Top 6 Romantic Holiday Destinations This Valentine’s Day

A couple holding up their glasses of wine in front of the sunset.

It’s approaching St. Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. They say “love is all you need” but surprising your loved one with a dreamy city break would definitely get you in the good books. AIB Travel Insurance brings you our pick of the top romantic holiday destinations for this St. Valentine’s Day.

If you’re scratching your head as to where to take your Valentine, you can’t go wrong here. Paris is a picturesque and cultured city renowned for its food, architecture, art, fashion and romance. By day you can stroll the Parisian streets passing fresh markets, intriguing boutiques and quaint bakeries and by night you can indulge in a clichéd, yet obligatory selfie at the Eiffel Tower. If you want to learn more about Paris, there are a number of museums to quench your thirst for history and knowledge.

Lisbon is a city known for its Old-World atmosphere, sprinkled in history andthere is no better place to experience this kind of romance. Transport yourself back in time as you take a relaxed meander past ancient architecture, cosy cafés buzzing with live music and beautiful promenades. Also, a pro-tip from us; they say the only thing better in Lisbon than its Gothic cathedrals are the pastries.

A ‘Roman holiday’ offers you the ideal romantic getaway, whatever your budget. Enjoy the cities historical sites such as the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish steps or take the road less travelled and take a romantic walk through Villa Pamphili park with its breath-taking views over the city.

Copenhagen was officially ranked as the ‘Happiest City in the World’ in 2013 and if this is anything to go by, it’s a brilliant spot to hit with your Valentine.The city has enchanting parks, glistening canals and amazing cuisine. From the turrets of the Rosenborg Palace to theTivoli pleasure gardens, there’s no shortage of ways for you to spend a romantic weekend here, whatever your budget.

If you feel the whole Paris and Rome thing is a bit ‘done’, then why not show your originality by choosing Palermo, the capitol city of Sicily? Resist your temptation to relive you favourite scenes from The Godfather and instead, check out the amazing sights including Mondello beach, the mosaics on the Dome at Monreale and the markets at Vucciria and Ballarò.

Journey to Barcelona and get lost in the charming streets of theGothic Quarter, Barri Gòtic. Here you’ll find a whole host of exciting cocktail bars, vintage shops and cafés. Barcelona’s rambling streets, amazing food and incredible panoramic views make it a perfect setting if you're in the mood for a lovey-dovey break. Whether you’re on a first holiday to remember or celebrating a silver anniversary, Barcelona’s got you covered.

AIB has a fantastic choice of travel insurance options on offer and we have something to suit everybody, no matter what your needs are. To help you get right down to enjoying your romantic break, AIB Travel Insurance is offering you 25% off AnnualMulti Trip Policies when you buy online before Friday 13th February. Bon Voyage!

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