Now that we’ve reached the most romantic month of the year, we thought now would be a good time to talk about some of the world’s most dreamy getaways. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, discover our top picks for where to celebrate your anniversary this year.. Whether you are married or in a relationship, this can help you gain inspiration for some incredible experiences that will bring you and your loved one closer together than ever!
Home to some of the clearest ocean waters in the world, the Maldives is often the first destination that comes to mind when we think of paradise on earth. The miles-long coastline beaches of luxurious white sands and crystal-clear ocean waters blend together to create a natural haven filled with beauty and mystery. Consisting of roughly 1,200 small coral islands scattered throughout the Indian Ocean, there is no better place to head on a secluded beach escape where you are surrounded by the vastness and mystery of mother nature and enjoy intimate time with your loved one. The islands are peaceful, quiet, and beautiful beyond belief — and are filled with colorful corals that will make for the perfect scuba diving adventures if you’re looking to kickstart your journey with a bit of thrill and excitement. No wonder this is one of our top picks for where to celebrate your anniversary!
Seychelles might not be as popular as the Maldives, but it is certainly not any less beautiful. Hidden away off the coast of East Africa, sunny and secluded beaches are scattered throughout the country and are filled with luxurious soft sands, surrounded by the turquoise-green waters of the Indian Ocean. You can find dreamy palm trees, clear blue skies, and colorful coral reefs that will paint a natural picture of perfection. There will be plenty of outdoor activities and sightseeing opportunities you can take part in to spice up your trip, which makes this one of our top picks for where to celebrate your anniversary. This is the perfect place to leave your worries behind and head into a beautiful paradise teeming with beauty and charm, in a region that is far away from home and breathtaking beyond belief.
Here is another destination that will flip your world upside down. With a whopping 333 islands to choose from, your choices for a romantic trip to Fiji certainly won’t be limited. The gorgeous coastlines and luxurious beaches of Fiji are both beautiful and serene and will keep you dazed for days. The breathtaking botanical gardens are oozing with peaceful walking trails, romantic picnic areas, and over 2,000 types of orchids. We recommend heading on a luxury Captain Cook Cruise, to get the most extravagant and scenic experience as you hop from island to island, or spend 8 days in Fiji, for a magical trip by the legendary Coral Coast, as you head on an affordable and elegant vacation.
While Paris might be known as the City of Love, the French capital is not the only place to head on a romantic getaway. In the very heart of Italy, you will find Florence, a breathtaking city that is known for its exquisite art scene and classic architecture. Dubbed the Birthplace of the Renaissance, you and your loved one can spend some time in the most famous art galleries in the world, as you sip on fine Italian wines, eat delicious dishes with creamy pasta parmigiana, and walk hand in hand overlooking the panoramic city views. Spend some time in Cinque Terre, a picturesque region made up of five beautiful villages, as you can make your way through the scenic hiking trails, capture incredible photos of the colorful cityscapes, and sip on fine limoncello as you get a feel for what each village is like and the ambience and attractions that set them apart. Or how about heading into the heart of Rome as you uncover thousands of years of ancient history dating back to the Roman Empire? You can see all of these places with a romantic train ride through Italy as you explore Rome, Florence, and Cinque Terre by Rail, or add a trip to Venice to the mix, known for its picture-perfect canals and charming cobblestone streets, with a comprehensive tour of Italy.
With its ancient archaeological sites dating back to the Romans, Athens is often referred to as an open-air museum. Boasting some of the most fascinating sites in Greece, this is a wonderful spot to soak up some history and take a blast into the past. But Greece is also known for its picture-perfect islands which are scattered across the Aegean Sea. If you are wondering where to celebrate your anniversary, this is it! Each and every island boasts its own unique beauty and charm with a different feel to it. Santorini is the perfect place to see spectacular sunsets overlooking the Aegean Sea, as you learn how the white-washed houses coat the city in shades of white and blue, and sip on some Assyrtiko, the finest Greek wine with a fruity taste and hints of citrus. Spend your days relaxing on the endless sandy beaches, go on romantic boat trips, see the beautiful lookout points as you explore the scenic hiking trails, and head on a wine tasting tour. Get the best of Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini with this romantic island-hopping tour of Greece.
