Car Hire in Turkey
Discerning Collection pre-booked Car Hire Rates - including FULL insurance cover
|Group||Car||Doors||People||CC||May, Jun & Oct||Jul, Aug & Sep|
|1 Day||3 Days||7 Days||1 Day||3 Days||7 Days|
|A||Hyundai Era, Fiat Linea, Renault Clio||4||5||1400||£25||£75||£170||£30||£85||£180|
|B||Toyota Auris, Corolla, Opel Lastra||4||5||1400||£30||£90||£210||£35||£105||£240|
|C||Hyundai Era, Fiat 500L, Clio, Linea (Diesel and Manual)||4||5||14-1600||£35||£100||£235||£37||£110||£260|
|D||Opel Mokka – luxury hard-top jeep||5||5||1600||£42||£125||£290||£50||£150||£350|
|D+||Opel Zafira Tourer, Toyota Verso||5||7||1600||£42||£125||£290||£50||£150||£350|
|E||Mercedes Vito, VW Caravelle Minibus (or similar)||4||8||2000||£50||£145||£330||£62||£185||£430|
We can confirm a specific car model within a group at time of booking. All vehicles include air-conditioning and a radio/CD.
All vehicles come with a map of Turkey, a torch, a basic first aid kit and a 24-hour emergency breakdown service
Subject to availability rental can start on any day of the week
The minimum rental period is one day
For two days rental, double the daily rate
For rental between 4–6 days, divide the 3-day figure by 3 and multiply by the required number of days
For rental above 7 days, divide the 7-day figure by 7 and proceed as before.
Full Insurance Cover is Provided:
Our rates include unlimited mileage, insurance in compliance with Turkish law, collision damage waiver and government tax.
It is usual in Turkey that this insurance does not include damage to lights, windscreens, and tyres with an excess insurance made available locally to cover this. However at Discerning Collection we include full insurance cover- covering all items with NO additional payments due.
No Additional Charges:
Our dedicated Discerning Collection Car Hire Service has been created to provide a hassle-free service for our own Guests. In our opinion one of the most irritating aspects of hiring a car is the inconsistency of additional charge policies. We are therefore delighted to present the following confirmation of additional charges within our dedicated service:
|Excess Insurance Cover||No Charge – as Full Insurance is provided|
|Accident / Damage – minor||No Charge – as Full Insurance is provided|
|Accident / Damage – major||No Charge – as Full Insurance is provided*|
|Petrol at end of rental||A full tank is provided to get you started**|
|Traffic & Parking Fines (a rare occurrence)||Guests settle locally – if preferred this can be via our local team|
|Drop-off Charges||No charge for the local area. See below for other regions|
*Major Accident Damage: As is usual any necessary reports must be obtained for ‘major’ incidents. Clear information is provided in situ and our local team will provide assistance if required
**Petrol at end of rental: Please return the vehicle with full tank. A charge will be made if the tank is not full but this will be exactly as the petrol station receipt states with no penalty charge.
All vehicles will be delivered by 10:00 and collected at approximately 18:00 (therefore 7 days rental = 6.5 days use etc)
Should you have the misfortune to have an accident or mechanical breakdown and you are in the general local area – a replacement vehicle will be provided within 6-12 hours (sooner whenever possible)
In the event you are further afield, a rescue service to fix the vehicle on the spot will be actioned quickly. If the vehicle cannot be fixed, you will be driven back to your property and a replacement vehicle provided as above.
Please note: Subject to availability the replacement vehicle might be of a lower category until the original vehicle is again available.
Drivers must be a minimum of 21 for cars and 25 for jeeps.
Two drivers may be named per vehicle and must always travel with a full driving licence, passport and vehicle papers.
Additional drivers can be added for a minimal cost (paid locally).
All vehicles have seat belts. The middle rear seat belt in a five-seat vehicle is a lap belt.
Driving is on the right hand side of the road and the infrastructure is generally good, though you do occasionally come across all manner of slow-moving farm vehicles!
