Ireland is a beautiful country with so many activities on offer. As with any backpacking trip it is a very important to consider a budget. You want to make the most of your time in Ireland so it wise to know what you can do and what you can afford to do. The following few tips should give you some ideas to completing your backpacking journey while always sticking to your initial budget!
Know how much money you have to spend and set your Budget!
First things first you will need to figure out how much you can spend before you can set your budget. From there you can make a list what you can spend on each area including food and drink, transport, activities and accommodation!
Transport is vital when it comes to a backpacking trip. Search the internet for both Irish Rail and Bus Eireann, on these websites you can book your transport. You should try and book online as there are some discounts when you do. You can get taxis if you are stuck but they can cost you more than you think. Taxis are perfect for short distances but will cost more than public transport for those longer journeys.
Tours and Activities
Ireland has plenty of tour buses that you can avail of. For a small price you can take the weight of your feet while relaxing on a bus and enjoying what the tour has to offer. Paddy Wagon Tours provide tourists with fun tours in many towns and cities around Ireland.
In many counties you can hire bikes making it more exciting for an eager backpacker to enjoy the sights. There are many activities you can do including visiting historical features like Newgrange and Kilkenny Castle. Irelands capital, Dublin city, has plenty to offer including a vast array of shops and a great nightlife. Whatever you are interested you will be sure to find with a little bit of research.
Where to eat and drink?
Ireland as a whole is a place known for its home cooked food and good drinks. Whatever town you are in you will definitely always find a bar or restaurant nearby. Each place charges in or around the same price for both food and drink unless you are in the bigger cities where you could be charged a bit more.
Where can you stay?
There is a great choice for accommodation for a backpacker these days, including high quality hostels and Bed and Breakfast (B&B). You could stay in a hotel but that can end up costing you more. Bed and Breakfast is the most popular with those visiting Ireland. You can visit the website Failte Ireland where you will find a list of approved B&B homes!
Whatever budget you have for backpacking in Ireland you certainly won’t be disappointed with what you can do. There is something to suit everyone’s requirements all you have to is get up and get out there. After all, isn’t that what backpacking is all about?