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Holidays by car

Driving your own car to your holiday is the most flexible way to travel – you can allow as long as you wish for the journey, taking time to appreciate the gradual shift in scenery and to stop off at places of interest en route.
 
Many of our holidays are perfectly suited for drivers, with good parking options at either the first or last hotel, and an included transfer between the two.
 
  • The highlights arrive thick and fast on our hotel-to-hotel walking holiday in Northumberland. First you have the opportunity to walk right beside the sea, along the sweeping sands of Druridge Bay, before heading inland to Alnwick where there is a magnificent medieval castle, superb gardens and beautiful, landscaped parkland to explore. Later in the week, you’ll be wowed by the castles of Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh, and if you’ve driven to the holiday, you can easily visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, located a short distance from your final hotel.
  • Although there is a good local bus service operating in the Waveney Valley, it’s useful to have your car on hand for our walking holiday in Suffolk – when you reach your final base, a characterful guesthouse in the ancient market town of Harleston, it will give you access to some excellent gastropubs located a short drive from the hotel. It will also open up your options for the final day’s exploring – after previously enjoying peaceful riverside walks, you may now like to pay a visit to the historic city of Norwich, to the charming Suffolk coastal towns of Southwold or Aldeburgh, or to the lovely gardens at Bressingham.
  • One of the most popular destinations for those who travel by car is, of course, France. In the country’s north-east, our hotel-to-hotel cycling holiday in Alsace explores a hugely charming region: where flower-bedecked villages lie amid rolling vineyards; where the distinctive cuisine is a delightful fusion of Franco-German influences; and whose delicious wines enjoy – deserved – global renown. Although the terrain is gentle, as with all our cycling holidays you can opt for an e-bike for an even more relaxed two-wheeled break.
  • Make the journey a memorable part of your holiday and travel by car and boat from the UK to Spain. There are crossings from England’s south coast to both Santander and Bilbao, with most journeys taking just 24 hours. Once arrived, we highly recommend Three Faces of Green Spain, our northern Spain driving tour, which showcases three starkly contrasting landscapes: in the west, Asturias impresses with its jagged peaks, dramatic coastline and lush alpine pastures; the hidden valleys and villages of Burgos Province, meanwhile, are astonishingly tranquil; while the vibrant lands of the Basques are defined by their unique culture and glorious food.
  • If you are travelling from northern England, it’s a good idea to take the overnight ferry from Hull to Rotterdam – you’ll be on the continent by breakfast time the following morning, and from Rotterdam you have easy access to routes leading south-east into Germany. Here, we offer a walking holiday in the Harz Mountains, a hikers’ paradise where numerous signposted trails lead through undulating forested uplands to beautifully preserved towns. The region’s network of nostalgic narrow-gauge railways can be used to shorten distances, and the holiday also includes a ride on the scenic Brockenbahn railway.
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