Romantic Escapes

This range of Weekend a La Carte romantic weekend breaks give you the perfect excuse to whisk your beloved away to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary or to just make them feel special.

In all of our destinations we look to make your romantic weekend breaks extra special with a mix of unique access to events you couldn’t find on your own, private tours, exceptional hotels and an itinerary put together than makes the most of your short time there.

Vienna, Slovenia, Istanbul, Venice, Prague, Amalfi Coast, St Petersburg and Marrakech are just a few of the destinations that await you!

Lake Bled Slovenia Holidays Lake Bled Island in Slovenia
This Slovenia Break based at Lake Bled is set in a stunning setting with a wonderful atmosphere – perfect for a romantic short break!

Experience peace, relaxation and wonderful nature whilst staying in a beautiful hotel overlooking the lake. A local guide will share you Slovenia's hidden gems making this unique and bespoke trip a lovely romantic weekend break away.

HIGHLIGHTS: 3 nights in Lakeside room in 5* Toplice Hotel, Private Horse and Carriage ride, Boat trip to Bled island, Private tour of Bled castle and visit to Ljubljana in Slovenia
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Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball 2018
Attend the Venice Carnival Tiepolo Masquerade Ball arriving by watertaxi on the Grand Canal in your historical period costume. This Ball is known for its tutored traditional dancing and is considered one of the most refined Carnival Balls in Venice.

HIGHLIGHTS: Attend Tiepolo Masquerade Ball, Historical costume hire and fitting, Michelin Starred Gourmet Tasting Menu, 5 Star accommodation and Watertaxi Airport and Ball Transfers.
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St Petersburg Ballet Tours At the Marinsky
During "The White Nights" the sun never sets creating an eerie beautiful polar light. Attend a wonderful Ballet performance, have exclusive access to key sites and private guides and you have a very special break.

HIGHLIGHTS: Private introduction to St Petersburg with a ballet performance at the Imperial Hermitage Theatre or Mariisnky. Exclusive early entry into Hermitage avoiding the queues, Peter Paul Fortress, Peterhof, Canal Trip.
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Romantic Verona Opera & Venice Simplon Orient Express Staying in a cabin on the Orient Express
Can it get more romantic than 1 night on the Venice Simplon Orient Express travelling through Europe to Verona? It can, by continuing your trip staying at the luxurious 5 star Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta Hotel inside the courtyard where Juliet's Balcony is! A perfect location for a proposal or a special break.

HIGHLIGHTS: 1 night on the Venice Simplon Orient Express, 2 nights in Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta Hotel, Gold Central (top level) Seating at the Open Air Verona Opera Arena, Verona Pass Card giving access to many museums, private airport transfer
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Strauss Valentine’s Ball in Vienna Vienna Ball
This is the Definitive Valentine's break as you attend the Strauss Valentine’s Ball with top Ball tickets. Enjoy your own private ballroom dancing lessons beforehand to brush up on your Waltz skills in order to be able to show off as you dance in the Valentines Ball.

HIGHLIGHTS
: Attend the Strauss Valentine’s Ball in the top tickets, Private Ballroom Dancing Lessons,2 nights in Central Vienna hotel and Private Airport Transfers.
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Northern Lights Special Holiday A happy man with the Aurora Borealis!
This is the perfect break for anyone wanting to visit Lapland for the first time and experience the highlights of what the region has to offer whilst staying at our exclusive Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge with special views. This is our original and most popular All Inclusive Break.

HIGHLIGHTS: 3 nights of hunting the Aurora, Stay in Exclusive Lodge facing north towards the Abisko Alps, authentic Sami Wilderness evening, Snow mobile and Sled dog days out and a visit to the ICEHOTEL.
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3D Pompeii, Capri & Sorrento Luxury Break Sorrento
Stay in a beautiful 4 star hotel with wide reaching views over the Gulf of Naples. Immerse yourself in both the past and the present with a 3D tour of Pompeii which comes alive with the aid of your 3D virtual reality headset.

