Pentravel
Pentravel
Pentravel

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

19 January 2023

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you may be looking to spoil your partner with something special. Why not consider a quick break to one of Europe’s most romantic cities? From spectacular coastlines to vibrant cityscapes, ancient history and unique architecture, there’s so much to enjoy as a couple in a European City. 

Here are a list of five of the most romantic European cities to visit this Valentine’s Day, or for any special honeymoon or couples getaway. 

Venice, Italy 

Is there anything more romantic than a gondola ride down the canals of Venice? This city is truly one-of-a-kind and offers an unforgettable experience for couples. In addition to its picturesque canals, you can also explore its many museums and art galleries. Take a stroll through Piazza San Marco or enjoy dinner at one of its many outdoor restaurants overlooking the Grand Canal. There’s nothing quite like wandering through St Mark’s Square and admiring the beauty of Venice’s architecture together.  

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

Paris, France 

Known as the “City of Love”, Paris is home to some of the world’s most iconic monuments, from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame Cathedral. Spend a day exploring Montmartre, hand in hand with your other half, or take a leisurely cruise down the Seine River while enjoying views of the city skyline. Visit the Louvre for contemporary and classic art, or take a stroll to the famous ‘Wall of I Love Yous’.  

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

Vienna, Austria 

Vienna oozes romance and sophistication! Take your special someone on an old-world tour through its grand palaces and impressive gardens. Vienna also offers numerous cultural activities such as classical concerts at famous venues like Musikverein or State Opera House. Afterward, enjoy dinner at one of Vienna’s many restaurants serving traditional Austrian cuisine.  

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

Santorini, Greece 

Santorini is one of Greece’s most popular islands, known for its white-washed buildings and sparkling blue waters that create an idyllic backdrop for any romantic trip. The town of Oia is especially popular with couples who come here to experience its centuries-old architecture along with picturesque views from sunset point or take an evening walk on Amoudi Bay beach while admiring magnificent sunsets over Caldera volcano!  Aside from sightseeing tours and visits to wineries, Santorini also offers plenty of activities such as scuba diving or sailing trips which make it great destination not only for lovers but adventurous couples too. 

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

Prague, Czech Republic 

if you are looking for an affordable romantic getaway in Europe then Prague should be top of your list! This beautiful city is full of history and culture; explore its cobblestone streets together and admire its stunning Baroque architecture, especially in the Old Town. If you want something different from sightseeing then why not take a leisurely boat ride along Vltava river which runs through Prague’s historic center?  

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most romantic cities thanks to its charming canals crisscrossing throughout the city center. Explore Amsterdam together by bike or boat tour; cycling around town is sure to make for an unforgettable experience! When night falls there are plenty of great restaurants serving delicious Dutch cuisine; enjoy dinner overlooking one of Amsterdam’s many canals under starry skies. We also suggest visiting top sights like the Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum, or strolling around Vondelpark. 

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

Rome, Italy  

The Eternal City is another classic destination when it comes to romance – thanks mainly due to its ancient monuments such as the Colosseum and Roman Forum which create a captivating atmosphere perfect for taking long walks hand in hand with your partner! Rome also offers plenty other attractions including Trevi Fountain and Pantheon – all located within walking distance from each other making them easy accessible even if you’re short on time. If you need more ideas what else you can do during your visit – why not try some delicious Italian cuisine or catch opera performance at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma?   

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

Our Favourite European Cities for a Romantic Getaway

South African travellers looking for an unforgettable romantic getaway should look no further than Europe! Whether it’s gondola rides in Venice or cycling around Amsterdam together – there are countless ways to spend quality time with your partner in these magical cities. 

Browse our Europe city holiday packages now and find a romantic holiday to suit you and your loved one this Valentine’s Day. 

Voted No.1
in travel

Thank you for being part of our journey... and choosing us to be part of yours.

PenTravel voted no1