British Airways’ team of experts has scoured the globe for the top five most romantic city getaways and honeymoon locations across Europe and North America to tempt newlyweds as the temperatures rise in the Middle East over the summer months.
The airline, which flies to 199 destinations in nearly 90 countries, named London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome and New York, as the hottest honeymoon escapes.
Treat your loved one to a trip where the memories will last a lifetime with British Airways’ discounted return fares from the UAE to London and North America, which are available for a limited time until 18 May 2016 with travel valid until 30 November 2016.
From the UK capital, customers flying with British Airways can take advantage of connecting flights to 10 destinations in the UK, 106 in Europe and 83 in the rest of the world.
If a good deal and five desirable destinations are not enough to appeal to reluctant Romeos, then British Airways’ well-travelled cabin crew have some insider tips about some of the romantic things to see and do in each location:
The challenge in a big, happening city is to find a bit of peace and quiet yet despite all its busy tourist attractions, London has many romantic spots. Try renting a rowboat and sharing an afternoon watching the swans on the Serpentine before taking a stroll through Hyde Park. If you really want to impress, pick up all the ingredients at Fortnum and Mason for a luxury picnic on Hampstead Heath. To add an element of unexpected fun, take along a kite or just enjoy people watching. There are plenty of great walks in London, but one of the most romantic is along the houseboat-lined Grand Canal, a quiet stroll just off the busy Edgware Road.
The Eiffel Tower offers exceptional views of Paris but the insider’s advice is that Montmartre, a hill in the northern part of the city, is a wonderful place to take in the of the City of Light. After you’ve seen the sights wander through the narrow streets and stop at one of the many small cafés. The Pont Des Arts is another must-do. The pedestrian bridge spans the Seine and provides picture-postcard views of the Île de la Cité, one of the two remaining natural islands on the river with street musicians adding to the atmosphere. Take a stroll through the gardens of the Luxembourg Palace and you’ll be in good company. Napoleon and Josephine as well as Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir frequented the gardens, which are still popular with courting couples.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Let your love bloom in Amsterdam, famous for its flowers and canals. Explore the wonders of this enchanted city like the locals by hiring a bicycle. Cycle the paths beside the canal taking in the beautiful sights, stopping along the way to visit the fascinating Canal House Museums.
The Trevi Fountain has featured in so many Hollywood romances that it simply has to be the first place you visit. Legend has it the throwing a coin into the fountain will ensure a return visit to Rome. When you’ve posed for your selfies, take a walk along the three tiny streets (the tre vie) from which it takes its name. If the Trevi is the Rome of Hollywood, the Trastevere prides itself on being the real thing. Take a passeggiata (leisurely stroll) though its narrow streets taking in the roof gardens and spacious piazzas. During the day it is a quiet neighbourhood but comes to life in the evening and it is one of the best places to experience authentic Roman dining. Take a walk up the Via Giacinto Carini and you’ll be rewarded with wonderful views of the Albian Hills and the Villa Lante al Gianicolo is one of the best vantage points from which to see the Eternal City.
New York, USA
There is so much to do in the Big Apple – walks in Central Park, carriage rides, a Broadway show – the choices are endless. Go stargazing at the Lincoln Center where the high-powered telescopes will give you an exceptional view of the constellations and perhaps a perspective on your places in the universe. Take a trip on the bright red aerial tram to Roosevelt Island. All it takes is a swipe of your MetroCard and the two of you will be hundreds of feet in the air waving goodbye to the East Side skyscrapers and looking forward to an afternoon of kite flying in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. What better way to escape the hustle and bustle and see the city than by kayaking on the Hudson? Get a double kayak so you can take turns to take the pictures while your partner paddles.
Return fares start from as little as AED 2,229 from Dubai to the UK and as little as AED 3064 to North America via London across World Traveller cabins.
Return fares from Abu Dhabi to the UK start from as little AED 2210 and to North America via London from AED 3068 across World Traveller cabins.
About British Airways:
- British Airways flies to 199 destinations, 10 destinations in the UK, 106 in Europe and 83 in the rest of the world.
- British Airways offers an extensive range of carefully selected hotels, car hire and experiences in a wide range of worldwide destinations available to book with flights from ba.com/holidays.
- The airline is one of the world’s largest international airlines carrying approximately 40 million passengers around the world every year.
- The airline offers a choice of four cabins on the majority of its long-haul services.
- The airline is investing in new aircraft, new cabins, new technology and new routes.
- British Airways operates the majority of flights from Terminal 5, its home at London Heathrow. This terminal is capable of handling 30 million customers a year and is the size of 50 football pitches.
- British Airways’ home Terminal 5 has been recognised as the world’s best terminal for the fourth consecutive year in the Skytrax awards.