A weekend break to one of Europe’s beautiful and romantic cities is an ideal way to spend time with a loved one. The options are much better now than they have ever been, with cheap flights to Paris – city of the Seine and some of the most inspiring architecture in the world – and cheap flights to Barcelona – with all the lively passion of Las Ramblas – just two of the options that are only a click away on the internet. Of course the most difficult thing about booking a weekend break is deciding where to go, so here is some inspiration:
Prague is a European destination that is overflowing with romance, from the river cruises, to the classical concerts and romantic restaurants. Flights to Prague are frequent, with airlines like British Airways and Easyjet (for around £80), and accommodation in the city is plentiful and cheap.
Sardinia is a destination that not many people will think of for romance, as the stunning scenery and romantic beaches are more often associated with summer than the end of February. However, hiring a villa in Sardinia is a surprisingly romantic treat and tends to be a lot cheaper than going during high season. Although you may not have the heat of the summer, there still plenty to see, do and consume.
Paris is probably one of the most popular options for a special romantic weekend break as it really is a city for lovers. From the cosy pavement cafes, to the nightlife, the great food and the fashion, it’s pretty much a winner where romance is concerned. Cheap flights to Paris are available with a huge number of carriers from around £60, and you can also take the Eurostar if you prefer to keep your feet on the ground.
Another slightly unusual romantic weekend break option is to Lake Como in Italy. The peaceful area is stunningly beautiful and unlikely to be as busy as you will find it during the packed tourist season. You and your loved one can rent bikes and cycle around the lake, be ferried across on a gondola, spend the afternoon playing golf and then hit the casino in the evening and win enough for the engagement ring. To reach Lake Como to you fly into Milan with low cost carriers from around £50 and from there it’s just a short hop.
For a lively romantic weekend break in one of Europe’s most fun cities, Barcelona can’t be beaten as a destination for a romantic weekend getaway. You can wander around all day taking in the city’s galleries, breathtaking Gaudi architecture and a walk by the sea and then stroll hand in hand down Las Ramblas as night falls and pick your favourite tapas bar to dine in. Cheap flights to Barcelona are available with a number of low cost carriers, including Easyjet from around £70.