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Cappadocia, Turkey

From exotic getaways to playful adventures, these 10 romantic trip ideas for every couple are sure to inspire your decision on where to travel next to enjoy the right experience for you.

Delve into ice caves in Iceland. Witness the wonders of lions on a safari game drive. View breathtaking art in a famous city or indulge in the mouthwatering flavors of unforgettable cuisine. No matter the style of travel you prefer, you can find the right experience for your next trip, one that could whisk you to an exotic island or immerse you in ancient culture as you share the experience as a couple.

No matter where you wish to journey or the style you prefer when traveling, our sample itineraries can show you what is possible when planning your ideal getaway.

Overview

  1. 1. The Adventurous
  2. 2. The Art Lovers
  3. 3. The City Wanderers
  4. 4. The Cultured
  5. 5. The Culinary Connoisseurs
  6. 6. The History Enthusiasts
  7. 7. The Secluded Romantics
  8. 8. The Sensuous Seekers
  9. 9. The Wine Lovers
  10. 10. The Naturalists
  11. Make the Right Memories with Your Perfect Couple’s Trip

1. The Adventurous

Couple enjoying the view at Mount Fitzroy in Patagonia

Mount Fitz Roy, Patagonia

Together, adventurous couples can experience the world through thrills and discovering exciting new destinations or familiar places in new ways.

Each new journey can take you on an active exploration of the wilderness, immerse you in spellbinding panoramas, or unveil enticing new perspectives on stunning wildlife in its natural habitat.

From wandering secluded corners of the Earth to embracing the adrenaline of the great outdoors, a couple’s adventure trip can unleash the serene, unexpected, and unforgettable, while still being luxurious.

Adventure Vacation Ideas

  • Patagonia Adventure Tour: Thrilling Activities, Serene Nature, Marvelous Luxuries is a 12-day trip that immerses you in the untamed wonders of Patagonia, with its crystalline lakes, lush forests, and soaring peaks that encompass Argentina to Chile. Mountain bike on tarmac road, cycle through ancient forest, and ride on horseback through flourishing fields.
  • Seven-day Spellbinding Volcano Tour of Ecuador travels the magnetic Avenue of Volcanoes, where you can uncover silver waterfalls and Incan heritage, volcanic peaks and the equatorial line. Embark on a scenic train journey to delve into floral traditions and uncover the adventures of Ecuador.
  • Romantic Getaway of a Lifetime: Iceland Adventure will take you on a 10-day journey through the raw beauty of Iceland’s untamed scenery. Travel outside your comfort zone in a safe and luxurious manner as you horseback ride across sandy beaches, search for whales off the coast, and indulge in the soothing pleasures of natural thermal pools.

See more: Active Adventure Vacations

2. The Art Lovers

Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence, Italy

Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence, Italy

From architecture to museum galleries, pottery to culinary artistry, art can take on many forms and when traveling with a partner, you can embrace the world through the artistic lens you prefer.

Share in the experience of witnessing masterpieces or bask in viewing the world from a new perspective when experiencing a different culture.

Whether with a renowned painting or a local musician, you can discover art that celebrates tradition and culture as you participate in fresh experiences together.

Art Vacation Ideas

  • Your 17-day Spirited Journey through Italy: Highlights and Hidden Culture brings art and heritage to life that spans millennia. From famous masters to hidden architectural treasures, landscape that inspires wonder to sculptures that emulate drama, you can experience art in all its machinations across the Italian peninsula.
  • The Art Lover’s Tour of Spain: From Goya to El Greco is a 13-day tour that commemorates the artistic heritage and inimitability of Spain. As you wander through the Golden Age of art to the influential masters of the 20th century, you can engage with the spell-binding connection between art and daily life in museums, towns, cities, and cuisine.
  • This 12-day Uncovering the Artistry of Cuba Tour immerses you in the creative heritage of the Caribbean island, where tradition, culture, and custom remain a strong part of daily life. Meet local professors, engage with the connection between Spanish heritage and Afro-Cuban tradition, and experience architecture as art.

Related: Top 10 Best European Cities for Art Lovers

3. The City Wanderers

Cherry blossoms and evening city lights reflect in the Meguru Canal in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Visiting a city is a fantastic way to explore a different culture while creating memories with your partner. Every city has its own personality and your preference can influence how you interact with the streets, architecture, history, and locals, with every opportunity providing another unforgettable experience.

