You’ve just married the love of your life and are ready to embark on a lifetime together. But before diving in head deep, there’s the honeymoon. The glorious break from all of the stress of the world for just the two of you to enjoy and to take time to bond after the stress of wedding planning. Europe is filled with stunning honeymoon destinations. You could choose a specific destination, or pick to go on a romantic cruise and see multiple. You could even do a little road trip between destinations. The options are endless. Here are 6 destinations that we recommend.
If you know anything about Zagreb you’ll know that it isn’t one of your typical honeymoon destinations. Often referred to as the hipster capital of Croatia, it is packed with copious amounts of cafes and cutting-edge designs. Yes, Zagreb might be home to the Museum of Broken Relationships, but this by no means should deter you, or be seen as a bad omen. Have your photo taken together in front of the gorgeous St Mark’s church, or enjoy a romantic lunch surrounded by Art Deco décor at the Regent Esplanade.
If you and your partner want a gorgeous island honeymoon, Santorini is a great option for you. Santorini has something for everyone. It is packed with all sorts of different types of accommodation. You could go for something historical, or you could go for something modern. You could go for something in between the two and rent a gorgeous, private villa for the two of you to enjoy. It is also packed with all sorts of activities for the two of you to enjoy. Charter a boat for a few days, or simply go out on a sunset cruise.
There are even a bunch of wine tours that you could enjoy. Be sure to look online before going and schedule tours in advance for reduced prices and to avoid disappointment. If you go at a busy time, you are not guaranteed to get a spot doing any fun activities.
Heading back to Croatia, we find ourselves in beautiful Motovun. This little village is located close to Slovenia, Italy, and Austria, so the fact that it has a rich food culture makes a lot of sense. It is famous for its wine, truffles, and gastronomy. The people here are also known for having a great quality of life. It is situated in the coastal region of Croatia, which means that a trip to the beach is not far away.
Venice is one of the most popular romantic destinations in Italy. This curious city is filled with twists and turns, with exciting things to explore around every corner. It’s no wonder that people call this sinking city one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Picture this; you’ve just been married, had the best wedding and now you’re on the plane to Venice with your partner. You’ll stay in a classic Venetian-style hotel, with a view over the canal.
Later, you’ll enjoy a boat trip down that canal. You should definitely look into booking a traditional boat trip to Murano Island and exploring its beauty. With so many things to do, you’ll never be bored.
The capital city of Portugal can make for an unforgettable honeymoon destination. The city of 7 hills has something for everyone. If you want something quiet there are a few lovely seaside resorts just a short drive from the center of the capital. If that’s not for you, the city center has tons of hotels for you to choose from, including the Pestana Palace. While you’re there, be sure to take a romantic trip and visit the lovely city of Sintra.
You can’t have a European honeymoon destinations list without mentioning Paris. The City of Love, The City of Lights, regardless of what you want to call it, Paris is utterly breathtaking. Take a cruise on the Senne, visit Montmarte, go up the Eiffel Tower, visit the Louvre, or just walk around the city looking for a cute café to enjoy a coffee and a delicious pastry. There are so many things you can do. Paris is extremely expensive, so be sure to book in advance to ensure that you don’t cry at the prices.
Europe is packed with lovely honeymoon locations. Depending on how much time you’ve allocated for your honeymoon you could choose to spend your time at one of these locations, or you could hop between them, experiencing multiple locations and filling your photos with memories.
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