HIGHLIGHTS:4 nights in stunning 4 star hotel in Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast, Guided 3D Pompeii tour, Private guided Capri and Blue Grotto, private guided Naples Catacombs tour, private airport transfers.
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Luxury Vienna with Venice Simplon Orient Express Steward serving breakfast to your Cabin on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
This luxury break combines the elegance of Vienna staying in a traditional 5 star central hotel with the opulence of a return to the UK on the Venice Simplon Orient Express. Whilst the glamour of the Venice Simplon Orient Express will undoubtedly be the highlight of your break, your stay in Vienna is delightful including many of Vienna's cultural highlights - all at the top level.

HIGHLIGHTS:1 nights on Orient Express, Spanish Riding School Performance in best seats, Mozart Concert in best seats, Fiaker Ride, Schonbrunn Palace Tour, 2 nights in 5 * Grand Hotel Wien, Private Transfers.
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Verona Opera and Lake Garda Holiday
This wonderful 4 night stay offers a superb romantic break for those looking to celebrate a special anniversary. Combine the drama and spectacle of Verona Opera with the beauty and serenity of Lake Garda. A perfectly balanced break.

HIGHLIGHTS: 2 nights on banks of Lake Garda in Lake view room, 2 nights in central Verona, Best Seats at the Verona Opera, Private Transfers, Verona Card giving free access to most museums
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Istanbul Private City & Weekend Break The Blue Mosque in Istanbul at Dawn
Whether it is soaking up the beauty of the decadent palaces on a PRIVATE Bosphorus cruise, shopping in the Grand Bazaar or visiting the Blue Mosque you will have experienced something truly unique on this lovely romantic weekend break in the only city in the world that spans 2 continents.

HIGHLIGHTS: Private City Tour of Istanbul including Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus PRIVATE cruise, Visit Spice Market.
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Mascheranda Masked Ball at Venice Carnival 2018
Attend the fabulous Mascheranda Masquerade Ball in historical costume at Venice Carnival 2018 on this unique break. This ball is perfect for those wanting full immersion of the fantastic Venetian Carnival event.

HIGHLIGHTS: Mascheranda Masquerade Ball, Michelin Star Gourmet Tasting Dinner, Historical Costume Hire, Watertaxi Airport Transfers and Watertaxi to the Ball’s main entrance on the Grand Canal.
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La Fenice Opera Venice Weekend Break
This special occasion weekend break to Venice to see the opera at the renown La Fenice is a perfect way to celebrate that significant wedding anniversary or birthday.

HIGHLIGHTS: 2 nights in luxurious and central 5 star hotel, top level seats for La Fenice Opera, Gourmet Michelin Star Tasting Dinner, Private watertaxi transfers via the Grand Canal.
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St Petersburg Tours & Holidays Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg
Experience St Petersburg by private tours with exclusive early access at The Hermitage avoiding the queues and Private tours of all the stunning cultural highlights and Palaces.

HIGHLIGHTS: Exclusive early access to the Hermitage, Canal Night Tour, Private tour of Peter & Paul Fortress, Catherines and Pauls Palaces, Fountains of Peterhof Palace by hydrofoil, Siege of Leningrad memorial,
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Venice Simplon Orient Express Luxury Break
Enjoy a luxurious trip on the Venice Simplon Orient Express travelling to Venice. There you will experience a sunset gondola ride, a Venice Pass Card and Michelin Star gourmet tasting meal, to complete your five star experience!

HIGHLIGHTS: 1 night on the Orient Express Train, 3 nights staying at 5 star Hotel Metropole, Sunset Gondola Ride, Private highlights of Venice Tour and Gourmet Tasting Dinner.
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Northern Lights New Year in Iceland Fireworks in Reykjavik on New Years Eve
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with dinner and a midnight firework cruise to see the stupendous fireworks in Reykjavik. Combine with staying at the place most renowned in Iceland to see the Northern Lights, an adventure superjeep tour & The Golden Circle for a stunning break.

