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Valentine's Day: travel deals

AFP   January 27, 2013
First Published: 12:52 IST(27/1/2013) | Last Updated: 14:34 IST(27/1/2013)

Lovers who want to spend Valentine's Day away from home can take advantage of many romantic offers. Take a look at our selection, from aphrodisiac dinners and following in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet to the Taj Mahal.


Aphrodisiac dinner at Namaskar in Marrakech
Five-star establishment Namaskar in Morocco has created special packages of three-day/two-night stays for lovers. The package includes an aphrodisiac dinner with a variety of gastronomic dishes specially created by chef Antoine Perray as well as a romantic welcome to your room and treatments for two at the hotel spa. Prices for this break start at €1962 per couple.

Get inspired by Romeo and Juliet in Verona
At the Palazzo Victoria in Verona in Italy, lovers will can pretend to be one of the most mythical couples in literature, Romeo and Juliet. This trip, available February 13-16 (from €270 per person per night), includes a carriage ride in town as well as a romantic meal at the famous Ponte Pietra restaurant. Valentines will also be able to go to the top of the Lamberti Tower, Verona's highest point.

Lovers can follow in Romeo and Juliet's footsteps at the Palazzo Victoria in Verona. Photo: AFP

A tropical Valentine's Day
For a warm Valentine's Day, the Toiny, a five-star hotel in Saint-Barthélemy in the Caribbean, has concocted six-day trips for twosomes. After being welcomed in one of the 15 en-suite villas with private pool and terrace, they will be able to enjoy a treatment for two at the spa. They will also have access to a mini Cooper, be able to go on a boat ride to see the sunset and receive a picnic hamper for either lunch or dinner on the beach. This "Romance" offer starts at €3 470 per person.

At the Toiny in Saint-Barts, lovers will have their own pool. Photo: AFP

Dinner in front of the most romantic Indian monument
At its hotel in Agra, in India, the Oberoi hotel group is offering dinner for two on a private terrace with an incredible view of the Taj Mahal. This mausoleum was built by the Mughal emperor Shâh Jahân in memory of his deceased wife Mumtaz Mahal. To this day, it is still home to the two lovers' tombs. For Valentine's Day, tourists will be able to enjoy a gastronomic menu by candlelight and admire the "Crown of Palaces" under the moonlight. Couples can enjoy this offer during a six-day stay from US$ 4165 per person.

In the Oberoi Agra hotel, lovers will enjoy a romantic meal with a view of the Taj Mahal. Photo: AFP


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