Around the World in 7 Romantic Getaways

By Samantha Scott
February 3, 2016

Updated 2/7/18

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we're getting in the spirit thinking about all our favorite romantic getaways. Romance can mean many different things, whether you're visiting a villa in Italy or experiencing the rush of being on Safari in Africa.

We think travel in all its forms has an element of romance to it. Well, maybe not the customs line or collapsing exhausted with jetlag. But once you're there? The spark of excitement is undeniable. So get ready with your chocolate, flowers, and champagne, and make planning a romantic getaway part of your Valentines celebration. 

1. Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Ahhh, Venice.

Canals, gondolas, opera, the allure of intricately decorated Venetian masks in every shop you pass by. Imagine the strains of "O Sole Mio" heard in the distance, as you watch the sight of hundreds of pigeons in the Piazza San Marco swooping up into the sky, and experience the sunrise over the Basilica. 

Walk hand in hand over quaint arched bridges taking in the surrounding beauty as you share an impeccable gelato. Or wile away an afternoon pleasantly sipping espresso as only the Italians can make it. 

Tour Suggestion:

Classic Italy Highlights of Italy  

Or see All Venice Tours

2. Santorini, Greece

Santorini Greece

Pristine white buildings, glowing blue waters, and incredibly gorgeous views are the tip of a beautifully decadent iceberg. Mystery and intrigue is in the air as you search the sea for the lost city of Atlantis. You savor every bite of delicious food, olive oil, and wine.

The Greek culture exhibits a joy for life and you'll laugh, dance, and feel a wonderful abandon. Absorb the healing power of the Mediterranean as you immerse yourself in the historic Greek landscape

Tour Suggestion:

Secrets of Greece Tour Secrets of Greece

Or see All Greece Tours featuring Santorini

3. Paris, France

Paris, France

Cafes, Chocolate, Baguettes, Cheese, Wine...what about Paris isn’t romantic? Spend your days strolling the cobblestoned streets, taking in such impressive sights as the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower.

Escape to the countryside for a day of winetasting in some of the most famous regions in the world, or maybe you'd rather visit the gardens that inspired Monet. The love locks have been taken down, but Paris still takes the cake in romance.

Tour Suggestion:

Paris Unforgettable France

Or see All Paris Tours

4. New York, US

New York

The city that never sleeps -- the question is why? This vibrant, romantic metropolis literally has it all. What could beat seeing a Broadway show, ice skating in Central Park, or walking through the quieter, leafy neighborhoods of the West Village?

Relive romantic movie scenes from such classics as "Sleepless in Seattle," "Serendipity," and "When Harry Met Sally," (you know the one we mean). Or create your own with a sunset walk across the Brooklyn Bridge sharing a slice of New York pizza, or a carriage ride through Central Park. 

Tour Suggestion:

New York New York to Niagara Falls

Or see All New York Tours

5. Tanzania, Africa

Giraffe in Tanzania

The warm desert air of Africa, witnessing incredible wildlife, and seeing a stunning sunrise or sunset are among the romantic experiences to be had in one of Africa's most beautiful, captivating countries. Get the best of both worlds when you book a luxurious private trip, providing relaxing accommodations, amazing meals, and attentive service.

Spend your days snuggled up in the back of a 4x4 on safari and your nights warming each other by the fire over a glass of Chardonnay, reliving the exciting events of the day.

Tour Suggestion:

Tanzania Essence of Tanzania Safari Tour

Or see All Tanzania Tours

6. Argentina, South America

Argentina tour

Home to an alluring wilderness in Patagonia, Argentina is a fantastic destination for those wanting a bit of an adventure. Not only that, but Argentina is home to one of the sexiest dances in the world: the Tango. Learn the steps and let abandon take over. Also in Argentina you can sample local foods & wine, move to the beat of infectious music, dance the night away, and rejuvenate with long walks on the beach.

Tour Suggestion:

Argentina Honeymoon in Argentina 

Or see All Argentina Tours

7. Bali, Indonesia

Bali Indonesia

The exotic sights, sounds, and smells along with the friendly, open spirit of the Indonesian culture allow for one (or two!) to simply escape into another world. Enjoy relaxing beach days, cycle through winding paths and pleasant villages, and absorb the incredible tranquility of balance. Cap it off with a fun, exciting night out taking in Bali's infamous nightlife. 

Tour Suggestion:

Bali Exotic Java & Bali Tour

Or see All Bali Tours


Where are some of your favorite romantic world destinations?

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5379 Views    4 Comments
February 8, 2016 at 10:01 PM
Ah, Bali sounds good right about now...
February 9, 2016 at 10:42 AM
Some great places! Love the idea of tango in Argentina. Two left feet here, so not sure how romantic it would be, but still fun to watch! And Tanzania is a cool choice too. Not sure why it isn't featured on more lists like this...Out of Africa anyone? Only one of the most romantic movies ever!
By Liz Shemaria
February 11, 2016 at 11:37 PM
Bali ... yes, that is definitely a romantic place. Its tropical landscapes are stunning, as are its rice terraces, and its massages are divine. Sounds like a perfect date to me!
By Gavinuser Delanyuser
February 12, 2016 at 11:06 AM
Awesome list. Tanzania was a bit unexpected. But now that you explain it totally makes sense. I've been to all 7, though sadly only 2 of them with my wife. Others included with my friend and his grandmother and my sister. Had some funny awkward moments get cat calls from Italians while two American college guys and a grandmonther took a romantic gondola ride. Ah Venice...

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