Top holiday ideas for couples

28 June 2016 ( 15 November 2018 )

If there's one thing guaranteed to bring you a little closer to your beloved, it's spending some quality time together on a romantic holiday.



Of course, it's those little day-to-day moments that make a relationship, but taking a trip together to explore somewhere special is the material of which memories are made. Particularly for those who frequently find themselves affected by a severe case of wanderlust.

So, where in the world should you go to stroll hand-in-hand with someone special? Here are a few suggestions…

1. A cruise on the Rhine

They say that music is the food of love and, if that's true for you, then hop aboard a magical cruise along the glittering Rhine.

You'll meander along the river through some of the most beautiful countryside Europe has to offer, sampling sumptuous wines from the extensive vineyards that line the banks.

Perfect for couples who like to be on the move whilst enjoying all the comforts of a home-away-from-home in a spacious and comfortable cabin.

Discover a fairy-tale world of hilltop castles, wooden hills and lush vineyards on a Rhine river cruise. Find out more here


2. An all-inclusive retreat in Mexico

For some people, a holiday simply isn't a holiday without some serious rest and relaxation. If you'd put yourself in that camp, consider a stay at this stunning all-inclusive resort in magical Mexico.

Based on the Yucatan Peninsula, an area that's famed for it's sophisticated resorts, you can expect you and your loved one to receive the full VIP treatment whilst you relax in the lap of luxury.

This region offers a dreamy landscape of powder-soft beaches, jewel-coloured lagoons and magnificent Mayan ruins for history buffs to explore. It might not be heaven, but it's close enough to make no difference.

Traditional Mexican cuisine

With its sun-drenched beaches, jungle-shrouded ruins and fun-filled fiestas, Mexico is awash with colour and ripe for adventure. Discover it for yourself...


3. A staycation in Stratford-upon-Avon

Who says you have to travel far and wide to find the holiday of your dreams? The UK is home to some of the most romantic villages, nestled in blissful countryside and steeped in culture and historical sites.

Take a break to Shakespeare's home town and admire the charming timber buildings and thatched roofs that paint an idyllic English country scene. The Royal Shakespeare company bases itself here, offering performances throughout the year, whilst the location provides access to all the glory of the Cotswolds as well as attractions such as the majestic Blenheim Palace.

Treat yourself to a UK short break with Saga and discover the hidden treasures right on your doorstep. Find out more here


4. A railway adventure to Lake Garda

Cerulean skies, craggy cliffs and rippling mirror-lake waters - the breath-taking landscapes of the Italian Lakes have made the area a wedding favourite, and there's no mistaking why. Who could resist the romance of this epic backdrop of natural beauty?

Experience the changing scenery of France, Switzerland and Italy with a unique railway ride to the secluded western shore of Italy's largest lake and prepare to fall in love with each other all over again.

The best holiday destinations in Italy

Imagine shores dotted with olive and lemon groves and cypress trees, basking in a mild climate... This is Lake Garda. Find out more here


5. An adventure in Canada

Ideal for those couples who want to experience life to the fullest, a road trip through Western Canada will uncover all manner of treasures to write home about.

From its wildlife-spotting in Banff and Jasper National Parks to experiencing city life in vibrant Vancouver; from journeying over Sulphur Mountain on a cable-car to riding over the Athabasca Glacier, you and your partner-in-crime will share spell-binding adventures you'll cherish forever.

Cool mountain peaks and even ‘cooler’ cities, Canada offers a world of experiences. Find out more here



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