Vehicles will be delivered and collected to/from your original coastal property without additional charge. Should you require your vehicle to be collected from a differing location the following charges are applicable:
|Kalkan, Kaş & Islamlar||Nil|
|Fethiye & Göcek||Nil|
|Antalya & Bodrum||£30|
|Izmir & Şirince||£100|
Should you decide to cancel your pre-booked car hire when in Turkey a two-day charge is applicable.
This table displays the suitability of each vehicle for Car Child Seats and/or Booster Seats.
|Group||Car||Seat Belts||Child Car Seats||OR Booster Seats|
|Shoulder||Lap||Total||Back||Front (facing backwards)||(back seat only)|
|A||Hyundai Era, Linea, Clio||4||1||5||2||1||2|
|D||Opel Mokka – hard top jeep||4||1||5||2||1||2|
|D+||Opel Zafira Tourer Car||4||3||7||2||1||2|
|E||Mercedes Vito, VW Caravelle Minibus (or similar)||2||6||8||2||1||2|
Please note: Back seat places can be utilised by either Car Seats or Booster Seats, or a combination to a maximum of back-seat places available.~
Child Car Seats are available for a charge of £10 per rental. These seats are of a ‘one size fits all’ design suitable for a child weighing up to 16kg – should you have any concerns we recommend you bring your own.
Getting Out & About:
Kalkan is ideally located for exploration of the Lycian coast, whether by dolmuş, taxi, car or on foot.
Dolmuş are little mini-buses, and they’re a colourful feature of Turkish life. They’re also the cheapest way to get about. Dolmuş means ‘stuffed’ and you’ll soon appreciate how apt the name is when you see one in action! They tend to fill up quite quickly, especially on market days when it seems as if the whole world piles in – livestock and all. Dolmuş run from early morning to late evening over a specified route to the destination displayed on the front windscreen, or as announced by a boy on the bus (who will also collect your fare). There are no dolmuş stops – just stand on the side of the road and flag one down. At the point where you wish to get off, you’ll need to exclaim ‘Inmek istiyorum’ meaning ‘I want to get off’. If this seems too intimidating, the drivers will usually respond to a loud, ‘Stop, please!’ Please be warned that the local dolmuş service can be somewhat irregular.
The dolmuş (mini-buses) run from the centre of Kalkan to Patara beach/ Kaputaş beach. The larger buses go to nearby towns like Kaş and Fethiye and depart from the bus station at the top of the town. Dolmuş also run from this bus station, but it’s generally more convenient to use the dolmuş stop in the centre of Kalkan if you want to go to Patara or Kaputaş beach.
|Kaş:||Daily every half an hour from 09:30 to 12:00, then every hour on the hour until 18:00. The trip takes about thirty-five minutes|
|Patara Beach:||Every half an hour from 10:00 to 12:00 and then every hour on the hour until 18:00. The trip takes thirty to forty-five minutes. On top of the cost of the dolmuş, there’s a small additional entrance fee to the beach which subsidises the conservation area|
|Kaputaş Beach:||Daily every half an hour from 09:30 to 12:00 and then every hour on the hour until 18:00. The trip takes approximately fifteen minutes|
|Fethiye and Antalya:||Buses to Fethiye and Antalya go on an hourly basis.|
Taxis are in plentiful supply and are easily identified. The bright yellow taxis operate either a meter system (with a supplement after midnight) or a fixed tariff. It’s a good idea to agree the price in advance if it’s not a metered taxi.
If you want the freedom of having your own vehicle, you can hire a car (see below).
|Kaputaş Beach||7 km||10-minutes|
|Patara (site & beach)||16 km||20-minutes|
|Fethiye||80 km||1 hour|
|Ölü Deniz||89 km||1 hour 10-minutes|
|Kekova||45 km||1 hour 15-minutes|
|Dalaman||130 km||1 hour 40-minutes|
|Dalyan||145 km||2 hours|
|Pamukkale||266 km||3 hours 45-minutes|
|Ephesus||357 km||4 hours 15-minutes|