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									 European Driving
   Made Easy




A Comprehensive Driving Guide
Everything You Need to Know from Renting to Roundabouts
    Contact information                                                                Table of contents
                                                                                                                                                                            Page
                                                                                       Welcome.....................................................................................4
    Travel Agent _________________________________________
                                                                                       Avis’ Exclusive International Services..................................6
                                                                                       Tips for Renting and Driving in Europe..............................10
    Airline ______________________________________________
                                                                                       Driving Regulations ................................................................12
                                                                                       Time Zones (EST vs. Local European Time) ........................13
    Hotel _______________________________________________
                                                                                       European Countries’ Holidays...............................................14
                                                                                       Basic Expressions ...................................................................16
    Avis (local number)___________________________________
                                                                                       U.S. vs. European Car Comparison Tables...........................18
                                                                                       Map of Europe Identifying Major Countries,
                                                                                       Major Cities with International Airports .............................20
                                                                                       Mileage Between Major European Cities .............................22
    FOR EMERGENCY ROAD SERVICE
                                                                                       Understanding European Road Signs ...................................24
      The Avis 24-hour/7-day-a-week toll-free emergency                                Important Telephone Numbers
      number can be found on your rental agreement.                                       U.S. Government Contact Numbers
                                                                                          (Passport, Customs, CDC, etc.)..........................................26
                                                                                          U.S. Contact Numbers and Web Sites
                                                                                          for Foreign Tourist Offices ................................................27
    To modify or extend your Avis rental, go to or call the
    nearest Avis office or call the Avis number listed                                    U.S. Embassy and/or Consulate Contact Numbers.........28
    on your Avis rental agreement jacket.                                                 AT&T Direct Dial Access Numbers
                                                                                          from Europe to the U.S. .......................................................29
                                                                                          Emergency Contact Numbers
                                                                                          for Lost/Stolen Credit Cards...............................................30




      While the information in this brochure is current at time of going to print,
2     Avis accepts no responsibility for changes that might occur after publication.                                                                                                   3
    Welcome

    Welcome to the Wonderful World                           As part of its commitment to providing innovative
    of Driving in Europe with Avis                           services to make the rental process faster, safer and
                                                             easier, Avis is proud to introduce Know Before You
    Avis welcomes you to the joys of driving in Europe,      Go, Avis On Call, and the Avis Message Center. These
    where driving your own car permits you to vacation       three services are designed to help you on your trip
    at your own pace – wandering off the beaten path,        both before and while you are traveling.
    stopping when you see something interesting and
    deciding to linger as long as you like. In a car you     Each service puts you in direct contact with
    can avoid the crowds, save money by staying in the       knowledgeable Avis employees who are trained
    country, meet the locals, eat and live as they do and    and empowered to do whatever it takes to assure
    avoid the “tourist traps.”                               your individual needs are met. They can help you
                                                             plan your trip, solve problems while abroad, or
    To make the most of your European driving tour, Avis     stay in touch with friends and family. These services
    has prepared this little pamphlet full of travel hints   represent the “we try harder” attitude, which you
    to make your trip fun and hassle-free.                   can expect in every aspect of the Avis rental
                                                             experience.




