When you think of a romantic holiday or your typical honeymoon destination, places like Paris, Venice, or a resort in Fiji or Bali probably come to mind.
Not that there’s anything wrong with those places per se, but what about the roads, and cities, less travelled? You’ll still get the sprawling views, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and envy-inducing Instagram shots, without having to compete with too many tourists.
Instead, let Flight Centre expand your horizons. Their Round the World experts can help you plan and organise a truly memorably holiday for you and your number one, with recommendations and exceptional service throughout. They’ll also always offer you at least two options for airfare, accommodation and holiday packages, all done within 24 hours of your initial enquiry.
Now, you just need to decide where to go. If you’re in need of a little inspiration, consider these 13 destinations that shout ‘romance’ from the rooftops to the treetops.
1. Lisbon, Portugal.
Sure, you know about the cobblestone streets of Paris and the bridges of Florence, but Lisbon, Portugal is often Europe’s forgotten romantic paradise. Start the day with a delicious Portuguese tart and espresso, take a rustic yellow tram around the city, enjoy a late summer dinner to the plaintive tunes of traditional Fado music in the historic Bairro Alto district, or take a sunset stroll along the Port of Lisbon and bask in the sweeping harbour views where the Atlantic meets the River Tagus.
2. South Island, New Zealand.
From making wishes on shooting stars at the world's largest Dark Sky Reserve at the Mt John Observatory, New Zealand is the close-to-home holiday destination that should be on every couple's travel bucket list.
Whether you're cruising on a fiord at Mildford Sound or having an overnight stay at Larnach Castle, you'll want to come back again and again.