News

This airline is offering cheap flights to loads of great cities – the twist? The one you get is a surprise

Posted by
Emily Reynolds
Published

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).

A post shared by Lufthansa (@lufthansa) on

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.