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        About Valencia

        Valencia is the capital of the Autonomous Community of Valencia. It is the third-largest city in Spain and is located in the east of the country. The city is known for its warm summers and mild winters, which means that all 12 months of the year are suitable for visiting this beautiful city. Once you have visited Valencia, you'll definitely want to come back. This charming, colorful, playful, and hospitable place will simply enchant you. If you have decided to take a road trip through Spain, Valencia is definitely one of the destinations you should not forget on your list. Here you will find pretty much everything: beautiful architecture, art, colorful facades, good food, beaches, hospitable people, and lots of fun.

        As you walk or drive through the city, you will always be surrounded by oranges, palm trees, and other plants that give the city a special charm. But you can also admire the powerful architecture, which is a mixture of history and futurism. You can see mighty Gothic churches, Baroque palaces, Art Deco buildings to magnificent futuristic buildings. While you are walking around the city, be sure to treat yourself to a paella, as Valencia is considered the cradle of paella and you are sure to eat one of the best paellas in the country.

        Art lovers will also get their money's worth, as Valencia offers you many high-quality museums, galleries, and art content in general. There are also various festivals that take place in the city, which are definitely worth a visit. But if you have the time, you should definitely go to ZOO, because it is really unique and worth a visit. In general, the city has a large number of parks and green areas, and you can easily spend the whole day in one of the parks and go to one of the parties in the evening because the choice is really diverse.

        So, if you visit Valencia, you will definitely not regret it, on the contrary, you will get to know a place that you will fall in love with and to which you will definitely return.

        Basic info and car hire in Valencia

        • Location: Eastern Spain
        • Population: 801,456
        • Official language: Spanish
        • Currency: Euro
        • Weather:   Valencia has a subtropical Mediterranean climate
        • Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
        • Road conditions:  Most roads in Valencia are in good condition.
        • Car hire in Valencia:  The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Valencia is Valencia airport and Valencia Joaquin Sorolla Railway Station. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Valencia!

         Driving in Valencia

        To drive a car in Valencia you must be 18 years old, have a valid driver's license, and show valid proof of insurance for the vehicle you are driving. In Valencia,, vehicles drive on the right-hand side of the road. The speed limit on the motorway is 120 km/h (75 mph). On normal roads the speed limit is 90 km/h (75 mph), on urban roads, it is 50 km/h (50 mph), and on all other through roads, there is a speed limit sign.

        It's good to know that Spain has strict drink-driving laws, allowing only 0.5 milligrams of alcohol per milliliter of blood - stricter than in the UK, where the limit is 0.8. Novice drivers are effectively banned from driving under the influence with a very low limit of 0.1 mg/l. Seatbelts front and rear are compulsory everywhere.

         One thing: for those not used to roundabouts: There are a lot of them in Spain! And the following rules apply: The driver who is already in the roundabout has the right of way unless there is a traffic light at the roundabout that regulates the flow of traffic. Before leaving the roundabout, you should put on your right turn signal to indicate that you are leaving the roundabout.

        If you are caught speeding in Valencia, the Spanish police act very quickly, and lack of Spanish is not considered an excuse. The police do not mind that you are a tourist on holiday, and fines are often issued immediately unless you can prove that you are a permanent resident in Spain. If you receive a fine, make sure the officer gives you an official receipt and if you pay immediately, the fine is usually reduced by 20%.

        The Spanish law on the use of indicators on motorways is strictly enforced. You risk a fine if you fail to signal before overtaking and after overtaking if you move back into the adjacent lane. Traffic coming from the left always has the right of way. If you see a solid white line in the middle of the road, do not cross it. Continue until you either see a dotted white line or look for a sign that says "Cambio de Sentido" where you can safely and legally turn around.

