By Jen Lewallen
Europe’s Old-World beauty has long since been revealed and revered, but its breathtaking cities eternally promise travel that’s timeless. Quaint alleys twist and turn with no rhyme or reason in a labyrinth of discovery, and charming cobblestone streets expose magnificent churches, fairy tale castles, and bustling markets filled with some of the freshest food you’ll ever taste. It’s easy to lose yourself in the romanticism of it all, but we encourage you to get lost with the one you love in these most romantic cities in Europe.
The Czech Republic’s capital mesmerizes with a beauty that rivals Paris but an atmosphere that’s uniquely its own. This city has been relatively untouched and undamaged for centuries, and its medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque styles have been well preserved. From the breathtaking views of Prague Castle to strolling hand-in-hand over the 14th-century Charles Bridge in search of Old Town Square’s famous and intricate Astronomical Clock, you’ll find that Prague is a work of art. Be sure to head to a pub for a pint of what many consider the best beer in the world.
There are many who argue that no one does romance better than the Italians, and with a passion for superb food, an elegant language, and a country that was the home of St. Valentine, we’d say they make a pretty strong case. As the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is a fantastic city to celebrate your new beginnings on your honeymoon. But couples at any stage of their relationship will be mesmerized by its quaint alleyways, delicious wines from nearby Tuscany, and great works of art from Michelangelo and Botticelli. When you spend an evening in the Oltarno district watching the sunset over jaw-dropping views of the city, that’s amoré.
O.K., technically this isn’t a city, but islands are always romantic. Add hilly layers of white Cycladic houses and the orange glow of sunsets and sunrises on the Aegean Sea and Santorini inspires love on a whole new level. This Greek island is routinely voted among one of the world’s most romantic, and it’s about time you discover why. Spend sun-soaked days on the beach, afternoons sipping wine at vineyards and tavernas, and mornings stepping into the past at the Akrotiri archeological site, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement.
This wouldn’t be a true list of romantic cities if we didn’t include Paris. The “City of Light” has grandeur around every corner. From its variety of intricate architecture that displays centuries of styles, to its decadent food, to the iconic Eiffel Tower dominating the Parisian sky, this city was made for enjoying life’s pleasures, especially with the one you love. Don’t be surprised to see open displays of affection here, as Parisians admire and revere declarations of love, even if it’s as small of a gesture as holding hands. It’s no secret that Paris has some of the most renowned art museums in the world. While they tend to be extremely popular during the day, marvel at your own pace and go in the evening for an intimate experience.
Europe was made for lovers, and there’s nothing better than getting lost in the quaint alleyways, secret streets, and bustling markets of its cities. We will be your director of romance and help you plan the honeymoon, anniversary, or couples retreat of your dreams to one of these lovely destinations. Call us today!
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As a travel professional, we always want to book our clients’ dream vacations. While we can manage all of your travel plans to a T, your actual experiences are not always plan-able. Luckily, there are some great travel apps to help with just about any aspect of your trips. Take a look at these Apps that you maybe familiar with, but not consider using them while on your trips.
An App for: Speaking the Language
For those traveling to foreign countries, be sure you are prepared with an app that helps you speak the common language. Google Translate is a lifesaver for any mono-linguist traveler. Translate from 103 different languages just by typing or drawing the word or phrase. Use your phone’s camera to hold up to street signs or even restaurant menus for instant translations. The best part is that the app works without using a wireless connection so you can explore data-free. Navigate with confidence and even learn a thing or two about the native tongue.
An App for: Maps & Directions
Don’t leave home without a solid navigation app for exploring. Apps like Maps.Me or City Mapper offer downloadable maps with turn-by-turn navigation, traffic updates and can even pinpoint local hotspots to check out. Explore points of interest from restaurants to tourist attractions, all with step-by-step directions. Even create driving, walking and cycle routes to save extra time, or just to take in the scenery.
An App for: Packing
Never forget a thing for your next trip. With apps like PackPoint, you can type in the destination and select the activities planned to create a customized packing list for the trip. It will even check the weather to make sure you are packing all the essentials. You can also share the list with your fellow travelers so nothing is ever left behind.
An App for: Chatting
Make sure you can always stay in touch with friends and family. WhatsApp provides free voicecalls and messaging when you are connected to Wi-Fi. The group chat feature also allows you to share messages, photos and videos to share your experiences.
An App for: Time Zones
You will never lose track of time again. With an app like Circa, traveling to multiple locations across different time zones has never been easier; find the best times for connecting flights and send invitations to other travelers in different time zones to meet up. Now you will never miss a beat no matter how far apart you are.
Information taken from Travel insights by VAX VacationAccess