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    Avis’ exclusive international services
    Avis Know Before You Go                                        Avis Message Center
    Before your departure from the U.S. or Canada, call            Avis Message Center is an exclusive international
    1-800-297-4447 with your Avis rental confirmation num-         round-the-clock leave-and-retrieve message center
    ber to receive up-to-the-minute information on customs         offered in 30+ countries worldwide via special toll-
    procedures, currency exchange rates, driving license           free numbers for each country. Service is available
    requirements and more. This exclusive telephone travel         exclusively to Avis renters on the road at no charge
    information service covers 40+ countries worldwide             24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Avis renters must call
    and is offered at no charge to Avis renters via a toll-free    Avis Know Before You Go at 1-800-297-4447 prior to
    number in the U.S. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.              departure from the U.S. to obtain and carry with
    Avis On Call                                                   them the country-specific toll-free numbers, as they
                                                                   are NOT available anywhere in Europe. You must give
    Avis On Call is an exclusive telephone assistance              your Rental Agreement number to access Avis
    service offered only to Avis renters while on the road         Message Center during your rental period. Once
    in 30+ countries via toll-free telephone numbers that          enrolled in the Message Center service, the renter can
    are answered by Avis representatives in the U.S. 24            leave or retrieve messages by calling the toll-free
    hours a day, 7 days a week. This service can offer you         number provided to them 24 hours a day, 7 days a
    help on a variety of issues relating to travel abroad.         week, and giving their name. Similarly, parties in the
    Avis renters must call Avis Know Before You Go at              U.S. wishing to leave the renter a message (or retrieve
    1-800-297-4447 prior to departure from the U.S. to             messages left for them by the renter) 24 hours a day,
    obtain and carry with them the country-specific                7 days a week, can do so by calling 1-800-297-4447
    toll-free numbers, as they are NOT available anywhere          and giving the renter’s name. In both cases, they
    in Europe. Your Rental Agreement number is required            will speak directly with an Avis representative who
    to access Avis On Call assistance.                             is more than happy to assist at any time of the day
    Avis On Call connects you to a trained agent in                or night.
    the U.S. who can help you solve a myriad of travel
    hassles that can mar a vacation. Examples of help
    categories include:
    • Replacing prescriptions for medication (or eyeglasses)
    • Medical assistance (from nearest qualified English-
      speaking doctor)
    • Finding lost luggage (with airline, left at a hotel, etc.)
    • Simultaneous language translation of major languages
      including French, German, Spanish & Italian




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    Avis’ exclusive international services

                                                              Avis Personally Yours Itineraries
                                                              Avis Personally Yours introduces a collection of 21
                                                              free, unique pre-printed itineraries created for
                                                              popular driving tours in Europe, Mexico and South
                                                              Africa. Each itinerary covers a region by featuring its
                                                              distinctive historic, cultural and scenic highlights and
                                                              is based on recent drives using up-to-date information.
                                                              Every Personally Yours also has the route traced on a
                                                              large-scale Michelin map for geographical guidance.
                                                              Personally Yours itineraries must be ordered 21 days
                                                              prior to departure.
                                                              The following Personally Yours itineraries are
                                                              available now (more are planned for the near future):
                                                              • Belgium – Gothic Cathedrals & Battlefields
    Avis Stay in Touch Free Cell Phone Service                • France – Côte d’Azur; Normandy & Brittany; Rhône-
    Avis renters can order 7 days of free, global roaming       Alpes; Loire Valley Chateaux & Burgundy;
                                                                Cathedrals, Chateaux & Champagne; Nice-Paris –
    cell phone service, delivered to their house with
                                                                Côte d’Azur to the Eiffel Tower
    personal business cards listing the number to
    distribute to colleagues and family prior to departure.   • Germany – Munich, Prague and Berlin; Romantic
    A $25 FedEx delivery fee applies. A $5 daily fee is         Route – Munich to Frankfurt
    charged should the rental exceed 7 days. Avis renters     • Italy – Tuscany; Northern Lakes to the Adriatic
    are responsible for airtime charges. To obtain a            Coast; Naples, Rome & Florence – Greek & Roman
    free international cell phone, Avis renters must            Antiquities & Tuscany
    call 1-800-331-1084, book their car, request their        • Mexico – Yucatán Peninsula
    telephone and provide their credit card information.
                                                              • Portugal – Lisbon to the Algarve
    Avis renters ordering a rush delivery of their cell
    phone by 6 PM on a weekday will receive their cell        • South Africa – Cape Town, Wine Country & Garden
    phone via FedEx Priority Overnight. To reach the Avis       Route
    cell phone owner in Europe, Americans just dial the       • Switzerland – Geneva & the Alps
    private number – no need to search for country or city    • United Kingdom – Bath & Cotswolds; Scottish
    codes. Personal voice mail is automatically enabled
                                                                Highlands; Great Gothic Cathedrals & Southern Coast
    when the cell phone is turned off or out of range.




