Unique ideas for romantic getaways

If you are on the lookout for a romantic getaway but do not want to be labelled as cliché and old fashioned, it is better to get some clues from DialAFlight, a tour operator, and head to a destination that is lesser known but no less exotic and beautiful.

You can head to Montreal or Quebec City in Canada if you desire to enjoy all things French instead of going to France. Similarly, instead of spending a fortune on going on a vacation to Dubai, experience the Arabian nights in the much less expensive Oman.

Packages next spring from DialAFlight (including Valentine’s Day) start from just £899 per person and include:

OOH LA LA IN CANADA – Save £40 Per Person

Offering a lifestyle and culture as seductive as any French city, a twin-centre visit to Montréal and Québec City in the Canadian province of Québec, guarantees romance. In Montréal, couples can cycle the shady paths of Park Mont-Royal, linger over morning cups of café au lait at terrace cafés and dine by candlelight in the old quarter, while Québec City is a UNESCO World Heritage treasure steeped in history and natural splendour.

DialAFlight (www.dialaflight.com / 0844 556 6060) is offering two nights in Montréal and three nights in Quebec City from £899 per person (saving £40 per person). Valid for selected departures from 14 February – 30 March, the price includes accommodation in superior accommodation on a room-only basis, flights from Heathrow to Montréal with Air Canada, sightseeing tours, a travel information kit and return rail transfers.

ARABIAN NIGHTS OF PASSION – Save Over £300 Per Person

For couples who prefer authentic, Middle-Eastern charm to the modern glitz and glamour of Dubai, the five-star Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman and offers beautiful, indigenous village-style accommodation and a spectacular private marina, with views of the dramatic mountains and the sandy beach of Zighy Bay. Facilities include an infinity pool, a selection of restaurants and an extensive spa.

DialAFlight (www.dialaflight.com / 0844 556 6060) is offering seven nights for the price of six at the Six Senses Zighy Bay from £2,349 per person (saving nearly £500 per person). Valid for selected departures from 7 January – 31 March, the price includes accommodation in a pool villa on a bed and breakfast basis, flights from Heathrow to Dubai with Royal Brunei and return transfers.


Located in the world-famous Kruger National Park, the Lion Sands River Lodge offers luxurious private villas in the South African bush and some of the best safari viewing on the continent. Couples can swap canvas for a canopy of stars on one of their nights at the lodge, staying in the romantic Tinyeleti Treehouse; an open-air stilted suite, completely exposed to the natural elements with the Sabie River on its doorstep.

DialAFlight (www.dialaflight.com / 0844 556 6060) is offering a luxury, five-night safari and city break in South Africa from £2,479 per person (saving 10% per person). Valid for selected departures from 11 January – 23 April, the price includes flights from London with South African Airlines, transfers, three nights at the Lion Sands River Lodge staying in a suite, with one night in a Tinyeleti Treehouse on an all-inclusive basis including game drives, followed by two free nights at the boutique Cape Cadogan or More Quarters Hotel in Cape Town on a room-only basis