Whether strolling down a cobblestone lane or beneath a tunnel of fragrant cherry blossoms, finding the perfect restaurant serving traditional local cuisine or lounging in a park for a distinctive view of local life, you can find the heart of the travel experience in the unique ambiance of a city.

City Vacation Ideas

  • Highlights of Northern Spain: Madrid, San Sebastian, Barcelona Tour is a 10-day journey into the unique depths of Spain’s marvelous cities across the north. From Gaudi’s surrealist designs to the marvelous flavors of San Sebastian, the bustling pace of Madrid to the preserved medieval streets of Toledo, you can find urban glamour and endless inspiration.
  • When on the nine-day Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka Tour: Japan’s Big 3 you will find the contemporary bustle and historic opulence of the country’s most famous places. From Geisha ceremonies to masterful shrines, high-speed bullet trains to traditional tea ceremonies, you will find endless delights in each of the three cities.
  • Vietnam Colonial Heritage Luxury Vacations is a 12-day tour that brings to the forefront heritage that spans more than a millennium. With the legacies of emperors and architecture that capture French colonial rule, you will find layers of culture and tradition that define the personalities of each distinctive city.

Related: Top Cities and Countries in Europe to Visit

4. The Cultured

Young tourist couple at Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Learning about a new culture can bring you, your partner, and your destination closer together. Create everlasting memories as you learn about the heart of a new country or the traditions of a village as they relate to broader cultural heritage.

Whether uncovered inside a museum gallery, witnessed on a tour of ancient ruins, or experienced when visiting locals for a private cooking class, as you engage in the culture you can immerse yourself in custom and venture deeper into the true treasures of your surroundings together.

Culture Vacation Ideas

  • This eight-day India’s Golden Triangle Tour blends the colors, history, and artistic riches for which the country is known into an unforgettable cultural experience. From the wonders of the Taj Mahal to the pink walls of Jaipur, the grand lake of Udaipur to the Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, you can bask in India’s unparalleled ambiance and ancient heritage.
  • 10-Day Peruvian Adventure: Heritage & Culture Tour celebrates more than two millennia of history that remains a prevalent part of the culture across the country. From dazzling views over Machu Picchu to the wonders of the Nazca Clines, the traditions of the Colca Valley to the beauty of colonial cities, you will find depth and majesty as you explore Peru.
  • Discover colorful heritage and culture in luxury during this seven-day Exclusive One-Week Morocco Tour for Couples. Overnight in a Sahara Desert private camp. Indulge in the views of a private hot-air balloon ride over Marrakech. Explore an ancient Berber Kasbah. Each new experience will welcome you deeper into the diverse cultures of Morocco.

5. The Culinary Connoisseurs

Immersive oyster farm experience at Saffire Freycinet in Tasmania, Australia. Photo courtesy Luxury Lodges of Australia

Immersive oyster farm experience at Saffire Freycinet in Tasmania, Australia. Photo courtesy Luxury Lodges of Australia

Food can be the ultimate romantic experience when traveling and how you engage with your food during a trip can create the perfect ambiance for special memories that will linger endlessly.

From cooking classes to encounters with personal chefs and an adventurous countryside tour offering a unique dining experience of traditional dishes, the cuisine during your romantic tour will open your eyes to the possibilities of dining, inspiration from tradition, and how any dish can give a deeper glimpse into the local culture.

Whether in a night market or a Michelin-starred restaurant, the cuisine can have an unforgettable impact on your experience.

Food Vacation Ideas

  • Heart of Italian Cuisine: 10-Day Gastronomy and Culture Tour will have your mouth watering during the ultimate culinary experience in Italy as you sample the flavors that create the foundation of regional cuisine. Capture the Mediterranean and embrace hyper-local ingredients from three-course meals to cooking classes that immerse all your senses.
  • The nine-day Japan Culinary Tour: Sushi Class, Kobe Beef, Fine Whiskey, Ramen delights in the five basic flavors and brings the memorable majesty of simplicity to the forefront. Meet world-renowned chefs, sample delightful sake, indulge in world-class ramen, and quench your insatiable appetite as you uncover the culinary mastery of Japan.
  • A Diverse Culinary Tour of Australia and New Zealand will have you uncover the wonders of the distinctive culinary regions on a 14-day tour during which the boutique gastronomy compliments the remarkable landscape. Private wine-tasting sessions, indigenous culinary traditions, and menus that highlight fertile lands and vibrant oceans will give you a new perspective on culinary culture.

