Cosy Up on A Romantic Escape
There’s no rule that says we can only be romantic on St Valentine’s Day and besides, February is a long way off. With the amount of great, affordable deals around, now is the time to put some sparkle back in your life and get all loved up with your significant other. Perhaps you’ve got a special anniversary coming up or, if you’re not already hitched, maybe this is the time to take the plunge and propose?! And we can help set the scene for you with these super romantic places where you could be popping the question.
Even if you’re not planning any high drama like that, there’s still no reason why you can’t just jet off for some quality time together. It’s so easy to neglect our loved ones in this busy, 24/7 hectic world we live in. Remember all work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy!
So, love is in the air…where will we go? Chances are you might only have a few days to spare at this time of year so a city break will probably suit you down to the ground but will hopefully leave you walking on air. Our top picks for romantic city holidays are the big guns of Venice and Paris and they never fail to turn on the charm when it comes to setting the scene for luuuurve!
One of the most magical and seductive places on earth, Venice is enchanting at any time of year but the atmosphere in the winter months is just so dramatic. The summer crowds have gone home and there’s a ghostly mist in the air as the winter chill sets in. If you’re looking for your own personal movie backdrop then this is it. You could be taking peaceful, romantic walks among the cobbled alleyways, stopping to kiss every so often as the mood of the city wraps around you like a warm winter coat – which you’ll probably need!
You might only have eyes for one another on your trip but do try and squeeze a few of the famous sights, especially if this is your first time in Venice. May we suggest exclusive evening access to the majestic St Marks Basilica or really push the boat out and take a romantic gondola ride in Venice.
From the canals of Venice, we’d like to take you to the ooh la la of Paris, city of love. Many people opt to visit Paris in springtime and this season certainly has been written about and sung about many times but, dare to be different, dare to dream and visit in the winter. Besides, what better an excuse to cuddle up to one another than when it’s freezing cold.
If someone had to ask you to name a place that springs to mind for romance, we bet you’d say Paris. The French capital has been the perfect setting for many affaires de coeure.
Imagine you and your loved one on a crisp winter’s evening, strolling hand in hand along the banks of the Seine after a cosy, candlelit dinner in a Parisian café. That scene just makes us want to pack our cases right now. Bon voyage!
Here are our top deals for Paris city breaks:
If winter sunshine is more your thing, worry not. We’ve got some idyllic adult only resorts perfect for lazy days of sun, sea and romantic evenings under the stars. Our latest hotspots for winter getaways are Cape Verde, Mauritius and the Caribbean. Check out the TUI Sensimar resorts who have stunning hotels in these three gorgeous places as well as many other destinations too.
And for the ultimate beach holiday, consider jetting off for some Caribbean sunshine at the luxurious Sandals resorts where you can escape the winter chill and leave your worries behind in beautiful locations such as St Lucia, Antigua, Jamaica, The Bahamas and Barbados.
For something a little closer to home but just as romantic (with less sand and fewer palm trees!), why not do something a little bit different and book a few days away on your very own private boathouse?
Here you can wake up to dreamy views across Lake Windermere. The boathouse features a hot tub and a fire pit on the terrace and when night falls you can snuggle up together under Harris Tweed blankets.
If this lot has got your heart beating a little faster and you want to whisk him or her away for a well-deserved break then book today and think of the brownie points a surprise like this will earn you!
We’re all heart here at talkholiday which is why we’ve put together some of best partner deals that have been hand-picked by the team. These offers are members only rates – something you can enjoy all year round. Do try and make the most of your membership and update your profile – tell us where you’re going, where you want to stay and take advantage of the other members’ insights. Ask for recommendations, start a conversation with like-minded folks like yourself who just love all things travel. Remember you can also post suggestions of your own to help others who may be heading off to one of your previous destinations. That’s what it’s all about here on talkholiday. Go on; share your love of travel.