You don’t have to wait until Valentines Day to treat the one you love. Why not book a last minute getaway in one of Europes most romantic destinations?
Sometimes the best holidays are the unplanned ones, pack a case, head to the airport and you could be enjoying a walk along a sandy beach or a romantic meal for two all before lunchtime. There are a lot of beautiful destinations in Europe which would be the perfect backdrop for a romantic weekend break that you’re spoilt for choice but if you’re not sure where to start I have listed 5 romantic European destinations to get you started.
The city of love and the number one destination for a romantic getaway. Paris has so much to offer from romantic proposals at the iconic Eiffel Tower to romantic evening meals enjoying traditional French cuisine in the quaint backstreet cafes. If you head to the French capital for a romantic weekend you won’t be disappointed there’s so much to see and do, here are a few suggestions to get you started; Visit The Wall of Love (Le Mur Des Je t’aime), take in the view from the Eiffel Tower, add a love-lock to a bridge or enjoy a cruise down the Seine. Friendly locals, amazing food, history galore and romance and love around every corner, what’s not to love?
The capital of the Netherlands and also the largest city in the country, Amsterdam is a popular choice for a European break for stag dos and hen nights but it’s also a beautiful city which is perfect for a romantic getaway. Amsterdam is well known for its many bridges, picturesque canals and historic buildings including Anne Frank’s house. If you fancy a romantic weekend in Amsterdam you’ll be pleased to know that flights to Amsterdam are frequent and relatively inexpensive, flight times are as short as 45 minutes making it the perfect destination for a spontaneous break.
If you want the best of both worlds, a city break and beach holiday then Barcelona is the place for you. Enjoy a romantic day at the beach followed by an evening of tapas and good wine. Barcelona is the capital of the region known as Catalonia, it’s vibrant, full of life and steeped in history with a lot of local heritage sites to visit including Arc de Triomf, Casa Amatller, Barcelona Cathedral and Santa Maria Del Pi among many others. It’s a destination you will want to visit time and time again.
Prague might be well known for its hen and stag do’s but it has so much more to offer. It’s the capital of the Czech Republic and is home to some magnificent and world famous sights including the largest ancient castle in the world, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and Prague’s astronomical clock located in Old Town. Whether you want to enjoy a night out in one of the many bars and clubs Prague has to offer or you want to walk the cobbled streets, take in the stunning architecture, enjoy a romatic meal while taking in the beautiful surroundings this is one city you should add to your bucket list.
Rome is a city like no other, it plays host to some of the most interesting architecture in Europe including Pantheon, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Borghese Gallery, St Peter’s Basilica and so many other breathtaking monuments and iconic sights. Don’t worry if history and architecture don’t peak your interest as Rome has so much to offer, for couples looking to enjoy a romatic break away you can enjoy a meal for two in one of the many amazing restaurants, make a wish in the Trevi Fountain, visit the Sistine Chapel, see the sights from a horse-drawn carriage or enjoy a picnic on Aventine Hill. There are so many areas to explore and sights to see you might find yourself extending your stay or booking another holiday so you can enjoy everything Rome has to offer.
I would love to know if you are planning a romantic break to Europe soon?