Self Drive Travel & Holiday Packages

A self-drive holiday is the best way to explore a destination exactly the way you like. Simply hop into your car and you’re off!

Experience the freedom of the open road and chart your own course through picturesque landscapes, idyllic towns and captivating destinations with our all-in-one self-drive holiday packages. We have already done the hard work to plan the best routes to take and the best accommodation to stay along the way so all you need to do is drive and take in the culture and beauty of these destinations.

Choose a self-drive holiday and explore destinations at your own pace. Entire Travel Group ensures a well-rounded adventure that offers the thrill of the road and the rich experiences found at each destination.

Guide to Self-Drive Travel & Holiday Packages

Plan your next adventure with you at the helm with our all-in-one self-drive holidays and deals below. For a smooth, safe and memorable self-drive holiday, consider these tips from our experts.

Choosing the Perfect Destination

The destination you pick could make or break your self-drive adventure. There are endless options to choose from, including coastal routes, winding mountain passes and serene countryside. Here are just some of the destinations featured in our packages:

  • Lakeside rides and mountain passes in Canada
  • Italy's coastal regions, such as Sicily and Sardinia
  • Italy's idyllic rural landscapes in Umbria and Emilia Romagna
  • Switzerland's picturesque alpine valleys
  • Catalonia's historic and captivating roads
  • Sunny routes in Samoa

Benefits of Booking Self-Drive Holiday Packages

Self-drive holidays allow you to set your own pace, discover hidden gems and immerse yourself in local culture. Our holiday packages provide convenience, well-planned and well-paced itineraries and a hassle-free experience. Plus, our travel experts will guide you every step of the way, ensuring you are safe and comfortable throughout your trip.

Activities and Excursions

Each destination on your self-drive adventure offers a unique blend of these activities:

  • Visit ancient castles, palaces and historical sites
  • Explore well-preserved mediaeval towns and villages
  • Embark on gastronomic tours and dine at authentic restaurants
  • Enjoy outdoor activities such as biking, kayaking and wildlife safaris
  • Join guided tours that delve into the customs and traditions
  • Set out on iconic scenic routes and mountain passes
  • Stop at viewpoints and observation decks

Tips for Booking the Best Package

Securing the ideal self-drive holiday package with these tips from our experts:

  • Set Clear Preferences: Define your travel interests, including destination choices, activities and accommodation preferences.
  • Plan Ahead: Book your self-drive holiday in advance to ensure availability and better prices.
  • Consider the Timeframe: The duration of your trip matters. Ensure the length of your journey to align with your schedule and interests.
  • Review Inclusions: Carefully assess what is included in your package and make sure the inclusions cater to your needs.
  • Customisation: Check if the package allows for any level of personalisation to tailor your experience.
  • Expert Advice: Consider consulting with our travel experts who possess in-depth knowledge of self-drive holidays.

Packing Essentials

For a smooth self-drive holiday, pack light and versatile clothing, comfortable footwear and essential travel documents. Don't forget navigation tools, a camera and chargers and be prepared with snacks, a first-aid kit, a spare car key and reusable shopping bags. You can also make long drives more comfortable with a travel pillow and blanket. Also, ensure you have appropriate travel insurance and emergency contact information.

FAQs About Self-Drive Journeys

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What is a self-drive tour, and how does it differ from traditional guided tours?

A self-drive tour, as the name suggests, is both a mode of travel and a travel style that allows you to explore a destination at your own pace. While the itinerary is pre-determined for you, it still offers more freedom and flexibility compared to traditional guided group journeys. Guided tours often come with set schedules and prescribed activities. With a self-drive tour, you can customise your itinerary according to your unique interests. Plus, you can stay at a destination for as long as you like for a more immersive experience.

What destinations are popular for self-drive tours, and are there any specific requirements or considerations for driving in those locations?

Almost any destination in the world offers self-drive opportunities, but there are a few that offer the best views, activities and accommodations in one go. Below are some of the destinations featured in our self-drive packages:

Are self-drive tour packages customisable, or do they come as fixed itineraries?

The choice is yours; you can opt for a personalised self-drive holiday package or select a pre-structured itinerary, all tailored to your preferences.

What types of vehicles are typically included in self-drive tour packages, and what is the rental process like?

Self-drive holiday packages typically offer a range of vehicles, from compact cars for solo travellers to SUVs for small groups. The rental process involves selecting a vehicle, providing necessary documentation and receiving orientation and safety tips before setting off on your adventure. The specific process may vary by rental company and destination.

How do I plan and navigate a self-drive tour in an unfamiliar area, and are GPS or navigation tools provided?

To plan and navigate a self-drive tour in an unfamiliar area, begin with thorough research on road networks and attractions. Make use of maps, GPS or navigation tools provided by your tour package. You can also ask for preloaded routes to simplify the journey. It’s also wise to seek advice from locals, and don’t forget to prioritise your safety and have an emergency kit on hand for peace of mind during your adventure.

What are some important safety and emergency considerations when embarking on a self-drive tour, especially in remote or less-travelled regions?

Safety is paramount on a self-drive tour, especially in remote areas. Prior to departure, inspect your vehicle and pack an emergency kit, including communication tools. Stay informed about weather and road conditions, and carry extra supplies. You may also consider travelling with a companion to enhance your safety. Moreover, know the location of nearby medical facilities and emergency services. These steps ensure a safer self-drive tour, even in less-travelled regions.

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