Driving Holidays in Europe
Plan your driving holiday in Europe
Ultimate Drives has been arranging self-drive road trips driving holidays in the most beautiful parts of Europe since 2010. All of our road trip driving holidays combine a detailed day-by-day driving itinerary, featuring the most scenic driving routes, with hand-picked luxury boutique accommodation along the way.
We then combine these trips with one of our latest generation performance, and supercars to create your Ultimate Drive.
Step 1, choose your destination
Whether you are a wine buff, a historian, a romantic, or just want to enjoy hardcore driving roads, there is a driving tour to suit your style. Choose from the high mountain passes, waterfalls and glaciers of the Alps, the panoramic vistas and hilltop towns of Tuscany, or the vineyards and rolling hills of Provence. Each of our driving holidays takes you on a journey of discovery through the best parts of Europe, picking out the most scenic roads, incredible natural sights, and great dining options along the way.
Scroll down for the full list of tours and destinations...
Step 2, select yourself a car
When it comes to the cars we have you covered, with the very latest fleet of luxury and performance cars. Choose from our range of sports cars, with models such as the sporty 718 Porsche Boxster or the recently re-launched M4. Take a step up to our performance cars, and you can choose from models such as the Mercedes AMG GT Roadster or the Audi R8 Spider. For the ultimate indulgence or bucket list trip, we have the latest fleet of supercars, including the new Ferrari F8 Spider, Lamborghini Evo, or the race bread GT3 RS. Luxury saloons and SUVs are also available if you want to travel with space and style.
For our complete list of cars, which you can easily link to available tours, head across to our Luxury Car Hire page.
If you prefer to Tour in Your Car then we have several packages specially designed, and priced without a car included.
Step 3, arrive at the start
All our tours start with a meet and greet in some of the most beautiful cities across Europe. If you are heading for the Alps, choose between Geneva, Zurich, or Munich as a start point. If you want to tour around Tuscany, the romantic city of Florence will be where you begin. If it's the sunny South of France and Provence you are touring, then head to the jet-set resort of Cannes, directly on the Cote d'Azur. On arrival, check into your hotel, where your welcome pack and roadbook will be waiting.
Step 4, start your journey
After an evening in the city, the following morning, your car will be delivered directly to the hotel, and you will receive a full briefing and walk-through from one of our team, covering both the car and the scenic driving tour you are about to set out on. The entire drive is outlined in a detailed roadbook, and the route itself (including all stops for sights, coffees, and lunches along the way) is pre-programmed into your GPS to ensure a trouble-free drive.
The Roads and sights
It's now time to hit the road in style. Each region naturally picks out different scenic routes, and these are programmed into your GPS, ensuring simple turn-by-turn navigation, not only along the roads but also picking out stops for sights, coffees, and lunch along the way. A well-researched drive will ensure you stay away from the busy A roads, and spend your time enjoying the scenic back roads, with scenic stop points along the way.
Handpicked hotels on the way
As much as we love our roads, we know that a great vacation is also about the hotels you stay at along the way. Having run these tours for the last 10 years, we know a thing or two about hotels. That means we ensure you are not only will you stay in a great location, both in terms of the flows of the tour and the sights but also these are hand-picked, luxury boutique options, offering you a genuinely authentic experience n the county you are visiting - serving natural local foods and offering special pampering touches to allow you to relax and chill out after each drive.
Start planning your Ultimate Drive
CHOOSE YOUR TOUR & CAR - select your preferred destination from the choices below, pick a a car and let us know your preferred travel date
MAKING A BOOKING - we confirm availability, if you are happy, we then put everything on hold and a deposit of 30% is requested
IN THE LEAD UP TO THE TRIP - we collect your personal paperwork to prepare your car agreement in advance, request the final balance and you are ready to go!
