Follow your heart to the most romantic cities in Europe

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, what better time to plan a trip to one of Europe's most romantic cities? From traditional choices like Paris to more unusual locations like Prague, there's a romantic destination for every couple. So what are you waiting for? Join us as we reveal some of the most romantic cities in Europe, perfect for spending some quality time together.


Shall we get the most obvious choice out of the way? Paris will forever be known as the city of love. And while some see it as a bit of a cliche for a romantic city break, we like to think of it more as a classic choice.

You see, it's hard not to fall in love with Paris. With beautiful architecture, decadent food and grandeur around every corner, the city lives and breathes romance. Of course, you can climb the Eiffel Tower, but if you want the best view of Paris and its skyline of monuments, head to the Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Observation Deck.

Fancy exploring some of Paris' renowned art museums? Avoid the crowds and enjoy a more intimate experience with an evening visit.


Like Paris, the Italian city of Venice is a firm favourite for loved up couples. Sure, it can get a little 'touristy' at times, but who could say no to a romantic gondola ride in the floating city? It's one of those romantic experiences people like to tick off their bucket lists - almost a rite of passage for couples. But Venice has so much to offer than just its gondola rides! Watch the sunset at St Mark's Square, discover Venetian art at the Church of the Frari and hop on the water bus cruise to watch a romantic ballet or opera performance at Theatre La Fenice.


Are you looking for a more 'budget-friendly' romantic city? Amsterdam is considered one of the more affordable romantic destinations and a dream city break for couples. Enjoy long strolls hand-in-hand along the canals and take romantic bicycle journeys through the city. Visit the museums and learn all about the Dutch city’s past.

The best time to visit Amsterdam for a romantic trip is in the spring when the flower fields and city parks are bursting with vibrant blooms.


A destination fit for the most romantic fairy tales, Bruges is the perfect place for couples to get lost in their very own story. Its quiet, picturesque streets look like they've popped off the page of a storybook, and the city boasts old world charm like no other.

Explore the markets, take a relaxing boat ride along the canal and visit the Belfry Tower for panoramic views of the city. Oh, and don't forget the chocolate shops! Bruges is the world's number one exporter of chocolate, and nothing says 'I love you' quite like it.


Legend has it that if you kiss in front of the statue of Czech romantic poet Karel Hynek Mácha in Prague, your love will last forever. But this isn't the only reason to visit Prague on a romantic getaway. The city boasts beauty to rival Paris but has remained relatively untouched by tourists for centuries.

If you're looking for a city rich in history and culture, Prague will tick all boxes. Take a romantic cruise along the Vltava River, stroll along Charles Bridge and discover the famous Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square.

Visit Malá Strana, more commonly known as the 'Lesser Town.' A hillside area with views across the river to the Old Town and narrow streets lined with hotels, cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs. Take a romantic walk in the nearby Petřín Gardens to have that all-important kiss in front of the Karel Hynek Mácha statue and lose yourself in the aromatic scents of the stunning rose garden. And what could be more romantic than stargazing? Book tickets to the Štefánik Observatory in the evening for an experience out of this world.

It's also well-worth a date to the opera at Prague National Theatre. The tickets are far more affordable than in some European cities, so it's worth upgrading to a private box while your money goes further.


Oh, Vienna! Home to Belvedere Palace, St Stephen's Cathedral and Vienna State Opera House, it's fair to say that this city has some of the most striking buildings in the world. Not to mention all of the romance that comes with horse-drawn carriages, royal residences and nights at the opera.

Immerse yourself in coffee house culture as you sip on a traditional Viennese coffee and watch the world go by. Then, enjoy a concert featuring the works of Mozart and Beethoven. Finally, don't forget to reenact 'The Kiss' in front of the oil canvas painting by Klimt at the Belvedere Gallery.


As one of the most (if not the most) romantic cities in the UK, there are plenty of things for loved-up couples to do in Bath. Steeped in history and beautiful Georgian architecture, you could spend an entire day simply strolling around the city, marvelling at its beautiful sights.

If you're a fan of Jane Austen, visit Gravel Walk, the setting of a moving love scene in Persuasion. Look out for the secret door to the Georgian Garden, which looks as though it belongs in a Jane Austen novel. And when you've worked up an appetite, head to The Pump Room for a quintessential afternoon tea.

Fancy a weekend of relaxation? Book a stay at one of Bath's spa hotels and indulge in a treatment or two. Check out our Bath hotel listings to secure your hotel room at the best price.


No one does it quite like the Italians when it comes to romance! So, why not choose the beautiful Italian city of Florence for your romantic escape? With Tuscan sun, delicious Italian food and exquisite wines from nearby Tuscany, you'll have everything you need for a romantic weekend for 2.


Sticking with Italy, if you're after a 'quieter' romantic location, book tickets to Verona. This charming, picturesque small Italian city was the location of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and is home to the world-famous 'Juliet Club' - a group of volunteers people write to with their questions about love. The group makes it their mission to address every letter they receive with a thoughtful, handwritten response.

If you're looking for romantic things to do in Verona, toss a lucky coin and make a wish in The Lovers Well near Piazza Delle Erbe, take in a starry skied concert at Verona Arena and stand on Juliet's Balcony - the most famous balcony in literary history!

Take it back to simpler times, before dating apps and texting rules were a thing, with romantic candle-lit dinners, riverside picnics in the sunshine, and evening strolls on the cobbled streets.

So, where will your heart take you? Whichever romantic destination you choose, don't forget to browse our Resale Deals page to book a Valentine's getaway at a great price!