Top 5 Road Trip Destinations

Sometimes it’s the journey, sometimes it’s the destination—and sometimes, it’s both. We take a look at the world’s most beautiful, interesting, and off-beat road trips, which will undoubtedly be an experience you will never forget, so weather you are travelling with friends, family or on your own, make sure you take a look at this list before making a decision on where to go!

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Airport-Car-Hire will compare the global market for you when looking for a car, and all you have to do is book your car of choice at the best possible price, and it will be ready and waiting for you when you land! The open road awaits your presence and there is nothing better than having full control of your trip and the ability to travel at you own pace! Visit now and explore our extensive range of vehicles, big and small, at your convenience! We also compare hotels all over the world so you can have these organised if you wish before you venture on your road trip! Alternatively you can book as you go! The choice is yours!


Heres 5 of the best road tripping destinations in the world!


Amalfi Coast, Italy.

The Costiera Amalfitana, or Amalfi Coast, is widely considered Italy’s most scenic stretch of coastline, a landscape of towering bluffs, pastel-hued villages terraced into hillsides, precipitous corniche roads, luxuriant gardens, and expansive vistas over turquoise waters and green-swathed mountains. Deemed by UNESCO “an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, with exceptional cultural and natural scenic values,” the coast was awarded a coveted spot on the World Heritage list in 1997.



Back Roads of Provence, France

Just about every village in Provence boasts its own workshops and boutiques dedicated to the local specialty, so a leisurely four-day drive through southern France offers the ultimate souvenir crawl. You can stop and start anywhere along the route. While you’ll be taking in all the classic craft towns, don’t call the circuit a shopping trip. You’ll also be sampling a quintessential slice of Provence, as the two-lane rural back roads wind past olive groves, cherry orchards, vineyards, and the stony medieval hilltop towns.


Cornwall, England

With its whitewashed seaside villages and greener-than-green countryside dotted with Celtic ruins, the Cornish peninsula is a hybrid of historical attractions and natural beauty. From its subtropical gardens to its steep cliffs that cascade into the Atlantic, Cornwall has an island feel, and is, in fact, almost an island, nearly separated from the rest of Britain by the Tamar River.


New Zealand’s North Island

Boasting some of the most varied and rugged landscapes on Earth, New Zealand has long been a source of adventure. In addition, its eclectic Polynesian and European heritage makes it a remarkable centre of culture and history. Given New Zealand’s varied attributes, it is little wonder it was the pick of Kiwi Peter Jackson as the stand-in for Middle-Earth in his film adaptation of the Lord of the Rings fantasy trilogy.



The Olympic Peninsula, Washington

The snow-topped peaks of the Olympics are a mercurial sight from Seattle, vanishing in fog and rain only to reappear again when the skies clear. First explored by non-natives only in 1890, when a Seattle newspaper sent an expedition across Puget Sound to do so, the Olympics and their peninsula of 3,600 square miles (9,324 square kilometres) are still surprisingly, romantically wild. Even now no roads traverse the interior, which remains a redoubt of elk and old-growth forest, protected by Olympic National Park and the rugged, saw-toothed peaks of the Olympic Range.



Tips for booking hotels

Choosing a hotel can be a difficult task, and is it will be your place of refuge when abroad, it is important to get it right! There are a number of things to consider when booking your hotel and we have a few helpful tips to ensure you get the best deal for your money. Airport Car Hire provides a free service which compares thousands of hotels in your destination at no extra charge.


Make a list of what you want from your hotel.

Consider the amenities that you want to enjoy while staying in the establishment. This may include room service, restaurants or entertainment options on the grounds, a swimming pool or exercise room or even valet service. Knowing what amenities you want at your disposal during your stay will make it easier to rule certain hotels out. Our price comparison service provides you with a list of key amenities in a particular hotel, as well as an option to choose hotels in close proximity to places of interest.

Set a budget.

Unless you have an unlimited travel budget, it will be necessary to look for hotels that offer an average daily rate that is affordable. Our hotel price comparison facility makes it possible to narrow results based on price, allowing you to eliminate options that are outside your price range.

Choose hotel location wisely.

While a hotel may have an excellent daily or weekly rate, this is of little use if it is located far away from the sights and events you plan on taking in during the trip. Location is an important aspect of choosing a hotel when it comes to get getting around. However, if you are also renting a car with us, then location will not have as much of an impact, as transport is at hand 24/7.


