You’ve found the person who you want to settle down with for the rest of your life, and you’re thinking of popping the question. There’s a lot of pressure on proposals these days, so you’ll want to make it truly special and memorable, an experience you’ll enjoy telling the story of for the rest of your life.
So, why not plan a spontaneous getaway with your loved one and get down on one knee in one of the most romantic settings in Europe? If you’re looking to find the perfect place to ask that all-important question, why not consider one of the following?
This stunning island is formed by the crater of an ancient volcano, peeping above the waters of the Aegean Sea. It’s one of the most photographed islands in Greece, with its instantly recognizable whitewashed architecture and blue-domed church roofs. Head to the picturesque village of Oia, pick the perfect spot along the coastline, and pop the question as you watch the famous sunset beyond the horizon.
The northern Italian city of Venice is as romantic as they come. With quaint cobbled streets, charming buildings and a network of narrow canals to explore, it’s an idyllic getaway for couples. Explore Saint Mark’s Basilica, wander over ornate bridges, then propose while taking an iconic gondola ride on the Grand Canal, being serenaded as you go.
Paris is the ultimate city of romance, so it’s no wonder it makes our list for the top places to propose. There are so many special places for couples to get engaged here. Get down on one knee in front of the unique Wall of Love, ask the question over a romantic candlelit dinner on a Seine river cruise or go along with the age-old cliché of getting engaged at the Eiffel Tower. It’s an oldie but a goodie!
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cities don’t come much more charming than The Netherlands’ capital city of Amsterdam, making it a popular place for couples to start their engagement journey. Take a look at hotels in Amsterdam and choose one at the heart of all the action, allowing you to easily explore this wonderful city by foot. Pop the question on your favorite beautiful footbridge, on a romantic canal boat ride, as you place a padlock on the Bridge of Love in Vondelpark or take in the magnificent views from the top of the A’DAM Lookout.
If you’re looking for a truly magical, once-in-a-lifetime experience, then consider heading to Norway to carry out the ultimate proposal. What could be more romantic than asking for someone’s hand in marriage under the mesmerizing and colorful light display of the Aurora Borealis? Tromso is one of the best cities to head to in order to see the phenomenon that is the Northern Lights, then you can propose, and life can take an unforgettable turn from there.
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