With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this week we’ve found some steals to three European cities that are known for being some of the most romantic places on Earth. Spend a long weekend or more with your significant other discovering for yourselves just what it is that gives these capitals of romance their claim to fame.
Paris (from £9 return)
The City of Light is also known as the City of Love, which instantly makes it a no-brainer for a Valentine’s trip. Plentiful pretty parks and promenades are perfect for hand in hand moseying – accompanied at all times, of course, by your personal beret-wearing accordion player.
Venice (from £24 return)
With waterways as streets and decadent palatial architecture, Venice is the city that doesn’t have to try too hard. More a fairy tale land than anything real, it’s the perfect place to get lost in a dreamy adventure with your dreamy companion. No, seriously – it is. Take a map.
Barcelona (from £33 return)
If you want your love to last forever, why not visit the city that believes that nothing good should come to an end – certainly not the building of Gaudi’s famous Sagrada Familia church, still being built 128 years after it was started. Architecture aside, the gothic city by the sea has everything that’s needed for a romance-filled getaway, including maybe even some warm Spanish sun.