Taking a holiday with a loved one is a wonderful way to experience new cultures, locations and traditions. Not only can you see the world together, but you can also spend quality time with each other, embracing intimacy and what it means to share a life with someone. In order to make your holiday as romantic as possible, Voyage Privé have assembled a list of some of the best places in the world for love holidays.
The Top 3 Places for Love Holidays
1. Venice, Italy
It's no secret that Venice is one of the most unique places in the world to visit, but did you know that it is also incredibly romantic? The unique intersection of history, art and cuisine make Venice a perfect place for any couple wanting to have a beautiful and memorable love holiday. In particular, those looking to immerse themselves in the culture of the city should visit the Peggy Guggenheim museum. After you're done taking a look at the art, you can take a ride on one of the city's gondolas and enjoy some quality time with your loved one.
2. Berlin, Germany
Visiting Berlin always feels like a love affair. Since the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, the city has developed a vibrant, multicultural scene, making it a perfect place for couples to go on love holidays. If you want to listen to some of the best jazz music that the city has to offer, you should definitely check out Donau115, the music venue that The Guardian listed as one of the best jazz bars in Europe! If you want to have a romantic experience while in town, we recommend walking through Museum Island at night alongside the Spree.
3. Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon is one of the most romantic cities in Europe, providing couples from all over the world with intimate backdrops for meaningful moments. If you want to get the most out of your love holiday in this city, we recommend that you embrace the local culture. For example, riding Tram 28 is one of the best ways to see the city, while the National Azulejo Museum offers five centuries of artistic history. Alternatively, visit the São Jorge Castle for panoramic views that should not be missed.
Our Best Hotels in Venice, Berlin and Lisbon
Housed within an elegant 17th-century palazzo, Bellini Venezia is one of the best places for visitors wanting to immerse themselves in the beautiful history of the city. It also has an incredibly convenient location, giving you a wonderful view of the grand canal and positioning you near a variety of central activities.
Situated right at Potsdamer Platz in the Mitte district of Berlin, The Mandala Hotel couldn't be more central. Not only is it a short walk away from Brandenburg Gate, but it is also close to the Berlin Philharmonic, allowing you to pair some historical sightseeing with some wonderful culture!
Those looking for a five-star hotel to stay at will love The Corinthia Hotel Lisbon. A room at this hotel comes with incredible views of the Monsanto Nature Park and also allows you to have access to The Spa, one of the most prestigious spas in the city.
When is the best time to go on a love holiday?
In order to get the most out of your love holiday, you should travel during a time in which you have few commitments. It can be good to stay in touch with colleagues and family while on holiday, but ultimately the point of a love holiday is to spend alone time with a loved one. For this reason, we recommend taking a love holiday during a time where you can truly leave your worries at home and indulge in some relaxation!
Going on a love holiday
Depending on where you're headed, you can actually begin the romance before you even arrive for your holiday! If you don't mind being flexible with your mode of transportation, it can be a great idea to take a train to your destination. Not only are trains very affordable, but they are also incredibly scenic and can expose you to sights you wouldn't see on an aeroplane. Trains add time to your total trip length, but they're also a way for you to pack in some extra romance with your loved one.
Enjoy your love holiday
One of the most important aspects of love holidays is spending quality time with someone you truly care about. If possible, we recommend that you try to limit your phone usage and hold off on getting an international plan for your trip. You can always check your email and social media when you're on hotel wifi, but it's important to stay “in the moment" while on your love holiday.
The Voyage Privé travel expert's opinion on love holidays
The key to a perfect love holiday is choosing a location that has enough activities to keep you and your loved one entertained, but not too much to make you feel overwhelmed. Though it is important to stick to an itinerary, the best parts of love holidays often happen in-between activities. Simply put, romance is often spontaneous, so you should focus on giving yourself room to be impulsive. Whether you want to experience the history of St. Augustine, walk along the beach in Neustadt or experiencing the nightlife of Venice, your love holiday is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience!