5. Get a sightseeing pass
Many tourist destinations offer multi-day sightseeing passes, which include discounts (or free) tickets to attractions, free public transport and discounts at shops, bars and restaurants. However, if you do get one of these passes, make sure you’ll actually use it – if not, you might be better off just purchasing tickets for the attractions you do see.
6. Arrange your own transport to historic sites
If you’re travelling to France, a coach tour from central Paris to Versailles can cost EUR50. In Italy, a tour from Rome to Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius can cost EUR150. In Turkey, a one day tour from Istanbul to Gallipoli can range from EUR50 – EUR150 (more for a private trip).
If you can organise your own transport to these destinations, your costs will be more than halved.
7. Make the most of your age
If you are a student, under 26 or over 65, you may be eligible for free or discounted rates to many attractions. Just be sure that you have proof of your age when you arrive at the ticket counter.
8. Get hire car insurance
While hire car insurance is usually thought of as an optional extra, it’s always a good idea. While you may not damage your rental car, it only takes one misstep (or one careless person on the road) for you to be stuck with a hefty repair bill.
9. Travel locally
Holidaying close to home means you save on airfares or travel costs. Victoria is a great holiday destination with many different regions to choose from: think beaches, wine country, historic towns, high country and more.
Plus, what better place to caravan or go camping than in your own backyard? Check out RACV’s Cobram and Inverloch resorts.