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Great Holidays on the Open Road

Wide-open roads, the breeze in your hair, travelling at your own speed through scenic landscapes, a self-drive holiday is an extremely flexible way to travel, and a unique experience to explore destinations the world over.  

Maybe you've always wanted to drive a Mustang along Route 66, or you'd like to hire a jeep and explore off-the-beaten-track in Costa Rica, our Travel Specialists will make your self-drive experience a pleasurable one.

With a car and hotels included, we plan routes to include all the main attractions of your chosen region, with distances well thought out to allow ample time for sightseeing en-route. If you're a free spirit and prefer to take to the open road with not much pre-planned, we can offer something for you too - just let us know.

Our Travel Specialists have undertaken their very own road trips all around the world and will be able to recommend the best destinations to self-drive, with great roads and spectacular scenery, all the while ensuring the experience is seamless and the journey is inspiring.


Ready to create your Truly Individual Self-Drive holiday?

Simply complete our enquiry form to get in touch, or call our Travel Specialists on 0203 924 8888


Self-Drive Holiday Ideas

Below is just a tiny selection of our self-drive holidays. Call us to discuss your exact requirements and we'll prepare a personalised quotation, just for you; 

Highlights of Eastern Canada & Niagara Falls


Highlights of Eastern Canada

Explore the diverse eastern provinces of Ontario and Quebec on this 12-Day Eastern Canada road trip. From the thundering waterfalls of Niagara to the tranquil lakes of Algonquin Provincial Park and the cosmopolitan city of Toronto to Canada's capital city of Ottawa, this well-paced itinerary offers a wealth of contrasts, all uniquely Canadian.

On this road trip from Toronto to Montreal, enjoy countless highlights showcasing Canada’s diverse culture, history, scenery and wildlife plus your choice of tours in Quebec City and Montreal. (DHC)

Truly Individual Self-drive Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation
  • Car hire in mid-sized vehicle
  • Niagara Falls Adventure Pass
  • Ottawa city tour and river cruise
  • Your choice of tour in Quebec & Montreal

From £2,399 per person

Price based on two people sharing one room. Single supplement applicable please enquire for details. 

Incredible South Africa


Incredible South Africa

After arriving into Cape Town spend 4 nights at Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel in the heart of historic Tamboerskloof, this is the perfect base from which to explore. The next two nights are spent in the village of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands, then Thorntree Country Lodge, outside Oudtshoorn, is a beautiful country house, from which the natural wonders of the Klein Karoo region can be discovered. Spend three nights in a contemporary beach house on the Garden Route – an area of stunning natural wilderness and coastline. Visit the vibrant town of Knysna or wander the sandy beaches of Plettenberg Bay. Finally, a luxury suite at Hlosi Game Lodge in the Eastern Cape awaits, located on a hillside overlooking Amakhala’s grassy plains, you’ll enjoy twice daily safari activities in the 7000 hectare malaria free reserve. (NFR)

Truly Individual Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Premium car hire
  • Twice daily game drives in Eastern Cape
  • Breakfast daily and all inclusive in Eastern Cape
  • VIP meet and greet
  • Transfers and taxes

From £2,339 per person

Price based on two people sharing a range of comfortable accommodation. Time of travel and any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to suit you. Simply enquire below.

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Namibia Discovery Self-drive Tour


Namibia

This 13-day self-drive tour is perfect for first-time visitors to this stunning country. Beginning in Windhoek, with time to relax and explore the many shops, restaurants, and friendly street markets of this small and safe capital, Next, head out to world renowned Etosha National Park, teeming with abundant wildlife including lions, black rhinos, elephants, giraffes, flamingos, and ostriches.  With stays at Mushara Bush Camp in Etosha East followed by Etosha Safari Lodge in Etosha South. 

After a drive through the arid countryside, arrive at Swakopmund, a charming seaside town with a quirky mix of German and Namibian culture.  Enjoy the delicious seafood, stroll along the beach or head out to see the seals at Cape Cross and the flamingos at Walvis Bay.  The red sand dunes surrounding Sossusvlei are one of Namibia’s top attractions, stay at the Sossusvlei Lodge, set in the vast sand plains, where oryx and springbok wander through.  Finally, a stay at the Kalahari Game Ranch completes this adventure. (CDA) 

Truly Individual Self-drive Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 12 nights accommodation mostly half-board basis
  • Rental Car SUV with unlimited milage
  • Documents, vouchers and information pack

From £2,449 per person

Price based on two people sharing a range of accommodation.  All elements of this trip can be tailormade to suit you. Simply enquire below.

