So you are done with all the stress of planning the marriage ceremony and have actually tied the knot with your significant other. Congratulations. Now it’s time to get-away for some alone time with your spouse. Choices of honeymoon destinations are endless but you have to decide what region or even continent suits your needs.
If you are looking for honeymoon destinations in Europe, you have come to the right place. With historic architecture and amazing landscapes, Europe is a popular continent for honeymooners.
To help you get started in planning the honeymoon of your dreams, see below our top pick of honeymoon destinations in Europe.
- Santorini, Greece
All islands in Greece have the most amazing scenery juxtaposed against stunning sunsets and spectacular landscapes. Santorini is one of the most popular islands in Greece visited by thousands of people yearly. The island consists of two inhabited smaller islands namely Thira- the archipelago’s largest island and the syrupy Thirassia which makes for a relaxing daytrip.
Santorini is made up of the most colorful beaches and amazing archaeological structures.
There are a ton of things to do on the Island:
- Hike to Ancient Thera to see the ruins of three empires
- Gaze at the breathtaking view of the caldera, a brilliant blue pool of water that serves as the nucleus for the varied isles of this archipelago
- Santorini is the most famous of the islands in Greece and attracts tons of celebrity crowd in the summer.
- Despite the economic situation of Greece, the city continues to thrive. It won’t cost you a lot to vacation in the beautiful city.
The average daily budget for a modest stay in Santorini is about $110-130. The cost of a decent meal ranges between $25-30. Transportation will set you back about $19-25 daily. Accommodation costs per person ranges between $50-80.
- Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal is a great place for a honeymoon. Perched on top of seven hills, it is home to sunny beaches, ancient French-style architecture and coastal views. Take romantic strolls in Sintra where you can see the famous Pena’s Palace and other grand castles; treat yourself to a stay in luxurious resorts like Estoril or the Pestana Palace hotel.
There are a host of things to do in the beautiful city of Lisbon:
- Cruise the Fado clubs in Bairro Alto
- Enjoy the scenic views at the top of the Santa Justa Elevator
- Visit Cascais beaches
- Enjoy gazing at the gargantuan displays at the Oceanarium.
Honeymooning in Lisbon can be budget friendly or tailored to suit your pockets. To learn more about spending some time in Portugal, visit here. The average daily budget for a modest stay in Lisbon is about $100-110. The cost of a decent meal ranges between $20-35. Transportation will set you back about $17-20 daily. Accommodation costs per person ranges between $45-70
3. Paris, France
Paris is regarded as the most romantic city in the world and the world’s love capital. The city continues to attract millions of tourists annually. From the iconic Eiffel tour to the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Paris is one of our top honeymoon destinations in Europe.
For activities, there is a lot you can do. You can opt for guided tours or cruises:
- You can book a Cruise on the Seine or a guided visit to Notre Dame.
- You can check into luxurious hotels that provide romantic views which is a treat for newlyweds.
- You can stay at the Grand hotel du Paris Royale or book a stay in one of the romantic hotels along the French Riviera.
- Take a train to Versailles to see the grand palace
The average daily budget for a modest stay in Paris is about $120-200. The cost of a decent meal ranges between $30-35. Transportation will set you back about $20 daily. Accommodation costs per person ranges between $10-170.
Do you enjoy vibrant nightlife of clubbing, casinos and fine dining? Then you should visit Monaco. With warm weather all year round, Monaco continues to attract tourists. You can stay in beach side hotels or pick a hotel atop a hill.
The city is beset with many attractions;
- Visit luxury casinos like the Monte Carlo Casino
- Watch opera performances,
- Visit the whale skeleton at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
- Watch the daily changing of the guard at noon in the Prince’s palace,
- Stroll through Exotic garden to admire huge cacti.
These are just a few things you can do in the Municipality of Monaco. Honeymooning in Monaco is a bit pricy. The average daily budget for a modest stay in Monaco is about $170-200. The cost of a decent meal ranges between $40-50. Transportation will set you back about $19-25 daily. Accommodation costs for a couple ranges between $100-150.
Known for its cultural traditions and attractions, Spain is one of our top honeymoon destinations in Europe. There are many beautiful cities in Spain that are great for newlyweds and provide the much needed romance apt for the occassion. Enjoy fine wine; eat Tapas while you listen to street musicians in the open air plaza.
You can decide to visit the picturesque city of Seville characterized by Jewish, Islamic and Christian influences. If you love exploring history, you can take a stroll through narrow streets and enjoy drawn-out meals while you both swoon over Seville’s centuries-old neighborhoods and cultural offerings.
Madrid is the city of the best flamenco dancers in the world. You can visit the Royal palace or spend some time at the Prado Museum, one of the top in the world.
Mallorca is one of the Balearic Islands and the largest at that. See nature at its peak while you take a drive through traditional villages.
Visiting Spain isn’t necessarily cheap but can still be done on a budget. You can stay in hostels or budget friendly hotels. If you want to splurge, there are rooms in top hotels that cost about $180-250. Decent accommodation with the basic amenities can set you back about $60-150 per night. Daily meals per person can cost between $25-30. You can peg your daily budget in Spain at $125 after you factor in the cost of visiting some sites and transportation.
We hope we have helped make you choice easier? Share your honeymoon experience with us in the comment section. Happy travels.