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Car hire excess insurance cover for June half term

Written by Dave Mac

Posted on May 29, 2012

Half term is fast approaching and if you need to keep the youngsters entertained, why not go on a little adventure with a rental car?

There are a number of fun places to visit over the half term period across Europe. However, it won’t be much fun for your wallet if you have an accident without car hire excess insurance abroad.

Car hire excess insurance cover is typically designed to safeguard your pounds and reduce the amount of excess that you would have to pay should you make a claim on the insurance.

Typically it’s more expensive to take out excess insurance when overseas than booking it online before you go. If you are planning on hiring a car this half term, it could well be worth booking in advance. You can compare excess policies with Moneymaxim’s comparison tool.

Here are a few of the most popular holiday destinations for the June half term:


Portugal is a popular family holiday destination and a great option for a Mediterranean holiday. The country offers everything from gorgeous sandy beaches to fantastic food and is sometimes considered more economical than other popular European destinations.


Many Brits rate Spain as their favourite holiday destination and you can often find a number of cheap flights from UK airports to the country. Spain can be very family friendly and caters for a number of different holiday tastes. From the lively and vibrant city of Barcelona to the sunny shores of Majorca, there is something to suit all members of the family.


If you fancy something a bit different, why not head to Morocco? The small country has a huge range of activities for all the family to enjoy. Take a camel ride into the heart of the desert or relax by the Atlantic Ocean on long stretches of golden sandy beaches.