See more: Culinary Tours & Vacations

6. The History Enthusiasts

Couple at Abu Simbel Temple in Egypt

Abu Simbel, Egypt

Traveling as a couple through history does not only reveal new information about your partner, but can also bring the past to life. Indulge in the ambiance of a historic city where palaces loom large over the streets or discover a hidden cave to find remnants of legendary fossils.

Whether in an ancient town still bustling with captivating traditions or ruins that expand as far as the eye can see, hidden temples or colonial streets, a vintage restaurant to preserved architecture, when traveling together, history becomes tangible and can carry new meaning.

History Vacation Ideas

  • On this Legends of Portugal: 12-Day Highlights Tour, you can discover the wonders of iconic cityscape and delve into one of the oldest cities in Europe. From charming ancient towns to breathtaking artisan tradition, witness the myths of the seaside, embrace the convergence of cultural heritage, and delight in the histories of storybook neighborhoods from Porto to Lisbon.
  • Exploring the History of Ancient Egypt With a Relaxing Resort Escape will immerse you in the sweeping sands of the Sahara and the oasis waters of the Red Sea during a custom 12-day trip. Explore the breathtaking pyramids, witness the grandeur of Abu Simbel, travel down the Nile River, and experience luxury on surprisingly stunning coastline to uncover hidden Egypt.
  • From Ottoman sultans to Greek temples, this 10-day History Lover’s Tour of Turkey will highlight the exceptional marvels of the ancient world. Embrace Roman history and find biblical references, enjoy the grandeur of sultans and experience underground cities for unique connections that bring the past to life.

See more: Historical Tours & Vacations

7. The Secluded Romantics

Couple watching the sunrise at Lemala Nanukie Lodge in the Serengeti, Tanzania

Nanyukie Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania. Photo courtesy Lemala

A trip to a secluded destination is the perfect opportunity for ultimate romance. From breathtaking destinations with beautiful views to unique luxuries in the middle of nowhere, the ambiance of passion and discovery can combine on your preferred trip.

Whether looking for the perfect tropical escape, interested in opulence on a remote island, or eager to embrace the wonders of nature while on a spirited trip tailored to a couple’s distinctive experience, you can enjoy the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration when on a trip to a secluded destination.

Secluded Vacation Ideas

  • Safari and Seascape: Nine-Day Tanzania and Zanzibar will give you a new perspective of the perfect secluded experience. Embrace an escape into the wilderness and a getaway to the wonders of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a game drive in search of big cats. Search for elephants and wild dogs. Lounge on the hot white sands of a resort as you embrace remote life.
  • Boundless beauty and endless passion reveal the majesty of this 14-day tour of Romance in Tropical Sri Lanka and The Maldives. Pastoral scenery creates an idyllic ambiance as you embrace old-world architecture, uncover cave temples, and lounge in the comforts of a spellbinding seascape on a private island.
  • A Romantic Belize Getaway: Beauty & Luxury in Paradise will give you a serene eight-day immersion into the exceptional tropical majesty that connects the jungle to the Caribbean Sea. Snorkel in warm water along the second-largest barrier reef in the world and wander hidden Mayan ruins, with each new discovery creating a lasting memory.

See more: Luxury Honeymoons

8. The Sensuous Seekers

Couple snorkeling in Tahaa, French Polynesia

Tahaa, French Polynesia. Photo courtesy David Kirkland/Tahiti Tourisme

The right tropical destination for your couple’s trip can slow down time and immerse you in the marvels of crystal-clear waters and pristine sands, soaring palm trees and thatched-roof accommodations.

While the gorgeous weather may be similar, each tropical destination can unveil distinct activities, charming adventures, and local traditions that will provide you with exciting new experiences.

Whether looking to relax on the shoreline, lounge in an overwater bungalow, or embrace a scuba adventure in search of tropical fish and whale sharks, your tropical getaway will provide the perfect atmosphere for your preferred style of travel.

