Car Hire

Getting Around - Car Hire

We offer a wide selection of cars, usually with Europcar, but also occasionally with other suppliers, to collect from any of the airports in Southern Italy, Sicily & Sardinia, and many Town and City depots.

 

Please call us with you requirements: (01694) 722193 

or email us:info@long-travel.co.uk

   

CAR HIRE PRICES 2014

Group & Example

of Model

Seats

 

Doors

 

MID SEASON
01/04-11/04, 05/05-26/06, 23/08-30/09
ALL AREAS

PEAK SEASON

12/04-04/05, 27/06-22/08, 20/12-06/01/2015, 26/03/15-31/03/15

LOW SEASON
01/10-19/12, 07/01/15-25/03/15
ALL AREAS
ROME AND ABRUZZO SOUTH MAINLAND & SICILY SARDINIA

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C-1

Fiat 500

4 3 215 30
N/A
239 34 N/A 258 36 N/A 268 38 N/A 207 30 N/A
C-2

Renault Clio

5 5 230 34
15
268 39 29 288 42 30 302 44 34 229 33 22
D

Citreon C3 Picasso

5 5 260 38
45
295 43 56 318 46 60 334 48 66 256 38 49
F

Opel Astra Estate

5 5 279 41
64
334 47 95 342 49 84 378 54 110 273 40 66
G Alfa Romeo Giulietta 5 4 326 47
111
376 54 137 394 56 136 431 61 163 324 47 117
G-2

Peugeot 508 SW

5 5 337 48
122
430 61 191 447 63 189 496 70 228 334 49 127
J

Renault Grand Espace

7 5 487 69
272
610 87 371 621 89 363 657 94 389 484 70 277

 

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Essential Documents
IT IS ESSENTIAL TO HAVE A CREDIT CARD (with a Visa or Mastercard symbol) IN THE LEAD DRIVERS NAME TO HIRE A CAR. The cost of any extras and petrol used is then billed to that credit card at the end of the rental – CASH deposits are no longer accepted. It is also essential that you provide BOTH PARTS OF YOUR DRIVING LICENSE.
 
Included Cars
For many of our properties, we would strongly recommend car hire. Consequently, for many (although not all) self-catering properties especially, car hire is included - see relevant price boxes. Where car hire is included, it is always a Group C-1 air-conditioned car, suitable for up to 4 people only. For larger properties, the car will inevitably not carry all members of the party and their luggage. It is clients’ responsibility to assess their needs (for passengers and luggage) and upgrade or book an extra car, if necessary.
 
Special Groups
Availability of special car groups is quite limited, but it is possible to book automatic cars, convertible cars etc. Prices vary depending on dates - please ask if you have a specific type of car in mind.
 
Car Models
The car models shown in our table are an indication of the size and type of car for each group, they may not be the exact model you receive. Some of the more specialist vehicles can be difficult to book and they are not available at all airport depots and the availability is more limited than other cars. Please have an alternative group in mind, as a second choice.
 
Charging Period
Car suppliers make charges for a minimum period of 24 hours, therefore if the car rental period runs over a complete 24 hour period you will be charged a whole extra day's rental.
 
One-way Rentals
This offers maximum flexibility by allowing you to fly into one Italian airport and fly back from another - ideal if you are choosing a two-centre holiday. Please note there is a charge for this service, payable locally - the charge varies depending on car size and the rental locations, so please ask for further details.
 

Please note these prices are based on our preferred provider only. In busy periods we may not be able to source cars this way, in which case we will contact our backup provider for availability and pricing.

 
Additional Information
• All cars are booked on a request basis, confirmed only when the voucher is received.
• Car types are a guide only and we cannot guarantee the exact make and model.
• For rentals of less than a week, take the weekly rate, divide by 5 and multiply by the number of days.
• For rentals of whole weeks, take the weekly rate and multiply by the number of weeks.
• For rentals of more than 7 days, take the weekly rate and add on the number of extra days required.

 

 

EXCESS REIMBURSEMENT INSURANCE

Total peace of mind for just £4.50 per day, provided by Insurance4CarHire

Excess Reimbursement Insurance protects you from paying any insurance excess in the event of accidental damage to your hire car, including damage to tyres, windows, wheels, underside and roof ( normal terms and conditions still apply; see section ALL PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE below). We organise this cover ourselves through a third-party specialist, NOT with the car hire provider, as we feel this gives our clients the best value for money.

 

If you decide NOT to take out our Excess Reimbursement Insurance, or you sign to take it out when you pick up the car, you will be charged approx €36 per day, locally, for similar cover. WE STRONGLY ADVISE clients to take out Collision Damage Excess Waiver locally, if they have not already paid the £4.50 per day to Long Travel at the time of booking. If you have not taken out any Collision Damage Excess Waiver cover and you do damage your hire car, you are liable to pay the supplier's excess of between €500 - €2600.

 

If you take out our Excess Reimbursement Insurance or extra insurance locally and you damage the car, you will be charged the excess by the local supplier. This insurance allows you to reclaim this charge for the excess providing you complete an accident report form on returning your car (be sure to keep a copy of this and any other documents relating to your hire car). On your return, this will have to be forwarded to the underwriter (the details are on your insurance policy) and you will receive a refund of the excess that you have paid within approx 90 days. In the event that keys are lost or damaged you will be liable for the cost of obtaining a replacement.

The vital point seems to be that, if the car is damaged in any way, you must obtain a report from the car hire office (and the police if it is serious enough for them to be involved), in order for your claim for reimbursement of the excess to be considered.

