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Romantic European getaways for the over 50s

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re a soppy hearts and flowers kind of pair or prefer to celebrate in a less traditional kind of way, there’s no better excuse than to plan a romantic European getaway for two. Stuck for ideas? We have one or two up our sleeve.

The classics

1. Rome

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a film set when you touchdown in beautiful Rome. The culture and history of the city are undeniable, with world-famous sites such as the magnificent Pantheon and awe-inspiring Colosseum begging for attention. Stroll around and discover the trattorias, filled with delectable food, around each and every corner before admiring the talented street artists at work within the cobbled piazzas. With its magical atmosphere, shuttered windows and flower-draped balconies, this city certainly puts the ‘Rome’ into ‘romance’.

2. Amsterdam

Another classic romantic getaway, Amsterdam is for the light-hearted lovers looking to ride bikes along tree-lined canals, wander hand-in-hand over fairy-lit bridges and breathe in the sweet spring scent of the buckets of blooms on sale around the city. There’s an intimate, playful ambience in Amsterdam where you can linger over lunch and take full advantage of the excellent cafe culture before dropping into a myriad of fascinating museums. Whether you want to moon over Rembrandts or have a giggle over the history of sex, there’s a museum to suit all manner of tastes.

3. Paris

Paris is known all over the globe as the City of Love, thanks to the variety of hopelessly romantic experience it provides. Explore the alluring history of arty Montmartre, stroll through picturesque gardens like the Jardin de Luxembourg and admire the beauty of the iconic Eiffel Tower lit up at night. Team this with a smoochy, candle-lit dinner at one of the many tucked away bistros or a dinner cruise on the Seine and you’ll understand why the French capital is one of the A-list romantic destinations in Europe.

The offbeat choice

4. Dubrovnik

It might not be one of the classics, but Dubrovnik has enjoyed a steady rise in popularity over the years to become the jewel in Croatia’s crown. The UNESCO-listed old town has provided the backdrop for historical shows such as Game of Thrones, thanks to its ancient walls, cobbled streets and impressive Baroque mansions, while the glittering turquoise waters of the Adriatic offer wonderful views to wine and dine beside.

5. Reykjavik

This charming Icelandic city is the gateway to some of the most spectacular natural scenery on earth. A strikingly cosmopolitan destination with excellent restaurants, museums and galleries, there’s plenty to keep the curious couple busy in this colourful town. However, the real unique selling point of Reykjavik is the opportunity to head out into the countryside where snow-capped mountains, wild seas and crystal clear air will breath fresh life and add a touch of adventure to your romantic escape - no matter how long you’ve been together.

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