Tropical Vacation Ideas

  • Ultimate Fiji Highlights Vacation Tour in Two Weeks is a tropical dream come true. With a cultural connection accentuating the rustling leaves and lapping waters, you can embrace the true vision of paradise as you lounge in an overwater bungalow, discover local history, and explore the unique sand dunes edging an island.
  • With 12 days to indulge in idyllic tropical wonder during the Best of French Polynesia Vacation: An Escape to Bora Bora and Tahaa, you can embrace the meaning of a dream-like escape. Swim with manta rays, relax in luxurious spas, or follow trails that lead to ancient temples as you embrace the perfect tropical ambiance of French Polynesia.
  • Gems of Thailand’s Islands for Two Itinerary gives you 14 days in the wonders that create a tropical ambiance. With alluring landscapes that lead to pristine white-sand beaches, luxurious spa treatments, and pristine snorkel opportunities, you can take your time discovering the romance and passion of tropical island living.

See more: Tropical Vacations

9. The Wine Lovers

Couple walking through vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza, Argentina

The best couple’s wine trip can take you to sophisticated wineries or introduce you to vineyards that tease your palate for indulgent experiences in which you can open up and share a bottle or more.

Wine is often ingrained in cultures, with established wineries and promising vineyards providing insight into local heritage, as well as the characteristics of the landscape.

From unique cultivating techniques to romantic cellar experiences, a tour focused on wine during your couple’s trip represents much more than simple flavor, revealing the complex relationships and bonds between grapes, vines, scenery, custom, and tradition.

Wine Vacation Ideas

  • This 12-day Wine Delights Tour of Spain and Portugal introduces you to the splendid flavors and authentic winemaking history around the Iberian Peninsula. From private wine tours to personal cellars, food tours to architectural grandeur, you can bask in the cultural heritage that celebrates wine and its connection to daily life.
  • Argentina and Chile Wine Region Tour gives you a nine-day immersive gastronomic experience that will connect you to the lively personality of Buenos Aires and the best-kept secrets of Mendoza, the impressive views of Santiago and the enticing flavors of Colchagua Valley. Embrace the cultural delights found in the wines as you sample Argentina and Chile.
  • Authentic flavor and elegant scenery become the focus during your 10-day Exclusive Food & Wine of Croatia for 2022-2023. From decadent ingredients that accentuate the characteristics of the wine to the regal ambiance of lush islands, you can sample the splendor of Croatia as you enjoy the country’s wines.

See more: Food & Wine Tours

10. The Naturalists

Wildebeests at sunset in Kruger, South Africa

Kruger, South Africa

Volcanic islands, open plains, beaches fringed with palm trees, natural hot springs, and marvelous mountains demonstrate the wonders of the natural world you can experience during a romantic couple’s nature tour.

The wilderness and wildlife take center stage as you bask in the glow of sunset or spend time listening to the morning call of a howler monkey.

When focusing on nature you can slow down the pace of your life and indulge in the natural order of the world, from witnessing a dazzling herd of wildebeest to following the slow glide of a giant tortoise. Colorful, vibrant, and majestic, nature provides the perfect setting for a romantic escape.

Nature Vacation Ideas

  • Costa Rica Nature & Wildlife Vacation: Volcano, Hot Springs, Jungle & More is an eight-day immersion into nature that will settle you into a tropical adventure. Set between oceans and uncovering the marvels of biodiversity, you can traverse Caribbean canals in search of turtles or lounge in hot springs, search for colorful birdlife or wander through winding mangrove forest.
  • Enjoy 9-days on an Intimate Exploration of South Africa: Safari and Starry Skies to embrace the postcard-perfect images of the savannas, pastrues, and woodlands in which African wildlife thrives. From a private reserve to the stunning Big Five, hidden cheetahs to unfettered starlight, you will uncover personal wonders in nature’s endless beauty.
  • 14-Day Adventure in the Ecuador Amazon Rainforest & Across the Galápagos Islands is an exploration of exclusive wonders found in the protected nature that thrives along the volcanic archipelago and deep in the Amazon. From an all-inclusive cruise to the marvels of the colorful birds, snorkeling to squirrel monkeys, fully discover breathtaking oases hidden across Ecuador.

See more: Wildlife Tours & Vacations

Make the Right Memories with Your Perfect Couple’s Trip

Couple on a suspension bridge in La Fortuna rainforest in Costa Rica

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Every couple is different and the preferences you have for how you travel will inform the perfect trip for you.

Whether you are eager to bask in a secluded nature getaway or embrace the bustling ambiance of an ancient city, working with a travel specialist will help create an experience custom tailored to your goals, needs, and desires.

Learn more by speaking with a travel specialist to customize your trip or call our team at 1-888-265-9707 to speak with our Traveler Care team.

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