Are you looking for a romantic break away with your loved one? Going away can seem extremely appealing at this time of year especially if you can escape the UK winter and enjoy some sun abroad.

Manchester Airport has listed 11 romantic getaway destinations you can fly to and it says that more than 300,000 passengers will fly out of the airport between February 10 and 18 – the week of Valentine’s Day (February 14).

So, if you’re planning your next trip, here’s some romantic getaway inspiration.

11 romantic getaway destinations you can fly to from Manchester Airport

For more information or to make a booking, you can visit the Manchester Airport website.


Manchester Airport says: “The City of Bridges holds a special place in the popular imagination, with its network of canals and renaissance architecture combining to create a city unlike any other on Earth.

“Venetian gondolas are world famous, engraved Murano glass makes for a fantastic, personalised souvenir for loved-up couples and a day trip to Verona, the setting of Romeo and Juliet, is also a must for any Valentine’s Day itinerary.”

easyJet, and Ryanair offer flights from Manchester Airport to Venice.


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If you’re looking for a place with good food and lots of culture, Rome could be the ideal destination for you.

Manchester Airport says: “Staying in Italy, but heading further south, Rome combines sightseeing with culture and unbeatable food.

“The Pincio Gardens are a great spot for a leisurely romantic stroll, once you’ve finished marvelling at the Colosseum and the art adorning the Sistine Chapel.”

You can fly with easyJet, or Ryanair if you choose to travel to Rome from Manchester Airport.


Fancy yourself a trip to Vienna? It’s said to be a “very sophisticated couples’ break”.

The airport says: “The capital of Austria makes for a very sophisticated couples’ break, with its palaces, theatres, classical music concerts and patisseries.

“A horse-drawn carriage tour is a popular way of becoming acquainted with the Innere Stadt, Vienna’s old town.”

Fly to Vienna with either Austrian Airlines, or Ryanair from Manchester.


Have you always wanted to go to Reykjavik? This Valentine’s Day, you could make it happen with flights available from Manchester Airport with easyJet, Icelandair, or Ryanair.

The airport says: “Valentine’s Day visitors to Iceland tend to be there for one particular reason – the Northern Lights.

“Nature’s most spectacular show is still frequently visible from Reykjavik in February, and what’s more, couples can also enjoy a dip in the Blue Lagoon, which has now reopened following a temporary closure.”


“Few cities epitomise the culture and architecture of the heart of Europe like Prague does. Get lost together as you wander the streets of the Old Town, take in the Charles Bridge and explore the city’s castle. If nightlife is more your thing, Prague has you covered as well,” says Manchester Airport.

easyJet, or Ryanair can get you to the Czech capital from Manchester.

New York

Why not take a trip across the pond this Valentine’s Day?

Manchester Airport recommends flying to New York as it’s “a big hit with couples”.

It adds: “The Big Apple is a big hit with couples, not least because of the plethora of things to see and do.

“Enjoy sweeping views from the top of the Empire State Building, stop for a picnic in Central Park and round off your special day by taking in a show on Broadway.”

Virgin Atlantic and Aer Lingus fly to New York from Manchester Airport.


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Of course, Paris is also recommended as a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day.

Manchester Airport says: “No list of Valentine’s Day destinations would be complete without the ‘city of light’.

“Cruises down the river Seine are very popular with couples and often come complete with a candlelit dinner, and the city is one of the most popular places in the world to propose.”

AirFrance and easyJet both fly passengers to Paris from Manchester.


Manchester Airport says: “A perfect fit for the adventurous couple, Marrakesh offers an immersive cultural experience, unique architecture, high end shopping and fantastic food.

“Once you’ve explored the narrow streets of the medieval souk, unwind with a couples’ session at one of the hammams (traditional Moroccan spas) dotted throughout the city.”

easyJet,, Ryanair and TUI all fly to Marrakesh from Manchester Airport.


This Valentine’s Day could be made special with a trip to Milan.

Manchester Airport says: “Milan is an elegant and fashionable destination in itself, not least on the Piazza del Duomo facing its iconic cathedral, but many couples flying into Milan-Malpensa airport from Manchester this Valentine’s Day will be using it as a gateway to the stunning Italian lakes.

“Como is a particular favourite and boasts countless restaurants and pizzerias with panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains.”

Manchester Airport passengers can fly to Milan-Malpensa with easyJet and Ryanair.


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Known for its fine beer and chocolate, Brussels could be the ideal spot for a romantic getaway.

Manchester Airport says: “Perhaps the most quirky way of indulging in these is to immerse yourself in them, both literally and figuratively, with a beer bath at Bath & Barley in the city – where you’ll not only be bathing in the amber nectar, but you’ll also have ice-cold beer on draft and artisan chocolate within arm’s reach. Brussels’ restaurants are world-class, too.”

Brussels Airlines will get you to Brussels from Manchester.

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Fancy a trip to Barbados this Valentine’s Day?

Manchester Airport says: “A little further afield than the other options on this list, perhaps, but no less enticing – particularly when the weather at home is cold and drab.

“Barbados’ beaches are globally renowned but it offers much more besides – couples can enjoy fresh seafood at Oistins Fish Fry, a weekly open-air market where you choose your fish and then watch as it’s cooked to perfection.

“Chase your meal with a rum cocktail on the island where the spirit was invented, and tour Bridgetown’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed harbour and garrison.”

You can fly to Barbados with Aer Lingus or Virgin Atlantic from Manchester.