Most Romantic Destinations in Europe

Most Romantic Destinations in Europe

Your head is full of romantic songs and you are looking for a romantic getaway? Discover the best romantic destinations in Europe, the best romantic getaways in the UK, the most romantic cities in France, but also the most romantic seasides, the most romantic medieval towns or castles. Here is our selection of the most romantic destinations in Europe.

Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day, your honeymoon, a wedding anniversary, please your sweetheart? Book your hotel, apartment, B&B, guesthouse at the best price guaranteed as well as your in one of the best romantic destinations in Europe.

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Venice

Italy

From Venice Carnival to the Palio of Marciliana in Chioggia, from the Riviera in Bloom taking place every year along the banks of the Brenta River, to the Festival of the Madonna dell’Angelo celebrated in Caorle, from the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Jesolo to the Palio of Cavallino, the Province of Venice will surprise you and entertain you!

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Paris

France

Romantic walks, marvelous restaurants, evenings for two, unforgettable moments to cherish forever…With its cinematic decors and eternal charm, Paris attracts lovebirds from all over the world all year round. Walks, cruises, shopping, evenings for two, naughty nights, unusual marriage proposals.

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The Cinque Terre

Italy

The Cinque Terre represent one of the best preserved natural and semi-natural areas of the Mediterranean. Historical and geomorphologic reasons have forbidden excessive housing development and the creation of major roadways (which instead are present inland in the Val di Vara). Human activity and especially viticulture, have contributed to create a unique landscape in which development of the typical stone walls is so extensive as to equal that of the famous Great Wall of China.

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Sintra

Portugal

Sintra is a jewel set between the mountains and the sea, waiting to be discovered by all who dare lose themselves in its majestic historical heritage, luxuriant nature, cosmopolitan cultural offer and opulent gastronomy.

Sintra exudes a romantic aura that left a deep impression on the soul and work of the writers who, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, pioneered the Romantic spirit and celebrated subjectivity and the emotion of the human drama. Sintra is truly the capital of Romanticism. It is a place to experience!

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Aix-les-Bains

France

Aix-les-Bains, ranked 4th amongst the spa towns of France with 28,000 visitors who come to take the treatments, nestles beside Le Bourget Lake, the largest natural lake in France, at the foot of Mount Revard (height 1550m). It is the gateway to the Bauges Massif Regional Natural Park, and offers an exceptional natural environment, breathtaking panoramic viewpoints, and varied activities to enjoy, whatever the season.

The Le Bourget Lake is the largest natural lake in France, and 2/3 of its shores have remained undeveloped. It is listed as a site of community importance, and a wetland area of international importance, and includes vast unspoilt, natural areas where the flora and fauna can flourish, as for example in the reed beds, inaccessible to man.

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London

United Kingdom

London is for lovers, the city has the ideal mix of cool, quirky, sweet and spectacular. Impress your date with panoramic views of London during Valentine’s Day dinner. Alternatively, catch a West End show, take a romantic stroll, snuggle up in a cosy pub, or soak up some history and culture.Whatever your preference, London has plenty of ideas to offer and London will always provide something romantic for you to do.

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Biarritz

France

This pearl of the Atlantic now surfs on a wave of effervescent youth. Dust cover the ghosts of Napoleon III and Eugenia, put away the Bouncing Basque, that cliché of tennis fame, Biarritz offers itself, and offers us, the tonic blast of a region of unselfconscious luxury, the slightest hint of glam rock. Its mild climate and the beauty of its coastline, its curved inlets, punctuated by rocky outcrops, and the great events that it hosts, make Biarritz a destination of enchantment at any time of year.

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Florence

Italy

The historic centre of Florence contains such a wealth of masterpieces that it is difficult to separate the city from its art works. In 1982 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the motivation being that it encapsulates the whole history of the city, from the ‘Roman quadrilateral’ in the Piazza della Repubblica area to the narrow streets of the medieval city, the splendours of the 16th-century Pitti Palace and the changes wrought at the time when Florence was capital of Italy.

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Santorini

Greece

Santorini is considered to be the most sought after place for a romantic getaway in Greece, since there are not many places in the world where you can enjoy exquisitely clear waters while perched on the rim of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea!

The island has a growing reputation as a “wedding destination” for couples not only from Greece but from all over the world. A trip to Santorini with the other half is a dream for anyone who has seen at least one photo of the island’s famous Caldera and exchanging kisses beneath Santorini’s famous sunset is the ultimate romantic experience!

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Bruges

Belgium

Summer or winter, morning or evening, sun or rain…Rozenhoedkaai has the enthralling ability to always make a stunning impression.It should come as no surprise that this continuous to be one the most photographed spots in Bruges. Here anyone can create his or her picture perfect postcard of Bruges.

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Budapest

Hungary

With the Buda Castle in the background, the Hungarian capital’s first bridge, now a monument, is a fascinating spectacle that has attracted many tourists to Budapest. Visitors also have the opportunity to walk onto the top of the tunnel located on the Buda side, offering a marvellous view of the Danube, its bridges as well as the nicest parts of Pest.

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Madeira

Portugal

The archipelago of Madeira is synonymous with charm and sophistication, making it the ideal place for a holiday tour filled with romantic possibilities.
In Funchal, let yourself be charmed by the bright colours of the Mercado dos Lavradores, a market where flowers, fruit and the typical island costumes of the stallholders all combine to provide a mosaic that is full of life.

