Portsmouth is the second largest city of Hampshire, in the United Kingdom. It is 64 miles south west from London and 19 miles south east from Southampton. Portsmouth is a naval port and the world’s oldest dry dock, famous for shipping. Portsmouth is a major dockyard and base for Royal Navy and Royal Marine Commandos, Portsmouth is also famous as a thriving commercial ferry port.
Portsmouth has a number of attractions like; Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Spinnaker Tower, Gun Wharf Quays, Royal Garrison Church, Charles Dickens Birthplace, Port Solent, Palmerston Road, Blue Reef Aquarium, All Saints Church, Emigrant Statue, HMS Centurion Memorial, Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth Cathedral, Portsmouth City Museum, Round Tower, The D-Day Museum, Square Tower, St Marie’s Church, Victoria Park and Vue Cinema. Portsmouth has a fairly large number of visitors annually. Portsmouth has an efficient public transport system, which makes it easy for visitors to move around.
However there are a number of car hire companies operating in the city which makes it quite easy to hire a car. There are a variety of cars that can be rented which include cars, vans, mini buses, buses, jeeps, and motorcycles. The popular cars that are rented out are; Opel Astra, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Matiz, Opel Corsa, Toyota Auris, Peugeot 308, Opel Insignia, Opel Zafira, Volkswagen Passat, Ford Focus, Mercedes E class, Mercedez C class, Toyota Hiace and Toyota Hilux.
Renting a car is quite easy as you can rent a car online or visit a car hire firm’s outlet or ask the hotel where you are staying to arrange a rented car for you. You must know what type of car you want to hire and for how many days. Special requests are entertained by car hire companies like if you need an infant or toddler car seat, navigation system, ski rack or anything else. Do make sure that the car hire firm can accommodate your request before you book it, especially if you are making an online booking. Requests are not guaranteed and additional charges may be applied. Many agencies require paying by credit card when you pick up the car.
Car rental companies offer competitive rates for cars with and without chauffeurs. For self drive car hire companies implement some rules like the driver must be over 25 years of age and should have a valid driver’s license and credit card. Other identification like a valid passport or ID card may be required. All the cars are fully insured and some include driver’s insurance as well. Cars are rented out with a full tank of fuel and you are expected to top it up when you return it. The breakdown emergency contact number is provided and there is no mileage restriction on the car. You can pick the car from one point and return it at another, depending on your convenience. You are expected to pay any traffic violation fines. Do inspect the car before you get behind the wheel as the car will be inspected by the car hire company’s staff on return.