The 7 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

Are you looking for the perfect honeymoon destinations in Europe? So you have committed to the love of your life, now it is time to celebrate! My husband and I visited a few of these places as a romantic holiday.

Your honeymoon: the perfect time for you and your partner to celebrate the start of the rest of your lives as a married couple. The world is full of ideal honeymoon destinations for this important break away with your new spouse.

At the same time, if you spent a lot on the wedding and need something a little more on a budget, there are so many places in Europe that should top any bucket list- and you can avoid the expensive long-haul flights. If you will need a visa for your honeymoon to any of these destinations in Europe, you might need to have a look at securing a Schengen visa.

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Here are the most romantic honeymoon destinations in Europe:

Paris, France

Paris, France: The Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Europe
Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Europe: Paris, France

Paris is one of the classic honeymoon destinations and for good reason.

It is well known as the capital of love, with cobbled streets and the Eiffel Tower there are many romantic things to do. You can enjoy some time in the city, night strolls and romantic dinners out. For a day trip outside the city, Versailles is only a quick train ride away!

If you and your partner are the types, you can also take a trip to Euro Disney which again, is just a short train journey from the centre and can be a fun thing to do as a couple to bring our your inner kids!

Sicily, Italy

Mount Etna in Sicily Italy
Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Europe: Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Sicily has the landscapes, food and energy perfectly suited for a honeymoon.

There are plenty of romantic sites and activities, such as Taormina, the Marsala saltpans at sunset, a night at the opera, or a volcanic sunrise. You can indulge in the wonderful local food and wine and spend your days walking along the hillside or lounging along the seaside.

You can even have luxury and privacy at home by using local companies like Wishsicily who can help you find a gorgeous, locally owned Sicily honeymoon villa to suit your needs (and your budget). You can also check this sample Sicily guide.

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Budapest, Hungary

Szechenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest
Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Europe: Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is known to be one of the most romantic places in Europe.

With the river that runs straight through the city, there are restaurants and luxury spas along both sides which are surprisingly well priced and beyond relaxing! The Széchenyi Spa is a famous destination for those looking for a relaxing day to recharge and enjoy both outdoor and indoor pools.

The city is also gorgeous at night, and an evening stroll beside the river marvelling at the lights and beautiful architecture is a must if you choose Budapest for your honeymoon.

Corfu, Greece

Corfu, Greece: The Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Europe
Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Europe: Corfu, Greece

Any island in Greece is simply beautiful. Many islands, such as Santorini, are quite famous honeymoon destinations, but they have become more expensive as such.

Corfu is beautiful and luxurious, with fewer tourists than the more popular islands. Island life is relaxing with views everywhere you look and activities available should you choose to explore the clear blue waters. You can enjoy incredible meals made from fresh local produce and look out to the sea.

If you’re looking for water activities, or simply to relax and enjoy each other’s company then look no further than Corfu.

Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca, Spain: The Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Europe
Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Europe: Mallorca, Spain | Photo by Kim | Mallorca | CC BY-SA 2.0

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and has both the urbanized touristy part of the island, as well the more relaxed side perfect for more of a village feel. If you want more of a relaxed destination, the villages in the north, such as Soller, could be the right fit for you and your partner.

Long, warm summer evenings in Spain are unforgettable.

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Colmar, France

Colmar, France: The Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Europe
Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Europe: Colmar, France

Located between the Vosges and the Rhine, Colmar has a small, countryside town feel to it that sets a wonderful romantic stage for a honeymoon. There are canals throughout the city and multi-coloured houses that are simply breathtaking.

You won’t be sure if you are in France or Germany as the architecture is unique and breathtakingly beautiful. Take lots of photos as you may feel you have stepped right into a postcard.

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland: The Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Europe
Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Europe: Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich is full of old-world charm and romantic backdrops everywhere you turn. In this beautiful Swiss city, you get mountain and lake views while also having the city at your fingertips. P.s. it’s also the best place to be for chocolate and cheese lovers!

If you are after a honeymoon destination that is different from the typical beach resorts a city like Zurich has so much to offer, and a huge amount to see and do. Remember to enjoy, relax and simply enjoy each other’s company! Choose somewhere that suits both of you, with a setting and activities that you both love.

You do not have to spend every minute together during the trip- one of you might prefer to read by the pool, and the other may want to go on an adventurous excursion- and there’s no problem with that!

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Congratulations & Best Wishes!
Bon voyage!

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10 thoughts on “The 7 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Europe”

  1. All of these are so beautiful, I will have a tough time picking one! Having said that, though Paris is my personal favourite, I would pick Corfu as I’ve never been to Greece before…the beaches look sublime! Haha…I think I need a holiday right away 🙂

  2. We’ve been married for 36 years so we’re long past the honeymoon stage but I think we may need to go for a second one at one of these amazing destinations! Although we’ve visited a few of these, Colmar looks so magical and fairy tale-like, I’d love to take a romantic trip there. And, of course, you can never go wrong with Paris!

  3. I’m going to Zurich for the first time this year and I”m so excited! Granted, it’s not for a honey moon but my husband will be with me so maybe we’ll call it a second one.

    I’d also add Bruges to this list -it’s so charming and lovely.

  4. I have only been to Budapest of all these places and it sure is a romantic place. I remember sitting on the Buda hill and looking at the Denube below or the well lit bridges and the buildings on the Pest side – it was simply lovely. Need to check out other cities you mention.

  5. Everyday spent here in these places can be a honeymoon day! Gorgeous places all, hard to choose one. I will choose Cofru since I haven’t been to this Greece island yet.

  6. My wife and I are always talking about where we’d like to spend our second Honeymoon (and third and fourth because why stop at two?) and this list has definitely given us some food for thought. You aren’t kidding about Colmar, it looks exactly like a postcard, bike by the canal and everything! Thanks for sharing!

  7. You have certainly picked lovely destinations for a romantic honeymoon. I agree that if a right setting makes creates the right mood. But I also believe that if the mood is right, any setting will do 🙂

  8. This is a fabulous list! Paris is obviously your classic romantic destination, though I do love more intimate options like Sicily which allows you to escape the crowds of more iconic cities.


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