The top 5 romantic Valentine’s Day city breaks

Looking to whisk your loved one away for a spot of romance this year? Maybe you’re about to pop the big question – or just want to share some quality time together without the stresses of everyday life?

We’ve compiled the top Valentine’s city breaks that will not only have you loved-up, but your charity too – because when you book with Give as you Live, you’ll raise money for them – at no extra cost.

Read below for our list of top romantic breaks – all in Europe – to save your Valentine’s plans for 2013.

1. Paris

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“We’ll always have Paris,” says Bogie in Casablanca, because Paris is one of the world’s most beautiful cities (with its golden stone facades and famous monuments), and a vibrant, densely packed collection of villages.
But however well you think you know Paris, there’s always something new to discover.” Telegraph

 

 

Ideal for:

  • Visiting cute cafes
  • Walks alone the Seine
  • Wandering around Jardin du Luxembourg

Picture-perfect moment at the Eiffel Tower

Book Paris from £160 at Hotels.com and raise up to 1.5% for your charity with Give as you Live

 

2. Venice

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“Book a Venice hotel and be swept away by romantic Venice. With its gondola rides, opera and lavish baroque buildings, Venice oozes romance from every piazza, bridge and canal.” Hotels.com

 

 

Ideal for:

  • Gondola rides on the canal
  • Walks through narrow streets
  • Admiring breathtaking architecture

Picture-perfect moment at St Marks Square

Book Venice from £229 at Hotels.com and raise up to 3% for your charity with Give as you Live

 

3. Rome

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“There’s no better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day than the city where it all began. The Italians are expressive, emotional and enthusiastic about falling in love, plus their passion is infectious, which makes more people return here to get married than any other city in the world. And whether you pop the question at the Pantheon, whisper ‘ti amo’ by the Trevi Fountain or steal a kiss on the Spanish steps – you haven’t lived ‘til you’ve loved in Rome.” Thomson

 

Ideal for:

  • Sharing ice-cream
  • Wishing fountains
  • Being surrounded by 3000 year old history

Picture-perfect moment at the Coliseum

Book Rome from £260 at Thomson.com and raise up to £2.50 for your charity with Give as you Live

 

4. Prague

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“Being in Prague is romantic in itself, but there are plenty of activities for a trip to Prague that will appeal to couples. A carriage ride, a river cruise, or an antique automobile tour of Old Town may be up your ally.” Goeasteurope.com

 

 

Ideal for:

  • Faritytale backdrops
  • Opera and dinner
  • A romatic meal by the river

Picture-perfect moment at 600-year old astronomical clock

Book Prague from £162.50 at lowcostholidays.com and raise up to 2.5% for your charity with Give as you Live

 

5. Florence

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“The Renaissance ambience of Florence gives it a romantic storybook atmosphere, especially for lovers and lovers of art. This is a magical setting filled with works by Michelangelo and Botticelli, where you can admire fabulous views from the top of the Duomo or from the famous Piazzale Michelangelo.” Ucityguides.com

 

 

Ideal for:

  • Art lovers
  • Fabulous views
  • Fine Italian cuisine and wine

Picture-perfect moment at Vecchio Bridge

Book Florence from £255 at Easy Jet Holidays and raise up to 1.5% for your charity with Give as you Live

The top romantic Valentine’s day breaks for 2013

So, our list of short romantic breaks for two in Europe draws to a close. Is there a Valentine’s weekend getaway that we’ve missed? Or perhaps you can think of a location in the UK that floats your boat? Let us know in the comments below.