The old town is packed full of shops and lovely restaurants. It is said that one of life’s great pleasures is to stroll along the Promenade de Anglais. Most of the world’s great artists, at some point, lived on the Cote d’Azur, and it seems that around every corner there is a gallery or museum to explore.
Once you’ve done the old town in Nice, you can take a trip along the coast of Monte Carlo. Famously known as the place that is home to more millionaires per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. Or if you’d prefer, you can head over to Cannes or Juan les Pines. Nice is a great cultured destination for your anniversary.
Getting to Bruges is very easy. It’s just two hours by train from Ebbsfleet, then an hour from Brussels to Bruges. Bruges is a medieval masterpiece! It’s tight cobbled streets and hidden canals takes you back in time. On your last day, if you leave your hotel a little earlier and head back to Brussels, here you can squeeze in some extra sightseeing and perhaps dinner before taking an evening Eurostar home.
Florence is cobblestone streets, small café’s and yummy pizza places. Bristling with high-end restaurants and stylish shops, it’s so easy to lose yourself in the life of Florence. The Duomo is perhaps one of the most recognisable and iconic of Florence’s many landmarks. We suggest climbing to the very top for a breath-taking view of the city. How about a little excursion to Pisa by train to see the famous leaning tower.
Florence is Ideal for a weekend break; it’s just a short two hour flight from London.
Marrakech will bombard every one of your senses. Step out into the Medina and shop shop shop, haggle haggle haggle! One of the best ways to see the city is to take a private tour. Also, if you have time to spare on your trip, take yourself up to the high Atlas Mountains. It is a great trip if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for a while.
VERONA & THE ITALIAN LAKES
Verona is Romeo and Juliet country and how about some opera? During the summer months you can take yourself up to the open air Roman arena. The seats are made of stone so make sure you hire a cushion (preferably two as you will be there for a while).
Combine a visit to Verona with two or three nights at one of the Italian lakes. Perhaps the most beautiful would be the town of Bellagio in Lake Como. It is said that you should visit Bellagio at least once in your lifetime.
New York is hustle and bustle with tons to see and do! There are a few must do’s when you’re out in New York. One would be an early evening romantic walk across the Brooklyn Bridge for the perfect view of lower Manhattan. Just as darkness comes down, the light from the buildings and skyscrapers are a vision to behold.
Take a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry for a grand view of the New York harbour and the Statue of Liberty. New York is a shopper’s paradise; Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Saks and all the high end stores on Fifth Avenue. You can now take a coach out to the shopping outlets, which are about 40 minutes away. If you don’t feel like queuing for the Empire State Building, then you can go and see the Rockefeller Centre. The views are much better as you can see Central Park and the downtown view of Manhatten takes in the Empire State Building, the stunning Chrysler Building and the skycrapers of lower Manhatten. You should also try and take one of the many food-walking tours. It’s a great way to see the city with plenty to eat thrown in!
Paris is surely one of the romantic places in the world. There are so many Iconic sites and beautiful things to see. How about a romantic dinner cruise along the Seine for the just the two for you? Or perhaps a night time visit to the Eiffel Tower? The other handy thing about central Paris, is that it’s all very walkable, nowhere is very far.
Venice is also an amazingly romantic city. Nothing is more romantic than the two of you sharing a cornetto on a gondola, or strolling hand in hand down the narrow streets. Once you’ve done St. Mark’s Squares and the Rialto Bridge, try and get off the beaten track and lose yourself in the many alleyways of Venice.
Or how about arriving in style? Why not take a water taxi from the airport! It’s around 100 euros but it’s worth every. Or for a really special anniversary, how about a journey on the Orient Express? You can spend a few indulgent days of the most famous of trains.
A posh hotel, a plush restaurant and a west end show. There are few capital cities that offer as much heritage and culture as our own. Have you seen the Crown Jewels lately? Or taken a tour of Tower Bridge? When was the last time you walked around the Tate Gallery, or perhaps the Natural History Museum? There are so many things to do in London you’ll be spoilt for choice.
You can take a short cruise out of Southampton. Both P & O and Cunard offer short three and four night cruises to the Channel Islands, Amsterdam and Bruges. If you’ve never cruised before, this is your opportunity to find out if cruising is for you!