A leisurely gondola ride in Venice or strolling through the streets of Paris are usually the images that spring to mind when planning a honeymoon in Europe. Here are five destinations in Europe perfect for newlyweds.
With picture-perfect beaches, majestic volcanoes, and an abundance of wine, Santorini is the ideal place for a romantic getaway. The small villages and beach towns offer privacy, but with enough nightlife to ensure boredom won’t be a problem. Many of the resorts are located on cliffs that provide spectacular sunset views, and the black and red volcanic rocks offer a unique setting. For the whole package, try the Santorini Princess Luxury Spa Hotel in Imerovigli, widely considered one of the most beautiful villages on the island.
If you’re looking for a place to dance the night away, few cities have a nightlife that compares to Madrid. For a true “party all night” experience, book a hotel in the district of Chueca, which is well known for its wide selection of discos, clubs, and bars. Madrid has a variety of cultural attractions, and is considered one of Europe’s premier cities in regards to museums and galleries, as well as theaters and and other concert venues.
With its winding canals, singing gondoliers, and rustic palaces, Venice is a great city for a romantic vacation. The church bells, cobblestone streets, and abundance of intimate cafes and restaurants provide the perfect honeymoon ambiance. Spend a quiet afternoon feeding pigeons in St. Mark’s Square, and climb to the top of the bell tower for a stunning view of the city.
Built along the banks of the River Limmat and surrounded by breathtaking mountains, Zurich has something to offer every traveler. Tour the many museums and cathedrals, or visit the beautiful Botanical Garden of Zurich for a more peaceful escape. Zurich has a good club scene, from techno to jazz, but they do tend to close rather early. And no honeymoon in Zurich would be complete without a visit to Rhine Falls, the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
As the premier honeymoon destination in Europe, Paris deserves its reputation as the romance capital of the world. From gorgeous parks and gardens with cozy benches, to street after street lined with little sidewalk cafes, Paris offers plenty of places for newlyweds to cozy up with each other. From restaurants to museums to shopping, Paris has it all, and there’s hardly an image more romantic than the Eiffel Tower lit up at night.
Whether you’re looking for sun and relaxation, or a non-stop party, these European cities are great destinations for a romantic honeymoon.