16 May 2022 by David Ward
In a world of rising fuel prices and a scarcity of rental cars, we're often asked about the best alternatives to a self-drive holiday. But, there are plenty of other reasons to leave the car at home, too, whether it's simply enjoying the scenery without the worry of tackling unfamiliar rules of the road, or getting properly stuck into that vineyard wine tasting, safe in the knowledge that someone else will take care of the driving.
To get you started, our specialists have picked out selection of their favourite alternative ways of exploring what are often seen as classic road-trip destinations. From rail tours of Italy, Canada and New Zealand to luxury river cruises in Portugal and the USA and even a walking tour of Northern Spain, you'll find plenty of inspiration below.