HIGHLIGHTS: New Years Eve Dinner and Midnight Firework Cruise, Off Roading Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Superjeep Tour, 2 nights aurora viewing at Hotel Ranga, Golden Circle with Geysers, Waterfalls and a mini rift valley and visit Blue Lagoon.
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Vienna New Years Eve Imperial Ball Vienna Ball
Attend the most famous Vienna Ball at the Hofburg Imperial Palace and have your own private two hour dance lesson in a world famous dance school where you will learn to master the Waltz on this fabulous Vienna New Year Break.

HIGHLIGHTS: Attend Vienna Ball with top level, Private Waltz Dance Lesson, 3 nights in Central Vienna Hotel and Private Airport Transfers.
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Verona Opera Holidays Arena di Verona
Make the most of this Magnificent three night Verona Opera break with the very best Opera seats at the Arena di Verona, and receive your own Verona card providing you with free access to museums and churches so you can explore Verona at your leisure.

HIGHLIGHTS: Best Opera seats in the Gold Central stalls, Verona Card providing free access to museums and churches, Private Airport Transfers, 3 nights in Central 4 Star Hotel
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Romantic Venice Weekend Break Gondolas in Venice Lagoon
A sensational romantic weekend break in Venice staying at Hotel Metropole. This Luxury Weekend break offers an ideal special occasion weekend break to celebrate that significant wedding anniversary or birthday. A lovely 40th birthday present!

HIGHLIGHTS: 3 nights at 5 star Hotel Metropole just along from St Mark's Square, Private Sunset Gondola trip on The Grand Canal, Gourmet Tasting Dinner at The Michelin Starred Met, Islands Tour, Private water taxis
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Prague Luxury City Break Prague Clock
This is a wonderful break that combines luxury, a private quirky perspective on Prague with some of the classic highlights. For those of you looking to celebrate that significant birthday in style this could be the one for you !

HIGHLIGHTS: 2 nights staying at Luxury 5* Hotel Ambassado, Private classic car ride around Pragues Highlights, Private Tour of either Prague City OR Medieval castle of Karlstein, Boat Dinner Cruise with Jazz Band, Private Airport Transfers
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Verona Opera and Palio 2017 Verona Opera at the Arena di Verona
Combine two of the most dramatic Summer Italian Events; Verona Opera and Siena Palio. For the Palio you have a choice of Exclusive Balcony, Private Window or GrandStand seats, with unique access to “money can't buy” events. Attend the Verona in the very best seats available.

HIGHLIGHTS: Verona Opera, Palio guided introduction and Palio horse race in exclusive viewing positions, Verona Card, Participate in Good Luck Contrada dinner, See Horse Blessing in a Church
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Vienna City Breaks Spanish Riding School in Vienna
This is a superb weekend city break, offering the ultimate Vienna city break to be enjoyed in style with private transfers. A favourite with our clients looking to celebrate anniveraries.

HIGHLIGHTS: Fiaker Horse and Carriage tour, Top Category ticket to hear the Vienna Boys Choir, Private City tour including a visit to Schonbrunn Palace, Top Category ticket to see the Spanish Riding School performance, and a top category ticket concert in Mozart's house
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Il Ballo Del Doge Ball at Venice Carnival 2018
Attend the World Famous Il Ballo del Doge Carnival Ball overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice - one of the top iconic things you have to do in your lifetime. Be dressed to perfection in your perfect period costume.

