Self-drive touring

Self-drive touring holidays

Our self-drive touring holidays in the UK are a wonderful way of you discovering for yourself and in your own time, not just the headline attractions but also the hidden gems of Britain that most tourists never get to see. Our aim is for our customers to finish their holiday feeling like they have seen a slice of authentic British!


We offer quality touring holidays in the UK and all are tailor made to match your interests and budget. We believe in slow travel, which means your itinerary will include plenty of time to slow down, soak up the surroundings and enjoy a refreshment!

We are happy to book your hire car for you and we will offer suggested routes within the itinerary we have tailored for you, using our local knowledge.

We hand pick all accommodation for its quality, character and location, and with a choice between luxury and classic hotels or inns, your itinerary will be spot on.


With 25 years of experience in creating fantastic touring holidays, we have accumulated an unrivalled amount of in-depth knowledge and local expertise around all the areas we cover. Our founder Wendy is the font of all knowledge - from the best place for scones in Devon to the finest family-run boutique hotel in the Lake District!

We put a lot of care and thought into researching and designing creative and unusual itineraries in the UK. Our aim is so give our customers the opportunity to see a more authentic side of Britain through the lesser-known backroads and the secret routes that only locals know about. Whilst our trips do wind their way past the headline attractions of the region, they also take in the hidden gems that most tourists never see.

In addition to your stunning route, you will also receive a Carter Company Adventure Handbook, a creation that we are very proud of and which is packed full of all our insider tips on the best things to see and do in the area according to locals (rather than the guide books).

As a small and dedicated team, we deliver a genuinely personal service and we are more than happy to go the extra mile and include all the details and elements that will make your holiday very special. Just contact us to discuss your requirements.

Request a self-drive touring holiday quotation

Tell us what you're looking for and we'd be delighted to design the perfect self-drive touring holiday for you.