5 Tips to traveling in Ireland on a budget

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Ireland is an exquisite island located in Western Europe. It boasts of hosting the renowned Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry as well as an array of breathtaking national parks and museums. More than 10 million overseas tourist visit Ireland annually, all of whom are amazed by the intriguing splendor of this nation. Good news is, you can still tour Ireland if you’re on a budget.

Your dwindling finances shouldn’t get in the way of this superb Ireland getaway. Go Irish Tours offer a wide selection of affordable tour plans when visiting Ireland.

Here are 5 tips to travelling in Ireland on a budget:

 

  • Travel as a group

 

Travelling to Ireland with family or friends is both fun and cost-effective. You’re also safer when you move as a group. Ireland has diverse hotels that offer exquisite budget options for couples and families. Most of these hotels even have private rooms that you can access for half the price of your average Bed & Breakfast. The perks of travelling as a group don’t end there: you’ll have full access to affordable restaurants as well as self-catering kitchens while in Ireland.

 

  • Compare flight ticket prices and book beforehand

 

You’ve often heard that the early bird catches the worm. This rings true especially if you’re planning to fly to Ireland for vacation. Start by searching the cheapest Ireland flight rates online, then comparing these prices till you obtain the best one. Ticket prices often fluctuate depending on the time of year, the airport you’ll be arriving at and how long you’ll be there. Try utilizing flight comparison sites to search for affordable ticket prices rather than looking in individual airline websites.

 

  • Use local public transportation services while in Ireland

 

Ireland offers an assortment of public transport services to visitors touring major cities such as Belfast and Cork. Taking the bus is a fast, efficient and fun way to tour the city. The train service also offers a pretty thrilling experience. Plan for a hired car to drive you to your hotel when you arrive – you don’t want to remain stranded in the airport and pay the exorbitant prices charged by local cab services.

 

  • Create a sound itinerary

 

An itinerary is basically a record of everything you’ll need during your travel abroad. If you don’t plan for your trip, you may end up using a lot of money. Here are a few ideas of what to include in your itinerary:

  • The entire length of your travel
  • Sites to visit in Ireland (including natural attractions, historical monuments and famous cities)
  • The hotels you’re likely to stay in

The more the items in your itinerary list, the better planned you’ll be when you arrive in Ireland.

 

  • Just have fun!

 

If you’ve been planning to visit Ireland for the longest time, now’s the best time to travel. After all, this country has a plethora of attractions and wonders waiting to be discovered by those bold enough to venture forth. Not many people get that once-in-a-lifetime tour to such a magnificent place. You’ll be glad you travelled to Ireland.

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