Is love in the air for you? Once in a while, we all need a romantic escape with our other halves. If you desire some time alone, in an exciting, foreign country to make some memories hand-in-hand, there are countless destinations calling your names…
Whether you seek a sun-drenched break or adventurous vacation with your other half, it’s important to spend quality time with your partner.
A sunrise or sunset is so much more romantic abroad – so where will you next jet off to? Check out our eight favourite romantic spots around the world and see if any would be the perfect surprise for your loved one – or maybe even a spot for you to pop the question!
1- A Spanish fairytale castle
In the historic city of Segovia, you can find the magnificent Alcázar of Segovia, a spectacular fairytale castle which is today one of Spain’s most visited monuments! A stunning symbol of art and history, the beautiful castle was built high on a rocky promontory. Why not explore inside the castle rooms with your other half and enjoy the beautiful views of old Segovia city…
2- A Turkish hot air balloon ride
Love will surely be in the air on a hot air balloon ride over the beautiful region of Cappadocia, Turkey. A common bucket-list adventure, hot air ballooning is the perfect romantic experience for you and your loved one, especially with the breathtaking views of Cappadocia’s outstandingly unspoilt landscapes.
3- A riverside Parisian picnic
Where better to celebrate your love than in the city of love? A picnic with French pastries for two, close to the River Seine, is sure to satisfy with the romance of Paris surrounding you both. Of course, in the charming capital city, you’re never too far from an incredible piece of architecture or landmark to explore hand-in-hand too…
4- A gondola ride down the streets of Venice
Of course, Venice’s iconic gondola rides can be considered the epitome of romance! Imagine floating blissfully down the Italian city’s streets, becoming totally immersed in the beauty of Venice with your loved one. Back on land, you can treat your partner to a delicious, Italian meal and perhaps a sophisticated night at the opera?
5- A scenic spot for champagne in Madrid
It’s simple but sweet – there’s just something charming about sipping champagne in a stunning, Spanish park. Buen Retiro Park is a popular park in Spain’s cosmopolitan capital of Madrid, filled with stunning sculptures, monuments and an idyllic lake. Why not take a picnic and treat him or her to some bubbles in one of the largest parks in Spain?
6- An island sun-kissed escape in the Canaries
For some, simply having the sand between you and your partner’s toes is enough for a romantic break. Why not whisk him or her away to Gran Canaria, one of Spain’s gorgeous Canary Islands in the Atlantic? The paradise island has it all for a perfect escape for two, including around 60 kilometres of stunning beaches along hundreds of kilometres of coastlines.
7- A Croatian island winery visit
If your partner loves wine, he or she will adore visiting a winery on the stunning Croatian island of Brač, a breathtakingly postcard-perfect island in the Adriatic Sea. Known for its wines, the island is the perfect destination for a romantic wine-tasting experience, while you can easily island hop to neighbouring Hvar.
8- A sight of the Greek goddess of love
Sunny Cyprus is famously home to Aphrodite’s Rock (also known as Petra tou Romiou); a sacred sea stack in the coastal city of Paphos. Why not stroll down the streets of Paphos at sunrise or sunset and visit the beautiful natural landmark, which according to legend, was the site of the bird of the goddess Aphrodite?