And so our list begins…
Prague | Czech Republic
Snowflakes gliding across the Charles bridge, music flowing from candlelit churches, underground bars to explore, firelit restaurants cooking up a chef special topped with a selection of fine red wines… fall in love again, just like the first time, but even more special this time. Renowned for its romantic lure, Prague one of Europe’s capital for romance invites its visitors to enjoy those special moments found nowhere else. Spend two enthralling nights under the magnificent Le Palais Hotel as part of the “Romantic Weekend” package where you can even arrange for a couple’s treatment in Pure Spa . With prices starting at €226 per night, which includes two nights’ accommodation, a sumptuous buffet breakfast, a bottle of champagne upon arrival and access to the hotel’s spa, you are sure to find romance under the twilight.
Dubrovnik | Croatia
On the precipit of the Adriatic Sea, overshadowing the old city walls of Dubrovnik, The Excelsior’s romantic credentials are well certified. A roster of connoisseur including Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Carlo Ponti and Sophie Loren, and Sir Roger Moore and Lady Christina have all taken residence at this hotel. For special romantic packages that includes three nights in a deluxe room along with a dozen red roses, a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate truffles upon arrival, daily in-room breakfast, a romantic four-course dinner, a 120-minute treatment for two along with use of the spa and fitness facilities – and a late check-out, make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. Spend the day with your sweetheart explore the Excelsior’s very own private beach before dipping for a swim in one of its well maintained pool. After take a romantic tour after your have chosen your ride from a fleet of yachts, before embarking on a sailing trip around the many beautifully striking islands dotted along the Dalmatian Coast. What you do in between, well we leave that to your imagination!
Alpine | France
High up in the Alpine mountains above Courchevel lies a Swiss-style chalet, Petite Marmotte, that looks just like a gingerbread house, dusted with snow. Just for two, the chalet is cosy: sheepskin rugs and a log fire keep the cold out. Even non-skiers will appreciate the romance of the scenery outside, but if you can’t bear to come out from under the fur blankets, there’s no need to leave; lovers can order in French-Asian-fusion cuisine from Courchevel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Chabichou. Seven nights from £2800 per person, including flights and transfers.
Vienna | Austria
Vienna is a very special place, and none so than on Valentine Day as the famous city comes alive. Winding alleyways, arcaded courtyards, beautiful mansion houses – Vienna’s historic old town is the heart of where romance lives. Countless restaurants throughout the city offer special Valentine’s Day menus, with candle light and live music adding to the romance at many locations. Anyone who books a Valentine’s Day dinner at Stadtgasthaus Eisvogel in the Prater park, can wrap up the evening with a ride on the capital’s trademark Giant Ferris Wheel complete with a glass of sparkling wine and a rose as a memento of the evening. Why not sail on the Blue Danube cruiseliner where couples are treated to a fabulous romantic dinner on the river. Diners can enjoy a four-course à la carte menu with piano melodies providing the musical backdrop as the boat gently rocks in the wash. Elsewhere, sport lovers will have the chance to cut loops on the ice against the romantic backdrop of City Hall at Vienna Ice World or at the Eislaufverein skating rink just over the road from Stadtpark. A bouquet is still the gift of choice on Valentine’s Day, and Vienna’s florists always have something special up their sleeves so you can!
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