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Customers with an enquiry or the wish to make a car hire reservation can contact Record car hire Lisbon Airport either by telephone on +34 902 123 002 or +0044 870 735 0372 or simply make their enquiry online at http://www.recordrentacar.com, where the types of cars available for the stay in Lisbon are shown with a brief description and the applicable rental fee.
Small cars like the Peugeot 107 seat 4 passengers and have space for one piece of luggage in the boot. The advantage with these types of cars is that they include an additional driver in the rental fee.
Even smaller, the Fiat 500 and Fiat Panda have no room for luggage and only seats 4 people, but the Renault Megane, Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 207 and Fiat Punto seat 4 people in comfort and provide space for one large suitcase.
For more passenger space there are the Nissan Note and Peugeot 308 from Record Lisbon Airport, which seat 5 passengers in style and comfort. The Toyota Avensis can accommodate 5 passengers and 2 large suitcases.
Some Record Lisbon Airport cars have special offers attached to their rental period, like the aforementioned additional driver being free of charge, or no excess, damage on tires and windshield insurance being part of the rental.
For longer trips into the interior of Portugal, or for small groups of travellers going sightseeing in Lisbon and surrounding area there are the vans, people carriers and transporters from Record Rent A Car. The 9-seater Mercedes Vito features air conditioning and manual transmission. The 7-seater Seat Alhambra also features air conditioning and manual transmission but has in addition space for 2 large suitcases. The VW Transporter can seat 9 passengers and accommodate 3 large suitcases.
The Atlantic coastline just outside of Lisbon is a great place to start discovering Portugal. A convertible Renault Megane is just perfect for such a trip. Seating 4 passengers, the car features air conditioning and manual transmission and includes an additional driver free of charge in the rental fee.
Travelling on the A-1 route, it is possible to reach the city of Coimbra in 2 hours and 20 minutes. Passing by the lovely historic town of Santarém on the way, the 130 mile drive to Coimbra leads past some of Portugal’s most important castles that date back to the days of the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages.
As a famous university city, Coimbra is lively, vibrant and quite cosmopolitan. During the High Middle Ages Coimbra served as Portugal’s capital and it is to this fact that the city owes is spectacular architecture. The University of Coimbra ranks as one of the oldest universities - it is certainly the oldest academic institution in the whole of the Portuguese speaking world.
The imposing Palaces of the University of Coimbra and Almedina Hill itself dominate the city scape as the city perches on the banks of the Mondego River. The beautiful Romanesque Cathedral (Sé Vehlha) is affectionately known as the Old Cathedral and attracts rightly a large number of tourists every year. Dating back to roughly 1139, when the foundations were laid during King Alfonso Henrique's reign, the cathedral was finally deemed completed in the 13th century, after an addition of cloisters in 1218.
However, in the 16th century new-found wealth of the Age of Discovery needed an outlet and more additions followed in the form of rich decorations for chapels, walls and pillars. Its splendid lantern tower, main chapel and North chapel are among the best-preserved Romanesque architecture in all of Portugal and the South of Europe.
In contrast, the Cathedral of Sé Nova - the “new” cathedral - was built in the 17th century and once belonged to the Jesuit Formation House of Coimbra. Eventually the Jesuit Order was ousted from its splendid cathedral in 1772 and the bishopric seat that had up to then resided in the Old Cathedral was transferred to the New Cathedral. The Age of Discover introduced the colonial type architecture that is so common in Brazil and Argentina into Portugal and the New Cathedral is a fine example of this style.
For more information on Record car hire Lisbon Airport, please visit the company’s website at http://www.recordrentacar.com.