(Closed) European Honeymoon spots?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
556 posts
Busy bee

I live in Spain and it is beautiful….However my favourite place is Dubrovnik in Croatia. There are some boat trips you can do because the coast is stunning. 

Italy is also really pretty and the food is amazaballs. 

I would go as soon after the wedding as possible. September in Europe the weather is still pleasant. In Ireland it will be a bit colder but Spain is still nice weather. 

Post # 3
406 posts
Helper bee

We went to Ireland this June for our honeymoon and I would reccomend it a million times over!  I linked our recap below so you can see some pictures and look at our itinerary πŸ™‚

My Ireland Honeymoon Recap!

Post # 4
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Preservation Park, Oakland CA

We went to Italy for our Honeymoon (Rome, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast) and it was wonderful. If you guys are interested in Italy at all I would definitely recommend. I’ve also been to both France and Spain, France is probably my favorite country I’ve vistited but Spain was really beautiful too. Any of these places should have pretty good weather still in Sept. Ireland might be a bit less nice. I havent been there but was in England in Sept and it was rainy and cold πŸ™

Post # 5
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We went the all inclusive route at Mitsis Blue Domes on the island of Kos, Greece. Got married 9/08 and went on our honeymoon there right afterward and it was beautiful! Good luck!

Post # 6
1281 posts
Bumble bee

Italy and Croatia are my favourites. Spain is nice too, my favourite area is Andalucia (Granada, Cordoba, Rhonda and Seville as well as the beaches). I like Ireland but im from the UK so its not really a romantic or honeymoon destination to me and it rains so much that you really have to get lucky with the weather. France is great and so varied, I love the Dordogne region and the Alsace but ive yet to go to the south of France which everyone recommends. Im not a huge city person so I tend to prefer the small towns and rural areas in Europe which I think are more romantic. 

Post # 7
5521 posts
Bee Keeper

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AlexJay :  what do you want from a honeymoon? As Spain and Ireland are completely different in terms of culture, scenery, climate etc. If you could specify what you are looking for it would be helpful.

Post # 8
556 posts
Busy bee

With Spain…it depends what you’re after. I’ve travelled about Spain a lot with my Spanish SO. 

The north is very pretty and green. The food is amazing. You can’t rely as much on the weather. It is drizzly and cloudy more. If you choose the north I recommend San Sebastián though it’s pricey. 

Then there is the East, Barcelona and Valencia. Touristy but a lot to do. I really like both of them. If you go to Valencia eat paella  

Then the south, malaga, Cádiz, Sevilla, Granada….where you have the sun. Again some beautiful places. Cadiz is small and beautiful, malaga is hipster, granada is beautiful. If you choose Andalucía you should see a flamenco show. 

Depends what you’re after πŸ™‚ I would avoid Sevilla in the height of summer. It’s a furnace. 

Post # 9
4964 posts
Honey bee

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AlexJay :  I really have no advice since I don’t really know what you and your SO would like to do but just wanted to share that in my circle of friends & family, Europe has been the number 1 honeymoon destination.  Being from SoCal, people are probably looking for something different from the beach, sun, warm weather elements. Most common places are Italy (especially Amalfi Coast), Ireland (many wanted to visit their roots in the old country), Paris of course and Santorini, Greece (ok, this is the only warm place exception).

Post # 10
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

It wasn’t our honeymoon, but Europe was where he proposed.

Italy (Naples and the Amalfi Coast) are just wonderful places… Naples is hustle and bustle and a gritty city with a rich history and the Amalfi Coast is gorgeous… Blue waters, colourful villages, amazing food, so much to do!

Spain is spectacular as well. We were in Barcelona and whilst it is touristy, it is well worth it. Beautiful people, beautiful food and culture.

Post # 12
50 posts
Worker bee

I live in Ireland and it is absolutely amazing and beautiful (not biased as i am not Irish πŸ˜‰ okay maybe a little biased) but the weather is a hit and miss. You might get few nice days or it might be raining for daaaaays but culture and people are awesome and friendly. Recommend it for sure. 

Croatia and Montenegro are the best holidays i have been on personally. Loads to do and not just lounging in the sun. Day trip to Albania or Bosnia are available etc. 

Spain – been to Madrid twice. Loved how lively and fun it was. Weather was great even in march 😊

Check out Poland too…underestimated country for honeymoons/holidays. If you want more info let me know πŸ™‚ 

Post # 13
556 posts
Busy bee

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wanderlustlover :  yay! Don’t often see people recommending Madrid. That’s where I live πŸ˜‰ been here for 4 and half years.

Great city. Very lively (but then most cities are) and perfect location to travel to other areas (you are right in the middle of Spain). You can get the bus to a beautiful medieval town called Toledo with a lot of culture (used to be the capital of Spain). There’s Segovia and you get a high speed train to there from Madrid. It’s in the mountains and a stunning Roman city. It’s got an ancient aquaduct and a castle which looks like the Disney castle. There’s also El Escorial which is in the mountains and is where a deceased dictator (Franco) is buried. 

You can also very easily travel to Barcelona, Valencia from here on their high speed trains. 

Madrid is a great and cheap city. You can sit outside and order a wine/beer and then all this free food arrives with your drink 😜 

I might be a little be biased. 

Post # 14
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - the garden house, seattle

one of the places we went on our honeymoon was barcelona. it is an amazing city – the sagrada familia is gorgeous and intricately detailed, and we spent a couple of hours there staring at everything. casa batllo was pretty cool, too, but the two best parts were taking the high-speed train to figueres to see the dali theater-museum, and stopping in a dive tapas bar because we’d been wandering through a maze of narrow streets trying to find a yarn shop. we went to london, paris, and barcelona; barcelona was kind of an afterthought, but i think it was my favorite.

Post # 15
1917 posts
Buzzing bee

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happybridetobe1988 :  Madrid is one of my most favourite cities. I’ve been twice now and got engaged there. Cannot wait to return. I actually prefer Madrid to Barcelona. 

OP- I love Spain. It has so much to do, great food, and so much culture. 

Other suggestions would be Czech Republic and Austria or Germany. 

I am dying to go to Portugal and Croatia and have heard great things about both of these places. 

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