Looking for a romantic getaway to pop the question? Studies show that an increasing number of us are popping the question on holiday - and the more unusual the venue, the better. Check out our roundup of the cream of the crop this year
World's best places to propose
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Take a hot air balloon ride over Kenya's Maasai Mara where you'll fly over the plains and see the game reserve's Big Five, while far enough for them to be less fearsome. Abercrombie & Kent offers balloon safaris that lift off at 6.30am with a lavish breakfast and a few bottles of wine. Proposing marriage 500 feet in the African sky while taking in thousands of wildebeest, zebra, antelope and the Big Five? You're almost guaranteed a 'yes'! Visit abercrombiekent.co.uk
Choose the natural wonder Niagara Falls for an unforgettable proposal. There are a number of lookout points so you can pop the question with the perfect view and to celebrate your engagement, jump aboard a Maid of the Mist boat so you can get up close to the falls and experience the dense mist inside the curve of the Canadian Falls. At night, the waterfall is illuminated creating the ultimate romantic setting and from the top of the Skylon Tower you can see both the American Falls and the Canadian Falls.
Create your own romantic Hollywood-style scene by proposing at the top of New York's tallest structure, the Empire State Building. Not only will you experience awe-inspiring views of the city, you'll also be engaged on one of the most famous buildings in the world. To help set the mood, pop the question when the saxophonist is on the 86th floor Observatory deck between 10pm and 1am from Thursday to Saturday. This way you can request a special song and see the city lights over Manhattan at night. Stop at The Empire Room on the building's main level for a champagne toast afterwards.
Take to Venice's canals and propose in one of the most romantic cities in the world. Ride in a gondola through the Grand Canal for the best views of the Rialto Bridge, the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and the city's historic palaces. Pop the question on the gondola before stopping at a canal-side restaurant to celebrate your engagement.
For a unique location to get engaged, the Sahara Desert in Morocco is a breathtaking setting. Travel by camel and spend the night at a Bedouin camp under the stars surrounded by the impressive sand dunes and oases. Make Marrakech your next stop so you can celebrate in style and luxury at a restaurant or intimate riad.
If you're looking for the most iconic place to propose in London, the London Eye is in a perfect location and the ideal place to to do it. Hire a capsule all to yourself, with champagne and pink champagne truffles. You'll enjoy stunning views of Big Ben, the River Thames and beyond. It's the ultimate place to pop the question if you're city lovers and you can even return and have your wedding here with up to 19 guests in your own private capsule.
Paris is full of romantic spots for proposing and Sacre Coeur in Montmartre is one of its most magical attractions. It's set on the top of a hill with its white domes overlooking the city and has some of the most breathtaking views of the capital. Climb the steps up to the 19th-century building and propose just in front. Early morning and sunset are the best times to visit, when it's less crowded.
Australia's most famous bridge is the perfect setting for a romantic proposal with breathtaking views of Sydney Opera House, the harbour and the city. Pop the question at sunset for the most magical views and if you're an adventurous couple, you may want to attempt the BridgeClimb for the ultimate experience 134 metres above Sydney Harbour.
Head to this colourful gorge in America, which was created 17 million years ago by the Colorado River. The Grand Canyon's vastness covers 277 miles so there's plenty of space for if you want a quiet spot to propose. The unique natural beauty and high cliff edges will guarantee you a 'yes'!
As one of Prague's most romantic attractions, Charles Bridge boasts fabulous views of the baroque city's skyline. The bridge connects the Old Town with the Lesser Town and Prague Castle. It has 75 statues and street artists and musicians can be watched at work throughout the day. The best times to pop the question are in the early morning or evening when it's less crowded.