Fly-drive, or self-drive, holidays are a liberating, flexible and cost-effective way to discover a destination at your own pace. Choose from a range of itineraries – from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, via the Garden Route, or meandering in a motorhome around Australia – whatever appeals to you, our team of specialists means your holiday will be carefully planned so you can see the highlights of each country without spending too much time in the car.
In order to ensure that our fly-drive travellers benefit from the highest standards of reliability, service and support, Cox & Kings works with internationally renowned car hire companies, which all offer 24-hour helplines, SOS emergency services and more.
Starting in the capital Copenhagen for 2 nights and then touring a region of Denmark whose history covers over 1000 years, this self-drive private journey visits some of the cultural highlights of Denmark including Hamlet's castle at Kronborg and the rune...
This diverse self-drive adventure travels from
Windhoek via Okonjima, Etosha National
Park and the lesser-known Caprivi Strip,
finishing with the exceptional Victoria...
This self-drive programme focuses on some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Eastern...
This circular self-drive itinerary is a
wonderful way to discover Alaska for
the first-time visitor. Travelling from the
coast to the mountainous interior and
back again, there is plenty of incredible
scenery including national parks,
Experience Alberta’s changing
landscapes on this 12-day self-drive
itinerary. Travel through flat prairies,
rugged badlands and the spectacular
Canadian Rocky Mountains, passing
turquoise lakes, glaciers, ancient forests
and towering mountains en...
Andalucía has attracted visitors for decades with the highlights of the region including Seville, Córdoba and Granada. This 7-day self-drive combines these cities with the stunning Andalucían...
This extensive itinerary is an ideal
introduction to New Zealand for first
time visitors looking to explore the
country at their own pace. Travel the
length of New Zealand to visit the main
sights, with plenty of opportunity to
explore each area furthe...
Take a self-drive tour of the rugged landscapes of the north-west, discovering colourful hills, dramatic gorges, colonial towns, adobe villages and traditional pre-Columbian...
Tour Canada’s scenic Atlantic provinces
of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and
Prince Edward Island. This leisurely
itinerary explores the individual charms
of each region, including opportunities
to explore national parks, search for
wildlife, stroll aroun...
Beginning in Perth, this itinerary is the
perfect introduction to the rich diversity of
the south-west, including vineyards, forests
Drive the spectacular Great Ocean Road along a rugged coastline,
passing the renowned Twelve Apostles rock stacks and native
wildlife such as kangaroos and...
Drive between two of Australia’s most vibrant cities via a
dramatic coastline with a variety of scenery, from hinterland to
lakes, mountains, beaches, national parks, historic towns and
Discover what makes Tasmania such
a distinctive Australian destination on
this self-drive itinerary, exploring the
varied and fascinating highlights of the
island. Beginning in Hobart, visit the
city and coastal islands before driving
north to the...
Travelling through both North and
South Island, this self-drive itinerary
focuses on visiting the highlights of New
Zealand combined with stays at bed
and breakfast-style accommodation.
These smaller properties, hosted by
knowledgeable owners, help...
The region of Basilicata is still relatively untouched by tourists and off ers much for even the most seasoned traveller. Visit the towns of Matera and Bernalda, fi nishing in the picturesque coastal town of Maratea. Along the way stay in luxurious boutique...
Witness the Calgary Stampede - ‘The
Greatest Outdoor show on Earth’. Enjoy
pancake breakfasts on the street,
parades, concerts, barrel racing, bareback
horse riding and bull riding as the whole
town celebrates cowboy culture and
history. After the show...
This tour is the ideal introduction to Alberta for those not wanting
to drive. Travel by shared coach between the popular small resorts
of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper and take to the high country of
This short self-drive itinerary is the perfect introduction to Banff
and Jasper national parks and includes travelling the full length of
the scenic Icefields Parkway...
This popular self-drive explores one of the most beautiful areas of South Africa, staying in hotels selected for their character and personal service. Explore Cape Town and the picturesque Winelands, then see Oudtshoorn and walk some of the Swartberg mountai...
The breathtaking southern Austral gravel
road winds through truly wild and pristine
Patagonian landscapes. This self-drive
adventure starts and ends in Balmaceda and
can be combined with other...
Begin this self-drive tour in Vancouver
and travel east through the provinces
of British Columbia and Alberta
before finishing in Calgary. Drive along
some of the world’s most scenic roads,
from the beaches of the west coast,
beyond crashing waterfalls...
