Looking to add a little excitement to your love life, or surprise your partner with a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day? For a little inspiration, here’s a list of 10 of the most loved romantic travel experiences from all over the world!
1. A trip to Juliet’s balcony in Verona
Despite it’s tragic ending, Romeo and Juliet is irrefutably the most famous love story of all time. It’s only fitting that a trip to the charming Casa Di Giulietta is a beloved activity for romance seekers from all over the world. Rumour has it that rubbing Juliet’s statue and making a wish will result in lifelong good luck for you and your partner. If you’re feeling particularly inspired after this visit, head over to the Santa Lucia Ristorante to add to the romance.
2. Scuba diving in Malta
Considered one of the world’s best locations for scuba diving due to its great visibility and abundance of sea life (think octopus, sting rays, sea horses and sea turtles), a trip to the Malta is a perfect holiday for anyone seeking both romance and adventure. Sharing the excitement of seeing the unbelievable underwater treasures first-hand with your honey is certain to spice up your relationship!
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3. Sail the Mediterranean in Barcelona
Barcelona might be known for its sangria, gorgeous beaches, and relaxed attitude, but sailing the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most breathtaking experiences to be had here. There are countless companies that rent sailboats, and you will encounter offers by walking along any beach in Barcelona, but a local favourite is Ronautica. The views of the city are spectacular at dusk, with the skyline erupting into delicious shades of orange, yellow, and pink.
4. Lock your love on the Pont des Arts in Paris
Nothing says “I love you” like a trip to a city that is often referred to as both “the city of love” and “the city of lights.” An unforgettable way to seal your love forever is to leave a padlock with the name of your loved one on it. You can bring your own or purchase one from one of the many vendors nearby.
5. Watch the Northern Lights from an igloo in Finland
Imagine curling up next to your sweetie in a private igloo while watching the unforgettable aurora borealis lights dance across the sky. The igloos are toasty warm and make for one of the most romantic, once-in-a-lifetime experiences ever. The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort offers plenty of packages and various accommodation styles to suit your preference.
6. A wine tasting in Madeira
Madeira is not only a Mediterranean paradise, it is also a wine lover’s dream. The wine of this region is legendary for a reason; it is fortified with grape spirits during the fermentation process, then oxidised and cooked to produce a delicious white wine that can range from dry to very sweet. Imagine enjoying a fresh seafood dinner with your partner and watching the sunset over the ocean from your hotel balcony with an exceptional bottle of wine to finish off the evening. The Madeira Hotel’s Quinta do Furão not only offers stunning ocean and mountain views, but it also has its own vineyard and wine tastings.
7. Bundle up in Friedrichshafen
Whether you love to ski or not, there’s no denying the romantic appeal of Friedrichshafen. There’s something so special about curling up with your sweetie in the warmth and gazing out at Lake Constance and the surrounding mountain peaks. Friedrichshafen is the ultimate under-the-radar ski destination, away from the crowds but just a short drive from the powdery peaks of Austria and Switzerland.
8. A night-time stroll down “Lover’s Lane” in Rome
Although more commonly referred to as the “Eternal City,” Rome could also be considered the “City of Passion” as this city is practically oozing with romance. A romantic favourite among travellers is a leisurely stroll along the Ponte Milvio, also called “Lover’s Lane.” At night the bridge is illuminated, and in similar fashion to the Pont des Arts, couples frequently leave locks to symbolise their love.
9. Kiss at the top of the Empire State Building
The striking views from the top of this beloved New York City attraction are enough to convince even the shyest couple to pucker up. It is possible to see as far as 80 miles on a perfectly clear day, but night-time offers the infamous twinkling New York skyline that will be impossible to forget. For the perfect evening, dine at Brooklyn’s The River Café, which overlooks the East River, before taking a short taxi ride to the Empire State Building.
10. Watch the sunrise on a beach in Palma de Mallorca
Either head to bed early or stay up all night chatting with your loved one over a bottle of wine. Regardless of how you do it, you must experience the beauty and serenity of watching a sunrise from the beach in Palma de Mallorca. If you’re lucky, there will be hardly anyone else around, and you can savour the intimate moment with the love of your life.
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Where have you had your most romantic moment?