Top 10 Most Romantic Europe Honeymoon Destinations

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I remember being most excited about picking our honeymoon destination. It was going to be the first trip as a married couple and our honeymoon was definitely a trip I wanted to remember. Europe has always been one of my most favourite continents in the world. There is simply no way to tour Europe and not be awestruck by its beautiful scenery, epic history, dazzling entertainment, artistic and culinary diversity. With fairytale architecture, coastal retreats, and Parisian cafes surrounding you, Europe truly offers an unforgettable experience to any honeymooner. If you didn’t already know that, I am excited to bring you our top picks in Europe! 

Whether you are thinking of embarking on a tour around Europe or planning to soak up one country to the fullest, here are Top 10 of the Most Romantic Europe Honeymoon Destinations for you to explore. Be sure to also read our 10-Step honeymoon planning guide for fuss-free honeymoon planning. 

Top 10 Most Romantic Europe Honeymoon Destinations

1. Santorini, Greece, for breathtaking sunsets

Europe Honeymoon Santorini

The white stone buildings, blue skies and aquamarine sea, craggy cliffs, and divine seafood dinner makes it a perfect location for honeymoon couples. The Greek island sits in the southern Aegean Sea, and is a picturesque island with breathtaking views.

Best time to visit: September – October, for comfortable weather, and thinning tourist crowds and lower prices than peak season.

What to do:

  • Hike the Caldera Path to Fira
  • Take a Catamaran sailing trip and see all the famous beaches.
  • Rent scooters
  • Take a trip to the many wineries for beautiful views like The Boutari Winery.
  • Watch the sunset in Fira.

2. Paris, France, the City of Love

Europe Honeymoon Paris France

The renowned ‘City of Love’ is known for its iconic strolls, cultural attractions, and romantic restaurants. There are world-famous museums like the Louvre, landmarks like the Notre Dame Cathedral and iconic monuments like the Eiffel Tower.

Best time to visit: April – May or September – October, for the ideal weather, and not quite peak season.

Things to do:

  • Take an evening walk along the River Seine
  • Marvel at the views for the Eiffel Tower or even better from the L’Arc de Triomphe.
  • Go through the tourist sites such as The Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, Sacre Coeur, Palais Garnier.
  • For food lovers, a visit to the Laduree and Pierre Herme for some gourmet macarons and French pastries.

3. London, United Kingdom, for true discovery 

Europe Honeymoon London United Kingdom

If you love culture and history, London is the place to be. There isn’t even a need for a car if you plan on staying within central London. The best way to get around is through the Underground, known as the Tube.

Best time to go: June to September has the best weather but it is during peak season. For money savers, best time to go would be January to March.

Things to do:

  • Take a double-decker tour bus ride around the city.
  • For the food lovers, sit down for some afternoon tea at Savoy Brown’s or Claridges.
  • For history lovers, visit the Churchill War Rooms and Churchill Museum.
  • See the spectacular ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at the Buckingham Palace.

4. Rome, Italy, for eternal lovers

Europe Honeymoon Rome

With the blend of history and urbanity, and an entire city that is a World Heritage Site, there is no place like Rome. From the architectural pieces, extraordinary cultural pieces, and a collection of world famous art – there won’t be a moment of boredom in Rome.

Best time to visit: October to April, tourists’ crowds have dissipated, cool and comfortable temperatures. For warmer temperatures visit in May to September.

Things to do:

  • Admire the Ancient Ruins at the Roman Forum
  • Gaze at the architectural wonder of the Pantheon.
  • Take a trip to Baroque Rome at Piazza Navona.
  • Climb the Spanish Steps
  • For a hip and bohemian vibe, explore Trastevere

5. Barcelona, Spain, the #1 beach city in the world

Europe Honeymoon Barcelona Spain

Barcelona is known to have some of the world’s most unique and inspiring architecture. The city is filled with culture and history, beaches, sumptuous food and wine. Its ranked as the #1 Beach City in the world. Barcelona is just 2 ½ hours away from Madrid.