Combine the spectacular autumn
foliage of eastern Canada with visits to
charming towns and cities. Canada is
famed for the vivid colours of the trees
in the autumn, which change from fiery
red to ochre, yellow and maroon. Drive
Discover Iceland with the flexibility of travelling with your own vehicle. Circumnavigate the country on the iconic Route 1, completed in 1974 to mark 1,100 years of settlement, leaving the highway to explore some of the more remote and less travelled parts...
Costa Rica is a nature lover's paradise; its cloud forest and jungle are home to thousands of species of plants, birds, insects and mammals. Its abundance of unspoilt beaches, tropical rainforest, Pacific and Caribbean coastline make it ideal for a family...
Explore the relatively small natural paradise of Costa Rica by road and at your own pace on a self-drive itinerary that combines cloud forest, volcanoes, rainforest and...
Explore the natural beauty of Australia's Pacific
coast, passing incredible coastal scenery, lush
rolling hinterland and outstanding...
This flexible, self-drive itinerary offers an extraordinary diversity of experiences and landscapes within a 4-hour drive of Cape Town. Visit Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, a 'Big Five' reserve including the possibility of spotting white...
According to food critics, Denmark is at the cutting edge of cuisine and boasts the best restaurant in the world with Noma. You will visit the best of what this Danish cooking revolution has to offer coupled with stays in historic hotels, the highlight being...
The towns dotted to the north and east of
Madrid contain a host of cultural and historic
attractions. This self-drive itinerary travels
to some of most important towns including
Salamanca, Toledo, Segovia and...
This self-drive itinerary visits some of the most remarkable cultural attractions on mainland Greece. Begin in Athens and continue to visit the archaeological sites of Epidaurus, Delphi and Olympia before continuing to the Meteora monasteries of Kalambaka,...
This itinerary explores one of Canada's
most dramatic and fascinating provinces,
where passing icebergs drift on ocean
currents and diverse cultures date
back more than 5,000 years. Discover
Canada’s most easterly province, where
you can wander through...
Experience Iceland on a circuit of the island
from the iconic two-lane highway known as
Route 1, completed in 1974 to mark 1,100
years of settlement. This 8-day self-drive
itinerary incorporates the historical heartland
of Iceland - Reykjavik,...
Iceland is nature's playground for both children and adults alike - perfect for outdoor family fun and adventure. What's more, this self-drive itinerary enables you to discover the country at a pace that suits you. Drive though dramatic scenery passing...
Similar to the Colours of Iceland and Iceland Express tours, the Iceland Grand Circle is a circumnavigation around Iceland on the iconic Route 1. This tour offers the complete experience, giving you the flexibility to take your time and relax as you travel...
West and southern Iceland incorporate
a host of natural wonders and stunning
scenery to explore, from the Snaefellsnes
peninsula to the Skaftafell National Park,
part of the largest national park in Europe,
the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, Jokulsarlon...
This short winter self-drive focuses on the
natural highlights in south Iceland including
hot springs, waterfalls, lava fields and black
sandy beaches. In the evenings, don't forget
to search the clear dark skies for sightings of
Picturesque Lake Maggiore, just south of the
Alps, is a relaxing holiday destination with a
temperate climate, pristine mountain views
and splendid villas dotted around the lake.
Lake Como is best known for its historic
villas, amongst the most renowned...
This self-drive perfectly combines a city
break with coastal relaxation. Stay for 3
nights in the capital of Lisbon and then
drive south to the Algarve, where you can
enjoy a round or two of golf at one of the
excellent courses, relax with a spa...
The Atlantic coast of Portugal has some of
the most picturesque scenery on the Iberian
peninsula. Combine the capital, Lisbon, with
the regional town of Coimbra and finish
with a stay in the historic town of...
Staying in the island’s finest two hotels, the
Excelsior Grand Hotel in Valletta and the
boutique Xara Palace in Mdina, this private
journey offers an insight into the main island
of Malta, which has a history that predates
the pyramids in Egypt by more...
Staying in luxurious boutique hotels, drive through the southern
Italian regions of Puglia and Basilicata, ending in the coastal
resort of Sorrento in Amalfi. View the renowned trulli houses of
Alberobello, visit the rock churches of Matera and perhaps...
Explore some of the highlights of Victoria on
this self-drive itinerary: sample wine in Yarra
Valley, spot wildlife on Phillip Island and drive
part of the Great Ocean...
Enjoy the independence and freedom of
this motorhome holiday, discovering
New Zealand’s spectacular scenic highlights
and fascinating history at your own pace.
Includes motorhome, pre-booked campsites,
motorhome insurance and ferry...
