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Buckle up for a Campervan Holiday

This summer, we’ve added a range of VW camper vans to our fleet. Each month, we’ll be sharing more about the campers – from a tour of the inside to top destinations to travel to. So if you’re going away this summer, go in style and hire a VW camper van from Nationwide.

Today, we’re sharing some trip ideas that get you out and about in the great outdoors.

Camper van front

Camper van side

Why hire a camper van?

First, let’s look at why our customers love our campers. Whether it’s enjoying nature, seeing more of the countryside, or even exploring your home turf, a camper van holiday is more than a way of getting from A to B. And, it’s a budget-friendly way to get people together – friends, family, couples – or to travel solo (or with your pet!). Plus, you’ll have freedom and spontaneity on your side – as long as there are roads and parking spots, you’re ready to roam. Best of all, you can hire a VW camper van from us and take it around Europe (subject to a surcharge and insurance).

Camper van side

What about camper van holidays?

You’d be surprised at how versatile camper vans are. Here are just a few ideas of trips and treats you could try over the summer – and beyond. 

  1. Breaks and holidays 

Maybe it’s a roadtrip with your friends, a gap year with your uni mates or a holiday with family. Or, you might be taking time away as a couple. And what about a solo trip to do some sightseeing on your own schedule? Whatever your travelling style, our VW campers can sleep and seat up to 4 people.

  1. Events and occasions 

Be it a festival, gig or sporting event, hiring a VW camper van is a sure-fire way to travel in style. While you might need to check about parking and location restrictions with certain venues, our campers are small yet mighty – much more compact and versatile than motorhomes (and more efficient, too.)

  1. Special occasions 

Plenty of people opt for a more low-key stag, hen or honeymoon these days, with the focus on time together and making memories, rather than glitzy hotels or expensive restaurants. Camper vans create the perfect private space and are great for small groups – and nothing beats sitting round a campfire with toasted marshmallows and music. You could even consider hiring one for a birthday, anniversary or date night with a difference – and we’ve heard they’re great for kids’ slumber parties and sleepovers, too.

  1. Work and learning 

Whether you’re homeschooling your kids or you’re a digital nomad who likes to work and travel, a VW camper van gives you a unique setting for the daily grind. The camper features a pull-out table to use as a desk, there’s an awning to the side of the van, and the back interior is extremely spacious for setting up a classroom.

Interior of camper van

What’s included in the camper van?

When you hire a VW camper van with us, you get:

  • A fully functional sink, gas hob and fridge/freezer

  • A pull-out table and plenty of under-sink storage

  • Stovetop kettle, frying pan, utensils, and camping plates/crocks for up to 4 people

  • Plenty of power outlets and a solar panel 

  • One emergency fire extinguisher 

Finally, there are tinted windows to keep things cool and private, and a side awning that creates covered shade to the side of the van – perfect for a secluded camper van holiday. 

How do I book a camper van?

It’s easy! Call our dedicated phone number to enquire: 0203 340 0460. Then, visit our London branch for collection and drop-off. And if you’re still deciding about whether to hire a VW camper van, take a look at our insider tour blog – then set off for that dream camper van holiday!