This website uses cookies

We use cookies to ensure you have an easy, quick and reliable experience whilst using the Virgin Holidays website. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more details, see our cookie policy.

Skip to main content Virgin holidays logo
  • Mon to Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Asia and Far East Tours

Reset

Asia Tours – unlock the mysteries of the Far East

Our Asia tours take you to some of the most romantic, exotic, and downright amazing places on the planet. The most exciting countries on earth are just waiting to be discovered on our tours of Asia, taking you from Delhi to Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto, and Bangalore to Bali. Asia tour packages manage to cram in so much, but we’re pretty certain one will never be enough, and you’ll be back for more.

Always wanted to see the Great Wall of China? Try our Taste of China tour, that takes you from Shanghai to Beijing, stopping off on the way at the Mu Tian Yu section of the Wall. Is that picture of you sitting outside the Taj Mahal noticeably absent in your photo album? Book onto one of our Asia group tours and tuck into a Taste of India that takes you through the Golden Triangle.

Not sure if a Far East tour is for you? Take a look at our Asia and Far East holidays for more amazing destinations and a wealth of ideas for your Asian getaway.

 

Independent China – Guilin and Yangshao

Independent China – Guilin and Yangshao

This 3 night package in Guilin and Yangshao includes airport transfers and private day tours. Add this 5V package to other cities, travelling via China's famous high-speed trains, to build your very own independent tour of China. We recommend Shanghai to Beijing to Xi'an to Chengdu all by high-speed train then flying onto Guilin or Hong Kong before returning home or travelling onwards in Asia.

From £635pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Independent China – Guilin

Independent China – Guilin

This 3 night package in Guilin includes airport transfers and private day tours. Choose from 4V or 5V accommodation and add this package to other cities, travelling via China's famous high-speed trains, to build your very own independent tour of China. We recommend Shanghai to Beijing to Xi'an to Chengdu all by high-speed train then flying onto Guilin or Hong Kong before returning home or travelling onwards in Asia.

From £445pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Independent India – Varanasi

Independent India – Varanasi

This 3 night package in Varanasi includes airport transfers and private day tours to see the enchanting & mystical Aarti ceremony on the banks of the River Ganges. You will also go on a boat journey on the River Ganges taking in all the activities happening along the way. We offer a number of other Independent India locations that are easy to link together with internal flights. Explore India your way. 



Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Wildlife of India

Wildlife of India

This magnificent journey through two of India’s most celebrated national parks will lead you on a trail of discovery as some of the nest parks in the world to see the famous Royal Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat. From fauna renowned to the region to majestic birds of prey, this tour is sure to leave you with everlasting memories.

From £1699pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Jungles and Orangutans

Jungles and Orangutans

Occupying the northern portion of Borneo, the jungles and rivers of Sabah are home to a rich mix of tribal diversity and rare wildlife. These ancient jungles provide a haven for wild orangutans, pygmy elephants and tribal cultures whose traditions have endured for centuries. This fascinating Jungles and Orangutans trip takes you on a journey into the heart of this captivating land, following the meandering course of the Kinabatangan River and taking you deep into the beautiful landscapes of the “Land Below the Wind”.

From £1275pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Splendours of China

Splendours of China

Home to fascinating historic sites and unique culture, China will excite and amaze you. This journey discovers modern Shanghai, historic Beijing, the Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Warriers and finishes with seeing the iconic Pandas and beautiful Guilin.

 

From £2235pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Spice Land of Kerala

Spice Land of Kerala

Positioned between the rolling hills of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, the state of Kerala is one of India’s prized gems. Famous for its tea industry, this destination offers so much. Explore the diverse city of Cochin and the picturesque Munnar which is surrounded by luscious forest and rolling hills. A relaxing cruise on the stunning backwaters of Alleppey is awe-inspiring and calming in equal measure. This vibrant tour will enrich all your senses as you explore this timeless area.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Sapa Tour

Sapa Tour

Sapa is Vietnam's premier destination for trekking and best known for its diversity of hill tribes and minority villages. This former French hill station is a remote outpost located at an elevation of 1650 metres above sea level and only accessible by train from Ha Noi. Surrounded by plunging valleys, terraced paddy fields and towering mountains, Sapa is home to a lively central market where hill tribe people from outlying villages, resplendent in their traditional headdresses, gather to buy and sell their wares, meet with friends and catch up on the latest gossip. Gentle walks or more challenging treks, hikes through verdant rice fields and the chance to interact with isolated communities are but a few of the experiences on offer in the remote region that surrounds Sapa.

From £539pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
Visa Free China

Visa Free China

Explore the rich and diverse culture of East China’s Shanghai district. Reflect in Suzhou’s Humble Administrators Garden, one of the finest settings in all of China. Explore the Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Garden in Hanghzhou, before returning to Shanghai on the futuristic Maglev train. Cultural delights await as the old town stands in stark contrast to the modern marvel that is current day Shanghai. There is much to enjoy on this whirlwind tour of China and best of all, there’s no need for a Visa!