This adventurous self-drive trip takes you south from Windhoek in Namibia to Cape Town in South Africa, stopping en route in a diverse range of breathtaking landscapes. Explore the towering red-orange sand dunes of the Namib, the world's oldest desert; visit...
Namibia is one of the world’s last great
wilderness countries. This tour visits the
magnificent sand dunes of the Namib
desert and the German colonial town of
Swakopmund before travelling inland to the
national parks to spot rare and exotic...
Explore the peace and tranquillity of this
largely uninhabited corner of Namibia in your
Traverse New Zealand at your own
pace on this self-drive itinerary,
staying in some of the country’s finest
accommodation, each with their own
charm and plush features. These
exclusive properties provide easy access
to many of New Zealand’s highlights...
This self-drive explores the more secluded
corners of South Island, from the quiet
waters of Doubtful Sound and along scenic
coastal routes to the historic town...
Visit the highlights of North Island at
your own pace on this self-drive itinerary
between Auckland and Wellington.
The tour takes in the pristine Bay of
Islands, the wine-producing regions of
Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa, the capital
city of Wellington...
The dramatic South Island offers a wealth
of superb mountain scenery, glaciers,
fiords and wildlife along its rugged
coastline. This exciting private journey
combines these natural highlights with
the island’s small towns and historic cities.
Self-driving allows for time to enjoy the diverse landscapes and culture of the Limpopo province. The wildlife on this tour is exceptional and includes 3 nights in Botswana's dramatic Mashatu Game...
This diverse self-drive adventure travels through some of the most dramatic scenery in northern Namibia. Wildlife viewing is central to this itinerary, finishing up with an opportunity to see Okonjima's big cats at close...
Begin your 7-day / 6-night fly-drive in the dynamic capital of Norway, Oslo, and wander along the city's most famous street, Karl Johans Gate, known for its shops, bar and cafes including the bustling harbourfront of the city. After staying overnight, head...
Travel the iconic Atlantic Highway that
links the population centres of Molde and
Kristiansund. This dramatic highway zigzags
across low bridges that jut out over the sea
and links together small coastal communities
of the area. The road was chosen as...
Start in the city known as the 'Gateway to the Arctic', Tromso, the starting point for many polar expeditions and the world's northernmost university town, before heading north through a land of dramatic fjords and mountains to the most northerly point in...
Begin your tour in the city known as the 'Gateway to the Arctic', Tromso. The starting point for many polar expeditions, the city is the world's northernmost university town and has a vivid cultural and pub life. This short 5-day / 4-night self-drive...
Begin your 8-day / 7-night fly-drive in the dynamic capital of Norway, Oslo, and wander along the city's most famous street, Karl Johans Gate, known for its shops, bar and cafes, including the bustling harbourfront of the city. After staying overnight, head...
Discover the best of Nova Scotia on
this 13-day itinerary. Walk around small
villages, hike on scenic trails and drive
along some of the best-known routes
in Canada. Visit small galleries, sample
local wine and explore forested areas
Driving in Oman is surprisingly
straightforward, with many new,
often almost empty and wide roads,
comfortable vehicles, and road signs
that are generally in English. The price of
petrol, which has remained unchanged
for many years at around 20...
Combining some of Spain’s greatest monuments and staying in Paradors - converted historic buildings that provide elegant and characterful accommodation - this self-drive delves into the heart of Spain with visits to Granada, Toledo and...
Wine connoisseurs consider Porto and the
Douro valley as one of the premier wine
and port producing regions in the world.
This 7-day tour stays in Portugal’s second
city for 3 nights and then finishes in the
heart of the Douro valley for an additional
This self-drive explores the national parks and cultural attractions of northern Portugal, a region largely untouched by the effects of mass tourism. Along the way stay in historic pousadas, each with their own boutique...
Explore a region scattered with baroque
towns, trulli huts with conical roofs,
bountiful orchards and olive groves. This
self-drive also includes visits to the Unescolisted
sites of Matera and Alberobello, with
the opportunity to relax on long stretches...
Tour the highlights of Quebec, from the
lighthouses and wildlife found along
the coast to the pretty cobbled streets
of Montreal and Quebec City. The tour
includes a cruise in search of whales
along the St Lawrence estuary and the
chance to go hiking i...
This 6-day private journey is the perfect introduction to Denmark. Starting in the former capital of Roskilde and then travelling to the present capital, Copenhagen, this self-drive itinerary allows free time to explore the surrounding region which contains...