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 Tips for renting and driving in Europe
 Rates
 Avis has promotional rates for U.S. residents that       Tips
 can save up to 50%, but you must book your Avis          • Carry a global cell phone, which you can get
 car prior to departure from the U.S. to qualify for        from Avis Stay in Touch, in case you get lost
 the savings.                                               or need help
 Renters can choose between inclusive (Collision          • Buy a local newspaper and leave it displayed
 Damage Waiver, Theft Protection and the mandatory          inside the car to disguise the fact it is a rental car
 VAT) or exclusive rates.
                                                          • European cars are much smaller than American cars
 Insurance                                                  – request one big enough for you and your luggage
 Renters should contact their car insurance/credit
 card company at home prior to departure to find          • Request a car with CD/cassette deck – bring your
 out if either/both covers driving an Avis car in           own music or audiobooks
 the specific European country they plan to visit.        • Keep luggage in the trunk for rest stops -- watch
 To be on the safe side, renters should buy waivers         out for “valet” parkers who keep the keys and
 from the car rental company overseas to ensure             empty the trunk
 they are covered and to avoid unnecessary risk.
                                                          • Limit driving to 4 hours a day – use Michelin.com
 Manual vs. Automatic                                       to get the miles and approximate driving times
 When you reserve your Avis car, you must specify
 an automatic car if you are not comfortable shifting     • Get a car with enough power to enjoy the higher
 gears in a manual shift car. Avis has a fleet of auto-     speed limits in Europe and to get across the Alps
 matic cars at each international airport throughout      • Go to AAA and obtain an International Driver’s
 Europe, but it may be difficult to find one in the         Permit, which is simpler than a state license
 countryside.
 Check out your car before leaving the Avis parking
 area. Test headlights, radio/cassette deck or
 CD player, turn signals, windshield washer
 and the door locking system, as European
 cars are different from American cars.
 In a manual car, make sure you
 know how to engage reverse.




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 Driving regulations and time zones
     Country          Driver’s License     Speed Limit    Speed Limit     Time Zone Differences
                      Requirements           (Highway) (Regular Road)
                                                                          (Eastern Standard Time vs. local European time, differences in hours)
     Austria          IDP* +                     130 km/h       99 km/h
                      valid U.S. license          81 MPH        62 MPH
     Belgium          valid U.S. license         120 km/h       60 km/h   Amsterdam                  +6                 Lisbon                    +5
                                                  75 MPH        38 MPH
                                                                          Athens                     +7                 London                    +5
     Czech Rep.       valid U.S. license         110 km/h       60 km/h
                                                  69 MPH        38 MPH    Barcelona                  +6                 Luxembourg                +6
     Denmark          valid U.S. license         110 km/h       70 km/h   Berlin                     +6                 Madrid                    +6
                                                  69 MPH        44 MPH
                                                                          Bern                       +6                 Milan                     +6
     Finland          valid U.S. license         110 km/h       70 km/h
                                                  69 MPH        44 MPH    Brussels                   +6                 Munich                    +6
     France           valid U.S. license         130 km/h       90 km/h
                                                                          Copenhagen                 +6                 Oslo                      +6
                                                  81 MPH        55 MPH
     Germany          IDP* +                       NONE        100 km/h   Dublin                     +5                 Paris                     +6
                      valid U.S. license      (autobahn)        65 MPH
                                                                          Düsseldorf                 +6                 Prague                    +6
     Greece           IDP* +                     100 km/h       60 km/h
                      valid U.S. license          65 MPH        38 MPH    Frankfurt                  +6                 Rome                      +6
     Holland          valid U.S. license         100 km/h       50 km/h   Geneva                     +6                 Rotterdam                 +6
                                                  65 MPH        31 MPH
                                                                          Glasgow                    +5                 Stockholm                 +6
     Ireland          valid U.S. license         112 km/h       80 km/h
                                                  70 MPH        50 MPH    Hamburg                    +6                 Vienna                    +6
     Italy            IDP* +                     130 km/h       90 km/h
                                                                          Helsinki                   +7                 Warsaw                    +6
                      valid U.S. license          81 MPH        55 MPH
     Luxembourg       valid U.S. license     90-120 km/h        55 km/h                                                 Zurich                    +6
                                               56-75 MPH        34 MPH
     Norway           valid U.S. license         110 km/h       70 km/h
                                                  69 MPH        44 MPH
     Poland           valid U.S. license         110 km/h       90 km/h
                                                  69 MPH        55 MPH
     Portugal         IDP* +                     100 km/h       80 km/h
                      valid U.S. license          65 MPH        50 MPH
     Spain            IDP* +                     120 km/h      100 km/h
                      valid U.S. license          75 MPH        65 MPH
     Sweden           valid U.S. license         110 km/h       70 km/h
                                                  69 MPH        44 MPH
     Switzerland      valid U.S. license         130 km/h    60-80 km/h
                                                  81 MPH     38-50 MPH
     UK               valid U.S. license         112 km/h       94 km/h
                                                  70 MPH        60 MPH




