Valentine’s Day is a holiday that evokes different emotions. Some see it as a good idea to show their love and surprise their partner or partner, while others are bored or put off by the commercial nature of the day and prefer to ignore it. Or is there a third way? How about using Valentine’s Day as an excuse to experience something memorable and original together? If so, we suggest you spend Valentine’s Day or a romantic Valentine’s weekend in an exciting and non-obvious way. You don’t have to limit yourself to typical ideas such as a candlelit dinner, cinema, bouquet of roses or jewellery. Instead, offer your other half a trip (preferably by coach so you don’t have to worry about traffic jams, parking and fuel) to one of these places:
The challenge – to find all of Wrocław’s dwarves!
Wrocław is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric cities in Poland. You will find many monuments, museums, galleries, theatres and cafes here. You can stroll through the picturesque Market Square, admire the city panorama from the cathedral tower, visit Ostrów Tumski – the oldest part of Wrocław, or see the famous Centennial Hall. And if you like fun and puzzles, be sure to join the dwarf hunt. After all, nothing brings people together like a team game. There are more than 400 dwarves throughout the city, each with its own name, history and character. You can find a map of dwarves on the Wrocław Dwarf Trail website or look for them on your own. It’s an excellent opportunity to laugh together and discover the city’s charming corners.
After a day of running after dwarves, we recommend relaxing and caring for your health and beauty in one of the SPA centres in Wrocław. For example, you can go to the Olivia Medical Spa Hotel to enjoy the swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, and various cosmetics and treatments. On the other hand, you can stay at the Hotel SPA Dr Irena Eris Polanica Zdrój, where, in addition to comfortable accommodation, you will have access to the SPA Centre with a sauna complex and swimming pool, as well as the Dr Irena Eris Cosmetic Institute, offering a wide range of care and rejuvenating treatments.
A bird’s eye view of Krakow?
Krakow is a city with a rich history, culture and legends. Here, you will find Wawel – the seat of Polish kings- where you can see the Royal Castle, Wawel Cathedral and the Dragon’s Cave. Inw’s Market Square, you admire the Cloth, St. Mary’s Church and the f, famous bugle call from the tower. And in Kazimierz, you will feel the atmosphere of student life – a beautiful former Jewish district full of colourful pubs, clubs and galleries. If you want to do something unusual, take a balloon flight over Krakow. You will admire the entire city and its surroundings from a height of several hundred metres. It’s an unforgettable experience and an excellent opportunity to take romantic photos.
And if you want to relax and unwind, we recommend one of the spa centres in Krakow. For example, you can go to Medical SPA Kwiatowa, where you can enjoy the saltwater pool, sauna, jacuzzi, and various cosmetics and treatments. You can also book a room at Rezydencja Spa Wellness Nad Wodospadem near Szklarska Poręba, where, in addition to accommodation, you will be able to sit in the lounge with a fireplace and have an evening drink in the hotel bar.
A walk on Gdańsk beach
Gdansk combines the charm of a seaside resort with that of a historic castle. Here, you can take a romantic stroll along Dlugi Targ, where you will find beautiful townhouses, the Main Town Hall and Neptune’s Fountain. You can also visit St Mary’s Basilica – the largest brick Gothic church in the world, the Amber Museum or the World War II Museum. And if you want to donate to the nostalgia, go to the beach, where you will be in the noise of the waves, feel the wind in your hair, and find amber.
We also recommend visiting one of the many spa centres in Gdansk, such as the Leda Spa Hotel, where you can enjoy oriental rituals or massages. Another example is the Friedrichsbad, where you can enjoy a 17-step ritual that includes baths at different temperatures, saunas, massages, and aromatherapy.
Evening walk across Charles Bridge – Prague
Prague is a city of a hundred towers and golden beer, which impresses with its architecture, culture and atmosphere. Be sure to visit Prague Castle – the world’s most significant historic palace complex, home to St Vitus Cathedral, the Golden Street and St George’s Basilica. Also, stroll through the Old Town Square, where you can watch the display of the astronomical clock every hour, the Church of Our Lady in front of the Tyn and the Old Town Hall. And if you want to feel the spirit of Prague, be sure to walk across the atmospherically lit Charles Bridge in the evening – the oldest and most beautiful bridge in the city, decorated with 30 statues of saints. You can also visit the local pubs to sample Czech cuisine. For beer lovers, we recommend U Fleků – the oldest and most famous beer bar in Prague, where a dark beer called Flekovský ležák has been brewed for more than 500 years.
Paris – a romantic cruise on the Seine
Paris is a city that needs no introduction to anyone; it is an intrinsic symbol of romance, elegance and art. Here you can see the Eiffel Tower – the symbol of Paris and France, the Arc de Triomphe, the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, or the Louvre – the most prominent and most affluent museum in the world, home to the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Stroll down the Champs Elysees – Paris’s most famous and elegant avenue, full of shops, restaurants and cafes. And if you want to do something romantic, take a cruise on the Seine, where you can admire the beauty of Paris from a different perspective and have a candlelit dinner on board.
Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain for good luck! – Rome
Italy is the land of pizza, pasta and majestic historical monuments. Taking a Valentine’s Day trip to Rome, you will be able to admire the Colosseum – a symbol of ancient times and the world’s largest amphitheatre, the Vatican – the seat of the Pope and the smallest state in the world, home to St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. A must-see for lovers is the Trevi Fountain – the largest and most beautiful fountain in Rome, where, according to tradition, you should throw a coin and wish to return to the city. Legend says there are times when the crowds are not there, but don’t be discouraged; the popularity of this place is a confirmation that it is worth seeing. And if you want to get a taste of Rome’s atmosphere, visit a local pub with traditional Italian pizzas or pasta. Also, go to a traditional Italian wine bar, where your palate will experience an absolute delight.
Fasten the padlock with your initials on Tower Bridge
When in London, be sure to visit Big Ben – the symbol of the city and the giant clock in the world, Buckingham Palace – the seat of the royal family, and the London Eye – the world’s largest and most famous observation wheel. Also, take a walk over Tower Bridge – the most recognisable bridge in London and be sure to padlock your initials there. For dinner, which may not be very romantic but is typical and British, try fish and chips, beer or tea in one of the many pubs, restaurants or tea rooms.
As you can see, celebrating the holiday of lovers does not have to be boring and clichéd. You can spend this time creatively in various locations in Poland and Europe. But it’s not the place that matters; it’s the person you spend time with. Ensure a unique atmosphere and attentiveness, celebrate shared moments and collect memories. For locations near and far, choose a comfortable coach journey. Check out the best bus connections in our search engine today.