If you decide not to take any additional insurance and the car is damaged, any excess charged by the local supplier will not be refunded. Any wilful damage to the car, by the driver or its passengers will incur the full cost of the repair.

Please make it clear in the box provided in the Car Hire section of the Booking Form if you do wish to take the Excess Reimbursement Insurance.

 

 

ALL PRICES INCLUDE:

• Unlimited mileage • Third party insurance • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW, insurance excess applies)  • Theft waiver for car only, not contents (insurance excess applies) • Local taxes and VAT on the rental • 24 hr breakdown service.

 
ALL PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

• Petrol (a deposit is taken with the security deposit, this is refunded if the car is returned with full tank• Collision damage Excess (between €500-€2600) • Collision Damage Excess Refund (Super CDW) • Theft Excess (between €1700-€2700) • Theft Excess Waiver • Personal accident insurance (not necessary if you take our holiday insurance) • Traffic and parking fines and associated admin charges • Any out of working hours collection charges if your flight arrives outside the car hire office normal hours (see below) N.B. if you drop your car off outside working hours, you can usually leave the keys at the point provided, without charge • Insurance for damage to interior, towing charges, wilful damage or damage through negligence, customers may therefore be liable for damage to these items. Any damage done to a car off a public road, i.e. unmade track/driveway will not be covered by the car insurance • Extra driver charge & Young driver surcharge (see prices listed) • Optional extras (payable locally) • Airport tax and VAT on extras • Hire of child seats • One-way rental charges

 

 

Car Hire Extra Information

( payable locally, excluding airport tax)

Minimum age  18-24 yrs, depending on vehicle type (there is usually a supplement for drivers
aged under 25 yrs
Licence  Held for at least 1 year.  Latin-based alphabet only (no Arabic/Chinese etc)
unless accompanied by valid international license.
Extra driver charge  7 per day
Endorsements & Young driver charges  €16 per day
Baby/child seat

 €20 per day. Charged for maximum of 3 days.

Endorsements  Check at time of booking
Out of hours collection charge (on request)  €25
One way rental charge  €50 - €350 per rental
Collision damage excess  Between 900 - 1500 depending on car group
Collision damage excess waiver (Super insurance cover)
 Cover starts from €14 per day, payable locally for similar cover. OR PAY £4.50 
 PER DAY AT TIME OF BOOKING TO BOOK OUR POLICY
Security deposit  Credit card imprint to cover any costs

 

 

GENERAL


• The prices shown above are for cars with unlimited mileage, collected from and returned to the airport.

• For airport pick ups, Long Travel must have correct flight numbers and timings to ensure booking.


• The rental voucher and a valid driving licence must be presented when collecting the car. We cannot be held responsible for rentals rejected if you do not have your voucher or a valid driving licence.

• When taking delivery of your car, the driver(s) will be asked to sign the car hire company’s Conditions of Hire, making the rental a direct contract between each driver and the car hire company. You should retain your rental documents for at least 28 days after returning home.

• Drivers must produce a full driving licence held for at least one year or in some destinations, three years (in some cases an international driving licence will be required). If you have the new style licence, ensure you take all sections. Faxed or photocopied licences are not acceptable.
 
• Roof racks are not available. Please book a car with a large enough boot for your luggage!!

• Cars returned 1hr or more later than collected incur an extra day’s rental at local rates. No refunds are payable on cars returned early.

• Child seat belt laws - Infants up to 9 months (or 9 kgs in weight) must occupy a baby seat, usually attached to the front passenger seat. Children over 9 months, but under 4 yrs (between 9 & 18 kgs) must travel in secured child seats in the rear. Supplements for baby and child seats are payable locally and we must be informed, at the time of booking, whether an infant/child seat is required. For last minute bookings, child seats may sometimes not be available, in which case you must take your own. It is your responsibility to ensure that the seat is fixed securely, some hire companies will expect you to fix the seat yourself. Others may fit the seat for you. To be satisfied that the child seat will adhere to the safety standards one would expect in the U.K we recommend that you take your own. Any child seat provided by the car supplier will adhere only to the Italian safety standards, which are not as stringent.

• Please inform us at the time of booking, if the driver is under 25 yrs or over 65 yrs.

• You must declare any endorsements that the driver has, at the time of booking. This usually causes no problem but it is your duty to inform the car hire company through us.

• Car hire companies cannot be held responsible for flight delays. In the event of flight delays causing the car pick up time to fall outside normal office hours, clients will be liable to pay the out of hours charges locally.
 
• In the event of a delayed flight arriving so late that the car hire office is closed, the car may have to be collected the next day. Cars will not be delivered to the accommodation.

• During the summer months and other holiday times, throughout the year, many airlines fly into the same airport, at the same time.  It is therefore fairly likely that you will need to queue to collect your hire car, during these periods.


• Clients should note that in many areas of Southern Italy, there are no local car hire depots, and, often, the airport is the nearest. Should something go wrong with the car, a replacement will not be delivered and clients will have to return to the airport to collect another car. Thankfully, this rarely happens. However, it is unavoidable, and clients should weigh this up against the joy of being in a “non-touristy” area.

 

AIRPORT PARKING/HOTELS
We can pre-book these at very competitive rates. Please ask for details.

There will be a 1.8% surcharge for payments made by credit card and a 2.5% surcharge for payments made by Amex. No charge for debit cards or cheques.