     *IDP: International Driver’s Permit




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 European countries’ holidays
 Shops, banks, galleries, museums and monuments are often      France
 open on holidays (but may close the day after the holiday),   January 1: New Year’s Day
 except for days such as Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter.    Easter Sunday
                                                               Easter Monday
 United Kingdom                                                May 1: Labor Day
                                                               May 8: Victory Day
 January 1: New Year’s Day (UK)
                                                               Ascension Day
 January 2: Holiday (Scotland)
                                                               Whit Sunday
 March 17: St. Patrick’s Day (Northern Ireland)
                                                               Whit Monday
 Good Friday (UK)
                                                               July 14: Bastille Day
 Easter Monday (UK)
                                                               August 15: Assumption Day
 May Day (UK)
                                                               November 1: All Saints Day
 Last Monday in May: Spring Holiday (UK)
                                                               November 11: Armistice Day
 First Monday in August: Holiday (Scotland)
 Last Monday in August: Late Summer Holiday (UK)               December 25: Christmas Day
 December 25: Christmas Day (UK)
 December 26: Boxing Day (UK)                                  Germany
                                                               Holidays vary by region.
 Spain                                                         Please visit www.germany-tourism.de for a comprehensive list.

 January 1: New Year’s Day                                     January 1: New Year’s Day
 January 6: Epiphany                                           January 6: Epiphany
 Good Friday                                                   Good Friday
 May 1: Labor Day                                              Easter Monday
 August 15: Assumption Day                                     May 1: May Day
 October 12: National Day                                      May 24: Ascension Day
 November 1: All Saints Day                                    June 3: Whit Sunday
 December 6: Constitution Day                                  June 4: Whit Monday
 December 8: Immaculate Conception                             October 3: Unification Day
 December 25: Christmas Day                                    November 1: All Saints Day
                                                               December 25 and 26: Christmas Holiday
 Italy
                                                               Ireland
 January 1: New Year’s Day
 January 6: Epiphany                                           January 1: New Year’s Day
 Easter Sunday                                                 March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
 Easter Monday                                                 Good Friday
 April 25: Liberation Day                                      Easter Monday
 May 1: Labor Day                                              May 1: May Day
 August 15: Assumption Day                                     First Monday in June: June Holiday
 November 1: All Saints Day                                    First Monday in August: August Holiday
 December 8: Immaculate Conception                             Last Monday in October: October Holiday
 December 25: Christmas Holiday                                December 25 and 26: Christmas Holiday
 December 26: St. Stephen’s Day




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 Basic expressions


 ENGLISH                    FRENCH                         GERMAN                    SPANISH                      ITALIAN

 Do you speak English?      Parlez vous anglais?           Sprechen sie Englisch?    Habla Usted inglés?          Parla Inglese?

 The menu, please.          Le menu, s’il vous plait.      Die speisakarte, bitte.   La carta, por favor.         Il menu, per
                                                                                                                  favore.

 I would like –             Je voudrais –                  Ich mochte –              Quiero –                     Vorrei –

 Where is the bathroom?     Où est la salle de bain?       Wo ist die toilette?      Dónde está el baño?          Dov’e un gabi
                                                                                                                  netto?

 The check, please.         L’addition, s’il vous plait.   Der scheck, bitte.        La cuenta, por favor.        Il conto, per
                                                                                                                  favore.

 Is the service included?   Le service est compris?        Ist das mit Bedienung?    Está incluido el servicio?   E incluso il
                                                                                                                  servizio?




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 U.S. vs. European car comparison tables
                                      FRANCE                                                                                    ITALY
     Category      European          MPG    Luggage Passengers                U.S.         Category     European           MPG     Luggage Passengers             U.S.
                   Car                       Luggage
                                            Capacity                          Comp.                     Car                         Luggage
                                                                                                                                   Capacity                       Comp.
                                             Capacity                                                                               Capacity
 Compact          Renault            49                                      Chevrolet    Compact       Opel               40                                     Chevrolet
                  Megane (M)                                                 Cavalier                   Astra (M)                                                 Cavalier
 Mid Size         Renault            36                                      Oldsmobile   Mid Size      Volkswagen         31                                     Oldsmobile
                  Laguna (M)                                                 Alero                      Passat (A)                                                Alero
 Full Size        Renault            33                                      Buick        Full Size     Citroën C5         58                                     Buick
                  Vel Satis (M)                                              Century                    (M)                                                       Century
 Smallest         Mercedes Benz      27                                      Buick        Smallest      Opel Vectra        34                                     Oldsmobile
 Automatic        Class C (A)                                                Century      Automatic     (A)                                                       Alero
 Premium          Mercedes Benz      35                                      Buick        Premium       Jaguar X           28                                     Buick
                  E-270 (A)                                                  Le Sabre                   (M)                                                       Le Sabre
 Minivan          Renault            25    Varies with #                     Chevrolet    Minivan       Fiat               48    Varies with #                    Chevrolet
                  Espace (A)                of passengers                    Venture                    Ulysse (M)               of passengers                    Venture

