Top nine romantic destinations in the world to explore
12 February 2019
There are so many incredible places to visit in the world, which epitomise romance. Whether you're looking for a quick escape or a leisurely holiday, we have selected some top destinations where you can enjoy a romantic getaway.
1. Taj Mahal, India's Golden Triangle
One of the new 7 Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum in the Indian city of Agra. The Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan commissioned this iconic building to house the tomb of his favourite wife. Although the Taj Mahal is the most famous declaration of love, there are so many other stunning and picturesque sites to see in India, such as the Pink City of Jaipur or the beaches of Goa.
2. Dubrovnik, Croatia
George Bernard Shaw famously stated “Those that seek paradise on earth should seek it in Dubrovnik.” and Lord Byron referred to it as the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Dubrovnik boasts stunning architecture, spectacular views, beautiful weather and fantastic food. It's understandable that this part of Adriatic coast is becoming a serious alternative to traditional Mediterranean destinations.
3. Kyoto, Japan
The ancient city of Kyoto has a rich history and is today considered as Japan's cultural capital. In Kyoto there is beauty at every turn and the city encompasses everything that is great about Japan, from majestic palaces to traditional wooden houses.
4. Prague, Czech Republic
You will be charmed by the fairytale city of Prague. Take a stroll across Charles Bridge, the bridge itself is beautifully ornate and offers great views up and down the river.
5. Vilnius, Lithuania
Vilnius is a wonderful cosmopolitan city, with a modern business discrict north of the Neris River and a fantastic UNESCO listed Old Town to the South. The Famous Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz described Vilnius - “Narrow cobbled streets and an abundance of baroque architecture, reminiscent of a beautiful Latin America city.”
6. Venice, Italy
Explore the enchanting warren of canals, alleys and squares that make up the fascinating city of Venice. Known as 'La Serenissima' or ‘The most Serene,’ Venice is a prized jewel in Italy's glorious crown.
The beautiful island of Santorini is filled with sun-kissed beaches, cobalt seas, dazzling white houses, bright blue domes and dramatic volcanic mountains. Many tourists visit Santorini to view the beautiful sunsets, which are considered to be the best in the world.
8. Istanbul, Turkey
Formerly known as Constantinople, Istanbul has been hugely influential throughout the centuries. This wonderful city is a perfect combination of modern and ancient, displaying a dazzling range of architecture from majestic skyscrapers to historic mosques, temples and churches. A true Turkish Delight!
9. Rome, Italy
Rome is just about the perfect location for a city break. With a rich history, fantastic food and some of the most iconic architecture in the world, the 'Eternal City' has it all.
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