Combine the splendours of the Andalucían
cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada with
accommodation in rural settings. Stay in
converted farmhouses, finca’s and manor
houses, each with their own distinctive
This self-drive itinerary starts in Palermo
and visits the Valley of the Temples in
Agrigento, the Roman mosaics at Piazza
Armerina, and the coastal towns of Syracuse
This diverse circular self-drive journey,
starting and finishing in Johannesburg,
takes in a range of highlights within the
Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal provinces
of South Africa.Begin by driving east from Johannesburg to Hazyview, a great base...
Superb infrastructure, a great variety of
accommodation and world class service mean
that South Africa has something to offer the
most discerning traveller. This itinerary stays
in first class hotels and lodges that all have
something special to...
Explore craft markets, battlefields and wildlife
reserves on this KwaZulu-Natal...
This 12-day self-drive is aimed at the
returning visitor to South Africa. Enjoy
stunning walking trails, unique wildlife and
delicious seafood and...
This self-drive programme focuses on some of
the most beautiful landscapes between the
Western and the Eastern...
This self-drive tour combines stunning coastal scenery, remarkable wildlife and a varied selection of thrilling outdoor activities, making it ideal for all age groups. Start in Cape Town, dominated by Table Mountain, and tour the stunning Cape Winelands....
Take a self-drive through spectacular coastal
scenery, discover local history and go on...
Begin your 7-day / 6-night fly-drive in the dynamic capital of Norway, Oslo, and wander along the city's most famous street, Karl Johans Gate, known for its shops, bar and cafes, including the bustling harbourfront of the city. After staying overnight, head...
Experience the contrasting coastline of
southern Queensland on this short itinerary,
incorporating the buzz of city life, rainforest
adventures and relaxation on the...
This itinerary visits the spa region to the east
of Ljubljana before heading to the vineyards
of the Goriska Brda region, known as the
Slovenian Tuscany. From the hills of Brda
head to Venetian Piran and the Unescorecognised
Škocjan caves before...
The islands of Sealand, Funen and Aeroe are easily combinable with this 7-day self-drive itinerary. Starting with the capital Copenhagen, travel via the magnificent suspension bridge of Storebaelt to Funen and Denmark's second city of Odense and then by ferr...
Starting in the picturesque city of Genoa,
this 8-day self-drive tour travels through
the Italian Riveria visiting the towns of
Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure, the
picturesque villages of Le Cinque Terre and
the cosmopolitan town of Portofino. Finish...
Regarded by wine connoisseurs as one of
the principal regions in the world for wine
production, this 5-day self-drive itinerary
combines visits to some of the finest wineries
with stays in characterful...
This self-drive takes in the best of
Ontario, a spectacular province and
home to Canada’s capital, Ottawa, the
cosmopolitan city of Toronto, thundering
Niagara Falls and parks that are full of
dense forests and sparkling...
The towns of Florence, Lucca and Pisa,
which together formed the cradle of
the Renaissance movement that swept
through Europe between the 14th and 17th
centuries, are home to distinct architectural
styles and historic...
Staying in some of Tuscany’s most luxurious hotels, this 8-day self-drive itinerary visits the Renaissance city of Florence before travelling into the heart of the picturesque Tuscan...
The region of Umbria has picture-perfect verdant landscapes and a wealth of early Renaissance attractions. Stay in a luxury hotel in Perugia, one of Italy’s best-preserved hilltop towns, for the full 5 nights and explore the nearby cities of Assisi, Arezzo...
Take in the scenic highlights of Alberta
and British Columbia on this self-drive
private journey. Start in the vibrant
cities of Victoria and Vancouver before
heading up the Pacific Coast for an
unforgettable ferry cruise through the
The west of Sicily contains a host of
attractions, including the Valley of the
Temples, the Temples of Selinunte and
Segesta, and the renowned Norman cathedral
at Monreale. This 5-day self-drive tour is the
perfect introduction to...
Discover British Columbia’s scenery
and wildlife on this 9-day self-drive
itinerary. This tour travels to areas that
are home to both grizzly and black bears,
whales and other marine wildlife, with
included excursions to see them in their
Combine the highlights of the Yukon
and Alaska on this self-drive itinerary.
Discover the region’s gold rush history
and learn to pan for gold, join a
60-minute scenic flight over Kluane
glacier, marvel at dramatic panoramic
landscapes, keep an eye out...
Combine the major cities of eastern Canada with a stay in
Canada's oldest provincial park. Visit the thundering Niagara
Falls, explore diverse habitats for wildlife and plants, sample the
delicacies of local producers and admire centuries-old...
Combine the highlights of western Canada with soft adventure
activities on this 9-day tour through British Columbia and Alberta.
Explore the picturesque city of Vancouver, stay on a ranch and
discover the beauty of the Rocky...
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.