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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner and further travel restrictions lifted, it is time to truly fall back in love with travel whether than be planning a bucket-list trip to somewhere far-flung or perhaps a staycation to Falmouth or Fife.

Whether you are spending the day of love with a significant other, planning a ‘Galentine’s’ getaway with a close group of girlfriends, taking February to practice self-love or simply catching up with family after two years of ups and downs, now is the perfect time to book a trip to somewhere fabulous. 

Indulge in a classic romance package at BLESS Hotel Madrid… 

The five-star design hotel is offering a brand-new package called Bless Your Love for a memorable and very special Valentine’s Day. Bless Hotel Madrid has been recently refurbished and relaunched marking an important step in the recovery of Madrid’s Golden Mile and Art Triangle. The hotel is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a new package added to its list of exclusives experiences available to guests. Bless Your Love stands out with a bottle of champagne recommended by the hotel’s Sommelier, strawberries covered in chocolate, roses, candles and a petal path, prepared by the bath butlers.  

The reopening comes with refreshed interiors by the masterful Lázaro Rosa-Violán who is at the forefront of the latest design trends in Spain, an updated culinary proposition (including a new Japanese fusion restaurant) and new experiences such as new personal shopping tour, ‘BLESS Your Golden Mile’, enabling guests to properly explore the most premium shops and boutiques in the Salamanca district, located just steps away from the property. For those looking for intimacy and indulgence, BLESS Hotel Madrid also offers other wellness experiences exclusive for its guests. This includes the acclaimed “Bathology”, an exquisite sensory bath with natural oils and handcrafted aromas, and the new “Ritual de Bienestar” (Wellness ritual) which includes an in-room yoga session adapted to the customer’s needs.  

Double rooms at BLESS Hotel Madrid are priced from €545, room only. Bless Your Love experience is priced at €120. Wellness ritual experience is priced from €180. Bathology experience is priced between €80 and €120.  

Plan a solo trip for some self-love this year with HolidayPirates… 

Traditionally, Valentine’s Day has seen couples travelling together. However, the growing wellness trend focusing on self-love means that solo travel is set to boom. A recent survey with HolidayPirates across its European audiences found that a quarter of Brits (26%) feel the need for a solo holiday in 2022, over a third of French (36%) travellers feel the same and this rises to 42% for Italians. Phil Salcedo, Head of Market UK and North America at HolidayPirates, said: “Along with increasingly diverse tourism products and the growth in digital connectivity, the demand to take at least one solo trip a year has grown substantially. More individuals view solo travelling as an opportunity to spend time with themselves, to push outside of their comfort zone and take charge of all the decision-making on the trip.” 

HolidayPirates is a leading travel deals platform and app, which curates and compiles the best travel deals from countless websites and travel partners for cheap flights, hotels, travel packages, vouchers, bus and train deals. Fans and followers stay up to date by setting custom alerts on apps, following on social media, subscribing to newsletters or simply visiting one of the websites. HolidayPirates has websites in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the USA and each travel portal in the group operates fully independently of the operators and partners.  

Chill out with a loved one this Valentine’s Day in an igloo in Trentino… 

Make this Valentine’s Day even more memorable by immersing yourself and your loved one in picturesque scenes of nature, frozen streams and the snowy peaks of Trentino in northern Italy. It is the perfect destination for couples who are looking to spend active days skiing, snowboarding, biking, ice climbing, diving, paragliding as well as pampering in relaxing spas surrounded by beautiful views of the Dolomites. 

Make your time in Trentino even more unique by spending a cosy night surrounded by breath-taking scenery in amazing new igloos, 2,750 metres above sea level, located at Presena Glacier. Sculptor Ivan Mariotti and his team have created three igloos by throwing water and snow on large balloons and artfully modelling the surface. Long lasting memories and a lot of snuggles guaranteed. 

Enjoy a two-night stay at Capanna Presena igloos. From £385 per person, based on two people. Breakfast and dinner included. Dates 14-16 February, 2022.,  

Fall madly in love with the Maldives with Mercury Holidays… 

Soft sandy beaches, clear lapping waters and peace of mind is just few clicks away with Mercury Holidays who are ready to take the stress of holiday planning off your hands so you can start dreaming about your far-flung holiday. Exchange your usual routine with your loved one for beautiful days filled with laughter, priceless memories and mesmerising sunrises and sunsets. The luxurious Paradise Island Resort, known for its superior beach bungalows, four international cuisine restaurants, shops and a spa is the perfect choice for guests who want to feel like they are on a private island, but have everything on hand. 