Best time to visit: May to June, with balmy temperatures and a host of festivals.

Things to do:

  • See the whole city from the top of La Sagrada Familia’s Bell Tower.
  • Stroll along Port Vell, which is a gorgeous seafront walk. Take the walk at sunset for a romantic setting.
  • Try out some Catalan foods, like Tapas. Cera 23 is a cozy gem but requires a reservation.
  • Experience sunsets on the balcony seats from La Vinyor del Senyor.

6. Cinque Terre, Italy, for sweeping coastal views

Europe Honeymoon Cinque Terre Italy

A Unesco World Heritage site since 1997, Cinque Terre presents you scenic coastal walks, romantic restaurants and dramatic sceneries for a truly unforgettable honeymoon. Along the coastline lies a colourful string of centuries-old seaside houses that cling onto steep terraces. Here, harbours are filled with small fishing boats that bring back fresh seafood turned into specialities. Enjoy sweeping sea and sunset views. 

Best time to visit: May – June, Nice weather, fewer crowds, long hours of daylight.

Things to do:

  • Enjoy a romantic meal at Ristorante Belforte
  • Stop over at Enoteca da Eliseo that’s wine shop and tasting room.
  • Hike the Cinque Terre, which connects the five towns together.
  • Visit the Tuesday Market in Vernazza which is set along the harbor front.

7. Amsterdam, Netherlands, for a chilled-out honeymoon

Europe Honeymoon Amsterdam Netherlands

The historic charm, ancient alleys and idyllic setting, makes Amsterdam the place for couples to have a laid-back vacation. The city is practically free of cars and most places can be reached by walking or taking the Amsterdam’s public transport.

Best time to visit: April – May and September – November, fewer tourists and mild temperatures.

Things to do:

  • Take a private Amsterdam Canal cruise (can be quite pricey)
  • A trip to the Van Gogh Museum is a must for art lovers.
  • Travel to the Ann Frank House for history buffs.
  • Take one of Amsterdam’s free walking tours

8. Venice, Italy, for enchanting scenery and narrow waterways

Europe Honeymoon Venice Italy

The church bells, beribboned gondoliers, scent of coffee, twisting streets joining onto market squares, it’s the definition of romance. The waterways in the city define ancient elegance.

Best time to visit: April – June and September – November, for best weather and not quite peak season.

Things to do:

  • Take a gondola ride through the Venetian canals.
  • Visit Piazza San Marco and tour the palace. Afterwards, cross over to the Bridge of Sighs.
  • Travel by vaporetto are the best way to see the Grand Canal.
  • Eat delicious Italian cuisine at place like Trattoria Madonna, Ristorante Da Raffaele and Harry’s Bar.

9. Switzerland, for an alpine adventure

Europe Honeymoon Switzerland

Switzerland, best known for its smooth chocolate, yodeling, and cuckoo clocks. Switzerland can be visited anytime in the year, sightseeing and hiking in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.

Best time to visit: June to October, comfortable temperatures.

Things to do:

  • Take a hike at Matterhorn on the Zermatt Lake Trail.
  • Join a local festival like Marches Folkloriques in Vevey.
  • Retreat to a quiet village like Chateau d’Oex.
  • Take a trip to the Lake Geneva and ride a historic paddle steamer

10. Hungary, Budapest, for an exquisite city experience

Europe Honeymoon Hungary Budapest

From soaking in thermal spring, world class art, exploring ancient roman ruins, and the romantic air – Budapest is the place to see it all.

Best time to visit: March – May and September – November, weather is idyllic and city isn’t overcrowded.

Things to do:

  • Take a boat cruise on the Danube
  • Visit the Buda Castle for the art and culture of Hungary.
  • Take a trip to Vajdahunyad Castle which is known as one of the most romantic castles.
  • Dip into the Szechenyi Bath, a rich spa heritage of the city.

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