Self Drive Holidays
Motoring holidays offer the freedom of the open road, with the security of knowing your accommodation has been pre-booked and paid for. We at Coop Travel offer a wide choice of self drive and fly drive holidays, both in the UK, Europe and further afield.
Many of us book driving holidays without even realising it – family camping trips invariably mean towing a trailer or caravan to your destination, and most of us pack our drivers’ licence when travelling abroad. Staying in the UK, Warner Leisure Hotels offer self drive holidays to beautiful Grade I and Grade II listed converted manor houses. Shearings, best known for their coach tours, also offer self drive breaks in their own hotels.
If you want a driving holiday abroad, there are many options open to you. For example, camping holidays have glammed up, with accommodation in yurts, tepees and eco-lodges at parks across Europe. No need to pack the tent, just drive your car onto Le Shuttle and get whisked through the Eurotunnel in air-conditioned comfort.
Alternatively, if you feel unhappy “driving on the wrong side of the road,” go through the Channel Tunnel on the Eurostar express, boarding at London, Ashford or Ebbsfleet – from where you can reach Paris in around 2 hours! Eurostar also has terminals at Brussels, Calais, Lilles and Disneyland Paris. Book tickets through us and you can arrange for a pre-booked left-hand drive hire car to be waiting when you arrive.
Another option is to take the ferry across – a popular option for those booking self drive breaks to Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark and other destinations not served by the Channel Tunnel. Ferries have changed out of all recognition today, many of them operating as mini cruise ships. We at Coop Travel also have low-cost fly drive holidays to Spain, Italy, the Algarve and other areas of Europe. In the US, fly drive is the best way to explore California, Florida and other areas of interest.