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Atlantic Islands Specialist

Our Favorite Romantic Destinations

Couple Mt Teide

Travel remains the ultimate romantic endeavor in a world brimming with bustling cities, picturesque landscapes, and hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Our favorite destinations will surely set your heart aflutter, offering a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, local charm, and romantic allure. These destinations are tailor-made for couples seeking to create lifelong memories in some of the world's most enchanting settings.


Starry Nights in the Canary Islands

Nestled amidst the glistening waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Canary Islands offer more than just sun-kissed beaches and stunning landscapes. With clear skies and minimal light pollution, stargazing in the Canary Islands is an experience like no other. Tenerife's Teide National Park offers a mesmerizing backdrop for stargazing adventures. As Spain's highest peak, Mount Teide towers over the island, providing a secluded sanctuary away from city lights. Visitors can ascend the mountain by cable car to reach its summit, where panoramic vistas and clear skies await. As night descends, the twinkling stars emerge in all their glory. Whether you're tracing constellations with the naked eye or peering through a telescope to glimpse distant planets, stargazing in the Canary Islands is an experience that leaves a lasting impression. So, pack your binoculars, bundle up beneath the celestial canopy, and prepare to be enchanted by the beauty of the Canarian starry sky.


The Blue Lagoon of Iceland

Renowned for its ethereal beauty and therapeutic waters, Iceland's Blue Lagoon offers a sanctuary for relaxation, rejuvenation, and romance. The lagoon is fed by naturally heated mineral-rich waters deep within the Earth's crust. Its milky-blue hue, created by the silica, algae, and minerals in the water, contrasts with the surrounding rugged volcanic terrain, creating a visually striking setting. Beyond its picturesque beauty, the Blue Lagoon is celebrated for its purported therapeutic properties, attracting visitors worldwide. Visitors can indulge in various spa treatments while soaking in the warm, mineral-rich waters amidst Iceland's breathtaking natural scenery.


Beaches of French Polynesia

With pristine white sands gently lapped by crystal-clear turquoise waters, each beach in French Polynesia boasts its own unique charm and allure. Many of our small ship cruise itineraries include private beach experiences on the smaller, more remote islands. From the romantic shores of Bora Bora, with its stunning sunset vistas and palm-fringed shoreline, to the secluded shores of Taha'a, where powdery sands meet vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, there's a beach to suit every traveler's dream. Whether you're seeking romance, adventure, or relaxation, French Polynesia's beaches beckon with their irresistible beauty and promise of unforgettable experiences beneath the South Pacific sun. 


The vineyard terraces and wine of the Douro Valley

The breathtaking Douro Valley is located beside the meandering Douro River in northern Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its centuries-old winemaking tradition. Carved into terraced hillsides, the vineyards of the Douro Valley create a stunning mosaic of greenery that stretches as far as the eye can see. Here, amidst the landscape's rugged beauty, generations of winemakers have perfected the art of producing some of the world's finest wines, particularly the renowned Port wine. From the careful cultivation of grapevines to the meticulous hand harvesting, every step of the winemaking process in the Douro Valley is a labor of love passed down through the ages. Visitors to this picturesque region can immerse themselves in the winemaking tradition through guided tours of vineyards and historic wine estates, where they can witness firsthand the time-honored techniques that produce these exceptional wines. Whether sipping a glass of Port while gazing out over the terraced vineyards or exploring the quaint villages dotted along the riverbanks, visiting the Douro Valley is an unforgettable journey into the heart and soul of Portuguese winemaking.


Flowers of Madeira

Madeira, often hailed as the "Pearl of the Atlantic," is not just renowned for its stunning landscapes and warm climate but also its breathtaking array of flowers. This Portuguese island is a botanical paradise where vibrant blooms flourish year-round. From the vibrant blooms of the Funchal Municipal Garden to the exotic flora of the Monte Palace Tropical Garden, there's no shortage of botanical delights to discover. Wander along winding paths adorned with towering palms, vibrant bougainvillea, and delicate orchids, and immerse yourself in the tranquil oasis of Madeira's gardens. Whether exploring the lush gardens, strolling through the charming streets, or attending the vibrant Flower Festival held each May, visitors are sure to be captivated by the enchanting blooms that adorn the romantic landscapes of Madeira. 


Waterfalls of the Azores

Considered a power of nature, natural mountain water cascading down the side of a cliff or valley is the perfect backdrop for the most romantic couple instagram photo. Caldeira Velha waterfall, which is next to one of São Miguel’s hot springs, is a favorite place for getting in the water, and is surrounded by beautiful green flora with the minerals of the water leaving a colorful display along the rocks to make the waterfall itself more enchanting. If you’re up for a little adventure, hike the Sanguinho trail to the Salto do Prego waterfall, with crystal clear waters and an intimate setting in the woods.


Experience these romantic moments for yourself on a customized Quest Travel Adventures itinerary. Our most popular itineraries include Tenerife GetawayComplete IcelandTahiti and the Society Islands, Delightful Douro, Azores Nature Lovers Hiking, and Madeira Culinary Exploration


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