When people talk about visiting Europe, on a romantic trip they are literally talking about an entire continent, so when you’re going to ‘Europe’ you need to be specific about where you want to go and what you want to see. It’s a vast place and with so many options it can seem confusing to know where to even start booking. But when it comes to a romantic trip, there are a few places you should visit.
Okay, this is an entire country, but Ireland is so small that you can travel around it so easily. In fact, if you stay in the capital, Dublin, nowhere is more than a 5-hour drive away. Lots of people enjoy the friendliness of Irish people, and the beautiful countryside is a stunning backdrop to your own romantic story. There are a lot of really adorable boutique hotels that you can spend some time relaxing in, and getting a massage or just enjoying the hospitality of the Irish.
Dublin is a bustling and vibrant city, but there is so much more to see and do on the island than the capital. If you can, checking out the Wild Atlantic Way along the west coast of Ireland is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. If you want to, you visit the Gaeltacht region, where the Irish language is used as the first language by the people who live there. It’s a trip back to traditional Irish life that hasn’t changed much in centuries.
This is a stereotypical entry to the ‘romantic cities’ list because it has long been regarded as the city of love. Paris has a wonderful atmosphere, with fashionable Parisiens strolling the streets and every little cafe has unique and beautiful decor. There’s just pure elegance everywhere in Paris, and you can’t help but feel love and happiness as you walk around. The Eiffel Tower has been the location for hundreds of thousands of marriage proposals and the sparkling lights are amazing.
The museums and galleries are places where artists have visibly created art in praise of their loves, and you can expect to have your breath taken away while you marvel at these magnificent pieces. Take a walk through the Tuilerie Gardens, and visit Versailles for a truly romantic day. Of course, you need to share a croissant (or have one each) and sample some of the finest French food available. It would be rude not to have a romantic candlelit dinner in the city of love.
Before you book your airline tickets to France, though, you should make sure you have all the identification or visas you may need. Even if you are traveling with a passport, your U.S. passport must be valid for at least 3 months after your planned return to the United States, otherwise, you may require a tourist visa. If you’re on a time crunch, despite the reputation for consulate waits to be super long, you can skip the visa appointment line with Favisbook.
Can you think of anything quite as romantic as having a gondola ride along the canals of Venice? The city is a small one full of wonders, and you’ll feel the love as you take a walk along the winding streets of this city on water. The city itself has managed to keep a lot of its original buildings, which remind you of Romeo and Juliet, with balconied homes everywhere. There’s a relaxed atmosphere throughout the entire city, and with Italian people being warm and welcoming, it’s hard not to feel fuzzy inside.
Italian culture is based around the family, and you and your love can be certain to enjoy this wonderful feeling by embracing all the best aspects of Italian life. Why don’t you dine al fresco in one of the many piazzas of the city and enjoy fresh fish dishes and pizza? The night time comes alive with a different energy, and the joy and love of those around you will warm you to your core.
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and a beautifully romantic city steeped in history. The old town is where you can find the cobbled streets, the castle and the beauty that is synonymous with the city itself. There are so many statues, picturesque passageways and amazing architecture that you’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale. When you’re at the castle, you’re literally on top of the city so it’s hard not to feel love and happiness looking out over the people going about their lives.
Czech people are a bit more standoffish than those in Italy or Ireland, so you won’t necessarily be welcomed with open arms, but you can be sure that the food served to you will be exquisite. There’s something special about this city and you can be certain that you will have a romantic break away here. Many of the hotels offer massages, private use of the sauna, and room service, so you’ll be covered on all bases. You just need to sit back, relax and enjoy each other’s company.