Vacations for couples are full of opportunities to discover the world and build romance. And Europe is, without a doubt, one of the best places to go on a romantic journey together. But when it comes to finding the best vacation spots for couples on a budget, it can be a little difficult when popular romantic cities like Paris can be a bit demanding on your wallet.
But don’t fret! There are so many places all over Europe that are bound to enchant you and help you create those memories full of love. From mountain destinations to seaside getaways, there are all kinds of places that your travel savings can handle. So grab your partner and have a look at some of the best places in Europe that are perfect for your next trip as a couple.
When people think of romance and France, they’ll probably tell you Paris is the way to go. But take a chance and head to the town of Strasbourg located in northeastern France, near the German border. This town’s medieval architecture will make you feel like you’re walking through a fairytale. Be sure to visit the Place Kléber, Strasbourg’s central square, where couples can enjoy visiting small cafes and local shops.
Get lost together in the cobbled streets of Bruges. This tranquil city in Belgium will give you plenty of opportunities to sample Belgian chocolates and take lovely tours along its canals. While it’s beautiful all year round, the city takes on a dazzling charm in autumn and winter.
Bask in the sun and take in the salty sea breeze when you head to Dubrovnik. Located in southern Croatia right next to the Adriatic sea, this city is filled with so much history and great views of the coast. Enjoy a walk through its streets as you and your love take in 16th-century architecture, or go on a romantic dinner cruise and watch the sunset together.
Can’t get enough of the Adriatic? Head to Kotor, Montenegro where medieval grandeur nestles between the sea and mountains. Stay in a romantic boutique hotel with a spectacular view of the walled town and its surrounding landscapes. Be sure to book a candlelit dinner by the waters or catch a cruise on the UNESCO-protected Bay of Kotor.
Prague, Czech Republic
The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is like a city from a fairytale. With its grand architecture and unique sights, there are many places for couples to explore on a trip together. Plus you can even book a photographer to take your photos throughout the city for an even more memorable vacation.
Experience the romance of Spain’s Andalusian capital when you visit Seville. This city is known for its flamenco scene and Moorish architecture. The city’s layout makes perfect for couples who enjoy walking and exploring together. And for fans of the TV show Game of Thrones, the Alcazar of Seville will transport you to the land of Dorne. It’s the perfect place to visit for couples who enjoy binge-watching TV together.
A trip to Pienza might call for a slightly higher budget, but it’s worth the splurge. This small town in southern Italy offers marvelous views of the surrounding Tuscan hills. Local restaurants have great wine and cheese selections for a romantic evening out. It’s also one of the locations where the 1968 film adaptation of Shakespeare’s beloved “Romeo and Juliet” was shot.
Believe it or not, Lucerne is a great destination if you want to visit Switzerland on a budget. The city sits beside Lake Lucerne in the middle of the Alps and offers spectacular views of the mountains. Despite its small size, there are many things to do for couples on vacation. Take a cruise on the lake or visit the nearby Mount Rigi or Mount Pilatus to feel the chilly Alps and see the world from above.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
Are you in the mood for incredible landscapes? Head to the Isle of Skye and see the amazing views of Scotland. The natural beauty of the island is becoming a popular romantic destination in the UK. There’s a number of affordable lodging in old-style manors and inns; but if you can afford to splurge a bit, rent your own cottage or lodge for a week to spend quality time as a couple.
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