Paris at night with the Eiffel Tower

Europe Car Hire

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The continent of Europe is divided into four main sections, north, south, east and west.  When planning your trip to this culturally rich part of the world, it's a good idea to consider booking a rental car in Europe to help you get around with ease.  Not only can you travel further but you can really make your holiday special by visiting numerous historic, educational and fun sites along the way.  Just imagine not having to make your way to and from the airport and play the waiting game every time you need to catch a plane.  You could even take your car rental all the way to the UK via the underwater Channel Tunnel!  Now that's a fascinating story that will stay with you forever! 

Car hire in Europe can easily suit your needs with so many companies in all the major cities and airports ready to get you behind the wheel and on your way.  By booking your rental car online, you can really plan your European road trip perfectly in order to include the best attractions possible.

Planning your rental car trip:

The only limit to your European Car Hire trip is your imagination, with 50 countries to choose from.  Every country has at least one international airport, with car rental facilities in the arrivals terminal.  So grab a map and pick a starting point. 

How about the eastern edge, the famous Ural mountain range?  Or perhaps start on a romantic note in Paris.  If you like myths, Gods and monsters, plan your route through Greece. To visit Emerald Isle of Ireland you can simply take your rental car on the ferry from Englands west coast. 

Before you pick up your hire car:

The rules of the road vary from country to country – including what side of the road people drive on - so make sure you check the local conditions before entering a country. In Germany, there are no speed limits on highways and they take obstructing the traffic very seriously! 

All countries have strict alcohol limits, so make sure you get the name of a local taxi company if you intend to enjoy a bottle of wine with your escargot.  You should also note that the legal drinking age is not the same across the continent. 

To hire a rental car in Europe, you must hold a current drivers license. You may also need to carry an International Drivers Permit, which is written in multiple languages.

At the end of your trip you can choose to return your rental car to a Europe Car Hire agent at the original location or a different location (though this is normally restricted to another car rental location in the same country), most often located at an international airport, allowing you to make the entire trip in comfort and at your own pace.  Then simply walk straight to your check-in desk and pick up some delicious European chocolates from Duty Free for your friends back home.