Is there anything that screams romance more loudly than a last-minute whirlwind adventure? We don’t think so! Here at Winerist, we firmly believe that Valentine’s Day travel is the perfect alternative to traditional gifts, and with so many gorgeous, intimate destinations offering the last word in romance, there’s never been a better time to jet off into the sunset with your one and only. The only question is where … so we’ve created the ultimate shortlist of the sexiest Valentine’s Day travel destinations in the world to inspire you for February 14th!
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There is a good reason why England has been the setting for so many of the world’s greatest love stories. From the Brontë sisters to William Shakespeare, many of history’s most beloved writers have taken inspiration for tales of seduction and romance from the beautiful backdrop of England’s green and pleasant land. England has natural beauty, elegant cuisine and romantic retreats in abundance, with enough off-the-beaten-track boltholes and scenic countryside trails for even the most romance-starved of relationships to relax, reconnect and reignite! Winerists will simply love our 2-Day Exclusive Wine Package at the Gallivant Hotel in East Sussex – with a 2 night retreat in the heart of English wine country, visits to two of the region’s most famous wine producers and gourmet dining galore, this is a Valentine’s experience that neither of you are likely to forget.
February in the UK may not be the warmest time of year, but it’s certainly the cosiest! When the weather is bad, here is nowhere better to snuggle up and let romance take its course with your favourite warm body (someone else’s, preferably) than in front of a roaring open fire – even better when you throw in a luxurious setting in the middle of the dramatically beautiful Scottish Highlands. Glenmorangie House is quite simply the last word in romance and luxury, with a magnificent setting, 2 AA Rosette dining and sumptuous accommodation making sure that you will barely want to leave the estate … if you manage to leave the bedroom at all, that is!
The peaceful paradise island of Santorini is for many the ultimate upmarket Greek getaway. Famous for its dazzling whitewashed architecture, colourful volcanic beaches and tiny, intimate tavernas, a visit to Santorini is an immensely pleasurable experience whatever the weather. One of the most romantic ways to enjoy the island is on a Private Half-Day Santorini Wine and Sunset Tour, discovering the island’s most picturesque villages and enjoying a wine tasting before settling in to share a glass with your beloved as one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world takes place before your very eyes.
The rolling fields of lavender and enchanting wineries of Provence make this picture-perfect region on France’s south coast a serene and seductive spot for lovers on Valentine’s Day. Intimate boutique hotels and romantic restaurants are in abundance. If you’re looking to linger for longer than just a weekend with your amour, a 7-Day Wine Cruise is a fabulous, fun way to fall in love with each other and the wines of Provence; a gentle progress along the Mediterranean coast takes in some of the best wineries and most beautiful landscapes that the region has to offer.
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The enchanting Portuguese city of Porto is perhaps best known as the gateway to the Douro Valley, home of Port wine. However, this divine destination is also wonderful in its own right, with intimate winding streets, ancient architecture and a world-class food and wine culture setting the scene for seduction like few other places can. The city by night is a wonder to behold as all of Porto is illuminated, and there is no better way to enjoy this most romantic of settings than with a Traditional Portuguese Cuisine Tour. Enjoy the seductive scenes of the city after dark before settling in together to enjoy a traditional Portuguese Fado Music performance and dinner for two.
If the Italian city of Florence were a person, she would be fun, flirtatious and fabulous … but this beauty has brains, too! One of Italy’s most romantic destinations, Florence boasts a beguiling combination of arts, culture, food and wine that is irresistible to lovers. It’s possible to spend endless hours strolling hand-in-hand with your love through world-famous galleries, across serenely beautiful bridges and into tiny, intimate wine bars for a glass of Tuscan red as the sun sets behind the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge). Once you’ve fallen in love with the city, head into the countryside together for a Vespa Wine Tour of Chianti, and share the amazing experience of riding an authentic Vespa through the winding roads of one of the world’s most famous wine regions.
Surprise your love with the gift of wine travel this Valentine’s Day with the Winerist Gift Card, redeemable against any of the 1500 incredible travel experiences on the Winerist website. The Gift Card can be redeemed throughout the year if you want to give your loved one something to look forward to later in 2020!
Head to our shortlist of the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts for Wine Lovers to discover more about the Gift Card and our other top Valentine’s Day recommendations.