Visiting Ireland? Don’t Make These Common First Timers’ Mistakes (Part 2)

In the last post, we discussed some basic tips for travelers who are visiting Ireland for the first time. Ireland is a unique yet astoundingly beautiful country filled with authenticity, and avoiding some common mistakes will set you up to have a trip you won’t soon forget. Here’s part two of our traveler’s guide that will identify some more common mistakes you should try to avoid.

Not Doing Any Hiking/Walking
As we discussed in the first post, tickets for the best tours of Ireland often sell out very quickly due to their demand. With that in mind, don’t underestimate the walkability of many of the country’s most scenic paths and landscapes. The median age in Ireland is 34, but you can always plan for transportation based on your physical needs.

“It pays to research walks that fit your physical condition. Spend at least part of a day walking the countryside. It adds value to your trip and the costs are minimal,” writes Mark Kahler on TripSavvy.

Of course, nothing beats the authenticity of sitting down for a horse-drawn carriage tour, so try to opt for the best of both worlds and make time for both in your itinerary.

Assuming Hotels Offer Less Value Than Bed and Breakfasts
When it comes to lodging, many Ireland visitors are quick to make the assumption that a reservation at a bed and breakfast inherently offers more value than that of a hotel. Don’t be mistaken, as as this is sometimes true: at a bed and breakfast, your first meal of the day will be home cooked, and you’ll have more of a personal experience with the owners themselves, who can provide excellent advice. But hotels can frequently offer the same amenities at lower costs, since they’re used to dealer with a larger number of visitors which enables them to have more pricing flexibility. Make sure to take the time you need to compare the two options, and if you want a fully immersive experience, don’t hesitate to spend a few nights at each.

Not that you’re aware of these common mistakes, you can reserve your Ireland vacation package and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! For more information about Ireland vacation packages, contact Hammond Tours.