I need to take my girl friend away at the end of November... On a short romantic holiday that will either be warm and sunny or snowy and Christmassy. Whatever the destination though it's got to be poet cheap. Is there anywhere that's guaranteed to be snowy? I was thinking maybe Innsbruck. The girlfriend doesn't ski btw ...
I had a lovely romantic weekend away in Budapest last year. It's a beautiful city and fairly cheap to stay in a posh hotel. We had nice food and the best hot chocolate ever, went ice skating in the park and spent ages lazing around in thermal baths.
In reply to Padraig: ha, I take your point, but this is a definite need situation. I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't want to do it, and I wouldn't be making sure I get the destination spot on unless it was important to me to get it absolutely right...
> (In reply to Padraig) ha, I take your point, but this is a definite need situation. I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't want to do it, and I wouldn't be making sure I get the destination spot on unless it was important to me to get it absolutely right...
In reply to Dom Whillans: The medieval centre of Tallinn is beautiful and even if there isn't snow on the ground, the cosy beer cellars and ice bars have a wintery feel. You can fly there cheaply and I got a brilliant hotel deal by emailing them directly.
> (In reply to Dom Whillans) The medieval centre of Tallinn is beautiful and even if there isn't snow on the ground, the cosy beer cellars and ice bars have a wintery feel. You can fly there cheaply and I got a brilliant hotel deal by emailing them directly.
agree with this - be careful though, the Estonian women are distractingly gorgeous. wear blinkers...
I vote for Tallin (Estonia) or Poland (Poznan, Krakow etc) cheap, easy to reach and the old towns are very picturesque. If not them then possibly Bratislava (though its a poor relation when comparing old towns)or Budapest?
Though for romance with easy travel and cheapness you can't go wrong with Prague? Probably the most romantic city in Europe (some would say Paris however I have never understood the lure of Paris its a sh*t tip full of grumpy people).
In reply to Dom Whillans: or as I said earlier, Sicily - cheap flight to Palermo then hop on the train which trundles along the coast to Cefalu: you can picnic on the beach, it'll still be warm enough for a swim, then wander round the gorgeous little old town centre with your gelati before enjoying a big plateful of some local delicacy like pasta with sardines or seafood couscous...
In reply to Dom Whillans:
I think you'd be taking pot luck on cheap sunny places. November is the wettest month for a lot of the med, but if you got lucky Rome would be great, and plenty of indoor stuff if the weather's not so hot.
In reply to Alan M:
+1 for Prague - went in September and it is such a beautiful city. Cheap food and good food if you take the time and the trams out of the fleshpots to find it - and Charles Bridge at sunrise is about as luminously romantic as it can get I reckon.
In reply to Dom Whillans:
cheers for all the ideas, guys... i've just booked us a stay in the old Von Trapp family house in Salzburg. She loves musicals, she loves fairytale castles and she loves winter markets. i reckon i did good
In reply to Dom Whillans: another vote for Budapest , can also get the train from there to Vienna , takes about 2 hours and makes a great day out! Failing that rent a campervan and park it where ever you want