Europe offers countless delightful places ideal for couples. Whether you’re a newlywed or a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary, planning a romantic getaway is an excellent way to celebrate your love.
Home to some of the most scenic natural landscapes, European countries are popular worldwide for their rich culture, delectable food, and great wine. Countries like France, Italy, Scotland, and others have a cult following among couples who enjoy traveling.
From indulging in food to exploring the local culture, there are plenty of ways to make the Europe trip a memorable one for you and your special someone. You can relish delectable food under the open Parisian sky or cruise through the Grand Canal in Venice.
If you’re planning a romantic getaway to Europe, read on, as here we’ve curated a list of the most romantic things that couples can do in Europe.
1. Wine Tour in Portugal
If you and your partner are wine aficionados who enjoy a regular glass of Merlot, a wine tour to Portugal deserves to be on your Europe itinerary. The country is considered to be an ideal location for wine tourism. You can visit Douro Valley, popular for its world-famous wineries and restaurants filling up the streets.
Some of the most popular wineries in the area are Graham’s Port, Croft Port, and Quinta de Crasto. You can take a guided wine tour to get a taste of port wine, red wine, or the local favorite white wine, and learn about the rich history of wine in the region.
2. Gondola Ride in Venice
Riding the Gondola in Venice is on the bucket list of most couples. You can cruise down the Grand Canal in a flat-bottomed boat, aka gondola. The serenading effect of a Gondola ride is often showcased in romantic movies.
Couples get to sit cozily while the Gondoliers take them through the city’s canals. You can enjoy the sight of this beautiful Italian city. A gondola ride can help you soak in the beauty of the nearby places while indulging in some good food and wine.
3. Seine River Cruise in Paris
There is probably no better way to celebrate your love than enjoying a cruise ride in the Seine river to witness the beauty of illuminated Paris in the evening. There are multiple river cruises serving mouth-watering dishes and a wide array of wine.
Cruise through the Seine river while enjoying the waterfront sights in Paris, the capital of love and romance. The intimate dining setting onboard the cruise makes it a truly romantic experience for a couple.
4. Watch the Sunset in Santorini
The exotic location of Greece deserves a place in the itinerary of every couple heading to Europe for a romantic vacation. The magnificent sunset seen from this Greek island is bound to leave any love-struck couple speechless. Head to the Oia Castle to witness the unmatched beauty and awe of sunset.
There are plenty of other activities to team with your sunset-viewing experience. The island boasts white-washed architecture, sandy beaches, turquoise water, and restaurants serving succulent seafood. The wonderfully enchanting setting of the island makes it a dream-like destination.
5. See the Northern Lights in Lofoten
Nothing screams more romantic and dreamier than watching the stunning northern lights with your partner. Visit the Lofoten Islands in Norway anytime between October to March to see the magical Aurora Borealis.
Get your picture clicked under the Northern lights to capture the once-in-a-lifetime experience in a frame. Whether you’re a new couple or partners who’ve been together for years, witnessing a magical spectacle of nature can make you fall in love all over again.
6. Explore The Highlands in Scotland
Take a step back in time in the middle ages by exploring the Scottish Highlands. Nestled in the natural landscape, the Highlands boasts romantic castles, beautiful and mysterious freshwater loch, and various other places offering an unforgettable experience.
There are many luxurious log cabins in the Highlands where you can stay for a trip that is equal parts romantic and adventurous. This location would be ideal for couples who are history buffs and nature enthusiasts.
7. Hop on the Glacier Express in Switzerland
The best way to enjoy the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains in Switzerland is by hopping aboard the Glacier Express, also referred to as the world’s slowest express train.
Departing from Zermatt and arriving in St. Moritz, the express train takes approximately 8 hours to finish the journey. The train lets you view the panoramic view of the Swiss Alps, the quaint villages, and the lush green surrounding while feasting on delectable dishes served on the train.
Whether you want to rekindle your romance or mark the beginning of a new romantic partnership, the above-stated noteworthy activities are best for any couple. Add them to your European itinerary and make the most of your time with the loved one.