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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 best activities in one of the most romantic destinations in Europe.


Best Romantic destinations in europe - Plovdiv copyright Dimitra Lefterova
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Plovdiv is a beautiful city, so it is no surprise that many places under the hills are particularly suitable for romantic experiences. There is nothing wrong with the classic dinner date at a restaurant, there are many options in Plovdiv, but if you want to impress your partner with an interesting choice for a date, visit the following romantic places in the ancient city:


The Three Hills. Take a walk through the picturesque streets of the Ancient Plovdiv Architectural and Historical Reserve, which is a cultural phenomenon formed for the last 8000 years. A romantic walk past the beautiful Revival houses in the Old Town will take you to another time.


A drink atop one of the three hills is a great end to this wonderful experience.


Plovdiv also offers its Rowing Canal, which is not only the largest sports facility of its kind on the Balkans, but is also a symbolic place for couples in love. If you ask the people of Plovdiv where they hide in the hot summer evenings or where they prefer to "lock" their love, they will promptly tell you it is the Rowing Channel Bridge – the bridge with the padlocks, where they witness the most romantic of sunrises and sunsets.


Kapana is another favorite meeting place. The historic district has undergone a real revival in recent years and has come back to life. Many couples choose to spend time together in the cozy cafés, the modern breweries and bars or just to walk the cobbled streets and discover the treasures of the artistic district together. 






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! (© turismovenezia)


Best romantic destinations in Europe - Ljubljana
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Being a truly romantic city full of beautiful views and inspiring stories, Ljubljana is a perfect place for a romantic getaway.


Love emanates even from the city's name, which sounds very similar to the Slovenian word 'ljubljena', meaning 'the beloved', and many people believe that this is not just a coincidence. The city owes its romantic character to its historical appearance on the one hand and its youthful energy on the other. The picturesque setting for your romantic getaway is enhanced by an ancient hilltop castle towering over the city, the dragons that stand as a symbol of Ljubljana, and the remarkable stories behind the city's historical streets.





Opatija, a charming coastal town with a rich history and culture, has many fantastic locations, impressive monuments, well-manicured parks and magnificent villas that are waiting to be discovered.


Love is woven into the very fabric of Opatija, as the town saw numerous great romances among aristocrats and famous guests during its development as a tourist resort. Opatija’s beautiful parks, secluded paths, long coastal promenade and warm starlit evenings provide the perfect setting for special moments with a loved one. It is therefore no surprise that Opatija was many times declared one of the most romantic towns in Europe and has gained a reputation as a popular destination for weddings.


Opatija was designated a destination for wellness services and health tourism due to its pleasant Mediterranean climate and the benefits of its sea. The town is ideal for a quiet stay in a relaxing atmosphere. Thanks to the area’s mild winters, you can stay in the open air and enjoy long walks in Opatija’s parks and along its promenades, or have a cup of coffee on a terrace even in wintertime. Summers in Opatija are sunny without much rainfall, which means that you’ll have the opportunity to swim throughout your stay. Its pleasant climate makes Opatija a popular destination in all seasons.


Book your flights to Zagreb or Ljubljana Airports (2h by car - 3h by public transport) as well as your accommodation at the best price. For an unforgettable stay, book at the "Hotel Palace Bellevue" or at the boutique-hotel "Hotel Sveti Jakov" situated in the city centre. 


©Ekaterina Pokrovsky



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


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. (©


©Sean Pavone



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!



Aix-les-Bains Riviera of the Alps


Imagine a timeless place. Perfect for a rendezvous. We reconnect with ourselves but also with others, sharing the pleasure to be here, to feel alive.


A walk along the lake necessarily takes you on one of the main docks of Aix les Bains Riviera des Alpes. Here, you feel as if you are walking on water, all alone in the world in this 360° scenery. Your gaze gets lost in the horizon and meets the mountains which fall straight into to the lake. It’s time to capture this moment with a souvenir picture, just like newlyweds love so much to be photographed in such a romantic scenery. 


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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 (© tourisme.biarritz).


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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. (© firenzeturismo)





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! (©visitgreece).


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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. (© bezoekers.brugge)





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. (© budapestinfo)


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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. (© visitportugal)





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! (© turismoroma).


©Thomas Skjaeveland



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. (©visitbergen).


© Matthieu Cadiou - European Best Destinations



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. We recommend the "City View Apartment" at Porto Moments which offers the best views on Porto. We also recommend the "Yeatman Hotel" in Vila Nova de Gaia if you like to relax and be pampered like a star.


©David Blaikie


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.





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! (©visitbrussels).


©Werner Kunz


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. (© Iamsterdam)



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