Romantic getaways in Europe

Europe is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. With breath taking cities, a range of cuisines and its close proximity to the UK, you can explore these destinations either as a short weekend break or a much-needed longer holiday.

Paris, France

We couldn’t talk about romantic getaways and not mention Paris, the city of eternal love. For a truly magical trip, why not visit the most romantic destination in the world? With its cinematic décor and quaint charm, you’ll be sure to create unforgettable moments together that you can cherish forever. The beauty of Paris is in everything, from a sunset walk on the streets of Marais to a candlelight dinner overlooking the River Siene; romance is simply everywhere.

If you fancy a night of luxury or want to really spoil your loved one why not enjoy a candlelit dinner cruise on the Siene, France’s second largest river and one of the most renowned in the world. You and your loved one can view all the city lights while you sail by and indulge in a delicious classic French 3-course meal. There is also wheelchair access on the cruise for those who need it and you don’t even have to worry about transport, as you’ll have your own chauffeur to take you to and from the boat.

If you’re a chocaholic then this next one’s for you, a chocolate and pastry tour! You will find yourself voyaging down cobbled streets visiting the finest chocolatiers in the city while your personal expert guide enlightens you on the history of Parisian chocolate.

For the ultimate romantic getaway, why not discover Paris in a helicopter. Fly over famous Parisian monuments like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Palace of Versailles while sipping on a glass of champagne. Enjoy the breath-taking view of the Parisian skyline and let the beauty of the city speak for itself.

Top Tip: If you’re looking for accessibility, there are a variety of tours that can be adapted for wheelchair users including a tour through Southern Paris or a guided tour through The Louvre or maybe visit the Notre Dame Cathedral after its grand reopening in December 2024. Guided tours usually have designated breaks, meaning you can take some time to rest throughout the tour.

View of Paris skyline

Venice, Italy

Venice is a city that will both surprise and entertain you. We recommend five days minimum to really soak in the sights and appreciate the true beauty of the city. It is said that Venice is a place for passionate lovers and has the ability to bring out the romantic side in anyone.

How about a stroll along the Bridge of Sighs, a place of real historical significance or perhaps you would prefer a gondola boat ride through the canals and get the opportunity to see as many sights as possible. This is the perfect destination for those who adore history, from the National Archaeological Museum to Palazzo Mocenigo, you will be left fascinated and in awe.

After a long day of sightseeing, we suggest venturing down one of the well-known alleys to discover the best Venetian dishes, from bigoli in salsa to baccala mantecato – you won’t be disappointed with the wonders of Italian cuisine.

Top Tip: If you use a wheelchair, make sure to research your accommodation to ensure it is accessible before booking your trip to Venice. There are cobblestone streets throughout the city that may make it difficult to get around.

View of Venice Canals

Prague, Czech Republic

We can’t forget about Prague. It’s a city which can only be described as a living fairy tale. With stunning castles, cobbled streets and baroque gardens, not to mention its amazing shopping district, you will be stunned at what this beautiful city has to offer!

How about a romantic stroll through the Petrin Park and perhaps even a visit to the observatory tower to uncover the wonderful views of Prague? Or if you’d rather explore the city via boat, then why not dine on a cruise and enjoy a delightful 3 course meal while taking in the stunning sites around you. For a truly unforgettable experience, why not opt for a night cruise and enjoy this spectacular city under starlight.

Prague also boasts a range of delectable treats to try. We suggest trying a chimney cake, a pastry famous throughout Prague. They consist of a dough cooked until golden brown and brushed with butter, or rolled in cinnamon and often filled with melted chocolate – delicious!

Chimney cake

If you love to shop, the Old Town is the main shopping district with boutiques and small shops located around the streets near Wenceslas Square. If you feel like a splurge or just window shopping, then Paris Street will be the one for you, housing a variety of international designers including Valentino, Gucci and Chanel. As the Old Town is on the other side of the river it provides the perfect opportunity to walk across the Charles Bridge, a famous Prague landmark. Built in the 14th century, it connects the Old Town with the Lesser Town, not to mention the incredible view from the crossing of Prague and the Vltava River. We recommend watching the sunset from the bridge a truly romantic experience!

Top Tip: A boat cruise may be a good option for those looking for a more relaxing and comfortable experience, allowing you to view all the most popular points of the city from the river.

Rome, Italy

Rome and romance – they go hand in hand. Known as the eternal city for its unrelenting nature and desire to thrive, what better place to spend a romantic getaway? Rome is a city full of history and beauty, for that reason we recommend at least a week as your itinerary will be packed with things to do and places to see. From Vatican City which has an exceptional standard of aesthetics (from architecture to décor), to incredible food such as Porchetta and Pizza al Taglio, Rome has it all. Given that the city is mainly flat, it is very accessible, meaning you can explore at your leisure and with ease.

One of the most popular sights in the city is the Trevi Fountain. It’s reported that each year £1.3 million is fished out of the fountain, however don’t be quick to throw all your change in. According to local tradition each coin has a different meaning. The first coin promises returning to Rome, the second indicates a new romance, and the third suggests marriage… so really think about what you wish for!

Set over the Tiber River is the Ponte Milvio bridge, an integral part of roman tradition. It gives couples another opportunity to make unforgettable memories by locking a padlock to a lamppost on the bridge, symbolising their love for one another. It is tradition to throw the key into the river after securing your padlock – what better way to create a memory with your loved one. And if you decide to visit again, you can look for your padlock and reminisce about your first visit to Rome.

When we think of Italy, we think of gelato, and the good news is it’s sold throughout Rome. The simplicity of going to an ice cream shop with your loved one and strolling through the street’s sharing Gelato is perhaps one of the most romantic ways to spend your day.

Top Tip: If you’re travelling with medical conditions to Rome, it’s always important to research the most accessible ways to explore the city so your experience will be more suitable. Contacting your accommodation before your visit and making plans prior to arriving is also helpful to ensure your stay will be more comfortable.

Vatican City, Rome

These cities are guaranteed to steal your heart. If you’re tempted to book your next romantic getaway do not forget to protect your trip with suitable travel insurance. Here at Insurancewith we are able to consider cover for a range of medical conditions, including those that are a little more complex. Click here to get a quote.

Prices and information correct as of October 2023

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