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Car rental for 5 people plus guide plus luggage

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Car rental for 5 people plus guide plus luggage

It seems that we will have to rent a large 9 passenger van for all of us and luggage. Does this make sense? A person from budget is recommending one with manual transmission (my husband can drive that). Can I get recommendations please: company, type of car?

Thank you, Irene

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1. Re: Car rental for 5 people plus guide plus luggage

If you are 6 people that is your only choice. Try every company--there is a limited number of this type of vehicle available. Is the guide with you the whole time? --Even not--it may pay for the guide to drive or get a driver ( if s/he is a licensed driving guide) The large vehicle you are going to be renting is expensive.

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2. Re: Car rental for 5 people plus guide plus luggage

The guide is with us for 5 days(out of 14 total, 10 of them driving) . We will only need space for 6 people and all luggage on the way from Haifa to Safed, the rest of the time we will have either the guide or the luggage. Don't know if there is a creative way to do this. The price works out to be around 1000 still a lot lower than a guide with a car, especially considering we will need a car for the rest of the time we are traveling independently.

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3. Re: Car rental for 5 people plus guide plus luggage

Then you answered your own question and renting the vehicle is the only choice you have. --but check with ALL the companies. Budget gets mixed reviews.

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4. Re: Car rental for 5 people plus guide plus luggage

The guide is forbidden by law to drive a rental car while transporting tourists and guiding. Therefore you will need to do all driving on your own.

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5. Re: Car rental for 5 people plus guide plus luggage

We have had good experiences with Eldan and Avis on our current trip. As someone said, Budget gets very mixed reviews in this forum.

Whatever you decide I suggest you make sure that all the scrapes and dents in the vehicle are marked down before you drive the car away - take photos of them for proof they were there before you rented it.

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