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Peugeot: The Best Choice for an Extended Stay in Europe

When faced with so many car rental options, choosing the most effective and economical way to travel in Europe can feel like a serious challenge. If you’re itinerary includes an extended stay of 21 days or more, Kemwel Car Rental is here to simplify the process with our Peugeot Open Europe Buy Back Program. Learn some key points as to why a long-term car rental with Kemwel and Peugeot can benefit you!

Minimum and Maximum Age Requirements

Car Rental from ReykjavikA few months ago my little brother left the U.S. to pursue an opportunity teaching English as a second language in France. He purposely flew by way of Iceland, as the airline that he traveled with allowed him to take an extended layover in Reykjavik. While there, he chose to rent a car Reykjavik with Kemwel and explore for the few days before his connecting flight to France. When I next heard from him, he had returned his rental car in Iceland without a hitch and was next inquiring about renting a car in Bordeaux,France.

Once again I quoted him the prepaid cost of the car rental and insurance, along with the standard locally paid fees, including the daily road tax, location surcharge and additional driver fees. When I advised him that this time, however, there was a significant young driver surcharge of €35 per day, he understandably balked. The daily fee for he and each his friends who intended to drive and were all under 25, was more than the combined cost of the car rental and other local fees. Comparatively, the cost of a Peugeot long-term car rental split between him and his friends was much more appealing.

senior citizen leaning on carOn the other end of the age spectrum, I’ve spoken with clients who, due to their venerable age, ran into some difficulties when attempting to confirm an overseas car rental. Medical documents ensuring their state of physical health and proof that they’ve been driving capably for a recent span of time with a record clear of accidents and traffic violations is required to present to the local car rental supplier to show that they’re not a risk. When you are still fit as a fiddle with a clean driving record, this may all seem like a considerable amount of hullabaloo just to rent a car and to gain your travel independence.

Don’t let age restrictions curb your enthusiasm for traveling in Europe. With Kemwel and Peugeot, you can lease a factory-new car from convenient locations in and outside of France, such as the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris or the Milan Malpensa Airport in Italy. Kemwel offers a list of potential Peugeot pick-up locations for you to reference when preparing your travel plans. Whether you’re a student attending college abroad, traveling for business or exploring leisure activities, Kemwel Car Rental is here to assist in ensuring your transportation in Europe is an affordable and successful enterprise!


ExasperatedThere is a level of frustration associated with understanding how European car rental insurance differs from what we have available to us in the states. Comparing and contrasting what’s compulsory and optional, inclusive and supplementary—it seems like an insurmountable barrage of information to sift through.

Kemwel takes the headache out of insurance queries with our Peugeot lease program. A Peugeot long-term car rental automatically comes with comprehensive insurance. This includes Third Party Liability, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection (TP) plus the additional security of a zero deductible/zero excess (ZE) on the CDW and TP What ZE means is that in the event of an accident or theft of the vehicle, you are not libel to pay a deductible. The insurance for your Peugeot rental extends coverage in 38 Eastern and Western European countries (including their islands and principalities), without jumping through all the hoops and adding further costs to you as would be applicable with a traditional rental car.

Unlimited Mileage

MileageUnlimited mileage is a standard offering with a basic car rental, while a high-end vehicle has variable limits on the daily kilometers allotted for the duration of your car rental. All Peugeot long-term rental cars have unlimited mileage, which for you means the only reason you’d have to track the kilometers to a destination is to estimate your time of arrival.


From the economy Peugeot 208, great for couples and solo travelers packing light, to the 7-seater Peugeot 807, for family and group travel, a factory-new, tax-free Peugeot is the ideal choice for your next European trip. Choose a model from the Peugeot fleet available to suit your needs and party size.

A long-term car rPeugeot 207 - nemanja milosevic - shutterstockental with Kemwel gives you a level of security and freedom to travel in Europe that often cannot be found with a standard rental car. The next time you’re considering taking an extended trip to Europe, Kemwel is here to assist in ensuring your transportation needs are met in an expedient manner for the best possible price.

For more information on confirming a Peugeot long-term car rental, contact a Kemwel long-term car specialist at 1-877-820-0668. The terms and conditions are accessible online for easy reference.

3 Undiscovered Architectural Wonders in Italy

Tourists who visit Italy love seeing the top-rated architectural wonders in Italy: the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Coliseum, and the Pantheon. However, when tourists focus solely on the most popular attractions, they miss out on the incredible unknown Italian architecture. Venturing off the beaten path will lead tourists to remarkable towns with spectacular architecture and history.


Lucca Cathedral (San Martino)
Lucca, Italy


Although Tuscany is one of the more famous regions of Italy, there are still several towns in Tuscany that are considered “off the beaten path”. Not all of these locations are accessible by public transportation but with a versatile car rental Lucca, which sits on the Serchio River, among other widely undiscovered destinations will be open for you to explore their underrated and unknown Italian architecture. Besides the perfectly preserved Renaissance-era city walls, Lucca is also home to Lucca Cathedral (San Martino), known in Italian as Catterdale di San Martino. In 1603, Bishop Anselm built Lucca Cathedral to honor Saint Martin. This Romanesque cathedral contains highly skilled, ornately decorated marble sculptures, arches, and columns. Additionally, the Cathedral is home to volto santo, also known as holy face. Legend has it that the crucifix completed the design of its face overnight while the artist slept. Visitors to the Cathedral will love learning about the history behind this incredible structure. Although not a top tourist attraction, Lucca Cathedral (San Martino) is one of the most amazing architectural wonders in Italy.


