(Closed) Any bees been on a EUROPEAN HONEYMOON? Advice needed!!

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Can you give a bit more information, for example what sort of thing do you imagine doing on your honeymoon? Sightseeing, museums, just enjoying the view of the mountains, shopping, etc??

I didn’t honeymoon in Europe but have lived here for 5 years and have been to most countries. If I were to have honeymooned here I’d have gone to Greece, but because I wanted a beach / relaxing honeymoon. I thought that doing the “city sightseeing” type of thing would be too stressful after the pre-wedding havoc.

But if that’s what you’re going for then I think Rome is wonderful, just really full of tourists. I LOVED Switzerland, but again, depends on what you want to do. There’s a train journey from Geneva to Luzern that’s the most beautiful thing (I think it’s called Golden Rail or something similar).

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yeah, if it’s just a bit over a week I’d limit it to two cities too.

If you’ve already been to Rome, maybe you could try something different? I have to say I LOVED Copenhagen, and I’ve been told Stockholm is even better.

I also really enjoyed Belgium though some people say it’s a bit boring. Brussels is lovely, and Brugges is amazingly beautiful and super romantic.

I also love Holland but I think that’s a lot nicer in the spring.

My aunt and uncle came to Europe for their honeymoon, and they just LOVED Paris. I’m not the greatest fan of Paris but 99% of people love it. If you haven’t been there it’s worth a visit!!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our honeymoon will be in Switzerland. We’ve gone twice before and it’s our absolute favourite place in Europe. If you go in the summer, it doesn’t seem to be quite as full of tourists as places like Paris. 

If you like to hike, Switzerland has incredibly well marked trails, so you and your SO can go off alone without worrying about getting lost. It can be quite a romantic experience to be walking alone in the mountains beside waterfalls and with a view into the valley below. 

Check out http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g188045-Switzerland-Vacations.html for more information, or you can ask me questions. I’d love to recommend places and things to do to you!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Cheesy Potatoes:

October might be a problem. I’ve heard that many hotels shut down in the time in-between summer and winter. I suggest that you go tripadvisor and post this question in the forum. There are people there who will be able to answer this much better than I can. 

For October you could maybe try going to some of the more tropical areas of Europe. For example, maybe consider Greece which is also a beautiful country. In Switzerland, you can go to the Italian part, which tends to be warmer than the rest. Look up Lugano for pics of what it’s like. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have to say, if you’re going to Switzerland I’d repeat my suggestion – get the train!! there are AMAZING train journeys in switzerland that don’t involve any hiking 🙂

 

there’s a line that connects italy to switzerland that is supposed to be beautiful!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Cheesy Potatoes:

Paris, of course. 🙂 It’s about 3 hours from Paris to Geneva on the TGV Lyria. Air France is quite pleasant to fly with, and I don’t know where you’d leave from, but there are inexpensive direct flights from JFK to Charles de Gaul.

I would say Greece at that time of year, but I’m not sure what the political situation is like. I know they are looking at more strikes, which might impact your travel. (Transportation workers, government employees like customs workers, etc.)

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m Scottish so most of my holidays have been in Europe, Prague is amazing (but you’ve alreasdy been) did you get the train to Berlin? If not, it’s an amazing holiday – lots to see and do.

Also Paris, because it’s Paris…

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Yeah you should really be asking us UK bees as we probably have a much better working knowledge of Europe than American bees!

Italy – Sorrento is GORGEOUS, by the sea and you can go to lemon farms, drink limoncello and take daytrips to historic Pompei and Vesuvius.

Italy – Lake Garda – beautiful, by the water, water sports, you can visit Venice which is AMAZING and go to islands with beaches near Venice.

France – Nice – it’s hot and lovely, down in the South, by the sea, and also French and French stuff is always romantic, red wine and cheese, aaaaahhhhhhhh.

Austria – Innsbruck – this is my wild card but honestly it is so gorgeous and stunning and the mountains are just breath-taking. It is small but wow, what a place to go.

Greece – Corfu – if you fancy hanging by the beach and riding around on a moped with your man driving and you hugging on to him, this is a nice place. But it is also full of young tourists so depends when you go. I just love Greek food and weather!

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Oh yes and for all of these you can get the train and travel the whole of Europe (I did it last year, it was amazing) through Interrail.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I’d also say that Paris and Rome are over-rated. Nice but there’s more romantic places that are more unique.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@VickyAurea: I’d agree with the South of France over Paris actually, it’s such a beautiful place!

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