From £1129pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Independent India - Delhi & Agra

Independent India - Delhi & Agra

This 3-night package in Delhi & Agra includes airport transfers and private day tours, one of them is a visit to the world famous Taj Mahal. We offer several other Independent India locations that are easy to link together with internal flights. Explore India your way. 

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Komodo Adventure

Komodo Adventure

Fancy an adventure and something to tick of your bucket list? We have just the thing for you, a 2-night add on to go in search of the world’s largest lizards, Komodo dragons in their natural habitat.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Images of Vietnam

Images of Vietnam

Set before the mesmerising backdrop of some of the most breathtaking landscapes in South East Asia, Vietnam’s rich and diverse cultural heritage re ects a rare complexity of styles. A compelling destination with colourful local traditions and fascinating cultures and histories.

From £1139pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Independent China – Xi’an

Independent China – Xi’an

This 2 night package in Xi'an includes airport transfers and private day tours. Choose from 4V or 5V accommodation and add this package to other cities, travelling via China's famous high-speed trains, to build your very own independent tour of China. We recommend Shanghai to Beijing to Xi'an to Chengdu all by high-speed train then flying onto Guilin or Hong Kong before returning home or travelling onwards in Asia.

From £319pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Yangtze Highlights

Yangtze Highlights

China’s longest river, the Yangtze snakes its way across almost 6,400 km from the eastern fringes of the Tibetan Plateau, traversing some of the most spectacular vistas in the country and an area where the pace of village living remains untouched, to the glittering lights of Shanghai. This tour encapsulates the essence of China, with the highlight of 3 nights afloat on one of the world’s greatest rivers.

From £1719pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
A Taste of China

A Taste of China

This is the essential China tour, introducing the key sights, including the Mu Tian Yu section of the great wall, which takes you away for the main crowds and gives you fantastic opportunities to explore and take photos; the modern metropolis of Shanghai; the historic Beijing, home to some of the most stunning architectural wonders in the world including the Imperial residences and the iconic Great Wall and Xi’an, the site of one of the world’s most important archeological treasures: the army of 2,200-year-old famous Terracotta Warriors with life-size soldiers, chariots and horses buried to protect the tomb of the first Qin emperor.

From £1445pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Independent China - Shanghai

Independent China - Shanghai

This 3 night package in Shanghai includes airport transfers and private day tours. Choose from 4V or 5V accommodation and add this package to other cities, travelling via China's famous high-speed trains, to build your very own independent tour of China. We recommend Shanghai to Beijing to Xi'an to Chengdu all by high-speed train then flying onto Guilin or Hong Kong before returning home or travelling onwards in Asia.

From £475pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Deccan Odyssey - Indian Odyssey

Deccan Odyssey - Indian Odyssey

Revisit the golden age of rail travel on this Deccan Odyssey across Rajasthan. Beginning in the architectural splendours of Delhi, you’ll travel in genteel style, taking in the iconic sites of Agra and Jaipur and searching for Tigers in Ranthambore National Park.

From £4125pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Independent India – Chennai & Pondicherry

Independent India – Chennai & Pondicherry

This 4 night package in Chennai & Pondicherry includes airport transfers and private day tours. You will  need your walking shoes for this one as you will be visiting many Culture and Heritage sites. We offer a number of other Independent India locations that are easy to link together with internal flights. Explore India your way. 

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Independent India – Kerala

Independent India – Kerala

This 3 night package in Kerala includes airport transfers and private day tours, you will experiance seeing a traditional Kathakali dance performance and spend a night cruising on a houseboat. We offer a number of other Independent India locations that are easy to link together with internal flights. Explore India your way. 

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Halong Bay Cruise

Halong Bay Cruise

A cruise through the towering limestone castes of Halong Bay should be on every Far East explorer’s wish list. Thousands of ragged islands jut majestically from the ocean creating one of the most beautiful places on earth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its picturesque blend of land and sea, this is one of the world's most precious natural attractions and an essential part of any Vietnam trip.

From £499pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Cruising
Independent China - Chengdu

Independent China - Chengdu

This 2 night package in Chengdu includes airport transfers and private day tours. Choose from 4V or 5V accommodation and add this package to other cities, travelling via China's famous high-speed trains, to build your very own independent tour of China. We recommend Shanghai to Beijing to Xi'an to Chengdu all by high-speed train then flying onto Guilin or Hong Kong before returning home or travelling onwards in Asia.

From £315pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Independent China – Chengdu and Qing Cheng Mountain

Independent China – Chengdu and Qing Cheng Mountain

This 3 night package to Chengdu and Qing Cheng Mountain includes all transfers and private day tours. Add this package to other cities, travelling via China's famous high-speed trains, to build your very own independent tour of China. We recommend Shanghai to Beijing to Xi'an to Chengdu all by high-speed train then flying onto Guilin or Hong Kong before returning home or travelling onwards in Asia.

