Self-drive holidays

A self-drive holiday lets you take things at your own pace, with the added freedom of changing your itinerary and travelling with fewer luggage worries. The appeal of the world’s best road trips is that you decide the overall pace of your holiday and have the flexibility to go where you choose, and then spend as long as you want there.

Some of the most spectacular self-drive experiences are to be had along South Africa’s Garden Route, winding through forest-clad mountains, Wineland valleys, Big Five safari reserves, and pausing at beautiful beaches. Alternatively, travel across New Zealand, combining visits to Franz Josef Glacier and the rugged Southern Alps with wonderful road trips through the Westland, Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks.

You can hug the oceanfront on Australia’s Great Ocean Road or California’s Pacific Coast Highway, seeing a vast array of sights along the way; watch for whales, bears and other wildlife in the wilderness of Vancouver Island; catch the autumn colours in New England and Nova Scotia, head south to Chile’s forested Lake District, and the fjords, glaciers and spectacular peaks of the Torres del Paine National Park; or immerse yourself in the history of Al-Andalus on a leisurely trip through the varied cultural attractions of Seville, Granada and Córdoba.

Self-drive holidays [5]

Top 10 Australasia

Sydney to Brisbane Boutique Self Drive

From £2,500 pp incl. flights
Beach City Luxury travel

Australia's East Coast from Sydney to Brisbane is a well-travelled path, and for very good reason. Some of the country's true icons can be found in Sydney, …

12-day Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive

From £2,200 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure City Food & wine

The dramatic coast between Sydney and Melbourne is one of Australia's best-kept secrets and this 12-day self-drive holiday will spotlight the best of it, from …

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef: Wildlife, wilderness and beaches

From £2,350 pp incl. flights
Beach Natural world Tailor-made travel

The Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region of Queensland is a treasure trove of ancient rainforests, golden beaches and wildlife-rich wilderness, as well as being …

Margaret River & the West Coast

From £2,300 pp incl. flights
Beach City Food & wine

The Margaret River region, just three-and-a-half hours from Perth, features some of Australia's finest wineries, offering tastings, lunches and cellar door …

Best of the South Island

From £2,915 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure City Natural world

This tailor-made self-drive tour has been designed to showcase the best of the South Island in only ten days. Beginning in the 'Garden City' of Christchurch, …

Highlights of the North Island

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Beach Food & wine Natural world

This 14-day tailor-made self-drive holiday has been designed to showcase the best of New Zealand's North Island. Driving distances are short, giving you ample …

The best of New Zealand

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Food & wine History & culture Natural world

Only New Zealand crams so much scenery into so little space: snow-capped mountains and ice-age glaciers, craggy coastlines and footprint-free beaches, …

New Zealand – A Culinary Journey

From £5,500 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure Food & wine History & culture

New Zealand boasts some truly wonderful landscapes and with such an abundance of fresh mountain air and wide open spaces, its of little surprise that this …

A Taste of New Zealand

Special offer From £2,395 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure City History & culture

Only New Zealand crams so much scenery into so little space, and this 16-day tailor-made self-drive takes in the best of it.

Top 10 Europe

Norway's Best of the West

From £885 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure Natural world Self-drive

The architecturally impressive coastal town of Alesund and the equally striking Hotel Union in Geirangerfjord provide perfect bases from which to explore the …

The southern fjords self drive

From £1,245 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure Natural world Self-drive

The southern fjord regions of Stavanger and Hardangerfjord boast some of Norway's most spectacular natural attractions, including Solastranden beach - …

Best of Sicily

From £925 pp incl. flights
Beach Food & wine History & culture

Sicily's remarkable cultural diversity is a result of 25 centuries of tumultuous history. Peel the onion of its Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Norman, Arab and …

The Splendours of Andalucia

From £995 pp incl. flights
City Food & wine History & culture

A journey through the past and present of Seville, Granada and Cordoba. This itinerary invites you to immerse in the history of Al-Andalus through a cultural …

Rioja & Navarra Wine Route

From £540 pp incl. flights
City Food & wine History & culture

Two of Spain's best known wine regions are combined in this memorable five-day self-drive route through the rural countryside of northern Spain.

The Way of St James - Camino de Santiago Route

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City History & culture Luxury travel

Discover the Way of St James, a centuries-old pilgrimage route between León and Santiago de Compostela in beautiful northern Spain.

Madrid & the Castle Route

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City History & culture Luxury travel

Live like a king or queen on this six-day tailor-made self-drive, combining a stay in the Spanish capital Madrid at a converted 19th-century palace with further …

Best of Montenegro

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Activity adventure Beach City

With so many attractions in such a small country, all strung together by stunning views of mountainous landscapes and the sparkling beaches of the Adriatic …

Pousadas of Portugal

From £620 pp incl. flights
Beach History & culture Honeymoon

Portugal's Pousadas are similar to Spain's famous Paradors - a network of state-owned hotels synonymous with the history, culture and traditions of their …

The best of southern France

From £965 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure History & culture Luxury travel

Explore the regions of Languedoc and Provence on this seven-day self-drive tour. Feel the weight of history in Carcassonne and Avignon, walk among olive trees, …

Top 10 North America

The West-Coast Classic

From £1,995 pp incl. flights
City Food & wine History & culture

Iconic cities, spectacular landscapes, fine wines and great food can all be found in America's western states of California and Nevada

Discover New England

From £2,145 pp incl. flights
City History & culture Natural world

New England is the birthplace of America, filled with rich history, cultural attractions, fascinating cities, scenic villages and outdoor adventures - all …

Canyon Country Self-Drive

Special offer From £1,845 pp incl. flights
City Food & wine Natural world

The deserts of south-west USA are home to some of the most incredible landscapes anywhere on earth. A geological wonderland of giant twisted rock formations, …

Pacific Northwest self-drive

From £2,745 pp incl. flights
City Food & wine Natural world

The ‘outdoor state’ of Washington and the coastal stretch of Oregon are astoundingly beautiful and no less magnificent than the more widely travelled …

Best of the Carolinas Self-Drive

Special offer From £1,795 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure City History & culture

Discover why people say that The Carolinas are a land of contrasts on this 15-day tailor-made self-drive holiday. From misty mountain peaks to pristine beaches, …

Rhythms of the Deep South self-drive

From £1,895 pp incl. flights
City Food & wine History & culture

Discover a rich and innovative culture, history and heritage on this 15-day self-drive tour of the five Deep South states of Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, …

Sunshine State Self-Drive

Special offer From £1,395 pp incl. flights
Beach City Honeymoon

Think Florida and more than likely the first things that come to mind are gorgeous stretches of white sand beaches and Disney World. Although both of these are …

Highlights of Eastern Canada self-drive

From £1,470 pp incl. flights
City History & culture Natural world

Explore the provinces of Ontario and Québec on this 13-day tailor-made self-drive holiday.

Western Canada & the Rockies

From £2,585 pp incl. flights
History & culture Natural world Self-drive

Mountains, lakes, glaciers and forests form the incredible and diverse landscapes of spectacular Western Canada. The Rockies, one of the world's great mountain …

Whistler and Canada’s Pacific Coast

From £1,795 pp incl. flights
City History & culture Natural world

Vancouver basks in a glorious natural setting, right on the water yet surrounded by the Coast Mountains. The downtown area is easy to explore on foot, while …

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