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April 17, 2012 07:20 ET

Escape The Olympics This Summer

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 17, 2012) - This summer is bound to be a busy one in the UK due to the Olympics and the Queen's Jubilee. Thousands of people are expected in London for the high season, and prices have skyrocketed to impossible heights. For those wishing to escape all the inevitable confusion, Auto Europe has the solution.

With Europe right at our doorstep, the choices are many and varied. The Portuguese summer has more to offer than just great sun and amazing food - though it has that too. Summer in Portugal is also when all the major music festivals are held. The first big one to grace this westernmost country of Europe will be Rock In Rio Lisboa, in May and June. If you're travelling in August, then the Paredes de Coura Festival and the Sudoeste Festival are also great choices.

If great music and partying around the clock are great but you also want a few days to relax, why not pick up a car hire in Lisbon and head out to Algarve for some beach time? If you would rather avoid the crowds, drive north to Gerês, one of the country's loveliest nature preserves. There is no better choice for great sightseeing opportunities.

Portugal's next-door neighbour is an equally great choice for some summer good time. If you had a blast in Rock In Rio Lisboa, you might wish to head to Madrid for the Spanish edition of the festival. Drive a car hire to Alicante in the last week of June and you'll be right on time for the lovely Hogueras de San Juan, traditional bonfires that celebrate the summer solstice.

If you're in the mood for some Flamenco or even some more modern dances, June and July are the months of the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada. Take the opportunity to visit the stunning Alhambra and the charming Generalife Gardens.

Why not pick up a car hire in France and head to Bayeux for the Bayeux Medieval Festival, a spectacular opportunity for escaping to older times, when feats of bravery and amusing jesters were around every corner. The Festival de Marseille is also a great favourite with holidaymakers, being a cultural paradise that includes theatre, music, cinema, dance and much more. Thanks to Auto Europe's low prices for car hire in all main locations in Europe and around the world, the possibilities are endless.

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