The new year is almost round the corner, and will soon pave the way for the month of love to follow. The blessed young couples around the world go out of their way to profess and celebrate their love every year on this divine day of Saint Valentine. While some might like to spend the day lavishly in an upscale place, some might opt for a low budget off the beaten track kind of celebration. This column is going to shed some light on most and least expensive cities to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. Scroll down and plan the best Valentine’s Day celebration for your loved one.
5 Most Expensive Cities To Celebrate Valentine’s Day
While they may be hard on the pocket, you and your bae will surely get addicted to the unique experiences these places offer:
1. Venice, Italy
It is only fair to start the list with the city known for its romantic setting and rich history. The romantic walks on the Bridges of Sighs and the serene Gondola rides in the canals are every couple’s dream. Unfortunately, the dream city is a lot overpriced and burns a hole in the pocket if one is thinking of spending the Valentine’s Day in Venice. A charming hotel stay can cost INR 15000 per night while a romantic gala dinner date can cost around INR 7000. In addition to that, the 30-minute Gondola ride is a rip-off and one has to be aware of the tourist trap seafood restaurants and flower shops.
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2. Melbourne, Australia
This beautiful city in Australia has always been amongst the most expensive cities in the world. This Victorian city has a lot of options for people who like to indulge in some outdoor activities. As inviting as it may sound, spending Valentine’s Day in Melbourne is definitely cost one an arm and a leg. The stay in Melbourne hotels can cost anywhere between INR 8000-13000 per night. A romantic dinner or lunch along with a trip to the vineyards can come up to INR 13000. An out of the world ride in the hot-air balloon over the beautiful Yarra Valley amounts to INR 20000. Melbourne is one of 2019’s best places for Valentine’s Day.
3. Zurich, Switzerland
The romance capital of Bollywood movies, Switzerland is definitely on everybody’s bucket list. The city of Zurich and its surroundings are sensational and so is the expense. A candlelight dinner for the special evening at the Lake Zurich is worth INR 6000. The day can be made special by presenting one’s love with a box of personalized swiss chocolate where a few pieces cost around INR 2000. Zurich is also known for its relaxing spas where a couple spa package costs anywhere from INR 35000 to whopping INR 130000. In addition to these, the stay in the Zurich hotels is heavy on the pockets.
4. New York, USA
The cultural melting pot of the country, New York is known for its bustling streets and the ever-colorful Times Square where thousands of people flock together to celebrate life. But, it is no revelation that the city is expensive. If one wants to get on a cruise in the Hudson River with stunning views of the city, one might have to shell out an exorbitant amount of INR 10000 for an hour ride. A romantic candlelight dinner in New York’s elite restaurants costs INR 28000. New York does come up with events on public holidays and the costs and events vary according to the season.
5. Paris, France
The romantic city of lights will always hold its position as the most romantic city but turns out it burns a hole in the pocket. The Seine River cruise is no comparison to the New York cruise but is still worthwhile. The calm waters around provide the perfect environment for a quiet romantic evening. A 3-hour cruise with the views of the Eiffel Tower costs INR 24000. Dinner at the world-famous Moulin Rouge will cost around INR 15000. The tariff for the stay at a romantic hotel is around INR 50000 per night. Paris is undoubtedly the top most expensive city to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
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5 Least Expensive Cities To Celebrate Valentine’s Day
You’re sure to find the most romantic and unforgettable experiences in these five places that won’t burn a hole in your pocket!
1. Bengaluru, India
The silicon city, Bengaluru is famous for its pubs and restaurants. The city has much to offer when it comes to the day of celebration of love. A candlelight dinner in one of the many famous restaurants costs around INR 5000 for a 5-course meal. Those with an adventurous spirit can go for the hot-air balloon ride over the city for INR 3000. A spa day at the best of the places cost around INR 10000 for two. Bengaluru is surrounded by many hill-locks that provide the perfect scenery for a short romantic getaway.
2. Phuket, Thailand
Phuket is a paradise for those looking for some seclusion. With its innumerable beaches and activities for travelers, Phuket makes its place into 2019’s best places for Valentine’s Day. A seaside romantic dinner costs about INR 4500. A couple spa session is a must in the relaxing environment of Phuket. One might have to shell out INR 8000 for a two-hour session. Couples can go for a day out in the sea and indulge in some beach activities which does not cost much. A romantic walk in the Thalang Road is recommended for a quite yet historic night.
3. Athens, Greece
The historic city attracts travelers from around the world for its picturesque landscapes and great food. A must do a romantic dinner with a panoramic view of the glorious Acropolis coats around INR 8000 for a 6-course gourmet meal. If an exclusive dinner is out of budget then one must remember that Athens has a lot of activities that can be indulged in for free. Cliff dives, historic walks around the city is the most recommended things to do in Athens. The city also offers many bars for those who like to party out late. Spa therapy is also suggested in the beautiful islands.
4. Prague, Czech Republic
For an affordable trip to Europe, one can choose the medieval city of Prague. Dinner with the stunning views of the Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle can cost up to INR 7000. If one is on a budget then one should go for a historic walk around the city or opt for a horse-drawn carriage ride in the Old Town for a nominal price. A beautiful gift of garnet jewelry costs about just INR 5000. One can visit the art museums or take a spa day but should not forget to lock their love on the Charles Bridge.
5. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is one of the best cities in the world to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It has everything, from jam-packed nightclubs to romantic seclusions. A villa retreat in Bali can beat any other city in the world for a romantic getaway. A romantic dinner along the beachside during sunset costs about INR 5000. A couple spa also costs about the same as a special dinner. Couples can even have a beach day by indulging in snorkeling or other activities.
With these cities around the world offering so much in every range for the young lovers in the world, one should definitely plan for the best getaway. Hope these most and least expensive cities to celebrate Valentine’s Day will be of some help to make this day of love forever memorable. Plan your vacation with Travel Triangle and honor the day of Saint Valentine, and don’t forget to tell us how your experience was in the comments section below.