(Closed) Honeymoon – Paris, Venice and Rome

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hi,  We are taking our honeymoon in Europe also, (Amsterdam, london, paris Rome and Capri or Amalfi in two weeks)  If you want to do Amalfi, I would suggest you drop one of the other cities,  even if you just do what you have planned, you will be very rushed.  We did the same in our first trip to Europe in 2009, we had lots of fun, but we were absolutely exhausted by the time we went home.  Also the travel between cities eats into your budget. 

Go to tripadvisor.com  there you can find reviews and information  on hotels, vacation accomodation, restaurants, tourist attractions etc.  They also have a very good forum where you can find out just about anything travel related.  Expedia.com usually has really good prices on hotels.  If you want to go really budget, hostelbookers.com  We stayed in two hostels on our last trip, the one in Berlin was really nice and the Amsterdam one was dirty but, in the best location.  If you do your research, it’s not a bad way to go.

 

 

 

Any other questions, please do not hesitate.

Post # 4
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6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I recommend using the site tripadvisor.com! Whenever I travel I find so much information there. They have a list of B&Bs for every city, and also a forum where you can ask questions.

Your honeymoon sounds awesome!!

Post # 5
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1365 posts
Bumble bee

Oooooh I could talk for ages about this! KatNyc2011 just went to Paris – maybe she has some tips. I’ll try to remember to PM her and tell her to come talk to you.

As for me and my advice…..

Venice – just don’t make plans. It is beautiful and you WILL get lost. Just walka round, soak it up. It is m favourite city in the world. Now, this might sound really stupid but I NEVER realised Venice was an island until I went there. A lot of tourists don’t sleep in Venice, they sleep in Mestre, which is on the mainland not the island of Venice. It is super easy to get from mestre to Venice – you just catch a bus that goes across a long bridge over the sea. You can also get the train, in which case it only takes a few minutes but it is more expensive. Mestre is much cheaper to stay in than Venice, so it has that going for it. I actually stayed at a campsite in Fusina (which is a bus ride away from Mestre) and it honestly did not feel like a chore AT ALL to travel to Venice each day to explore. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the campsite for your honeymoon as it can be full of young people drinking and dancing at the campsite club – or maybe that’s your scene but it doesn’t sound honeymoonish to me. But I’d definitely say look at accommodation in Mestre, anyway, rather than Venice.

Rome, hmmm, I stayed at a campsite there as well but it was a mission to get to. So much of a mission, in fact, that on our first night it was too late for us to be able to get there so we had to stay in a hotel at the last-minute. Some guy on the street wanted to recommend hotels to us – I tried ignoring him, I didn’t trust him one little bit, but actually he took us to a fancypants hotel, we got a really cheap deal because HE, the stranger, negotiated the price for us, we didn’t pay him a single penny for his service (I guess maybe all the hotels he supports give him commission? Because this was not the only place in his info book) and we got free buffet breakfast in the morning. Serious win. The only problem is I have no idea what the place was called but it was a couple of streets away from the main train station in Rome. Must-dos in Rome: The Colosseum, of course, but it is actually very gory, the things you read about what used to happen there. I was pretty shocked, haha. I mean, it is just a landmark, and your photos will look like everyone else’s photos, but I guess that’s that. Fontana dei Trevi is amazing at sunset. Go there. I never went to the Vatican because it closes around half 3. Definitely go EARLY if you go there. And St. Peter’s Square is really just a landmark, too, but obvs cool if you’re Catholic. I liked the statues there a lot. I’d say wonder a bit in Rome too – there were some cool street-performers and such. (But not as cool as in Sorrento at night-time – I REALLY recommend that you, and indeed everyone in the world, goes to Sorrento… but I guess you already picked your 3 honeymoon places.)

Must-dos in Paris: I guess the Eiffel tower, but I also guess you thought of that. Disneyland?! Haha. There are loads, I will let someone who knows Paris better than I do fill you in, as I haven’t been since me and SO went for Valentine’s Day waaaaay back when I was 14. (I wish I still had romantic Valentine’s Days like that!!) 🙂 Accommodation-wise, I stayed at an Irish hostel called The Three Ducks (I think). Don’t go there! It is bunk beds and strangers and people getting drunk (Irish should have given us a clue) and loudness into the early hours. Not very honeymoonish.