                                     GERMANY                                                                            UNITED KINGDOM
                                                                                                                                    Luggage
     Category      European          MPG    Luggage Passengers                U.S.         Category     European           MPG     Luggage Passengers
                                                                                                                                    Capacity                      U.S.
                   Car                       Luggage
                                            Capacity                          Comp.                     Car                        Capacity                       Comp.
                                             Capacity
 Compact          Mercedes Benz      40                                      Chevrolet    Compact       Peugeot 307 (M)    34                                     Chevrolet
                  A140 (M)                                                   Cavalier                                                                             Cavalier
 Mid Size         Opel               36                                      Oldsmobile   Mid Size      Renault            31                                     Oldsmobile
                  Vectra (M)                                                 Alero                      Laguna (M)                                                Alero
 Full Size        Opel               30                                      Buick        Full Size     Vauxhall           27                                     Buick
                  Omega (M)                                                  Century                    Omega (A)                                                 Century
 Smallest         Opel               35                                      Chevrolet    Smallest      Rover              30                                     Chevrolet
 Automatic        Astra (A)                                                  Cavalier     Automatic     416 (A)                                                   Cavalier
 Premium          Mercedes Benz      25                                      Buick Le     Premium       Mercedes Benz      27                                     Buick
                  E-200 (A)                                                  Sabre                      E240 (A)                                                  Le Sabre
 Minivan          Volkswagen         20    Varies with #                     Chevrolet    Minivan       Renault            25    Varies with #                    Chevrolet
                  Sharan (M)                of passengers                    Venture                    Espace (A)                of passengers                   Venture




                                                                                                                                         Legend
 Smallest Automatic                              Compact                                  Mid Size
 Example Car: Opel Vectra                        Example Car: Opel Astra                                                                      Med. Person
                                                                                          Example Car: Renault Laguna
 Equiv. U.S.: Pontiac Grand Am                   Equiv. U.S.: Chevrolet Cavalier          Equiv. U.S.: Pontiac Grand Am
                                                                                                                                              Lg./Med. Suitcase

                                                                                                                                              Sm. Suitcase

                                                                                                                                        (M) = Manual
                                                                                                                                        (A) = Automatic
     Full Size                                    Premium                                 Van
     Example Car: Opel Omega                      Example Car: Mercedes E-200             Example Car: Volkswagen Sharan
     Equiv. U.S.: Chevrolet Lumina                Equiv. U.S.: Pontiac Bonneville         Equiv. U.S.: Ford Windstar

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 Map of Europe and international airports




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  Mileage between major European cities

                                                                                                                                        Approximate                                                      Distance in Kilometers




                                                                                                                                         Copenhagen




                                                                                                                                                                                                              Luxembourg
                                                Amsterdam




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stockholm
                                                                               Barcelona




                                                                                                                                                                                         Liverpool
                                                                                                                             Budapest
                                                                                            Belgrade




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Warsaw
                                                                                                                 Brussels




                                                                                                                                                                  Helsinki




                                                                                                                                                                                                     London
                                                            Ankara
                                                                     Athens




                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Madrid




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Vienna


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Zurich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Prague
                                                                                                                                                       Dublin


                                                                                                                                                                              Lisbon




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Munich




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Venice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rome
                                                                                                       Berlin




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Oslo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Paris




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sofia
                                 Amsterdam                  1995 1908 987 1138 426 123 896 499 546 1156 1409 423                                                                                     214      252 1078 524 868 295 594 1097 1375 887 810 731 792                                                                547      Amsterdam

                                     Ankara 1239                     1022 2205 857 1675 1967 1102 1962 2531 2140 2991 2408                                                                           2199 1826 2591 1470 2322 1987 1459 1501 620 2340 1345 1267 1521 1659                                                                Ankara

