Press Release   •   Feb 17, 2016 14:57 GMT

Not one for mushy cinema dates or romantic walks on the beach? Does the thought of dinner surrounded by loved up couples fill you with dread? From catching fish in the canals of Paris, to a cross-dressing adventure in Tokyo, Expedia.co.uk have found some novel ways to spend Valentine’s Day this year.


Street Fishing in Saint Martin Canal - £31 pp

Be a part of the new wave of street fishing taking over the waterways of Paris. Discover an array of fish and city wildlife with a friendly local who has a passion for a unique, up-and-coming concept. The waterways in which pike, giant catfish and black bass have been spotted have been cleaned up and are now home to a healthy population of river life. This has attracted many hipsters and locals to this new concept of street fishing. It's a popular sport for young bohemians and what better way to celebrate the 14th then casting some lines with a loved one.


Crypts and Catacombs Underground Tour - £53 pp

Descend deep underground and delve into Rome's hidden burial chambers. Discover its Imperial and early-Christian mysterious past as you pick your way along catacombs and shadowy crypts, uncovering sinister secrets that lie beneath your feet. The long winding passages unfold millennia of history among tombs and memorials, backdating a time where Christianity was considered a cult whose members were executed as pagans and buried as martyrs.

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Star Wars Costume Exhibition - £22 pp

Break out your lightsabers for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day opportunity. This self-guided tour of dozens of handcrafted costumes brings you closer than ever to the creative process behind Star Wars. Admire the fantastic universe created by George Lucas and get a sneak peek at the magnificent costume collection that featured in the latest smash film. Getting your geek on has never felt so good.


Cross-Dressing Kimono & Kitsuke Styling in Tokyo - £35 pp

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture by donning a traditional kimono and exploring the streets of Tokyo. With a professional stylist to guide you every step of the way, learn about kitsuke (the art of wearing a kimono) and find out how styles differ between men and women. Meet your professional and fun stylist at Shim rental shop and kick off your day

learning about the history of this beautiful garment. Bring your own wig, rent one from the shop or opt for extra services including hair and make-up styling that can enhance your traditional look and make for a Valentine’s Day date with a difference.


Amsterdam Sightseeing & Dutch Countryside Tour with Cheese Tasting – £46 pp

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so what better Valentine’s Day treat than a tour of Amsterdam's iconic landmarks and flowing canals followed by some cheese tasting. View the Royal Palace, the National Monument, the Albert Cuyp Market and the Skinny Bridge. Drop by a working diamond factory where you’ll learn about the traditional gem-polishing techniques and finish up with a few slices of the yellow stuff – produced on site at a local factory.

To view and book yourself a unique Valentine’s Day experiences, visit https://www.expedia.co.uk/ today.

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