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Self Drive Road Trips (Downunder, Southern Africa, Costa Rica, Europe, Malaysia)


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For the independent minded traveller who likes to make up their own mind as to the itinerary they would enjoy and the pace at which they wish to travel, Goway makes it easy to plan a vacation.

Whether it is a self drive car or a Motorhome, we have supplied several suggested itineraries in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, three countries which lend themselves perfectly to this type of arrangement. We also offer self drive in Costa Rica and Europe.

So let Goway, not only arrange the transportation for you but also, where required, accommodation so that when you travel, you don’t have to worry about making overnight arrangements at the last minute. If you are not sure of the itinerary you want, we have already prepared day by day suggested routings to make sure you drive to the places you should be visiting. And naturally all itineraries can be modified according to your needs and requirements.

Sometimes distances are great and it might make sense, if choosing more than one itinerary, to fly between cities to make sure you see what is important. Whether you like a small car or a larger model, Goway has the car for you – manual or automatic, there is a choice.

In Australia, you can rent a car or a Motorhome. We offer suggested itineraries from 4 to 16 days in 7 States so there is plenty of variety.

For New Zealand, again, a car or Motorhome rental is available. You can choose from 11 different itineraries covering both the North and the South Islands. So once again, the choice is unrestricted.

South Africa is a large country but with the 4 itineraries Goway currently offers, you will be able to experience the highlights that are not to be missed. An amazing self-drive also exists for Namibia.

Europe too is a perfect area for self-drive. Your problem is to choose what are you should visit. We have many suggestions for you to consider.

So let us do the pre planning and then hand over the keys for an unforgettable vacation!

All Downunder clients receive Goway's Co-Pilot Kit of goodies (maps, directions, discounts).

You will probably require accommodation before and after your self-drive vacation. We will be happy to book this for you.

Because of vast distances in Australia you should consider flying between some destinations.

Special airpasses, available through GowayAir could be of interest to you.


 

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Self-Drives

  • Chocolates & Cheese Swiss Self-Drive: Interlaken & Zurich

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Sample the visual and culinary delights of the Alps on this delicious Switzerland tour. Arrive in Zurich, then explore the charming cities of Bern and Lucerne, and spend most of your time at picturesque Interlaken, in the heart of the Alps all while travelling at your own pace.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,782
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Southern France Self-drive: Bordeaux, Lourdes, Carcassonne & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Get off the beaten track with a 10-day self-drive program through Southern France. See the world-renowned wine city of Bordeaux. Continue to the famous pilgrimage town of Lourdes. Then, in Carcassonne, discover a stunning medieval walled city before ending your program in Montpellier, the medieval city known for its lively atmosphere and proximity to the Mediterranean sea.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,240
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    France See Trip Details
  • Fascinating Eastern Germany Self-Drive: Berlin, Dresden, Weimar & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Explore eastern Germany at your own pace and following your own route on this encompassing self-drive vacation. Bask in the architecture of beautiful Dresden, visit Moritzburg Castle, and stay in historic Weimar.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,029
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Highlands and Whisky Trail Self-Drive

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Explore the glorious Scottish Highlands at your own pace. Along the way, discover the beauty of Old Aberdeen, Inverness, and Edinburgh, stop at the distiller's of your choice and visit Loch Ness. While you are unlikely to spot Nessie, you are likely to fall in love with wonderful Scotland.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,109
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    Scotland See Trip Details
  • Captivating Cotswolds Self-Drive: Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon & Bath

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: On this 6-day self-drive across the charming English countryside, visit Oxford University, see the birthplace of the Bard in Stratford-upon-Avon, and discover the historic city of Bath. Along the way, pass through quaint pastoral towns, visit castles, and admire postcard perfect parks.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 858
    Trip Type:
    Go as you Please, Self-Drives
    England See Trip Details
  • Iceland Golden Circle Self-Drive: Hveragerdi, Vik, Reykjavik & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: A wonderful way to leisurely enjoy Iceland on your own, stop as you please and for as long as you wish to take in the extraordinary beauty of Iceland's incredible Golden Circle. Volcanoes, glaciers, lava fields, hot springs, gushing waterfalls and more are all yours to discover and in the span of just a few days.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 944
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Iceland See Trip Details
  • E- Grand Tour of Switzerland in a Tesla Model 3

