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For the independent-minded traveller who likes to make up their own mind as to the itinerary they or 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 in Namibia.

Europe too is a perfect area for self-drive. Your problem is to choose what 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 the vast distances in Australia, you should consider flying between some destinations.

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


 

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Self-Drives

  • 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$ 2,113
    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:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Croatia See Trip Details
  • Explore Northern Portugal Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: On this 8-day self-drive program, discover the diversity of the north and centre of Portugal, from urban cities to mountains and green vineyards, from the land of Vinho verde and Port wine to the contrasting sea, historic monasteries, and academic universities. Stay in first class accommodations including a 7-day car rental with insurance.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,168
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Portugal 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$ 1,594
    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$ 1,337
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Spain 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
  • 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
  • Best of Both Islands Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: An excellent way to acquaint yourself with both islands, this self-drive program brings you to must-see destinations throughout New Zealand including Rotorua and the rugged Glacier region while also setting aside ample free time to simply unwind.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,579
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Romantic Germany Self-Drive: Heidelberg, Innsbruck, Black Forest & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: This one week Germany self drive tour takes you through the country’s most picturesque regions and cities, including Heidelberg, the Black Forest, the mountains and castles of Bavaria, and lively Munich.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,926
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Germany 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$ 1,619
    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
  • 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$ 1,480
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • Sicilian Adventure Self-Drive: Palermo, Agrigento and Catania

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: On this program, you will discover the largest Mediterranean island, Sicily. Stay in first class accommodations and travel at your own pace with an 8-day car rental as you discover important sites like Valley of the Temples, Mount Etna and more, all while enjoying the unique and authentic culture of Sicily.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,372
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Italy See Trip Details
  • Way of St. James Self-Drive: Bilbao, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Discover the delights of northern Spain on a unique self-drive program. Start in Madrid, then discover the cities of Toledo, Burgos, San Sebastian, Segovia and more. See charming medieval cities, attractive beaches and stunning mountain scenery. Spend time in Santiago de Compostela, the final destination on the Way of St. James pilgrimage route, before heading back to Madrid.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,410
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Spain See Trip Details
  • The Scenes and Scenery of Ireland's Movies Self-Drive

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Game of Thrones fans will find this Ireland tour especially thrilling as it takes in locations and sights featured in the show. For others, it’s a tour of Ireland at its most photogenic.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,629
    Trip Type:
    Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Wild Atlantic Way Self-Drive: Dublin, Donegal, Galway & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Set out from Dublin on this self-drive adventure that takes you to the wilder side of the Emerald Isle. Enjoy the splendid outdoors in Donegal, wander the Cliffs of Moher, and stop in at a wide variety of delightful villages across the country as you explore the one and only Wild Atlantic Way.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,249
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Winter Wonders & Delicious Detours Self-Drive: Gullfoss, Jokulsarlon, Snaefellsnes & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: The mesmerizing beauty of winter in Iceland is something best experienced at your own pace. With inspiring, breath-taking landscapes throughout the (well connected and maintained) southern corridors, set off in a rental vehicle to explore a few incredible sights including Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, Skaftafell waterfall, the black sand beaches of Vik and post-card perfect Snaefellsnes National Park.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,201
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    Iceland See Trip Details
  • Tuscan Adventure Self-Drive: Florence, Lucca, Siena and Montepulciano

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Discover Tuscany on this 10-day self-drive program. Stay in first-class accommodations and travel at your own pace. Discover the region’s beautiful medieval old towns and verdant rolling hills, exploring Florence, Lucca, Siena, and Montepulciano along the way.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,800
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Italy See Trip Details
  • Patagonia Self-Drive: Puerto Madryn, Lago Posadas & El Calafate

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Explore the wilds of Argentine Patagonia on this convenient self-drive from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate, which lets you travel at your own pace as you aim to spot whales off the coast, trek across the trails near Perito Moreno Glacier, and admire the barren landscape and towering rocks of the far south.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,173
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Argentina See Trip Details
  • Eastern Express

    DELUXE | SELF-DRIVE: Embark on a journey visiting the urban centers and the rural splendor of Ontario and Quebec. Start with cosmopolitan Toronto and Canada’s capital Ottawa. Venture into Quebec along the St. Lawrence River to fascinating Quebec City. Turn inland to the Saguenay region and the rolling hills and dense forests of Mauricie, Trois Rivières and, finally, vibrant Montreal, the second-largest French-speaking city in the world. Returning to Ontario, visit historic Kingston and its tranquil Thousand Islands.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,648
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Grand Norway Self-Drive: Bergen, Geiranger, Alesund & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Wind your way past stunning fjords, central highlands and picture-perfect towns like Bergen and Trondheim while driving to Norway’s top destinations. Encounter waterfalls, glaciers, UNESCO World Heritage sites, hair-raising mountain roads and dramatic coastlines all in one road trip.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Norway See Trip Details
  • Postcards Of California

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: What can you say about driving Highway One from San Francisco to Los Angeles, except that you absolutely must do it at least once. Driving south, with the Pacific at your right, the views opening ahead of you are breathtaking. The stretch between Carmel and San Simeone is delightfully rugged and dramatic, but is soon followed by whimsical tiny beach enclaves, worth a quick stop. 17-Mile Drive, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Malibu add their iconic names to a truly exquisite trip.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,427
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Coasts and Mountains of the South

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: The American South is rich in mesmerizing scenery, history and graceful, often enthralling, architecture. The Great Smoky Mountains rising along the border of Tennessee and North Carolina are simply stunning and the beaches between Charleston and Savannah are delightful. Both cities also offer dazzling samples of antebellum architecture and plenty of history to go with it. Atlanta and Charlotte add the bigger city glamour, but Asheville might be the surprise of the trip.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,232
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
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