Only a short distance away, you can take the cable car up to Monte and the hilltop from where, in the company of your loved one, you can look out over the bay dotted with yachts bobbing up and down on the open sea.

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Rome

Italy

In the vicinity of Villa Borghese, we have the splendid terrace, Terrazza del Pincio, with one of the most amazing views in the world. This stunning panorama takes in most of Rome’s old historical city centre, and the sunsets viewed from here will leave a lasting memory. With romance in the air, why not hire a rowing boat on the villa’s boating lake? Relax amid the greenery of this fine park!

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Bergen

Norway

Bergen is The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway and a well-established cruise port, an international city packed with history and tradition, with small-town charm and atmosphere. Strolling around old streets and alleyways where people have lived for centuries is like a fairytale. You will see small wooden houses, cobbled streets with stone steps in the steepest parts and flowers everywhere. Stop off at the Fish Market to mingle with the crowds. Visit the Bergen Aquarium and see the fish, penguins and seals in their natural element.

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Porto

Portugal

Porto is one of Europe’s oldest tourist destinations. Its wealth of monumental and artistic heritage, Port Wine, open-air leisure spaces and cultural life are just some of the reasons to visit this city.

At any time of the day, 365 days of the year, Porto has a special charm for anyone visiting the city for the first time, as it does for those coming back for a second visit, to discover a city that is simultaneously modern and authentic.

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Prague

Czech Republic

Prague has been considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the world since Middle Ages. Adjectives such as “golden“, “city of a hundred spires“, “the crown of the world“ were attributed to Prague, which is located right in the heart of Europe. And how to get the city into your heart? Try with us to wander not only in the Historic Centre of Prague that has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1992 and with its 866 hectares is the largest historic city centre on this list in the world, but also in the vibrant cultural metropolis.

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Brussels

Belgium

Brussels invites you to stroll through and relive their forbidden romance. Chocolates, pralines and blossoms can add to the enjoyment of the senses. Moreover there are several lovely hotels and spas where you can recharge and relax together in sumptuous luxury. Vive l’amour!

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Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Part of the romance of Amsterdam is strolling along the waterways weaving throughout the old city centre. The backdrop of centuries-old stately structures towering (and teetering) over a maze of slowly flowing canals undoubtedly exudes something magical and relaxing.

Maybe you’ll explore in the quiet early morning, when soft light bathes the buildings or perhaps you’ll take a stroll as the sun if setting and watch the canals gradually take on an orange glow. An evening walk through Amsterdam with your special someone is a must. As you cross the illuminated bridges shimmering in the watery mirrors below, you can’t help but feel a little weak in the knees.


Most Romantic European Destinations

Whether you’re planning an adventurous honeymoon or a simple vacation with your sweetheart, you’ll find lots to see and do across the continent of Europe. Europe’s rich history of nobility and royalty has left the continent full of castles and humble hideaways that one can only dream of. While there are the more stereotypical destinations like London and Paris, the countries of Europe boast a vast and varying landscape of small romantic destinations that will turn your getaway into fodder for a fairy tale. Stepping off the beaten path will offer you a whole new level of wonder and romance.

 

Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Walled off from the rest of the country and sitting in the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik is a Mediterranean paradise. This charming city is antiquated in a way that evokes imagery of knights and princesses, which is perhaps why you may recognize it as the shooting location of King’s Landing on HBO’s Game of Thrones.

 

Ghent, Belgium

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During the Middle Ages, Ghent became one of the wealthiest cities in Belgium, and the evidence is still standing today. Drenched in rich history, Ghent possesses a number of breathtaking landmarks within a relatively small space. One of these landmarks, the castle Gravensteen, has stone gray walls and turrets that you’ve likely only seem in a storybook. It’s also worth noting that Belgium is home to some of the finest chocolates in the world, and chocolate is commonly regarded as an aphrodisiac.

 

Sintra, Portugal

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At first glance, it may be hard to conceptualize that Sintra is a real place. The bulk of the city sits high in the mountains, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the city’s historical architecture is painted in vividly alluring candy colors, and looks as though it stepped right out of your imagination.

 

Bergen, Norway

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Strolling down the cobblestone streets of Bergen hand in hand is not something you’ll be soon to forget. This seaside city faces the fjords, with majestic mountains painting its backdrop. While you’ll certainly feel the city’s small town charm during the day, you’ll better understand it at nighttime, when the city’s lights and colors reflect brightly on its placid waters.

 

Tuscany, Italy

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When it comes to verdant landscapes and rolling hills, the first country that pops into your mind is likely Ireland. That’s because you’ve yet to see the Tuscany region of Italy. There’s more to Tuscany than a million shades of plush and luscious green, as it is home to some of the world’s most beloved Renaissance art, such as Michelangelo’s David. With art as breathtaking as its scenery, it’s simple to cultivate romance here.

 

Strasbourg, France

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If you regard Paris at the epitome of French romance, you’re selling the country short. Strasbourg has plenty of stone bridges and streets, on which you can take a quiet evening stroll through this gorgeous city. Though the city is far from the ocean, it shares a border with the tranquil and winding Rhine River. Strasbourg is full of towering cathedrals and niche museums, so you won’t run out of places to explore during your stay.

 

Segovia, Spain

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If you want to live in a romance that echoes Cinderella, you won’t find a place better to visit than Segovia. Segovia houses the castle which served as a major inspiration to Walt Disney, when he was designing Disney World’s Cinderella Castle. Whether you know it or not, the charm and romance of this city has been saturated in pop culture. There’s ultimately nothing more romantic than seeing it for yourself.


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