What kind of lover are you?
Find just the perfect travel destination to pair with your love. Are you an animal lover? A food lover? Art? History? Culture? Architecture? Scenery? Wine? Whatever kind of lover you are, turn your love into an experience that you’ll never forget in these heart-stopping locations. Here are the 11 most romantic vacations:
Animal Lovers - Galápagos Islands
If you love wildlife, you’ve found it in the Galápagos. Baby sea lions swim up to your facemask and blow bubbles for you. The only warm water penguins in the world dart under your sea kayak. Blue-footed boobies hop down from their perch to study you. A pod of sea turtles swims by. And the giant land tortoises? They’re close enough to touch. It’s why AFAR magazine named our Galápagos tours “Best Wildlife Encounter” in the world.
Exotic lover - Morocco
Can you top camel riding in the Saharan dunes with a night in a luxury desert encampment? You will on this Morocco trip. With visits to the Medina of Fes, oasis walks, kasbah and palace hotels, cedar forested mountains, the souks of Marrakesh and more, Morocco definitely hits all the right notes for one of the most romantic vacations ever.
Food lovers – the Amalfi Coast
A fantastic week in the Amalfi coast will bring you and your loved one closer. You’ll cook in a cliffside kitchen and with a top Positano chef, taste the wine and limoncello, and walk the dreamy streets of Capri and Ravello. You’ll explore the ancient walkways of Pompeii and see the town from the top of Mt. Vesuvius.
History lovers - Cuba
Experience remarkable exposure to Cuban culture and local life on a trip that will immerse you in 500 years of Cuban history, from 15th century Trinidad to 17th century Cienfuegos, midcentury Bay of Pigs to the capital in Havana. Meet farmers and dancers, walk past waterfalls to a coffee plantation, cruise the streets of Havana in classic cards from the ’50s, and change the way you see the world. And know that with Classic Journeys, your Cuba trip is fully compliant with the law. You can still travel to Cuba legally.
Culture lovers – Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary
Three countries and three cultures experienced seamlessly in one week. Between the two bookend capitals, you’ll also visit Vienna, walk in rolling farmlands and vineyards and stay in the idyllic preserved village of Cesky Krumlov. You can even take a river cruise down the Danube. You'll find endless opportunities for romantic moments while surrounded by old European charm.
Architecture lovers – Portugal
Portugal has more regal grandeur than any other country we know. Experience the rich imperial landmarks of Lisbon and Porto, explore 8,000-year-old Neolithic stone formations and take in the sights from a traditional Portuguese Rabelo boat. For something a little different, explore the region on a river cruise on the Douro River.
Scenery lovers – Iceland
Iceland is an extraordinary destination for lovers of spectacular scenery. Think waterfalls, glaciers, black sand beaches and lava fields covered with insanely springy green spongy moss. For every ice cave, there’s a geothermal pool. The northern lights curtain the night sky. Activities range from tectonic snorkeling to horseback riding, spectacular coastal and countryside walks, to puffin watching.
Wine lovers – Bordeaux and the Dordogne Valley
France is the ideal destination for lovers. Start in St. Emilion’s legendary vineyards for romantic wine tastings. Then head off to the lesser-known but surprisingly good vineyards of the Dordogne to wander castle-studded river valleys, go truffle hunting and see ancient cave paintings.
Thrill lovers – Costa Rica
You’ll explore a cloud forest, walk the slopes of Arenal Volcano and zipline in the cloud forest canopy. From your luxury hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Manuel Antonio Park, you’ll take naturalist-guided walks, go kayaking and taste the brew at a coffee plantation. In Costa Rica, it's all pura vida - literally translating to the "pure life," the popular terms is a way of life that celebrates no worries, no stress and a positive outlook.
Nature lovers – Chile
Looking for something a little different on your romantic vacations? So much awesome nature can be found in Chile - a splendid thing to enjoy with a loved one. The Andes, Osorno Volcano and the wilds of Patagonia – not to mention penguins and wild guanacos (a native animal similar to a llama). Chilean civilization is fun, too, from a gaucho lamb barbeque to lush Maipo Valley vineyards and Santiago.