Grab A Travel Bargain This Valentines

Written by Nick
With the current gloomy outlook for a struggling global economy, and the threat of more difficult times ahead, thoughts of treating the love of your life to a Valentines Day weekend away may bring about a worrying shiver down the spine and a dull ache in the pocket.

Fear not, businesses are doing everything they can in this economic downturn to entice a sale with knock down prices and bonus incentives. Eith the prospect of finding a bargain weekend away you’ll not only get in the good books but could also save a packet on the pre-recession prices.

Make the most of Getaway bargains

Make the most of a Getaway bargain

Stuck for getaway ideas? Here’s 5 popular Valentines getaway destinations:-

  • Amsterdam (Netherlands) – is the Dutch capital city of love. With romantic boat tours on over 165 canals, you can sit back and take in some of the 1281 beautiful bridges and tall houses along the waterways. Dine in candle-lit before relaxing at one of the cities many bars and cafes.
  • Bath (UK) – Bath is an architecturally elegant city which is listed as a World Heritage site. Though named after the roman bath houses for which it was famous, these days you can only visit the ancient Roman Bath house for historic reasons. Couples can still get into hot water in the Thermae Bath Spa, which offers immersion in Britain’s only naturally heated waters. Massage treatments and the chance to look out over the city from the open air balcony pool are also available.
  • Galway (Ireland) – Galway is nicked named Ireland’s cultural heart, and renowned for its vibrant lifestyle, numerous festivals and art galleries. Situated on Ireland’s rugged west coast, it’s a great city for lively couples with traditional live music abound in cosy pubs – perfect for a romantic Irish jig.
  • Bruges (Belgium) – Architecturally beautiful, no couple could fail to be impressed by Bruges. Nicknamed “The Venice of the North”, the medieval maze of cobbled streets, canals and squares offers the perfect romantic getaway. This pretty and perfectly preserved example of a medieval settlement is also a haven for choc-o-holics – visit the Choco-Story museum which tells the tale of chocolate with free samples along the tour.
  • Istanbul (Turkey) – perhaps not the first city that comes to the minds of amorous couples, nether the less, Turkey’s intoxicating capital has a very romantic side too. An astonishingly beautiful city, spread over seven hills and surrounded by water, take a tour across the mighty Bosphorus, the straits that separate Europe and Asia, then sample a delicious meze platter for two.

If you’re jetting away for a romantic break, why not enhance the experience further by starting your Valentines trip with an overnight airport hotel stay before your flight. With deals on airport hotels and big savings available on airport parking, you could even indulge further by enjoying an airport lounge stay from just £13.50 while waiting for your flight.

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