Like most capital cities, Dublin is ringed with bland and boring motorways, but – unlike most capital cities – a short drive takes you to the heart of the countryside. Dublin car hire will take you away from the capital to enjoy some of our favourite Dublin day trips.
With many skiers now opting for Geneva as their travel hub, we thought we’d take a quick look at a few of the top ski resorts for those of us choosing car rental as our mode of transport once off the plane. Geneva is so perfectly located that there is a vast selection of resorts within close driving distance, so here we will take a look at three of the best.
Watching the Atlantic ocean sparkle in the light from a sun-drenched sapphire sky may be the most strenuous thing you do while on your Portugal car hire break in the Algarve. Wander the beach and let the world go by, or simply snooze on the golden sand – it’s easy to perfect the art of idling in the beach haven of the Algarve. If all that relaxation proves exhausting, you can always use your rental car to explore the other delights of this region of Portugal. From golf to historic attractions, the Algarve has something for every kind of holiday.
Don’t try to cram everything in on your first trip to Australia: It’s just too big! Anyway, even if you are intent on covering the major attractions in a couple of weeks, the laid-back attitude of the Australians is so infectious, you’ll probably abandon your itinerary in favour of a more relaxed (and infinitely more sensible) approach. If time is limited, your two realistic alternatives after you pick up your Sydney Airport car rental are the Reef (Great Barrier) or the Rock (Uluru).
Don’t decide on your favourite city until you’ve been to Cape Town. South Africa’s Mother City, it boasts one of the world’s most stunning urban locations, set spectacularly between Table Mountain and the sea. From the penguins at Boulders to the big game at Solole, there’s plenty of wildlife to observe, and the city itself is no slouch when it comes to showing visitors a good time.
For many people, Malaga is just the airport they land in en route to their chosen resort on the Costa del Sol, but there’s a lot more to this Andalucian city. As the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, it has two world-class museums, as well as an imposing cathedral, an Arab fortress, and a fine palace. Cultural gems aside, it is encircled by sparkling blue seas and miles of sandy beaches and packed with bustling tapas bars serving excellent food full of Spanish character.
Nestling on the wooded shore of Derwent Water, Keswick is the busiest tourist town in the Northern Lakes, and a buzzing centre for outdoor enthusiasts. Keswick is easily accessible by car hire from Manchester airport (only 134km away) and car hire from Liverpool airport (only 129km away) – leaving you free to indulge in everything from fell walking to watersports.
The Loire Valley in France is the type of place you might think of if you were asked to conjure up the most spellbinding fairytale landscape you could imagine. Collect your hire car from Nantes Airport or Tours, and you’re right in the heart of the Loire Valley, a magical land of spectacular castles, rolling landscapes, and enchanting wines. Fortunately, car hire in France from Nova means you can explore the entire region with ease.
It’s impossible not to mention the “D” word when talking about Orlando, but there’s a lot more to this balmy location than Disney. From alternative theme parks to fascinating museums and lush
natural attractions, Orlando lies at the centre of a holiday paradise. With all the attractions of Florida just a drive away, car hire from Nova gives you the keys to a kingdom that is truly magical!
Malta may be small, but it packs a lot into a limited area. With a rich history influenced by everyone from the North Africans to the British, Sicilian-inspired cuisine, magnificent architecture, and sun-soaked beaches, Malta makes for the perfect summer getaway. Book car hire in advance and look forward to Valetta’s baroque architecture, Mdina’s elegant streets, and the exciting buzz of Sliema, St Julian’s and Paceville. And, with an average of 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, you can leave your wellies at home!