It’s no secret that Europe has multiple locations that are perfect for romantic getaways. From Paris to Rome, the continent really does boast some of the most idyllic architecture and atmospheres. For those looking for somewhere special to take their partner, there are a few gems tucked away in Europe that are lesser-known but as equally romantic. Let’s dive in to find some inspiration!
Prague, Czech Republic
From fairytale-like skylines to beautiful dining out options, Prague is a wonderful destination for a unique getaway. Take a walk along the Charles Bridge as the sun is setting and soak in the Gothic architecture that the city is renowned for. The city’s Mala Strana district is adorned with cobbled streets, pastel orange boutique shops selling the most exquisite jewels and lots of spots to stop off for a glass of wine. For an extra memorable experience, why not consider a beer spa? Prague’s very own take on a traditional way to wind down!
As the capital city of Estonia, Tallinn has a lot to offer its visitors, and this is particularly true for those travelling as a couple too. Located on the gulf of the Baltic sea, its panoramic vistas are the perfect backdrop for an evening meal in one of its many romantic restaurants, and it boasts a wealth of attractions to explore during the day. With a lively, yet peaceful atmosphere, the city is photogenic in itself and is bursting to the brim with beautiful sights including medieval churches and ancient streets.
Searching for a romantic European getaway on the Baltic sea? Consider holidays and cruises from Southampton to stop off at Tallinn.
Gdansk is a true European beauty. The gem of a city has a unique feel that sets it apart from anywhere else, and it has a naturally calming ambience that radiates its streets. A modern metropolis in its own right, the city has all the commodities any traveller needs while boasting a truly unique location and harbourside history. The streets of Gdansk are characterized by towering elegant buildings that somehow remain humble, while in between exploring, there is a treasure trove of cosy bars and dining spots to explore. When it comes to activities with a romantic slant, a riverside cruise is an ideal solution.
Nestled perfectly between a backdrop of stunning snow-capped mountains and a clear lake, Lucerne is a popular tourist destination. Not only does this Switzerland gem attract curious tourists for striking scenery, but it also offers fascinating history, culture and delectable cuisine. Mount Pilatus is the perfect spot for a panoramic view of the city, and it’s also a great location to watch the sun go down. Visitors can easily retreat into one of Lucerne’s many bars if the weather gets too cold and enjoy a hot beverage as well as a friendly swiss atmosphere. For those wanting to explore further afield, the destination is the perfect hub for travelling to Zurich too.