You may or may not have expected Germany to reach our list for where to celebrate your anniversary. But this Western European gem is teeming with dreamy landscapes and romantic sites that will truly reignite your love. A trip down the Romantic Road, a breathtaking route in Bavaria known for its fairytale landscapes, medieval towns, and gorgeous greenery, will quickly show you why it’s recommended – which you can easily explore with a self-drive through Germany. The sites you see will be stunning beyond belief, as you will be able to see the Neuschwanstein Castle, the most beautiful castle in the world which inspired the works of Walt Disney, Harburg Castle, known for its gorgeous gothic architecture and baroque elements, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a mesmerizing medieval town oozing with ancient history and well-preserved monuments, so you and your loved ones can go on a romantic blast into the past in this extremely photogenic destination.
Once you get a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, shop till you drop at some of the most luxurious city boutiques, and make your way past the picture-perfect streets overlooking the River Seine, there are plenty of sites to see in France. Head into the heart of the Loire Valley to see some of the most beautiful chateaux and luxurious-looking vineyards you have ever laid your eyes upon, as you sip on some fine French wines in a beautiful floral setting. Make your way into the French Riviera as you come face-to-face with the coastal seaside splendors of Nice (which will make for an incredibly romantic and affordable vacation when you mix Nice and Paris), or follow in the footsteps of the rich and famous with a few glamorous days in Cannes, where the International Film Festival takes place. You may even extend your trip to Monaco for an ultra luxurious vacation or embark on a culinary journey through Lyon, dubbed the gastronomic capital of the world. For an extremely romantic journey, we recommend booking a river cruise on the Rhine, as you can sip on wine fines and uncover beautiful cityscapes from the comfort of your luxurious floating hotel with this 5-star cruise.
If you are looking to head on a trip that is closer to home, Quebec City takes the cake for romantic Canadian cities. This Eastern Gem is filled with eloquent towers and elegant buildings resembling European architecture. Its beauty and charm will make you feel like you’ve flown overseas. The gorgeous cobblestone streets are filled with shops and buildings that are waiting to be discovered, the Old Town is oozing with history, and the beautiful Saint Lawrence River is the perfect place for a romantic river cruise. There are plenty of spas you can visit to unwind in an outdoor hot tub, ease your worries in a sauna, or book a relaxing couple’s massage. The official language is even different from your own, so a trip to Quebec City can be a wonderful option for a culturally immersed adventure that is close to home. Take the opportunity to practice your French as you discover the beauty and splendor of Quebec City, which can be very magical in the winter.
If you are looking for new destinations that are close to home as you wonder where to celebrate your anniversary, take a quick look at San Francisco. This romantic city is known for its steep winding streets that twist and turn at every angle, gorgeous bays looking out towards the Golden Bridge, and spectacular culinary scene offering meals from different cuisines. The Victorian architecture of San Francisco is truly romantic, and the colorful cityscapes will keep your eyes gazed with wonder. You and your loved one can head on a romantic cruise on the water, or take a stroll by the bay as you bask in the beauty of the spectacular west coast sunset. The world-famous Napa Valley is only a 1.5-hour drive away, so you can easily head on one of the best wine-tasting tours in the world as you taste fine Californian varieties in this truly breathtaking west coast region.
We hope this article has given you some inspiration for where to plan your next anniversary trip. If you want to learn more about any of these destinations, would like to receive personalized tips for where you can go, or need help planning your trip, reach out to the friendly and knowledgeable experts at Indus Travels. We will help bring your dreams to life and make your picture-perfect vacation a reality!
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