Love Europe Your Way: 10 Romantic Experiences


Romance is synonymous with Europe, and for good reason. Beautiful architecture, fine food, delectable wine, they all combine to provide a superb experience to be shared with your loved one. But what if you like to do things differently? What romantic things are there to do beyond the clichéd suggestions that will help to ignite, or rekindle, your passion? Here are 10 ideas that we think you’ll both love.

Walk the shores of Lake Bled, Slovenia

Let the magic of Lake Bled work its charm on youLet the magic of Lake Bled work its charm on you It’s hard not to be mesmerised by the beauty of Lake Bled. With snow capped peaks in the distance and the spectacular Bled Castle overlooking the emerald-green waters, let the magic of this seductive setting inspire you both as you stroll along its shores. >> view trip to Lake Bled

Cycle the fairytale villages of the Alsace, France

Cycling through the delightful villages of Alsace are best experienced togetherCycling through the delightful villages of Alsace are best experienced together The pretty towns & villages of the Alsace in France ooze romance. Places like Riquewihr and Colmar, with their colourful wood timbered houses, winding cobbled streets and cute little wine bars and cellars, offer so many memorable experiences to share. Cycling the Wine Route, which links most of the villages, is the ideal way to see it together. >> view rides in Alsace

Catch a ferry across Lake Como, Italy

Looking back from the ferry on Lake GardaLooking back from the ferry on Lake Garda Nothing says ‘ti amo’ like spending time together in Italy’s Lake District. Hiking the many trails then rewarding yourself with lunch at a beautiful old villa is an unforgettable way to spend a morning, as is simple pleasures such as catching the ferry across Lake Como to admire the glistening water and surrounding Alps. >> view trips to Lake Como

Get cosy in an English pub, England

Enjoy a cosy drink at the end of a days walking in the beautiful English countrysideEnjoy a cosy drink at the end of a days walking in the beautiful English countryside (c) Visit England Diana Jarvis The tiny villages and hamlets along England’s Coast to Coast Trail are a gorgeous place to explore as a couple. With the rolling green hills, old stone cottages and pubs all blending together in heavenly harmony, you can admire this charming landscape during the day then enjoy a cosy pint by the fire in the evening. >> view walks in England

Gaze over the Mediterranean from Santorini, Greece

The beautiful village of Oia, Santorini, provides romantic viewsThe beautiful village of Oia, Santorini, provides romantic views Seemingly rising straight from the sea, the island of Santorini offers a classic Greek island experience. The only thing better than admiring the blue domed, white-washed houses in villages such as Oia, is sitting in one of them, where you can be served tantalising Greek food and wine as you enjoy the uninterrupted , panoramic views of the Mediterranean below. >> view our new trip in Santorini

Tip-toe through the tulips, Holland

The humble tulip is one of the most romantic flowers to giveThe humble tulip is one of the most romantic flowers to give With a sudden rush of colour saying goodbye to the winter, the blooming of the tulips is a beloved time on the Dutch calendar. Take note - tulips are one of the most romantic flowers you can give to your better-half, so consider cycling through the destination that is famous for them when they bloom and stopping to grab some for your loved one, for no other reason than to show you care. >> view our tulip bike & barge tours

Get a room - in a chateau in Bordeaux, France

Spend the night at Chateaux Margaux in BordeauxBe treated like royalty at a chateau in Bordeaux Head out during the day to cycle the vineyard trails, marvel at the medieval villages, sample superb local wines as well as the oysters of L’Herbe then relax and be treated like a princess in your very own French manor house, ideally set within an actual vineyard. >> view our Royal Loire Cycle

Pop a bottle of bubbly in Champagne, France

It's only real Champagne if the grapes were picked from the region of the same nameIt's only real Champagne if the grapes were picked from the region of the same name It’s the liquid language of love, and everybody knows that unless it comes from Champagne, it isn’t the real deal. So, why take a risk? Head straight to the source and visit the famous cellars like Moët and Chandon in between exploring the delightful Marne Valley by bike or on foot and taking in historical cities such as Epernay and Reims at your own pace. >> view our trips in Champagne

Pedal the postcard landscapes of the Rhine, Germany

The Rhine river serves up many romantic settingsThe Rhine river serves up many romantic settings Picturesque wine villages, fairytale castles perched high on hills, half timbered houses and Germany’s most dramatic landscapes is what the ‘romantic Rhine’ is most famous for. This luscious setting is best served for two and ideally explored by bikes during the day before retiring to your comfortable barge to watch world float by in the evening. >> view trips in the Rhine Valley

Savour the sunsets in Puglia, Italy

Share romantic sunsets in Gallipoli, Puglia, from an outdoor barShare romantic sunsets in Gallipoli, Puglia, from an outdoor bar You’ve enjoyed the olive groves and vineyards. You’ve rambled through the historic laneways. Now, it’s time to sit back, grab a Peroni or prosecco and enjoy some of the grandest sunsets in the world. Italy’s sun-drenched heel, Puglia, serves up some of the most brilliant twilight spectacles on earth, and there is no better place to enjoy them than sitting in an outdoor bar with your partner on a warm summer evening. >> view trips in Puglia

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