When planning a holiday you should think about the best way to see the attractions and tourist spots in the local area. Ask yourself whether or not you want to rely on local transport systems or take organised coach excursions, which can be hot and uncomfortable at the best of times. Here are five reasons we think car rental will provide the best experience for you and your holiday companions.
1. Choose Your Own Route
Taking control and being behind the wheel gives you the freedom to choose. Choose exactly the route you want to take. Rather than opting to travel on a busy motorway, you could instead take the scenic route through sleepy villages, along the coast or open countryside. You could also plan to stop off and visit other places along your chosen route, places well away from major road or rail routes. You could even stumble upon that secret beach only known to the locals.
2. No Timetable
When you arrive by car at a beautiful location, you have more time to enjoy the experience and see as much as possible. It might be that you want to spend time on the beach, grab one last coffee or even catch a lie in before your travels. Car rental means you can take as much time as you need and you don’t need to worry about getting back to the coach or the train station on time. You can relax more and enjoy your holiday at your own pace.
3. Unexpected Diversions
Exploring by car can take you to places you never planned to go. On the way to a destination, or on the return journey, you might see a sign pointing to an unexpected attraction. You might decide to take a detour and explore the area. Having control of your destination also means you don’t have to stay somewhere that you’re not enjoying. Sometimes getting lost can be the best way to find new places and experience new things. Those hidden locations feel all the better for having found them of your own accord.
4. Travelling Together
With car rental you can choose the right size of car for you and your family or friends to fit into comfortably. It is much easier to keep children safe in the back seats and you will not be forced to sit (or stand) apart on a crowded bus or train. Because at the end of the day, the reason you travel with loved ones is to be close to them. What better way than hitting the open road with those closest to you?
5. That sense of achievement
If you’ve ever driven in a foreign country you know that feeling of satisfaction and achievement you feel when you hit your destination. Pulling up, parking and switching off the engine you will feel that great sense that explorers in years have felt when they find a new destination. Channel your inner Columbus and opt to rent a car.
If you are used to public transport or going on organised coach excursions you would not have the same opportunities that car rental provides. Rather than being herded around in a coach, bus or train, you can have better holiday experiences by driving to places of interest and getting off the beaten track. easyCar can help you find the perfect rental car for your holiday abroad.