11 City Breaks and Getaways for Valentine’s Day

1) Paris

It’s not the most original choice for a romantic break, but it’ll definitely be well received if you spring a surprise trip to Paris on your partner.

Share a French kiss atop the Eiffel Tower, stroll arm-in-arm through the Jardin des Tuileries or recreate scenes from Amelie in magical Montmartre.

Superbreak offers a three day break to the ‘City of Love’ from just £95 a night at the luxurious Clarion Collection Opéra Pavillon Hotel which is ideal for soaking up the Parisian charm and visiting the city’s major attractions.

2) Rome

A romantic break in the Eternal City is sure to guarantee everlasting love.

Kiss like only Italians do under the city lights on the Ponte Milvio, recreate Roman Holiday with a gelato at Giolitti and toast your amore with Prosecco and pizza at Enoteca La Torre.

LastMinute.com offers a two day trip to the ancient city with a stay at the boutique Gambrinus Hotel from just £109 per person.

3) Barcelona

Add some spice to your Valentine’s Day with a trip to the Catalan capital, Barcelona.

Sip Cava on your rooftop hotel suite, while you watch the sun set behind the Tibidabo mountain, as the spires of La Sagrada Familia cast their long shadow over the city’s bustling streets.

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4) Helsinki

What could be more romantic than the sight of the Northern Lights, giving you and your partner your very own light show to celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day as you head to the Finland’s capital, Helsinki?

Take a moonlight stroll through the Esplanadi Park; see the wonders of winter at the Ice Festival at Helsinki Zoo before warming up in one of the country’s many saunas at Siluetti.

Finish your day on high by taking in the Northern Lights that often appear over the city in winter.

Expedia gives you the chance to stay at Hotel Kamp, a neoclassical luxury hotel in the heart of the city for just £120 per person.

5) Venice

It might be cheesy but a ride around the city’s famous waterways with a singing gondolier could pave the way to a proposal this Valentine’s Day.

Visit the magnificent St Mark’s Basilica and admire the work of the Venetian masters painters at the Gallerie dell’Accademia, before enjoying a romantic gondola ride and sharing a kiss with your loved ones underneath the Bridge of Sighs.

Thomas Cook lets you live like Italian nobility with a stay in the Gorizia A La Valigia, a former Venetian Palace lovingly restored to its former grandeur from just £106.

6) Ljubljana

Take a trip into the unknown as your head to the charming city of Ljubljana in Slovenia.

The name of the pretty Slovenian capital sounds very similar to the word for ‘beloved’ in Slovene and it’s easy to be smitten with Ljubljana, especially as you wander around the Botanical Gardens, enjoy a hot chocolate at lovely café Slaščičarna Pri Vodnjaku followed by a few suggestively-named cocktails at Louche Salon.

If you want a cheap trip with all the charm and romance of Paris, Ljubljana is the perfect choice for you, Expedia offers trips from as little as £59 at the Antiq Hotel in the heart of the city.

7) Prague

Take your lover to the Charles Bridge as the sun goes down and gaze at the shimmering “City of hundred spires” and you’ll appreciate why “Golden Prague” is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities.

In a city made for romantic breaks, you and your partner can take in the sights of thousands of beautiful views, from the Prague Castle to the St Vitus Cathedral as you make your way through the city’s maze of cobbled streets.

Prague is a city of living culture. There are some wonderful museums and galleries but it is for opera that the city is most famous and the best seats can be had for less than £10.A stay in the city’s Hilton Hotel in Prague’s Old Town will set you back just £320 per person with

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8) Amsterdam

Invite the love of your life for a Valentine’s trip to Amsterdam and you’ll be sure to have a romantic time.

You and your partner can explore the city easily via bicycle, take part in the city’s unrivalled café culture and enjoy the beautiful tree-lined canals this Valentine’s Day.

The pair of you could then take a ride in the horse-drawn carriage through the Vondelpark and end the day with a romantic dinner, or go for a classical concert at the beautiful old Concertgebouw.

LastMinute.com offers a two night stay at the Hotel Vondel situated at the heart of the museum quarter and the fashion district near Vondelpark, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum for just £129 per person.

9) Dublin

You and your partner can make friends and be merry in Ireland’s capital when you visit Dublin.

Famous for its graceful squares and love of a good night out, but’s it’s not all parties and famous craic, the city is a veritable trove of museums, good shopping and, of course, sport to keep you busy on a city break to the centre of all things Irish.

You and your partner can even experience the life of Irish nobility as you stay in the Clontarf Castle Hill in Dublin which is described as one of Ireland’s most romantic castle hotel.

The hotel offers a romantic two night stay for just £102 per person.

10) Inverness

Romance isn’t all about oysters, champagne and four-poster beds. What could be more romantic than sleeping under the stars, just the two of you, miles from anywhere in a gorgeous glen in the Scottish Highlands?

Ok so maybe not in February but how about a walk in the country and sitting by a roaring fire with a whisky in hand at a luxurious country house hotel?

Enjoy a two night break away this Valentine’s Day at Knockomie Country House Hotel for just £329 per couple.

11) Berlin

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Berlin has been known as a city that knows how to have a good time it’s a city filled with history and culture and you and your partner can soak it all up when you visit the German capital.

Why not start the day off with ice skating across the Schlachtensee Lake before heading off to for lunch at Solar and gaze dreamily over the former East’s distinctive skyline as you enjoy a tasty cocktail or light tapas before wrapping up warm and catching a film at the Freiluftkino Froedrichshain, one of the citys most picturesque outdoor cinemas.

A two night star at the luxurious Brandenburger Hotel will set you set pack just £75 per night.

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