Visiting Ireland is definitely an experience of a lifetime. The national tourist slogan, Céad Míle Fáilte, fulfils its promise of a “hundred thousand welcomes”. Many visitors focus only on Dublin, but if you want to experience the real Ireland you need to discover the famously green Irish countryside. It is the place of quiet beauty and rural charm.
To explore the unspoilt beauty of hidden, ancient villages you need a vehicle. To reach these places by public transport is extremely difficult. Renting a car is great because it gives you the freedom and independence to come and go. You are not tied to strict times and that means you can start and finish your day whenever you please, this source.
You can look and book cars online before you arrive and at Dublin Airport the only thing you have to do is to pick up your car. Sometimes people get very confused to determine the type of vehicle they need for their trip. It is not easy to choose the most suitable car.
You need to consider how many people you are travelling with. Most car rental companies separate their fleet into categories or groups. These include Mini, Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Full-size, Luxury, Premium, Minivan, 12 passenger van, Exotic.
You want to save money on car rental and petrol, reserve the smallest available model. It is perfect for two people and it’s easy to park and drive in bigger cities.
People in the backseat want to enjoy the view too, choose a car from the Intermediate or Standard category.
If you are travelling with your family or you have a lot of luggage, you may want a car with larger boot for your bags. If you have four or more children, you may need a 7-seater family car. If you are a golfer, you need extra space for your golf equipment.
Travelling with a smaller group of people, why not rent a 9-seater passenger van with 9 full seats. You are not familiar with driving passenger van, rent two smaller models.
You can also request optional extras for additional charge, like automatic vehicle. Child seat is also available on request for an extra charge. It is usually around 20 euros per child seat.
You have difficulties to drive a stick shift or never drove right hand drive car before, book a car with automatic transmission. It is also possible to rent cars with GPS navigation or SatNav. It’s easy to use and helps you to get around in Ireland.
There is a lot of information on Dublin Airport car rental on the internet. Many car rental websites compare all the top car hire providers to find you the most suitable rental cars. These sites contain description for each category; you may also find a picture of the car. Vehicle description indicates the maximum number of passengers allowed to travel within each vehicle. Baggage and door quantity also appear in the description of the car. It also specifies whether it’s an automatic vehicle or a diesel vehicle, whether it has GPS or air conditioning.
Consider these tips for finding the right type of vehicle before booking. Choosing the right size and type of vehicle would help you to enjoy your holiday to the full. So you don’t have to worry about oversized luggage and undersized boot.
Have a pleasant driving holiday on the Emerald Isle!