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Far East – Tours

Tours in the Far East

Jaw-dropping natural beauty, world-class beaches, ancient customs, historic temples and intensely flavourful cuisine – the Far East combines centuries of rich culture and spirituality with the frenetic energy of its booming contemporary cities and technological advancement. Begin your adventure in the sea of neon that is Tokyo. On our Gourmet Japan tour, enjoy refined cuisine wherever you dine – be it at a noodle bar or a Michelin-starred kaiseki (multi-course meals representative of the four seasons) restaurant. Revel in the relentless energy of its bustling streets, before hopping on the Shinkansen (bullet train) as it speeds through the serene rolling hills of Japan’s countryside. Take our Japan at a Glance tour and embrace the feng shui of Kyoto’s temples and shrines, before exploring Japan for yourself, perhaps shopping local handicrafts at the picturesque Nakamise Shopping Street.

Stay the night aboard a deceptively named traditional Vietnamese ‘junk boat’, and glidealong the tranquil waters of Halong Bay as part of our Journey Through Vietnam tour. After your peaceful boat trip, weave your way through motorcycles and scooters on the hectic streets of Hanoi; navigate a labyrinth of market stalls and street food vendors in the Old Quarter; and wander the vibrant streets of Old Town Hoi An.

Journey to the island paradise of Bali, sinking into the powdery white sands of Seminyak beach before discovering the mysterious 11th century Goa Lawahb cave temple, filled with nesting bats. Walk through terraced rice fields on your way to Ubud, home to ancient Hindu temples and the mischievous monkeys of Ubud Monkey Forest – all part of our Images of Bali tour.

4 days

Images of Bali Tour

 

This four day tour unveils the island's volcanic peaks, lush rice terraces, beautiful beaches and artistic, spiritual and cultural heritage. Spend time relaxing on the beach, explore the temples of Lovina, mountains of Candidasa and purchase intricate arts and crafts...

Escorted tours

Images of Bali Tour
2 days

Nature of Borneo Tour

Guide Price €619 pp  

During this short tour you will take in some of the key highlights of Sandakan including the world famous Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre. Departing from Kota Kinabalu this is the ideal add on to your Borneo holiday allowing you to...

Adventure holidays

Nature of Borneo Tour
5 days

Borneo Explorer Tour

 

Kuching is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo , on this short tour explore the beautiful jungle landscapes with a longboat ride up the Lemanak River, embark on a city tour of Kuching...

Adventure holidays

Borneo Explorer Tour
3 days Komodo Dragon

Komodo Trails tour

 

Take in the sights of the beautiful Komodo National Park including the main attraction the Komodo Dragon. First discovered over 100 years ago the Komodo Dragonis a truly fascinating and robust animal recommended to be seen in its natural habitat...

Wildlife holidays

Komodo Trails tour
15 days Royal Palace Phnom Penh

Grand Tour of Indochina

 

Embark on the ultimate journey travelling through 3 different countries, starting in Luang Prabang and completing your trip in Siem Reap. From the saffron-robed Buddhist monks in Luang Prabang and the limestone islets of Halong Bay to the charming historic...

Iconic journeys

Grand Tour of Indochina
12 days Royal Palace Luang Prabang

Classic Vietnam and Laos tour

 

Combine the laid back life of sleepy Luang Prabang and Hoi An with the bustling metropolis of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, a boat trip on the Mekong River with an overnight cruise on picturesque Halong Bay gliding among...

Escorted tours

Classic Vietnam and Laos tour
3 days Halong Bay

Luxury Halong Bay At Leisure Tour

 

Take time to experience Halong Bay which is the treasure of Vietnam with this 2 night luxury itinerary. The ideal combination of 1 night in a French colonial style boutique hotel on land and 1 night on board the Paradise...

Escorted tours

Luxury Halong Bay At Leisure Tour
10 days

A Journey Through Vietnam Tour

Guide Price €2,349 pp  

Explore French and Chinese heritage as well as cultural treasures such as Hoi An town and the Imperial Citdel of Hue. Stunning lakes can be found within busy cities and powdery beaches along the coastline of this mesmerising country are...

Cruise holidays

A Journey Through Vietnam Tour
5 days

Explore Lombok and Gili Nanggu Tour

 

The ideal extension to your Bali holiday, this five day itinerary showcases the best that the nearby islands of Lombok and Gili Nanggu have to offer. Discover local tribes and traditional pottery villages, explore lush forests and stunning waterfalls and...

Multi centre holidays

Explore Lombok and Gili Nanggu Tour
2 days Halong Bay

Magic Halong Bay Tour

 

An area of outstanding natural beauty, the turquoise waters are studded with thousands of striking limestone islets covered in green foliage and caves, Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site popular with anybody looking to escape the bustle of...

Couples Holidays

Magic Halong Bay Tour
9 days

Highlights of Indonesia Tour

 

This nine day tour takes in some of Java's most impressive sights and attractions. From the incredible Borobudur Temples near Yogyakarta to Tangkuban Perahu volcano crater. Explore temples and palaces, hot springs and gardens before ending your tour in Bali...

Escorted tours

Highlights of Indonesia Tour
7 days Padar Island - Komodo National Park

Island of Flores Discovery Tour

 

Discover Indonesia's island of "flowers", Flores. Located around 90 minute's flight west of Bali, this is a real island of adventure. This 6 night tour is perfect for intrepid travellers seeking incredible scenery, untouched ways of life and the chance...

Escorted tours

Island of Flores Discovery Tour

Frequently Asked Questions

The official currency of Japan is the yen. Despite the widespread availability of payment options here, Japan is still predominantly a cash-based society.

You can buy bananas to feed the monkeys before entering the forest. Visitors should not hide the bananas or store them in bags as the monkeys will attempt to take them from you and may get agitated. Keep them in sight and you’ll enjoy a trouble-free monkey experience.

The official languages of Hong Kong are Cantonese and English. The majority of signs and information boards will have English translations, and it should be relatively easy to find an English speaker here.

Twinkling cities at the forefront of technological advancement, ancient traditions and historical temples, world-renowned cuisine and an abundance of incredible wildlife – the Far East is a haven for the discerning traveller.

Why you’ll love the Far East...

• Travelling across Japan aboard the speeding Shinkansen
• Witnessing Hong Kong’s spectacular Symphony of Lights
• Gazing up at the stunning limestone karsts of Halong Bay
• Cruising down the winding Perfume River
• Visiting Bali’s oldest temple at Candidasa
• Observing the pandas of Chengdu Panda Base
• Whizzing around Bangkok on a tuk tuk
• Wandering through Ubud’s Sacred Monkey Forest
• Trekking the dense Taman Negara rainforest
• Strolling the neon-drenched streets of Tokyo at night
• Marvelling at the fleeting beauty of the cherry blossom
• Exploring the bustling streets of Kuala Lumpur

Did you know?

• Japan’s Gate Tower Building has a highway off-ramp passing directly through it.
• Datang, China is known locally as Sock City, as it’s responsible for almost a third of the world’s sock production every year – nearly eight billion made a year.
• As of 2017, there were over 45 million motorbikes in Vietnam.