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Self-drive holiday

Discover Europe with your own car

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How to plan a self-drive holiday in 2022

Pick your destination and hop in!

Not keen on travelling by plane? A self-drive holiday is a great alternative. Did you know that I also offer great spots if you're traveling by car? Some of my European locations are quite easily reached by road trip. Destinations such as Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and even Malta, are ideal for a road trip. For 2022, I have many European locations that are just perfect for you. Where will you be driving to? 

Travelling by car together 

One of the biggest advantages of a car trip is that you're the boss. You can decide what to take with you - forget baggage rules! What's more you make your own schedule. All in the comfort of your own car. Create a playlist for the road and enjoy the views as you travel towards your unique holiday spot away from the crowds.

Road tripping with kids 

Remember when you were a child? Having fun with your siblings in the back seat, playing games, singing songs? After arriving at your destination, fast asleep, your parents would life you straight into your holiday bed, leaving you to wake up in a whole new place! I remember it like it was yesterday. I think this is where my love for travelling began!  

The car has been a favourite mode of transport for many Brits for years, especially when travelling with children. Preparation is key – even more so when you're driving with your family. For many the holiday fun starts with packing: which summer outfits will everyone bring, and how many swimsuits can you fit in? And then, it's just a matter of loading your car... 

What are the benefits of a self-drive? 

  • The freedom to go wherever and whenever you want 
  • No queuing or waiting for fellow travellers or transfers 
  • Determining your own route and travel time 
  • Exploring your destination from the comfort of your own car

Discover self-drive holidays in Europe

Travel by car to sunny spots

What can you expect when you book a self-drive holiday with me? A special trip that's just a little different. I love guiding you to undiscovered spots in Europe, away from the masses. And all at your own pace. You will stay at one of my favourite small-scale locations, such as a hotel, apartment or holiday villa. Whether you're travelling as a couple or with your whole family, with one of my self-drive holidays, the excitement starts as soon as you hit the road! 

The best destinations can you pick for a self-drive holiday from the UK 

Italy: rolling hills and endless vineyards. There are many beauty spots to take a break and enjoy the views along the way.

France: the stunning French countryside, enjoy a croissant and a coffee en-route.  

Malta: island hopping and charming farmhouse stays. While it's a little further, the drive itself is part of the adventure!

Portugal: beautiful villages and gorgeous green hills, Stop for a delicious seafood lunch along the way.  

Spain: sun, sea and siestas. Enjoy a leisurely lunch after your long drive, followed by your first siesta! 

Adventures await! Once you're at your destination, you have all the freedom to explore to your heart's content. Enjoy a day at the beach, visit a historical site or trek into the mountains. And if you choose to do a tour by car, you can visit many of my favourite holiday spots. It's all just a short drive away.

My tips for a fun self-drive 

  • Make sure you're well-rested before setting off
  • Take regular breaks to clear your mind and stretch your legs 
  • Pack plenty of food and drinks 
  • Bring games to keep the kids (and adults!) entertained 
  • Don't forget to savour the amazing views you will see along the way 

If you book a car holiday, you can travel to your destination with your own transport.

If you book a flight holiday with me, it always includes accommodation and rental car!