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 the Canary Islands, where such charges do not apply). 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:
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 2018) this top-up charge varied from approximately €13 per day in Spain to approximately €36 per day in Italy, or
purchase an insurance policy before you depart. We are able to offer an insurance policy which will reimburse you 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 £6,000. 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 2018 and 30 November 2019 are as follows ( for 18-84 year olds ; including IPT at 20% ) :
• up to 4 days - £24
• up to 7 days - £30
• up to 10 days - £36
• up to 17 days - £50
• up to 24 days - £62
• up to 31 days - £72
Please note that excess charges do not apply on the Canary Islands
and so it is not necessary to make arrangement to cover these if you are travelling to one of the islands.