Ferry booking costs

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  1. geoffles

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    hi im after advice, im going to Ireland in my car from either holyhead or liverpool in august.

    The cheapest fare is £350 return, is there anyway if getting this lower.

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    Seems dear? I've just looked at taking the M'home (26') and it was £420 flexible fare? Travelling end of July or early August for six weeks. If you are a member of the Caravan Club, they may be cheaper?
    Would love to know if you've 'done' Ireland with your van?
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    most expensive stretch of water on earth the Irish sea
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    The most expensive stretch is the English channel it cost to many lives to keep the Germans out !! and we are still paying for it.(y)
     
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    Only way would be to look at changing day and/or times to maybe get it a bit lower, also I think you can still use Tesco vouchers in exchange for Travel vouchers (3 x face value = up to £110 each crossing, so £220 max for a return).
     
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    I used to regularly use the irish ferries and the cheapest tickets are very early morning. have very fond memories of seeing dawn break over ireland, particularly Dublin Bay
     
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    We are going Fishguard - Rosslaire return next week and I search for ages for a discount code and failed. If it was not for a family visit I would not bother as very costly...... such is life.
     
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    It IS a shocker :eek:

    We quite fancied it but going to put the time and money into a Devon and Cornwall trip instead now..... (y)
     
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    We've been trying to get a deal to Ireland for a couple of years but far too expensive. Can do 3 trips to Europe for the price of 1 to Ireland.
    Shame as we have family there.
     
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    Definitely cheaper!

    Our current price for Car & motorhomes is as follows:
      • £120 / €145 one way motorhomes with a max of two passengers
      • £120 / €145 one way standard car with a max of two passengers
     
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    Great link and very cheap, but no pets, so wife and our cat cannot travel..................
     
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    Pets could go, so long as they stay in van
     
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    ... for 8 hours though ... that's a LONG time!
     
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    Thanks Bob and Janie as we availed of the offer and booked our trip April to yesterday and also our return leg of our August to September trip. First time we have travelled on Irish ferries as normally go on Stena Line and we were impressed. The ferry was the small one with no frills but not crowded or full of screaming kids and hoards of coach passengers like the big ferries.

    Kath
     
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    Call them and no pets even if left in van, but wife could be on lead........
     
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    What about a muzzle?







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    for you! :D
     
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