There is nothing we love more than taking a city break in Europe, there is so much to see, do and explore, plenty of cheap flights and accommodation and we use this time to keep the romance alive. We try our best to make at least 2 of these romantic breaks every year and so have visited many places in Europe and many of them more than once as we simply love them, here’s our favourite 4 European destinations for a romantic break.
The French capital has the reputation as the city of love for a reason, it is enchanting, beautiful and filled with romance. We love to take slow walks along the side of the Seine, talking and people-watching and the restaurants in Paris are beautiful. We’ve been to Paris 3 times in the last 5 years and now have somewhat of a routine, we like stay in the same boutique hotel of which there are many and we even have our favourite restaurant. There is just something about the feel of Paris that reinvigorates that feeling of love.
Last years trip to Edinburgh was one of my favourite breaks that we ave taken together, the city has a beautiful feel to it and it is so relaxed. We stayed in a traditional bed and breakfast but there are plenty of other accommodation options available. What I liked most about Edinburgh is that the city gives the impression that your in the countryside with so many green spaces for you to walk together. There is plenty to see and do here from museums, modern art galleries and of course the historic castle that towers over the city. Friendly people, scenic city and plenty of romantic treats wait for you in Edinburgh.
I have to confess, Croatia was never in my considerations when we first started planning our next break but we took a chance and boy did it pay off. Dubrovnik is a walled city with mazy streets and beautiful gothic architecture and the best bit is that it sits on the coast of the glorious Adriatic sea. We spent equal amounts of time roaming around the city and laying on the beach in the sunshine, the pace is slow here and if you go then the pedestrian-only old town is where you should head to, plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants for you to wile the hours away. To be honest, I wish we’d spent more time here and I can’t wait to go back.
From the twisty and cobbled lanes of the Mala Strana district to the beautiful gardens of Petrin Hill, Prague is simply the perfect city for romance. We absolutely adored wandering aimlessly around the city and looking at the beautiful buildings and statues. We dined at the ‘House foo Black Madonna’ which is one of the finest restaurants I think I’ve ever been to, perfect for a romantic evening. On the Sunday we walked across Legionnaire’s Bridge and spent an hour or so just watching the beautiful white swans below. I can’t stress enough how beautiful Prague is and more importantly how romantic it was.