Christmas is one of the most romantic times of year and offers the perfect opportunity to treat your partner to festive getaway or simply escape the UK winter to spend some quality time alone.
Whether you're want to submerge yourself into the festive spirit with a Christmas market shopping trip or blow the budget on a romantic ski break in the French Alps, we've got Christmas for couples covered.
Those looking for an alternative escape can discover winter in Istanbul, when the buzzing city comes alive with lights and decorations that put most European capitals to shame. Explore Grand Bazaar, have a romantic dinner at a rooftop restaurant and steal a kiss on a Bosphorus ferry. The surprisingly festive destination offers a unique getaway for lovers at Christmas.
For a more low-key escape, get away from it all and experience utter seclusion at Sweden's Treehotel. a beautiful branch-hung boutique den featuring floating walkways, a wild woodland setting and Scandi-chic rooms for lovers to hole away for a few days. If you don't fancy being too far from the slopes, Courchevel 1650 is home to the Alps' only chalet à deux - what could be more romantic? The former hay barn is rustic and snug, boasting everything you could need for an intimate escape: sheepskin rugs, roaring log fires and a hot tub.
See our pick of the best places for a romantic holiday this Christmas.