Swipe Right on New Faces and Places - Romantic Breaks for 2022

Over half of British travellers are looking to meet people while travelling, and dating while holidaying is also a popular choice with a resurgence in holiday romances, according to a survey conducted by Booking.com. With romance on the brain, discover some of the most romantic destinations on earth - from island hopping in The Islands of Tahiti to road tripping through the snowy Japan Alps.



Swipe Right on New Faces and Places - Romantic Breaks for 2022


For the artsy couple


Valencia, Spain





Not only taking the crowns for World Capital of Design and European Capital of Smart Tourism in 2022, the southeastern port city of Valencia will also welcome the return of its robust cultural and music events schedule. Internationally renowned for its gastronomy offering and the birthplace of paella, Valencia is an easily accessible destination for UK travellers looking for a cultural city break oozing with history, museums, art (in galleries and on the street), architecture and even a national park - Albufera Natural Park. In the city centre couples can rent a bike and enjoy traffic-free streets before embarking on one of the many food tours stopping at local restaurants to enjoy the city's national dish.

Getting there: Multiple airlines fly nonstop to Valencia, including British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair from various ports in the UK with one-way fares starting at £17.99.

www.visitvalencia.com/en


Shikoku, Japan



For couples who have a love for the creative arts, Shikoku is the perfect place to follow in the footsteps of eminent architects, artists and writers. The fourth largest island in Japan, Shikoku, was recently named one of Lonely Planet’s Top Destinations for 2022. Beginning in the hot spring city of Matsuyama, known as the home of Japan’s oldest bathhouse, this trip features a journey to the world-famous modern art installations in the Seto Inland Sea. Dine at hidden eateries and taste superb street food only known to locals and meet local experts and artisans - including some of Shikoku’s best artists, historians and garden designers.

Package: Inside Japan offers six nights for an Exclusive Private Journey Shikoku Art & Culture’ Price on request.

www.japan.travel/en/uk


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For the adventurous couple


Slovenia



Often referred to as a country full of fairy tales, myths and legends, Slovenia is about as romantic as it gets - it even has the word LOVE in its name. A mecca for many weddings (and proposals), couples should head to Lake Bled, located in the heart of the Julian Alps. Take a leisurely boat ride on a traditional pletna before climbing the 99 steps and ringing the bell of wishes on the island's small Baroque church. Couples can also enjoy dinner at Bled Castle with a view of the lake. In the capital of Ljubljana, visit Ljubljana Castle or enjoy a stroll through the charming old city centre. For a different perspective, boat trips along the River Ljubljanica are also available offering a scenic view of the city’s architecture. Lock a padlock on the bridge of love as a symbol of your love and add to the special character of the bridge adorned by the vows of many couples over the years.

Getting there: easyJet flies nonstop three times weekly to Ljubljana from London Gatwick with return fares starting from £35.99. Alternatively, British Airways flies direct seasonally from London Heathrow.

www.slovenia.info/en


Deer Valley, Utah - USA



There are few settings more romantic than a snowy mountainscape and Deer Valley ski resort in Utah looks like something from a postcard. Skiers have 2,026 acres to discover across six mountains, each with beautiful, sweeping views at the peak. For an extra special Valentine’s Day, the Fireside Dining experience at Empire Canyon Lodge serves four delicious courses inspired by Alpine cuisine. Package: The Ski, Stay and Save Package saves travellers 20% on lift tickets and participating accommodations when booking a stay between 26 January - 17 February 2022.

www.deervalley.com


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