Romantic Trips in Europe

Romantic Trips in Europe

by Linda Harris

Couples looking for honeymoon ideas or simply for a romantic getaway have plenty of locations from which to choose, whether it's a busy city break in romantic Paris or a holiday that involves getting away from it all and staying at a luxury spot on the edge of a rainforest, such as the Crystal Creek Resort in Australia. The halfway point is staying in a country hotel in the heart of England's Cotswolds, close enough to civilization yet rural enough to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

City Break

Billed as the world's most romantic city, it's no surprise couples flock to Paris on their honeymoon or for a romantic getaway. Altitude 58, the restaurant situated within the Eiffel Tower, offers spectacular views over the city as well as champagne lunches. After that, take a cruise over the Seine River, from which famous landmarks such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and public square Place de la Concorde can be seen. Have dinner at one of the charming restaurants in Montmartre, known as the artists neighborhood and stay at the elegant Astor Saint Honore hotel, which has grand 18th century-style furnishings. Astor Saint Honore 11 Rue d'Astorg 75008 Paris 33-0-153050505

Country Retreat

For a quiet, luxurious break, the Manor House Hotel in the Cotswolds area of England is secluded enough to provide tranquility for a romantic break. Some of the rooms have four poster beds and fireplaces; most of them are decorated with period furniture and the bathrooms are stocked with Molton Brown toiletries. The hotel is surrounded by 300 acres of greenery for visitors to wander around in; there also is a restaurant serving modern European food. Those seeking quiet will be pleased to know that children under age 8 are barred from the restaurant in the evenings. Manor House Hotel High Street Moreton-in-Marsh Gloucestershire, GL56 OLJ UK 01608-650-501

Sunny Holiday

The Villa Agamemnon in Lefkada, Greece has incredible sea views, a private Jacuzzi, swimming pool and terrace, ideal for romantic evenings for two. There is also a barbecue on the courtyard which is fully furnished with table and chairs. For colder evenings a fireplace is situated indoors for visitors to get cozy to. The villa is fairly secluded allowing for privacy and an escape from city life or general hustle and bustle. Villa Agamemnon Lefkas Syvota Greece

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