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Self-drive holidays

Freedom to explore a country at your own speed, driving through shifting landscapes with the window wound down, is a soul-stirring and flexible way to travel.

We create our tailor-made self-drive holidays using a well of personal experience. Our specialists have road-tested routes in our destinations around the world and will recommend the best places to self-drive, where the roads are good and there's scenery to match. We'll also give you driving tips for the country you'll be visiting, and organise your holiday to run like clockwork from the point you collect your car at the airport right until when you drop it off.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Concierge specialists on 01993 838925

Our recommended self-drive holiday destinations

Our specialists can help you plan your self-drive trip, individually focusing on your tastes and interests, to the destinations below.

Our recommended self-drive itinerary ideas

Our itinerary ideas will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Our expert guides to choosing your self-drive holiday

Penned by our specialists from their own travels, these guides aim to inspire you with suggestions of where to spend your holiday. Giving tips for what to experience and recommendations for where to stay, we share our ideas for the best self-drive destinations to consider.

Why pick a self-drive holiday?

What are the benefits of a self-drive holiday? From greater comfort and privacy to freedom and flexibility, we list the reasons why a self-drive holiday is a great idea.

Self-drive inspiration on our blog

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Exploring South Africa's Garden Route

Natural wonders await discovery along South Africa's Garden Route. But is it best to explore its peaceful countryside or its wild coastline?

Route 190, California

America's open road

Our specialists show you the best way to drive through the open spaces, national parks and small towns of the USA.

Footsteps Across The Delta Mokoro Trip

Guided safari versus self-drive safari

Should you take to four wheels on your own or explore with a guide? Here's how to choose the right African safari for you.

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

A photography self-drive through Patagonia

Cyril Deretz travelled with us to Argentina, Brazil and Chile at the beginning of the year and captured these stunning photos in Torres del Paine National Park. Below he describes three of his favourites (the largest photos) and why he took them.