For travellers that want to feel inspired but love their freedom, self-guided tours are the answer. Whether you want to walk the world, bicycle the world or sail it, we bring the map, and you bring your sense of adventure! Learn more about becoming your own tour guide below!See all self-guided tours
Types of self-guided tours
Self-guided walking toursIf you love hiking solo but need a little more assistance, self-guided walking holidays are perfect. You'll be free to wander breathtaking landscapes in your own time armed with route information and recommendations.See all self-guided walking tours
Self-guided cycling holidaysSelf-guided cycling holidays are a wonderful way to get some much needed me time while being out in nature. Depending on the operator, you'll get maps, GPS equipment, and anything else you need to make sure you get off to a flying start!See all self-guided cycling tours
Self-guided cultural toursFor an immersive experience that allows you to make the most of your time in a city choose a self-guided cultural tour. Enjoy travelling at your own pace along with the perks of a tour: expert tips and hand-picked accomodation.
Benefits of booking a self-guided tour
Choose your pace
Tours are great, but on vacation, sometimes it's just nice to wake-up when you want and be free to make your own decisions. On a self-guided vacation, you get the perks of a multi-day group tour: an expertly planned itinerary but with more flexibility to pick and choose what you want, spend more time somewhere, and never wory about keeping up with the tour group.
Pick your travel buddies
For some people, travelling with a group of strangers can be intimidating, but travelling solo can feel just as daunting. A lot of people say when you go on a multi-day group tour, you start off as strangers but by the end, it's like travelling with good friends, so don't be put off! If you want to pick your own travel buddies, then a self-guided tour is a great way to make that happen.
Save time on research
Most people love to travel, but not everyone loves planning their own vacation: finding accommodation, places to eat, things to do, it can all be a little tiresome. Which is why tours are such a great option! Of course, on a self-guided vacation, you get tour operator tips courtesy of their excellent trip notes, and also the opportunity to spend the day however you want.
24/7 emergency support
When booking a travel experience, you can't plan for everything, and sometimes things are just not in our control. The unexpected always has a way of happening, and that's exactly what we hope for when travelling, a break from the mundane. For those times when things really get out of hand, even on a self-guided tour, you can rest easy knowing that operator support is just a phone call away.
Rely on pre-booked transportation
Figuring out train schedules and bus schedules on vacation is a hassle and time-consuming. This is why tours usually come with pre-booked transportation. Don't worry though, you'll get all the comfort of detailed information on transport routes, bus and train times on a self-guided tour as well - so you can always be in the right place at the right time!
Follow expert advice
On a self-guided tour, you have the luxury of an expertly crafted itinerary based on years of experience and knowledge of a destination, which will help you make the most of your time and ensure you can travel worry-free. Because of course, the other thing you have at hand is expert support. For example, self-guided walking tours often come with a luggage transport service.
Pick your favourite destination for a self-guided holiday
- Go off the beaten track with a self guided tour of Japan. Travel and experience the freedom of creating a holiday on your own terms. With 18 tours lasting from 3 days up to 15 days, fulfil your wanderlust and set off on your own adventure! Check here the best 3 week Japan itineraries.
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