Prague, Czech Republic

With Bohemian charm, breathtaking views, fairytale architecture, excellent dining and an array of baroque art and music venues, Prague offers newlyweds a truly heady dose of love and romance.

The Mandarin Oriental, Prague is one of our favourite places to stay. Housed within a former 14th century monastery it offers honeymooners a choice of beautiful individual suites and rooms seamlessly blending monastic peace with modern luxury. Away from the big names, the magnificent Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa stands out.

Surely one of the most romantic ways to experience Prague is by vintage car or horse and open carriage. For independent explorers, Prague Castle is a must-see, as is Charles Bridge. The 30 baroque statues were added in 1683 but the original bridge dates back to 1357.

From the bridge head to the Old Town Square, surrounded by galleries, bistros and souvenir shops, whilst the square itself is dominated by the spired gothic architecture of Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem and the famous Astronomical Clock.

Wenceslas Square is the centre of the modern city, where in 1918, Alois Jirásek read the proclamation of independence. Don’t forget to visit Malá Strana and the love-lock bridge to leave a memento of your love in this beautiful city.

For a romantic evening, the Prague Boats three-hour dinner cruise is ideal, while for elegant fine-dining take a look at Francouzská Restaurace Art Nouveau, or head back up to Prague Castle and Villa Richter.

With a vibrant nightlife including everything from opera to nightclubs, Prague justifies its status as one of the most romantic cities in Europe.