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Although it’s most famous for its dairy products, the mid-west state of Wisconsin is America’s ‘Waterworld State’ for its two great lakes, Michigan and Superior and the thousands of waterways and lovely smaller lakes decorating its landscape. A mix of forested, rural and agricultural land dotted with mid-sized cities and towns, Wisconsin is the perfect motoring holiday destination for lovers of nature and outdoor pursuits.
Arranging your self-drive holiday transportation here is easy, with the most convenient pick-up point at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell Airport, served by international companies such as Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty, Alamo, National, Enterprise and Avis, all of whom also have depots in major Wisconsin towns including Madison and Appleton. Remember also to compare car hire rates for the cheapest deals on your preferred vehicle.
Getting in by air from Europe will involve a change of planes at an international hub such as Chicago or Detroit, as the state’s two largest airports at Milwaukee and Madison serve mostly regional destinations with even their national services somewhat limited. Delta and United are good bets for air travel from overseas. International highways number seven, linking many towns and small cities, with the best north-south routes being highways 43 to the east and 94 to the west.
The state’s network of interstate highways is a great help when touring with car rental in Wisconsin, especially if you’ve an optimistic holiday schedule. Driving here is safe, although in the region’s snowy winter months, winter tyres and snow chains are essential extras. UK motorists can drive using their British license, noting that in America people drive on the right.
Car hire in Wisconsin comes into its own in this popular state, with Wisconsin Dells a favourite with the many tourists who arrive each year for its theme and water parks. For remote beauty, boating and fishing, head for Door County’s scenic peninsula with its wineries, offshore shipwrecks and fine beaches. Its Peninsula State Park has camp grounds and several lighthouses.
Due to its watery location, Milwaukee’s weather is often changeable and the city has freezing, snowy winters and very warm summers with high humidity, although areas close to Lake Michigan benefit from the lake breeze cooling the afternoon heat from May through July. Summer highs in the interior away from the huge lakes are at their best in July at around 26ËC, and January is coldest at a good few degrees below freezing.
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To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).