If you’re thinking of your next vacation, then why not put romance at the heart of your journey? To inspire you this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together a selection of the most romantic places in the world. From tranquil islands and natural wonders to the greatest cities, read on and feel the love.
With its beautiful scenery, light and colors, Provence is simply enchanting. And the list of romantic ways to spend time together are endless. Loose yourselves among fragrant purple fields of lavender and browse local markets. Indulge in delicious cuisine, elevated with native herbs, olive oil and garlic. Stay in a stunning French Chateau, visit wineries and walk among the olive groves. Or maybe take a cooking class and bond over recipes and aromas.
Whether it’s palaces, churches or galleries that you’re after, you’ll discover some of the greatest artistic works of all time in Venice. All set alongside the natural beauty of the winding canals and waterways. Stroll the bustling streets and admire the great sights of Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. Be serenaded as you glide the canals on a romantic gondola ride. Or spend time together with loved ones in the canal-side cafes and the vibrant trattorias.
Copenhagen is one of the world’s happiest cities and oozes with the feel-good factor, making it the perfect place to connect with your loved ones. Nibble your way through the Torvehallerne food market and meander among the flower laden paths of Rosenborg Castle. Let loose and enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of Tivoli, Scandinavia’s most visited amusement park. Rollercoasters and manicured gardens, this is the perfect location for a romantic and carefree evening.
The Indian state of Rajasthan is vibrant and colorful, full of forts and palaces, deserts and jungle. This is where India’s Maharajahs have been most at liberty to indulge every fancy, from jewels to dances, from temples to frescos…and it shows. Stroll through stunning towns, watch the sun set over the great palaces and dine under the stars.
Niagara Falls, Canada
Magnificent, powerful and beautiful, Niagara is the world’s greatest waterfall by volume, and this breathtaking experience just has to be shared. Get wet together and cruise out to the base of the falls. Here time almost stands still amidst the immense roar of the water, you are that close. Raincoats are provided so you don’t have to worry what to wear on this date. You can also admire the falls from a variety of viewpoints, including the adjacent hotels. Sip a cocktail and gaze out over the falls – the little more romantic than immense natural beauty.
Budapest has creativity running through its veins. A wonderful mix of baroque, neoclassical, art noveau, art deco and other styles come together in this beautiful city. When lit at night, the views from the banks of the Danube are some of the most romantic in the world. Budapest’s best restaurants include an eclectic mix of world cuisine, from upscale Italian, German and Turkish eateries to traditional Hungarian taverns. The perfect place for a date, or two…or three!
Bagpipes, castles, fine dining and tranquil walks. The Scottish capital of Edinburgh is a destination of choice for honeymooners and those looking for a fairy tale backdrop to their love story. Walk the cobbled streets of the old town, hike up to Arthur’s Seat for unrivalled views of the city, or step back in time at Edinburgh Castle, which towers over the parkland below. With its lively social and music scene, you’re guaranteed a fantastic evening. Take your pick of the many stunning hotels and world class restaurants.
Famous for its romantic restaurants and bars, Barcelona has much to offer couples in search of a relaxing retreat. Wander the Gaudi gardens, climb the Sagrada Familia and explore some of the city’s world-class art galleries (make sure the see the Picasso Museum, in particular). To relax, settle down in a peaceful bodega with a glass of Cava and a plate of Catalan tapas and soak up the sounds of the city as day melts into evening.
Are you feeling the love?
Has our selection of the most romantic places in the world got you thinking about where to travel next for your dream vacation?
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