Truly Travels: Romantic Mini-Break

Although Summer is coming to an end, there’s still time to get away and September is the perfect time for a romantic mini-break, all the kids are back at school and it’s cheaper! What’s not to love?

Paris

Cliché as it may sound, Paris is, of course, the city of love so it had to be first on our list! Away from the hustle and bustle of the Champs Elysee and Eiffel Tower, Paris is full of romantic nooks, far away from the tourists. Take a romantic stroll down the Seine and get lost in the antique bookstalls. Towards the outskirts of Paris, head to Montmartre for cosy restaurants and a trip to the Sacre-Coeur, the views from the top just make the trip if you ask us! For more Paris tips, read our blog here.

Verona

Home to arguably the most romantic play ever written, take a leaf out of Romeo and Juliet and shout your love from the rooftop (or should we say balcony?) If you can, head to the Teatro Filarmonico and catch a romantic evening opera.

Santorini

Hands down, Santorini is one of our favourite European breaks and it’s perfect for a romantic mini-break. Still warm in September, but cool enough to be comfortable, Santorini is the perfect place to go. Not only are the views of the electric blue seas and crisp white buildings spectacular, but the hidden passageways are just as breath-taking.

Seville

With its beautiful parks and endless restaurants, Seville is a must for a romantic trip away. If you’re lucky with the weather, head to the Parque Maria Luisa for an intimate picnic. There’s plenty of stunning greenery around you. Finish your evening off with a stroll over the Triana Bridge. Seville is packed with restaurants, whether you’re in the mood for traditional tapas or a fine-dining experience, the rooftop of the Abades Triana has breath-taking views and spectacular food.

Bruges

Bruges is home to some of the most beautiful canals and makes for a Truly romantic afternoon walking hand in hand exploring the cosy city. The best way to see the city is by boat, and boat trips are easily accessible and offer an exciting way to view the city. If you head out of Bruges, you’ll come across the Brugse Vesten, otherwise known as Bruges’ City Ramparts. The windmills and medieval town gates really make this the perfect romantic spot.

Will you be visiting any of these? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to pack using the Weekender!