The best unusual destinations for travelling in Europe to celebrate love

You want to go on a trip with your beloved one for Valentine’s day but don’t want to go to super crowded and overrated romantic places and cities?

Take a look at the following list of the best unusual destinations inside the Schengen Area to celebrate LOVE!

Pena Palace, Sintra

SINTRA, Portugal

Sintra is the perfect destination if you love historic palaces and castles and nature parks.

Visit the beautiful Pena Palace, climb the hidden pathways in the Pena Park that covers 200 hectares of forested hills and admire the view of the Sintra Coastline from the Santuario da Peninha in Portugal!

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Old Town, Gdansk

GDANSK, Poland

Gdansk has beautiful architecture and is situated right next to the Baltic Coast.

Go on a boat trip from the Old Town, admire the view from the top of the big wheel and if you feel ready (and not too cold) go to the Stogi nudist beach…

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Metropolitan City of Genoa, Portofino


Portofino is a beautiful and colourful little fishing village located on the Italian Riviera coastline.

Portofino is very close to the five villages of the Cinque Terre. While it is full of people during summer, Portofino is the perfect winter destination if you want to peacefully admire the coastline.

Check out your options if you need a visa to Italy. Or check out more information for Italy travel and visa info.

Mont Saint-Michel, France


Mont Saint-Michel is an extraordinary abbey church on a rock of granite in the sea. Walk across the Bay and find a safe place to admire the rising tide and the sea slowly surrounding the Mont Saint-Michel.

On Valentine’s Day, the sea will be at its highest tide at 10:44am, don’t miss it!

Through IaM, it is easy to get a visa for France. Or check out more information for France travel and visa info.

The Meteora Monasteries, Greece


Greece is not just about turquoise sea and white sand beaches. Meteora offers breathtaking scenery with its amazing Orthodox monastic complexes on the top of huge rocks.

Wait for the sunset and enjoy this quiet and peaceful place. It’s a must stop for travelling in Europe.

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Budapest, Hungary


Enjoy the multiple thermal baths in Budapest and walk along the Danube River before going to the Fisherman’s Bastion to enjoy a full panoramic view of the city.

Go to the Budapest Chocolate Museum and enjoy sweet treats together on a culinary journey…

Check out more information for Hungary travel and visa info.

Lago di Sorapiss, Italy


Hike to the Lago di Sorapiss or on the Natural Parc delle Dolomiti d’Ampezzo.

You will find the highest Finnish Sauna in the Dolomites at Rifugio Lagazuoi to relax and enjoy a glass of champagne with a breathtaking view on the iced mountains.

Tallinn, Estonia

TALLINN, Estonia

Stroll the picturesque streets of the Old Tallinn and dine by the sea while admiring the sunset.

Tallinn is a beautiful medieval city where you can enjoy affordable private rooms and delicious food.

Check out more information for Estonia travel and visa info.

Stockholm’s medieval center, Sweden


Take a walk in Stockholm’s medieval centre and go on a snow adventure by doing dog-sled tours around the city!

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Hallstatt, Austria


Hallstatt is a magical place that seems straight out of a fairy tale. Not too far from the little village you will find the beautiful Muhlbach Waterfall.

Just relax and enjoy a walk around the lake.
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Plaza de Espana, Seville


Seville is one of the rare destinations in Europe where you can enjoy nice and sunny weather with temperatures around 10-15 degrees in February.

Share some delicious traditional tapas while seeing an intense flamenco show, and enjoy the most beautiful monuments without queues for entry.

The process to get a Spanish visa has been simplified. Or check out more information for Spain travel and visa info.

Valletta, Malta


Enter the historic Upper Barrakka gardens and see the stunning view of the three cities around Malta!

You can also go on a Ferry to visit the Sliema or St Julian’s Area: do it and the sun starts to go down to enjoy the sunset on the sea.

Check out more information for Malta travel and visa info.

Waterfall, Iceland


If you feel adventurous, plan your Valentine’s Day in Reykjavik. You will enjoy stunning and wild landscapes, and winter is the season where you have the best chances to see the northern lights, which is a must for travelling in Europe.

You can also go on a horse riding tour to explore Iceland without the tiredness…

Check out more information for Iceland travel and visa info.

Neist Point, Scotland

ISLE OF SKYE, Scotland

Isle of Skye is a preserved 50 miles long island with a great wildlife and stunning landscapes.

Walk down to Neist Point Lighthouse, and you will feel like you have reached the end of the world…

If you do not already live in the UK, the process to get a UK visit visa is also simple with IaM. Or check out more information for UK travel and visa info.

Bruges, Belgium. A must for travelling in Europe
Bruges, Belgium

BRUGES, Belgium

Take a romantic carriage ride through Bruges to discover the city comfortably sitting next to your lover.

Eat some good Belgian chocolates and feed the swans in the canal in Bruges is a must when travelling in Europe.

The process to get a visa to Belgium has been simplified. Or check out more information for Belgium travel and visa info.

You and/or your companion need a Schengen Visa to travel one or several of these amazing and romantic destinations?

For visa advice and assistance, reach out to your Visa Coordinator at IaM or start your Schengen Visa Application NOW

Rose Delacquis


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