Renting a car in Bulgaria - the best way to enjoy the country
Released on: October 28, 2008, 4:32 am
Press Release Author: Penguin Travel
Industry: Transportation & Logistics
Press Release Summary: Renting a car in Bulgaria is rather tricky experience for newcomers, hiding loads of unexpected surprises. The article describes the general situation with this highly appreciated way of travel by most foreigners.
Press Release Body: Heading to Bulgaria for a business meeting? Maybe you're planning to cool off during a family summer vacation to Bulgarian mountains? Perhaps Sunny Beach or a peaceful pristine beach on the Black Sea cost is your destination. No matter what the reason for traveling in Bulgaria is, you will maybe need to rent a car for your journey due to lack of connections to some remote regions of the country or simply irregular and at times unreliable public transport in general. Most of the rent a car companies in Bulgaria offer cars from the biggest cities only (Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Bourgas). There are just a few who would deliver the car to any location in the country for just a small delivery fee (e.g. http://www.bulgariacarrent.com). Another detail is the "deposit" - certain amount of money (cash) which you leave upon pick up with the idea that if something happens to the car you will not receive the money at the end of your trip (often done even for hardly visible scratches or cigarette holes on the upholstery of the interior). It is always best to avoid such deals even if the rates per day are lower than other companies'. Most of the companies do also work only with payments in cash which is not good idea especially for the high season, as you may find yourself at the airport with no car waiting for you and nobody answering your phone calls for explanation. For summer it is better to secure the car at least 2 months in advance. Some companies (http://www.bulgariacarrent.com) offer online payments with credit card prepayment which is quite convenient. The number of operating vehicles for most of the companies is rather limited - 5-10 cars. This does not allow the change of your car in case of damage in the middle of your vacation. Always choose a company with 24h emergency hot line, which will make sure that you have a substitute car if something goes wrong with yours. Insurances are not included normally (except for common insurances). With the uncertain driving along the roads of Bulgaria it is best to have your car insured in advance with either CDW (such are provided by http://www.bulgariacarrent.com) or with additionally paid insurance together with the renting fees, which will cover damages in case of common accidents (which are not always dependent on you only). Generally speaking if you are not happy to pay the high rates of the biggest world famous rent a car companies it will be a good idea to check in travel forums the travelers' feedback for different agencies and choose the most reliable one. Forums are also a good place to understand the reactions of different companies in different situations, which would be the best preparation before exploring Bulgaria by a rented vehicle.