Singapore and Thailand: The Eastern and Oriental Express (www.orient-express.com) will set off from Singapore to Bangkok on December 29. The four-night trip, which includes excursions to grand temples, a tropical spice garden, and a river cruise, starts from £2,210 per person. Australia and New Zealand: Crystal Cruises (www.crystalcruises.com) is offering a 16-day trip from Auckland to Melbourne from £5,281 per person. The cruise includes exclusive tours of The Hobbit film set, helicopter trip and a complimentary cruise on a catamaran, where you’ll witness the Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve fireworks. Vietnam: With January and February two of the best months of the year to visit the country, Bamboo Travel (020 7720 9285, www.bambootravel.co.uk) has a 13-day trip for £1,895 per person. The price includes flights, 10-nights’ B&B in hotels, (plus one lunch and one dinner), one-night on a junk cruise boat, private tours and guides.