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Independent Tours

Independent Tours can be taken at any time to suit you. The perfect way to enjoy a driving holiday or vacation, but without the time, hassle and guesswork of planning it yourself.

We do all the extensive research:

  • Find lovely roads and drive every mile to ensure scenic routes for you to enjoy
  • Handpick delightful and charming hotels for your comfort and visit each to ensure the parking and facilities are suitable
  • Collate information on everything there is to do, see and visit each day
  • Create the route maps

Whether it’s a tour just for you, a group of friends, or a club, we have a suitable driving itinerary.

All you need to do is let us know where and when you wish to travel and we shall do the rest. Contact Us Today.

Our tours include:

  • Detailed, easy-to-follow written route instructions
  • Maps showing each day’s route
  • Hotel details, with parking and other information
  • Restaurant recommendations for coffee stops, lunch and dinner
  • Detailed information on all there is to do, see and visit each day
  • A little bit of history of the area, and may include some little anecdotes or stories about the places you are passing through

Essentially everything you need to make the most of your precious time and allow you to get on with enjoying your trip.

Our comprehensive tour guide will provide all the information you need in just one place, and not be cluttered with various guide books, leaflets and maps. Here’s a sample tour book to whet your appetite.

“The trip was wonderful and it was nice to have everything planned and booked in advance. The routes were fantastic and the guide notes superb. Thanks for a brilliant tour guide – so much more detail and information than others.” S.W., Devon

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The largest island off the English coast is a delightful place, half of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The coastline include chalk & sandstone cliffs, sandy beaches, while inland are ancient forests, farmland, downs & river valleys.

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Discover a region of contrasting natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, springs and caverns in the Peak District National Park. The area is known …

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Spend a few days discovering ancient villages, remote fens and fields touring East Anglia and the lovely counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. Visit the …

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The distant past is perhaps more tangible in Hampshire and Wiltshire than in any other part of England. Predominantly rural, these counties overlap substantially …

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Explore the beautiful Northumbria region in north-east England – Northumberland, parts of County Durham, and a brief foray into Scotland, for 8 days. It’s …

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A two-day tour winding through the pretty and scenic roads of the Cotswolds in the delightful spring weather. This route includes small country towns, chocolate box villages and typically English countryside.

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New England is well-known as a quintessentially American region, rich in history, culture & natural beauty. It’s particularly known for its brilliant autumns (fall) colours.

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The county of Kent is known as the Garden of England, with orchards, vineyards and fields with hops but also many other attractions, imposing …

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Based at the beautiful Ston Easton Park, just to the south of Bath, this tour will explore the lovely county of Somerset, with brief forays into Wiltshire and Dorset.

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This ‘Journey of a Lifetime’ tour starts, and finishes in Cape Town, and visits the winelands, Garden Route, Addo Elephant Park. Enjoy whale watching & safari drives.

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Enjoy a wonderful tour to France, to the beautiful Dordogne region, exploring the fabulous gorges and valleys that make this area such a favourite. …

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Cumbria and the Lake District have some of the finest expanses of British countryside and this region has spellbound the adventurous traveller since the …

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This two week tour of the Alps and mountain regions of France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland takes you on an amazing journey through historical, cultural and scenic delights.

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Discover the beauty of this famed part of Italy – a region that doesn’t disappoint. Tuscany & Umbria have so much to offer and …

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A two day tour winding through the pretty and scenic roads of the Cotswolds. This route includes small country towns, chocolate box villages and typically English countryside.

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Stay in a beautiful 5-star luxury country house hotel on the edge of Snowdonia as your base to explore North Wales for three days …

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A wonderful two week tour of the Norwegian fjords and mountains. Enjoy an amazing journey through historical, cultural and scenic delights. Discover one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

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Visit Yorkshire with its ancient towns and cities, moorland and dales. This tour takes in the best of this stunning region of England. Enjoy …

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Enjoy a week in Italy, driving around the beautiful Lake Garda and into the Otztaler Alps to climb the famed Stelvio Pass, voted the best driving road in the world by BBC’s Top Gear.

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Discover the delights of northern Spain & Portugal. From Santander head south to the enchanting city of Salamanca, before crossing into Portugal over the Sierra da Estrela Mountains. Drive along the Duoro Valley to Porto, then back through Spain & the Picos de Europa Mountains.

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This fabulous tour of Ireland includes the most scenic and interesting parts of this truly beautiful island. Stay in some of Ireland’s most charming …

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Spend a lovely couple of days in the delightful county of Hampshire to experience and enjoy some glorious driving, whilst touring the beautiful and …

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This grand tour of western Switzerland leads you on a tour of discovery through this fascinating country, one of Europe’s most beautiful. An outstanding route takes you through some of the country’s most beautiful regions, with spectacular views from amazing mountain passes and scenic routes. A magnificent holiday and driving experience – and a concentration of all things Swiss.

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The Italian Lakes conjure a dreamy image of romance and beauty, amongst the bucolic landscapes. All around mountains tumble steeply into ribbons of blue, …

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This tour of the Baltic States takes you on an amazing journey through, historical, cultural and scenic delights, visiting the beautiful capital cities of …

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Spend a delightful 12 days discovering the truly stunning Scottish Highlands & some of the Western Isles. Nowhere else in Britain can match the Scottish Highlands & Islands for sheer splendour and dramatic landscape.

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Dorset has one of the best known coastlines in England. Extending eastwards from Lyme Regis the coast has numerous sandy beaches. Poole Harbour is home to …

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Discover the delights of northern Spain and the beautiful Pyrenees Mountains, where there is little traffic, superb scenery, wonderful roads and therefore excellent driving…

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Two week driving holiday of Croatia (and a little bit of Slovenia), discovering the Istrian Peninsula, Zadar, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, the Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb.

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The dramatic landscape of the Welsh Borders encompasses the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Cambrian Mountains, and is of sweeping views and of …

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Enjoy the lovely region of Normandy in north-west France. Two days will be spent discovering some of the beautiful and little-known gardens of Normandy, …

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Just off the coast of France, the Channel Islands of Jersey & Guernsey have exquisite coastlines, shaded lanes and old-world charm. Not quite Britain …

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Set in the western Mediterranean sea and settled for more than 3,000 years, Mallorca/Majorca, Spain’s largest island, boasts a rich history and diverse ecology. …