From £1139pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Classic Cambodia

Classic Cambodia

This short tour is designed to be a simple add on to our Vietnam tours or the Thai beach resorts. Taking in the main sights of Cambodia including the world-famous Angkor Wat, this is a must-do addition to any trip to the Far East.

From £575pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Independent China - Beijing

Independent China - Beijing

Visit China your way with our flexible Independent China tours. We have designed a selection of China city stays using great hotels and including transfers with must-do sightseeing and the very best guides. This 3 night package in Beijing includes airport transfers and private day tours. Choose from 4V or 5V accommodation and add this package to other cities, travelling via China's famous high-speed trains, to build your very own independent tour of China. We recommend Shanghai to Beijing to Xi'an to Chengdu all by high-speed train then flying onto Guilin or Hong Kong before returning home or travelling onwards in Asia.

From £599pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
A Taste of India

A Taste of India

A chance to explore the fascinating Golden Triangle of India, a great trip for first timers or those looking for a shorter tour. Your journey begins in Delhi, where you have an opportunity to visit Old Delhi, before continuing to Agra and the iconic Taj Mahal then onwards to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.

From £625pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Classical North India

Classical North India

This magnificent tour encapsulates all that northern India has to offer. From the rich culture held by the famous Ganges River, to the majestic Taj Mahal standing proudly in front of a sunset backdrop. Just some of the intoxicating highlights this culturally rich tour provides.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Independent India – Amritsar

Independent India – Amritsar

This 2 night package in Amritsar includes private tours to the highly revered Golden Temple and the historic garden and memorial at Jallianwala Bagh. We offer a number of other Independent India locations that are easy to link together with internal flights. Explore India your way.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Independent India – Shimla

Independent India – Shimla

This 4-night package in Shimla includes airport transfers and private day tours. A highlight of this tour will be when you take the Toy Train from Shimla to Solan, enjoying marvellous mountain and valley scenery en-route. We offer a number of other Independent India locations that are easy to link together with internal flights. Explore India your way. 

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
The Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle

This wonderful introductory tour of India's rich and cultural history explores the sights and sounds of the Golden Triangle, including the iconic Taj Mahal, with the added experience of spotting tigers in the beautiful Ranthambore National Park, one of the best places in the world to see these majestic animals.

From £769pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Highlights of Bali

Highlights of Bali

The cultural heartland of Ubud, the magnifcent Besakih temples and secluded beaches and the world famous Tanah Lot temples — Bali has it all. A must-do tour for a first time trip to Bali.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours

Whatsapp

There has been an error

Please try again

Text Message

There has been an error

Please try again

Telephone

Thanks, we'll be in touch soon

How can we help?

Let’s get started. Please choose an option below.

Your holiday may be affected by travel restrictions or cancellations

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office UK have advised against all but essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected.

You’ll be away before you know it

Your next holiday is only a click away - our website has thousands of hand-picked options ready to book. But if you need more help, just let us know.

Looking for inspiration? Explore our destinations and holiday types and save your faves to your very own Wishlist. Or dive right in to our 2021 holiday offers.

For extra piece of mind, new bookings made before 31 August 2020 for travel up 30 April 2021 also have the flexibility to amend free of charge. If you need to change don’t worry, you can move your holiday as far out as 31 December 2021 subject to availability.

Latest Foreign & Commonwealth Office repatriation travel advice


Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

Please visit this page to keep up to date with the Government’s travel advice on returning to the UK, and to register for email alerts.
 

How would you like to talk to us?

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel in the next 14 days. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Stay tuned for the latest updates


Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected.  

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel in the next 14 days. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

Let’s talk


If you still need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking, and you are due to travel in the next 14 days, please log in to Manage my booking to call or message us.  You are our immediate priority.

Payment flexibility


Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. 

You can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. 

If you’re struggling to pay, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans


We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

You're good to go


Currently, your holiday will be going ahead as planned.

Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected by travel restrictions or cancellations.

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding


We’re sorry to say that it’s taking much longer than usual to process your refund. It’s taking longer than we’d like as well. This is due to the number of requests being sent to us and our teams working from home.

We’re doing our best to help every customer, but we’re not able to always meet the 15, 45 or 90-day timeframes we originally stated for every customer. As always, we’re grateful for everyone’s patience and understanding. It means the world to us.

We'll be in touch soon


We’re keen to help you rearrange your holiday plans and our team are currently working through requests in order of departure. We’re helping those customers in June at the moment so please bear with us, someone will call you back.

I returned early from holiday and have further questions?


You can contact our team by emailing feedback.backhome@virginholidays.com to discuss options on unused portions of your holiday. If you need to contact our team about amending an existing holiday or requesting a refund please log in to manage my booking.

Need help?

Talk to an expert

Call us directly

Feel free to call us directly on
01234 567784
Our travel experts are on hand to help you book your next holiday.

Send us an email

Feel free to email us directly on
XXXX@virginholidays.com
We will try to respond to your email within 24 hours.