About Tour East Holidays
Founded in Toronto, Canada, in 1976 as a niche Asia travel wholesaler, Tour East was one of the first few to offer tours to China after a long period of being closed off to but a few select foreign visitors. The Tour East Group has grown from its humble beginnings out of a small office in Toronto’s downtown core to one of North America’s largest travel providers with offices across Canada, as well as in New York. With an array of exotic travel experiences in the Far East, Indian sub-continent, Middle East, and Africa, Tour East has made its mark with a reputation for quality, customer service, and highly customizable travel planning.
“Your itinerary was perfect, and concentrated on the "must sees", and yet was flexible enough to make changes as we saw fit. Each and every guide was excellent. Not only were they very knowledgeable but they were very likeable people. Each hotel seemed to be better than the last, and their positioning was excellent.” - Debbi & Derik, Toronto, Ontario
We believe a journey is much more than another stamp in your passport, or a few quick snapshots, and we have come to understand from our loyal guests that you feel the same. You are looking to experience the local culture and to feel the sense of the destination - your way. Although our tours have been carefully crafted to ensure that every trip stimulates your mind, enriches your experience, and is, most of all, a good time, we understand that every traveler is different, and there is therefore no ‘one-tour-fits-all’ formula.
Imagine yourself exploring the blissfully lush countryside of Vietnam on a bicycle, or perhaps you’d rather spend time learning the culinary tricks of the trade. Take a walking tour around the backstreets of India’s cities with a local, or opt to cruise the backwaters of Southern India on your own houseboat. Take control of your experience, let us customize your journey to suit your individual interests. Whether it be a yoga class, a hike to a local village or an in-depth culinary expedition, Tour East understands that all guests have unique qualities and our expert team offers you the opportunity to experience exotic lands as you’ve always envisioned.
Your ideal journey is made possible with the knowledge of our experienced tour experts. Simply treat our website as inspiration. See what is within reach, dream a little, and let us walk alongside you in creating that perfect journey.
At Tour East Holidays, we have been helping our customers and communities for over 38 years on their travels. Working with us means being part of a team of brilliant, and ambitious individuals with a shared focus on working together to deliver great customer experiences.
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Tour East Guides
It is our guiding principle that when taking a Tour East journey that your local ambassador must be well attuned to you, your interests, and expectations. Simply having a ‘tour guide’ does not always translate into that insightful walk through the Forbidden City you had anticipated, or that leisurely bike ride through the villages of the Mekong Delta you had dreamed of. We understand that your guide must understand you. With a vast network of expert Tour East guides brimming with knowledge, recommendations, and suggestions and the experience to know just about everyone, you are in good hands.
Your journey ahead is as you desire, but for purposes of offering you that special place to lay your head you will find that most, but not all, of our journeys are at the international 4-star to 5-star standard, many reflecting the traditional decor of the country you are visiting. We all travel differently, and on different budgets, so for those seeking an alternative, our travel experts will work with you to secure accommodation that suits every budget. It is your tour after all.