Mercury Holidays offers seven nights at the 5* Paradise Island Resort in the Maldives. From £1,358 per person for two people on half board basis 20 April 2022. Price includes flights departing from London Gatwick. Link to book, here.  

Enjoy an adults-only break in Italy… 

Located on the Green Island of Ischia, Botania Resort & Spa, offers absolute calm at this exclusive, adults-only resort. Wonderfully authentic, guests will be staying in Mediterranean-style white-washed villas and have access to the outdoor swimming pool that’s fed by a natural spring to ensure a warm dip. Post dip, it is recommended that guests take a little time for themselves by practicing yoga. In the splendid natural setting of the Botania Relais & Spa’s park, guests can indulge in weekly sessions of Hatha Yoga, surrounded by the beauty and the scent of the tropical flowers, and ancient olive trees. Evenings can be spent at the resort’s Greek amphitheatre which showcases complementary musical performances.  

As part of its 50-day sale to celebrate its 50th birthday this year, Citalia offers a seven-night B&B stay at Botania Resort & Spa from £1,160 per person. The offer includes return flights from London Gatwick, complimentary private transfers, and complimentary hydrofoil transfers. Based on May 2022 departures.  

Charter your own boat and celebrate with champagne in Corfu… 

A chic adults-only hotel, Domes Miramare in Corfu is the ideal place for a relaxing and romantic break – the hotel was once the summer playground of the Onassis family, hosting royals and celebs in its Sixties heyday. Domes Miramare is set on a private beach with centuries-old olive trees dotted around the pool and gardens. A private champagne-service boat ferries guests along the Corfu coast, but if guests want to charter their own, then they can park it right outside one of the waterfront suites. The evenings can be spent at the trio of restaurants serving Greek and Corfiot cuisine by award-winning chef Petros Dimas. 

As part of its 50-day sale to celebrate its 50th birthday this year, Sovereign Luxury Travel offers a seven-night stay at the Domes Miramare, Corfu, from £1,025 per person, based on May 2022 departures. The offer includes return flights from London Gatwick, breakfast daily, complimentary private transfers, and complimentary airport lounge access.  

Feel loved up in Lincoln… 

The Healing Manor Hotel is offering a delicious eight-course tasting menu, followed by an overnight experience at the hotel for couples this Valentine’s Day and beyond. Guests will embark on a journey through the best of Lincolnshire’s local and seasonal produce with an eight-course tasting menu created by The Lincolnshire Chef, Steven Bennett. Served in The Portman restaurant – the perfect setting for your adventure into the creative courses that await – this menu celebrates all that is great and glorious, from field and farm to coast and the catch of the day. 

Couples will also be checked in to one of Healing Manor Hotel’s cosy Courtyard Double Bedrooms before being seated at their table. Before check out the next morning, guests can sit down to a locally sourced breakfast and delve into a copy of Healing Manor Hotel’s very own newspaper, The Healing Herald, sharing stories and activities across the whole of Lincolnshire. 

With availability through to 20th April 2022: From 6.30pm (Friday and Saturday evenings only) £250 per couple – based on sharing a court-yard double room.  

Reconnect with a loved one along the ‘English Riviera’ on a full-day private vintage car tour… 

 For those looking to do something extra special without leaving the UK this Valentine’s Day, why not indulge in a fabulous scenic tour of the south coast of England? Uncover treasures that are right on your doorstep and take in the delights of the British seaside in a classic British car.  

Jump into an open-top vintage Beauford Tourer with a loved one and hit the road from sunny Torquay or Newton Abbot with an expert local guide, handpicked by ToursByLocals, who will be your personal driver during the trip. The vintage car tour can be completely tailored; take a trip to Kents Cavern – one of Europe’s top Stone Age caves, savour a delicious Devonshire cream tea at Cockington Village, swim in the sea at award-winning beaches that you would not believe are in the UK, or simply bask in the glorious winter sunshine and hear tales of local life. To finish, wave goodbye to your friendly guide and enjoy a romantic fine dining experience for two at The Grand Hotel, Torquay, fit with shimmering ocean views. The hotel has welcomed countless famous guests throughout its history, from Agatha Christie to the Rolling Stones. 

ToursByLocals offers the 6.5-hour vintagecarsightseeingtourwith fine dining experience full-day tour for £1,038 for two people (prices vary on group size). The tour includes guiding services, private transportation and admission tickets. 

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