Its time for a getaway with that special someone, a luxury vacation… Perhaps you want to surprise the love of your life with a romantic trip. It is essential to choose a destination that allows you to pamper your partner; one with stunning views and fun activities to do together as a couple. Europe is a great choice as there are so many historical cities within a relatively small area, where you can immerse yourself in the culture, sights and bites of local cuisine. Here are a few insights regarding the most romantic destinations in Europe for a little inspiration!
This is one of the most beautiful, easy to navigate Italian cities, with stunning landmarks like the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, The Pitti Palace, fantastic museums like the Uffizi, and so many delightful cafes and bistros along the River. You just can’t not love Florence. Just strolling the Florentine streets in the evening- the “passagiata” – is romance defined! Sharing pasta and an Italian bottle of wine…devine!
Often the first location on any ‘romantic cities’ list, we thought we’d move it down to second place — but a retreat to Rome is popular for good reason, often called the most romantic city in the world. Rome has plenty to offer couples. The architecture, the culture and the buzz of the city elicits feelings of togetherness, along with that you’ll find plenty of things to actually do from eating at (literally) the best Italian restaurants to the historical sights to tour around during the day.
Vienna has a lot for couples to engage in. For example, if you have never ridden in a horse carriage, Vienna is a top European destination to do so. It is known for its intriguing cafe culture with accessible coffee houses for you to enjoy the company of your sweetheart. Watch a movie together at the opera for magical end to your night.
You have not been to a romantic destination until you arrive in Budapest. It is an excellent place to be for site-seeing and romantic night outs. Visit the Buda Castle for a fantasy experience. The Grand Synagogue and Fisherman’s Bastion are great places to tour too. Go to the Gellert Spa for a relaxing massage before embarking on other things on your romantic to-do list in Budapest.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is an ancient city with a rich history. Expect to find castles and churches that date back to the 1300’s. Go to the Charles Bridge for a soothing evening as the sun sets. The bridge has lovelocks. Consider setting up yours. Walk side by side with your lover to Petrin Hill for a spectacular view of the city you. Save the romantic memories at the hilltop with photos.
Paris is the city of romance. A must-visit spot in the city is the Eiffel Tower. It is the landmark of Paris. You have not visited France until people see a photo of you at the Tower. It lights up at night making it such a romantic place for couples. Stroll on the cobblestone streets as you enjoy the fantastic views of the ‘city of love’. Enjoy the many art museums of Paris. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral – now under repair from her recent fire. Have a delicious meal at a local cafe before heading to a cozy hotel room for a memorable night, or go to The Seine for a dinner cruise.
Dublin is historic, romantic, rich with culture and brimming with funs pubs for the couple that enjoys a good party and a pint. Castle hop by day to nearby Powers Court or Mallahide Castle, and return to this Trinity College city for classic Irish cuisine and some “craic” in the evening …live music and singing in one of the many vibrant pubs.
Porto is the heart of Portugese wine and port exporting, its a beautiufl historic city, perfect for a weekend of wine tasting, touring the churches and museums, even taking a boat tour up the vineyard-rich Douro River valley. Portugal is also more affordable than most European cities, which makes being Romeo a little easier on the wallet. Everyone loves Lisbon, but we think Porto is the real gem of the coast.
You can visit all these destinations if you have the resources and time. However, there are more cities on the list of romantic cities that you should tour in Europe. They all offer unique experiences comparable to no other.
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