        • Age limits: The minimum age to drive a car in Spain is 18 years. However, most car rental companies require you to be at least 21 to rent a car and at least 25 years to avoid paying an additional young driver fee. 
        • International Driving Permit:  Yes, if you are a non-EU license holder.  
        • Additional papers:   Identification(passport), a valid driving license, and valid proof of insurance. (It is advisable to buy insurance at the car hire agency in case your policy doesn't cover you while driving in Spain)
        • Additional requirements:  Glasses (in case you need glasses, you must always have a spare pair in the car), light bulbs (are usually already in the car and are provided by the car rental company), warning triangle (2 are required for all vehicles registered in Spain and 1 if coming from abroad), high visibility vest (recently made compulsory)- First aid kit (not actually compulsory, but we strongly recommend you have it with you, just in case).
        • Children in the car:  If you are traveling with children under 12 or less than 135cm tall, you are required by law to have a child seat in your car. If you do not have your own, most car rental companies will provide one for a fee. However, it is advisable to request such a seat before collecting the vehicle, otherwise one may not always be available.
        • Driving side of the road: Right
        • Lights:  Check that all lights are working, clean, and correctly aimed.
        • General speed limits:  The speed limit is 50 km/h in cities, 90 km/h on rural roads, and 120 km/h on the motorway.
        • Parking suggestions:  Parking is prohibited in Spain in all areas where the curbs are marked yellow. The parking spaces marked in blue usually have a parking meter and you must buy a parking ticket to park in these spaces. You will usually find a machine nearby where you can purchase your parking ticket. Most of these blue areas have a parking limit of 2 hours, but this is clearly displayed on the machine.

        Car Hire in Valencia

        Most popular car hire at Valencia

        The most selected hire car in Valencia is Ford Fiesta, with Renault Clio and Seat Ibiza also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Valencia are mini, economy, and compact.

        Popular Driving Routes

        Popular One-Way car hire from Valencia

        Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Valencia. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Spain.

        • Valencia-Gandia (70km with approximately  1 hour of drive)

        • Valencia-Albacete (188km with approximately 2 hours of drive)

        • Valencia-Murcia (230km with approximately 2-2,5 hours of drive)
        • Valencia-Madrid (360km with approximately 3,5-4 hours of drive)

        What to see in Valencia

        La Llotja de la Seda

        La Llotja de la Seda is one of Valencia's most famous landmarks, and it has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its architecture. This late Gothic building was built during Spain’s Golden Age in 1499 as a silk market which served both historical purposes but also acts to impressively represent how successful this commercial city could be at reaching peak power around 1500 AD- with over 2 million square meters worth of construction!

        Central Market

        There is no better place to shop than the Central Market. This historic market was built in the late 19th century and still serves its original purpose today! Whether you are looking for fresh produce or just want to escape the glow of the lights, you'll find everything your heart desires in this building. Do not forget about the attraction: the beautiful architecture and great shopping everywhere - just think of the gourmet food sold right next door.

        Cathedral

        The cathedral is a unique work of architecture and history. It's been called the "gothic," ''renaissance,'' 'baroque' or even neo-classical building with different eras mixed together to create its distinct look, making it stand out among other churches for being so unusual. What really makes this place special though? Well if you ask me they've got one thing that takes on some pretty sacred proportions--the Holy Grail or Chalic from the Last Supper which resides deep within these cavernous walls!

        Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències

        The City of Science and Arts was designed by a local world-famous architect Santiago Calatrava. It is located at the end of the drained bed of the River Turia, which turned south of the city after a major flood, leaving a beautiful 10 km long park. At the end of the park is this futuristic complex consisting of five buildings. Each building has its own story and each of them will amaze you both with its appearance and with the quality content it offers.

        • Visit Valencia

          Explore Spain 

          Drive your rental car beyond Valencia

          Spain is definitely a must for all road trip fans. If you have come to Valencia and rented a car, you have made the right decision. The excellent transport links in this country and the ability to choose between beautiful, long, winding country roads and flat, fast motorways will make your road trip complete.

          The surrounding area of Valencia itself offers you many inviting destinations to visit. One of them, for example, is Port Saplaya, which many also call Little Venice. Then there are the caves of Saint Jose, which are also one of the most popular attractions in the Valencia area.

