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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Harbin Ice Festival - 11 days Beijing, China 23 Dec 2017 £1,016 was £1,195 15% off Harbin Ice Festival - 11 days Map
Harbin Ice Festival Express - 5 Days Beijing, China 29 Dec 2017 £806 was £895 10% off Harbin Ice Festival Express - 5 Days Map
China For Teens - 8 days Beijing, China 30 Dec 2017 £1,195 China For Teens - 8 days Map
Snow Monkey Explorer - 13 Days Tokyo, Japan 07 Jan 2018 £3,595 Snow Monkey Explorer - 13 Days Map
China Express - 6 days Beijing, China 03 Mar 2018 £675 China Express - 6 days Map
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Far East Group Tours

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Best of Japan

8 days | FROM £2,295

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

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Great Wall & Warriors

9 days | FROM £995

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

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Chinese Checkers

11 days | FROM £1,145

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

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Land of the Samurai

12 days | FROM £3,595

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

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Take me to Tibet

12 days | FROM £1,895

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

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Hutongs to Hong Kong

13 days | FROM £1,895

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

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Fine China

13 days | FROM £1,295

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

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Great Wall & Pandas

14 Days | FROM £2,195

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

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Mandarin Sunrise

15 days | FROM £1,495

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

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Tokyo to Takayama

13 days | FROM £3,795

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

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Yin and Yangtze

16 days | FROM £2,295

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

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Snow Monkey Explorer

13 Days | FROM £3,595

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

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Tokyo to Beijing

15 Days | FROM £3,095

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

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China Express

6 days | FROM £675

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

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Warriors & Dragons

8 days | FROM £945

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

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South Korean Express

7 days | FROM £1,665

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

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Shanghai to Beijing

8 days | FROM £845

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

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Backroads to Beijing

8 days | FROM £695

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

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China For Teens

8 days | FROM £1,195

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

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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 £1,195

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

Harbin Ice Festival Express

5 Days | FROM £895

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

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Takayama Festival

11 Days | FROM £3,695

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

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Cherry Blossom Festival

13 days | FROM £3,895

Escorted Group Tour: Springtime is possibly one of the best times to...

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 £1,735

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

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Land of the Rising Sun

14 days | FROM £2,995

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

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Konnichiwa Japan!

14 days | FROM £2,875

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

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Seoul & Silla Kingdoms

6 days | FROM £2,315

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

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Seoul Searching & Jeju

9 days | FROM £3,975

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

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Just Japan

8 days | FROM £1,855

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 £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 £5,245

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

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Yunnan Experience

8 days | FROM £1,245

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

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Sizzling Sichuan

8 days | FROM £2,395

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

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Postcard from China

10 days | FROM £1,345

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

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Journey Down South

10 days | FROM £1,735

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

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Classic China & Chengdu

12 Days | FROM £2,635

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

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Southern China Explorer

12 days | FROM £2,895

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

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Highlights of Tibet

8 days | FROM £1,685

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

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Silk Road Adventure

13 days | FROM £3,695

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

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Totally China

15 days | FROM £2,835

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 4.65 out of 5 based on 93 recent reviews — See All Far East Reviews

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

The trip was absolutely amazing and I would like to thank On the Go tours once again for choosing me as a winner. The cities we visited were so different , yet the same the guides were so knowledgeable in each of their respective regions, nothing was too much trouble for them and they each ensured that their little chickens were well cared for. The experience was so mind changing in all aspects from food to culture to everyday living. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is considering going to China. our group although small got on so well and we became one happy family ensuring that each person got the most from the experience. I certainly have made some new and special friends thanks to you. I will send through some photos to you within the next week or 2. just have a few major events to sort for year end. Best regards and thanks. ”  

Renette Albasini • Submitted 13 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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