How to Rent a Car in Portugal

Posted on January 06, 2011 by Fiona Hilliard

Image by CanadaGood via Flickr Let’s say you’re about to pick up your car hire Lisbon airport Portugal in a few weeks.   What are the main things you need to know? Firstly you’ll need to budget for the deposit.  A generous deposit needs to be paid either by cash or credit card when renting a […]

All Aboard the Number 28 to Alfama

Posted on May 19, 2010 by Fiona Hilliard

Lisbon car hire is all very well for taking you from the streets of the crowded city to the coast, but what happens when you want to discover what makes the heart of the city beat? In the Portuguese capital, where mountainous, cobbled hills make for hellish car parking and tired, blistered feet, the local […]

What Car Rental Faro Agencies are in Faro Airport?

Posted on November 20, 2009 by Fiona Hilliard

Image via Wikipedia Car rental Faro is one of the best ways to get around the Algarve.  If you’re in a dilemma as to whether to take public transport or to rent a car, car hire is by far your safest bet. You may associate the Algarve with sun, sand, sea and golf but there’s so […]

Portugal Car Hire Tips

Posted on November 12, 2009 by Fiona Hilliard

Image via Wikipedia So you’ve booked your Portugal car hire and everything’s looking hunky dory. But wait.  Before you go driving off into the sunset, you’ve got to remember that getting around town is not going to be exactly the same as driving and parking at home.  You might be eager to jump behind the wheel, but […]

TAP Strike Threat

Posted on August 27, 2009 by Fiona Hilliard

It’s not just UK customers who need to worry about delays this weekend.  Those who’ve booked car hire in Portugal may find themselves similarly displaced as strike action by ground staff at TAP threatens to disrupt flights to Portugal this weekend. If the work stoppages go ahead as planned, they will affect ground operations at all Portuguese […]

Tip of the Week: Faro Car Hire

Posted on July 14, 2009 by Fiona Hilliard

This week our Tip of the Week topic relates to renting a car in Faro. Customer asks: We’ve booked a holiday in the Algarve in September.  We’re travelling with two small children and we’d like to book a car for the holiday. Would the best place to pick-up be the airport or the city centre? […]

Off the Beaten Track Gems for European Road Trips

Posted on August 15, 2008 by Fiona Hilliard

Thought you knew Europe? Think again.  Forbes Traveller has tracked down some of Europe’s most hush-hush destinations that will certainly add a touch of adventure to your car hire tour of the continent. Their rough guide to where to find the most up-and-coming destinations features locations that can be reached with car hire Croatia, car hire […]

Seven Ways To Save Money On Your Car Hire

Posted on July 23, 2008 by Fiona Hilliard

1. Steer Clear of Toll Roads Cut costs on your driving with clever detours.  The return toll from Calais to Avignon on the French motorways is £108 for example.  The same journey can be done by following the cross-country Bis routes which avoid the congested Routes Nationales.  For details of Bis routes, see: and […]

Stay Safe on the Roads this Summer with Argus Car Hire

Posted on July 14, 2008 by Fiona Hilliard

  One in four UK car hire drivers are oblivious to foreign road rules when driving abroad.  A fifth of drivers also admit to driving on the ‘wrong side’ of the road and a further 20% say they are afraid while driving abroad.  The poll of 1,021 people found that 38% of younger drivers (16-24) […]

Summer Sunshine Car Hire Sale

Posted on July 10, 2008 by Fiona Hilliard

And so this is summer and what have you done?  You’ve moaned about the weather every single day.  The only paddling you’ve done is through puddles of mucky rainwater.  You’ve more chance of getting a tan under the lamps of an outdoor patio heater, which has probably been switched on ALL DAY. EVERY DAY. SINCE JUNE. It’s not too […]

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