Matera, Italy


The Basilicata region is the least populated, least visited, and least understood region in Italy. Only in the past few decades have people discovered the unknown Italian architecture of this region. Specifically, people have begun to appreciate the isolated town of Matera, which is home to sassi, ancient cave dwellings that date back to Paleolithic times. Today, some of the sassi have been renovated into B&Bs, hotels, galleries, restaurants, and homes with modern amenities. However, long stretches of sassi remain uninhabited and in various stages of decay, showing visitors the history of these remarkable structures. Tourists in Matera can wander the winding streets, narrow alleys, and Byzantine-style rock churches. Movie fans might even recognize Matera’s scenery from Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ”. With its increasing fame, Matera was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Despite this recent recognition, Matera’s isolated location will always make it an “off the beaten path” destination. Tourists who do make their way to Matera will be pleasantly surprised to see one of the most impressive architectural wonders in Italy.

Verona Arena
Verona, Italy


Every year, millions of tourists flock to Venice without any knowledge of the undiscovered Italian architecture that sits just west in the town of Verona. Rent a car in Verona and uncover the setting of three of Shakespeare’s plays, including the most famous of all, Romeo and Juliet. In Verona, tourists can stand on the balcony where Romeo professed his love to Juliet. If that isn’t amazing enough, the architecture of Verona dates back even further. Verona boasts the third largest Roman amphitheater in Italy. The Verona Arena, also known as Arena di Verona, was completed in 30 AD and seats about 25,000 spectators. Tourists looking for the architectural wonders in Italy should consider a trip to Verona. From Shakespeare to the Roman Empire, Verona offers plenty of historical architecture.



Your Vacation Off the Beaten Path

Not everyone chooses to explore the areas of Italy beyond what you’ll see in travel guides and brochures because of the perceived lack of access but Kemwel is here to provide you with the most versatile and convenient transportation available at rock bottom prices. Rent a car on your next holiday and use it to excursion outside of the crowded tourist centers where you’ll find some of the most richly rewarding attractions in Europe! And renting a car can be much cheaper than you might think; check out our rates online or call us anytime, 24/7 and toll free at 1-877-820-0668. Kemwel offers some of the best rates in the industry on a wide array of travel services and we’d love to help you arrange your next fantastic adventure abroad!


Tips for Experiencing the Best Wine Routes in Italy


With 350 official Italian wineries, 2,000 different varieties of Italian grapes, and 20 wine regions, a road trip through the wine routes in Italy can seem a bit overwhelming However, with some planning, your travels through the wine routes in Italy will be a rewarding experience.

The Wine Regions

Before departing for your trip, you should take some time to learn about the wine regions of Italy. Choose your favorite and plan your route from there. Two of the most well known regions are Tuscany and Piedmont. If this is your first time road tripping in Europe, try searching the Internet for wine routes in Italy from one of these two regions. You can always customize a pre-made route, but this way, you will not have to start from scratch with an unfamiliar topic.
To get you started with the planning process, here is a brief summary of the Piedmont and Tuscany regions. In Piedmont, pick up your car rental in Turin and set out to find delicious red wines, such as Barbera, Nebbiolo, and Dolcetto and delightful white wines such as the Moscato, Cortese, and Arneis. A Florence rental car will grant you unrestricted access to the countryside vineyards of Tuscany, which offer some of the best bottles of Merlot and Cabernet in the world. Additionally, Tuscany is the most famous region for Sanglovese wine.

In the Piedmont and Tuscany regions alone, you will find some of the most memorable wine routes in Italy. Researching the other 18 regions will open the door for even more decadent adventures!

Trip Tips

No matter which wine routes in Italy you choose, you will want both paper maps and a GPS when driving. Many vineyards are in small, Italian villages. The roads can be confusing to foreigners and, although a good portable GPS unit will be an invaluable travel asset, you should not rely on always having Wifi or 3G signal. Therefore, having a GPS and a back-up map is a good idea to prevent getting lost.

italy-wine-route-chardonnay-merlot-vineyard-tour-kemwelBefore departing for Italy, learn basic Italian phrases and the correct pronunciation of the regional wines. Even if you do not sound like a native speaker, the locals will love to see that you are putting in the effort. If you do not learn everything before you leave, download tracks to your Mp3 device or bring a CD to play when you are driving from one wine tasting to the next.

Once you choose your favorite region(s), buy maps and guidebooks for your chosen area. Familiarize yourself with the accommodations, cultural sites, wine tastings, and restaurants of the region. Do not worry about making decisions, though. Unless it is peak season, you will not need to book anything too far in advance. Enjoy the freedom of being spontaneous! Road tripping through wine routes in Italy provides you with the opportunity to choose where you go and when you go. So sit back, relax, and take another sip of wine!

Are you ready to plan your road trip through one of the wine routes in Italy? These travel tips will help guide you through the process so you can enjoy every minute of your vacation and remember that Kemwel can help you get some of the best deals in the industry on your travel transportation needs. Just browse our rates online or give us a call anytime, 24/7 and toll-free at 1-877-820-0668 and begin planning your next adventure abroad. Ciao!



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