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The wedding celebrations have come to a close and now it’s time for your unique, wonderful honeymoon! Here are some wonderful destinations to consider from around the world.
Amazing architecture and food go hand in hand in this gorgeous capital of Spain. You can enjoy a wonderful combination of city life or relax on the beach. This is truly a perfect honeymoon destination. Rent a car and visit the beautiful seaside town of Sitges or travel a little further south and take in the incredible ruins of Tarragona. Sitges is known for its beautiful Mediterranean beaches and seafront promenade. The small old town is surrounded by shops, restaurants, bars and night clubs. For art lovers, visit Figueres which is the home town of Dali and discover his most famous museum and gallery!
Lisbon is known as the city of Gothic cathedrals, amazing museums, ancient monasteries, and the best pastries throughout the entire world. Portuguese bread called fadistas, fill the air in the morning hours then satisfy your sweet tooth with little oven-baked egg tarts, called pastéis de belém that are sprinkled with cinnamon. Visit Jardim de Belém for heavenly pastries! What honeymoon is complete without traditional Portuguese music, played into the wee hours of the night? Visit a cozy café terrace along the Tejo estuary for a really romantic evening. You’ll want to visit the city’s enormous São Jorge Castle with amazing views of the city’s colourful buildings, the Tagus Estuary, and Ponte 25 Abril suspension bridge. Visit the national Azulejo Museum which displays five centuries of beautiful ceramic tiles. Just outside the city, you will discover a string of beaches from Cascais to Estoril.
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, offers a visit to the amazing Buda Castle and their first bridge which is now a monument that attracts visitors from far and wide. Walk along the top of the tunnels, located on the Buda side and witness a magnificent view of the Danube! You might just find yourself humming “The Blue Danube Waltz” by Johann Strauss!
The City of Love, Paris, is always a popular and wonderful location for just the two of you. There is so much more going on in this glorious city than visiting the Louvre or Eiffel Tower! After all, you are not tourists, you are lovers looking for romance! Take a stroll down the beautiful tree-lined Champs-Élysées which is the most street in all of Paris. At the end of the street, you will be welcomed by the Arc de Triomphe!
Visit Saint-Germain and discover Oscar Wilde’s old haunts, wander down streets that never seem to end and discover bars and cafés that are off the beaten path of tourism. Mingle with the artsy Montmartrois in their local haunts or enjoy the wonderful galleries of Belleville-Menilmontant.
If the city is not your cup of tea, check out France’s wonderful countryside loaded with quaint villages and amazing history! Bourg-en-Bresse is an incredibly laid back village that by train is only 40 minutes from Lyon. Cluny is a hidden treasure with some of the most beautiful, historical buildings anywhere. This quaint village offers Roman influenced buildings with so much history.
Vienna has always been considered the waltz center of the world. Its musical diversity ranges from hundreds of years ago to present day. People have been dancing to the Blue Danube Waltz ever since it was composed by Johann Strauss 150 years ago! Vienna will always be known for dancing, whether it’s the waltz or the hop! Jazz clubs fill the air, electronic music fills the partying crowd’s night! Culinary delights always take center stage in Vienna as well. Beautifully designed display windows of the imperial and royal court confectioner, Demel, are as much a part of the Viennese culture as the many coffee shops where people pass the time of day.
If you will be honeymooning in May, visit the Genuss Festival in the Wiener Stadpark while tasting wonderful food and drinks!
You now have a great choice of many wonderful places you might consider for your up and coming honeymoon! Whatever your tastes might be, there’s something for everyone. Whether Rome, Paris, Prague, Austria, or destinations unknown. From fairy tale romantic to beautiful sandy beaches and gorgeous sunsets, you will find the perfect place for creating years of memories to come!
Dubrovnik, though no longer a tourist destination, is a wonderful place for those who love great weather and exploring. The cuisine is excellent and the people are super friendly! For honeymooners, there are few places that are as magical and romantic as Dubrovnik. This town is located along the coast for those wanting to relax on beautiful beaches and enjoy amazing seafood! Grab a boat trip and walk back in time to a really ancient world. Plan a day to take in the Old Town and City Walls. When looking for authentic dining, visit one of the many less-known konobas tucked away in Dubrovnik’s side streets. Enjoy a romantic meal by candlelight and share an order of Oysters. A konoba is a traditional restaurant associated with Dalmatian culinary and the food is prepared in the old Croatian ways. Its 16th-century buildings include the Baroque St. Blaise Church and the Gothic Rector’s Palace which is now a museum.
There’s far more to Rome than the Colosseum or other historic sites. Rome is a very romantic getaway for honeymooners. There are many hidden places throughout neighbourhoods offering incredible culinary delights such as Pasta Carbonara, Pizza Bianca, Zucchini flowers, Quinto Quarto, and the list goes on and on. Visit different piazzas, each night, for different views of the city and its surroundings.
