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


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  • Road sign in New Zealand
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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

  • 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:
    AU$ 2,517
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Italy 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:
    AU$ 1
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Italy 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:
    AU$ 2,283
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Spain 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:
    AU$ 2,730
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Spain 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:
    AU$ 1,162
    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 the wonders of Iceland on your own, stop as you please and for as long as your 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 space of just a few days.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,113
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Iceland 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:
    AU$ 2,889
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Self-Drives
    Iceland 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:
    AU$ 1,504
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    Iceland 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 From:
    AU$ 2,504
    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$ 1,402
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Iceland See Trip Details
  • Explore Northern Portugal with Air

    On this 9-Day air inclusive self drive program, discover the diversity of the north and center of Portugal. From urban cities, mountains and green vineyards, land of Vinho verde and Port wine, to the contrasting sea, historic monasteries and academic universities.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ On Request
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    Portugal See Trip Details
  • Classic Ireland Self Drive: Dublin to Dublin

    Spend a week discovering Ireland on a leisurely self-drive itinerary which mainly covers the beautiful and rugged west coast of the country including Galway, Connemara, Killarney, The Ring of Kerry and The Dingle. Also spend a little time in Dublin.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 477
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Highlands and Whisky Trail 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:
    AU$ 1,394
    Trip Type:
    Go as you Please, Self-Drives
    Scotland See Trip Details
  • Pacific Coast Explorer Self Drive: 14 Days from Sydney

    Explore Australia’s Pacific Coast by embarking on a self-drive holiday. Begin in Sydney then discover sights like Hunter Valley, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast before arriving in Cairns.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,999
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Lord of the Rings Self Drive

    Uncover the true Middle Earth and experience the magic of breathtaking scenery and majestic vistas while taking in the sites where the epic “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was filmed.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,919
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Alice Springs to Darwin 4WD Self Drive

    Self-drives offer an easy way to enjoy Australia’s sights at your own pace. Spend some time in historic Tennant Creek before going to Katherine and Kakadu National Park, ending in Darwin.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,129
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Nature Lovers Self Drive

    A self-drive tour is a unique way to uncover New Zealand’s natural beauty. Beginning and ending in Auckland, see sights like Coromandel Peninsula, Whakatane, Napier, and Rotorua on route.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,769
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Self-Drives
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Grand Norway Self Drive: Oslo to Oslo

    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
  • Adelaide to Alice Springs 4WD Self Drive

    Driving from Adelaide to Alice Springs provides a chance to see some of Australia’s most unique sights. Visit Wilpena Pound, Parachilna and Coober Pedy before arriving at iconic Ayers Rock.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,579
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Adelaide to Darwin 4WD Self Drive

    Drive from the bottom of Australia to the top, encounter unique sights at every turn. Visit national parks and icons and simply enjoy the drive with Australia’s scenery as your backdrop.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,479
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Bay of Islands Self Drive

    Drive north from Auckland to beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy some leisure time and get to know the area before visiting the superb beaches of Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 739
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Best of Both Islands Self Drive

    Get to know Auckland before heading to Rotorua then Queenstown. From Queenstown travel to the Glacier Region and Christchurch truly uncovering the best that both islands have to offer.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,029
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Chocolate & Cheese Switzerland: 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.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 3,109
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Classic Switzerland Self Drive: Zurich to Zurich

    Discover the nature, history, and culture of Switzerland on this weeklong self-drive tour through the country. Heading from the banking centre 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$ 2,022
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Self-Drives
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Classic Wine Trail Self Drive

    Famous for its wines, embark on a self drive through New Zealand’s Classic Wine Trail sampling gourmet food while taking in culture and some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,929
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Self-Drives
    New Zealand See Trip Details
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