Pet-Friendly cabins & Options on the France & Spain ferries

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Every year, thousands of people travelling from the UK and Ireland to France and Spain by ferry, often on their way to Portugal. And, many of them decide to take their pets with them. Yes, pets (dogs, cats, and even ferrets) can travel on ferries. Some ferries have pet-friendly cabins, some have kennels, and others … Read more

Hiring a Car in Portugal

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Should you rent a car for your trip to Portugal? It depends. If you’re only visiting the major towns and cities – places like Lisbon, Porto, and Coimbra – you can easily get between them by bus or by train. You definitely don’t need a car inside the cities either. But, if you plan to … Read more

Getting Around Portugal By Public Transport

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If you don’t drive, or just don’t want to drive, you can easily get around mainland Portugal by public transport (Madeira and The Azores can be a little trickier). Public transport in Portugal is good, particularly if you’re going to large towns or cities. Some of the smaller towns and villages are a little harder … Read more

Buses in Portugal: How To Get Around Portugal By Bus

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Following on from the article about getting around Portugal by train, I’ve put together a guide to getting around Portugal by bus. I’ve travelled extensively by bus here – taking buses throughout the country and even into Spain as well. Portugal has an extensive bus network that is made up of two types of buses … Read more

Hiring A Car (With a Driver) in Portugal

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A lot of people have asked about hiring a car with a driver and, while it is possible, booking this type of service really isn’t as straightforward as it should be. Hopefully, this article will make finding a driver a little bit easier. The reason that it seems difficult is because hiring a driver is … Read more

Visiting The Algarve Without A Car

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There are two types of people that visit the Algarve without a car: those that can’t drive and those that don’t want to drive. If you can’t drive, read this articvle to see how to get around (skip the next section). If you don’t want to drive, or you’re too nervous to drive in Portugal, … Read more

A Guide to 1-Way Car Rental in Portugal

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Sometimes you need to rent a car in one location and drop it off in another. For example: you might want to rent a car in Porto and drop it in Faro. Most car rental companies charge you a fee for doing this, and the fee varies from around €50 to €150. That’s if you … Read more

DriiveMe: Rent A Car for just €1

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Car rental companies often need to move their cars from one rental location to another, a process that’s known as car relocation. Europcar at Lisbon Airport, for example, might need to relocate one of their cars from the Lisbon Airport branch to the Faro or Porto Airport branch. Occasionally, they might even need the car … Read more

Did You Know: You Can Bring A Child Car Seat to Portugal

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Renting a car is expensive, but it gets even more costly when you try and add a baby or child car seat to your order. Prices vary from company to company, but most car rental companies charge somewhere in the region of €10 per day. Sometimes that’s actually more expensive than the cost of renting … Read more

Car Hire Excess Insurance Could Reduce Your Car Rental Costs

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So, you’ve found a great car rental deal . It’s affordable, it’s a decent car, and maybe it’s even from a car hire company that you’ve actually heard of. Then, you get to the insurance upsell bit. Suddenly, the cost of renting a car has shot up.  There are usually three insurance prices: basic (included), … Read more