Self-drive holidays let you travel at your own pace, with the added freedom of changing your itinerary and the joy of seeing great destinations up close. The appeal of driving 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 for a truly luxurious, tailor-made experience.
Hug the oceanfront on a road trip down Australia’s Great Ocean Road or experience the USA's iconic driving holidays, from California’s Pacific Coast Highway to the autumn colours of New England. Explore South America by car when you travel to Chile’s forested Lake District and the spectacular peaks of the Torres del Paine National Park, or, closer to home, immerse yourself in the history of Spain on a leisurely trip through the cultural wonders of Seville, Granada and Córdoba.
New England in the fall
Some of the most spectacular self-drive holidays are to be had in southern Africa's forest-clad mountains, Wineland valleys and Big Five safari reserves, with plenty of time to pause at beautiful beaches. Then, down in New Zealand, visits to Franz Josef Glacier and the rugged Southern Alps are wonderfully combined with road trips through the emblematic Fiordland National Parks.
South Africa's Garden Route
A self-drive tour offers independence, and a self-drive holiday with Wexas means you'll also enjoy full-time support from our team if needed. True luxury travel means going where you want, when you want, and you can do so with the confidence of knowing we are always on hand to offer recommendations and provide assistance. Read reviews of our service to see how we go further for our travellers.
Popular destinations for Self-drives
Explore the southern fjords at Stavanger and Hardangerfjord, take a tour of Norway’s historic hotels, drive the Atlantic Road that links an island archipelago and much more with an independent self-drive holiday that you can enjoy at your own pace.
There are few countries matching New Zealand’s beauty which can be explored by road in just a matter of weeks. It’s a small package with huge natural appeal and variation – from the cities and beaches of the North Island to the fjords and wilderness of the South.
Hop in your own vehicle and take to the roads on a classic American self-drive holiday. We’ve laid out some of the best routes to take you deep into the landscape of the USA, with stops at some of the country’s most memorable landmarks and finest luxury hotels.
Take to the road and discover South Africa for yourself. Get up close and personal with the wildlife, cruise along the coastlines and discover a unique culture all at your own pace.
Between sweeping ocean drives, city-to-city pursuits and journeys inland to the country's famed winelands, there's perhaps no way better suited to exploring Australia than by car. There's also plenty of adventure to be had, dipping into the Outback's gorgeous severity.
For a self-drive, California really is in a league of its own. Enjoy a classic road trip in Golden State sunshine, and travel at your own pace on a truly bespoke holiday.
There’s plenty of local charm to discover in New England, and a road trip lets you get up close to it all, on a schedule and route that works for you.
Namibia’s natural beauty promises an unforgettable road trip. Home to the world’s longest desert, towering dunes, a lush Bushveld along the Caprivi Strip and a wide array of game, you'll have no shortage of things to witness.
With by far the world's longest coastline, Canada is a nation that demands to be explored. Idyllic surrounds, superb driving roads and warm welcomes will greet you everywhere you go – it's a dream destination for those looking to explore a country for themselves.
Australia and New Zealand are perfect for self-drive itineraries, which allow you the chance to travel independently and take in major cities and sights as well as get off the beaten track and explore more fully.
Take to the open roads in Canada or the United States on a self-drive holiday or fly-drive tour to explore these vast countries more intimately and discover stunning cities and extraordinary sites.
So close to our doorstep yet so different from country to country, a European self-drive holiday is full of history and culture, excellent food and wine, and huge number of accessible, rewarding roads to enjoy.
Although some of South America isn't suitable for a self-drive holiday, both Argentina and Chile offer plenty of opportunities for exploring by car or camper van.
Parts of Asia are difficult to navigate on a self-drive holiday but, if you are bold and keep your wits about you, then there's plenty of adventure to be had travelling through the region in this way.
Our top itineraries for Self-drives
Discover a rich and innovative culture, history and heritage on this 15-day self-drive tour of the Deep South states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
This fly-drive itinerary brings you right among some of the USA's most spectacular wilderness, from the Wild-West grandeur of Monument Valley to the world-wonder beauty of the Grand Canyon.
Discover the beauty of Yosemite National Park, austere Death Valley, the bright lights of Vegas, spectacular Grand Canyon and everything in between on this curated road trip.
Top offers for Self-drives
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Pair the headline acts of Cape Town with some off-the-beaten track luxury in Paternoster and the spectacular Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve.
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Enjoy the ultimate Tuscany experience, step back in time with this idyllic Tuscan countryside stay. Here, a medieval castle looks out heritage vineyards and traditional restaurants dish up fine dining evenings.
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The Baglioni Hotel Cala del Porto, with its Mediterranean fine dining and indulgent spa, looks out across the bay of Punta Ala to the island of Elba in the distance. The hotel is just a stroll from a private sandy beach replete with pagoda-shaped cabins, sun loungers and deck chairs.
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Turn out from Cape Town’s welcoming charms, golden-sand beaches and iconic skyline to taste your way through South Africa’s finest vineyards in the endlessly rolling Winelands before discovering the world’s best land-based whale watching in Hermanus.