That romantic mini-break may be off the cards, but we’ve got the best virtual proposal ideas and destinations, so you can still pop the question from anywhere around the world during lockdown.
From drone tours to Zoom backgrounds from around the world, here’s how to secure the perfect proposal at home with a backdrop to remember.
20 Virtual Proposal Destinations
Although we’re starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel, the current coronavirus situation and subsequent travel restrictions have really put a dampener on those big plans to propose abroad.
However, we’re firm believers nothing should get in the way of a romantic gesture. So with the help of jewellery brand Est1897 – and their selection of virtual tours – you can now virtually proporse to your loved one, or just enjoy a lockdown date night, in some of the world’s most romantic cities and destinations.
1. Santorini, Greece
Home to a whitewash of stand-out buildings, beautiful architecture and romantic sunsets, it’s clear why the island of Santorini is a popular proposal destination. Check out this virtual tour on YouTube to set the scene for your virtual proposal.
Watch: YouTube tour of Santorini
2. Taj Mahal, India
A shrine to eternal love, the Taj Mahal is a testimony to passion itself, making it one of the perfect places to digitally explore with a loved one. Explore the wonder of the world with a virtual walking tour, taking in its iconic white marble and landscaped grounds.
Watch: Walking tour around the Taj Mahal
3. Central Park, New York
The Big Apple has a magic like no other city in the world, which makes a virtual date to Central Park perfect. Whether it is your first date, a romantic online walk or you’re thinking of popping the question, NYC is the city for falling in love.
Watch: YouVisit’s virtual tour of Central Park.
4. Bali, Indonesia
From white sandy tropical beaches and clear blue waters to roaming green rice paddy fields and scaling cliff tops, Bali has it all. Explore this beautiful part of Indonesia by drone and discover Bali digitally as part of a romantic date night.
5. Eiffel Tower, Paris
Known as the city of love, Paris is renowned for its romantic charm and a visit to the Eiffel Tower will really impress them. Complete with magnificent views and iconic french music, this is the perfect romantic virtual date destination.
Watch: 360° tour of Eiffel Tower
6. Mont Saint Michel, France
An iconic medieval monastery in Normandy, France, Mont Saint Michel is an unforgettable sight. Inspired by the beautiful coastline during this virtual tour, you and your date could take it in turns to spot thriving wildlife, medieval roads and gothic architecture.
Watch: Virtual tour of Mont Saint Michel
7. Grand Canyon, Arizona
Dinner on the edge of the Grand Canyon is a date only dreams are made of. Enjoy a virtual date in the natural icon of the Grand Canyon, discovering a sense of serenity and calm together. You could even expand date night to a virtual walk of the Grand Canyon and witness wonders only visible by foot.
8. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
A model for the Disney princess castles we all know and love, a digital date to Neuschwanstein Castle will prepare you for the ultimate happy ending. As the virtual tour takes you around the castle’s scenic grounds, you and your date can be living out your dream fairy tale.
Watch: Virtual tour of Neuschwanstein
9. The Colosseum, Rome
Enjoy date night in the Italian capital of Rome with a walking tour of the Colosseum. You’ll feel right in the centre as you step off of the Metro to explore the four levels of the Colosseum, including the arena floor and the famous underground Hypogeum, as well as all the restricted areas.
Watch: Walking tour of the Colosseum
10. French Polynesia
A grand tour of French Polynesia is the perfect digital pamper date! Enjoy the iconic white sands and crystal clear waters while you and your date or loved one try face masks at home. Not only will a little bit of self-care go a long way but it is bound to make you both laugh.
Watch: 360° tour of French Polynesia
11. Isle of Skye, Scotland
The natural beauty of Scotland’s Isle of Skye makes the ultimate idyllic virtual date. Take a drone tour over its iconic scenery, this romantic atmosphere is the perfect way to spend an online date without the chilly Scottish weather.
Watch: Drone over the Isle of Skye
12. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Enjoy date night in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro, with a panoramic tour of the city. With awe-inspiring views of Sugar Loaf mountain your virtual date will transport to another country, inspiring a helicopter-esque ride around the city you will be desperate to make the moment last a lifetime.
Watch: Panoramic tour of Rio de Janeiro
13. The Alps, Switzerland
Not for the faint-hearted, these death-defying views will have you and your date mesmerised, falling in love with each other as much as the scenery. A drone tour of the Alps will have you awestruck, making it the perfect virtual proposal destination for escaping from reality.
Watch: Drone tour of the Swiss Alps
14. Kyoto, Japan
An iconic romantic destination Kyoto, Japan is known for its cosy atmospheric lanes, beautiful scenery and serene gardens and temples. As a symbol of Japanese culture and tradition, a virtual proposal in Kyoto will take you on a tour of classic Japanese architecture and refined gardens, giving you the space to be at one with each other.
15. Venice, Italy
Considered one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, Venice holds a virtual key to your hearts with an immersive walking tour of the sinking city. Why not attempt to make pasta together? If your both isolating this could be hands on, or as a video call, cooking catastrophes and flour failures could have you laughing along.
16. Northern Lights, Iceland
There is nothing more romantic than watching the Northern Lights together. Regardless of whether you are in lockdown together or having a distant date, a virtual trip to the Northern Lights is sure to make you feel closer.
Watch: Virtual trip to Northern Lights
17. Sydney Opera House, Australia
Enjoy a one of a kind experience with the Sydney Opera House as a virtual date destination. You can not only witness the wonders of its architecture with a 360° tour of the Opera House, but remark in its peace and quiet in between performances, a sight not many get to witness.
Watch: 360° tour of Sydney Opera House
18. Amalfi Coast, Italy
The ultimate destination for relaxed romance, a virtual visit to the Amalfi Coast is the perfect way to soak up loving Mediterranean vibes. From its chic coastline to the beautiful intertwining streets, a walking tour of the Amalfi Coast is the perfect digital date.
Watch: Walking tour of the Amalfi Coast
19. Oahu, Hawaii
Enjoy the calming sights and sounds of Sunset Beach in Oahu, Hawaii with a virtual walk along the sands. Feeling claustrophobic? This beach break could be the escape you both needed to find some romance during lockdown.
Watch: Virtual beach walk in Oahu, Hawaii
20. Corfu, Greece
Treat the mind, body and soul and make your favourite holiday the back drop for your virtual proposal destination. Although it’s a virtual tour it is still beautiful, use your imagination to be whisked off to the Ionian Sea.
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