Top 8 romantic experiences worldwide

Top 8 romantic experiences worldwide

Want to make memories of a lifetime with your loved one? Start by ticking these eight romantic experiences off your bucket list…

1. Book a private pod (with champers) on the London Eye, UK

Gaze over the capital's rooftops together, in luxurious privacy. The London Eye's 'Cupid's Capsule' package (from £350) includes your own pod, a bottle of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne and a box of Hotel Chocolat Pink Champagne Truffles, served by your very own host.

2. Take a private tango lesson, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Book a sultry session for two with one of the finest instructors in the world's tango capital - many specialist operators can organise lessons. Once you've perfected some moves, hit the city's dancefloors or head to a tango show (Bar Sur and El Viejo Almacén are classic venues) to watch the pros in action.

3. Picnic on your own island, Tikehau, French Polynesia

Sail to Tikehau Lagoon and, while you snorkel with rays in the crystal-clear waters, the captain and chef will set up a flower-strewn table on a sandy atoll - complete with jumbo prawns, fresh fish and bottles of bubbly - then make a discreet exit, leaving you to lunch alone...

4. Ride the rails in secluded style, across Canada

Book Deluxe Sleeper Plus Class on Via Rail's four-day 'Canadian' service from Toronto to Vancouver to get the very best of berths: a spacious compartment complete with private shower, fridge, flat-screen TV (if you can tear yourself away from the views) and a cosy double bed.

5. Bathe in a private hotspring, Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa, Japan

Bed down at luxurious Lamp no Yado for a private piece of Japanese culture. Many of the suites at this 14-room hideaway have their own onsen (hot spring bath), which - as the hotel is surrounded on three sides by the sea - seem to drop right into the water.

6. Lift off in a hot air balloon, Namib Desert, Namibia

Drift up over the apricot ripples of the Namib in a small wicker basket - it's the best, and most romantic, way to appreciate the scale and grandeur of this ancient landscape. Watch dunes flow and antelope stalk, before landing in the wilderness for a champagne breakfast.

7. Make a tandem bungy jump, Queenstown, New Zealand

Set your pulses racing by flinging yourself into a gorge together, with nothing but a bit of elastic for safety: the original Kawarau Bridge Bungy, just outside Queenstown, offers the option of tandem jumps. Honeymoon buzzes don't come more white-knuckle than this.

8. Explore the seafloor by scooter, Grand Baie, Mauritius

Channel a bit of Bond chic in the turquoise Indian Ocean. Non-divers (and even non-swimmers) can plunge to the seafloor in a self-drive underwater scooter for two, to zip among the coral and technicolour fishes, all the while breathing normally inside the panoramic glass dome.

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