HIGHLIGHTS: Attend Il Ballo del Doge Carnival Ball, Historical Costume Hire, Michelin Star 5 course tasting menu, 3 nights in 5 star Hotel Metropole
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Aurora Nights Break Abisko The Dancing Northern Lights at Abisko
This is our Best Selling Short Break to the Northern Lights Capital of Europe Abisko. And for good reason; With three nights in Abisko and some great night time aurora activities included you have an excellent chance of seeing the Northern Lights. During the day you have a photo trip to the Norwegian Fjords and a visit to the memorable ICEHOTEL

HIGHLIGHTS: Northern Lights Photo Evening, Aurora Sky Station exclusive dinner, day trip to Norwegian Fjords, ICEHOTEL visit and 3 nights in Abisko
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Vienna New Year on Majestic Imperial Train Vienna New Year Fireworks
Toast the beginning of the New Year as you travel back on an Imperial journey capturing the grandeur of the Habsburg era aboard the Majestic Imperial Train, with midnight fireworks on the bridge over the Danube on this unique Vienna break.

HIGHLIGHTS: New Years Eve celebration on Majestic Imperial Train, Horse and Carriage City Tour, Private Transfers and 3 nights in central Vienna 5 star Hotel
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Romance in Venice and Lake Bled in Slovenia Lake Bled Island in Slovenia
This is a super romantic short break combining 2 of the most romantic locations in Europe. Lake Bled has a very special atmosphere with your lake view room. Venice offers the hustle and bustle of the Grand Canal with the quirkiness of the back canals.

HIGHLIGHTS: 3 nights in Lakeview room, Horse and Carriage ride, Bled island Boat trip, Private tour of Bled castle & Ljubljana, Private Gondola trip, Michelin Star Dinner, Venice beat queues card, 2 nights central Venice hotel
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Istanbul & Cappadocia Weekend Short Break Cappadocia Chimneys
This unique break combines an amazing stay in a cave room in a boutique Cappadocia Hotel with private tours seeing the fairy chimneys and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Feel like a VIP on your private Bosphorus cruise!

HIGHLIGHTS: Stay in Cave room in boutique Cappodocia hotel, Private Tours of Underground Kaymakli City & Fairy Chimneys in Urgup and Private Bosphorus cruise, Private tours in Istanbul including Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar
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Prague & Vienna Tour & City Break Fiaker in Vienna
This is a fabulous romantic break that combines a private insight into Prague with a range of activities in Vienna designed to enthrall you. Concerts, Palaces, Private City Tours are all included for your delight.

HIGHLIGHTS:Private Classic car ride around Prague, EITHER tour of Karlstejn Castle OR Private Prague City Tour, Concert in Mozarts House in top category seats, Private Fiaker Tour, Vienna Boys Choir Concert in very best seats, Private Vienna City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Visit.
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Lake Bled Lights Festival Break Ballooning over Lake Bled in Slovenia
Sip sparkling wine from your own room balcony right on Bled lake whilst you watch 10,000 candles float across the lake, followed by stunning fireworks infront of the floodlit medieval castle. Combine with Hot Air Ballooning over the lake, private tours and a Massage and you have the most wonderful 3 night romantic break - perfect for proposals or romantic moments !

HIGHLIGHTS: 3 nights in Lakeside Balcony room from where you can watch the Lights Festival unfold infront of you, Hot Air Balloon Trip, His & Hers Massage, Private Horse and Carriage ride, Boat trip to Bled island, Private tour of Bled castle and visit to Ljubljana in Slovenia
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Marrakech Relaxing Riad Break Menara mosque Marrakech
The sights, sounds and energy of Marrakech will amaze you. Marrakech bombards the senses like few cities do while the souks and square offer a cultural explosion!
This relaxing break allows you to experience the magic while enjoying the authenticity and attentive staff in a traditional Riad.

HIGHLIGHTS: Stay in authentic stylish Riad with the option for private use for small groups! Horse and carriage tour of Marrakech, Hammam and Spa, Authentic Dinner in Riad.
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Luxury Nile Cruise Pharaoh in Egypt
An Exceptional cruise on the handpicked luxury 5 star Sonesta St George. Unique to Weekend a la Carte you have your own local private guide for all ground tours so you can visit at your own pace key sites including Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon & Luxor.

