Why choose a self drive holiday?

There are so many choices when it comes to booking your holiday; where to go? What to do? How to explore such varied and vast countries? In this blog, we demystify the self-drive holiday and why it is perfect for those wanting to explore at their own pace.

Our destinations are perfect for a self-drive holiday and exploring by car. Wide, well maintained roads and an excellent highway network are in most areas and a good selection of excellent accommodation is available. A smaller rental car is great for short distances and cities and a larger, more comfortable car is recommended for longer self-drive holidays. 

You decide the pace of your holiday

Do you want to stop off and do extra sightseeing at the fabulous Lake Louise? Or did you want to take some more pictures of the Grand Canyon to show off to your friends and family missing out at home? On a self-drive tour, you have the flexibility to choose what to do and when to do it – and our itineraries help you decide the best route to take.

Car flexibility

PEI National Park Drive


You can choose the car you want for your holiday with the type of holiday you have in mind. Did you want to get off the beaten track and see lesser-known places? You have the flexibility to do it, and you can spend as much time there as you want.

Enjoy comfort and privacy

PEI Scenic Drive

Escorted tours are great if you want to meet like-minded travellers, but that isn’t everyone’s style. On a self-drive tour, you can relax in the comfort of your vehicle and enjoy your journey privately with whoever is lucky enough to accompany you!

Our destinations are perfect for self-drives 

Trans Canadian

With wide-open roads, an excellent road network and handy maps (which come as part of your documentation pack when you book a holiday with us), self-driving has never been so easy. We take the hassle out of planning your route, so all you have to do is enjoy your holiday… and take lots of pictures to make us jealous!

Specialists in service

Our travel specialists often have first-hand knowledge of the destinations you’re visiting. We know that the accommodation is of a high standard; the route is planned with sightseeing stops in mind; the car you’ve hired is hired with your route in mind – everything is taken care of.

Documentation pack

Not only will our travel specialists offer your insider tips and the best not-to-miss spots, but we’ll also provide you with a documentation pack which comes in a handy bag-sized leather case. This will detail directions, driving distances and any other relevant information such as nearby sights of interest. As a back-up, your car will be equipped with a map in case you do get lost… but we doubt it seeing as most cars have GPS systems installed these days!

It's so easy 

Here at First Class Holidays, we can organise all aspects of your self-drive holiday. This includes flights, accommodation and car rental. All you need to do is relax and enjoy your holiday, with peace of mind that everything has been arranged for you!


Our Awards

We are very proud that our personal, friendly service and attention to detail has led to us becoming an industry leader in providing tailor-made holidays. We have been recognised throughout the years by winning a number of prestigious awards from within and outside of the travel industry. We won the "Best Operator to Canada" award at the 2017 British Annual Canada Travel Awards for a record 15th time.

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