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Avis car hire Lisbon Airport can be contacted going online via their portal at http://www.avis.com and at http://www.avis.com.pt. It is also possible to reach the service team at the airport by telephoning on tel +351 289 889 456. The rental desk in the arrivals hall is open from 7.00 am to midnight every day.
Lisbon’s airport is a gateway not just to one of Europe’s oldest cities and most exciting tourist destinations, it is also a gateway to one of the world’s most culturally and historically rich and interesting countries.
Just a short drive away are treasures like the palaces, sub-tropical gardens and stunning hilltop Pena Castle of Sintra. Situated within a 25 km drive from Lisbon, the Sintra Mountains are just right for hiking and mountain biking at a mere 529 metres above sea level. The Serra de Sintra Mountain range stretches for just 16 km from the resort town of Sintra to Cabo da Roca and is a much loved tourist destination, where one can spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Sintra Cascais Nature Park belongs to a cluster of 13 natural parks in Portugal that include the Serra de Sintra Mountain range and parts of the Atlantic coast at Cabo da Roca. Dramatic cliffs, crashing waves, golden beaches and forested hillsides at Europe’s most westerly point never fail to impress with their natural beauty.
The Economy range vehicles from Avis Lisbon Airport offer both comfort and savings on fuel. Cars like the 3-door Seat Ibiza can seat up to 5 passengers and have room for 1 large and 1 small suitcase. The Peugeot 207 also accommodates 5 people but only has space for 3 small pieces of luggage in the boot, just like the Volkswagen Polo.
More space for both passengers and their luggage can be found in the Compact range from Avis Lisbon Airport. The 5-door Seat Leon features air conditioning and manual transmission, seating for 5 people and space for 2 large suitcases and 3 smaller pieces of luggage, just like the 4-door Volkswagen Golf station wagon.
Standard size vehicles from Avis car hire Lisbon Airport include the 5-door Citroen C5D, which seats 5 passengers and also has room for 2 large and 3 small pieces of luggage.
Groups of travellers or large families are also catered for. Avis can supply standard vans like the Seat Alhambra, which seats up to 7 people, and full-size vans like the 4-door Mercedes Vito, which is ideal for 9 passengers.
During the summer months convertible “sell like hot cakes” as the saying goes and it is certainly advisable to reserve an Avis Peugeot 308 convertible or similar model at least several days in advance. Just as popular are the 4-wheel drive vehicles like the Mitsubishi Outlander for example, which seats up to 5 people. Ideal for touring the 4-wheel drive cars from Avis Lisbon Airport feature air conditioning and manual transmission and have enough room in the boot for 2 large and 2 smaller suitcases.
Business travellers or people coming to Lisbon for a special occasion often like to reserve cars from the Avis Premium range, which includes the Volvo S60 and the Mercedes C220. The Luxury class includes the 5-door Mercedes E Class, a vehicle that has seating for 5 people and room for 2 smaller pieces of luggage.
Pena National Palace offers stunning views over the town below and the entire municipality of Sintra. On a clear day, the towers of Pena Palace can even be seen from Lisbon. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the palace is widely regarded as one of the seven wonders of Portugal and is often used for state occasions, when the country’s president entertains foreign dignitaries.
The gleaming white façade of Sintra National Palace belies the monument’s age – it looks positively modern at first glance. Dating back to early 10th century Moorish occupation, Sintra National Palace is also a UNESCO World Heritage site as the best preserved medieval palace in Portugal.
For more information about Avis car hire Lisbon Airport, please visit the company’s portal at http://www.avis.com, where enquiries and reservations can be made.