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Escape to the Country with Europcar

Hop in a 4×4 for half-term and take the scenic route

London, October 2013 – Europcar the leader in car hire services in Europe, is encouraging families to take the scenic route this half-term and enjoy the drive in a 4×4 from the Prestige by Europcar fleet. Families looking to get away from it all, can explore some of the UK’s best drives with Europcar, all in the comfort of a vehicle with room for everyone.

“It’s easy to focus on getting from A to B, when it comes to travelling, but some UK roads offer stunning views of some of our best landscapes,” says Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group says. “Prestige by Europcar features some of the most desirable four-wheel drive vehicles, offering the best in performance, space and an added bit of luxury. With room for everyone to spread out, families can take time to enjoy the journey.”

Book a weekend in the luxurious Mercedes ML to make the most of a drive along the A82 towards Glencoe, in the Scottish Highlands. This road offers awe-inspiring mountains, sweeping down to the purple heather or golden bracken, depending on the season. Alternatively, no trip to the North East is complete without a drive along the A1 past Gateshead, Tyne & Wear for a glimpse of Antony Gormley’s famous sculpture ‘Angel of the North’. Make a journey in the Volvo XC90 from Europcar for comfort and practicality, with seven seats, ensuring there’s room for the whole family.

When it comes to style and power, nothing beats the Range Rover Westminster – perfect for a trip to the Lake District. The A591 provides one of the best views of the fells, as well as winding along the banks of Lake Windermere and Lake Thirlmere, before sweeping through the picturesque village of Grasmere for a visit to Wordsworth’s former home. But for a gentle cruise through quintessential English countryside, the A272 meanders from Horsham to Winchester, taking in pretty towns with plenty of excuses to stop-off for tea and cake.

Ken McCall concludes, “Whether it’s the rugged mountain roads of Snowdonia and the Highlands or sweeping over Exmoor and through Devonshire villages, autumn offers families the perfect opportunity to escape to the country. And a 4×4 from Prestige by Europcar provides the ideal combination of space for kids and the luggage, while offering parents the luxury and comfort they need to enjoy the drive. In addition, Europcar’s freeDeliver service means customers can get a car delivered to their door – no hassle, no fee. And at the end of the booking, Europcar collects, for stress free car hire.”


For further press information please contact the Europcar UK Press Office:  Dominic Dennis, Arran Fano, Madeleine Roles or Wendy Harrison on 020 8977 9132.  dominic@harrisonsadler.com

About Europcar Group:

Europcar is one of the leading mobility players in Europe. Present in over 130 countries, the group provides customers with one of the largest car rental networks through its own operators, franchisees and partnerships. Europcar operates worldwide its own brands Europcar® and InterRent, which is its low cost brand. It also operates the National and Alamo brands in EMEA. The group puts customers at the heart of its mission whether it is innovation or service. All the employees of the group are committed to delivering customer satisfaction. Europcar is actively promoting Corporate and Environmental social responsibility. Europcar has been recognised again in 2012 and for the 4th consecutive year, as the winner of the first World Travel Award and as the World’s Leading Green Transport Solutions Company. Europcar was honoured for the first time in 2012 with the “Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award”. Europcar is owned by Eurazeo, one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe.

For more information: www.europcar.co.uk



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