Book online with us

The key tip when booking your hotel is to book online with Just click on the ‘Hotels’ tab on the top of the home page and filter your search based on the above points. We will compare the market for your chosen dates and bring you the top results to suit your every need, No more reaming through hundreds of websites trying to find prices, location, amenities, etc. We will do it all for you! You can also view past customer reviews to help you make our final decision. Visit our site now and get on your way to choosing the perfect hotel for you at the best possible price!




Be Wise This Winter with Airport Car Hire

Dare we say it, but the summer has officially come to an end, and although the weather still remains pretty good, we must not forget we are coming into the winter months! However, it’s not all doom and gloom, winter brings Christmas, time spent with family along with time off work and winter vacations!


As mentioned, winter is about time spent with family and in present times, many of us have family scattered across the globe. Therefore winter, for many, is full of travelling home or abroad to visit family members. For others, winter is simply another excuse to go on a vacation with a difference. Both genres of travel involve excessive planning and organisation coupled with copious amounts of excitement and anticipation. However, this can often lend to certain aspects of travelling falling at the wayside, car rental in particular.
During the busy winter period, it is more than ever important to organise car rental in advance. Airport Car Hire ensures that you avoid the rush and inconvenience of public transport or costly taxis. We will have your appropriate and cost effective car rental waiting for you when you land at your destination, ready for you to cruise home or to your accommodation. We compare the market for you and give you the best possible price from all the leading suppliers around the world, as well as full support along the way. This guarantees you are not faced with hidden charges, mixed up bookings and poor customer support.

Sixt, a car hire company, renowned for quality and service, and a company which is included on our price comparison website knows all about these recurring problems. Sixt manager in Baltic States, Arnis Jaudzems, points out:
“When planning the winter holidays abroad, people often leave choosing the vehicle for the time when the desired destination has already been reached. Our research shows that more than a third of holidaymakers who have rented a car for winter holidays abroad at least once have had some kind of difficulties. Mainly the problems appear because of the delayed reservation and not reading the rental terms and conditions properly. To avoid the unpleasant situations on holidays Sixt invites to make a timely reservation on the internet or chosen travel agency and get acquainted with the rental terms and conditions.’’

So get booking now for your winter travelling and put your mind at ease knowing that you are with Airport Car Hire and have a full support system to help you along the way. Our priority is that you feel comfortable using our service. Our safe and secure booking service ensures that you can book with confidence, and arrive at your destination with the knowledge that things will run smoothly. In the unlikely event that there may be any glitches or hiccups, we’re always here for back up at no extra charge.

Don’t take the risk of leaving your booking to the last minute or until you reach your destination, book with a company you can trust, Airport Car Hire. We are here for you, so don’t hesitate to give us a call us anytime on +353 23 888 3132.

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Car Rental: It’s a Beautiful Thing!

Each year, thousands of people travel abroad on a vacation which they have been eagerly anticipating for weeks, if not months in advance. They devise intricate itineraries for where they want to go, for how long, what to do on which day, where they’re staying, who’s coming with them, who they’ll visit etc. However, rarely does one stop to think about what method of transportation they will use.
A car rental is something which trippers leave until the last minute, which often results in the customer being disappointed with both the type of car they are given and also the high costs of booking a car without shopping around.
Make transportation on your vacation a priority and book your car rental in advance. Having you own method of transportation while abroad has many benefits, and we guarantee you will never travel without a car rental again.
Here are some of more reasons on why you should rent a car on vacation:

1) Affordability: A car rental can work out much cheaper than taking a taxi or train whenever you want to go somewhere. Airport Car Hire search the entire market for the best possible price, so once you book before you jet off, there’s no need to worried about extortionate prices or hidden costs, as we will have found you the best value around!

2) More Convenient: A car rental permits your schedule is entirely in your hands. When you come and go does not have to be dictated by rush hour at public transit or prime times to get a cab. Instead, you can go wherever you desire, whenever you desire. In addition, if you choose not to rely on public transit, you can’t get to those exciting places that are ‘off the beaten track’. Since you will have a rental car to help carry items with you, you can also enjoy recreational and sports activities.

