Flowers, chocolates and candlelit dinners for two are all ways that couples show their appreciation for each other, but if you want to do something extra special on Valentine’s day then maybe it’s time to book a romantic break abroad.
Go on a romantic roam
Italians are often believed to be some of the greatest romancers in Europe, and the reputation of notorious seducer Casanova reinforces this further! A visit to Rome could see some of the Italians’ romantic spirit rub off on you and your other half as you sip espressos near the Spanish Steps or make a wish at the Trevi Fountain. Holidays in Italy, with the country’s ancient history all around in the form of the Colosseum and the Vatican, make it a real cultural break. The Pantheon Roman Temple looks skyward to the stars and must surely be one of the most romantic places to stand side-by-side with your loved one.
Snuggle up in Scandinavia
Old cobblestoned streets, lining picturesque waterways that reflect the vibrant colours of Stockholm’s old and modern architecture, is sometimes enough of a reason for couples to earmark the city for their cheap holidays over Valentine’s Day. The city’s medieval district is ideal for romantic strolls and intimate meals for two. Tours of the waterways reveal the beauty of the city that is packed with cutting edge fashion shops and contemporary eateries.
Get canal cruising
Amsterdam’s canals are so popular that visitors even tour them when night has fallen. You won’t be completely left in the dark though, as the waterways have been carefully illuminated! What better way to spend some time with your loved one than on an evening canal tour on the shimmering water. Beforehand you could enjoy a fancy meal in the Ciel Bleu, which gives great views of the city from its 23rd floor vantage point.
Pair up in Prague
Prague in the Czech Republic is another destination where just strolling around the winding streets is enough to bring out the romantic in most visitors. The Charles Bridge after nightfall is a favourite spot for couples wanting to soak up the atmosphere. Prague’s Old Town Square is bordered by gothic buildings, and the central area is a hive of activity where you can share local delicacies washed down with mulled wine.
Loved-up in the City of Light
The reason that Paris breaks often springs to mind when it comes to booking romantic trips is because it doesn’t disappoint. The city does not need summer sun to reveal its many charms, even in winter the metropolis is as enchanting and lively as ever. You only need choose whether you want to take in the Arc de Triomphe, or wander around the Notre Dame cathedral then perhaps get photographed together under the Eiffel Tower. Paris holidays are full of romantic sights, sounds and food that make this location a firm fixture for Valentine’s breaks.