A holiday is a fantastic time to propose to your partner… exploring an exciting and exotic place hand in hand, starting adventures together and creating unforgettable memories. If you’re thinking of popping the big question during a romantic trip away, the possibilities really are endless with a world filled with gorgeous scenery, dreamy sunsets and epically romantic landmarks.
To help you choose a romantic location and make sure your partner’s answer to the big question is a YES, we’re sharing 10 of our favourite destinations for the perfect proposal!
1. Paris, France
Paris, the renowned city of love, is by far one of the most romantic places on the planet. It’s impossible to escape the romance here; popular as a wedding and honeymoon destination. But why not embrace the timeless romantic sights in the city and pop the question here, surrounded by the equally infamous language of love?
Enjoy a glass of champagne with breath-taking views across the city after an exciting journey up the Eiffel Tower. Take a romantic stroll along the River Seine at sunset, or rent a rowing boat on the Grand Canal for an unforgettable moment floating along the Parisian waters. A proposal in Paris will be an epic moment for the both of you, however you choose to pop the question.
2. Budapest, Hungary
The eastern Europe city of Budapest is hugely romantic and another great destination for you to consider. If you desire a proposal under the sun, why not visit the city in the summer months, on a river cruise, walk or cycle down the River Danube?
If your idea of romance is holding hands under the snow, why not visit Budapest in December, where you can enjoy the fantastic Christmas markets during the countdown to the festivities or relax intimately in a romantic spa bath in the city.
3. Venice, Italy
Venice is undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities in Europe. A slow, tranquil gondola ride through the city’s pretty streets with your loved one promises a truly romantic adventure. Gaze hand-in-hand at the beautiful views of the Grand Canal from one of Venice’s bridges, such as the 16th century Rialto Bridge or wooden Accademia Bridge.
4. Santorini, Greece
As the gem of the Aegean, the Greek island of Santorini is a hugely popular destination for a romantic getaway and a gorgeous place for a proposal. Many of the island’s restaurants overlook the stunning caldera, offering a heart-racing candlelit meal and proposal on your break here.
Or why not time your proposal around a Grecian sunset from the Akrotiri Lighthouse, which offers great views on the Southern peninsula of the island. A proposal after a quiet boat ride to the warm sands of the Red Beach is sure to be a success, located close to the ancient site of Akrotiri.
5. Bergen, Norway
Love is in the air in Norway’s south-western coast city of Bergen. Famous for the seven mountains surrounding its centre, the city offers many breath-taking landscape scenes to use as your proposal back-drop.
Take the aerial tramway ride to the top of Mount Ulriken, the highest of the mountains, and picnic overlooking marvellous views before popping the big question, or take a romantic stroll through the quaint area of Bryggen, part of UNESCO’s World Heritage list before doing so!