Where to go in January for some sunshine

Every year the excitement of Christmas and the New Year has passed and we are all left with that sinking feeling when returning to work in early January. To escape the doom and gloom of winter why not book up to jet off to somewhere a little more exotic instead! We’ve compiled a list of tours available from Door2Tour which can help you escape to warmer climes and avoid the winter blues… Or at least delay them for a week or two!

Venice BeachHollywood, Palm Springs and Las Vegas

We’re pretty sure that January won’t seem nearly as bad if you spend 10 days on the West Coast of the USA, seeing the sights of Hollywood, Las Vegas and Palm Springs. With the chance to soak up the glamour of Hollywood on a Los Angeles tour, a visit to Pasadena, Santa Monica and a tour of Las Vegas and the strip, there is so much to do on this tour. Pick up tips at Casinos in Vegas, or perhaps marvel the vast Hoover Dam and Lake Mead or take a sightseeing tour of Palm Springs the choice is yours.

This tour departs on Thursday 21st January 2016 and costs £1199pp

Sri Lanka

A little more off the beaten track, Sri Lanka is another great destination to visit in the winter months, with an average temperature of around 30’c you are sure to forget the cold of the UK whilst away. This 9 day Relax and Discover tour gives you the chance to relax and enjoy your surroundings in a 5-star beachfront hotel, the shores fringed with palm trees and endless beaches to explore. If you fancy being a little more active there is a chance to visit a turtle hatchery, discover Galle and Colombo a town with a bazaar and iconic temple.

This tour departs on Saturday 16th January 2016 and costs £1299pp

Vietnam Beach

This slow paced tour could be exactly what the Doctor ordered after a manic Christmas and New Year. Vietnam is a country which offers immense diversity and history allowing you to indulge in their slower pace of life. This beautiful tropical island has fantastic beaches, mountain scenery, lush rainforest and lagoons and a patchwork of rice paddies. This fantastic holiday offers a chance to stay in a Superior Garden View room in the Palm Garden Resort, boasting a white sandy beach and beautiful tropical gardens it really is the place to be. You’ll also visit the My Son temple ruins on a half day excursion.

This tour departs on Saturday 9th January 2016 and costs £1649pp

Koala Australia

It’s well known that when our winter comes, for Australia ‘down under’ summer is in full bloom. This once in a lifetime 20 day tour lets you explore the main attractions and sites Australia has to offer including a tour of Perth, the outback town of Alice Springs and sunrise and sunset visits to Ayers Rock. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy an amazing catamaran cruise on the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a trip to Sydney to see iconic sights such as the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. There is also a chance to visit Melbourne before departing for home. This jam-packed holiday offers a really amazing introduction into 2016.

This tour departs on Monday 25th January and costs £4299pp

Discover New Zealand

Take a trip to New Zealand in 2016 to discover the Maori rich culture, stunning scenery of the North Island and then journey on to the South Island to the home of fjordlands, mountains and JR Tolkien country. This stunning tour of New Zealand includes a trip to Auckland situated on the coast of the North Island, a visi t Te Puia Thermal Reserve and the largest freshwater lake Lake Taupo. You’ll also visit the capital city of Wellington, take a scenic journey on the Tranzalpine train and enjoy a Maori concert. With this and so much more to discover this is the perfect way to start off your new year.

This tour departs on Wednesday 13th January and costs £4999pp