Europe is the perfect destination to create new memories with a loved one or to fall in love with charming cities, natural wonders and incredible food. We’ve listed our favourite romantic experiences to have in Europe this summer to inspire your next romantic getaway. These experiences are guaranteed to give you the warm and fuzzys!  

1. Enjoy a walk around Lake Bled in Slovenia  

With it’s stunning emerald-green hues and 11th-century medieval castle perched on a cliff above, the lake is ranked amongst the world’s most beautiful alpine regions. Enjoy this experience on our 12 Day Croatia & Slovenia with Venice tour  

Stay at the 5 star Grand Hotel Toplice when you travel with Gate 1 Travel to Lake Bled

2. Sail to the Isle of Capri off Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Walk through the narrow lanes of Anacapri with it’s chic boutiques and taste the island’s famous limoncello. Stop to take in the splendid views of the sea in the beautiful Gardens of Augustus. Sail to Capri on an optional tour on our 11 Day Enchanting Italy tour

3. Visit Gaudi’s playful creation; the “skull and bones” Casa Batllo in Barcelona

The vibrant colours in Gaudi’s work make for a truly breathtaking visual experience. The multi-coloured tiles used in the walls of Casa Batllo were made from natural corals. Experience Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces on our 15 Day Kaleidoscope of Spain tour

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4. Explore the famous gardens which were the inspiration for many of Claude Monet’s paintings

Claude Monet’s home in Giverny where he painted his famous series of plein air paintings of water lillies is truly romantic in nature. It’s hard not to feel amorous walking through the home and garden of ones of the greatest impressionist artists of all time. Let art bring our your romantic side on our 13 Day Kaleidoscope of France tour

5. Taste wines & participate in a cooking class on a traditional Tuscan farm

Learn how to cook an Italian regional speciality that you can re-create at home and indulge in some of the regions best red wines. Have this experience on our 9 Day Tastes of Tuscany tour

6. Watch the sunset over the Aegean Sea and the white-washed houses of Santorini

Athough a well-known spot now, the little town of Oia on the island of Santorini provides one of the most breathtaking sunset views in the Mediterranean. Island hop between Greek islands and learn about Ancient Greece on our 14 Day Classic Greece with Mykonos & Santorini tour

7. Admire the stunning views of the Old Town and the Adriatic from Dubrovnik’s Old Town fortress wall

Dubrovnik stands as one of Europe’s most beautifully preserved medieval cities, surrounded by ramparts, watchtowers, and the azure Adriatic Sea. A stroll around Dubrovnik’s perimeter offers a breathtaking perspective of red-roofed stone buildings and ancient, narrow alleys.  Experience the romantic highlights of the Balkans on our 12 Day Albania, Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia tour

8. Have a gourmet picnic in The Champ de Mars with the iconic symbol of love, the Eiffel tower, as your backdrop

Pack a picnic basket full of your favourite French cheeses and some baguettes and enjoy a delightful afternoon in front of the world’s most recognised symbol of love.  Stick around ‘til evening when the tower becomes illuminated in golden lights and sparkles for five minutes every hour on the hour. Feel the romance of France on our 9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy tour  

Surprise your partner this Valentines’s day and whisk them away to Italy, Greece, Spain, Croatia, France or Slovenia. When you book a Mediterranean escape by the 29th Feb, 2020 you save 20% on your tour! Simply quote the promo code DLLOVE20A to apply the discount. Find out more here

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