Q: What if I've been to the region before? How do I know you won't send me to the same place?
A: When you book, you'll fill out a short survey telling us everything you love to do, plus where you've been before (so we don't double dip)!
Q: What are the possible surprise destinations in each region?
A: We look for the most beautiful, awe-inspiring spots... that don't require vaccines or visas! Here is a list, by region, of where we send our travelers:
North America: Lower 48, Canada, Alaska & Hawaii
Latin America: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Nicaragua
Europe: France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, England, Ireland, Scotland, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Croatia
Q: What is included in the per person budget?
A: Your flights, accommodations and booked day trip(s) are included in the 1-week surprise trips. For the 2-week surprise trips, we also add in on-the-ground transport between destinations, so you can explore even more! If your budget allows, we'll include transportation from the airport to your accommodations. If not, rest assured we'll give you detailed instructions on how to get from point A (for airport, see?) to point B (for... bed?).
Q: Why do Surprise Honeymoons start at a higher price point than other Surprise Trips?
A: First: Keep in mind that the budget for a Surprise Honeymoon ALWAYS includes two people. So, $5000 for a 1-week Surprise Honeymoon for two is just that: $5000. Second: There are several things that you want on this all-important, once-in-a-lifetime travel experience and those things are ease, no stress, and romance! The higher price points on the Surprise Honeymoon are to ensure that we are able to book you the best flights (shortest, not economy class) and the snazziest, well-reviewed accommodations. Your Surprise Honeymoon deserves this. (You two deserve this!)
Q: Can I see a sample itinerary of a surprise trip that you've planned in the past?
A: Sure! And to clarify, surprise travel packages only include flight and accommodations as part of the booked itinerary, but we also do extensive research on activities and restaurants we think each traveler will love based on their surveys, and we include all the details you'll need to try those out too if you wish. Click here to see a 1-week trip to Seville, Spain to get a better idea of what this looks like.
Q: What if I know exactly where I want to go?
A: Send us an email and let's chat.
Q: What is the fee?
A: For 20% of your total budget, you get:
Pro Planning: Whisked Away has been planning travel for over 20 years. Because each trip is specific to the traveler, around 10 hours is spent on the research, booking and planning of each trip. This is not your automated, one-size-fits-all type of travel.
Zero Stress: Deciding where to go, watching the weather and the news, thinking about where to stay and what airline to choose? That's way more stress than anyone has time for. Whisked Away will take care of all of the nitty-gritty for you. Go treat yo'self and have a cocktail, would you?
Surprise Amazingness: You'll need about 10 minutes to book. After that, sit back and enjoy that aforementioned cocktail, and we'll get everything ready for you. One week before you leave, your surprise envelope will be in your hands and you'll be ready to go. Grab a carry-on and let's do this!
Q: Do you offer gift cards?
A: Yes! Click here to purchase a gift card for your favorite traveler. Starting at $25, they never expire!
Q: Why do you only offer surprise vacations to Latin America, Europe and North America?
A: Great question! Life has been chock full of travel to these three regions, but Asia? Africa? We've touched down and dipped our toes, but we haven't explored these regions enough to be able to surprise you with a trip there. Once we collect some more stamps in the passport, we can change that!
Q: Do you offer 24-7 customer assistance while I'm abroad?
A: Yes! When you purchase travel insurance through our partner, Allianz, you will receive the benefit of having someone to call anytime you might need some help. Whisked Away also confirms flights and accommodations the day prior to your departure, so you'll be all set to sit back and enjoy. Click below to find out more:
Q: Why are there different budget options offered in the surprise trips?
A: Everyone has different budgets, likes and dislikes for when they travel. A higher budget means an easier trip- more direct flights (especially if you live near a far-flung hub), fancier accommodations, and perhaps even more exotic locales. Whatever your budget, we will create a dreamy adventure for you.
Q: I live outside of the US. Can you plan a trip for me?
A: Yes! In addition to US passport holders flying from the US, we are now accepting clients from Canadian hubs carrying Canadian passports!
Q: Can I use my frequent flier miles to book my trip?
A: That would ruin the surprise! When you enter your frequent flier miles you get trip updates sent directly to you. You can, however, enter your number yourself after the trip.