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4 Surprising European Cities for Lovers

Some European destinations make outstanding choices if you are looking for a honeymoon destination, a unique place to celebrate Valentine’s Day, or a retreat with your loved one. While Paris, Venice, and Amsterdam may instantly come to mind, read our Europe travel guide for these romantic European destinations if you want to escape the crowds.

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium, is called the “Venice of the North.” You will love exploring this city with your lover. Legend says that if you kiss your partner in the middle of the bridge across the Minnewater, your love for each other will last forever. Take a romantic boat ride along the Groenerei, Dijver, or Spiegelre canals. Stroll through the Quai du Rosaire neighborhood with your partner. The historic facades and charming bridges frame the perfect backdrop for an intimate journey with your partner. Treat yourself to the best in Belgian chocolate during a tour of the Choco-Story Museum.

Rovinj, Croatia

The narrow streets, colorful buildings, and stunning views of the Adriatic Sea make Roving, Croatia, a perfect retreat for lovers. Climb to the top of St. Euphemia’s Basilica to see the stunning city views. It is the perfect spot to steal a smooch. Lone Bay Beach is an ideal spot to start a water play day. Hire a chauffeur and go on a wine-tasting tour of the Istrian region, where many of the vintners use old-world techniques passed down from one generation to the next. Traverse the vineyard-covered landscapes hand in hand, savoring the rich aromas and flavors of wines crafted with passion and expertise.

Hallstatt, Austria

The tranquility of Lake Hallstatt is sure to put you in a romantic mood when visiting Hallstatt, Austria. Once back in town, ride the cable car to see the views from Hallstatt Skywalk. Go for a leisurely hike past pastel-colored houses, flower-filled balconies, and cobblestone streets, and enjoy a cup of tea at one of the quaint cafes in the city’s Old Town. Put a little spice into your relationship by going on a tour of the salt mine.

Gruyères, Switzerland

Imagine having a romantic fling with your lover during a tour of the Gruyères Castle before enjoying dinner at a traditional Swiss diner. Ensure you nibble on the cheese that makes this city famous. The medieval architecture in Old Town is stunning. After a tour, sample the chocolate at Chocolate La Maison du Gruyère to see how the workers make big cheese wheels. Let the velvety sweetness of Swiss chocolate become a shared indulgence, adding another layer of delight to your romantic journey.

There are many romantic destinations in Europe that you will want to explore with your lover, even if you have been married to them for many years. Start planning by contacting Guidester, who will gladly set up a personalized schedule for you. You can trust their expertise regardless of what European city you dream of visiting. If you cannot get away, consider taking a video tour of your favorite destination and learning more about the city’s history, viewing maps, and getting a list of things to see and do.

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