HIGHLIGHTS: Luxury 7 night Cruise, Exclusive Weekend a la Carte private guided visits, Visit Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Horus, Aswan Dam, Karnak and Luxor Temples
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Rome Private Tours Colosseum in Rome
Make the most of Rome with a four night stay in a centrally located hotel in the heart of Rome. Explore with your own Private tour Ancient and "Modern" Rome seeing all the cultural highlights of the Vatican, the Old Forum and a Light Show on the history of Rome.

HIGHLIGHTS: Ancient Rome private tour of Coliseum, Old Forum, Palatino. Private tour of Vatican including Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica. Visit Rome's Catacombs, Private Transfers, 4 star central hotel.
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We have such a vast range of destinations which have different appeal that it is hard to advise where you can be the most romantic. Weekend breaks are a great way to spend some special time with your loved one and to create the space from our busy lives that we all need to focus on each other as a couple, and not as parents of a family.

So which one for you from our vast choice is the perfect romantic weekend break? If you asked us we would all have a different answer!

Abigail would argue that Lake Bled in Slovenia is the location of one of the most romantic weekend breaks in the world with its very special atmosphere and wonderful scenery. The Toplice Hotel, perched right on the lake with its balcony rooms offers stunning views across the lake to the surrounding mountains. It also overlooks the picturesque castle and island with its church and cannot be bettered for views. Activities such as Hot Air Ballooning over the lake, Seeing the Lipicca Horses and Visiting the nearby beautiful Bohinj Valley are all delightful and you can easily spend a long weekend relaxing and spending quality time with your loved one. The capital Ljubljana is only an hours flight away followed by a 45 min transfer to Lake Bled and that would be her choice of the ultimate romantic weekend break.

Kevin on the other hand would probably choose a trip to Vienna for his romantic weekend break as he has always wanted to ballroom dance. The appeal of a private ballroom dance lesson followed by attending an old fashioned Ball to put the lesson into practise has a big draw. He loves all the choice of concerts to go to including the Vienna Boys Choir and a concert in Mozarts House, as well as the culture of visiting the Schönbrunn Palace, summer home of the Imperial Family with beautiful gardens that can only be called wonderfully romantic. Weekend breaks in Vienna offered also include linking to other cities in Europe such as Prague, as well as watching New Year's Eve midnight fireworks from a bridge across the Danube from the Majestic Imperator Train from a bygone era of the Hapsburgs.

However Jan prefers a bit more activity in her desired romantic weekend breaks with her husband and so chose the Grape Treading Break in Porto. You stay in the AquaPura Hotel set on the banks of the Duoro in Portugal offering beautiful views across the valley, superb cuisine, a vast range of Spa treatments and of course good wine. However this is all before you mention the highlight of the trip which is you when you join the locals for a day of harvesting and treading of the grapes – and yes you do take off your shoes and get stuck in with the grapes ! Tradition is still strong in this area.

Hannah cannot chose between the Romantic Venice Trip and the luxury romantic weekend break to Sorrento for her time to be romantic. Weekend breaks to Venice with Weekend a la Carte are hard to beat with a private sunset Gondola ride, as well as a Michelin starred gourmet dinner at the Met restaurant, a beat the queues Venice Card and a trip to the Islands. Surely Venice cannot be surpassed for the ultimate romantic weekend break? There is an argument however that Sorrento on the other hand offers you a chance to combine private tours of Herculaneum and Pompei with staying at the superb 5 star Grand Hotel Cocumella with sweeping views of the Amalfi Coast, and the ultimate gardens with which to relax in.

Linda would have no qualms in choosing Marrakech - her honeymoon destination and so the classic romantic weekend break. She found the Berber Show and Feast to be great fun, excelled at the haggling at the Bazaar with the help of the guide and enjoyed tremendously the lunch at Richard Bransons's Kasbah Tamadot overlooking the the Atlas Mountains after her 4 WD Safari.

So as you can see romantic weekend breaks appeal in different ways to different people. What would your choice be for you and your loved one?
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