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If you’ve never been to Asia and the Far East, you’re in for a real treat. Each destination has its own captivating qualities, each with its own cultural and historic treasures, gorgeous panoramas and welcoming people. You’ll discover cosmopolitan mega-cities, where bright lights, skyscrapers, shopping malls and street markets are plentiful. You’ll gaze upon volcano studded landscapes, vast stretches of white sandy beaches and tropical islands framed by swaying palms and ocean views to mighty rivers and impenetrable jungles. You’ll feast on a fusion of different cuisines laden with spices and flavour; and feel a spiritual connection to the land, breathe in incense and be overcome by wonder as you enter ornate temples and visit local communities.


Each one of our Asia and Far East tours have been created so that travellers can experience the very best in each destination. Here are our top picks of Asian holidays where you can truly discover the wonders of the East.

The Grand Tour of Asia

If you can’t decide where you’d like to go in the Far East, then this tour really is the ideal choice. Travel to four dazzling cities – Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – each with a profound British influence which has shaped their history and culture. In Thailand, see the Grand Palace and take a Bangkok river cruise; in Hong Kong marvel at the cityscape from Victoria Peak; in Singapore wander amongst the beautiful foliage of the Botanic Gardens; and marvel at the iconic Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. You’ll also slow the pace down as you explore historic Malacca and spend time learning more about Thai culture at the eco-friendly Patom Organic Village.

 

Bangkok floating market 

The Best of Singapore and Malaysia

In Singapore, the gleaming city and super-clean pavements will impress, as will the views across the infamous Marina Bay Sands. Enjoy the Gardens by the Bay solar-powered super-trees, modern shopping malls and stunning botanical gardens. Immerse yourself, too, in a melting pot of different influences – Chinese, Malay, English and Indian. After a few days seeing the sights, we’ll cross the border into Malaysia. As well as uncovering the history and culture of Kuala Lumpur on a Malaysia tour, we’ll have time to relax with a cuppa in the Cameron Highlands and sip cocktails by Penang’s beach. 

 

Singapore gardens 

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

Prepare to be enchanted by these two exotic and mystical lands in our Vietnam and Cambodia holidays. This epic adventure really does show you the amazing highlights of each country. In Vietnam, journey from Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City in the south, stopping at the stunning Halong Bay, Hue and Danang along the way. Experience the magnificent Angkor Wat in Cambodia, where vine-clad Khmer temples and floating villages are in abundance. 

 

Angkor Wat 

The Essence of Japan

Our Japan holidays take you from the buzzing metropolis of Tokyo to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and everything in between. See the exquisite art of tea making in a traditional ceremony, wander under the floating cherry blossoms as the sky is filled with pink petals or travel at the speed of sound on the ultra high-tech bullet train. From gazing at the the snow-capped peaks of Mount Fuji and wandering the serene gardens of Kyoto to watching snow monkeys in hot springs, there is so much to discover in timeless Japan.

 

Mount Fuji 

If you’d like to learn more about our Asia escorted tours, see our Worldwide brochure or get in touch with one of our travel experts

Article published on: 23rd December, 2020

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Ting

Ting has a serious case of wanderlust. Having travelled to over 40 countries, it’s her mission in life to make her way through her ever-growing list. Her two young sons have also caught the travel bug, and recent trips have seen them making snow angels in Iceland while watching the Northern Lights, as well as walking alongside elephants in South Africa.


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