Some of the Best European Holiday Destinations for couples are inherently romantic. They have beautiful plazas to walk through, breathtaking beaches, and quaint eateries and cafes to enjoy. What’s more, even if they are cities, they can still feel like yours with our romantic travel suggestions.
There’s no doubt that Europe is one of the most romantic continents in the world. Its ancient history, where the likes of Shakespeare, Picasso, and Leonardo da Vinci crafted their most famous works, has a cultural imprint that can still be felt today. It’s the perfect destination for loved-up couples looking for a getaway.
From the classic romance of France’s City of Light to the seemingly unknown village of Porto Palermo in Albania, here are some of the top holiday destinations for couples in Europe:
The capital of the Netherlands and home to the world’s most free-thinking and liberal systems, Amsterdam is also one of the most romantic cities in Europe. The city is small enough that you can walk everywhere hand-in-hand, which makes it feel very personal as you stroll along the beautiful cobbled walkways, bridges and canals. Take a private cruise and navigate the city’s well-connected canal system as you sip on champagne and learn more about the capital’s history. During the summer you get to enjoy bright and beautiful 10pm sunsets over the city, and during the winter you are likely to see Amsterdam covered in snow – either way it’s an evening to remember. The city also has a number of high-class restaurants and pretty little cafes for romantic meals and evenings out.
Traditionally known as the “city of love,” Paris still manages to live up to its name as one of the top holiday destinations for couples. There’s something so powerful about the famous Eiffel Tower, climb to the top together for some special views of the city or enjoy a picnic of French red wine and cheese in the park below. Paris also has some other unexpected romantic nooks, including the “Temple of Love,” which is located on an island in the middle of a lake in the largest public park in the city, Bois de Vincennes. Not many people know about this special location and so you may even have the whole island to yourself. Not only this, but Paris also has plenty of hidden restaurants that are so romantic it hurts. Drive through Paris‘ Rue Charonne and enjoy its many small bars and restaurants for some alone time in the evenings.
Of course Venice is a city for couples. It offers relaxing Gondola rides along its famous canals, the ability to get lost in its alleyways, and breathtaking landmarks, palaces and churches – it’s the perfect destination for love. It’s a big city and has as many tourists as Paris, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t places that are sweet and all-yours to be found. Water in Venice is everywhere, and it looks special in both summer and winter, so make sure you take a ride on the famous waterways at least once, even if it’s just on a water taxi. Whether you are a fan or not, Venice is famous for its opera, and has a number of great shows you can see with your loved one, including Musica a Palazzo an intimate musical affair perfect for any loved-up couple. To finish your stay, make sure you climb to the top of campanile (bell tower) for a final view of the stunning city in all its glory.
The Albanian village of Porto Palermo is not as well-known among couples, but it should be. Located on the beautiful Albanian coastline, the village is undiscovered by most tourists and remains authentic. Take a trip to the village’s 18th century castle and walk or swim at the nearby bay. Most visitors that want to see the town stay in the villages of Agave and Himare and drive to the village to spend their days and nights. Agave has a beautiful bungalow resort that overlooks the ocean and offers a number of activities including snorkeling, hiking, and fishing.
Famous as the place that inspired Shakespeare to write one of his most famous work’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Verona is beautiful, ancient, romantic, and easily one of the best European holiday destinations for couples. Visit the city’s ancient Roman amphitheatre, which dates back to AD 30, and you may be lucky enough to catch an opera or live music performance at the venue. Like so many of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Verona also has some winding backstreets with hidden bars and restaurants that are just waiting to be discovered. Eat some hearty Italian fare, including local, freshly-made pasta and pizza, and enjoy a glass of local Italian wine. You can also visit the vineyards on the outskirts of the city, located in Verona’s memorizing hills, and take a number of romantic walks around the city’s historic centre. Make sure you head to Castel San Pietro at some point during your stay to get pretty panoramic views of the city.
Enjoy Top Holiday Destinations for Couples
Embark on the vacation of a lifetime with your significant other at one of the best European holiday destinations, from the classically romantic streets of Paris to the azure canals of Venice. When you’re ready to travel, give Auto Europe a call toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 to book all your travel needs, from luxury car rentals and hotel accommodations, to international airfare. No matter what you’re needs may be, Auto Europe is here to assist and guarantees the lowest rates on all car rentals in Europe.