          If you love going up the mountain, you will surely love Sagunto Castle, which is full of impressive museum collections and powerful architecture built over 2000 years ago. It was built by the Greeks and then used by different peoples throughout history who excelled in this area. Today, in addition to the collections already mentioned, it offers beautiful views of the countryside around Valencia. However, at the foot of the hill on which Sagunto Castle stands is the ancient city of Sagunto, which is also worth a visit.

          Another perfect place to visit when passing through this beautiful country is definitely Hot Springs Montanejos. These are springs with crystal clear water with a temperature of about 25 degrees Celsius. These springs are surrounded by beautiful rocks, which gives this natural bath a special charm and it is no wonder that it was used by the Moors more than 1000 years ago.

          However, if you are looking for the perfect beaches, you should definitely go to the town of Jávea, which is located in the province of Alicante and is considered the town with the most beautiful beaches. The beaches here are truly beautiful and even if you happen to be passing by, stop, park your car and take a short break on one of these beaches. You will not regret it.

        • Explore Valencia

          Enjoy the culture in Valencia

          Where to eat, drink, and party in Valencia

          Spain is definitely the right destination if you are a culinary lover. Valencia, like many other Spanish cities, has some culinary specialties of its own. One of the most interesting things is that the first recipe for paella originated in Valencia. Valencia also has its own paella that includes chicken, snails, and rabbit meat in addition to seafood. The popular Spanish drink Orxata, whose main ingredient is almonds and which is a real hit in Spain during summer, also originates from Valencia. As for food, Valencia is also known for its prosciutto and Iberian ham. In addition to sampling deli meats, you will also be offered wine, which is also produced in Valencia and the surrounding area.

          Like everywhere else in Spain, you will be treated to delicious tapas in Valencia, which you can enjoy at every turn and are truly delicious. 

          As far as nightlife is concerned, Valencia is one of the best places in Spain. The city offers plenty of entertainment all year round, with various clubs and discos offering a wide range of music until late at night. With the rhythms of live music and a sip of sangria, you can also enjoy yourself on the beaches, where many visitors come in the evening looking for fun and relaxation.

        Best restaurants in Valencia

        Grillo Grill Bar

        Restaurante Nou Chocomeli

        The Orange Club

        Salad Planet

        Eggcellent Brunch Cafe

        Restaurante Gordon 10

        FAQ

        What you need to know about renting a car

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        How to make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

        You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you have to choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick out the vehicle you want from the list provided. After filling out the personal information form there is a step where you choose the payment method and you simply fill in your credit card information. In the end, you can print out your voucher, which is needed at the time of pick-up.

        What are the charges for security deposits?

        Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

        What if I would like to change my booking?

        If you need to change your booking you have made through Orbit Car Hire please contact our customer support team at customerservice@orbitcarhire.com or by phone at +354 823 0165. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Terms of Use. 

        How do I cancel my booking?

        You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

        When do I pay for the rental car?

        You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

        What is included in the price?

        Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

        Are there any hidden fees?

        There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in case of:

        • Out of hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle out of office hours),
        • One way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
        • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
        • Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
        • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring you to need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

        We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid any surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

        What is a voucher and why do I need it?

        A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price for your booking, and the payment of your booking. It is mandatory to have your voucher with you at the time of pick up. If you do not have the voucher with you at the time of pick up, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or can change the price of the rental.

        What is an airport or premium location fee?

        Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

        What is Premium Coverage and how does it work?

        Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire which, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover that refunds you in case the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. For more information, you can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us.

        How do I find cheap car hire?

        Prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Alicante!

        How many countries do you compare to?

        We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, Germany. 

        What currency should I use to pay for the car?

        You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire you will pay the remaining balance in the currency that is in the country of pick up. 

        Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

        You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

        What is the cheapest car to rent?

        The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

        Can I add an additional driver to my booking?

        You can always add an additional driver to your booking when you are finding your deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add an additional driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

        What payment methods are accepted

        You can pay with a debit card and credit card when making a booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

        Can I drop off my car at a different location?

        Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage you can press "Yes" to "Different drop off location" and you will see all the best deals for one-way car hire. 

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