(Closed) Paris, London, & where else?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@IUrebekah3RT:  Barcelona! Tuscany! Rome! Berlin is the fashion capitol right now! Greece, Austria, switzerland: awesome, too!  Do not waste time on the train: Easyjet (www.easyjet.com/us) or www.ryanair.com/

Btw: Since you are anyways in the UK! Edinburgh is also pretty amazing but all depends on what you like . Really romantic is also the Alsace wine route most people LOVE to go there.

You can’t go wrong wherever you go- there’s so many amazing spots in Europe! I am getting married in Tuscany, Italy! Can’t wait!

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn

Prague is beautiful and the people are so kind. Or Berlin. Or Amsterdam. I lived in London a couple of years ago and did Paris ->Prague->Munich in about a month…and that was a bit overwhelming. Definitely don’t waste time on the train. It ends up being just as expensive as flying if you take EasyJet or RyanAir. I did sort of love taking the Eurostar from London to Paris. If you do end up doing that, make sure you are AT LEAST 30 minutes early. They don’t joke around.

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper

I would try to go for longer than 12 days if possible; perhaps 15 as a compromise. Reason being I think that just Paris and London is quite a lot to do in 12 days, and I think that if you squeeze in another destination you’re going to feel rushed and overwhelmed.

As far as weather goes, there are actually places with decent weather in October, including Morocco (Marrakech is worth a look), the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, and Lanzarote), the Red Sea in Egypt, and in Southern Spain you should also get reasonable weather. So I wouldn’t necessarily rule out a few days at the beach.

Otherwise, I would look at:

Barcelona

Venice

Rome

Florence

Prague

Budapest

Amsterdam

All are within a short flight of both London and Paris; look at EasyJet, Ryan Air, and British Airways for reasonably priced flights. As a guide, a one-way flight with checked luggage will cost from around £60 ($90) one-way.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@IUrebekah3RT:  Sounds great! Barcelona is great! Went with Fiance two years ago, we went to Barcelona, Tarragona (Mediterranean), London, Manchester, Alsace (Colmar, Strasbourg), Black Forest then a few days in Barcelona and back to Boston 🙂 Was amazing! We had the best time ever, best clothes, best food, too!! Where are you staying in London? I used to live there for a year- and had the best time ever! So much to do! 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

May I recommend Vienna (Austria). Although I live in this charming city, I love to go for a walk in our wonderfull citycenter as often as I find time for it.

Vienna is a very romantic, historical city, in which you can feel the monarchy-flair from the time of Empress Sissy (who lived here). We have wonderfull palaces in the whole city from this time (Castle Schönbrunn – where Sissy lived) and our city center is well know for the best, historical Coffe-houses of the world (Viennese coffee). The other side of Vienna are the wineyards of which the city is sorrounded. With lots of tiny vine taverns (known as “Heuriger”) where you can enjoy sold plain fare and have a overwhelming panoramic view to the city. Not to forget the beautiful danube river which runs right through the city and the “Fiaker” (horse-drawn-carriages) which take you to a trip through our citycenter.

I would love to give you a guide through our charming city and show you a nice place to stay. Here you can find more about our City: http://www.wien.info/en

The different faces of Vienna:

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My favourite European countries are Austria and Slovenia – Slovenia is so beautiful, if you get a chance to go to Lake Bled, do it! That would mean a flight probably though. For somewhere closer, try the French Riviera and Monaco, or Switzerland. You will have an amazing time wherever you go!

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am also a June bride, and we are pushing our honeymoon in France to the fall as well (likely September).

Our plan is to spend a while in Paris, and follow it up with a trip to southern France for some beach time and more relaxing.

My previous experience in Europe has taught me that once you are there – it is cheap to fly practically ANYWHERE in Europe. I love train travel, but flights can be dirt cheap – and it is worth it for the amount of time you will save.

Fiance and I have done both Italy and Spain, and either of those would be a fantastic addition to your honeymoon. Both Italy and Spain could be a trip on their own – but if you just pick one city to visit (say Rome, or Barcelona) – it would give you a good sampling. I’m excited for you!!

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Definitely Barcelona or Madrid! My Fiance is Spanish and we go every summer, so I am biased lol

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i personally think greece or amsterdam!  both amazing places!   If you have to go somewhere in italy, i personally agree about Napoli, less “touristy” than rome, milan, etc

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