There generally is this image of chauffeured services being very expensive, snobby, or being exclusively accessible to an elite group of people. However, chauffeured services come in so many different variations that fit different types of people that they are often suggested as an alternative to regular taxi services. Not convinced yet? Well, quench your curiosity by reading further, as we list the top 5 reasons why you need to try a chauffeured service at least once in your lifetime, and potentially even more often!
1. No More Hailing Taxis On The Spot
We all know the feeling; you arrive at the airport of your new holiday destination (whether sunny or snowy), you know more or less where your hotel or AirBnB is located in the city, but… What is the best way to get there? Should you take public transportation – carrying your luggage onto the crowded bus or metro? Not to mention finding out whether you should go for a 1-zone card or any of the special event tickets that they are peddling. The queue at the public transport information point is way too long as you are tired and just want to rest. So you turn to a local taxi, you show the driver where you need to go, and then the everlasting bargaining over the price begins. Exhausted and slightly unsatisfied, you feel like giving up the fight, knowing you will get ripped off. After the ride, you find out the price turns out to be higher than expected due to traffic jams AND you realize they do not accept any credit cards. A great start of your holidays.
Chauffeured services can take away all of this headache. The merit of services like SIXT ride is the smartphone app in your pocket or even the ability to book online on their website. The privilege of this allows you to book a chauffeured ride in advance before you even get on the plane. Once you have touched down in the new city, you shouldn’t even need to search for your ride. The chauffeured services are so complete that the driver will await your arrival in the terminal, even holding up a sign with your name on it! The driver then accompanies you to the car of choice while they carry your luggage. Not having the hassle of having to find everything out yourself allows you to start enjoying your holiday (or whatever purpose of traveling you have) already! This goes for airport transfers, but also for rides from your hotel in the city center to anywhere else.
2. Excellent Service
Apart from taking away lots of headache and organization, chauffeured services provide excellent service. The cars vary from economy class models to first class cars and are driven by the most experienced and professional chauffeurs. Many services offer chauffeurs who are at least bilingual and know some inside information about the city you are visiting. Something like a driving encyclopedia. From greeting you at the airport and carrying your luggage to and from the car, to keeping the door open for you and offering reading material and beverages on board; everything is done in favor of giving the passenger the best driving experience. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the view until you have reached your destination.
3. Versatile Utility
By now, you already know you can be driven from A to B, but there is so much more you can do with such a service at your disposal! Have you ever wanted to do a sightseeing tour through a beautiful new city, sans sitting on hard wooden seats on a tour bus together with other tourists? Now you can from the lazy backseat of the chauffeured car. Plan a multi-stop route through the city and change the way you get to know a city and its history from now on. Are you less of a tourist and maybe feel like going on a shopping spree? Use the chauffeured service as your personal shopping cart to visit various stores. Even in cases of a wedding, you can consider booking a chauffeur with a ride to drive you and your newlywed partner off into a sunset – or even better: your honeymoon. In many cases, you can request a certain dress code for the driver or get the car wrapped with a ribbon around it. Any reception, seminar or event of significance is possible with your own chauffeured ride, you can get a ride as personalized as you want to. Whatever floats your boat!
4. 24/7 Availability
Another good thing about chauffeured services is the fact that they are at your disposal any time day (and night). If you are having a late night/early morning flight from the airport, or you just want to travel when there is less traffic on the road, the chauffeurs are eager to transport you. This way you are not dependent upon going outside and hailing a taxi yourself in the midst of the night, with the risk of not finding any and jeopardizing being on time for your appointment. There is no need to call a number anymore, as with the current smartphone revolution, pretty much all chauffeured services offer a smartphone app for both iOS and Android phones. How amazing is it, booking your ride from your couch or even in bed?! You will be on your way in no time.
5. Always Travel In Style
And lastly, but certainly not the least important reason: isn’t traveling – or more importantly – arriving at your destination in style a nice feature? Who doesn’t want the compliment of a chauffeur in a suit awaiting you as you walk out of the arrival’s terminal or being personally escorted to your luxury car from top brands such as BMW or Mercedes-Benz? Not to mention being dropped off at an amazing venue to see a theatre play or simply at the hotel you are staying at for your holidays. The experience of getting the full high-quality service surely beats stepping out of a regular and everyday taxi. But of course, you can make it as luxurious or pragmatic as you want.
So as you see, you don’t even really need a specific reason for booking a chauffeured service. Everywhere you wish to go by taxi, you can also go by booking your own private chauffeur. There are various options to choose from in many cities worldwide. Just go and find out which one fits you best on your next holiday destination, or even just at home!