Top 10 Campervans to consider for a driving holiday this summer

It’s holiday time! You may have your two-weeks away already booked but the truth is, package holidays are now decreasing in popularity rapidly. People are preferring to arrange their own breaks…and most are now staycationing. So if you are staying in Ireland (and why wouldn’t you?) or even fancy a driving holiday around Europe, we are here to help. Here is a list of the top 10 campervans you can rent to make sure your family have a holiday they’ll never forget. Be warned though, once you go on your first driving holiday you will never travel in any other way again. Image source: outandaboutlive.co.uk 10 Reimo Caddy Camp Maxi Drivability: 6
Comfort: 5
Extras: 4
Overall: 5

The Reimo may be a budget option but it can easily help you trek around to a holiday to remember. You won’t want to spend too much time indoors though as the extras are limited and comfort is lacking. But if you’re chasing a sight-seeing holiday and a modest kitchen and sleeping space, this van won’t let you down. Image source: webbsmotorcaravans.co.uk 9 VW Ranger Drivability: 9
Comfort: 5
Extras: 5
Overall: 6

The Ranger is a treat to drive, but like the Reimo above, you should hire this van purely on the basis of having somewhere to put your head down for the night. If you are driving over rough terrain, you will be surprised at how much the Ranger handles. Image source: practicalmotorhome.com 8 Auto Campers Leisure Van Drivability: 8
Comfort: 5
Extras: 5
Overall: 6

Again, this has great drivability even if it lacks in comfort. Admittedly it doesn’t look great, but the high-roof option offers a more spacey environment to those listed above and the overhead lockers are clean in comparison. Image source: blog.mercedes-benz-passion.com 7 Aero Campervan Drivability: 7
Comfort: 8
Extras: 6
Overall: 7

If you are holidaying with just your partner, you can’t go wrong with the Aero. It may not be the greatest in terms of handling, but this is a super comfortable van for two people sharing. Image source: en.wheelsage.org 6 Detheffs Esprit Drivability: 6
Comfort: 9
Extras: 8
Overall: 8

If you are looking for space, then look no further than the Esprit for comfort. It just seems to have space galore and is deceiving from the outside. Considering how much it would cost to rent this in comparison to vans below, if comfort is your main priority, this may well be the van to opt for. Image source: telegraph.co.uk 5 VW 1965 Barbarossa Drivability: 7
Comfort: 8
Extras: 8
Overall: 8

Now we’re talking! When it comes to looks, nothing quite beats the Barbarossa. It may be a little pricey, depending on where you can get your hands on one throughout Europe. But this is a hell of a van to be seen in. If you’re all about looks, this is the option. If you are looking for an easy drive, steer clear. Image source: motor-plus.co.uk 4 Fiat Trigano Tribute 650 Drivability: 7
Comfort: 8
Extras: 9
Overall: 8

This also comes in a sport model for many more bucks, but save your money and go for the standard option, if available. It offers a huge amount of extras and accessories such as a modern kitchen which wouldn’t look out of place in a new build apartment. Image source: autocar.co.uk 3 VW California Campervan Beach Drivability: 9
Comfort: 8
Extras: 9
Overall: 9

Okay, now we’re getting a little pricey. But if you have a big family heading off on holiday, then this may fit in your budget. It will also fit you all in (well, up to seven of you). It’s a mini-flat on wheels that has a pop-up aluminium roof — ideal for a summer holiday. Image source: campanda.co.uk 2 Flash 718 Drivability: 8
Comfort: 10
Extras: 9
Overall: 9

Now this is luxury on wheels. The bedrooms are much spacier than anything on this list, giving you a very decent night’s sleep by comparison. It also houses a fully-equipped kitchen. It’s modern decor is also a massive plus and it drives better than you would think, considering it looks a bulky vehicle from the outside. Image source: outandaboutlive.co.uk 1 Swift Espirit 496 Drivability: 9
Comfort: 10
Extras: 10
Overall: 10

This is a beauty. It’s actually like a hotel on wheels. But beware, you may need to have won the lotto to splash out on hiring this for a couple of weeks. The Espirit is as comfortable as home, and that’s as high a compliment you can give a campervan. It comfortably sleeps six and there is dining room for six. It’s difficult to fault this in any way. #Campervans #Cars #Motor