European Travel Destinations for Couples

22/04/2016 Off By tripsology

If you’ve got a few weeks off work then a European ‘grand tour’ can be one of the most rewarding holiday options for couples. For people with less time on their hands, there are an almost infinite number of romantic weekends and short break options around the continent. We’ve racked our brains and put together our list of must see cities for a romantic break with your other half.  

Port of Nice, France
“Port of Nice, France” by Lori Branham, licenced under CC BY 2.0

1 – Nice Old Town**

Nice is one of the most beautiful cities in France and the Old Town is a major attraction for those looking for some historic elegance. Surrounded by the Paillon River, the Old Town is shaped like a triangle which you can follow from any point and see the whole area. 

2 – Cote D’Azur**

While you are in Nice, soak up the French atmosphere and head for the Cote D’Azur area on the French Riviera. With beautiful scenery and crisp blue sea, you’ll soon feel the weight lifting off your shoulders. 

3 – Barcelona**

Hop over the border to northern Spain and wander the narrow streets of Barcelona. One of the most stunning cities in Spain, the unusual architecture and lively atmosphere means you’ll never run out of things to see and do. 

4 – Prague**

In the past, people didn’t associate Prague as being a tourist destination, but in the last twenty years or so it has become one of the most popular places in northern Europe. There is much to see, including the old town square, the Charles Bridge and the Castle, so enjoy the culture of this up and coming city. 

“Copenhagen” by John Anes, licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0

5 – Copenhagen**

Copenhagen is awash with beauty and style and makes for a great break due to its milder climate. Grab a bike and cycle round the city to gain a different perspective on this colourful city. 

6 – Budapest

Nicknamed “the Paris of the East”, Budapest is bursting with history and art creating a gorgeous skyline. Enjoy the famous thermal baths for some relaxation and sample some of the many local delicacies with its fantastic food scene.   

7 – Rome**

You’ve got to see Rome. It’s one of those places that inspires love and all things artistic and historic, much like Venice—another must see place. Rome has the privilege of being one of the oldest established cities in the world, so make it top of your list.