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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Backroads to Beijing - 8 days Shanghai, China 30 Sep 2017 £619 was £825 25% off Backroads to Beijing - 8 days Map
Chinese Checkers - 11 days Beijing, China 21 Oct 2017 £996 was £1,245 20% off Chinese Checkers - 11 days Map
Best of Japan - 8 days Tokyo, Japan 07 Oct 2017 £2,027 was £2,385 15% off Best of Japan - 8 days Map
China Express - 6 days Beijing, China 14 Oct 2017 £761 was £895 15% off China Express - 6 days Map
Fine China - 13 days Beijing, China 21 Oct 2017 £1,228 was £1,445 15% off Fine China - 13 days Map
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Far East Group Tours

Backroads to Beijing

8 days | FROM £755

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

Chinese Checkers

11 days | FROM £1,095

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

Best of Japan

8 days | FROM £2,245

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

Land of the Samurai

12 days | FROM £3,485

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

Fine China

13 days | FROM £1,295

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

China Express

6 days | FROM £595

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

Hutongs to Hong Kong

13 days | FROM £1,795

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

Great Wall & Pandas

14 Days | FROM £2,095

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

Mandarin Sunrise

15 days | FROM £1,455

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

Tokyo to Takayama

13 days | FROM £3,785

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

Yin and Yangtze

16 days | FROM £2,195

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

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Great Wall & Warriors

9 days | FROM £895

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

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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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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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Warriors & Dragons

8 days | FROM £895

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

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South Korean Express

7 days | FROM £1,595

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

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Shanghai to Beijing

8 days | FROM £795

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

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China For Teens

8 days | FROM £995

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 £1,255

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

Harbin Ice Festival Express

5 Days | FROM £845

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 £2,235

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

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Seoul Searching & Jeju

9 days | FROM £3,745

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 £5,035

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

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Yunnan Experience

8 days | FROM £1,225

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

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Sizzling Sichuan

8 days | FROM £2,375

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

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Postcard from China

10 days | FROM £1,335

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

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Journey Down South

10 days | FROM £1,725

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

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Classic China & Chengdu

12 Days | FROM £2,595

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

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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 £3,645

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

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Totally China

15 days | FROM £2,815

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 4.63 out of 5 based on 91 recent reviews — See All Far East Reviews

Our tour was brilliant and Jackie was an excellent tour guide.”  

Carolyn Howarth • Submitted 8 Sep 2017

The tour was great, a variety of activities and we were catered for. The pace was a little too fast but we had an amazing experience. Jackie Chan is an great tour guide who went the extra mile for everyone. He is a fantastic tour guide. ”  

Juanita Burrows • Submitted 24 Aug 2017

Being our third time with On The GO Tours, we had high expectations and they were met. Our guides, Jackie, who was our trip guide, and Tom and Tristan, who were guides in two of the cities, were fantastic. Fun and informative, we were very happy with all they did and how they helped us with anything we asked. I would definitely travel with On The Go again and the only complaint I have is that the trip could have lased longer. Thank you so much for the professionalism of the guides as well as their ability to deal with everyone on the trip. Kudos and hope to see you soon. ”  

Lori Kotuza • Submitted 29 Jul 2017

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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