Our Guide to Atmospheric Travel in Ireland

27 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

The Best Abandoned Spots in Ireland

Ireland is a beautiful ancient country brimming with history and culture. It has had some turbulent aspects in its past including mass emigration, the heavy decline of rural employment and the fall of the monarchy. This has meant that numerous estates, buildings and monuments have not been maintained and have now returned to their luscious green pastures of yore, creating atmospheric abandoned spots. Here is Sixt rent a car’s travel guide to some of the best and most interesting abandoned spots in Ireland.

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Majorca Island Tours with Sixt

26 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

Explore the Unique Island of Majorca with Sixt Motorbike Hire

Sixt brings you the best of Majorca. Majorca is an island just off the east coast of Spain in the Mediterranean sea and it is the largest of all the islands in the stunning Balearic Islands archipelago. We have outlined 3 simple routes to discover this beautiful island that guarantee that you won’t miss a thing. Our routes are designed to see the top attractions on the island, plus we have included restaurant suggestions so that you don’t need to worry about finding food when you get hungry on the road.

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#SixtRallye European Roadtrip – Driving Teams

26 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

Meet the Brave Teams of the #SixtRallye European Roadtrip

Our 6 #SixtRallye teams are all on track after the #SixtRallye European Roadtrip driving travel adventure launched on Friday. Our teams have already successfully made it from the Sixt rent a car HQ in Munich to Innsbruck, Lugano, Nizza and today are in Aix-en-Provence. Still to come is Narbonne, Barcelona, Grenoble, Lausanne and Zurich before returning to Munich on 2nd September. Last week’s #SixtRallye Launch blog post explains the competition, so today let’s take a look at our teams.

Needless to say, all of our team members have a passion for travel as well as driving, and they are adventurous, curious and simply relish a challenge. They’re also not shy of a selfie or five and you can enjoy their exploits on the #SixtRallye SocialMediaWall. Today they are competing for the best French selfie, and we already have a few potential winners jostling for position! They are loving driving in France and we’re seeing some good posing along the way that does justice to their Sixt hire cars and French settings – like this one from Team Departed! with their BMW and baguette:

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London Luton Airport Car Rental Deal

25 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

London Luton Airport Branch – Opening Special Offer

Sixt is moving at London Luton Airport! We are now closer to the airport so that it is even more convenient for you to pick up your hire car. And to celebrate, we are giving you one day of your rental free.

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#SixtRallye European Roadtrip Launches

22 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

Welcome to the Start of the #SixtRallye European Roadtrip!

Last month the Sixt UK Blog announced our #SixtRallye – where six intrepid 2-men teams drive to ten cities within six European countries over eleven days in a racy Sixt hire car each. The expedition launched today with our teams speeding off in their Sixt hire cars to begin their travels and get racing.

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Strange Driving Laws in Europe

22 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

Drive Europe: Need to Know | 3. Unusual Driving Laws in Europe

Ok, so maybe this is not quite a “need to know” topic, but it is still useful to be aware of the quirks in the law when driving in another country – and it is definitely amusing. Whether this blog comes in handy for ensuring that you don’t catch the attention of foreign policeman or is more a source of fun facts when making friends on your European adventure, we hope that you enjoy it.  For a comprehensive summary on the more usual driving laws and regulations that you should be aware of when travelling in Europe, check out last week’s blog post.

So, from the sublimey ridiculous and unnecessarily bizarre to the just plain boring hassle, here is our round up of the strange driving laws that Europe entertains:

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Sixt Bobby Car – Tori’s UK Roadtrip

21 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     
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The Bobby car give-away at selected UK branches

If you’ve ever travelled with children, you will be well familiar with the endless cry of: “Are we there yet?”

Sixt recognised this and in order to make family trips less stressful, as well as to ensure the experience with their car rental service is as seamless as possible, Sixt is now giving away free Bobby cars. They come in the style of the Opel Zafira at selected UK branches. Now many children are enjoying the road trip on their Sixt Bobby car when driving across the country.

One customer was so pleased with the service and the fact that his family could take the little car with them on their journey that he kept the Sixt branch at London Heathrow Airport updated with photos of their adventure.

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This is the story of his little daughter’s adventure on her trip across the UK:

Tori (pictured) travelled all over England from Newcastle to Brighton.

After she drove over Tower Bridge and left London, she stopped at Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest continuously inhabited castle in the world.

 

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What type of Driver are you?

20 Aug 2014 by Matthew Fransioli     
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How do you drive? The Driver Quiz

Have you wondered what type of driver you are? There is now a test for you can find out if you are a grandma driver or a race car driver. If you click on the link below you will be able to take the test.

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Have you ever wondered what type of driver you are? Just click take the test below then you will find out what type of driver you really are. This test might also help you know what kind of car you want to rent the next time you stop by Sixt.

 

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Sixt Creates Music Video

14 Aug 2014 by Matthew Fransioli     

Sixt rent a car is known for its clever provocative and humorous advertisements and as of 14th of August 2014 there is another great campaign to be added to its collection. The campaign launched in Germany with the famous German Schlager Music star Roberto Blanco.

The title in German is “Ein bisschen Spar`n muss sein”  which translates to “You have to save a little“. You will be able to see the video here

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Driving Laws and Regulations in Europe

13 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

Drive Europe: Need to Know | 2. Driving Laws in Europe

Welcome back to the Sixt rent a car blog! We hope that you enjoyed the first in our series Drive Europe: Need to Know last week, and found it useful.

Sixt car hire Europe driving regulationsThis week we are looking at the differences in laws for driving in Europe. A European road trip is a great adventure, but understanding the different European traffic regulations and driving legal requirements can be tricky to grasp and even slip your mind that you should be aware of these as you are preparing for your trip and crossing borders.

Below is our quick look summary and driving checklist for the key driving and road regulations and legal requirements for driving in France, Spain, Italy and more. If you are travelling to specific countries then we recommend that you check out their road rules in more detail. The Sixt Driving Tips pages take an in depth look at the driving regulations for each country in Europe (and beyond!), plus gives some helpful recommendations and additional tips for your journey. We also have a quick fact, interactive summary Sixt Driving Laws Map which provides traffic regulation and driving law highlights. For more information on renting with Sixt and driving in Europe, take a look at our Europe Car Hire Page. And don’t forget that in Sixt’s Top European Driving Apps blog last week we reviewed the European Union’s GoingAbroad app which provides all the information on European driving regulations handily on your mobile for when you need it.

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