Copenhagen is described as one of the most enjoyable and happy cities on earth. A visit to Copenhagen would not be complete without a boat tour of the wonderful canals of Christianshavn which is a beautiful spot with its cobbled streets and incredible charm. This maritime area is considered an autonomous eco-community and a true hippie haven! Leave your lover in awe by booking a reservation at Noma which has been awarded the title of “the world’s best restaurant” many times over. Once you have enjoyed such treats as sea urchins and hazelnuts along with chocolate and egg liqueur you will leave the outside world behind. It does come with a rather hefty price tag of £200 for a full menu! If this is a little rich for your blood, there are many wonderful restaurants all around the city!
Palermo is the capital of Sicily and is another wonderful destination for honeymooners. If places like Paris and Rome are just not unique enough for your taste, Sicily is right up your alley! You must visit the Vucciria and Ballarò markets to discover some really wonderful mementos or stop by Monreale and discover the gorgeous mosaics of its dome. Take a walk along the beach of Mondello and take in its beautiful, romantic sunset. Pack a picnic lunch and visit Monte Pellegrino! If the climb is too much for you, rent a car or take a bus from the city and be there in 30 minutes!
Gdansk is not like any other place on earth! With its unique location and thousands of years of history, life has shaped this city’s distinctive characteristics. It’s impossible to mistake Gdansk with any other place because the locals believe this area would not exist without freedom! For centuries, the people of Gdansk have valued their incredible freedom which has truly shaped the city.
Visit the Old Town’s patrician houses that rub shoulders with the Young City’s shipyards and beautiful sandy beaches. Renowned British guidebook publisher, Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Travel has placed Gdansk as one of the top ten must-see tourist locations.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Visit the Cinque Terre which is considered one of the best preserved natural locations in the Mediterranean. Over development of housing or roads are strictly prohibited due to historical and geomorphology reasons. Geomorphology is the study of various characteristics and landforms. Cinque Terre has an unusual, unique landscape which has been developed by people creating stone walls that equal that of the Great Wall of China!
Sintra is a beautiful town that sits between the mountains and the sea. You will be swept away in its historical heritage, luscious nature surroundings, city culture, and amazing cuisine! Sintra is known as the Capital of Romanticism due to the writings of many authors throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This entire area encompasses the romantic spirit and the emotion of human expression. This is an ideal destination for honeymooners!
Santorini is one of the most sought after locations on the map for romantic getaways. Where else can you enjoy the crystal-clear water while sitting on the edge of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea? Santorini has created a reputation as the Wedding Destination for people all around the world. This is the ideal dream location for anyone who wants to share a kiss by the island’s famous volcano, beneath an exquisite sunset! Santorini is the ultimate romantic gateway!
Madeira spells charm and sophistication, loaded with romantic possibilities making it the perfect destination for honeymooners. Visit Funchal and become enchanted with the beautiful colours of the Mercado dos Lavradores which is a marketplace of flowers, fruits, and the island costumes of the stall owners. The entire atmosphere is one huge mosaic filled with life! Just a short walk away, take a cable car to Monte and the surrounding hilltop. You and your lover can look out over the bay, dotted with yachts and the open sea. It’s all very romantic!
The town of Porto is one of the oldest tourist destinations in Europe. It’s a treasure trove of monumental and artistic heritage. Enjoy a glass of Port, while enjoying open-air relaxation and the surrounding cultural lifestyle. Year round, Porto has a very special charm that will capture anyone who is visiting for the first time. You will look forward to the next time you want to come back and become engulfed in Porto all over again. Porto has a beautiful harmony between the modern and traditional.
The gateway to the Fjords of Norway, Bergen is a wonderful cruise port and international city loaded with history and tradition. Though a city, it has all the appeal of a small town. Stroll around the old streets where people have lived for centuries and it looks like a village out of a fairy tale. Small wooden houses, cobbled streets, and flowers everywhere only add to Bergen’s amazing charm. Visit the Bergen Aquarium to view many beautiful fish, penguins, and seals in their natural environments.
Prague, The Czech Republic
Prague is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, dating back to the Middle Ages. It has often been referred to as “the golden city of a hundred spires”, or “the crown of the world”. Prague is located in the heart of Europe and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1992. Stroll around its historic centre with its 866 hectares. It is the largest historic city centre in the world while still being a vibrant cultural hub.
This is not just a city for singles, it’s an exciting place that’s a great deal of fun for honeymooners who want something different. Enjoy its wonderful nightlife, visit their endless numbers of museums and galleries. There are also many romantic things to experience including a canal boat cruise, a relaxing stroll through Vondelpark, tour Amsterdam by night, or visit the secluded Amsterdamse Forest. When ready to dine, you must try a dish of Rijsttafel which can be shared by two.
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Sasha Durant is a professional writer with a specialist focus on weddings / photography / the broader leisure industry. She works at Newton Hall, a great venue for weddings in northumberland, specialising in unique outdoor weddings.
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