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7 Romantic Getaways In Europe For Valentine’s Day 2020

Looking to surprise your loved one with a cosy break for two? These romantic getaways in Europe for Valentine’s Day 2020 tick all the boxes. Couple’s destinations range from pretty islands like Santorini to electric cities such as Paris.

Whether you fancy a candlelit boat cruise on the Seine or old school romance in Venice, whisk your lover to any of these spots and you’ll be in the good books all year. Promise.

Romantic Getaways In Europe For Valentine’s Day 2020

1. Venice, Italy

The famous city built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea is a holiday hotspot for celebrities, local Italians and tourists alike. Venice has no roads, just canals, so exploring the city by watertaxi or gondola makes it extra special.

The overall charm as well as the outrageously luxurious waterfront hotels here make it a fairytale city. February can be a little chilly in Venice, but that does gives you an excuse to snuggle in a cosy cafe or bar.

Where to stay for a romantic Valentine’s Day 2020: Novecento Boutique Hotel

2. Mykonos, Greece

Throughout the Cyclades, Mykonos is well-known as the “gay party island,” so same-sex couples will be sure to have a great time here for Valentine’s Day. It offers stunning Byzantine architecture and a little seaside area called “Little Venice.” Whitewashed buildings and colourful flowers are on every street, making it super scenic.

Most nightclubs and restaurants are closed until the beginning of May, meaning you’ll have nothing to do but enjoy stretches of secluded beaches and evenings alone with your partner if you’re here for Valentine’s Day 2020.

Where to stay for a romantic Valentine’s Day 2020: Boheme Mykonos

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3. Paris, France

Yes, spending Valentine’s Day in Paris is somewhat of a cliche, but it’s still charming. The city of lights offers you an almost unlimited array of things to do. Whether you enjoy museums, old architecture, or grand, iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, you will find lots of things to do in on your honeymoon.

It’s known as the Love City for good reason; wandering through this beautiful city really is romantic.

Where to stay for a romantic Valentine’s Day 2020: Maison Souquet

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4. Sintra, Portugal

Spend your Valentine’s Day in this charming hilltop town outside of Lisbon, wandering tiny streets and eating your bodyweight in fresh pastries. The Quinta da Regaleira is a beautiful 20th-century palace that’s full of Gothic features and unusual, mystical things to discover. There’s underground tunnels and a moss covered spiral stone staircase that sinks into the earth.

Where to stay for a romantic Valentine’s Day 2020: Lawrences Hotel

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5. Budapest, Hungary

The most affordable European romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day 2020? Budapest! From unique backpacker vibes to dirt cheap romantic dinner cruises along the Danube River, there’s something in Budapest for everybody. Begin the evening by heading out to one of the local ruins bars and enjoy cheap drinks.

Then, you can wander through the streets to get to your dinner cruise. There, you’ll be able to enjoy tasty Hungarian wine and stunning city lights as you cosy up to your loved one and celebrate your relationship in style.

Where to stay for a romantic Valentine’s Day 2020: New York Palace

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6. Perugia, Italy

A Medieval old square, winding alleys with wine bars on every corner and hillside castles will make you fall in love with Perugia. Charming villages surround the city and you can take a little boat trip to islands on Lake Trasimeno.

You’ve got to try the Baci Perugina, chocolate and hazelnut truffles in their famous silver and blue wrapping, with a romantic message tucked inside.

Where to stay for a romantic Valentine’s Day 2020: Castello di Monterone

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7. Vienna, Austria

Want to spend your Valentine’s Day surrounded by history and culture? Vienna has the cobbled streets,  baroque buildings and imperial palaces in this beautiful city where Sacher Tort and culture are king.

From legendary coffee houses to secretive tunnels on the grounds of Vienna’s palace, this is a city that has beauty on every corner. Snuggle up in a cosy cafe and soak up the regal atmosphere. Pro tip: watch Before Sunrise before you visit.

Where to stay for a romantic Valentine’s Day 2020: Hotel Imperial


Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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