A surprise tour

@Porcospino (16435)
Denmark
May 28, 2016 5:04pm CST
Some days ago I visited a website that belongs to a Danish travel agency. They sell different kinds of package tours. One of the tours was a surprise tour. There were no details about the tour. They only told the participants to bring their passports and some Euros. The destination is a secret. I don't know if I would book that kind of tour. I like surprises, but I have already visited many different parts of Europe, and I would get a little disappointed if I ended up in a place where I had been several times. What do you think? Do you like the idea of a surprise tour? Or do you prefer to pick your travel destination?
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@topffer (30709)
• France
28 May 16
A few travel agencies are also offering these kind of tours here. I would need to be really bored to pay for a travel to an unknown place. This is not for me : I like to know the destination, and I read about the places where I travel before.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
28 May 16
I also like to know the destination. I would accept a surprise tour if I received it as a gift, but I probably wouldn't buy that kind of tour. Many people have booked this tour (there are no tickets left), so it must appeal to some people.
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@topffer (30709)
• France
28 May 16
@Porcospino I am not sure that I would take the risk to buy this kind of tour for a family member/friend. I would prefer to buy a travel that is to their tastes. But I am a bit changing my mind now, while reading the offers of a tour operator. Some might be interesting : a weekend "opera" in Europe, including two tickets to see an opera in a front row box, and the lodging by opera lovers ; a weekend "crime in the castle" in France where you are received and are dining with the owners of a castle. This one is cheap, 115 Euros, which is not a lot for a night in a castle, a diner and a visit of the castles around on Sunday.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
28 May 16
115 Euros sounds very cheap. At many Danish castles the price would be 200 Euros or more (room and dinner) and it doesn't include a meeting with the owners of the castle. But I don't understand the name "Crime in the castle"?
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@allknowing (55812)
• India
29 May 16
I like surprises but not this kind. When I pick a package I have so many questions.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
29 May 16
When you buy a surprise tour it you don't know what you are paying for and there might be things that you won't enjoy. The tour wasn't cheap, but it was popular and there were no tickets left.
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@allknowing (55812)
• India
29 May 16
@Porcospino I find it odd that there are fools that go for it (lol)
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
29 May 16
@allknowing I don't know anyone who has joined one of those surprise tours, but it could be interesting to hear about their experience. I wonder if they got disappointed or not.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
I guess it depends what is likely to come up. A cruise ship does 'mystery tours' out of Fremantle but they just go out to sea for some distance and come back again. It's usually three days.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
29 May 16
I didn't know that cruise ships did something similar. The surprise tour that I read about will take place in a bus I think. There are no other details. I only know that the destination will be somewhere in Europe.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
@Porcospino From the coast of Western Australia there isn't anywhere close to go to. I think there are mystery bus tours here though.
@toniganzon (41138)
• Philippines
29 May 16
Since I haven't traveled that much I would appreciate a surprise tour. But in your case, I think it's best to choose your own.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
29 May 16
The destination might be a place where I have already been. I prefer to visit a new place. I think that a surprise tour could be a good option if you haven't travelled much.
@toniganzon (41138)
• Philippines
29 May 16
@Corbin5 (81979)
• United States
28 May 16
I do not think I would go for a surprise tour. I would prefer choosing what I would like to see and experience.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
28 May 16
I also like to choose the destination, but it looks like the surprise tour is very popular. There were no tickets left. I wonder which place they are going to visit.
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