                                     Athens 1185 635                          2118 770 1588 1880 1015 1875 2444 2123 2904 2321                                                                       2112 1739 2504 1384 2235 1900 1372 881 542 2253 1258 1180 1434 1572                                                                 Athens

                                   Barcelona    613 1369 1315                              1348 1138 876 1306 1297 1312 1908 785 1189                                                                981      790 385 864 1666 692 1042 911 1586 1685 860 1142 1503 677                                                                  Barcelona

                                    Belgrade    707 532 478 837                                        818 1110 245 1105 1674 1353 2134 1551                                                         1342 969 1734 614 1465 1130 602 821 237 1483 488 410 664                                                                   802      Belgrade
 Approximate Distance in Miles




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Approximate Distance in Kilometers
                                      Berlin    265 1040 986 707 508                                            490 573 286 951 889 1797 828                                                         619      477 1467 363 646 684 216 950 1056 665 667 408 366                                                                 525      Berlin

                                    Brussels      76 1222 1167 544 689 304                                                  868 602 564 1213 1297 441                                                232      134 967 496 971 184 566 960 1347 989 766 703 857                                                                  410      Brussels

                                   Budapest     556 684 630 811 152 356 539                                                             856 1432 1107 2014 1309                                      1100 764 1683 442 1219 970 357 838 483 1238 506 165 149                                                                    629      Budapest

                                 Copenhagen     310 1218 1164 805 686 178 374 532                                                                     1045 611 1908 922                              713      588 1578 680 369 795 503 1255 1342 388 971 695 592                                                                770      Copenhagen

                                     Dublin     350 1572 1518 753 1040 591 350 889 649                                                                          1656 1734 170                        332      698 1404 1060 1414 612 1130 1514 1910 1432 1319 1268 1317 974                                                              Dublin

                                    Helsinki    718 1329 1318 1185 840 552 753 687 379 1028                                                                                  2520 1533               1324 1200 2189 1219 568 1406 1081 1866 1590 224 1583 1110 689 1381                                                                  Helsinki

                                     Lisbon     875 1857 1803 487 1325 1116 805 1251 1185 1077 1565                                                                                    1611          1402 1320 400 1572 2277 1114 1750 1696 2371 2296 1645 1849 2164 1384                                                                Lisbon

                                   Liverpool    263 1495 1441 738 963 514 274 813 573 106 952 1000                                                                                                   209      573 1281 937 1291 498 1007 1391 1788 1309 1196 1145 1194 851                                                               Liverpool

                                    London      133 1366 1312 609 212 384 144 683 443 206 822                                                                                871 130                          367 1072 782 1082 289 798 1182 1580 1100 987 936 986                                                              642      London

                                 Luxembourg     156 1134 1080 491 602 296                                       83          474 365 433 745                                  820 356                 228                   989 355 958 206 462 826 1207 976 631 599 844                                                         275      Luxembourg

                                     Madrid     669 1609 1555 239 1077 911 601 1045 980 872 1359 248 796                                                                                             666      614                   1242 1947 783 1419 1296 1971 1965 1245 1519 1833 1054                                                Madrid

                                     Munich     325 913 859 537 381 225 308 274 422 658 757                                                                                  976 582                 486      220 771                        1049 516 227 575 851 1068 291 277 619                                              188      Munich

                                       Oslo     539 1442 1388 1035 910 401 603 757 229 878 353 1414 802                                                                                              672      595 1209 651                          1164 863 1624 1702 344 1340 1055 965 1139                                            Oslo

                                       Paris    183 1234 1180 430 702 425 114 602 494 380 873                                                                                692 309                 179      128 486 320 723                               668 893 1368 1183 698 805 1050 361                                           Paris

                                     Prague     369 906 852 647 374 134 351 222 312 702 671 1087 625                                                                                                 496      287 881 141 536 415                                    802 846 881 486 192 392                                    414      Prague

                                      Rome      681 932 547 566 510 590 596 520 779 940 1159 1053 864                                                                                                734      513 805 357 1009 555 498                                      1058 1642 332 777 1194 552                                   Rome

                                       Sofia    854 385 337 985 147 656 836 300 833 1186 987 1472 1110                                                                                               981      750 1224 528 1057 850 525 657                                          1721 726 647 902 1039                               Sofia

                                  Stockholm     551 1453 1399 1046 921 413 614 769 241 889 139 1426 813                                                                                              683      606 1220 663 214 735 547 1020 1069                                                  1359 1073 984 1158                     Stockholm

