Paris: the city of love.

Paris: the city of love.

Summer is the perfect time to jet off to somewhere new and exotic and who better to go with than that special person in your life? Have a look at these romantic getaways to get the heart pumping.

01 - Paris, France

They don't call this the city of love for any old reason, a trip to Paris is perfect for any loved up couple. With its bright lights and picturseque view from the Eifflel Tower it is not hard to see why this is a favourite for couples. And there is plenty to see and do to keep the good times coming.

Top attractions

Eiffel Tower - Located in the heart of the city, the Eiffel tower is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Paris. The tower rises 300 metres in height and once you have reached the top, you will be rewarded with the perfect view of the city.

Seine River Cruise - Take a cruise down one of Europes greatest historic rivers where you will sail past medival towers and historic buildings, you will not be able to take your eyes of the city. Sit back, enjoy the ride and whisper sweet nothings to each other as you cruise down this beautiful river.

Musée du Louvre - Add a bit of culture to your getaway and visit the world famous Musée du Louvre, best known for holding Mona Lisa between its walls.

02 - Venice, Italy

Italy is a country bursting with cuture and is one of the most romantic places in the world. Board a plane to Venice for the most romantic holiday you could possibly ever have. With its winding canals, gonolas and narrorw streets, it's plain to see why this is a hotspot for couples looking for that perfect holiday.

Top attractions

Gondola Ride - Enjoy a gondola ride through the Grand Canal and take in the beauty of the city. This is excellent for any couple looking to add an extra spark to their journey.

Theatre La Fenice - We all know that enjoying a ballet or opera together is tradionally a very intimate and romantic thing to do and what better way to do this than at the beautiful Theartre La Fenice.

Explore the Dorsodura - With its canals and narror street the Dorsodura is the place to go for romantic strolls. And have a look in the shops for sweet, romantic gifts for one another whilst you're there.

03 - Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, often referred to as the most beautiful city in Spain, is the best place to escape with your partner. You will find plenty to do here and it is sure to add a little bit of extra spice to your break away with your loved one.

Top attractions

Hot air balloon ride - Explore the city in the best way possible by boarding a hot air balloon and admire the city from over 3,000 feet.

Take a cruise - You can rent sailboats for a full day or half a day at the Meridian Charter which allows you to sail around and explore the coastal towns and admire the view of the city.

Watch the sunset at Plaça de Sante Maria - When the sun goes down and the lights within the cathedral comes on, this is a truely beautiful sight that is too good to miss.

04 - Fez, Morocco

Fez looks like it has come straight out of a fairytale with its mazed-like allyways and tiled mosques. There are many things to do here that will make you fall madly in love with the city.

Top attractions

Stay at the Sofitel Palais Jamai - This hotel is by far one of the most romantic stays in the city. With its breath-taking views from the windows, the plush rooms and the spa, this hotel will not disappoint all you romantics out there.

Hike to the Merenid Tombs from Borj Nord - Nothing beats a romantic walk and why not make yours a challange and take this hike. The walls and ramparts are lit up and this walk will allow you to see the city in all its glory.

Explore the Old Medina - Explore the city and explore the Old Medina. This city is full of culture and you can either brave the city on your own or hire a guide to walk you through the city whilst they inform you of all the main attractions and historical spots.

05 - Lisbon, Portugal

This unique city is full of beautiful landmarks that make this city an amazing romantic getaway hotspot. From its Gothic cathedrals to its small muesums, this city will wow you from start to finish.

Top attractions

Santa Justa Elevator - Travel to the top of this elevator and take in the great sights of Lisbon. You will be taken by surprise by this breathtaking view.

Belem Tower - The tower was built in 1515 to guide Lisbon's harbour and it contains much historical value to the city. Visitors can take a stroll around the castle and surronding area and get to know the city on a personal level,

Lisbon Zoo - Lisbon zoo features 2,000 animals and holds a dolphin show. It is a perfect day out to wander hand in hand and admire animals that you may not see anywhere else.

By Claire Lancaster

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