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Car Hire

We have negotiated very special car hire prices with Budget Car Rental. Unlike most other car hire suppliers this allows our clients to collect and return their cars directly to the airport terminal building, avoiding the necessity of catching a coach to an off airport depot. With a network of branches across Portugal and the Algarve they offer a first class service including delivery and pick up directly from your villa, if required.

The minimum age for hiring a car is 21 plus a full driving licence must have been held for two years. A fuel deposit will be taken by credit card or in cash on taking delivery of the car. This will be refunded if you return the car with the same amount of fuel as when you collected it.

Two drivers per car are free of charge. Additional drivers will be charged €8.50 per day, up to a maximum of €42.50 per rental.

CAR HIRE 2014 - PRICES IN £'s PER CAR PER WEEK

Low: 1 March 2013 - 31 March 2014 
Econ: 1 April 2014 - 10 April 2014 & 1 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
Mid: 11 April 2014 - 30 June 2014 
High: 1 July 2014 - 14 July 2014 & 16 August 2014 - 30 September 2014
Peak: 15 July 2014 - 15 August 2014

Group Car Model or Similar Doors Seats A/C LOW ECONMIDHIGH PEAK
A Peugeot 107 3 4 £91  £133 £147£182 £210
B Corsa, Polo, Clio 5 4 £98  £140 £154£196 £224
C Corsa, Clio 5 5 tick £112  £161 £182£210 £231
D Clio 1.5 Diesel 5 5 tick £126  £175 £196£252 £287
E Ford Focus 1.4 5 5 tick £140  £203 £217£273 £315
F Ford Focus Estate 5 5 tick £182  £252 £273£301 £329
G Renault Laguna 5 5 tick £287  £399 £434£525 £553
G2 VW Passat SW 5 5 tick £301  £420 £455£553 £595
HMercedes C220 CDI45tick£511 £686 £721£791£903
O1 Ford Focus (auto) 5 5 tick £224  £308 £336£392 £469
X Ford Galaxy 5 7 tick £280  £448 £476£546 £623
Y Renault Megane Convertible 3 5 tick £224  £371 £399£490 £518
J Mercedes Vito Minibus 5 9 tick £294  £462 £490£553 £637

All rates include: Unlimited mileage; CDW; theft protection and taxes.

Excess
€900 for groups A, B, C and D
€1250 for groups E, F and O1
€1500 for groups G, G2, and Y
€2000 for group H and X

Where applicable, excess waiver insurance will be offered locally (between €9.35 and €20.65 per day) however it is possible to purchase an annual policy from a UK insurance company which may provide equivalent cover at a lower premium.

The UK Insurance company policy that we recommend also provides cover for some extras that may be offered to you by the car hire company at extra cost, such as windscreen cover and for loss of car keys. It is your responsibility to check any policy documents carefully to make sure you have the necessary cover in place. Please click here to visit the website of the UK insurance provider we recommend.

Requests for baby seats or child booster seats should be made at the time of booking. These are charged at €25 + VAT per week and are payable locally.

Driving while under the influence of drink or drugs invalidates the car insurance, and speeding tickets, parking fines etc are the responsibility of the renter. It should be noted that the drink driving limits are lower than the UK. If the police stop you for any reason, you should always have proof of identity plus the car hire contract with you.

Please note that all vehicles are booked on a request-basis and your choice of vehicle may not be available, particularly for bookings made within 4 weeks of departure.

Vehicle deliveries may only be made between 10:00 - 11:45 and 15:00 -18:30.



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