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My guide to Europe’s most romantic mini-break destinations

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A guide to romantic travel destinations

A big factor in whether the romantic mini-break goes well is your choice of destination.

Here are five European destinations that should give your romantic mini-break a head start:

Zurich, Switzerland

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While it may have a slightly undeserved reputation for being a bit dull, Zurich is actually perfect for a romantic mini-break. It is a beautiful city, you can walk everywhere, there’s great cafes, bars, and restaurants, and if the weather is warm you can go swimming in the river or head out to explore the lake.

Granada, Spain

Explore the ancient and beautiful Alhambra (you can stay at a hotel inside the complex and explore once all the tourists have left — stunning), head into town for a flamenco experience, and share some great Spanish food.

Helsinki, Finland

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Ideal in summer where you can catch ferries across to the different islands in the fjord, sit in the sun and feast on the freshest seafood and some crisp white wine.

Lisbon, Portugal

Beaches on the doorstep, drinking in the streets, and you can soak up the colonial heritage of this small, unassuming country. Explore the twisted streets of the old city, kick your night off with beers in Bairro Alto, or explore the ruins of the old Castelo de Sao Jorge.

Bruges, Belgium

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If they were ever looking for a city to be on a postcard of old-world Europe then Bruges would have to be in the running — old stone houses, meandering canals, a timeless sense of belonging to a different era. They are famous for chocolate here, and there are plenty of cafes where you can take a break and feast on the best hot chocolate and sugar-coated waffles.

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