Unique Valentine’s Breaks in Europe
Valentine's Day - the most romantic day of the year which sees people across the globe give gifts as an act of friendship and love. Here we share some of the most unique, unusual and romantic getaways hot-spots just for you to make this Valentine’s one to remember....Enjoy!
1. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Lapland
Nicknamed the ‘Igloo hotel’, guests can spend cosy nights wrapped up in gorgeous glass igloos or luxury logs cabins in this arctic paradise.
Activities such as reindeer safaris, ice swimming and ice fishing will keep you occupied and at night, sit back and stare at the northern lights from through the comfort and warmth of your glass-domed room – this truly is romantic star-gazing at its best!
2. Venice Carnival, Venice
Each February thousands descend upon Venice for the world famous carnival, a fun and festive occasion where people dress up in fabulous traditional masks and costumes – the more elaborate the better!
Attend one of the many grand balls, watch the stunning fireworks displays, walk through St Mark’s Square admiring those in costume – or even join in and be the ones in costume! An incredible place to bring your Valentine’s date – and a most magic memorable one too!
3. Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria
Fancy impressing your Valentine’s with a day trip to the ultimate fairy-tale castle? Built in 1869 by King Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein Castle is so beautiful that Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle in Florida was modelled upon this!
Having over 50 million visitors to date the views and scenery of this castle in any season are indeed breath-taking – easy to see why it is the most photographed in Germany. A perfect day out for romantics!
4. Spy training weekend, London
For those that love the thrill of adventure and espionage movies, spending a weekend in London training like a spy is for you! Learn how to tail and photograph potential suspects, gain valuable information from people without asking and even handle a variety of technical gadgets too.
A fun-filled adrenaline-fueled break for those that like to be different – definitely a Valentine’s break to remember!
5. Food tasting weekend, Verona
Named the ''City of Eternal Love’, Verona was made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Whilst there is so much to see and do here, why not impress your loved one even further this Valentine’s and enjoy a gastronomic weekend too?!
In-between seeing the beautiful city sites, you will be taken to various charming restaurants to taste tradition local foods, whisked to wonderful wineries and not forgetting chocolate making classes too!
A super destination to spend quality one-on-one time with your valentine whilst soaking up impressive art and culture and lots and of food. Just perfect!
Valentine's Day Fact: Did you know, over a whopping €10 BILLION is spent each year on this occasion, including over 13 million cards exchanged too!