History, culture and romance–the three things Europe is famous for. The beautiful architecture, rich foods, and perfect beaches make up some of the most romantic spots in the world. Whether you are looking to relax or explore, Europe offers some of the most romantic retreats you can imagine.
From the best weekend getaways for couples to the most romantic special honeymoon getaways, Europe has something for every couple. Whether it’s France, Greece or Italy, look no further than this guide for your next romantic weekend or honeymoon destination. Escape to Europe today and get planning your next perfect getaway.
Famed for its beautiful sea-blue domes and white-washed buildings, the Greek island of Santorini is one of the most luxurious and unforgettable islands in the Aegean Sea. And the Mystique resort perfectly captures the rugged Greek landscape, while allowing you to completely relax. Carved into the cliff side, the Mystique has sea views, suites and villas offering spa treatments and unforgettable landscapes. The luxury resort is perfect for honeymooners or couples looking for a relaxing week or even weekend in the beautiful Greek sun.
Resort: Belmond Hotel Cipriani
The city of canals and gondoliers, Venice is one of Italy’s most enchanting cities. Explore the stunning architecture and dine at some of the most high-end restaurants in Europe, then finish your busy day at the beautiful Belmond Hotel Cipriani. The pastel exterior of the 15th century palazzo is located on Guidecca Island, and even made an impression on the city’s greatest romantic, Giacomo Casanova. The views overlooking the Venetian skyline are spectacular, as are those that overlook the hotel’s pristine Italian gardens. Enjoy the majestic interior decorated with antique furniture and frescoed ceilings and spend a night to remember in the hotel, just walking distance from Venice and its exciting city culture.
Resort: Hotel le Fontanelle
The perfect relaxing retreat, the Tuscan landscape of Italy is draped with vineyards, cypress trees and olive groves. Spend time in Tuscany drinking fine local wine, eating homemade Italian food and relaxing by the pool. For spectacular views of the Italian countryside there is nowhere better than Hotel le Fontanelle. Located in the corner of the Chianti Classico valley, here you’ll feel completely cut off from the world yet just 20 km from Siena and 80 km from Florence. The ancient country estate dates back to the 13th century and is built in a traditional Tuscan stone style, while having all of the modern amenities you would expect from a five-star hotel, including a spa, bar, swimming pool and restaurant. The hotel offers romantic suites that overlook the vineyards and the forest and you can also hire bikes or take the free shuttle service to Siena.
Resort: The Four Seasons Hotel George V
Paris has always been known as the city of romance, and while it may seem like cliché, it truly is a wonderful place for lovers. The Four Seasons Hotel George V is located right next to the historic Champs-Elyses and is walking distance to all of Paris’ famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, where better to stay in Paris? Built in 1928, you will feel like you have stepped back to the glamour of 1920s Paris. For honeymooners, the Empire Suite is filled with ornate décor and plenty of Parisian glamour. The hotel is also home to the two-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Cinq, with exquisite French food, china and sliver. With impeccable service, fresh flowers and stunning interior design, the George V is the perfect Parisian retreat with the best of both worlds–the bustling city and relaxation.
Lake Como, Italy
Resort: Villa D’Este
Make your trip to Lake Como the most romantic it could possibly be by staying in one of the most beautiful and famous villas on the Lakes. Known as a holiday destination for the rich and famous, Lake Como and its perfect weather, beautiful blue waters and quaint villages is one of the most romantic Italian escapes you can find. Made up of two historic mansions, one dating back to the 16th century and the other originally built for a queen of England, you really don’t get more spectacular accommodations than the Villa D’Este. Period furnishings, oil paintings and unforgettable service make this retreat one you will be desperate to go back to. Spend your days relaxing in the “floating” pool with views of Lake Como or take a private boat tour on the lake.
Cap D’Antibes, France
Resort: Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc
Located in the Cote d’Azur, the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is an elegant, sophisticated and grand hotel that is over 140 years old. Nestled between the Mediterranean coastline and its stunning French gardens, the hotel is a cornerstone of the French Riviera. If you are after privacy, then this is the place for you. The hotel offers secluded cabanas on the beach as well as private villas. The hotel also features an infinity pool, spa and tennis courts. A secret kept by many who visit, the Hotel du Cap has recently become more fashionable and has even been graced by some of Hollywood’s finest, including Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush.
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