                                      Venice    503 835 781 534 303 414 476 314 603 819 983 1022 743                                                                                                 613      392 773 181 832 433 302 206 451 844                                                           405 826             357      Venice

                                     Vienna     454 787 733 709 255 253 437 102 432 787 689 1148 711                                                                                                 581      372 943 172 655 500 119 483 402 666 252                                                                 421       465      Vienna

                                    Warsaw      492 945 891 933 412 227 532                                                 93          368 818 428 1344 741                                         612      524 1138 384 599 652 243 741 560 611 513 261                                                                      507      Warsaw

                                     Zurich     340 1030 976 420 498 326 255 391 478 605 858                                                                                 859 528                 399      171 655 117 707 224 257 343 645 719 222 289 315                                                                            Zurich
                                               Amsterdam
                                                            Ankara
                                                                     Athens
                                                                              Barcelona
                                                                                           Belgrade


                                                                                                                Brussels
                                                                                                                            Budapest
                                                                                                                                        Copenhagen
                                                                                                       Berlin




                                                                                                                                                       Dublin
                                                                                                                                                                 Helsinki
                                                                                                                                                                              Lisbon
                                                                                                                                                                                        Liverpool


                                                                                                                                                                                                     London
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Luxembourg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Madrid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Munich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Oslo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Paris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Prague
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sofia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stockholm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Venice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Vienna
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Warsaw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Zurich




22                                                                                                                                      Approximate                                                     Distance in Miles                                                                                                                                                    23
                                                  • Mileage distance is measured on a point-to-point basis between cities.                                                                           • Chart does not necessarily represent the distance between Avis locations.
  Understanding European road signs

              TRIANGULAR = DANGER                                                    CIRCULAR = INSTRUCTIONS
              The symbol in the triangle indicates what type of danger.              Definite instructions.




   Two-Way                Right           Merging             Opening      No Entry              Speed              No                End of
    Traffic               Curve            Traffic             Bridge                           Limit 40          Parking           Speed Limit




   Slippery             Men                Traffic            Double
    Road               Working             Signals            Curve           No                No Left         Closed to              Passing
                                           Ahead                            U-Turn               Turn          Motor Vehicles         Prohibited


                                                                              STOP




Level Crossing         Uneven              Falling            Animal
without Gates           Road               Rocks              Crossing        Stop at          Oncoming             No Parking
                                                                           Intersection         Vehicles            on Left on
                                                                                                Priority           Uneven Dates


                                                                                     SQUARE = INFORMATIVE
                                                                                     These signs indicate parking, repair service, etc.
Intersection           Caution            Pedestrian           Road
                                           Crossing           Narrows




      Yield             Traffic          Dangerous            Steep Hill                           Parking          Hospital
                        Circle             Curve




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Important telephone numbers
U.S. Government Contact Numbers                                          U.S. Contact Numbers and Web Sites
U.S. Passport Office                                  (202) 647-0518     for Foreign Tourist Offices
National Passport                                                        Austria       (212) 944-6880   www.austria.info/us
Information Center                                     (877) 487-2778
                               travel.state.gov/passport_services.html   Belgium       (212) 758-8130   www.visitbelgium.com

U.S. Customs Office                                  (202) 354-1000      Czech Rep.    (212) 288-0830   www.czechcenter.com
                                                    www.customs.gov      Denmark       (212) 885-9700   www.visitdenmark.com
Center for Disease Control                           (877) FYI-TRIP      Finland       (212) 885-9700   www.visitfinland.com
Hotline for International Travelers                www.cdc.gov/travel
                                                                         France        (212) 838-7800   www.francetourism.com
Travel Advisory Warnings
U.S. Department of State’s                                               Germany       (212) 661-7200   www.germany-tourism.de
Office of Overseas Citizen Services                    (888) 407-4747
                                                                         Greece        (212) 421-5777   www.greektourism.com
                                travel.state.gov/travel_warnings.html
                                                                         Holland       (888) 246-5526   www.goholland.com
                                                                         Ireland       (800) 223-6470   www.tourismireland.com
                                                                         Italy         (212) 245-4822   www.italiantourism.com
                                                                         Luxembourg    (212) 935-8888   www.ont.lu
                                                                         Norway        (212) 885-9700   www.norway.org
                                                                         Poland        (212) 338-9412   www.polandtour.org
                                                                         Portugal      (800) 767-8842   www.portugalinsite.pt
                                                                         Spain         (212) 265-8822   www.okspain.org
                                                                         Sweden        (212) 885-9700   www.visit-sweden.com
                                                                         Switzerland   (212) 757-5944   www.myswitzerland.com
                                                                         UK            (800) 462-2748   www.VisitBritain.com




