Couples vacations in Europe
Explore the cobbled streets of medieval towns, sample the culinary delights of a local market, chase the Northern lights or indulge in a little romance on an idyllic Mediterranean island. Europe has such a diversity of experiences to enjoy, with historic cities, vibrant cultures and rural retreats; you could spend a lifetime traveling here and still only scratch the surface.
Europe is in many ways the ideal destination for couples, ideal for city breaks, adventurous outdoorsy vacations or touring trips exploring historic cities. Take in the azure waters of the Mediterranean on an island hopping trip, enjoy ski-in, ski-out at a top resort in the Alps, travel by husky through the snowfields of Sweden, or simply stroll through the backstreets of Rome, all arranged with the Scott Dunn service you’d expect. We will arrange private tours to get you behind the scenes, introduce you to locals to offer an insight you’d never find elsewhere, and book you a table at the best restaurant in town.
We’ve found 18 holiday ideas for you
Six Senses Kaplankaya
Kaplankaya, Bodrum, Turkey
Best for: Couples, Beach, Diving, Villa
Overlooking the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea on Turkey’s west coast, Six Senses Kaplankaya is a beautiful resort which caters to families and couples and is ideally placed for exploring the region’s impressive archaeological sites and coastline.
Lily of the Valley
La Croix Valmer, South of France
Lily of the Valley is a peaceful haven nestled between St Tropez and the Riviera in the small town of La Croix Valmer. Overlooking a sandy beach this family-run hotel has a focus on wellness and sport with a wide range of activities and treatments.
Porto Heli, The Peloponnese, Greece
Best for: Spa & health, Villa, Beach
Located on a hilltop overlooking Porto Heli on the east coast of the Peloponnese sits the luxurious Amanzoe. This 38-suite resort and spa offers guests a haven of peace and tranquillity, with panoramic sea views and stunning private beach club.
Borgo Santo Pietro
Best for: Couples, Culture
This stunning boutique hotel located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside exudes charm and history. The lovingly converted 13th century villa, the center of Borgo Santo Pietro, offers guests a luxurious haven in which to relax and unwind.
Praiano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Best for: Beach, Culture, Spa & health
Casa Angelina is a contemporary 39-room boutique hotel set on a cliff with beautiful views over the Amalfi Coast. Whether you want to explore the fascinating coastline, relax on the beach or try delicious local cuisine, Casa Angelina is the ideal choice.
COMO Castello del Nero
Best for: Couples, Culture, Spa & health
The beautifully converted 12th century COMO Castello del Nero is nestled in the undulating hills of the Chianti region of Tuscany. Siena, Florence and Pisa are just a stone's throw away and you can take your pick from superb local Chianti wineries.
Best for: Couples, Culture, Golf, Sailing & surfing
Finca Cortesin is a beautiful, boutique hotel in the south of Spain, set in the lovely Andalucian countryside between Marbella and Sotogrande. Finca Cortesin's spacious suites and impeccable service create the perfect ambience for a luxury vacation.
Finca La Donaira
Best for: Couples, Riding, Off the beaten track
Finca La Donaira, a one-of-a-kind boutique eco-luxury property, is set high in the Andalucian countryside between Seville and Ronda. Unparalleled service, food and outdoor experiences create a perfect contrast to sightseeing in southern Spain.
Perthshire, Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Best for: Golf, Adventure, Couples
Think Gleneagles and golf instantly comes to mind, but a stay at Gleneagles is about far more than that. It is a luxury bolthole surrounded by an adventure playground: rolling glens and the fresh Scottish air just waiting to be explored and breathed in.
Grace Santorini, Auberge Resorts Collection
Best for: Couples, Culture
Grace Santorini, Auberge Resorts Collection is a luxurious boutique hotel perched high on the cliffs of this volcanic island, offering spectacular views over the caldera. Located in peaceful Imerovigli, it is one of the most exclusive hotels on Santorini.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Lake Como, Italian Lakes, Italy
Best for: Couples, Spa & health
Grand Hotel Tremezzo rises majestically above Lake Como. The hotel is unusual as it mixes contemporary and traditional styles effortlessly. Antiques sit beside vivid modern fabrics & the beach club & luxury spa bring this historic hotel right up-to-date.
Asni, Atlas Mountains
Best for: Couples, Culture, Off the beaten track
An exquisite Atlas Mountain retreat near Asni, the luxurious, boutique Kasbah Tamadot combines relaxation with adventure in a stylish, indulgent and authentic setting. The image of the hotel's infinity pool is iconic with views across the valley below.
Harads, Swedish Lapland
Best for: Couples, Off the beaten track, Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism
In the heart of Swedish Lapland lies Loggers Lodge, a warm and welcoming cabin made for two, surrounded by trees, streams and breathtaking scenery. Located 5km from any neighbor, this is the perfect spot for those looking to really get away from it all.
Sao Lourenco do Barrocal
Monsaraz, Alentejo, Portugal
Best for: Couples, Off the beaten track, Riding
Just two hours east of Lisbon, São Lourenço do Barrocal is a beautiful farm estate in the heart of rural Alentejo. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and flower-covered meadows, it's a short distance from medieval Monsaraz and the Roman ruins of Evora.
Norwegian Fjords, Norway
Best for: Adventure, Couples, Off the beaten track
Storfjord Hotel, with its panoramic views to the fjord and warm welcome is one of a kind in Norway. Its beautiful décor with sheepskins, tweeds and rough wood, and antiques and knickknacks dotted about give this boutique hotel a charming ambience.
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Best for: Couples, Spa & health
Overlooking rugged lava fields and surrounded by the healing waters of Iceland's iconic Blue Lagoon, The Retreat at Blue Lagoon effortlessly combines nature and luxury to create the ultimate spa destination, perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation.