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Car hire

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The vehicle

The hire car included in your holiday arrangements varies according to your destination and the type of holiday. Unless otherwise stated in the relevant holiday price panel, it will be as shown in the table below.
 

Destination Type of holiday Included car
Europe All except Families an economy-size, 2-door car with manual transmission and air-conditioning, supplied by Avis or another reputable local provider
Europe Families a 4-door car of an adequate size for a family of 4, with manual transmission and air-conditioning supplied by Avis or another reputable local provider


As it is impossible to predict each party’s requirements, we only include one hire car regardless of the size of your party. For additional comfort and luggage space, or if there are more than two people in your party, we recommend upgrading to a larger car, or hiring a second vehicle – please contact us for prices.


The rental period

Each holiday price panel states how many days’ hire is included in the price.

Rentals are charged per 24-hour period, so if your flight arrangements mean that you have the car for longer than the period included in the normal holiday arrangements, there will be an extra day’s hire to pay. We will state this when we confirm your booking.

If you are adding extra nights to your holiday, we usually (unless stated otherwise) include the cost of an extra day's hire in the extra night price if a hire car is included in the basic price of the holiday. If, however, a hire car is not normally included, it will be necessary to pay an extra day's hire in addition to the extra night price. Please contact us for prices (these vary greatly between destinations, and depend on the size of the car and the length of your stay).


The Rental Agreement

Rental terms vary markedly from country to country. We send you a country-specific information leaflet with your Booking Confirmation and Invoice which details the included elements of your car hire and the additional or optional charges that apply at your destination. PLEASE READ THE LEAFLET CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU COLLECT YOUR CAR SO THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF THE UP-TO-DATE RENTAL TERMS AND ANY LOCAL CHARGES THAT APPLY. In summary:
 

Included in the rental agreement Not included in the rental agreement
• unlimited mileage
• local taxes (eg VAT)
• airport service charges (except in Cyprus, where the charge is approx €18, plus VAT, based on our included hire car)
• third party liability
• one driver (named at the time of booking)§
• Vehicle Damage Cover (insurance against accidental damage to the vehicle - see opposite)
• Theft Waiver (TW - vehicle theft insurance - see opposite)
• road fund and vehicle registration fees
• excess charges for Vehicle Damage Cover and TW (see below for how these can be avoided)
• fuel
• refuelling charges if you return your car without a full tank
• personal insurance
• additional driver fees§
• charges for special equipment such as GPS and child seats (seats must, however, be requested at the time of booking)
• one-way drop-off charges where applicable
• Roadside Safety Net Service (RSN, an optional extra offering roadside assistance for non-mechanical breakdown such as fuel shortage, discharged batteries, and lost keys)
• compulsory charges which can only be paid locally (if any apply, they will be detailed in the information leaflet sent to you)


§ An additional driver can be added and paid for when you collect your car. The charge for this varies from country to country but is usually around €9-10 per day. There is no charge for a second driver on the Canary Islands or Cyprus.


Credit Cards

On collection of the vehicle, you will be asked to provide details of a major credit card as a means of deposit so that extra payments such as for fuel, an additional driver and special equipment (eg GPS) can be billed to you. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE THE CAR WITHOUT A CREDIT CARD. DEBIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. THE CREDIT CARD MUST BE IN THE NAME OF THE LEAD DRIVER.


Other Rental Conditions

Rental conditions also require that drivers should normally be aged over 25 and have held a full driving licence for at least one year (two years in Croatia). A surcharge may apply to drivers aged 21-25.


Optional Insurance Cover for Vehicle Damage and Theft Waiver Excess Charges

While our car hire arrangements include some level of insurance against damage and theft, you will nevertheless be liable for excess charges in the event of damage or theft (except in Cyprus and the Canary Islands). You can easily pick up dents and scratches and even minor damage such as this can result in excess repair charges to you of several hundred euros.

We VERY STRONGLY recommend that you either:
a) pay a top-up charge on collection of your hire car so that no excesses or a reduced excess are payable in the event of damage or theft; at the time of writing (October 2017) this top-up charge varied from approximately €13 per day in Spain to approximately €36 per day in Italy, or
b) we are able to offer an insurance policy which will reimburse you the amount of the excess paid by you in the event of damage to or theft of the rental vehicle hired by you through Inntravel in any of the European countries featured on our website (except the UK), up to a maximum of £2,000. Cover includes damage to wheels, tyres, windscreen, underbody and roof of the rental vehicle. Cover is only available to EU citizens and is subject to certain limited exclusions, and you should pay the first £50 of each claim. The insurance can be booked at any time before your departure. Full details will be enclosed with your booking confirmation. This insurance is offered in association with Fogg Travel and is underwritten by Union Reiseversicherung AG. Premiums for policies issued between 1 December 2017 and 30 November 2018 are as follows (including IPT at 20%):


  18–84yrs
up to 4 days £23
up to 7 days £30
up to 10 days £37
up to 17 days £50
up to 24 days £60
up to 31 days £70


PLEASE NOTE THAT EXCESS CHARGES DO NOT APPLY ON THE CANARY ISLANDS OR CYPRUS, AND SO IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO COVER THESE IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING TO EITHER OF THESE DESTINATIONS.


Package and Add-On Prices

If you are planning to extend your Inntravel holiday privately, we are able to offer a good-value car-hire package from principal towns and cities in each country. Hire arrangements are for a minimum of three days.