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.
Explore craft markets, battlefields and wildlife
reserves on this KwaZulu-Natal...
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 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...
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...
Travelling through both the North and
South Island, this self-drive itinerary
focuses on visiting the highlights of
New Zealand combined with stays at
B&B-style accommodation. These smaller
properties, hosted by knowledgeable
owners, help independent...
This short self-drive itinerary offers
spectacular panoramas and wildlife
experiences, combining the dramatic Blue
Mountains National Park with the pristine
coastal landscapes of Jervis...
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 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...
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 breathtaking southern Austral gravel
road winds through the truly wild and pristine
landscapes of the Aysén region of Chilean Patagonia, passing through steppe and by forests, lakes, glaciers and icefields. This self-drive adventure
starts and ends in...
Sometimes over-looked by nature
enthusiasts, Quebec province in eastern
Canada is home to a range of native
wildlife including whales, moose, beavers
and black bears. This 11-day itinerary
gets you close to the wildlife either on
foot or by canoe, and...
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...
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 the Pacific
coast, passing incredible coastal scenery, lush
rolling hinterland and outstanding...
Discover the southern coast of New Zealand on this short itinerary that travels between Queenstown and Dunedin. Drive along the southern scenic route and experience soaring mountain ranges, rugged coastline and rolling rural pastures. During this leisurely...
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...
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...
This 8-day self-drive itinerary travels to some of Denmark's most attractive gardens as well as its splendid manor houses and castles. Starting in Copenhagen with the renowned Tivoli gardens and travelling via North Sealand and Odense, one of the highlights...
This popular self-drive itinerary is a flexible,
cost-effective way to discover Namibia,
staying in quality 4-star...
Beginning in Perth, this itinerary is the
perfect introduction to the rich diversity of
the south-west, including vineyards, forests
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,...
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
The Vikings have left a deep and significant cultural imprint in Danish history. This self-drive itinerary explores some of the best museums and attractions in Denmark associated with the...
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 sites, with
plenty of opportunity to explore each
Staying in the islands finest two hotels, the landmark Phoenicia hotel in Valletta and the boutique Xara Palace in Mdina, this self drive itinerary offers a flexibility to travel and explore the main island of Malta, whose history predates the fabled pyramid...
Drive through the southern Italian regions
of Puglia and Basilicata, ending in in the
coastal resort of Sorrento in Campania.
View the renowned trulli houses of
Alberobello, visit the rock churches of
Matera and perhaps visit the Roman ruins
Drive the spectacular Great Ocean Road along
a rugged coastline, passing the renowned
Twelve Apostles rock stacks and native
wildlife such as kangaroos and...
Explore some of the highlights of Victoria on
this self-drive itinerary; sample wine in the
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. This
programme includes the motorhome, prebooked
campsites, motorhome insurance and
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. Travelling inland,
experience the wildlife of Damaraland
and Etosha National Park...
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, plush features and style. These
exclusive properties provide easy access
to many of New Zealand’s...
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...
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...
The towns dotted to the north and east of
Madrid contain a host of cultural and historic
attractions. This 8-day self-drive itinerary
travels to some of most important towns
including Salamanca, Segovia and...
Combining some of Spain’s greatest
monuments and staying in Parador hotels, this
9-day self-drive tour delves into the heart of
Spain with visits to Granada, Toledo and...
One of the lesser-known regions of Italy,
Puglia, also known as Apulia, is situated in the
south, or ‘heel’. Exploring a region scattered
with baroque towns, whitewashed trulli huts
with conical roofs, bountiful orchards and
olive groves, this 8-day...
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 8-day self-drive itinerary takes
in many of the scenic and cultural
highlights of the beautiful region of
Quebec. Learn about the history of
several fascinating cities and drive
through incredible mountain...
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...
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...
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
This self-drive stays in first-class hotels and
lodges, all with something special to...
South Africa provides a wealth of
spectacular sights and experiences.
Start with the charm of the Western
Cape, the world-renowned South African
Winelands and the picturesque Garden
Route. Fly to Johannesburg and explore
both old and new aspects of thi...
Spend 4 nights at Sea Five, a chic boutique hotel 300 metres from the
beach in Camps Bay, on a self-drive basis. With only a short drive to the
V&A Waterfront, Hout Bay, Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope
Reserve, this is a great springboard to many...
This popular self-drive private tour
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 th...
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...
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...
Perfect for wine lovers, this itinerary travels
through the lower half of New Zealand’s
North Island, beginning in Hawke’s Bay and
travelling through the Wairarapa region
before finishing in...
Coastal 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 fishing...
Discover what makes Tasmania such a
distinctive Australian destination on this
14-day self-drive itinerary that takes in the
varied and fascinating highlights of...
The tiny country of Slovenia, half the size of Switzerland and with a population of less than Manchester, is easily traversed west to east in a few hours by car. Within the compact confines of this stunningly beautiful country, however, ...
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...
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...
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...
This 13-day self-drive itinerary combines
the scenic highlights of British Columbia
with luxurious hotels and opportunities
to discover the region’s fascinating
culture and diverse...
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 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...
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...
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.