From its picturesque bridges to its outdoor cafes, no other city says romance like Paris. Stroll along the river Seine, picnic amid the flowers of the 61-acre Luxembourg Garden or toast the sunset from atop Montmartre as the City of Light sparkles below. Paris - c'est magnifique!
With its stunning architecture and mysterious passageways, Venice is the perfect hideaway for lovers. Glide down one of its many canals in a gondola, dine by candlelight on northern Italian dishes, and take a moonlit stroll through Piazza San Marco. Romance is guaranteed.
With its cosmopolitan Riviera air, fabulously fashionable stores and restaurants and azure Mediterranean backdrop, Nice is the perfect location for love. Cours Saleya flower market and the inspiring Matisse Museum add color to romantic rambles round the city, and the plethora of marinas, galleries and Roman ruins add further interest.
Buda and Pest, the two distinct halves of the Hungarian capital, cling tightly together on either side of the river Danube. The atmospheric, narrow streets of the Paris of the East are perfect for strolling, and Margaret Island, the heart of the Danube, makes for a charming, romantic excursion.
Start a love affair with the most popular Ionian island. Basking off the Albanian coast, captivating Corfu is a beguiling place for romance. The passionate island is dotted with villages of whitewashed houses, Byzantine churches and Venetian fortresses. Corfu town offers exciting nightlife in its charming, cobbled streets.
Mykonos teems with tourists in the summer, but travel in the spring or fall to this most popular Greek island in the Aegean Sea and find your romantic paradise. Watch the sunsets from under the windmills on the hill, or have an intimate dinner at a fine restaurant tucked away in a backstreet.
Enjoy a truly romantic idyll in the sunny Greek island of Rhodes, which is steeped in ancient history. Soak up the rays, marvel at the unique Valley of the Butterflies, wander through cobblestoned streets or relax at a friendly local taverna in this pearl of the Aegean Sea.
Tuscany is a thrillingly romantic destination. Olive groves etch hillsides among beautiful towns bristling with centuries-old towers such as Fiesole and San Gimignano. A captivating array of churches, intriguing winding streets, the 1345 bridge Ponte Vecchio and the Italian's love of life make Florence deliciously romantic.
Attracting visitors from all parts of the world, Majorca is a dreamy island destination in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the south-east coast of Spain. There's something for every taste - beaches and coves, a spectacular mountain range, romantic fishing villages and a rustic countryside dotted with almond and olive groves.
You might feel like Hollywood royalty as you promenade along La Croisette, but mind the media frenzy that engulfs Cannes in May during the famous film festival. Many of the world-class hotels in this delightful Mediterranean town on the French Riviera offer romantic vacation packages that combine glamour with seclusion.
It doesn't get much more romantic than the magical isle of Capri. While the surreal Blue Lagoon is the main attraction, other delightfully romantic spots to dawdle in include the Arco Naturale, used as a water shrine by the Romans, the lush Augustus Gardens and the remains of Villa Jovis.
Charming villages and rolling hills create the backdrop for a romantic getaway in the Cotswolds, England's peaceful cottage country. Designated "Romantic Roads" suggest driving tours that tempt lovers to explore back roads and take in lovely valleys, fascinating towns and captivating villages en route.