Is romance on your mind and you’re searching for that perfect romantic vacation? Then this is the blog post for you! Check out the 10 romantic destinations in Europe right here!
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Valentine’s is just around the corner (literally. it’s tomorrow) and if you’re a hopeless romantic as well as a traveller, then this is the blog post for you. Europe is full of stunning, romantic destinations for you and your partner or if you want to travel solo to one of these destinations.
Paris is the city of love, Prague is very romantic and then there is Santorini for a warmer, beachy romantic vibe. I have selected my top European romantic destinations in hopes to give you some serious wanderlust!
♡ COLMAR FRANCE:
Also known as Petit France (little France), this cute little city will certainly make you fall in love with it. Located very close to Strasbourg and the German and Swiss border, this town is the perfect destination for a romantic and relaxing getaway with your loved one. I mean, what’s there not to love about these cute colourful houses?!
Luckily, there are many activities happening on Valentines Day weekend! There is an ice-skating rink open on Valentines Day. On the agenda, there are a number of Valentine’s Day-themed activities, entertainment and free gifts to be won!
♡ Venice, Italy:
When one thinks of Venice, the first image that comes to mind is sitting in a gondola with your loved one with no worries in mind and admiring your surroundings. Click here to book your own Gondola ride.
Don’t forget about the Bridges of Sighs. The name of this bridge comes from the fact that prisoners were led to their cells through this bridge. They would sigh as they got the last glimpse of Venice. Nowadays, this bridge has become one of the most romantic sights in Venice.
You can also visit one of the nearby islands of Murano, Burano or Torcello. Torcello is the furthest island but less busy compared to the other two. Murano is known for glass blowing and tours are offered if that is something that interests you and your spouse.
Check out this article for more detailed information on what to do in Venice for Valentines Day.
♡ Berlin, Germany:
Head over to the capital of Germany and spend your weekend exploring the capital and learn more about its history!
Don’t forget to take a day trip to Potsdam to explore one of the biggest and stunning castles in Europe!
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♡ Paris, France:
You can’t write a blog post about love and not mention the city of love itself. Paris is a short train ride from the KMC Area (or a 4.5 hour car ride if you’re brave and daring). Tickets to Paris from Germany can be purchased here.
Spend your time there walking around the city (be careful of pickpocketers!), take pictures at the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre and take a day trip to the castle of Versailles. One of the most beautiful and opulent castles in Europe.
If you’re up for a treat, attend a macaroon cooking class! These kind of experiences are perfect to learn more about the country’s culture and make new friends.
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♡ Lisbon, Portugal:
If you’re looking for a slightly warmer climate, head to Portugal! Lisbon is the perfect mixture of sightseeing and relaxing at the same time. There is lots to do and explore. Not to mention that Portughese food is delicious, especially the Pasteis De Nata 🤤
You can take a sunset boat trip down the river Trejo and enjoy local wine and a small appetizer.
When I think of Valentines, I think of chocolate. Chocolate is like an addiction for me. If you’re a chocolate lover like myself, check out the legendary Landeau where you can find one of the most, if not the most, decadent chocolate cake.
You can also take a day trip to the nearby town of Sintra and marvel in its rich history and architecture.
Whether you spend your time in Lisbon sightseeing, taking a boat trip or eating cake, you can rest assured that it will be a romantic getaway with your soulmate or as they say in Portughese “the other half of your orange” (media laranja!)
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♡ Brugges, Brussels or Ghent, Belgium:
If you’re reading this post today, then you are probably still not 100% sure where you want to go for Valentines weekend.
Belgium is very close to the KMC Area and you can easily spend a weekend there in one of these cities, or a day in each! There is something very romantic walking down the cobbled streets of these cities with your loved one.
Whether you’re exploring the Royal Palace of Brussels, a 10th Century castle in Ghent or walking alongside the picturesque river of Rozenhoedkaai in Brugges, love will be in the air wherever you are in Belgium.
You and your spouse can also attend a chocolate festival happening in Brussels this weekend (there is a chocolate theme going on here). Chocolatiers, pastry makers and chefs come together to provide deliciously, chocolate-themed entertainment. Click here for more information.
♡ Dresden, Germany:
Dresden’s romantic vistas has earned its nickname as “Florence of the North”. The Old Town is dotted with grand Baroque landmarks, its streets are teeming with cute coffee houses, shops and boutiques, the museums are full of unimaginable treasures, and the riverside terrace already saw 18th-century nobility amble down the promenade to watch the sunset.
Even though Slovenia is a bit of a drive from Germany, I think it is a very romantic destination. You can spend your weekend there exploring the capital, going to Lake Bled and exploring its stunning surroundings and go to the heart of Slovenia!
The heart of Slovenia which is a famous heart-shaped road in Slovenia.
Furthermore, the day after Valentines, there is the Gathering of Traditional Carnival Characters and Masks, also known as the Etno Folk Parade.
In a nutshell, it is a carnival parade where it offers “traditional carnival experiences near and far”. Click here for more information!
♡ Amsterdam, Netherlands:
What makes Amsterdam romantic is walking down the many waterways located throughout the old city centre (and feeling like you’re swimming in one of those waterways thanks to their special brownies)
You can take a Valentine’s boat cruise down the romantic canals of Amsterdam with a bottle of Prosecco in hand for €19.50 (click here) or enjoy a luxury high tea with views of the city!
♡ Trier, Germany:
Trier is Germany’s oldest city and is the perfect weekend trip destination for you and your loved one. Take your significant other on a tour exploring the architectural treasures and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and learn about Trier’s fascinating history before treating yourselves to a romantic, candlelight dinner with views of the Old Town while sampling some of Germany’s best wines from the Moselle Valley.
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And that brings an end to today’s blog post! If you’re still not sure on where to go for Valentines Weekend, there is still time. I hope this blog post gave you some serious wanderlust inspiration and helped you decide on where you & your loved one are heading ❤️
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Until the next one,
Yours Truly Rebecca.