Campervan Hire Ireland – 7 tips for traveling Ireland on a budget!
At Bunk Campers, we understand that holiday budgets can often be tight. To help you make the most of your Campervan hire Ireland or Motorhome Hire holiday in Ireland and make your budget stretch further, here are our top tips for traveling on a budget.
7. Cook in your campervan
The idea of cooking for yourself on holiday is not for everyone! But whilst on your Campervan or Motorhome Hire holiday in Ireland, it is important to try the local foods. Make mealtimes in your campervan an exciting event! As well as trying out local restaurants, mix up your meals by cooking for yourself using local ingredients in traditional recipes. Visiting the local food markets in Ireland is an exciting experience where farmers, grocers and butchers all sell their local produce. Why not stop at a local market in your campervan and pick up from some of the countries freshest ingredients – it’s a great way to learn about local culture first hand.
We recommend trying traditional Irish stew or potato bread.
6. Take advantage of free exhibitions and museums
The great thing about campervan hire and motorhome hire in Ireland is that you can go your own way and park where you please. No matter where you go or what you do, if you look hard enough you’ll find there’s a lot going on around you which doesn’t require an entrance fee. For Campervan Hire in Northern Ireland – why not try the Ulster Museum?
5. Take in Ireland’s natural landscapes
Nature is free! Why not combine a great ‘home-cooked’ meal with the great outdoors. The great thing about campervan hire and motorhome hire in Ireland is that many of the higher rated campsites are situated near nature reserves and acres of woodland. Park your campervan at one of Ireland’s many beautiful parks or nature reserves, cook lunch in your camper and enjoy the sunshine! You can pick up a cheap football or frizzbee and wind away a few hours before dinnertime. It’s healthy and low cost at the same time.
4. Choose your campsites carefully
Campsites in Ireland come in all shapes and sizes, from basic overnight locations, to multi-site resorts. Look at your budget closely – do you really need to stay at a resort with an Olympic size swimming pool? Or will a more basic site do just fine? Campervan Hire in Ireland gives the freedom to park where you please each night. Bunk Campers also offer free membership to Safe Nights Ireland who provide safe over night parking for a very reasonable price.
3. Fuel up before entering major cities
Fueling your campervan on the outskirts of major cities can save you about 15p per litre of fuel, which means you can save up to £12/€15 every time you fill up. It may not be a large amount of money, but every little helps!
2. Attend festivals and street carnivals
This year is the year of the The Gathering in Ireland, with millions of people returning to the Emerald Isle from all corners of the globe. To celebrate, thousands of Gatherings are taking place all over Ireland and campervan hire from Bunk Campers can get you connected to all these great events. Why not join a Gathering, party of festival? Enterance is usually free and provides a great days entertainment for all the family!
1. Get off the beaten track
Many of the best tourist attractions are not what you would first suspect. Some landmarks like Blarney Castle in Cork can be skipped altogether in favour of wild remote beaches, lesser known landmarks and beautiful countryside. Campervan and Motorhome Hire from Bunk Campers gives you the freedom and flexibility to skip the tourist traps which are visited by tour companies and normally very costly – saving you money and giving you more time on the open road in Ireland!
Regardless of your budget, it makes good common sense to save your cash where you can. You can have an excellent fun-filled holiday simply by changing your attitude to how you spend your time, and by substituting high priced ‘tourist traps’ for unique areas of outstanding culture and natural beauty.
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