Top Ten Romantic European Cities
Full of mysterious beauty, Prague is the ideal destination for those seeking romance on a city break to Europe.
The medieval architecture and quaint cobblestoned streets make a special atmosphere for couples. The city is even more atmospheric in the dark. Take a night-time walk along the Charles Bridge and see illuminated Prague Castle, with the lights glistening on the river below.
Filled with hidden gems, Bruges makes a wonderful backdrop to your romantic city break in Europe.
The city has an abundance of charming medieval squares, quaint streets, incredibly picturesque bridges and serene canals. A boat trip along the canals is a relaxed way to spend some time together and will give you a unique perspective on the city.
The Market square is a good place to enjoy local beer and chocolates and, in the winter, ice skating and a Christmas Market.
Vienna is a sophisticated city full of music and romance, perfect for couples. The home of Brahms, Schubert, Mozart and a world-class symphony orchestra, a classical concert is the perfect place to spend a romantic Viennese evening.
You will also find an abundance of elegant cafes where you can linger and talk over coffee and pastries. Horse-drawn carriages can be seen throughout Vienna - try taking a ride through the streets to absorb the atmosphere.
No list of romantic destinations would be complete without Paris. A kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower is the classic moment of a romantic Parisian break.
From the Pont des Arts bridge you can enjoy a stunning panorama of the city. Try visiting some artistic masterpieces at the Louvre before taking a stroll through the Tuileries Gardens outside the gallery, a historic meeting place for lovers.
Visit the famous Pere Lachaise cemetery - if you leave a letter on the tomb of medieval lovers Abelard and Heloise, it is said you will find your soulmate.
The setting of Romeo and Juliet is a destination for people in love from all over the world. The elegant buildings, churches and medieval palaces make this a beautiful and scenic city.
If you're visiting in the summer, you can attend a moonlit opera performance at the 2,000 year old Roman arena. Be sure to pay a visit to Juliet's House to have your own romantic moment on the famous balcony.
The mysterious city of Edinburgh makes the ideal destination for a romantic break. The twisting, winding and hilly streets are just made for long walks with your loved one. Take a walk down the Royal Mile checking out the beautiful medieval architecture.
There are lots of spooky walking tours that are sure to bring you closer together. Soak up hundreds of years of history at Edinburgh Castle, before retiring to one of the city's many pubs for a cosy evening of good food and a dram of whiskey.
Budapest is a laid-back and atmospheric city where you can spend some quality time together. The cobblestoned streets are lined with intimate coffee houses and the compact layout means that it's perfect for exploring on foot, giving you plenty of opportunities for romantic walks along the Danube enjoying the view of the Buda hills.
Margaret Island is a haven in the middle of the river and is covered in tranquil, landscaped parks. After a long day of exploring, relax in the warm, clear waters of the therapeutic Szechenyi Baths.
Renowned as one of Europe's most romantic locations, a break in the atmospheric City of Light is sure to get you and your loved one in the mood. The beautiful architecture, such as the Doge's Palace, makes a stunning backdrop to your holiday.
Share a bottle of wine in St Mark's Square at dusk, or take a tour of the intricate Basilica Di San Marco. An intimate gondola ride through the canals is a good way to absorb the rich atmosphere of the city.
The untamed nature and wild beauty of Iceland make a dramatic backdrop to your romantic city break in Europe. In the harbour around Reykjavik you can take boat tours and spot whales, seals and dolphins in the wild - this will make a wonderful memory to take home from your trip.
Take a day trip from your city to the Blue Lagoon, a spa in a lava field where you can bask in the warm mineral-rich waters. In winter, drive just outside the city to catch the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights.
This picturesque city is a wonderful location to enjoy a little romance. Dotted with charming parks and boasting a well-preserved medieval Old Town area, Tallinn has much to offer people in search of an intimate getaway.
Check out the beautiful gardens and summer palace of Kadriorg Park to transport yourself back to the time of the Russian Tsars, or visit the mysterious ruins of St. Bridget's Convent for a stunning view of the sunset over Tallinn Bay.