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PSA: Romantic holidays for Valentine’s Day

January 14, 2016

So it might be a little early, but you can’t say we didn't warn you!


Historically, it’s England that can be thanked (or blamed!) for the celebration of Valentine’s Day worldwide. The links with St. Valentine are often disputed but it’s said that during the third century, the Roman Emperor Claudius II outlawed young men getting married because he believed that they would make better soldiers if they remained single! Valentine rebelled against this and continued to perform marriage ceremonies in secret. Valentine’s Day on the 14th February each year is then said to commemorate the date of his burial or death.

Written Valentines first came about in the Middle Ages with love poems and letters. It wasn’t until the 19th century with industry that Valentine’s Day became truly commercialised with paper Valentines made in bulk. It was around the 1950s when gifts were also exchanged. Whether you’re for or against it, the majority of us get dragged into the chaos, so if you’re looking something a little bit different that both of you can enjoy then we’re here to help with our romantic holidays.

If your Valentine loves to travel and explore new cities then one of our city breaks in Europe could be the ideal gift! Prague is a stunning city at the best of times, but with our romantic holiday you can make it an extra special short break. Our package includes 3 nights in 4* hotel, fresh fruit and sparkling wine arrival, love lock bridge Prague experience and 48hr bus and river cruise. Prices from €200EUR per person.

Alternatively, if you both have a hectic working life and are looking to get away and relax, we also have a number of spa holidays in Italy. Our spa break in Abano Terme allows you to take your short break at your own speed with access to thermal pools, whirlpools, Turkish baths and fitness suites. With tour stay in a 4* hotel, you are also around 1hr drive from Venice – a hugely romantic city! So why not take some time to chill out and then maybe spend a day exploring the water city while being serenaded on a gondola? Prices start from €144EUR per person.

Maybe neither of these are your partner’s kind of thing. If they’re a big sport or music fan, then while concert or event tickets might be your go-to present every birthday, Christmas and anniversary, we have concert breaks in Europe for something a little bit different for your romantic holiday. With a range of tastes catered to, we have ticket packages from Black Sabbath to Macklemore, to Muse, The Cure and even Justin Bieber! You can see all our concert and opera packages in Italy here.

For sports events, we currently have Six Nations tours, Grand Prix, and F1 ticket packages. Prices start from €153EUR per person and you can see the full range here.

If you’re not sure of their reaction, then we can also offer gift vouchers to be used on any of our packages – for more information see our gift voucher page, or email

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