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Valentine’s Day surprise: it's time to book

Valentine’s Day has a tendency to creep up on you, and although everyone says they want a quiet night in. No-one can deny the thrill they get when their special person makes an extra special effort. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered, here’s what you need to know to set up a perfect Valentine’s treat.

The fool proof Valentine’s Day checklist…

1. Double dates

Valentine's Day checklist

Planning isn’t very romantic, but if you don’t check your calendar your dream date could unravel. Make sure to check that there are no booking clashes – for you, or your partner.

2. Champagne dreams, lemonade budget


Valentine’s treats can get expensive. If you’re working on a budget it can be better to travel slightly before or after peak times – you can find the best train ticket prices for top destinations here.

3. Destination


Choose a thoughtful destination that is significant to the story of your relationship. Don’t forget that the journey time will need to be proportional to the time you plan to spend there.

You could even make the journey part of the surprise if you opt for a First Class upgrade and if you’ve got a more time hop over to Trainline EU to see our European travel options.

4. The way to the heart

Food and drink

Taking the train has its benefits when it comes to food and drink, prepare a train picnic for the journey. We recommend some mini bottles of fizz, strawberries and chocolates to set the romantic tone, sandwiches are cool too, it’s all about what you like.

5. Secret service

Secret service

Keeping your plans under-wraps can be tricky. Plus, it is a good idea to at least pencil into your beau’s diary that it is busy. To keep your destination details secret use mobile tickets so there can be no early reveal!

Now all that’s left is for you to put your most romantic foot forward. May Cupid look fondly upon you this coming Valentine’s Day. 



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