Many people will be taking their summer vacations for the first time since the pandemic began. 

Due to the increased Covid cases and the additional measures of organizing PCR tests, which were often costly, some passengers avoided traveling abroad over the last two years. This summer, however, there is a return to normalcy as several countries have lifted all Covid measures imposed on international tourists.

Following Spain, the United States, Portugal, France, and Italy round out the top five summer destinations for Irish people.MFCU personal loans are ideal for you and your family to plan a perfect family vacation to one of the following destinations.


Sunset from Gibralfaro Castle, Spain

Spain exemplifies geographical diversity, from sun-drenched archipelagos and bustling urban centres to snow-capped mountains and semi-arid deserts. As the meeting point of the Atlantic and Mediterranean oceans, this vast country has some of Europe’s most dramatic landscapes as well as some of its most delicious cuisine.

Some of the destination worth visiting in Spain;

Barcelona City Beach
Sunset view of Gran Via in Madrid
Balearic Island Seaview, Mallorca

Consider travelling to Spain for just €40.65 per week repaid over 1 year with MFCU Personal Loans.


The golden beaches of the Algarve, the wilderness of the Azores islands, the vineyards of the Douro Valley, and the cobblestone streets of Lisbon and Porto, where old-world culture meets cosmopolitan bars and restaurants, are all examples of Portugal’s Mediterranean charm.

Some of the destination worth visiting in Portugal;

Lisbon, Portugal
Porto, Portugal
Ponta da Piedade, Lagos, Portugal

Consider travelling to Portugal for just €30.49 per week repaid over 1 year with MFCU Personal Loans.


Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

There’s much more to France than Paris, from the fairy-tale châteaux of the Loire Valley to the lavender fields of Provence and the celebrity-studded beaches of the French Riviera. The country’s alpine views and architectural masterpieces are enhanced by world-class gastronomy and fine wines.

Some of the destination worth visiting in France;

Bordeaux, France
Calanques de Marseille, Marseille, France
Cannes, France

Consider travelling to France for just €50.82 per week repaid over 1 year with MFCU Personal Loans.


Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Italy’s beauty is unparalleled, from the silvery Alps to the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. A visit could mean marvelling at the Colosseum after a tender plate of pasta, or lazily drifting down a canal with a belly full of local Sangiovese. Explore Tuscan vineyards and olive groves, or shop at fashionable Milan boutiques. Explore the cliffs of Sorrento for mermaids or eat Parma’s famous cheese and prosciutto. The country will enchant you no matter where you go.

Some of the destination worth visiting in Italy;

Vatican City, Rome
Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Duomo Cathedral Square, Milan

Consider travelling to Italy for just €40.65 per week repaid over 1 year with MFCU Personal Loans.

Summer is here, and if any of the above summer vacation plans abroad appeal to you and you’d like to pay for it now, check out our Personal Loans. You can pay for your vacation in affordable instalments before booking your next journey because there are no penalties for paying early.

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