 days Shanghai, China 13 Jul 2019 £522 was £745 30% off Backroads to Beijing - 8 days Map
Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days Beijing, China 27 Jul 2019 £784 was £1,045 25% off Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days Map
China Family Adventure - 8 days Beijing, China 10 Aug 2019 £796 was £995 20% off China Family Adventure - 8 days Map
China Discovery For Teenagers - 8 days Beijing, China 21 Sep 2019 £956 was £1,195 20% off China Discovery For Teenagers - 8 days Map

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Chinese Checkers

Trip Type : Group Tours
11 days | FROM £1,195

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

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Backroads to Beijing

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM £745

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

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Great Wall & Warriors

Trip Type : Group Tours
9 days | FROM £1,045

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

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Take me to Tibet

Trip Type : Group Tours
12 days | FROM £1,895

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

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Best of Japan

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM £2,295

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

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China Express

Trip Type : Group Tours
6 days | FROM £695

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 £1,995

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

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Fine China

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM £1,445

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 £2,195

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 £1,595

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

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Yin and Yangtze

Trip Type : Group Tours
16 days | FROM £2,295

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

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Land of the Samurai

Trip Type : Group Tours
12 days | FROM £3,595

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

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Shanghai to Beijing

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM £845

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

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Tokyo to Beijing

Trip Type : Group Tours
15 Days | FROM £3,095

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

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Tokyo to Takayama

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM £3,795

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

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South Korean Express

Trip Type : Group Tours
7 days | FROM £1,665

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

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Classic China & Yangtze Cruise

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 Days | FROM £1,995

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

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Xian City Walls Hong Kong to Beijing - 15 days Map

Hong Kong to Beijing

Trip Type : Group Tours
15 days | FROM £1,075

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

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Epic Japan Adventure

Trip Type : Group Tours
19 Days | FROM £2,895

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

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Hong Kong to Hong Kong

Trip Type : Group Tours
16 days | FROM £1,045

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

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Essential China Adventure

Trip Type : Group Tours
18 Days | FROM £1,275

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

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Cherry Blossom Festival

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM £4,795

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

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Snow Monkey Explorer

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 Days | FROM £4,395

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

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Japan Explorer

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 Days | FROM £1,595

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

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Hong Kong to Chengdu

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM £485

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

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Beijing to Shanghai Express

Trip Type : Group Tours
9 days | FROM £545

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

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Essence of China

Trip Type : Group Tours
9 Days | FROM £1,295

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

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Highlights of China

Trip Type : Group Tours
11 Days | FROM £1,695

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

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Harbin Ice Festival Express

Trip Type : Festival Tours
5 Days | FROM £945

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 £1,245

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

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China Family Adventure

Trip Type : Family Holidays
8 days | FROM £995

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

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China Discovery For Teenagers

Trip Type : Family Holidays
8 days | FROM £1,145

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

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Heart of Seoul City Break

Trip Type : Private Tours
5 days | FROM £895

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

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Geisha & Gyoza

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM £1,735

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

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Seoul & Silla Kingdoms

Trip Type : Private Tours
6 days | FROM £2,315

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

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Land of the Rising Sun

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM £2,995

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

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Beijing & Shanghai City Break

Trip Type : Private Tours
7 days | FROM £1,095

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

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Konnichiwa Japan

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM £2,875

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

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Yunnan Experience

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM £1,195

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

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Sizzling Sichuan

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM £2,495

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

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Postcard from China

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM £1,345

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 £1,895

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 £2,545

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 £3,095

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

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Best of Yunnan and Beijing

Trip Type : Private Tours
13 Days | FROM £4,295

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

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Silk Road Adventure

Trip Type : Private Tours
13 days | FROM £3,595

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 £2,795

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

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Seoul Searching & Jeju

Trip Type : Private Tours
9 days | FROM £3,975

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 £1,895

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 £5,245

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 £1,695

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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Family Holidays

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Take your family on a rewarding adventure to the enchanting Far East. From idyllic landscapes to fast-paced cities, it’s the perfect family holiday destination.

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We’ve got a choice of ‘With Families’ or ‘With Teenagers’ tours on offer, perfect for those travelling with youngsters as young as five years old.

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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 4.67 out of 5 based on 102 recent reviews — See All Far East Reviews

I enjoyed the tour very much. China is such a remarkable country. I had no idea how much I would fall under its spell.

James, our tour leader, is a remarkable man. He was the perfect host. He got to know us and understood the needs of each of us. He possesses a wealth of information on culture, history, politics, the economy.

Andrew was our local guide in Xi'an. Like James he is proud of his cultural heritage and was happy to respond to our questions.

All hotels were fine. The train sleeper - well, it was what one would except. It was ok.

The food … what can I say? Everything I ate in China was brilliant.

I would return to China any time I could, the tour provided a great introduction to China.

James, Andrew and Matthew are invaluable to the success of On The Go Tours. ”  

Philip Armit • Submitted 18 Jun 2019

Our tour guide, Feng was very good. Navigating our way through China was certainly helped with her translation skills and forward planning, as we were able to see parts of the Great Wall and Terrocottoa sodiers before the mass of other tourists arrive. ”  

Darren Ridings • Submitted 11 Jun 2019

The route ensured we experienced some of china's main attractions and areas of historic interest. Our guide was absolutely brilliant throughout our 16 day holiday. She ensured we were in the right place at the same time, was very knowledgeable and simply blended in. Couldn't have asked for a more helpful, friendly and welcoming guide. ”  

Melody Green • Submitted 10 Jun 2019

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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