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The cost of Valentine’s Day across European hotspots

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and while many of us will be reaching for a supermarket meal for two, there are many other ways to make your Valentine’s one to remember. Could you spice up this year’s celebration with a cost effective getaway?
If you’re worried about how much a Valentine’s break might cost you, don’t fret.
Research carried out by loan provider Progressive Money has revealed that a romantic evening in a European city is more affordable than you might expect. So grab your passports, choose your favourite from the list below and get ready to make memories this Valentine’s Day.


The city of a thousand spires is packed full of romantic must-sees, such as Petrin Hill and the Love Locks Bridge, meaning it’s probably high on your couples travel list anyway. But why not make it even more special by visiting over Valentine’s Day?
An evening meal for two could cost as little as £22.50, with drinks from just £1.20, comparatively cheaper than many places in the UK over the holiday.


The second cheapest option for a romantic city break is the Spanish city of Barcelona. Share an authentic paella dish or savour a range of flavours, with tapas for two from just £35 per couple – and get the drinks in from just £2.60 a glass.
With an endless supply of romantic spots like the Turo de La Rovira from which to take in the city’s beauty, you’ll be sure to have a perfect evening.


From a rich historical landscape to the breath-taking waterfall of Viktoriapark, Berlin has plenty to offer. For couples looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day in this iconic city, a romantic evening can be had without breaking the bank.
Dine out for two from £40 and raise a glass for just £3.10 – bargain.


Known globally as the capital of romance, Paris is the perfect choice for the occasion. While drinks are slightly higher at £5.30 – the price you pay for this sterling location – you can still share an intimate meal from just £44.
Before settling down to eat, explore the city’s endless hidden passages and romantic spots and be sure to make time for snapping the iconic Eiffel tower shot we all want, too.


With bike and canal rides giving this culture heavy city a unique edge when it comes to getting around, there’s no shortage of romantic ways to spend your time in Amsterdam.
When the time comes to unwind, sit down and share a meal for two for £53 and keep getting in the rounds from £4 a pint.
Ultimately, Valentine’s is a day to enjoy together. Even if you’re celebrating on budget, a romantic European getaway may not be out of reach and will create beautiful life-long memories for both of you. It’s also so much more exciting than a dine-in meal on the sofa!

*Figures correct as of 21/11/17, sourced via Numbeo.

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