If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift that is more romantic than flowers and chocolates, why not take a Valentine’s Day break somewhere special? Whether you want a weekend break or a week-long romantic holiday there are several holiday destinations that are perfect. Here is our selection of romantic destinations that you may want to consider.
Paris – The City of Love
There is a reason Paris is called The City of Love. It’s hard not to be caught up in the romantic atmosphere when you’re there. Looking at the twinkling city lights, watching the sun set from the Eiffel Tower, taking a walk along the River Seine, or having a candlelit dinner at one of the many ritzy hotels is enough to make you feel like you’re floating on air. If you really feel like spoiling your partner you can arrange an “All About Chocolate” spa treatment at the Four Seasons George V hotel. The two and a half hour treatment starts with a chocolate-mint body scrub, followed by a Swiss chocolate and toffee body wrap, and ends with a deep tissue massage with cocoa oil. It’s pure bliss. Just note, Paris businesses are notorious for skyrocketing prices around Valentine’s Day so romantic holidays in the City of Love don’t come cheap.
Feel the Romance on a Gondola in Venice
If the image of a couple in love on a gondola ride on the canals of Venice makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, then Venice is definitely the place for you! You’ll find the romance doesn’t end with a gondola ride though. The Piazza San Marco, a glass of Chianti in a bacaro (Venetian wine bar), and a stroll through the narrow streets of the “Floating City” are just some of the reasons why Venice always makes it onto “Top 10” lists of romantic cities.
Hideaway in a Cotswold Cottage
If you’d prefer an unforgettable Valentines break somewhere quieter, where you can enjoy each other’s company away from crowds and the distractions of home, then why not rent a Cotswold cottage for a weekend? A cosy Cotswold cottage is the perfect romantic retreat and ideal for couples that enjoy photography, sketching and bird watching. The breathtaking countryside, quaint villages and beautiful stone cottages found in the area make the perfect backdrop for a Valentine’s Day break.
Do the Tango in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the birthplace of the Tango and the ideal destination if you don’t mind jumping on a plane and flying halfway around the world. When you’ve explored the magnificent monuments and French architecture, and spent an evening watching a tango show you’ll find the passionate city has got under your skin and you’ll soon be planning your next trip to the romantic city. Best of all, thanks to favourable exchange rates, Buenos Aires is a very reasonable destination for foreigners, with prices a fraction of what you would pay at home.
Live a Fairytale in Prague
Nothing says “fairytale” quite like Prague Castle. The romantic atmosphere rivals Paris and it comes with a cheaper price tag! The cobblestone lanes, fairytale castle, meandering Vltava River, great wine and grand countryside retreats set the romantic mood. Spend the day exploring the town on foot, from Prague Castle to the Old Town Square where you can listen to the chime of the 600-year-old astronomical clock. Take a romantic stroll along the Gothic Charles Bridge, and enjoy a meal at one of the historic Chateaux just outside the city. Walk through the fragrant rose garden and taste local Sekt sparkling wine on Petrín Hill. Book a romantic getaway to Prague and let the city work its magic on you.
There are so many wonderful options for a great Valentine’s Day holiday, so if you want to share something special head out of town and create some memorable romantic moments.