Going on a romantic getaway to some exotic location in Europe can be the best Valentine gift for your sweetheart. Some of the most romantic destinations in Europe are…
Going on a romantic getaway to some exotic location in Europe can be the best Valentine gift to sweep your lover off her/his feet. Europe offers a plethora of breathtakingly beautiful places for a romantic or adventurous Valentine’s day. Here are some of the top picks chosen by our team for Valentine romantic destinations in Europe:
Every nook and corner of Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, breathes history. Go on a tour of the hill of the sacred Acropolis, enjoy fine dining at a restaurant with a view of the Parthenon, and admire the monuments that are centuries old. If you both love history, Athens will delight you totally!
Santorini, an island in the southern Aegean Sea in Greece, conjures up images of pristine white houses with blue gates overlooking the sea. Santorini mesmerizes with panoramic views, and beautiful architecture.
Go on a road to romance in the Rhodes Town in Greece, the oldest inhabited town in Europe. Getting lost with your sweetheart within the walls of this medieval town is an amazing experience. Whether you want to see ruins, visit beaches, or bars, there is everything for everyone here.
What makes Meteora a unique place to visit in central Greece are the monasteries that are built on the top of the natural sandstone rock pillars.
Included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Metéora means “Suspended in the air” and promises a lot of magnificent views and fun. Looking at those monasteries on sandstone peaks is sure inspire awe.
London, the capital city of England, offers a plethora of choices for a romantic evening or a weekend getaway. Go on a romantic stroll in Kew Gardens, walk along the Thames, sip champagne and enjoy lunch at a classy restaurant, or see London from a hot air balloon. London promises a whole lot of romantic options to make your Valentine’s Day an unforgettable experience.
Take your significant other to the city of love – Paris. Take a cruise on the river Seine, go on a stroll around the Luxembourg Gardens, kiss on the Eiffel Tower, hold hands together and enjoy sun set from the Pont des Arts and watch a show at the Moulin Rouge. The charm of exploring Paris with your beloved is to set off without a map, take any cobbled street and enjoy the pleasures of getting lost in the city of love. And what to say about the culinary delights of French cusines. French live to eat and drink. Savor a glass of champagne and mouth-watering delicacies in a perfect romantic setting in Paris.
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Venice is undoubtedly one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Go on a gondola ride past baroque buildings, sip wine at the romantic central square, wander between narrow streets and canals, shop in quiet alleys and forget the world for a few days.
Florence is laden with cultural attractions and boasts of old world charm. Take a stroll in Boboli Gardens, attend a concert, go on a ride from Florence to the Tuscan countryside past the vineyards and olive groves, and enjoy sunset from Ponte Vecchio bridge.
Cinque Terre in Italy is one of the most charming and romantic places in the world. The pristine green water, sunsets, wine and picturesque views make for a idyllic romantic getaway. Try local wines, visit vineyards, go on a cliff jumping in Riomaggiore, gorge on scrumptious food, and enjoy wine overlooking the Mediterranean sea.
What is the better way to rekindle romance than visit the mesmerizing Rome. Visit the medieval churches, take a stroll in the romantic Aventine Hill, walk along the bridge at the Tiber River, admire paintings at the various museums and enjoy sunset at Tiber River. Rome is a paradise for couples hopelessly in love!
Enjoy natural hot springs and travertines at the Pamukkale in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. Pamukkale meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a great place to unwind.
Rock formations, underground cities, wineries, and frescoed churches make Cappadocia a dream destination for couples. Go on a hot air balloon, and stay inside the cave complexes for a unique experience.
Surrounded by water from three sides, Istanbul is stunningly beautiful. Dotted with monuments and historical buildings, Istanbul is a blend of history and modernity. Visit the monuments belonging to Ottoman and Byzantine era. Visit the magnificent Blue Mosque, amazing Hagia Sophia, and palatial Topkapi Palace.
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Done with Paris. Why not take your sweetheart to castles? The Châteaux of the Loire Valley is home to 42 châteaux (castles) that come under the UNESCO World Heritage Site. All of the castles are beautifully maintained and stunning but obviouly checking out all of them is not possible.
Some of the must-visit castles include Château d’Ambroise, Château du Clos Lucé, Château de Chenonceau, Château d’Ussé, Château de Chambord, Château d’Azay-le-Rideau. Visit the castles and take a walk around the many perfectly manicured and maintained gardens.
If you or your beloved are lovers of anything art and classy, Nice in France is the place for you. Nice has a cosmopolitan look, fancy boutiques, great food and beaches. Sun bathe on a private beach, admire painting at museums, pamper yourself and your mate in a spa, and enjoy great food, wine and music.
Antibes, a resort town in southeastern France, lies between Cannes and Nice.
Invigorate yourself with a walk around the Cap d’Antibes, laze around the beaches, visit trendy boutiques and galleries in the old town.
Are you or your sweetheart an ardent Picasso fan? Visit the Picasso museum to admire some of the amazing works of the artist.
Located in the French Riviera, Cannes was once a small fishing village which is now transformed into a glamorous seaside town.
It is also the venue for the Cannes Film Festival. Go to Cannes to enjoy great nightlife, casinos, fine dining at trendy restaurants, admire the architecture of Le Suquet and soak in the picturesque views.
The largest city in Switzerland, Zurich is an awesome romantic getaway.
Enjoy some peaceful and romantic moments together in Chinagarten, a chinese garden which is a green oasis of peace and tranquility. Or go for a stroll in the Lindenhof park, get lost among many cobbled streets, visit the picturesque Old Town, or go on a cruise around Lake Zurich.
Lucerne is one of the most romantic cities in Switzerland. Go there to experience old world charm. Sit on a cafe terrace, admire the breathtaking views, and walk on the The Chapel Bridge, known as the oldest wood bridge of Europe.
Take your sweetheart to Lake Luzern, walk along the spectacular lake hand in hand and soak the magnificent views of the mountains.
Interlaken, a beautiful town in the Swiss canton of Bern, is great for walking, hiking, biking, skydiving and cross-country skiing.
Go on a mountain bike riding around the lake of Brienz, take a walk along the shores of Thun lake and indulge in many adventure sports.
Are you and your Valentines inclined towards adventure sports? Zermatt is a great place for mountain bike riding, and skiing. Hire a bike or a cycle and get set to explore the beuatiful locales with your beloved.
Morrocco is one enchanting country to spend a Valentine’s day.
Go on a camping in a desert, sit under the star lit sky, enjoy star gazing, go on a camel ride, wander the streets of Casablanca, ride through desert landscapes, villages, and palm groves in Dades Valley and get lost in the famous markets of Marrakech.
Keukenhof – Netherlands
For nature lovers, Keukenhof in Netherlands is a paradise and one of the most romantic destinations in entire Europe.
Known as the Garden of Europe, it is the largest flower garden in the world. Walk, soak in the scents and colors of many flowers, and gaze at colorful tulips. Keukenhof promises one unforgettable romantic experience.
For most, Paris is the most common reply for a romantic destination. But there is another city that give sit a tough competition – Prague, the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic.
Idyllic views, great wine, and great art, Prague is an ultimate romantic getaway to pop the question. Admire art in museums, listen to great music at Rudolfinum and enjoy the picture perfect vistas.
Sweeping views, elegant architecture make Budapest, the capital and the largest city of Hungary, one of the most romantic cities in Europe. Hold hands, steal a kiss, walk along the shore of river Danube, and soak in the warm waters of Szechenyi Baths (thermal baths). Budapest is one helluva romantic city.
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