Let us whisk you away to Europe's most romantic cities: cities bursting with culture, cities on water, cities steeped in history. As a destination in its own right or as part of a wider vacation, a city gives you the perfect chance to explore, shop, soak up the ambience, and sample the local cuisine.
Cities are a melting pot of people, culture and commerce. A rich tapestry, they're often the best places to get a sense of a country’s soul.
Our portfolio of European destinations features numerous cities of varying nature, some romantic, others suited to culture vultures, seemingly unfeasible cities built on water, all of them steeped in history. Whether they're a weekend diversion as part of a larger vacation a Europe-wide city-hop, or even the start of a journey that concludes somewhere more exotic, a city break is romantic and invigorating. We've come up with a couple of ideas to inspire you (although these are just the tip of the iceberg):
Idea 01: Italy’s great cities
Many argue that Italy is the ultimate romantic destination and you too many fall hopelessly under its spell as you glide along the waterways of Venice in a gondola, taking in the famous sights and sounds. Next, explore Florence, home of the Renaissance, before finishing in Rome, the ’Eternal City’, where you can wander through the Baroque squares of the old town, and take in the wondrous Forum and Colosseum.
Idea 2: Culture to countryside in Seville
Immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of Seville. Sample the culinary delights of its lively tapas bars, wander through the maze of narrow cobbled streets, visit Seville Cathedral and climb La Giralda, explore the Alcazar, and stay in a typical Moorish property in the historic quarter. Then head to the countryside for horseback riding across the Andalucian plains and enjoy the contrasting peace and quiet.
Sample European city properties
Hospes Palacio del Bailío, Cordoba
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