17 romantic holiday ideas for couples

Hand selected from our vault, these romantic holiday ideas for couples have been chosen to tempt, tease, tantalize and titillate your lover. Go ahead, take a short break and woo someone you love.

By JAY KAY

  • 1.Explore enchanting Cesky Krumlov

    The charms of cobbled streets, curvy river, and a fairy princess castle perched atop a cliff makes exploring Cesky Krumlov perfect for a romantic getaway. A petit version of the Czech capital, this intimate medieval town resembles a scene from a romantic novel of which you have suddenly become the main character.


  • 2.Unwind in a romantic hotel with hot tub

    Close your eyes and picture yourself with a glass of champagne in one hand, your lover in the other, soaking neck deep in bubbles at one of these luxurious romantic hotels with hot tubs scattered around England and Wales.

  • 3.Let Prague take over your senses

    The city of hundred spires is an undisputed Queen of Central Europe. With its mesmerising mixture of fantastically preserved architecture reflecting in the might river Vltava, Prague unfolds one of the most romantic backgrounds to your weekend getaway.

  • 4.Potter the cocoa dusted villages of the Cotswolds

    The chocolate-box perfect villages all compete fiercely for you attention. In their attempt to push ahead, the best Cotswold villages will use anything in their arsenal – crystal clear streams, picturesque cottages, secret gardens or inviting traditional inns – inadvertently aiding your seduction techniques.

  • 5.Get lost in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

    Pick a luscious boutique hotel in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter set in the dark narrow alleys weaving between the gothic and neo-gothic architecture. The sensual ambience of the Old Town marries well with the fiery passion of the Spanish, making the Gothic Quarter an energetic destination for a raunchy weekend away.

  • 6.Crawl UK’s best country gastropubs

    In the last decade country pubs have undergone a revival bringing back spectacular locally produced food, warm welcome and a comfortable stay. These fabulous gastropubs with rooms will appeal to lovers of the British countryside in search of quaint villages, real ale, hearty meal, and a cozy bed for the night.

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26 May 2013