Europe’s Most Romantic Retreats 2019

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We can’t stop dreaming of the best and most beautiful romantic getaway destinations for 2019! There’s nothing quite like the excitement of a short break away with the one you love, but don’t let us keep you singles from travelling. Whether you’re honeymooning, keeping the fire burning or just travelling with friends, Super Break is here to hold you in good stead. If you need a helping hand, just ask us. It’s time to reveal Europe’s most romantic retreats for 2019…

North Iceland, Iceland

It’s 2019 and Iceland is slowly and steadily getting the recognition it deserves. The country’s unique position at the edge of the Arctic Circle and its status as a volcanic has created a one-of-a-kind island, lying in wait for you to explore.

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This is a place shaped by nature. On your adventure to Iceland, you’ll find natural hot water springs to soak in, gushing geysers, towering and magnificent waterfalls, black sand beaches and jagged glaciers cutting through the landscape. Iceland is also home to the most active whale-watching coastline in the world, and the city is full of authentic Icelandic activity and culture for you to dive in to. Oh, and don’t forget the Northern Lights – a must for any bucket list. In other words, not only are there hundreds of things for you to enjoy here, you’re also surrounded by diverse natural beauty everywhere you go. Need a flight? 

The Bavarian Alps, Germany

There are few things more breathtaking and humbling than standing atop some of the world’s tallest mountains. The air is so fresh and the landscape so stunning that you’ll wish you could bottle it all up and stick it in your suitcase for the journey home.

Neuschwanstein Castle from 'Romantische Strasse' (Romantic Road)
Neuschwanstein Castle from ‘Romantische Strasse’ (Romantic Road)

At 1,200km long, the Alps dominate the skyline of eight different countries. So why Bavaria, Germany? Why not some other place? Well, this corner of the world comes with an abundance of romantic retreats, activities and opportunities. Take Romantische Strasse, for example, a 350km stretch of road that cuts through Franconia, traverses southern Germany and arrives at the foothills of the Alps before stopping in Füssen – just half a kilometre from the Austrian border. It’s from this route you can explore all of Bavaria’s offerings; the unique gothic architecture, lush and sweeping landscapes, food like nothing you’ve ever tasted… And, of course, the mountains. From the bottom of our hearts, there’s nowhere else like it.

Seville, Spain

Seville, the fire in Spain’s belly, a historical melting pot, a cultural crossroad, a city of endless energy and passion. From traditions old and new down to the very language spoken by the locals themselves, there’s a buzz about this place you won’t find anywhere else in the country.

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Sunset over Seville’s Old Quarter

A testament to its reputation as a historically rich city, Seville boasts some magnificent buildings. But to really lose yourself in this place, we suggest you take a trip to Santa Cruz and give yourself time to explore the neighbourhood’s thin but surprise-packed streets. You could also try out the traditional Arab bathhouses – Baños Arabe being one of the most famous – and visit the ‘Sherry Triangle’, the home of the world’s first sherry vineyards. And did you know that Seville is the birthplace of flamenco dancing? The Spanish sure know how to do sexy, we’ll give them that.

Verona, Italy

Rome? Milan? Florence? All worth a visit, but today it’s all about Verona. Dubbed the City of Love, in part due to a certain William Shakespeare and his decision to make this the setting for Romeo and Juliet, Verona has long been associated with romance.

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Sunset over the River Adige

But this little gem of a city isn’t all ‘luvvy duvvy’ and has far more to offer than the balcony from which Juliet called to her banished beloved. Just look around you, the rustic Renaissance-era architecture, the dazzling blue waters of the River Adige, the soft pastel colours used to paint the city’s walls. Verona’s geographical location can’t be ignored, either. Located near the foothills of the Alps, two hours from Milan and just an hour from the seaside city of Venice, this is the perfect place to explore the rest of Italy. But if you could only do one thing here, you can’t beat watching the sun leave the last of its warm glow behind as it sets behind those speckled red rooftops.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is a place that seems like it borrowed all the best bits from other cities and rolled them into one. Not only is Lisbon the capital of Portugal, therefore all-but guaranteeing an incredible nightlife and all the modernities expected with city-living, its sat right at the forefront of the North Atlantic ocean. In other words, it’s beach time.

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Azenhas do Mar, Portugal

Both Lisbon and its neighbouring towns play host to numerous golden beaches. Located in Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, at the bottom of a valley and enclosed by green hills, Adraga is a standout tanning spot. Also renowned for preserving its rich history, Lisbon boasts an impressively eclectic range of architecture and retains a thriving mix of cultures for you to delve in to. Make sure to get involved with Lisbon’s longstanding café traditions –  you’ll find one on every corner – and you have to try the nation’s favourite cocktail, the Caipirinha. When in Lisbon…

So, there you have it, Europe’s most romantic destinations for 2019. Now you’ve got some inspiration, you can start planning a dream getaway for you and someone special. If you ever need a Super Break helping hand, you know where to look. Happy holidaying!

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