Europe is one of the world’s most enticing and exciting travel destinations—especially when it comes to romance. Choose to honeymoon in Europe, and you can experience just about anything, from a cruise around the Greek isles to wine tasting in Tuscany to bar-hopping in Dublin. Here’s a quick look at several of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe:
While the word “Italy” might instantly conjure up idyllic images of verdant green hills specked with peach-colored villas, this country has a delightful diversity beyond its rural villages, like the fashion of Milan, the art of Florence, and the otherworldliness of Venice. Anywhere you turn, you’ll come face to face with history, and you’re never far from a life-changing glass of wine and plate of pasta (with extra truffles, please!).
Though you speak the same language, that’s pretty much where the similarities end. From shopping the trendiest boutiques in London to strolling through beautiful countryside in the Cotswolds, there’s an impressive score of experiences to be had. Get a sense of all that came before when you visit museums and castles and then, no matter where you are in the country, recharge with a plate of authentic fish and chips at a locals-only pub.
Though roughly the size of Texas, France manages to offer what seems like a world of romantic options, from strolling hand-in-hand through the lavender fields of Provence to frolicking in the surf along the French Riviera to kissing at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. You’ll also enjoy access to world-class delights like fashion and food, wine and water (with the Mediterranean, North Sea, English Channel, and Rhine River). Ooh la love!
With a coastal landscape unlike anywhere else on earth—boasting bright-white villages hugging cliffs that extend down towards the twinkling azure sea—Greece is distinctly and delightfully itself. Savor fresh seafood and incredible wine as you get to know honeymoon-friendly islands like Santorini and Mykonos, with their iconic clusters of cube-shaped homes and caldera views. After a day spent exploring this country’s ancient past, return to the present in a flash with an evening dissolving into its electric nightlife.
The Emerald Isle is a gem of a honeymoon destination. Though you speak the same language, you’re definitely far from home. There’s lots to see and do here, from touring a fairytale castle to sipping Guinness in a proper pub. Cities like Dublin offer an urban escape, but renting a car (or hopping on a train) is a must, to visit a charming countryside known for its 40 shades of green and truly friendly locals.
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