What's included with your car?
Certain European package holidays you'll find on the Thomson website include car hire within the price. These are clearly identified within the search results and accommodation details pages on our website. Here's a summary of what's included wherever you see car hire advertised as included in a Europe holiday package.
Car hire in Europe - What's included?
The following are included when you see car hire advertised as included in one of our European holiday packages. Please remember, additional charges may be payable for your booking - please see below for details.
Included in your booking:
• Unlimited mileage for rentals of 3 days or more
• Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
• Theft Waiver (THW)
• Third-party insurance cover
• Airport and local surcharges
• Local Government Tax
• Airport pick-up
• Local road maps
• Breakdown service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Additional charges and optional extras
Excess Waiver: Insurance to reduce the excess charges can be taken out where available for an extra fee - this is called Excess Waiver.
Deposits: When you collect your hire car, you'll be asked to leave a valid major credit card imprint as a deposit of up to €700 to cover CDW and THW excess charges, petrol and any additional days you have booked locally. This will be held for the duration of your rental and then refunded where no additional costs have been incurred. Some larger cars will require imprints of 2 valid major credit cards. When you pick up the car, it'll come with a full tank of fuel - if you fill it up before you bring it back, you won't be charged for this.
Additional drivers: You'll need to pay Additional driver charges if 2 or more people are going to be driving the car. Remember, you must make any additional driver arrangements when you pick up the car - only named drivers can drive the rental car.
Young driver surcharge: The minimum age for hiring a car is 21 years (22 years in Turkey), but drivers under 25 years will need to pay an additional young driver surcharge.
Optional extras: Where available, you can also add infant seats and roof racks to your car hire in resort, for an extra charge.
For up to date information on any extra charges please go to http://www.europcar.co.uk/
Please note, the luggage space in a basic - or Group A - hire car is limited, so if you are collecting your car from the airport on arrival with a lot of luggage, or you would like that extra bit of comfort when touring, we recommend you upgrade to a larger car in a different vehicle group. We regret that we are unable to offer a separate transfer for excess luggage that does not fit in the car.
Car hire for parties of 5 or more
The car hire supplier may have to allocate more than one vehicle to accommodate parties of 5 or more. For an additional charge you may request an upgrade to a larger vehicle prior to departure, subject to availability.
See details on what type of car, and how many cars, are included
Car hire upgrades and additional cars
Please read through the tables below to see the prices for upgrading or adding cars to your booking. Please call us on 0871 230 5111 to upgrade or hire an extra car. Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras. Just so you know, prices are accurate as of July 2014 and may be subject to change.
For full terms and conditions for our Europcar car hire please see our A-Z Guide.