Summer isn't far away – time to book your romantic getaway

Whether you’re a fan of boutique hotels or enjoy once-in-a-lifetime train journeys, escape your way this year with these nine awesome ideas
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12 April 2024

It’s time to start planning your summer in earnest. And whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in culture on a city break, sip on cocktails by the pool or embark on a railway adventure, here’s everything you need.

Discover Switzerland on a train adventure

Private Selection Hotels

Private Selection Hotels & Tours invite you to embark on a journey of historical and culinary delights by train.

Beginning in Bern, Switzerland’s picturesque capital, you’ll explore iconic landmarks like the Zytglogge clock tower and Bern's Old Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich history at the Bernese Historical Museum before checking into the Belle Epoque boutique hotel.

Hop on board the BLS Regio Express train for a scenic journey to Lucerne’s charming Old Town and Chapel Bridge, before setting sail on a historic paddle steamer across Lake Lucerne. Continue on to explore Mount Pilatus, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway, and enjoy an unforgettable stay at Hotel Pilatus Kulm.

With accommodation, travel and luggage transfers taken care of, you’ll have the freedom to hop on and off as you please and explore Switzerland like never before. Book now at

Tie the knot in an elegant Victorian hotel

GSE Cheriton Parc Ltd

A jewel of the Kent coast, The Imperial Hotel is located in the serene town of Hythe. A magnificent Victorian building constructed in 1880, the hotel underwent significant refurbishment in 2018, breathing new life into its grandeur and sophistication.

The hotel boasts 92 rooms, versatile conference spaces and Europe’s tallest chandelier, making an elegant and unique wedding venue that seamlessly blends splendour and modernity. With a dedicated team to ensure every detail is executed flawlessly, the hotel ensures a seamless wedding experience.

From classic rooms to lavish suites, this idyllic seaside retreat caters to every traveller, making it the ultimate destination for a coastal getaway or a dream wedding by the sea. Find out more at

Book now to enjoy a 12 per cent discount on the room rate, £2 off breakfast per person plus £3 off dinner package per person by calling 01303 267441 and quoting offer code ES321. Offers valid for stays in April, May and June 2024. Subject to availability. 

A convenient way to explore a new city


Self-guided walking tours from Around invite travellers to discover a city’s famous landmarks, local hotspots and hidden gems – with the freedom to explore on your own and at your leisure.

Audio guides provide historical context and cultural insights, and interactive maps make navigation simple and stress-free. Around has tours available in over 100 cities in more than 30 countries across the globe.

With prices starting at just £8.99, Around unlocks a flexible, affordable and enriching sightseeing experience, where the convenience of mobile technology meets the spirit of exploration.

Book now and receive a 20 per cent discount on your first purchase with code DISCOVER20 at Offer ends 31 May 2024.

Make memories at a luxe Greek island wedding venue

Villa Sylva

Villa Sylva is a one-of-a-kind luxurious beachfront villa rental and wedding venue located in Corfu, Greece. Located on a private estate surrounded by a lush forest, the resort offers breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea and Mouse Island.

The villa features elegant architecture, spacious rooms, stunning gardens and unobstructed sea views. The furnishings and decor are designed to offer cool, comfortable and elegant Mediterranean living. The original house has been featured in two Hollywood productions, the 1970 film The Executioner and the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only. It boasts one of the largest pools on the island and with a full staff to cater to your every need,

Villa Sylva seamlessly blends luxury, nature and cinematic allure to create an unforgettable experience. Book now at

Surrender to the allure of a Spanish island escape

Seeking a romantic getaway? Vibra Hotels has got you covered. With apartments in Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca, your Spanish dream holiday just became a reality. Vibra Hotels cater to every kind of guest, including families, couples, group bookings and all-inclusive packages.

If you’re looking for a peaceful escape with a special someone, the adults-only accommodation in Ibiza and Majorca can provide the perfect tranquil escape. Explore local historical sites, relax by the pool with a drink or go for a refreshing dip in the sea.

Whether you’re craving relaxation under the sun or thrilling nightlife adventures, Vibra Hotels has everything you need to make your getaway unforgettable. Book between 16 April to 22 April 2024 and receive up to 30 per cent off your stay.

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Relax and rejuvenate at a boutique island paradise

Tharroe of Mykonos is a luxury boutique hotel and wedding venue located atop a small hill on the island of Mykonos, Greece. A family-owned business, the hotel offers a charming haven of relaxation away from the hustle and bustle, yet in very close proximity to Mykonos Old Town.

Explore the island’s vibrant art scene, dine at the acclaimed Barbarossa restaurant and set sail around the island with the hotels’ Far Star Sailing boat. Sit back, relax and sip a refreshing cocktail as you enjoy stunning views at the Colors of the Sunset bar.

Whether you’re hoping to immerse yourself in the history of ancient monuments, or fancy rejuvenating at the Calypso Spa, Tharroe of Mykonos promises an unforgettable Greek escape. Book now at

Indulge in a luxury five-star Maltese retreat 


Occupying several meticulously restored townhouses, Iniala Harbour House sits upon the St Barbara Bastion in Malta's Unesco City of Culture, Valletta. Rated as Malta’s only Forbes five-star hotel for the third consecutive year, Iniala offers breathtaking views of the Grand Harbour, best-in-class amenities, and luxurious design-led rooms.

Here, modern service and luxury amenities are integrated seamlessly into baroque architecture, adorned with contemporary Maltese art. A heated-pool and spa are hidden under Harbour House in the historic vaults, whilst above sits a 13-course farm-to-fork tasting menu at Michelin-starred restaurant ION Harbour by Simon Rogan.

Whether you’re making use of the state-of-the-art gym or enjoying in-room dining and champagne, the hotel’s dedicated team will cater to your every need, making it the perfect place for a relaxing Mediterranean holiday.

Book now and receive a 20 per cent discount by clicking on Discount automatically applied at checkout. Offer ends 31 December 2024.

Design the holiday for you with expert help


Looking for a new adventure, but don’t know where to start? Tripaneer is here to assist.

A leading marketplace for unique holidays and experiences, Tripaneer specialises in finding the perfect holiday to cater to your passions. With over 100 countries to choose from, the platform offers a range of experiences, including luxury health and wellness retreats and couples’ getaways.

Immerse yourself in yoga, meditation, massage and cooking classes, or try surfing, martial arts or safari. Whether you’re seeking rest and rejuvenation or hoping to embark on a challenging adventure, Tripaneer will help you create memories that last a lifetime. Find out more at

Indulge in the perfect romantic escape to Marbella

Marbella Mountain Resorts

A curated selection of luxury holiday homes, Marbella Mountain Resorts will provide the romantic getaway you deserve this summer.

Experience a seven-star standard at Villa Magda in the exclusive Marbella community of La Zagaleta. Enjoy a luxury villa overlooking the sea with views of Gibraltar and Africa, as well as an on-site equestrian centre, two golf courses, a swimming pool and a helipad. Each guest enjoys personal attention from a dedicated guest experience manager, available 24/7 to fulfil every request, from arranging private jet charters to coordinating yacht rentals.

For a high-end luxury romantic getaway to the Costa del Sol, Villa Magda should be next on your list. Book now at

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