Just two more months until it's Christmas, the perfect moment to start thinking about gifts. And you know what's even better than making someone happy with a present? Making them happy with a present you can enjoy too. Like a surprise holiday by srprs.me, for example
Booking a surprise holiday with srprs.me – This is how it works
In 2014, srprs.me launched her concept of the surprise trip. The concept entails that, after having entered a few criteria, you book a trip to a surprise destination. Before your surprise vacation starts, you receive just one tip that allows you to guess where you'll be going.
More specifically, this is the process:
1. Enter the criteria for your surprise destination vacation
When you book a surprise getaway with srprs.me, you basically book a surprise city trip by plane. You indicate how many people you'll be traveling with, when you want to leave, for how long you want to be gone and whether you want to visit a city inside or outside Europe.
Another thing you can choose is which airport you want to depart from and what kind of accommodation you'd like to stay at:
- shared: a shared room at a hostel
- standard: a simple hotel, B&B or apartment
- comfort: a more comfortable apartment, hotel or B&B
- premium: a superior room in a luxury hotel
Regardless of the type of accommodation you choose, srprs.me makes sure you only stay at places that are rated an 8 out of 10 or higher on independent review sites.
All the criteria you select affect what the cost of your surprise trip will be.
Another option you have when booking a surprise city trip is that you can give srprs.me a maximum of three destinations to exclude. These can be places you've already visited or places you have no interest in going to.
2. Prepare for takeoff
Yaay, you booked a trip to a surprise destination! But what now? How do you prepare for such a trip?
Don't worry, srprs.me looks after you.
A month before your departure day, you'll learn what time you need to be at the airport. That way, you can already plan how to get there.
You also get information about the kind of hand luggage you can take with you and if you need any vaccines, srprs.me will tell your doctor about your destination so he can tell you what you need.
A bit later, you get the weather predictions for your destination so you can pack accordingly. Both the time you need to be at the airport as the weather predictions can be seen as clues to unravel your mystery vacation but you won't know for certain where you're going until your departure day.
A week before that day, you'll receive a scratch card which holds a code that reveals your destination. However, that code only works when your personal count-down clock on the srprs.me website has completely counted down – which is at the time you need to be at the airport. Then and only then can the big surprise trip reveal take place.
The scratch card comes with all the information you need in regards to your flight and if it's possible to check in beforehand, srprs.me will do that for you.
3. Explore and enjoy
Once you're at your destination, you can enjoy it entirely the way you want to. Nothing is planned. You're free to see whatever you want to see and visit whatever you want to visit.
And if anything should somehow go wrong, you can contact the 24/7 srprs.me emergency line.
4. Share your feedback
After your trip, you can share your feedback with srprs.me. They love hearing how it went and will ask you for your comments.
Want to book your own surprise destination holiday?
You can! Have a look at the srprs.me website, follow the process I described above and await your first clue.
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This post was published in collaboration with srprs.me.