There are several other operators now offering driving tours that are very similar to Ultimate Drives, why not, it's such a great idea! However, it was Ultimate Drives that launched these all-inclusive self-drive driving packages back in 2010, and since then (with the benefit of feedback from more than 500 satisfied clients) we have been refining and improving all tours to guarantee you the very best trip.
Take a look through our tours and feel free to give us a call or drop us an inquiry at any time if you have any questions we can help with.
Choose Your Preferred Package
Drive the greatest mountain pass in the Alps, not once, but twice, on this incredible short driving tour in the stunning Austrian Alps
Three night trip, featuring a 2 day Porsche Driving Tour in Germany, through the Black Forest, combined with a visit to the Posche factory museum in Stuttgart.
Our James Bond 007 Aston Martin Driving Experience is a weekend break with a full day driving in the Alps, including the 007 Furka Pass, behind the wheel of a latest generation Aston Martin
Driving Holiday in Europe - A tour through the Black Forest that combines sweeping forest trails, mountain passes and picture postcard villages & spa resorts
A short driving tour that combines a drive around the shores of Lake Genenva, including the UNESCO Lavaux wine region, with a loop of the Berner Oberland / Gstaad ski region
Come to the Swiss Alps and enjoy 2 days driving some of the greatest mountain passes anywhere in the Alps - 6 in total including the Big 3 of Grimsel, 007 Furka and Susten!
A round trip, starting in Cannes, heading away from the coast crossing lower mountain passes, the spectacular Gorge Verdon and then into the Luberon Valley and back to the coast
A one week road trip around Switzerland featuring the best of Switzerland, alpine lakes, mountain passes and wonderful wine regions, this one week drive has it all.
Black Forest Winter wonderland behind the wheel of a latest generation 4WD Porsche, including the 911, the Cayenne and the Panamara
A 4 night driving holiday with 3 full days touring through the German & Austrian Alps behind the wheel of your BMW of choice, including a visit to the amazing BMW World in Munich.
A tour around the South of France that combines Route Napoleon, Gorge Verdon, the Luberon Valley and scenic coastal drives
A cullinary tour that combine the wine route of Burgundy, with the deserted valleys and mountain passes of the Swiss / French Jura
Discover the lakes and high mountain passes of the spectacular Swiss Alps behind the wheel of the car of your choice - a simply breathtaking drive high above the alpine tree line
A 5 day trip, with 3 days driving on the most beautiful parts of Alsace region. Wine routes, mountain passes and visit of pretty old towns of Strasbourg and Colmar.
Experience a drivers paradise in the German and Austrian Alps, including the sweeping German Alpine Road, the famous German Autobahn, as well as the Grossglockner High Mountain Pass
Tour south through Swiss Alps then around the scenic shores of Lake Como, experiencing stunning vistas, lakeside drives and Italian cusine at it's best
Combine spectacular drives across mountain passes, including of course the iconic Stelvio Pass, with a luxury spa escape in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the St Moritz region
Combine a visit to the historic city of Florence, with a 3 day tour of the rolling hills, vineyards and medieval towns of Tuscany, including Chianti Country and Val d'Orcia, land of the Cyprus tress...
A beautiful 5 day Driving Tour of Scotland & the Highlands that features castles, lochs, whisky trails & national parks - this loop has it all!
Our Valley of Supercars Ferrari drive tour starts in the cultural city of Florence, and includes two incredible scenic drives along the Route Mille Miglia, to and from the home of Ferrari in Maranello
Take the most iconic supercar of our generation, the GT3RS and combine with the greatest driving roads in the world...what more can we say? Our Porsche GT3RS Driving Experience is a true drivers paradise.
Tour north south through the heart of Europe, from Lake Geneva in Switzerland, through the French Rhone Alps, into Provence / Luberon, then finishing in Cannes on the sunny Cote d'Azur
Take our Martin DB11 or Aston Martin Vantage on a 3 day James Bond inspired driving tour of the Swiss Alps and Italian Lakes, visiting 4 iconic film shoot locations