3) A Car is More Comfortable: There’s no denying that the city bus allows for great sight-seeing. If you don’t have to pay attention to your driving, then you are free to immerse yourself in the local culture. However, the seats are hard, there’s nowhere to put your drink, you have no control over who sits next to you, and never mind the motion sickness! With a car rental from Airport Car Hire, you can relax and fully enjoy your vacation in comfort. In addition, you have a choice of vehicles to choose from. Whether you opt for a car rental or a jeep rental, you can select the car that will be comfortable for you and your family.


4) Dependability: Airport Car Hire represents the most reliable car rental companies on the market and all cars are in tip-top shape when you sit in! There’s no need to worry about break downs, or delays. We also provide a 24 hour support service, so in the unlikely event that something might go wrong; there is always someone on the end of a line to ensure you’re safe and your car is replaced!

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5) More Fun: A car rental lets you feel what it would be like to drive a whole different car without the riskof buying it. So if you’re contemplating making a big switch, consider your holiday a prolonged test drive. Vacations are a great time to indulge, so let loose and have fun!


Give yourself a break!

In the hectic world we live in, it is essential to take a break every now and again! We need to give our mind, as well as our bodies a chance to relax and more importantly, recover. We are often so caught up in our day-to-day routine and daily chores that we can lose touch with our bodies and not realise how physically and mentally exhausted we may actually be. So if you do one thing this summer, give yourself a break. Take the time off work and escape to a destination opposite from your norm. The most important thing is to keep your holiday as stress-free as possible. This will ensure that you get full benefit from being away, and you will feel like a new person post-break! So hop on a plane, then hop straight in a car from Airport Car Hire, drive to your accommodation and simply soak up your surroundings!



We recommend somewhere by the sea with plenty of sunshine. Breathing in the fresh sea air will do wonders for invigorating you. And because we use our senses to associate things, every time you hear or smell the ocean you will think of your holiday and should feel more invigorated. The sun can also have more benefits than just a glowing tan. It can help improve your mood as well as enable your body to use vitamin D more efficiently. Relax your mind, and leave the stresses of work behind. Physical fatigue can generally be alleviated with some rest and a good night’s sleep, and don’t be afraid to sleep in, however, mental exhaustion requires a longer recovery time. A holiday is the perfect way to do this. This will enable you think more clearly and be more productive upon your return to work.



Finally, take full advantage of your surroundings. Your car rental is ideal for hassle-free exploring. Delve beneath the surface of the country’s’ culture. Eat traditional food, visit magnificent sites, just enjoy every minute of it! As soon as you have decided on your destination, book your car rental with us and avail of the best prices on the market! Our car rental rates also includes all the following features such as collision damage waiver, third party liability protection, theft waiver, tax and VAT, airport fee, booking fee, credit card fee, placement fee, unlimited mileage, personal accident insurance, breakdown assistance, free cancellation and fantastic customer support. For a free quote! We are open 24 hours a day so call us anytime on +353 23 888 3132 or visit


Exploring by Car with Kids!

Many parents are travelling cross country with their kids these days via car! One of the most popular routes we see is from the UK to France. The spectacular views and abundance of things to do along the way, is what makes this route so appealing, however the options are endless. Having you own method of transport is ideal when abroad, especially when travelling with kids as public transport can be dangerous and stressful!


With Airport Car Hire, you can simply hop off the plane in London, jump in your car and head off to France. When it’s time to head home, drop your car off in your French Airport of choice! It’s as easy as that! Wherever you decide to explore, we have a car rental for you. Travel across the continent without having to worry about returning your car rental. With car rental from over 800 companies, in 174 countries in over 30,000 locations, the world is your oyster!


Airport Car Hire has an extensive selection of larger vehicles, which will give you and your children the comfort you desire while also leaving plenty of space for your luggage! We also provide car seats at great prices to ensure that your little ones are safe at all times, and give you the option to bring your own if you so wish.

Exploring by car gives you the freedom and flexibility you need when travelling with children. It also allows you to give children a change of scenery and keep them entertained, while visiting well known sights and areas of interest. Playgrounds are a free and convenient way of burning off energy while getting in some exercise! Why not give the kids a map, or get them to create their own before the journey? You can trace the route together and point out interesting landmarks so that they will have a sense of where they are going.

Stock up on plenty of snacks and drinks while travelling by car too! It is much more convenient and cheaper than stopping for nibbles. Colouring books and crayons, CD’s and small toys are a great way of keeping kids entertained between stops. Pack these into the car last, so they are easily accessible throughout your journey!

