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Tips for Traveling to Ireland
Hey there, fellow adventurer! Are you ready to experience the magic of Ireland? From the stunning Cliffs of Moher to the charming Killarney National Park, there's so much to explore on the Emerald Isle. But before you pack your bags and hop on a plane, let me share some insider tips to make your trip unforgettable!
First up, consider renting a car to explore the lesser-known sites in Ireland. While public transportation and tour buses are great for sightseeing, renting a car will give you the freedom to explore at your own pace. Just remember that the Irish drive on the left side of the road and pass on the right!
And let's talk about shopping. Did you know that travelers who live outside the European Union can shop tax-free in Ireland? That's right! Don't forget to apply for a Fexco Horizon Card before your trip so you can register and swipe it in affiliated stores in the country and claim sales tax back on your purchases.
Now, let's talk about packing. Ireland's weather can be unpredictable, so pack light layers of clothing and a pair of rain boots or waterproof shoes. And don't forget to bring your camera to capture all the breathtaking views!
If you're planning to use public transportation, keep in mind that trains in Ireland can be pricey. So if you intend to travel on one during your trip, make sure to book in advance to take advantage of online discounts that the Irish Rail offers. And if you choose to travel by bus, remember to flag it down to get it to stop.
Finally, if you plan to visit Ireland's many cultural attractions, don't forget to get a Heritage Card from the Office of Public Works. This card entitles you to free admission to all heritage sites managed by the state for an entire year.
I hope these tips help make your trip to Ireland even more magical. Curious about cruising in the British Isles? Check out a sample itinerary. Ready to start planning YOUR cruise? Schedule a quick phone call with me or submit a trip request form.
Let's create an itinerary that will make your Irish dreams come true!