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You don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to book romantic breaks for you and your better half. We offer fantastic deals on weekend breaks for couples, at some of the most romantic cities in the world.
Choose from stunning destinations such as Rome, Krakow, Barcelona and, of course, the City of Love, itself: Paris. With these cities just a short journey away, you could find yourself strolling along a beautiful boulevard or eating out in an enchanting restaurant in a matter of hours. Book your romantic weekend breaks with Thomas Cook at any time of year and enjoy some quality downtime with that special someone in your life.
The City of Love
Paris is one of the world’s most popular destinations for romantic short breaks. While you might want to add to the thousands of ‘love-locks’ that adorn some of the city’s bridges, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy weekend breaks for couples in the French capital. Visit in the summer and you can take a sunset boat-trip to the Temple Romantique; a small, Rococo-inspired temple set on an island in the middle of a lake in Paris’ biggest public park, the Bois de Vincennes. It makes the perfect backdrop for anyone wanting to make their relationship a little more permanent by popping ‘The Question’. Once they’ve said ‘yes’, head to a nearby restaurant and celebrate with some sparkling French champagne.
Valentine’s in Venice?
Venice is also a hotspot for romantic breaks, offering lazy gondola rides around the city and delicious Italian food. St Mark’s square, with its gleaming golden mosaics, is a draw for the romantically-minded. Sit outside the church, sipping on a cappuccino and soak up the sound of choirs singing in the basilica. A maze of alleys and backstreets that end in sudden squares and piazzas, Venice is also ideal for just holding hands and taking a gentle wander together.
With ornate ruins, sensational restaurants, picturesque parks and some of the best shopping in Europe, it’s no wonder that Rome is often the first choice for romantic short breaks. Enjoy wandering through the Artistic Quarter, where you’ll find small, quirky boutiques and shops selling handmade jewellery and designer clothes, or enjoy fresh pasta or rosemary-infused lamb in an intimate restaurant. The piazzas are perfect for people-watching, or soak up the view of the city from the top of the Spanish Steps.
Discover Cupid in Krakow
Peppered with medieval buildings, Gothic spires, Baroque façades and Renaissance churches, Krakow is an ideal destination for romantic weekend breaks. Once there, you can easily while away a few hours, browsing the stalls in the massive 5th Century Main Market Square, or hop in the back of a horse-drawn carriage and take a trip along the river. Towards the centre of the city, you’ll find Wawel Castle, which looks as though it’s straight out of Disney film. Explore is opulent rooms and underground passages or pack a picnic and soak up the sun in the castle grounds.
Europe is home to some stunning destinations that make perfect weekend breaks for couples. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or you simply want to treat your better half to some time away, we’re sure to have just what you’re looking for.
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