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Important telephone numbers

U.S. Embassy and Consulate Contact            AT&T Direct Dial Access Numbers
Numbers                                       Austria          0-800-200-288
in Foreign Capitals/Major European Cities                      Public phones may require coin or card deposit
                                              Belgium          0-800-100-10
Amsterdam         (20) 575-5309 Consulate                      Public phones may require coin or card deposit
Athens            (210) 721-2951              Czech Rep.       00-42-000-101
Barcelona         (93) 280-2227 Consulate                      May not be available from every public phone
Berlin            (30) 238-5174               Denmark          800-100-10
Bern              (31) 357-7011               Finland          0-800-11-00-15
Brussels          (02) 508-2111                                Public phones may require coin or card deposit
Copenhagen        (35) 55-31-44               France           0800-99-00-11
Dublin            (1) 668-7122                Germany          0-800-225-5288
Edinburgh         (0131) 556-8315 Consulate   Greece           00-800-1311
                                                               Public phones may require coin or card deposit
Florence          (055) 239-8278 Consulate
                                              Holland          0800-022-9111
Frankfurt         (69) 75350 Consulate
                                                               Public phones may require coin or card deposit
Helsinki          (9) 171-931
                                              Ireland          1-800-550-000
The Hague         (70) 310-9209                                From Northern Ireland use UK access number
Krakow            (12) 429-6655 Consulate     Italy            800-172-444
Lisbon            (21) 727-3300                                Public phones may require coin or card deposit
London            (0) 20-7499-9000            Luxembourg       800-201-11
Luxembourg City   46-01-23                                     Collect calling from public phones
Madrid            (91) 587-2200               Norway           800-190-11
Marseille         (4) 91-54-92-00 Consulate   Poland           00-800-111-111
Milan             (02) 290351 Consulate                        Public phones may require coin or card deposit
                                                               May not be available from every public phone
Naples            (081) 583-8111 Consulate
                                              Portugal         800-800-128
Oslo              (22) 44-85-50                                May not be available from every public phone
Paris             (1) 43-12-22-22             Spain            900-99-00-11
Prague            (2) 5753-0663               Sweden           020-799-111
Rome              (06) 46741                  Switzerland      0-800-890011
Stockholm         (8) 783-5300                                 Public phones may require coin or card deposit
Strasbourg        (3) 88-35-31-04 Consulate   United Kingdom   0800-89-0011 or 0500-89-0011
Warsaw            (22) 628-3041                                Public phones may require coin or card deposit
Vienna            (1) 31-339




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Important telephone numbers
Emergency Contact Numbers
for Lost/Stolen Credit Cards




U.S.             Within the U.S.:       Within the U.S.:       Within the U.S.:                 Within the U.S.:
                 1-800-528-4800         1-800-847-2911         1-800-2 DINERS                   1-800-MC-ASSIST
                 Outside of the U.S.:   Outside of the U.S.:   (1-800-234-6377)                 (1-800-622-7747)
                 Int’l Dialing Code +   Int’l Dialing Code +   Outside of the U.S.:
                 1-336-393-1111         1(410) 581-9994        Int’l Dialing Code +
                 (call collect)         (call collect)         1(702) 797-5532 (call collect)
France                                  0800-90-1179                                            0800-90-1387
Germany                                 0800-811-8440                                           0800-819-1040
Holland                                 0800-022-3110                                           0800-022-5821
Ireland                                 1-800-55-8002                                           1-800-55-7378

Italy                                   800-819-014                                             800-870-866
Portugal                                0800-8-11-824                                           0800-8-11-272
Spain                                   900-99-1124                                             900-97-1231
Switzerland                             0800-89-4732                                            0800-89-7092



United Kingdom                          0800-89-1725                                            0800-96-4767




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                   In the U.S., call:
             1-800-331-1084
                   In Canada, call:
            1-800-TRY-AV IS

          Or for French-Speaking Reservations Dial:
                   1-800-321-3652
                Canadian Agents Please Call:
                   1-800-955-1155


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