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Frequently Asked Questions about Booking Self-Drive Holidays Online.

Driving holidays in Europe for the independent motorist. Ferries, hotels, holiday homes, camping.

Booking Questions

Can I make last minute bookings? Can I book over the telephone?
Can you plan a holiday itinerary for me? Who is liable if something goes wrong?
Does Drive-Alive hire cars? Does Drive-Alive accept pets?
Is Drive-Alive ABTA or ATOL bonded? I don't yet know what car I'll be taking. Can I still book?

Can I book over the telephone?
Unfortunately not. Our website is a portal offering a one-stop shop with easy-to-access links to enable you to find and book every element of a driving holiday in Europe. We are not resourced to deal with telephone enquiries.

Can I make last minute bookings?
All the suppliers featured on this website have fully featured booking engines, and it will always be clear how soon in the future you can book. But remember that the earlier you book, the better your chances of getting what you want, and the cheaper it is likely to be.

Does Drive-Alive accept pets?

Who is liable if something goes wrong?
Drive-Alive only provides the Drive-Alive website, which is a portal offering easy access to a range of holiday providers. Your contract and booking is always with your chosen provider, not with Drive-Alive Holidays Ltd.

I don't yet know what car I'll be taking. Can I still book?
Yes, when booking choose the sort of vehicle you expect it to be - standard car, people carrier, etc - and enter a fictitious registration number. Then send details of the vehicle as soon as you can to the transport operator. If you choose the wrong type of vehicle e.g. standard car and the vehicle turns out to be a high vehicle, there may be a surcharge to pay when you notify the details.

What happens if I can't take my holiday for reasons outside my control?
Holiday providers are not responsible for cancellations or changes caused by strikes, blockades or weather, and obviously not for cancellations made by you because you can't travel (illness, family bereavement, etc). Read our booking conditions carefully, and make sure you have travel insurance to cover these events, or you could find yourself seriously out-of-pocket.

Can you plan a holiday itinerary for me?
Sorry, but no. This website and the associated Route Planner helps you to plan every aspect of your holiday yourself. But you must still make the final bookings by following the links we provide and visiting the websites of your chosen holiday providers.

Does Drive-Alive hire cars?
No, but we have partnered with two of Europe's best known, most competitive and reliable car hire companies, Argus Rentals and Auto Europe.

Is Drive-Alive ABTA or ATOL bonded?

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Driving in Europe
Driving in Europe
Driving in Austria
Driving in Belgium
Driving in Denmark
Driving in France
Driving in Germany
Driving in Ireland
Driving in Italy
Driving in Luxembourg
Driving in the Netherlands
Driving in Norway
Driving in Portugal
Driving in Spain
Driving in Switzerland
We hope you like all the fantastic free information on Drive-Alive as well as our class-leading route planner. So please come back to Drive-Alive to book ferries, hotels, apartments, holidays homes and car hire using the booking links. These links take you to the companies' websites where you pay exactly the same prices as if you'd gone direct and we make a small commission.