More and more newly-wed couples are shunning the beaches of the Caribbean and the paradise isles of the Maldives and the Seychelles for a classic break in a European city or town. Honeymoons are on the rise in Europe and with so many amazing destinations it is easy to see why. If you have a wedding coming up then here are some of Europe’s best locations for you and your loved one to celebrate you union.
Scotland’s capital is a traditional and beautiful city which combines a countryside landscape with a model-city feel. There are lots of hideaway hotels where you and your new spouse can enjoy each others company, there are lots of quiet and rural walks as well as some outstanding restaurants. Despite being a busy city, Edinburgh never feels this way and you can enjoy a romantic break in a traditional Scottish setting.
The home of ‘love’, Paris makes for a perfect honeymoon, France’s capital has been known for a long time as the city of romance and you can find it in all corners of the capital. Take a romantic walk along the banks of the Seine or a calm boat ride across it where you can enjoy a glass of champagne as you toast to your future. Kiss underneath the Eiffel Tower and stroll hand in hand under the Arc de Triomphe. Paris has everything that a newly wed couple needs.
If you are looking for classic beauty in Europe then look no further than Budapest, Hungary’s capital and a city which offers couples love and romance in a gorgeous setting. You can enjoy the thermal baths in the center of the city, take a boat ride across the sprawling River Danube and relax at night to the sound of classical music in the city’s many theaters.
The capital of the Netherlands may been renowned for its sinful side but that shouldn’t take anything away from what it can offer newly-weds. With much of the city being pedestrian-only you can stroll along the canals of Amsterdam, buy some flowers for your loved one in the many markets here and sit in the many squares and eat al fresco.
For a truly beautiful getaway Cornwall is a great location for any couple in love. The quiet coast is some of England’s most beautiful and you can enjoy some of the finest seafood in the World as you relax in one of the sleepy fishing villages. There are many hidden away cottages and inns where you and your spouse can fall in love all over again in a quiet and peaceful setting.
The Italian location where many people propose also makes for a great place to honeymoon. What better way to enjoy your first weeks of marriage than to sail on a gondola through the Venetian waterways and watch the sun setting. Here you can enjoy some fine Italian dining and even dance with your loved one in public as the evening music plays.