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The journey is half the fun: Global St Valentine’s Day destinations

09 Feb 2017
There's nothing quite as romantic as spending a few days away with a loved one. If you're thinking of taking a trip with someone special on St. Valentine's Day, why not begin with a visit to one of Priority Pass' 1,000 airport lounges and treat yourself to an indulgent glass of champagne? Perhaps find time for a candlelit meal ahead of your return flight or turn an extended airport layover into a memorable experience for all the right reasons. There are plenty of romantic getaway destinations to choose from, so let us whet your appetite with our top five.

 Vienna Valentines destination


Head straight into the city after touching down at Vienna International Airport and prepare to discover a destination made for lovers. Amble down the cobbled lanes near St Stephen's Cathedral, take a boat trip along the Old Danube, or enjoy a picnic in the grounds of Schönbrunn Palace. Vienna's ball season consists of more than 450 events, so you won't be short of opportunities to get dressed up and show off your waltzing skills. The Spanish Riding School of Vienna is based in the city center and catching a live performance of the group's Lipizzaner horses should be high up on your to-do list. Enjoy a final drink at one of Vienna international’s Terminal 3 Sky Lounges before your return flight.

Venice Romantic Destinations


Plot a course for Venice Marco Polo Airport and treat yourself to an unforgettable few days in what's widely regarded as one of the world's most romantic cities. Venice attracts plenty of sightseers, and those prepared to make an early morning start will be rewarded with quiet lanes and opportunities for romantic canal-side strolls. Experience the simple joy of sipping a coffee in St Mark's Square or take the opportunity to glide across the water in a gondola while admiring the city's stunning Baroque architecture. Rest assured, you'll quickly fall in love with this unique destination. Take in a performance at Teatro La Fenice, Venice's famous opera house, and round off your trip with a candlelit meal at Ristorante Riviera where you can expect stunning Venetian food and spectacular views from its waterfront terrace. You can keep the romance going for your return journey by taking your other half to the Marco Polo Club; where you can both enjoy drinks and snacks before you board your flight home.

Paris Valentines destination


If you're planning a romantic city break, Paris is a popular choice, and for excellent reasons. Offering history, beauty, stunning food and wine and so much more, it's no wonder France's capital attracts lovers from all over the world. After leaving Charles de Gaulle Airport, start your trip with a visit to the Eiffel Tower. This icon is a huge draw for tourists and you can make your trip extra special with a glass of bubbly at Bar à Champagne. Once safely back down on the ground, a visit to the bustling neighborhood of Montmartre is a must. Explore the area's back streets and spend time in the Musée de Montmartre – once a meeting place for artists including Auguste Renoir and Émile Bernard. Find time to stroll arm in arm along the Canal St-Martin and watch the world go by as you relax in the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens. There’s no better way to end a romantic trip to Paris than to relax in the Star Alliance lounge at Charles de Gaulle Airport, where you and your partner can enjoy one final glass of champagne before jetting out of the city.

St.lucia Valentines destination

St Lucia

Touchdown at Hewanorra International Airport on the island of St Lucia and prepare to enjoy a romantic break like no other. Mention the Caribbean and most people's thoughts turn to crystal clear stretches of water, palm-fringed beaches and endless sunshine. Make your time in St Lucia count by finding the right balance between relaxation and activity. Discover the silence and beauty of the underwater world by snorkeling or diving with your loved one. Enjoy waterfront dining at Jacques French restaurant, before finding time for a moonlit stroll along the sand at Reduit Beach. There's also the option to really push the boat out (or indeed let someone do it for you) by chartering your own private yacht for an experience you'll remember forever. Close out the holiday by checking into the Iyanola Executive Lounge at the island's airport, where you can relax with a drink, connect to Wi-Fi and enjoy a light meal before your flight.

Iguaza Valentines destination


For a romantic getaway with a difference, consider making the trip of a lifetime to Iguazu National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the Iguazu Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the world. The breathtaking natural wonder lies close to the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, and is guaranteed to leave nature lovers speechless. Just remember to bring waterproofs, especially if you're heading out to the Devil's Throat viewpoint, as a soaking is guaranteed! Pay a visit to the Iguazu Falls on St Valentine's Day and you'll be left with memories that'll last a lifetime. The nearby Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport which is conveniently located to serve visitors to the falls, features its own Aeropuertos VIP Club, perfect for keeping you and your partner comfortable before your flight home.