If you are thinking about touring by car with kids, be sure to check out our amazing offers. We will provide you with any help or support you may need and will be with you all the way!



Australia-Go the distance

Are you looking for a holiday of a life time, something completely different from the norm with plenty to keep you occupied? Then Australia is for most certainly for you. Although, for many, Australia seems out of reach, however, we assure you, that travelling the distance will be more than worth it! Don’t let distance turn you off, make it a three week stay and the journey won’t feel as lengthy. It’s simply a mere obstacle to the experience, up to now, you could only dream about!


There are some great deals around on flights and accommodation, so keep an ear out and book well in advance. As they say, travel is the only thing that costs money but makes you richer! Airport Car Hire understands that we are all keeping a tight hold of our money these days and looking for the best value around, that is why we compare hundreds of car rental companies from all over the world to bring you the best possible price. This ensures that your holiday fun fund is not affected!

With so much to do and see in Australia, travelling in your own car rental gives you the freedom to explore and discover the sights at your own pace. A car rental is also ideal if you are travelling overseas to visit family members, the convenience is invaluable! We have some excellent deals on car rental in Australia at the moment so be sure to check them out at


Need more convincing?

Here are 5 simple reasons why everyone needs to visit Australia!

For the landscape

The Australian landscape is extremely varied. The rainforests at the peak of Cape Tribulation are among the oldest in existence, while the red sands of the outback offer miles of untouched desert. The lush green acres of the state of Victoria and Tasmania show off forestry to rival the nearby islands of New Zealand.

For the beaches

The beaches of Australia are an obvious draw, with approximately 50,000 kilometres of coastline and more than 80% of the population living within 100km of the coast, Australians are all about the beach.

The world famous sands of Bondi and Coogie in Sydney are must see if you want to try your luck on a surfboard while ticking off your beach barbeque experience.

For the weather

Australia’s famously clear weather is probably one of the main reasons so many people want to visit the country and the sunny outlook seems to rub off on the local mind-set. Average temperatures in Sydney sit at around 26C in summer, while Perth rises as high as 30C.


For the outdoor activities

Australians love to be outside, and with the brilliant weather, who can blame them? Surfing is as synonymous with Australia as crocodiles and boomerangs, but it is not just the standard version Aussies are fond of, there is also windsurfing, kite surfing and even sand boarding.

Hiking, climbing or trekking the Blue Mountains just north of Sydney are popular choices with the adventurers, while water babies will enjoy white water rafting down the fierce rapids of the Tully River in the surrounds of ancient rainforest.

For the wildlife

Australian wildlife is a fascinating, feral law unto itself. Famously home to 10 of the world’s 11 most deadly species including the taipan snake, box jellyfish and funnel web spider, not to mention all those salt water crocodiles.

The country is also home to some of the cutest animals: koala bears, sugar gliders and bilbies will melt your heart. Then there are the just plain strange: echidna, cassowary and platypus, although our favourites are still the endlessly energetic kangaroos.

Don’t Let Hidden Car Hire Fees Drive you Around the Bend!

How many of you have found out the hard way about those nasty hidden fees when renting a car? There is nothing worse than receiving ‘surprise’ fees that you are not prepared for, especially when renting a car abroad. Your hard earned money should be spent on enjoying your holiday and not wasted on unnecessary tolls on your car rental. Every year, thousands of holidaymakers have problems with dodgy car rental firms, or just inflated prices. Don’t put yourself in a situation like this, where that holiday feeling won’t be long forgotten about!

There is one simple solution to this recurring problem, book with Airport Car Hire! We compare car hire from our network of 800 Car Rental Agents at 30,000 locations in 174 countries to bring you the cheapest car hire deals online from the best companies with the best cars. More importantly, all our rates are fully inclusive!

Full details are laid our very clearly for each customer so there will be no surprises or hidden costs! You simply just have to click on Rate Details under your quote for full terms and conditions on each vehicle.

So as well as finding you the best deal on the market, you only pay for what you want, and what you see is what you pay! Don’t take the risk, visit today to book your car rental with a company you can trust, with over 10 years’ experience!

