5 Unique Honeymoon Destinations in Europe
After all, that stress, last-minute changes, D-day jitters, the happy couple has finally tied the knot! Now, it’s time to unwind and bask in the bliss of being of a newly-wed couple. But where do you plan on heading for your honeymoon? While on the honeymoon, the couple finally gets some time to themselves to kindle their love for each other as well as grab the wonderful opportunity of exploring a new place. If Europe is where you plan on travelling with your beau for your honeymoon, here are 5 unique destinations that you should definitely include:
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Just a 45-minute flight from Barcelona is Mallorca (Majorca), a picturesque and quaint island. After all the craziness that takes place in an Indian wedding, it is much needed for the couple to wind down and enjoy a few days to soak up the sun. The stone houses with thatched roofs placed amongst patches of greenery on running hills are the view you need to wake up to on your honeymoon. In terms of things to do, don’t miss out on exploring the small towns and hiking up the hills. You can also go on a donkey tour through the olive groves. If you are in need of some Vitamin ‘Sea’, there are more than 100 stunning beaches for you to relax!
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Thousands of tiny islands make up the gorgeous country of Greece and one such island goes by the name Corfu. Santorini and Athens are often the most popular choices for a honeymoon in Greece. The white cliff-side island dwellings, wild flora and clear blue skies reflected onto the sea are what comes to mind when one is to picture Greece. But more than the scenery, Corfu is perfect for couples who love to travel for food. Corfiot culinary culture is similar to the general flavours everywhere in Greece but Venetians, English, French, Russians and Greeks have stamped Corfu with their trace and successfully influenced the local flavours.
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Imagine yourself walking along a narrow cobbled lane lined on both sides with vintage-style buildings. There is the clear blue sky above you, the aroma of food being fried somewhere close by and the sound of the crashing waves in the air. That is Istria for you. A world in itself, Istria is a county of Croatia where the honeymooners can enjoy ample alone time as well as have various things activities to enjoy in the area. Enjoy a private walking tour with a local guide through the old town of Rovinj in Istria. Called “the most Mediterranean town” and one of the most “photogenic towns on the Adriatic”, it is truly a delightful discovery. Make sure to also include an Istrian inland tour on your honeymoon itinerary. It is a nice getaway from the busy coastal places in the summer, with a wide offer of exquisite local specialities: wine, olive oil, liqueurs and above all, the famous white Istrian truffles – tartufi. The tour also includes a guided walking tour of the three most interesting hill towns in Istria: Grožnjan, Motovun and Hum. Also, you will taste some of the best-known product of the area, three different types of olive oil accompanied by local wine.
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Edinburgh, Scotland is an ideal destination for an unforgettable honeymoon and luxurious destination. With the backdrop of the Pentland Hills and numerous castles and forts to explore, Edinburgh can prove to be the trip meant for your books. The city provides the perfect mix of history and modernity, making it a great place for the newly-weds to explore. You can visit the Scottish National Gallery, stay at the best hotels and soak in the culture of Scotland. If you plan on visiting Edinburgh in December, do not miss out on the Christmas markets!
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Brugge is often referred to as “The Cinderella City”. The fairytale city has a rather magical charm that leaves one mesmerised. It’s medieval and rich history provides much for the lovebirds to discover and they can do while cycling all around the Bruges. Apart from the many cathedrals, make sure to also pay a visit to the Béguinage, an important building that provides valuable insight into the city’s history. The cobbled lanes, brick houses, winding canals and shades of greenery everywhere you look – that’s just stunning Bruges is and an ideal honeymoon destination!
So, where is your honeymoon going to be?