Simple Inspiration: The Perfect Romantic Weekend

With Valentine's Day around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning that special weekend away with your partner.

Our Luxury Travel Agents love planning romantic city breaks for our clients. To help give you some Valentine's inspiration this spring, we have planned two amazing city-breaks for two.

Augustine Romance in Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is a beautiful central European city with rich gothic and renaissance heritage. This architectural marriage of Romantic and Renaissance makes the city, the historical capital of Bohemia, an ideal place to visit this Valentine's Day.

The Augustine Hotel is a luxury hotel in the heart of Prague's Lesser Town. It is on the same road as the beautiful Wallenstein Palace grounds and the Augustinian St Thomas' Church, placing it in a truly historic neighbourhood.

You will be welcomed to your Premium Deluxe Room with flowers and champagne. From your window, the two of you will be able to see the monastery the hotel is named after. Feel free to make the most of your daily room service breakfast and stunning marble bathroom interior.

A private walking tour is the best way to acquaint yourself with this gem of a city, built along the Vltava River. Prague is famous for its musical contribution to European culture, hosting the premiere of Don Giovani by Mozart and boasting a riverside museum to Czech composer Bedrich Smetana. To catch a piece of this heritage, why not see the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra play at the Rudolfinum.

For the perfect romantic outing, venture up Petřín Hill. The beautiful walk will wind you up past the thousand-year old Strahov Monastery. Built outside the city to offer monks solitude, the hilltop location also offers stunning vistas of Prague's beautiful buildings.

It would be rude to spend a weekend in Prague and not try its famous beers. The area is saturated with traditional Czech pubs, but for the perfect evening of drinking, take your partner to the traditional brewery and restaurant U Fleku.

When it is time to go home, our Travel Managers will arrange your chauffeured connection to the airport, rounding off a weekend of romantic luxury in style.

Let Love Flourish in Florence

One of the most famous European destinations, Florence was ideally placed to benefit from the itinerant artistic masters and economic clout of Renaissance Italy. As filled with wonders and riches as it is with tourists, the key to the perfect romantic weekend here is to avoid the latter. Our Travel Managers will share how to do just that.

The Grand Hotel Villa Medici is the perfect Florentine home for a couple. Its central location means you are only ever a short walk from any number of Florence's exceptional landmarks. The Piazza del Duomo's iconic pairing of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore and Battistero di San Giovanni are only five minutes into the city. The Uffizi Gallery is only a few steps further.

But you will be able to see all this from your Deluxe Penthouse Room (in between dips in the in-apartment Jacuzzi). For the perfect romantic dinner, the best table in town can be found a short amble down the Arno River at Enoteca Punchiorri. The best wine cellar in Florence and three Michelin Star's await you in this restaurant that treats all guests like royalty.

For a morning of romantic seclusion with your partner, head early to the Boboli Gardens of the Pitti Palace. Featuring beautiful formal landscaping with exquisite sculpture at every turn, the gardens are as much a marvel as all the art in the city.

After, head to the historic Gilli Café, which has played host to the intellectuals of Italy since 1848. The desserts here are exquisite, the coffee superb and the heritage as intoxicating as the absinthe once quaffed by Tuscany's finest artists.

To make this Valentine's Day one to remember forever, speak to Simplexity's Luxury Travel Agents today. Call 0203 535 9290, or email now. For more information on these either of these special Valentine's Day trips why not look at our ‘Simple Inspirations' package for Florence and Prague.

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