    DELUXE | SELF-DRIVE: Starting and ending in Zurich, you're invited to explore medieval old towns, summit mountains, cruise across picturesque alpine lakes, and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Swiss countryside as you weave your way along winding roads in a Tesla Model 3.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,063
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Arctic Iceland Self-Drive: Jokulsarlon, the Eastfjords, Lake Myvatn & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Set off on a true adventure and drive Iceland's incredible Ring Road on this 11-day tour. This independent itinerary lets you move at your own pace and stop off at fabulous sites along the way, including the Golden Circle, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Lake Myvatn, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and countless others. For intrepid globetrotters looking to explore the Land of Fire & Ice in-depth, this is the perfect trip for you.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,722
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Self-Drives
    Iceland See Trip Details
  • Outlander Experience Self-Drive: Edinburgh, Inverness, Fort William & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Diana Galbaldon's iconic 'Outlander' series, now the subject of a TV series, features a number of fantastic landmarks in Scotland. On this 8-day self-drive adventure, travel at your own pace to discover the real places that inspired Galbaldon while following in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie, and through the heart of Scotland.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 990
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Scotland See Trip Details
  • Classic Ireland Self-Drive: Dublin, Galway, Kerry & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: On this eight day adventure, discover Ireland at your own pace by way of a leisurely self-drive program that will take you through the beautiful and rugged west coast of the country, including Galway, Connemara, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. With plenty of time in Dublin, it is an excellent way to acquaint yourself with the Emerald Isle.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,179
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Iceland Complete Self-Drive: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Hofn & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: This self-drive favorite explores Iceland’s rich natural treasures, including national parks, beautiful waterfalls, striking glaciers, magnificent volcanoes and hot springs. With time in the funky capital city of Reykjavik and to visit mighty Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Lake Myvatn, and Thingvellir and Vatnajokull National Parks, it is the perfect option for globetrotters looking to discover Iceland in depth.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Self-Drives
    Iceland See Trip Details
  • Iceland Express Midnight Sun Self-Drive: Vik, Hofn, Lake Myvatn & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Iceland's Midnight Sun shines from late May to early August, reaching its peak between in the third week of June. On this self-drive adventure, whisk your way around Iceland's Ring Road as a spectacular range of landscapes reveal themselves. Though available from early May until September 30, annually, this self-drive adventure is best enjoyed from late May until early August.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,652
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Iceland See Trip Details
  • A Glimpse of the North Self-Drive: Dublin & Belfast

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Starting and finishing in Dublin, on this self drive tour of the north of the Emerald Isle, you will have time to discover, at your leisure, historic sites, battlefields, Belfast itself, the Giant’s Causeway and above all, the beauty of the Irish countryside.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 789
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Classic Switzerland Self-Drive: Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken & Bern

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Discover the nature, history, and culture of Switzerland on this weeklong self-drive tour through the country. Heading from the banking center of Zurich to tranquil Interlaken to the capital Bern, you’ll experience the best that Switzerland has to offer.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,159
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Self-Drives
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Croatia Adventure Self-Drive: Zagreb to Dubrovnik

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: This program offers an easy way to enjoy Croatia’s best sights at your own pace. Spend some time in Zagreb before making your way to Plitvice Lakes and Split. Your journey ends in historic Dubrovnik, where you'll enjoy two full days to explore on your own, or take one of the region's many day trips.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,325
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Croatia See Trip Details
  • Explore Southern Portugal Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: On this 8-day program, discover Portugal and the Algarve. Set your own pace and visit medieval cities, romantic palaces, UNESCO World Heritage sites, picturesque fishing villages, golden beaches and limestone cliffs. Stay in first class accommodations, including a 7-day car rental with insurance.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,156
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Portugal See Trip Details
  • Paradores of Spain Self-drive: Madrid, Valencia, Tortosa & Cardona

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Stay in unique properties situated in spectacular locations on a 8-day self-drive program in Spain. Spanish Paradores are state-run restored Monasteries, Convents, Fortresses, Manor Houses and Castles. Experience high level of services, modern amenities and exceptional gastronomy for a truly amazing adventure!
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,661
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Spanish Adventure Self Drive: Spain, France & Andorra

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Get off the beaten path and discover three countries in 9 days! Starting in Barcelona, enjoy the city at your own pace. Then, drive to Huesca and Jaco, charming medieval cities located close to the French border. In Lourdes, France, visit a famous pilgrimage site before finally heading out to Andorra, located high in the Pyrenees mountains.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,217
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Costa Rica Elements Self-Drive: Arenal & Monteverde

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Costa Rica is one of the most eco-friendly nations on earth. Here, roughly one-third of the country has been declared protected land, and eco-tourism is seen as an avenue to ensure the country remains pristine. Discover the incredible microclimates and jungles of Costa Rica on this weeklong self-drive adventure.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,444
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • North Island Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Drive from Auckland to Wellington discovering the many highlights that the North Island has to offer. Stop in Coromandel Peninsula and Rotorua then visit Lake Taupo and Napier along the way.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • South Island Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Drive full circle from Christchurch and back again seeing the many highlights available on the South Island including the famous Pancake Rocks and Franz Josef, Milford Sound and Dunedin.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,419
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Explore Like A Local: Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: This quintessential New Zealand self-drive vacation begins in Auckland to explore a few of the North Island’s most beautiful regions including the Art Deco city of Napier, and Capital Wellington. Later fly to magnificent Queenstown, gateway to magnificent Milford Sound. Stay in Bed and Breakfast accommodation along the way.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,279
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Lord of the Rings Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Tolkein fans rejoice! On this two week adventure you'll visit Middle Earth to experience the breathtaking, almost magical scenery where the epic “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was filmed. Along the way, explore and discover wonderful New Zealand, always remembering that "not all those who wander are lost".
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,489
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • North and South Island Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: On this multi-week program, discover the top highlights of both islands at your own pace as you drive along winding roads and past postcard-perfect vistas. One of the most visually impressive countries on Earth, you're invited discover New Zealand in-depth.
    Duration:
    18 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,099
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Pacific Coast Explorer Self Drive: Sydney to Cairns

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Explore Australia’s Pacific Coast on this popular self-drive. Travel through the famous wine region of the Hunter Valley, beautiful coastal towns and the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast. Visit Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island and enjoy a farmstay before arriving in Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,899
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
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