(Closed) European Honeymoon Suggestions for late Sept

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We went on our honeymoon this year from Sept22-Oct 5th or something like that so the exact same time frame. We went to Greece (Santorini, Spetses, Aegina and Athens.) As it was the coming into the lower season, it was super cheap and we got to stay in some pretty sweet hotels for reasonable prices. You said you’re not beach people so it might not be your top choice. However there are some pretty awesome meuseums and lots of archaeological sites to visit.

I went to Europe a few years ago and have to say I loved Germany and the surrounding area – Switzerland, Austria, France… Really you can’t go wrong. 

Have fun planning, that was my favorite part of the wedding planning – the honeymoon 🙂 

Post # 4
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

That area is GORGEOUS! I would stick around that area for the whole time and rent a car.  We drove through Southern Germany (including Munich) for 4 days and LOVED it! You must see Neufwanstien (sp??) castle in Fusen. 

I would add Austria and perhaps Czech Republic to your list.  Switzerland is SUPER expensive so you’ll want something more low-key after paying for Germany (which is expensive outside of Oktoberfest).

PM if you want more details– I did a ton of research about little towns in the Bavarian region.

Post # 5
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@SagHarborBride:  How about Prague? That’s pretty close to Germany. I used to live there… it’s beautiful.

I’d also suggest Paris… it’s very romantic and you’ll still have nice weather but there willl be less tourists there.

Post # 6
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I loved Austria and Germany when I went as a child.  You could also head over to France or Italy for a bit of history and a little warmer weather.  You are going at a pretty good time, it’s not really high tourist season in the rest of Europe.

Post # 10
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Slovenia!! We took the train from Munich to Bled, Slovenia last march and it was amazing. We stayed at the Alp Penzion which I would highly recommend. It’s a little outside of town so you experience the Slovenian countryside but an easy walk to the lake, castle and restaurants. Then we took the train to Zagreb, Croatia ( a beautiful city, great for shopping the markets) for a cheaper flight out than you can get in Slovenia. Enjoy!!! (Also we stayed at pension am jacobsplatz  in Munich. Great prices, great host and great location!!)

Post # 11
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@SagHarborBride:  I used to live there – it’s beautiful!! So much to see/do and the food is yummy and you can do a lot of walking/exploring quite easily.

Post # 12
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Castle Farms, Charlevoix, MI

That is our exact plan as well! We are getting married Sept. 21 and plan to head to Europe 9/23-24 and come back the following Thurs/Fri. 

Oktoberfect starts the 28th, so Munich will probably be our second or last stop of hopefully a 3 city trip..

We are thinking of Amsterdam, Paris, Munich and back to Asterdam to fly out (if prices are more affordable RT vs. OW). 

I would love to PM with you if you find good deals or what not.  We also have a smaller budget and are going to be doing a lot of research!

Post # 13
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

You could also go to Bruges in Belgium – lots of bars to try different kinds of beer.. one has over 100 different kinds. It’s romantic, it’s known as the “Venice of the north” and also good museums (art, chocolate).

Post # 14
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@SagHarborBride:  I’d also suggest Paris for maybe 2nights max. Amsterdam is also a really lovely city, been there so many times and always look forward to going back! Edinburgh is really beautiful if you like lots of things to see and do (it’ll be super cold though!). As others have said, you can never go wrong with Greek islands, they are truely beautiful and the people are lovely.

Post # 15
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Given you don’t really like beach destinations, I would also suggest Prague. I havent been but so many friends have and they love it! I would stick close if you are worried about time and budget – what about Belgium or France – maybe somewhere besides Paris? 

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