Want to surprise your partner,try a long weekend in Belgium. Drive to Folkstone and 35 minutes later by Eurotunnel and you are in Calais with a couple of choices.Number 1 drive to a hotel in Ostend (about 75 mins from Calais) and use this as base or a further half hour sees you in Bruges. Both towns have miriad hotels to choose from. (Bruges is 20 mins from Ostend by very reasonably priced clean trains if you elect to stay there and see both places). Once in Bruges you have plenty to do ..churches and museums abound ... a visit to the beer wall .. scale the Belfort stairs at Markt .. visit the chocolate shops and eat in 1 of the many superb restaurents. Once you have done that there a 2 superb ways to see the city by boat on the canals or by horse and carriage (very romantic). At night there a plenty of bars and music venues,it's a great way to spend a few days and then just a short drive back to Eurotunnel. The shops chocs and ro3mantic carriage ride will delight your partner and tbe choice of beers helps the holiday too.