Fall in love all over again, exploring somewhere new.
Whether you’re in a new relationship or you’ve been with your partner for years and you’re looking to get away together for a few days, there are so many incredibly romantic cities in Europe that you could visit.
Short breaks with your loved one are the perfect way to escape the nine to five and fall in love all over again, exploring somewhere new, indulging in candlelit meals for two and enjoying each other’s company. If you’re trying to decide on where’s best for you and your other half to go, here are five European cities that are perfect for a romantic getaway.
There’s something quite regal and relaxing about Vienna, making it a great choice for a romantic weekend away with your better half. Home to extravagant architecture, luxurious hotels and a whole host of historical sights and monuments, you’ll love wandering the beautiful streets and exploring everything that the city has to offer. Take a seat in one of the chandelier-lit coffee houses and watch the world go by or take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage on your way to the opera.
A maze of picturesque, narrow canals and charming architecture, the floating island city of Venice is the epitome of romance. Visit breathtaking palaces and decorative churches or wander around Piazza San Marco and pick the perfect spot to indulge in some delicious Venetian tapas. Offering one picture-perfect moment after another, you can explore the city easily by foot or, of course, take to the canals on a famous Venetian gondola. There’s nothing more romantic than a private tour along the waters, taking in all the marvellous sights such as Doge’s Palace on the Grand Canal and the ornate Rialto Bridge.
Paris isn’t called the ‘City of Romance’ for no reason, you know. It’s the original romantic city, with iconic attractions to visit during the day and countless fine dining opportunities to experience in the evening. Visit the famous gothic church of Notre Dame, see Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and climb the steps to the beautiful Sacré-Cœur basilica. Then, take a romantic river cruise along the Seine before taking in the views from the top of the Eiffel Tower by night.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is a city that looks like it belongs in a fairy tale, so it’s no wonder that it’s a dream destination for a romantic city break with your loved one. Go on a private tour of the Old Town by horse and cart, watch the Astronomical Clock perform on the hour at the Old Town Square and get the ultimate photo together on the iconic Charles Bridge. Take a walk up to the impressive Prague Castle, admiring all the city’s gothic architecture as you go. Then, spend your evenings enjoying a few of Prague’s best beers together in one of the city’s many cellar bars.
So, a city in Italy may have already featured in the list, but what can we say? Italy is an incredibly romantic country! Rome is a superb city for a romantic getaway with your loved one, with fascinating sights and attractions, plus all the best food and wine to fully indulge in. Step back in time as you explore the ancient Colosseum, make a wish at the famous Trevi Fountain and pose for a cute selfie together at the top of the Spanish Steps.
So, which city are you going to head to for your next romantic city break?