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Popping the question

Following Prince Harry’s “cosy” proposal  to Suits star, Meghan Markle in Nottingham cottage, we’re all very excited for another Royal wedding and feeling inspired by their humble engagement settings. 

Sure we all want to be proposed to in a memorable romantic setting, but the mounting pressure to create the perfect proposal can be a real struggle.

Short break specialist Super Break have come up with a helpful list of destinations that will suit those looking to pop the question in a low-key setting to those who prefer public declarations of love.

Venice, Italy

Explore the Italian way of life in this unique ‘Floating City’. Venice is a picture-perfect paradise, which has a huge amount of culture and history. Unlike anywhere else in the world, your partner is sure to be blown away by the breath-taking scenery and delicious food that this city has to offer. Why not pop the question on a gondola ride down the Grand Canal, or propose at the top of San Giorgio Maggiore Church. If you get the right answer, then where better then Venice to enjoy a celebratory bottle of prosecco!

Venice City Breaks – 3 nights, 4* Le Boulevard Hotel Venice, including breakfast and return flights from London Stansted from £172pp (based on 12/02/18)

Verona, Venice and Lake Garda – fly from 7 local UK airports to Verona, staying 3 or 4 nights, including Full Day Lake Garda Discovery Tour and Afternoon/Evening Venice Tour from £549pp

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is an idyllic location to consider if you are looking to make a marriage proposal. Scotland’s capital is known for its natural beauty, boasting more trees per head than any other city in the UK as well as some of the most magnificent stone architecture. For anyone planning a marriage proposal, this city has it all. Enjoy the majestic views from Edinburgh Castle that stands tall on a dormant volcano, or take a trip to the tranquil and picturesque Dean Village.

Edinburgh Short Breaks

Edinburgh Castle Break – 4* Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, 2 nights with breakfast on both mornings and dinner on the 1st night of stay with tickets to Edinburgh Castle – £132pp (based on 13/02/18). Add rail and save up to 50%. OR 5* Principle Edinburgh George Street, 1 night with Edinburgh Castle tickets – £71.50pp (based on 14/02/18) or £97.50pp including return rail (based on Newcastle)

Bruges, Belgium

In North West Belgium, the city of Bruges is often described as a ‘fairy-tale medieval town’ as well as the ‘Venice of the North’. This city has plenty of canals and cobbled streets which make for a truly romantic setting if you are looking to visit here as a couple. The bridge at Minnewater (or ‘Lake of Love’) would make for a beautiful proposal. Not only is it a stunning location, but there is an old legend which says that lovers who cross the bridge together will know eternal love. If your loved one is a beer fan, why not choose the characterful Café Rose Red to propose, this intimate location has dozens of red roses hanging from the ceiling.

Bruges Eurostar Breaks – 2 nights, 4* Hotel Academie including full breakfast and return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras from £184pp (based on 13/02/18)

Bruges Mini Cruise – 4 nights, 2 nights at the 4*Hotel Aragon Bruges, 2 nights return P&O ferry transfers, coach transfers to/from Bruges from ferry port, from £149pp (based on 12/02/18)

Reykjavik, Iceland

Based on the west coast of Iceland, Reykjavik is the oldest city in Iceland known for its beautiful street art, manmade beach and attractive landscapes. With 64% of the entire Icelandic population living in the city, it’s still easy to find a romantic spot to ask your loved one that special question. Our favourite locations include the Perlan Museum which offers a 360-degree view of the city, or a relaxing soak in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. If you are lucky and it is the right time of year, then you might even get the opportunity to propose in front of the Northern Lights – an experience your partner is sure to remember.

Reykjavik City Breaks – 3 nights (based on 13/02/18), from return flights from London Gatwick to Reykjavik including checked in luggage, 3 nights at the Icelandic Hotel Reykjavik Natura from £464.50pp. Add a range of attractions to your break starting from £30pp.

Iceland Attractions – 3 Nights, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura and Wonder of Snaefellsnes 1 Day Tour, which includes a guided tour of the majestic Snaefellnes – The tour highlights the most picturesque scenery, including beaches, towering mountains, volcanic craters, luscious valleys and impressive glaciers, from £350pp (based on 13/02/18)

London, England

Looking to propose in style? Well, London is definitely the place to make your proposal special. London offers so many sightseeing spots and attractions that have the required wow factor. Our favourites include enjoying a romantic champagne afternoon tea cruise on the River Thames, or enjoying dinner in the Sky Garden Fenchurch rooftop restaurant overlooking the city. There is also the Royal Observatory Greenwich where you can propose to your loved one after gazing up at the stars together.

London Breaks – 2 nights, 4* Novotel Tower Bridge Hotel including breakfast on both mornings and dinner on the 1st night from £119pp

Full Day of Magic Tour – 1 night, 3* Bayswater Inn with breakfast with a full day of magic London tickets which include entry to the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels, afternoon champagne tea cruise on the River Thames, fast track entry into St Paul’s Cathedral, see the iconic changing of the guard, professional guide & luxury coach transportation from £148pp (based on 14/02/18)

Are you still unsure of how you would like to propose? Take a look at Super Break’s Proposal Planner, a tool which provides you with inspiration for making the perfect marriage proposal.

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