Valentine’s Day is almost upon us once more! For those of us who are coupled up, this means working out how best we can indulge and impress our other halves on February 14th. And let’s be honest: when it comes to sweeping your partner off their feet, it’s hard to beat a surprise Valentine’s Day trip overseas. Holidays are an incredible way to reconnect with your significant other – when you’re out of the UK, external worries and stresses just seem to fade, and you can get on with falling in love all over again in an exciting new setting. If you’re single, this is also the perfect time of year to treat yourself. Whether you love travelling solo or prefer holidaying with friends, take some time out of the country to celebrate you.
Yet, with Christmas only a couple of months back, budgeting for a February trip can be a little stressful. So, we’ve dug up some of the best Valentine’s Day travel deals, which means you can lay on the red carpet without breaking the bank.
Ready to book? Here are the Flexicover team’s independently-picked deals for Valentine’s Day.
Two nights in Paris - from £267 per person
Of course, we’re kicking off our V-day list with a trip to the City of Love and Romance. While we know a Valentine’s Day trip to Paris could be a little cliché, we think everyone needs some silver screen-style romance in their lives every now and then. Think chocolates, flowers, and a whirlwind trip to Paris. If a city break in the French capital sounds magical, you’re in luck: lastminute.com is offering this two-night trip to Paris for just £267 per person. The price includes return flights from Gatwick, departing February 14, and two nights in the four-star Hotel Regina Opera Grands Boulevards. You’ll be walking hand-in-hand down the Champs-Élysées and sipping champagne at the twinkling Eiffel Tower in no time. This is a trip guaranteed to inject some romance into any relationship. Bon voyage!
Seven nights in Marrakech - from £321 per person
If your idea of romance is more sundresses and swimming than scarves and snow, then by February you’re probably feeling a little lacklustre in the romance department. But TUI could save the day - for just £321 per person. They’ve slashed over £350 off the total price of a week-long holiday for two to enchanting Marrakech. Jet off from Gatwick on Tuesday February 11, and return relaxed and tanned on Tuesday 18. Reside at the Red Hotel - an urban retreat completes with spa - close to the city’s French Quarter. Spend your days lazing around the pool, relaxing at the spa, and exploring the highlights of this iconic Moroccan city, from the famously blue Jardin Majorelle to the sprawling markets.
Five nights in Iceland - from £402 per person
On the other hand, if your idea of romance is shunning the sun in favour of plenty of cosy cuddles, it’s hard to beat the magical winter wonderland that is Iceland. Whether you’re watching the spellbinding northern lights dance across the sky, hiking amidst Iceland’s dramatic scenery, or enjoying a warm beer in one of Reykjavik’s quirky watering holes, it’s very hard not to feel the romance. Loveholidays is offering a discounted five-night Iceland holiday from £403 per person. Fly from Luton to Keflavik on Sunday February 9 and return on Friday 14. You’ll be staying at the four-star Grand Hotel Reykjavik, close to the attractions of the National Gallery of Iceland, Hallgrimskirkja Church, Reykjavik City Hall, and Althingi.
Two nights in Tuscany - from £199 per person
What if we told you there was a way you and your partner could spend two nights in the lap of Tuscan five-star luxury – all for under £200 each? This deal is the epitome of luxury on a budget. According to Holiday Pirates, you can fly to Pisa from Stansted on February 14, and return on February 16 for £50 each. Opt for a comfort room in the historic five-star Bagni de Pisa Hotel & Spa, a 25-minute drive from Pisa airport. You can enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea and access to the hotel’s large spa with natural hot springs. his deal is particularly hard to say no to – after all, nowhere does splendour quite like Italy.
Four nights in New York - from £474 per person
It’s rare to be able to visit New York on a budget, but lastminute.com has come up with the goods just in time for you to impress that special someone with a romantic long weekend to the Big Apple. This four-night deal includes return flights from London Heathrow, and four-star accommodation at the contemporary Paramount Hotel Times Square. The flight departs on Thursday February 13 and returns on Monday 17. This trip is a complete steal at just £474 per person – but you don’t have to tell your other half that! It means you’ll have some cash left over to book Broadway tickets, hit the shops, and indulge in the city’s most sophisticated restaurants. Someone’s going to earn lots of brownie points…
*Please note, all prices correct as of the 20th of January
Wherever you plan on heading to this year it’s good to know that Flexicover is committed to providing you with the highest level of protection to ensure you are safe and secure 24 hours a day when away.