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Getaway to the Emerald Isle

A holiday could be closer than you think...

When we think about summer holidays we always think of jetting on getaways to faraway places no student can afford. If you are looking for a getaway this summer, but can’t afford to fly too far, why not look closer to home? The North and South of Ireland could be the holiday destination for you.

Capitals:
While the package holidays to these capital cities can be pricey, hunting around
some exclusive deals will allow for a cheap getaway. Dublin and Belfast are both cities full of culture
and interesting things to see and do. There are numerous budget flights out of multiple airports
all over the UK, reasonably priced B&B’s and free and cheap activities that mean you can have the best time for the best price.Game of Thrones Tours:

Fan of the hit show Game of Thrones? A huge amount of the show was filmed in Northern Ireland, and many Northern Ireland tourist sites and companies have begun to arrange Game of Thrones tours for the summer. What’s even better is that the prices aren’t too steep either! The coach tours leave from the centre of Belfast and take visitors all around with an experienced tour guide, including the Titanic Film Studios, as well as many of the iconic locations of Westeros.These coach trips are perfect for a day trip.

Get away from it all in Donegal:

In the north-west of Ireland is a county called Donegal. If you are looking to disconnect from the modern world, a holiday across to the coast of this county could be ideal. Throughout Donegal there are a multitude of holiday homes for rental all the way to the quiet seaside villages which are doused in rich history. It is the perfect place for those wanting to just chill out and get some well earned relaxation.

Get to the Camper:

One of the best ways to see Ireland, and the cheapest, is to rent a camper for
a few days, a week, a few weeks, even months. Renting a camper cuts out the costs of flights, hotels and tour guides. There’s only the need to pay rental, petrol and food. If travelling in a bigger group too it can be even cheaper. Travelling in a camper allows the freedom to see what you want and when you want, and to simply get off the beaten tourist track to experience the real and local side to the North and South of Ireland.Whatever kind of holiday you are seeking, you are bound to find something in your budget in the Emerald Isle that is Ireland.