I’m sure I’ll think of more stuff and if you have any questions just ask! 🙂

Post # 6
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1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yay! We did a 16 day trip landing in Rome and going throughthese cities. We stayed over pineta sachetti in Rome it was off the beaten path but cheaper and so cute. There were a few restaurants right by there where there were not a lot of tourists around. We took buses everywhere I actually don’t think we paid for one ride. Paris… Is going to be somewhat expensive wherever you go. We stayed over by church Madeline square. Again cute little place. Venice we stayed in Padua instead.. It was a short train ride into Venice and the hotel was about 100 feet away from the train station..with I wish I could be of more help! Ifyou need anymore help let me know. Rome was the cheapest, Paris the most expensive… And Padua in the middle.

Post # 7
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454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Paris!  I’ve studied abroad here twice.  You say you like art, culture, and history?  I would suggest visiting Sacre Coeur.  It’s that beautiful white church at the highest point in Paris.  The view of the city is amaaazing!  There is also a neighborhood nearby that has quaint shops, and street painters.  You can buy their work there.  Of course, there are soooo many museums.  Pick a type of art you enjoy and focus on that.  (Picasso has a museum down the street from Sacre Coeur, Musee D’Orsay is great for impressionist art, etc).  And churches.  This city was built with churches.  Really, you can’t go wrong.  And, btw, I am completely jealous!

Post # 8
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1365 posts
Bumble bee

@Papillon23: Yes! Sacre Coeur! That’s what I SHOULD have said. Get your portaits drawn, how lovely for a honeymoon 🙂

Post # 9
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1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You must get a bottle of wine and sit on the steps at night at scare coeur. Versailles is amazing too that is a whole day trip though, rent bikes if you do go the place is so big, you can’t get everywhere too quick. We skipped art and all those types of things because the pieces could move buildings and streets couldn’t.  Rome you have to go the colesium! Imperial forum, ect. is Venice is so small you won’t get lost. Just go and have fun, we spent two hours sitting in steps by a church on the water.. I’m jealous also!!! I want to go back I don’t think we got enough time.

Post # 10
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We just came back from a week in Paris and loved it! It was my second time there, his first. Honestly, I don’t know how you want to see the city in three days, we had seven and still didn’t catch it all! Our favorites were the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur and surrounding Montmartre and just strolling along the city streets exploring.

We’ve done Europe while moving to a new city every 3-4 days, and it gets tiring and hectic pretty quickly, which is why we decided to just stay in one place on our honeymoon. We’re both super active and love traveling around, but knew we’d want to enjoy our limited time seeing things instead of trains and airports. You’re going to be tired from the wedding too, and might want a little break. If you do move around, those distances are long enought that I’d fly instead of taking the train. Ryanair has super cheap flights if you’re on a budget, but you’d be very limited with baggage.

ETA: Almost forgot Versailles! It’s stunning and I wouldn’t miss it, the grounds alone are worth seeing.

Post # 11
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19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We stayed at Enrica Rome for our hotel in Rome…near the train station, safe, and within 100 euros/night.  If you do stay in Amalfi, we stayed at Residence La Tavolozza, in Positano.  That was 95 euros/night, and the best hotel we stayed in!!!

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Going on a honeymoon especially during the touristy season can get really annoying sometimes, especially when you have to rush around with the other tourists, and not be able to get any quiet time with your partner. So on your honeymoon, i would suggest you to take it in a slow and relaxed pace. On my honeymoon with my husband, we went to Rome and Florence. We did all the regular sight seeing but it was getting quite tiring after a while. So on one of the days we just spend the day strolling by the parks in Rome, and had a bike tour with one of the locals in Rome. She then suggested us to try out dining with BonAppetour.

 

They are a website where travelers can book meals with locals who invite travelers for a meal at their home. We loved it! It was fun, relaxed and a perfect end to our honeymoon. BonAppetour also has cooking classes with the locals, which I want to be trying out on our next vacation! Getting messy in the kitchen is actually very romantic! 

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