Yes and no. Travel at your own pace and have control over your itinerary with our Self Drive trips.
For our week-long Self Drive trips, you will take part in a minimum of 3 guided activities led by a hiking guide, local farmer, archeologist, boatman, forager, cycling guide or other local expert every second day. On the other days, you’ll have the flexibility to take advantage of our recommended stops and activities, choose to relax at your accommodation, hand-picked by our expert travel designers, or a bit of both.
As for our short break Self Drive trips, you will take part in at least one guided activity during your trip. For the rest of trip, you will be self guided with the flexibility to travel at you own pace and visit the recommended stops, hikes and experiences according to your preferences.
On our Self Drive trips, we will provide you with an expertly designed itinerary. Our Self Drive itineraries currently fall into 2 categories: Short Breaks or Escapes, and week-long trips.
Short breaks are 4 day/3 night trips exploring one region in depth. These trips are self guided but typically include a minimum of 1 guided experience throughout the trip.
Week-long trips are 7 day/6 night trips exploring 2 or more regions in depth. These trips are self guided but typically include a minimum of 3 guided experiences throughout the trip.
Both trip types include:
- Classic standard of accommodation, hand-chosen by our travel design team
- Best driving routes, maps and guidebook
- Recommended stops with suggestions for local hangouts
- Experiences in off-the-beaten-track beaches and trails catered to your ability level
- Meals: Breakfast included daily and we provide recommendations for restaurants in your area
Accommodation: Deluxe standard accommodation upgrades are an option on most Self Drive trips – chat with our sales team to learn more.
Car hire/rental: Car Hire is not included in the price, however, this is an additional service we can provide for those who request it.
Optional Activities: All Self Drive trips include optional activity upgrades such as guided walks, interactive workshops, meeting local experts and more. See each dossier for specifics.
Self drive trips do not include flights, car rental or lunch/dinner.