Canadian Rockies & Vancouver Island


Canadian Rockies & Vancouver Island

Explore the best of British Columbia and Alberta on this 14-day Western Canada road trip between Vancouver and Calgary. Discover Vancouver Island's rugged west coast for sensational scenery and wildlife excursions, then travel through spectacular Rocky mountains, with it's emerald lakes and charming mountain towns.   

This carefully created itinerary ensures you get the best out of each day and enables you to personalise your experience with a selection of tours in Victoria, Tofino, Jasper and Banff. (DHC)

Truly Individual Self-drive Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • Car hire in mid-sized vehicle
  • Return car ferry to Vancouver Island
  • 6 sightseeing experiences

From £2,679 per peson

Price based on two people sharing one room. Any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to suit you.

Chile's Carretera Austral Self-drive Adventure


Chile's Carretera Austral Self-drive Adventure

A self-drive on Chile's world famous Carretera Austral is the ultimate 'off-the-beaten-track road trip. This is a truly unique adventure in one of the world’s last wildernesses.

You’ll start your trip in Santiago, Chile's bustling and vibrant capital, before heading south to Puerto Montt. You’ll then pick up your car and drive through the iconic Carretera Austral – the name given to Chile’s Route 7, which runs south to Villa O’Higgins for about 770 miles. You'll marvel at majestic mountain ranges and incredible wildlife roaming freely along the highway, all at your own pace so you can stop as often as you like to contemplate the truly outstanding and picturesque scenery. (LAR)

Truly Individual Self-drive Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 12 nights accommodation along the Carretera Austral
  • 11 days 4WD Car hire with standard insurance & unlimited mileage
  • Road map and directions
  • Ferry tickets

From £3,399 per person

Price based on two people sharing one room. Any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to suit you. Simply enquire below.

Kiwi Wanderer Self Drive


Kiwi Wanderer Self Drive

This epic 21-day self drive holiday of New Zealand will give you the chance to take in everything this amazing country has to offer. With your own car to explore, you can enjoy the freedom that comes with it and there is plenty of free time built into the holiday for you to find a corner of New Zealand to yourself.

Having said that, this holiday also has plenty of inclusions too, you'll see the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, Hawkes Bay which is home to fine wines and exceptional food, Cape Reinga where two oceans collide and the Bay of Islands known for its beauty and history. You’ll also enjoy the delights of majestic Mt Cook, cross the alps on the TranzAlpine Train and much more. (FCH)

Truly Individual Self-drive Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 17 nights accommodation along the route
  • 16 days group C car hire with standard insurance & drop fee included
  • TranzAlpine Train, Coastal Pacific Train, Milford Sound Cruise, Queenstown skyline gondola
  • Road map and directions
  • Interislander Ferry

From £3,989 per person

Price based on two people sharing one room. Any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to suit you. Simply enquire below.

Great Places for Self-Drive Holidays

There are so many places to enjoy the great open road on a self-drive holiday. The following destinations are some of our favourites;


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About Us
  • Our Truly Individual holidays are designed around you and allow you to have everything, just the way you like it!

  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, choose the style of travel that suits you.

  • Using our many years of expertise, we'll take care of everything. So you can enjoy your holiday with confidence.

  • All of our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.
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Why book with Travel Routes?

TRULY INDIVIDUAL
  • Our Truly Individual holidays are designed around you and allow you to have everything, just the way you like it!

  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, choose the style of travel that suits you.

  • Leave the hard work to us - we'll organise all of your flights, accommodation, excursions, logistics & the special touches!
SPECIALISTS
  • Our Travel Specialists are genuinely amongst some of the best in the business with many years of travel experience.

  • We'll help you to create your perfect Truly Individual holiday, offering our expertise and guidance at every stage.

  • We’ll take care of everything, which means all you have to do is relax and enjoy a perfect holiday, every time!

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  • You can rest assured that every holiday is 100% financially protected by our membership with ATOL (11104).

  • In addition, we're an assured member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)