Romantic City Breaks

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Katie Whitehead

Katie Whitehead is currently studying an MA in Comparative journalism at...

Katie Whitehead
, Updated 10th February 2012

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, those of you in a couple may be considering what gesture you can make to show your partner how much you love them. Whisking them away on a romantic city break is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time together. Here are some of our top suggestions for a romantic getaway.

Romantic City Breaks

Paris

 

Known as the ‘City of Love’ Paris is the classic choice for any lovebirds wanting a romantic city break. A trip up the Eiffel Tower is a must for any couple, whilst viewing the Eiffel Tower lit up at night from the Trocadero is particularly atmospheric and beautiful. A popular romantic activity is a Seine dinner cruise. Bateaux Parisiens offers a one and a half hour cruise, with a traditional meal, for around £55 per person.

Lastminute.com offers three nights in a four star hotel, including flights, for around £300 per person.

 

Venice

Venice is a no.1 holiday destination for lovers, being unique, mysterious and very romantic!  Hire a Gondola for a classic romantic experience, and explore the ancient canals and palazzos. Venice-city-guide.org is a useful website, providing listings for Venice’s attractions.

Co-operativetravel.co.uk offers three nights in a three star hotel, including flights, for £172.68 per person.

 

Rome

The ‘Eternal city’ is perfect for those couples who want to soak up the atmosphere of its rich history. Visit the Spanish Steps, a favourite haunt of young lovers, or head to the Trevi fountain which is even more enchanting after dark. Don’t forget to throw in some money for good luck! Italyheaven.co.uk suggests some great romantic spots in Rome, as well as providing general tourist information for your trip.

Lowcostholidays.com offers three nights in a three star hotel, including flights, for £247.5 per person.

 

Florence

Established as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and famous for its history and culture, Florence could be the perfect romantic getaway. Enjoy some fabulous Italian cuisine, and wander together in the Boboli gardens.  Tuscan wine is famous for its quality and a wine and cheese tasting could be the perfect way to spend a romantic evening in Florence. Florencewinetasting.com provides tastings in a wine bar located in the heart of Florence, for around £24 per person.

Lastminute.com offers three nights in a four star hotel, including flights, for £275.16 per person.

 

Dubrovnik

If you want to get off the beaten track the Croatian city of Dubrovnik is a hidden gem. Dubrovnik has the added bonus off being close to the regions beautiful beaches, many of which have their own restaurants and bars. Visit the Old Town which is full of medieval charm. Completelycroatia.co.uk is a helpful site that provides tourist information. It also suggests some pre-bookable excursions to enable you to get the most out of your trip.

Expedia.co.uk offers three nights in a three star hotel, including flights, for around £185 per person.

 

Bath

If you’d rather stay on home ground the World Heritage city of Bath could provide the perfect compromise. Book a couples’ treatment at one of Bath’s many famous spas, or explore the surrounding beautiful countryside. Thermae Bath spa has Britain’s only natural thermal waters, and offers spa packages from £68 per person.

Indulge yourself by staying at the five star Royal Crescent Hotel for three nights, including breakfast, for £375 per person. 

 

Final Tip!

A romantic getaway doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank! Book with a budget airline such as Ryanair to save on flights. Booking your holiday last minute on sites such as lastminute.com can also reduce the price of your break enormously. Once at your destination avoid tourist traps, and eat at local restaurants if you want to save money

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Katie Whitehead

Katie Whitehead is currently studying an MA in Comparative journalism at...

Katie Whitehead