See for yourself what our car rental quotes include:

Collision damage waiver (CDW) Included in price
Third party liability protection (TP) Included in price
Theft waiver (TW) Included in price
Tax & VAT Included in price
Airport fee Included in price
Booking fee Included in price
Credit Card Fee Included in price
Placement fee Included in price
Unlimited mileage* Included in price
Personal accident insurance Included in price
Breakdown assistance Included in price
Free Cancellation* Included in price
Customer Support Included in price


Explore Austria at ease with Airport Car Hire

Are you planning a break away soon? Book your car rental with us and cruise straight from the airport to your destination at the best possible price. Not only does a car rental with Airport Car Hire take the stress out of the finding transport when you land, it also gives you the opportunity to explore your country of choice at ease and at your own pace.

If we could recommend one place that is a must see this summer, it is Austria. In fact, we love Austria so much we are running a special offer just for you! We want you to get out there and experience Austria and absorb all the culture and landscape it has to offer. Every car rental booked for Austria will also get full use of a GPS system for the duration of their rental at no extra cost! This will ensure that you will not have to worry about finding any place you would like to visit! Your GPS system will also highlight places of interest and local amenities. Austria is packed full of unique reasons for visiting…


Here are but a few to get you excited about Austria.

Austria is the capital of classical music

Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Strauss, Beethoven – these are just some of the famous classical composers who were born or lived in Austria, particularly Vienna, which is why it comes as no surprise that Vienna has earned the designation of being the world’s Capital of Classical Music.

There are many classical music festivals all over Austria, like the Mozart Festival in Salzburg, the Bregenz Festival and the Schubert Festival in Voralberg.

There is no shortage of dancing schools in Austria, either. After all, Austria is not just the cradle of classical music, but also the birthplace of the waltz.

Amazing architecture

You will see many man-made wonders when you visit Austria, which include medieval grand palaces like the Hofburg Imperial Palace and Schonbrunn Palace, where the Habsburgs once lived, the Belvedere Palace and Arstetten Castle, as well as cutting-edge modern architecture like the Kunsthaus Graz and the stations on the Tirol railway.

The Sound of Music

A large percentage of tourists visit Austria and Salzburg, in particular, to retrace the steps of the Von Trapp family from the well-loved Sound of Music film and musical. Take a picture in front of the Mirabell Gardens where the famous Do-re-mi scene was filmed, take a stroll on the banks of the lake of Leopoldskron Castle, then visit the Nonnberg Abbey, one of the oldest abbeys in Austria where Maria was a novice.

Austrian cuisine

Crisp apple strudel is an Austrian delicacy mentioned in ‘The Sound of Music’, and is easy to find in restaurants once you visit Austria. Indeed, Austrian cuisine may not be one of the most popular in the world, but it definitely has its own distinct great taste with Italian, German and Hungarian influences.

If this doesn’t convince you to book Austria and avail of our fantastic offer, we don’t know what will! So what are you waiting for, get booking! Our Car rental rates also includes all the following features such as collision damage waiver, third party liability protection, theft waiver, tax and VAT,  airport fee, booking fee, credit card fee, placement fee, unlimited mileage, personal accident insurance, breakdown assistance, free cancellation and fantastic customer support. What more could you want?


Get a free quote now! We are open 24 hours a day so call us anytime on +353 23 888 3132
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We’ve got your back!!

Customer service is an integral part of our job here at Airport Car Hire and has been since our establishment over 10 years ago. We pride ourselves on top class customer service and place it at the core of our business and not an extension of it. We understand that a company’s most vital asset is its customers. Without our customers, we would not and could not exist.


It is in this sense that Airport Car Hire want to ensure that you’re experience in dealing with us, is as pleasant and as stress-free as possible.  We offer fanatical customer car from beginning to end. Whether its help or advice you require while booking your car rental or any problems you may incur while abroad, we’ve got your back. Airport car Hire are here to take your call 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and there is now issue to big or too small.

Our priority is that you feel comfortable using our service. Our safe and secure booking service ensures that you can book with confidence, and arrive at your destination with the knowledge that things will run smoothly. In the unlikely event that there may be any glitches or hiccups, we’re always here for back up at no extra charge.

Don’t take the risk with other car hire comparison websites, who will abandon you as soon as you’ve placed an order, book with a company you can trust, Airport Car Hire. We are here for you, so don’t hesitate to give us a call us anytime on +353 23 888 3132.

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