As the home of romanticism, romantic languages and the city of romance, the vast continent of Europe knows a thing or two about love. Whether you’re wanting to stay traditional in the cosy streets of Paris, or want something a little more adventurous further East, Europe is a treasure trove of romantic locations to visit on your next vacation and indulge your sense of wanderlust. We’ve compiled a list of the top locations to visit:

Paris, France

A classical choice popular with millions of couples, France’s capital city is a haven of romantic activities and locations. Whether you want to sip a café au lait in arty Montmatre or enjoy a candlelit dinner along the Seine, Paris beams romance from every street light. The travel blog World of Wanderlust recommends packing up a picnic – including some French champagne – and enjoying the scenery underneath the Eiffel Tower, perfect for those couple goals Instagram photos.

If you’re looking for somewhere less touristy, head out of the city and into Versailles to tour the magnificent palace- once home to Marie Antoinette. If you’re looking for the perfect snack to match your romantic vacation, head to the iconic patisserie Laduree, whose rainbow selection of macarons, French pastries and other Parisian delicacies are sure to keep you feeling sweet all day long. Be sure to learn a phrase or two, though, as it can get you a long way with the locals, according to Ben Groundwater’s The One Thing Blog.

Image Eiffel Tower, Paris


Venice, Italy


Another popular choice amongst couples – honeymooners especially – Venice is a city known for its emphasis on romance. Whilst many choose to take the classic gondola ride through the area’s famous canals, the city offers much more in the way of romantic activities for you and your partner. Travel blogger Evan Kristine notes that the little island is the perfect place to lose yourself in the beauty of Italian living, with delicious food and culture galore, wherever you travel. It’s also a great choice for a mini-break or weekend away.


London, United Kingdom


The home to so many of our favourite romantic comedies, London is the perfect location for a loved-up holiday. Whether you plan to head for Notting Hill to recreate one of Hugh Grant’s classic performances or want to tour the many landmarks of England’s capital, London is a charming city bursting with culture and most importantly, romance.


Whilst you’re there, tour the city from above on the London Eye, take in a show on the famous West End, or get dressed up and treat yourself to afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel or at the Orangery in Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other members of the royal family. What’s more romantic than feeling just like a Prince or a Princess?



Santorini, Greece


The stunning Greek Islands have been immortalized in romantic films over the decades- from My Big Fat Greek Wedding to Mamma Mia, and continue to call romantic travellers from all over the globe to their sunny shores. Home to the iconic white and blue stone coastal homes, Santorini is a popular holiday destination and perfect for couples looking for sunshine and relaxation.


This idyllic location is perched on top of a cliff-edge and offers a multitude of activities for incoming couples, including spa treatments, stunning beaches and hole in the wall restaurants to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner.


According to the lifestyle blog Culture Trip, Santorini is ranked as one of the top locations for couples to visit and is perfect for couples at any stage of the relationship. This iconic island is not one to be missed.