Top 3 romantic breaks in Europe

Weekend city breaks to Europe are perfect for a romantic getaway. Whether it’s for Valentines Day (14th February), an anniversary or simply the chance to spend some quality time as a couple, there are so many beautiful cities to choose from. Paris may come to mind; it is The City of Love after all – but it’s not your only option. Here are three other cities to keep in mind.

1. Venice, Italy

Sometimes known as the Honeymoon City, Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the whole world. Visit San Marco in the quietness of early morning and enjoy the sounds of Duomo’s bells ringing, with a strong Italian coffee. Or how about a traditional gondola ride through the stunning canals, before stopping at a fancy Italian restaurant?

2. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Long before its association with The Fault in Our Stars, an epic romance movie partly set in the city, Amsterdam has been the perfect place to share with the one you love. Enjoy a unique and quirky canal cruise complete with a three-course meal, cheese and wine or pizza – now that’s a date to remember! Or why not venture further out of the city and lose yourselves in the majestic tulip fields? There’s an abundance of beauty, culture and green spaces just waiting to be discovered in this Dutch city.

3. Barcelona, Spain

Heat things up a bit with a trip to Spain! The city of Barcelona offers a brilliant mixture of culture, nightlife and seaside resorts. Enjoy the old and the new in a city that bursts with history and contemporary entertainment at every turn. Barcelona is the perfect destination to experience a beautiful sunset with tapas, wine and the one you love.

If you’re planning a romantic weekend away, you’ll want everything to go smoothly. See our checklist on what to do before you go on holiday to ensure you’ve got everything you need before you set off. Don’t forget to make sure you and your partner both have an up-to-date European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) too. If you need a new EHIC or EHIC renewal, apply online today.

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