Europe is home to some of the world's most luxurious romantic holiday destinations, perfect for an intimate day trip, weekend getaway or extended escape. From the pretty cobblestone streets of Rue de Rosiers in Paris to stunning views via gondola ride in Venice, there's lots of things to do during your stay. But where exactly are the best European holiday destinations for couples?

The sheer amount of amazing locations with beautiful architecture and incredible food is unbelievable. So, if you need romantic city break inspiration or thoughtful ideas on honeymoons in Europe, we're here to help. Here are ten of our favourites for intimate holidays in Europe.

1. Paphos, Cyprus

A romantic getaway island surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus is one of the greatest couples' holiday destinations Europe has to offer. Its breathtaking ancient ruins, sumptuous cuisine and gorgeous Blue Flag beaches make it perfect for a luxury holiday escape.

On the west coast, the Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel is an adults-only luxury resort in Cyprus which boasts amazing views, bubbling Jacuzzis and champagne upon check-in. The relaxed atmosphere is ideal for a memorable honeymoon while the floodlit tennis court and fitness room provide many activities during your stay. Enjoy captivating Mediterranean sunsets from your comfy suite in the centre of Paphos.

2. Puglia, Italy

Tucked away in an unspoilt corner of the country, your next couple's luxury Italian holiday could very well be Puglia. The charming streets and sun-bleached stone buildings make it a popular choice for a romantic European holiday destination, and its delicious food is a delight to taste. Experience the sparkling turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea on a picturesque boat ride and relax in the company of your loving partner.

Following this quality time spent together, you can return to your exquisite accommodation at the Masseria Torre Maizza. Set in a gorgeous 16th century farmhouse surrounded by lush olive groves, the Italian resort features amazing spa facilities for a perfect romantic getaway.

3. Lake Como, Italy

Away from the busy cobbled streets of Italy's bustling cities, you'll discover the outstanding natural beauty of the Italian Lakes. Experience peace and quiet among beautiful views of dramatic mountains and charming towns. Then enjoy divine Italian food while basking in the glorious sun.

Most famous is Lake Como and the elegant grounds of Passalacqua. The exquisite room options in this 18th-century hotel provide superbly unique views over the lake and offer a truly authentic Italian feel. Unwind by exploring the intricate gardens and relaxing spa facilities. Meander along the medieval walls of Piazza Vittoria or go on a leisurely stroll around Bellagio for the ultimate holiday experience.

"Lake Como is a lover’s paradise! Its stunning flora, snow-capped mountains, and charming Italian villages make it the perfect romantic break - not to forget its quintessential Italian cuisine and wine. Enjoy a peaceful boat trip with celebrity villas and stop in Bellagio for an unforgettable experience." - Alice Tetlow, Senior Product Executive

4. Chania, Greece

One of the most romantic holiday destinations Europe has available, Chania is home to some marvellous museums and wonderful landscapes ideal for a luxury Greece getaway. The stunning architecture and mazy narrow streets make for an unforgettable day trip full of spectacular sightseeing opportunities. Visit Chania Clock Tower and the lighthouse at the old harbour to learn of the town's impressive rich history.

Domes Noruz, sister to the award-winning Domes of Elounda, is an adults-only boutique hotel with many original touches for a romantic weekend away. The stylish interior features rainforest showers and private plunge pools while the Raw Bar by Moët & Chandon offers all-day Champagne, cocktails and sushi.

5. Mallorca, Spain

A vibrant island with attractive Mediterranean beaches, Mallorca is a luxury Spanish holiday destination perfect for a romantic break. Its delicious traditional cuisine and intriguing cultural scene are particular highlights you and your partner won't want to miss while the secret coves invite you to explore them.

Surrounded by fresh lemon, orange and olive groves, Grand Hotel Son Net is an intimate resort accompanied by the idyllic backdrop of the Tramuntana Mountains. This former 17th-century palace holds a special place in many honeymooners' hearts thanks to its elegant suites and private vineyards. Not only that, but the picturesque village of Puigpunyent is just a romantic ten-minute walk away.

6. Rome, Italy

When in Rome, you'll come across world-renowned art and historical attractions. As one of the best places to visit in Europe for couples' holidays, this romantic destination in the heart of Italy is excellent. Take in sweeping panoramic views of the Roman countryside via hot air balloon ride and pause for a moment during a scenic boat trip. Afterwards, experience authentic Italian cuisine in the city centre.

As well as delicious Pasta alla Carbonara, the Eternal City is also home to luxurious resorts. Hotel de la Ville is one such glamorous example overlooking the iconic Spanish Steps. Featuring an enchanting courtyard and comfy suites, it's a remarkable getaway for couples.

7. Zakynthos, Greece

For a romantic weekend away, now is the perfect time for you to whisk your partner off to Zakynthos. Located in the Ionian Sea, this luxury adult-only holiday destination is accessible solely by boat, making it an incredible private oasis full of surprises.

Near the top of this awe-inspiring list is Lesante Blu - a beautiful hotel that oozes style and sophistication. Gaia Restaurant is a fine dining establishment that offers a unique tasting experience while Shipwreck Beach is ideal for the summer months. A member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World', you're guaranteed an unforgettable experience with it being one of the best Greek islands for couples' holidays.

8. Santorini, Greece

Further east, you can island hop to the magnificent shores of Santorini - one of the best places to visit in Europe for couples. The popular destination is a fitting location for a romantic weekend getaway; its dramatic volcano setting paired with the various white, black, pebble and red sand beaches offer a one-of-a-kind Greek honeymoon experience. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the calming sound of the Aegean Sea.

Stay at the luxurious Grace Santorini and marvel at the amazing sunset overlooking the majestic Caldera. This romantic hotel is almost a stone's throw away from Skaros Rock where you can hike and take picture-perfect photos for your personal scrapbook.

9. Madrid, Spain

Romantic destinations don't tend to get any better than Madrid. Why not set sail on a Manzanares River Cruise through the beautiful city? Or how about a leisurely stroll down the charming streets of Gran Via? While spending quality time with your partner, you'll experience a host of amazing activities.

In the heart of the capital city, the Mandarin Oriental Ritz provides a prime spot for access to the 'Triangle of Art', shopping and financial districts. The hotel faces the gorgeous El Jardín del Ritz, where you can enjoy a colourful cocktail in the Champagne Bar for a delightful city break. Alternatively, you can explore Retiro Park and Royal Botanic Gardens.

10. Tenerife, Spain

Off the west coast of Africa, the Canary Islands are host to luxury Tenerife holidays for a romantic trip where pristine sandy coves meet majestic mountains. Tenerife, one of the best places to visit as a couple in Europe, is not only a popular choice for families but a perfect destination for that next intimate escape. Hike Mount Teide and soak in the unbelievable views every step of the way.

Following your tiresome adventure together, retire to a luxury room at the Royal Hideaway Corales Beach. This adults-only beachfront resort features unique interiors inspired by local marine life and a tranquil atmosphere which is ideal for a romantic getaway for couples.

Create everlasting memories at a romantic European holiday destination

Looking to whisk your partner off to a romantic European holiday destination? Our Travel Specialists can create tailor-made escapes with personal experiences expertly interwoven every step of the way for an unforgettable adventure. So, contact us today to create your dream city break or intimate getaway.

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