Beautiful Romantic Holiday Destinations in Europe

When considering romantic holiday destinations with the person we love, the first places that may come to mind might be Paris or perhaps Venice? They are known as cities of romance for a reason, but they are not the only places worth visiting with your loved one! Here are just five of many gorgeous and romantic places in Europe for couples in love to visit, even if you’re long past the ‘honeymoon stage’!

 

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Sicily

Whilst many couples might choose to visit Italy’s big names such as Rome, Venice or Milan – Sicily is equally as wonderful, if not more. From the beaches, to the food and the cultural heritage, holidaying in Italy’s biggest island will not leave you unhappy. If you’re looking for privacy, renting a Sicily villa for a couple is a great way to make a little home for yourselves; plus they are often cheaper than hotels and close to the beach or with a private pool. If you’re looking for culture, taking a walk through one of Sicily’s many energetic cities, and eating a famous cannoli with a sunset as your view, you’re going to be planning your trip back as soon as possible!

 

Bruges

A fairy-tale like city in Brussels, Bruges is a real gem and definitely post card worthy. Tiny, on the water, this destination will fill up your camera memory before you know it. With a famous history for creating incredible chocolate pralines, and parks full of blossoms, Bruges will leave you feeling like you’ve just visited a whole other world. Romantic and quaint, travelling here with your special someone is a holiday that will have you both returning home relaxed and with a suitcase packed full of chocolate goodies.

 

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Amsterdam

The city of bikes, canals, and parks; Amsterdam is a fun and lively destination for your holiday. Perhaps “romantic” is not the first word that comes to mind when one thinks of Amsterdam, but fret not – walking alongside one of the many canals, accompanied by the lit street lamps and admiring the tall and narrow houses will definitely make it a romantic getaway. If you get hungry, you can share some famous Amsterdam fries, or try one of the delicious restaurants around the city. Perhaps you could rent a bike for two?

 

Budapest

Two cities for the price of one? Yes please! If you’re looking for an over-the-top romantic destination, Budapest has got you covered. Know that Budapest is famous for its many spas; both indoor and outdoor. Also if you struggle to choose one, taking a spa tour is a great compromise! Once you’re done relaxing at the spa, make sure you visit the magical Buda castle and the picturesque bridge that joins the two sides; Buda and Pest!

 

Yes, at the beginning of a relationship perhaps it doesn’t matter where you are, as long as you’re together. But for those of us past this point, it is a distant memory – a mini-break away with your partner is a wonderful way of making new experiences and memories together, and allows you both time to really enjoy each other’s company away from the monotony of everyday life.

Disclaimer: This blog post is in collaboration with Mary Johnson. All thoughts, opinions and images are genuinely my own, unless stated.
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