(Closed) Who is doing a European Honeymoon?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are thinking of doing an Italian honeymoon a year after (vacation time issues!) I haven’t put too much thought into it just yet but figure that I’d like at least a week to enjoy. My fiancé’s dream country to visit is Italy so I want to make sure we get there as he’s never traveled outside the US. I’ve been to Ireland and London… if you are looking for a nice place I definitely recommend Dublin!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I LOVE EUROPE!  However, we decided to go to South America because we hadn’t been there.  It was so hard to choose! 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Me! Me! Me!

We’re doing a week in Italy and a week in Greece. We’re going to rent a car in Pisa where we’ll fly in and drive down to naples and explore italy in that way. We’re just going to wing it. Only our 1st and last nights in europe will be booked, for the hotel I mean :). So much fun!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are but I have no idea where – other than our hotel is on a beach. It’s all booked but FI wants it to be a surprise so I won’t know until our wedding day!  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

We’re thinking Greece or Spain.

I have friends who went on a European cruise and LOVED it. I personally kind of hate cruises, but I’m totally antisocial. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We went to Europe for two weeks for our honeymoon, and it was awesome!  We flew into London, took the Eurostar train to Paris, stayed there for a few days, drove to Luxembourg, stayed there for two days, drove to a resort in Germany’s Black Forest, stayed there for a week, drove to Switzerland for a day trip, drove back to Paris, took the train back to London, and flew back to the States.  Out of all our travels, we LOVED Germany the best.  Switzerland and Luxembourg were both nice, but we didn’t enjoy Paris very much. 

We’re already planning a second trip for sometime in the next few years to return Europe to visit northern Germany and Prague.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

It is not our honeymoon but FI and I are going to Europe this summer. We will be traveling throughout Great Britain for three weeks. We land in London then go to Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool, Belfast, Glasgow, and then Edinburgh. We met in London and have both been to England numerous times and absolutely love it. We choose this trip because I have been to England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland and my FI has only been to England so we wanted to visit every country in the United Kingdom. After Scotland we will be spending a month in Sweden with my FI’s family. I would highly recommend Sweden and the other Scandinavian countries. The people are very friendly and open to speaking English. It is also very beautiful as well as clean. My dream is for our 10 yr anniversary to take a cruise of Norway. The scenery is breathtaking and I personally find cold weather to be romantic since you have to snuggle up and are not all sweaty!!!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’m still an undergrad, and I studied abroad this year in Innsbruck, Austria.  We followed the Austrian university calendar, so we had TONS of time off.  So I’m pretty well traveled when it comes to Europe at least!

It’s all still in dream stages at this point, but SO and I want to do a mini euro tour for our honeymoon.  He’s always been fascinated with the Scandinavian countries, and I didn’t have a chance to visit there this year, so we might spend a week or two in Finland and Sweden.  See the northern lights and cool stuff like that.

Then I want to visit my two favorite places that I have been this year: Malta, and the Greek Islands (I just visited Santorini).  I spent a few days at each, and they were just so beautiful and so unique, I wish I could have spent a month at each place! Malta was lively, beautiful, warm, and just had a really cool laidback, quirky, Mediterranean feel to it.  I visited Santorini, and it was breaktaking.  So romantic, and so beautiful.  I’ve also heard Mykonos and Naxxos are wonderful.  I personally did not like Athens at all, (flew in and out from there, so saw the sights) it was a big, dirty, stinky, and somewhat sketchy city.  Especially now with all the riots, no wonder Athenians are so mad!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I **LOVE** Europe!  We are going right after the wedding, only for 10 days, but I can hardly wait.  We are going to Amsterdam, Brussels, and Bruges.  We have been before, it is fabulous.  Americans always freak out about going to Amsterdam, thinking that it’s all prostitution and weed (marijuana is legal) but I swear to you, we don’t take advantage of either and were never exposed to it unless we specifically went to an area looking for it.  Amsterdam is gorgeous, a great melting pot of cultures, every kind of food you could imagine, and just a very friendly, laid back city.  If you get the chance, I recommend visiting for a day or two!  We’ve never been to Brussels or Bruges, but I cannot wait to get there!!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love Europe as well…so much that I moved over here. πŸ˜‰ Of course, having a dutch fiance kind of helped!

Honestly, Jamielee is correct, you aren’t exposed to the weed or prostitution unless you go looking for it.  And when you do run into it, it’s not a big deal unless you make it a big deal.  Both are legal over here and in genenal neither dutchies or europeans make a fuss about it (I even work in the business side of the adult industry and people don’t get shocked…big difference from the US).

While I don’t care for Amsterdam (too touristy for me, but a necessary evil), it does have a lot to offer.  I personally prefer Utrecht which a lot of tourists don’t make it to so you don’t have the shops selling nick nacks every 3 shops.  It has fantastic shopping, historic buildings, and the NL’s tallest church tower which I recommend climbing.

Only 2 hours away from Amsterdam by train is Antwerp, which is where I go for clothes shopping.  There’s also a lot of history there since it got hit hard in WW2, has northern Europes oldest gothic church, and of course the Belgians know how to do food.  The dutch eat to live, the Belgians live to eat.  There are more food shops than other stores. LOL  And hand dipped belgian chocolates.  Yum!

I have only been to Brussles while passing through the train station, but from what I hear from both my dutch and belgian friends, it’s not all that great.  Do Antwerp and Bruges instead (plus Brussels is getting onto the Wellian, French, side of Belgium and they’re a lot less friendly than the flemish).

I went to Bruges for the first time last year.  It’s a pain to get to by either train or car but once you arrive it’s FANTASTIC.  Lots of lace shops. πŸ˜‰

I’ve also been to various places in Germany along the dutch boarder (mostly for concerts) as well as Koln.  France is beautiful, I went camping through southern France in 2007.  Kopenhagen is awesome up in Denmark and of course the UK is great as well.

I’m personally going to a vacation park near Hamburg, Germany for my “honeymoon” with my parents and best friend to do some cycling.  That’s also a great way to do France, Germany, Belgium or the Netherlands.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are planning on going to Europe too!  We still aren’t sure when we will go but it won’t be right after the wedding.

Our main purpose for wanting to go to Europe is so FI can meet most of my family (My only family living in the States is my mom)  We are planning on staying in London for about a day then heading to Manchester for another day.  Then we will take a train to Germany and probably stay there for 4 days.  After Germany we are heading to Romania for about a week.

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’ve booked a 10 night Western Mediterranean cruise that will be stopping in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Sicily, Cyprus and Egypt!  We booked through Costa Cruise line and it’s been super easy to this point.  Our excursions have yet to be listed, so we haven’t booked them yet, but we figured by doing a cruise, we’d see many more countries than we would if we were driving.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i wish! FH and I were planning a trip to Ireland, England and Scotland for our honeymoon, but now that we are paying for alot of the wedding ourselves, we cant afford it πŸ™ so switched to jamaica… have a ton of fun!!!

i suggest italy as well. so romantic!!! stay away from major cities in greece for the next couple months just in case though with all the unrest out there.

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