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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.
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, pass through spectacular
scenery, spot remarkable wildlife and
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 opportunities
to explore each area...
Tour Canada’s scenic Atlantic provinces
of Nova Scotia and
Prince Edward Island. This leisurely
itinerary explores the individual charms
of each region, including opportunities
to explore national parks, search for
wildlife, stroll around coastal towns...
Make the most of southern Australia’s varying landscapes and spectacular scenery on this 19-day self-drive itinerary packed with excursions for the outdoor enthusiast. This tour incorporates plenty of opportunities for walks through scenic national parks and...
The region of Basilicata is still relatively untouched by tourists and offers much for even the most seasoned traveller. Visit the towns of Matera and Bernalda, finishing in the picturesque coastal town of Maratea. Along the way stay in luxurious boutique...
This twin-centre fly-drive explores the borghi, vineyards and cites of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. Visit some of the region's most historic borgos - traditional hilltop towns - as well as the larger cities of Padua, Vicenza and Trieste. Along the way,...
This popular self-drive route ticks off
many of the ‘must do’ features of South
Africa in one well-paced and beautifully
scenic itinerary. Begin with some time
in Cape Town, learning about the city’s
history and seeing its impressive sights.
This package excludes international flights.
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
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
Combine the spectacular autumn
foliage of eastern Canada with visits to
charming towns and cities. Canada is
famed for the vivid colours of its trees
in the autumn, which change from fiery
red to ochre, yellow and maroon. Drive
Full of natural wonders, Costa Rica is an ideal destination for families to enjoy plenty of outdoor adventures. Explore the country at your own pace on a self-drive itinerary, travelling along scenic routes on safe and relatively quiet roads. One of the most...
Discover the variety of food and world-class wines Australia has to offer on this two-week self-drive tour. The country’s multicultural society has led to a fusion of different cuisines, resulting in a wide range of dining experiences, from gourmet...
Explore the natural beauty of the Pacific coast, passing incredible coastal scenery, lush rolling hinterland and outstanding national...
Combine the major cities of eastern
Canada with a stay in Canada's oldest
provincial park on this self-drive tour.
Visit the thundering Niagara Falls,
explore diverse habitats for wildlife and
plants, sample the delicacies of local
producers and admire...
This flexible self-drive itinerary offers
a perfect introduction to South Africa’s
Western Cape. With stays in the vibrant
city of Cape Town, the scenic Winelands
around Franschhoek, the whale
watching hub of Hermanus and the ‘Big
Five’ wildlife reserv...
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 popular self-drive itinerary is a
flexible, cost-effective way to discover
the best that Namibia has to offer. Visit
the giant red sand dunes of Sossusvlei,
the adventure town of Swakopmund
and impressive granite landscapes in
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
Beginning in Perth, this itinerary is the
perfect introduction to the rich diversity of
the south-west, including vineyards, forests
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...
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...
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 treatment o...
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 ‘alternative’ self-drive itinerary
takes in some of the less visited, but
equally impressive regions of South
Africa, with a large slice of historic
significance providing added interest.
Begin by exploring the magnificent
mountain scenery and...
This stimulating 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
sand dunes of the Namib desert; visit
the ghost town of...
Namibia is a wild country untouched by mass tourism yet offering a wide variety of activities and plenty of small guesthouses and lodges that cater for families. This self-drive tour visits the spectacular landscapes of the Namib desert and Damaraland as wel...
Explore the peace and tranquillity of this largely uninhabited corner of Namibia in your own car. The ever-changing vistas of the Kalahari, Fish River Canyon and Naukluft National Park show a magnificent variety of colours and textures. Two nights at Aus...
Tour New Zealand’s world-class wine
regions, visit farmers’ markets selling
a range of local produce, and discover
artisan food producers and outstanding
eateries. Work it all off on scenic cycle
rides, walks through rainforests and
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...
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...
Hotel Inari is located in the beautiful Finnish wilderness on the shores of Lake Inari, offering luxury accommodation with breathtaking views and an ideal location for aurora viewing, dog sledging and...
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...
This distinctive self-drive tour is perfect
for those looking to escape the crowds
and journey the road less travelled.
Created with second- or third-time
visitors to the country in mind, you
will drive to some of South Africa’s
hidden gems and wild...
Discover the best of Nova Scotia by car,
allowing you to experience the culture
and natural wonders of this fascinating
region at your own pace. Explore coastal
villages, hike on scenic trails and drive
along some of the best-known routes...
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...
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...
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 stays in first-class hotels and lodges, all with something special to...
This self-drive tour with a difference takes
you to the lesser explored north-eastern
region of South Africa. While Kruger
National Park is the country’s most wellknown
safari destination, there are many
other national parks, concessions and
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 tour combines family
friendly accommodation, stunning
coastal scenery, remarkable wildlife and
a varied selection of thrilling outdoor
activities. Start in Cape Town and tour
the stunning Cape Winelands. Drive
east along the Garden Rout...
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. The tour...
Experience the contrasting coastline
of southern Queensland on this short
itinerary, incorporating the buzz of city life,
rainforest adventures and relaxation on...
This self-drive itinerary combines a
cosmopolitan city break in Sydney with its
spectacular surrounding natural scenery,
including the world-class wine region of
Hunter Valley, the ancient forests of the
Blue Mountains and coastal scenery of
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...
Travel through the beautiful landscapes of northern Spain visiting medieval castles and exploring some of the country's most prestigious wine regions. Spend time in the historic cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian, the wine capital of Rioja and the...
This self-drive takes in the best of Ontario,
a spectacular province encompassing
Canada's capital, Ottawa, the
cosmopolitan city of Toronto, thundering
Niagara Falls and parks that are full of
dense forests and sparkling...
Staying in some of Tuscany’s most
luxurious hotels, this self-drive itinerary
visits the Renaissance city of Florence
before travelling into the heart of the
picturesque Tuscan countryside. Explore
the beautiful hilltop towns of San
Gimignano with its...
Discover the breathtaking scenery
of Western Canada on this self-drive
itinerary that combines the best sights
of Alberta and British Columbia. Sample
the wine of the Okanagan region, view
the turquoise waters of Lake Louise,
discover the awe-inspiring...
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
This relaxing, single-centre self-drive tour explores the idyllic vineyard landscapes of Piedmont in northern Italy. Discover fascinating medieval towns, known as borghi, and enjoy wine, truffle and chocolate tastings. Visit historic castles and palaces, and...
Porto and the Douro valley are
considered to be one of the premier
wine and port producing regions in
the world. This week-long tour stays in
Portugal’s second city for 3 nights and
then finishes in the heart of the Douro
valley for an additional 3...
Combine the highlights of Western
Canada with soft adventure activities
on this 14-day self-drive tour through
British Columbia and Alberta. Explore
the picturesque city of Vancouver,
stay on a ranch and discover the aweinspiring
beauty of the Rocky...
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 natural
habitats. Stay in the pristine wilderness
of Knight Inlet fjord and spend time
Drive through British Columbia’s interior
to discover the changing scenery and
rich fertile land that the south of the
province has to offer. Visit Canada’s
second largest wine producing area,
spending time in the Okanagan region
and sampling the wine...
Combine the scenic and cultural
highlights of the Yukon and Alaska
on this self-drive itinerary. Marvel at
breathtaking landscapes, keep an eye
out for local wildlife and learn about the
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.