Best Luxury Destinations in Europe for Couples

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A European holiday is one of the most preferred trips for couples seeking luxury. Europe is famous for its rich culture and history, astonishing depth of beauty, and incredibly diverse landscapes. Therefore, it’s not surprising why many couples choose Europe for their holiday, whether on a honeymoon or a romantic escape. However, while any trip to Europe is guaranteed to offer the most romantic experiences, couples can take their holiday to the next level by visiting these luxury destinations. So, refer below for the best luxury destinations in Europe for couples.

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Provence

Provence offers a diverse and vibrant landscape, from bountiful vineyards to endless lavender fields and picturesque hilltop villages. And with its wonderful climate, the region perfectly embodies a dream Mediterranean holiday for couples seeking luxury.

Without a doubt, the gorgeous lavender fields of Provence are among the most beautiful attractions to visit in the area. From late June, the landscape will be laced with rows of purple flowers and can make for an ideal backdrop for a romantic picnic or photoshoot. Strolling hand in hand in the Aix-en-Provence is also a must for couples. As you wander along its tree-lined boulevard, you’ll come across flower markets and other historical sites. For outdoorsy couples, hike up Montagne Sainte-Victoire, a limestone mountain ridge overlooking the city and the surrounding countryside.

Just before the sun sets, make your way to Vieux Port, home to museums, markets, and a rooftop terrace where you can marvel at the most romantic sunset views. At the end of the old harbour, opposite the MuCEM, you’ll find The Rowing Club. A bar with a casual setting, often with live music and tapas.

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The Highlands

The Scottish Highlands features a sublime land of stark mountains, incredible lochs, and a winding coastline home to remote fishing villages and secluded beaches. For many, the Highlands is a perfect destination for a luxury romantic holiday. More than just the fairy-tale castles, whisky, and sprawling estates, the Highlands is home to a variety of wildlife and offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventures.

A good place to start is in John o’ Groats, a tiny, colourful village with amazing wildlife and stunning scenery. Next, check out the Castle of Mey, which the Queen Mother renovated after the death of her husband, King George VI. Tucked away on the north coast, it has beautiful walled gardens exuding a romantic vibe.

If it’s incredible views that you’re after, hike up Glencoe. The scenery here is just astonishing. And if you and your partner are the outdoorsy types, you’ll find plenty of activities to do here. When you visit in winter, you can enjoy snowshoeing or dog sledging. The Highland Wildlife Park is also worth visiting, especially if you love the wildlife. Here, you’ll find red squirrels running free across the park. Spend your nights in a unique boutique hotel in Scotland, where you can warm up and snuggle by the fireplace.

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The Amalfi Coast

With its breathtaking villas, gorgeous beaches lying along the Mediterranean, and mouth-watering Italian cuisines, there is no doubt that the Amalfi Coast is one of the best destinations for couple on luxury travel to Europe. Here, you can spend your days lounging at the beach and eating your way through the picturesque towns of Positano and Ravello.

One of the best ways to enjoy a romantic holiday in the Amalfi is to hire a private boat and explore the islands of Li Galli and circumnavigate around Capri. Along the way, grab lunch at one of the beachside bars and restaurants. Then slowly venture towards the Faraglioni, an iconic rock formation on the coast of Capri.

When you’re back on land, hike towards The Path of the Gods to marvel at the stunning views of the sea. Aside from this clifftop trail, you will find a variety of hiking trails on the Amalfi Coast, ideal for all levels of hikers.

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The Algarve

Lying in the southernmost part of Portugal, the Algarve is home to beautiful Mediterranean beaches, pretty fishing villages, quaint coves, and luxurious hotels, making it a top choice for couples on luxury vacations.

Extending to almost 5,000 square kilometres, the Algarve is home to the Monchique Mountain range, numerous islands, and the Ria Formosa, a stunning lagoon with a seaward belt of sandbars and islands. This expansive reserve is popular for birdwatchers, as it’s home to hundreds of bird species. The coastline of the Algarve is littered with spectacular caves and limestone caverns that you can best explore on a boat. If you’re here for the beach, some of the most popular beaches are Praia do Barril, Praia da Mareta, and Praia de Dona Ana.

Enjoy a romantic stroll through the cobblestone streets of Tavira at the banks of Gil√£o River. And after a busy day discovering all that the Algarve has to offer, come home to your pre-booked luxury Algarve holiday rental, and take advantage of its amenities, such as an outdoor pool with a view.

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The Swiss Alps

The Swiss Alps are home to jaw-dropping scenery with plenty of adventure activities, lavish hotels, and day spas, making it a perfect destination for couples seeking luxury experiences. Interlaken, a picturesque mountain town in central Switzerland sandwiched between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, is an ideal base for your romantic getaway. You can explore the rest of the country from here, all within a day trip.

The Swiss Alps are home to charming little villages such as Grindelwald, where you can feel connected to nature, a wonderful place to relax and breathe the fresh mountain air. Given its incredible number of sign-posted hiking trails, the Swiss Alps are also a haven for couples who love to hike. While in the Swiss Alps, visit the Great Aletsch Glacier, Europe’s largest glacier. Stretching for 23 kilometres, a visit to this relic of a colder period on Earth is enough reason to choose the Swiss Alps for your romantic adventure in Europe.

After all the adventure activities, treat yourselves to mouth-watering Swiss dishes. Dig into the good old melted cheese fondue and other regional specialities, such as the raclette, best paired with some fine Swiss wine.