Absolutely amazing experience. Everything was so thoroughly thought through - there were two recipes (both deliciously tasty!), a virtual walking tour of both Porto and Lisboa, themed music, a pub quiz, some Portuguese phrases and even a soap and a miniature bottle of Port. My partner is from Portugal and he kept saying how fantastic and authentic everything was. It was great to be able to share all the details of his country with him whilst we can't leave the UK. The playlist in particular was a really inspired idea - it's something we hadn't thought to share before, and brought up a lot of fond memories for him.
The attention to detail is incredible. When I first opened the box and showed him the printed recipe cards and so on that were decorated with the Portuguese blue and white tile patterns, he took one look and said it felt like home.
We kept a weekend free for our "holiday" and I added in some extra activities, like a Portuguese movie we'd been wanting to see, and a Portuguese-tile-themed board game (Azul, if you're interested), but there was so much to do and experience in the box that we actually ran over and didn't finish all the activities!
Really enjoyable and a unique experience. Thoroughly recommended!
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! I'm so thrilled to hear that you and your boyfriend both enjoyed your holiday from home so much, especially as he was able to cast an expert eye over it!
It sounds like great fun the way you made the adventure your own, and I'm so happy to have been part of creating a lovely experience for you both, especially reminiscing about old memories together and discovering new aspects of one another.
I hope you both have many adventures to come.
All the best,
Laura from The Holiday in a Box Co.
This was bought for us as a Christmas present by our daughter....what an innovative idea. The boxes are packed with generous and surprising gifts plus high class photo cards with information, quizzes and recipes. Our young grandchildren loved exploring the goodies too...the Turkish Delight from Istanbul was a particular favourite. Laura’s customer service and personal attention was second to none. This creative enterprise is highly recommended.
Thank you for our moments of escapism to exotic destinations and sunnier climes.
Roz, Northampton March 2021