• By: Classic Journeys

    2/15/2017

  • Valentine’s Day may be over, but we are still feeling the love! Here are five of our favorite romantic travel destinations.
     

    5.) THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

    Heather-covered moors, ruined castles and unspoiled nature… the Scottish Highlands are straight out of a fairy tale.

    How to go: Scotland Cultural Walking Adventure
    Trip Highlights: Stroll through the iconic ruins of Urquhart castle, taste single malt whisky at an acclaimed distillery, and glide between highland mountains on the waters of Loch Ness. Throughout, you’ll spend your nights in lovely country house hotels, and enjoy a wide range of walks from canal towpaths to Edinburgh’s lively High Street.
    Man drinking whiskey in Scotland


    4.) POSITANO

    “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” John Steinbeck’s essay on Positano was written in May of 1953, but his description holds true today. Breezy Seaside paths encourage a nice slow pace for absorbing the atmosphere or marveling at the gravity defiant cliffside villages.

    How to go: Amalfi Coast & Capri Cultural Walking AdventureAmalfi Al Buon Gusto
    Trip Highlights: It’s truly hard to top the magnificent views and the sensation you’ll experience from exploring the country’s most picturesque region! With Classic Journeys, you will view the 14th-century monastery atop Monte Solaro in the island of Capri, stroll through Positano as the sun sets and take part in a medieval paper making demonstration. This trip will be sure to take your breath away.
    Positano, Italy


    3.) MERZOUGA

    The sunset stretches on forever over waves of red sand. Lanterns cast a magical glow around a quaint desert encampment and cumin-scented stew simmers over a campfire. A night in Merzouga is the epitome of romantic adventure.

    How to go: Morocco Cultural Walking Adventure
    Trip Highlights: For those with more of the zest for adventure, our Morocco tours will be sure to impress. Explore the labyrinthine 9th century Medina in Fès, take a sunset camel ride across 1,000-foot-high sand dunes in Merzouga and shop the world-famous souks of Marrakesh.

    Photographer in Morocco

    2.) ST. EMILION

    This is Southern France at its best. The picturesque town is also a World Heritage site and renowned for red Bordeaux wines (The Romans first planted vines here in the 2nd century). It is a perfect place to spend the day as you sirote et saveur or “sip and savor” your way through this enchanting region.

    How to go: Bordeaux & Dordogne Cultural Walking Adventure
    Trip Highlights: Be transported into the romance of the Middle Ages as you stroll through Bordeaux’s centuries-old flinty vineyards, limestone caves, and fortified villages.

    Saint Emilion, France

    1.) TUSCANY

    Classic, eternal and the ultimate romantic destination! Tuscany will steal your heart as well as your stomach. We’re only half-joking when we argue that the landmarks of Florence, Siena and Tuscany’s gorgeous hilltowns barely distract us from the wonderful food of the region.

    How to go: A Taste of Tuscany, Tuscany & the Cinque Terre
    Trip Highlights: On our Taste of Tuscany tour, you will sample wines and olive oil, visit cheese makers and experience firsthand how Italians cook and eat at home.
    Tuscany, Italy

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