If you like going on holiday but hate all of the attendant elements of actually booking the damn thing, then you are in luck, my friend: German airline Lufthansa has started offering “surprise holidays”.
No more arguing with your partner or your mates about where you’re going to go… because you will have literally no idea where you’re going to end up.
Lufthansa describe their surprise holidays as a way to bring “wonderful variety” to your boring old travel plans. All you have to do is choose one of their nine “exciting travel topics” – “Go East”, “Sightseeing and Culture”, “Nature”, “Sun and Sand”, “Bromance”, “Romance”, “Cities”, “Partying” and “Shopping” – and you’ll be sent to a related location (see below).
The airline says that “the more flexible you are, the cheaper your flight”, with return flights starting from €89 (about 80 quid).
The catch is that you have to fly from either Frankfurt or Munich airport to take advantage of the offer – so you may have to make the surprise the second leg of your trip.
If you’re not willing to do that, I guess you could just get really, really drunk and then book a holiday? Either way, you’ll have no idea where you’re ending up.
Full list of destinations
Bromance: Amsterdam, Dublin, Krakow, Poznan, Prague, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Warsaw
Partying: Prague, Riga, Dublin, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Krakow, Poznan, Vilnius
Cities: Madrid, Paris, Brussels, Sofia, Belgrade, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Budapest, Dublin, Riga, Vilnius, Prague
Sightseeing and culture: Florence, Istanbul, Venice, Vienna, Wroclaw, Warsaw, Poznan, Dublin
Nature: Oslo, Stockholm, Bologna, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Belgrade, Geneva, Helsinki
Romance: Vienna, Zurich, Budapest, Florence, Paris, Prague, Venice
Shopping: Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Dublin, Florence, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Paris
Ski and winter sports: Geneva, Lyon, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, Katowice, Milan, Krakow, Riga, Sofia
Sun and sand: Malta, Marseilles, Valencia, Nice, Lisbon, Stockholm, Seville, Porto, Bilbao, Gdansk.