If you’re looking for the perfect honeymoon destination, Europe is home to some of the most idyllic seaside resorts, romantic cities and breath-taking countryside retreats.
We chose 5 of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe where you can chill out or cosy up in style, explore some of the world’s most famous cultural attractions, luxuriate in lavish accommodation or dine at Michelin-starred restaurants.
Located in the far south-west of England, on a peninsula almost surrounded by sea, the magnificent coastline of Cornwall stretches over 300 miles and is known for its captivating fishing harbours.
If you can drag yourself out, Cornwall boasts a choice of beautiful beaches and gardens, including the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan near Fowey; you’ll find plenty of great places to explore together.
Foodies are spoilt for choice in Cornwall. Delicious local fayre in one of the many cafes and restaurants includes the freshest seafood and regional delicacies, backed up by a great atmosphere and a friendly Cornish welcome.
Don’t forget to sample a legendary Cornish cream tea with home-made scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream!
With gorgeous views across St Austell Bay near the harbour town of Fowey, CLC Trenython Manor is the ideal honeymoon retreat. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, romantic walks and meals for two are the order of the day!
For a honeymoon away from the hustle and bustle of the busier resorts, Istria is a peninsula shared by Croatia, Slovenia and Italy with the majority in Croatia, and is famous for its award-winning wines, white truffles and laid-back way of life.
Take your time to explore the scenic inland villages, where you will feel quite alone, even in the height of summer. Sample the wild asparagus and fresh seafood in one of the quirky pavement cafés, lined with colourful houses.
If you want to combine your stay with a few days on the beach, the Croatian coasts are within easy reach of Istria and the picturesque city of Rovinj is just 1 hour’s drive away from most inland villages.
Choose from a range of 5* hotels and luxurious spa apartments to make your honeymoon even more memorable.
Probably Spain’s most passionate city, Seville offers honeymooners a wide choice of romantic things to see and do.
Take a horse and carriage ride around the city from outside the magnificent Cathedral, registered by UNESCO in 1987 as a World Heritage Site and home to the tomb of the great explorer, Christopher Columbus.
Drink in the Andalucian atmosphere in Seville, which is also the birthplace of flamenco, take a river trip down the Guadalquivir or enjoy a walking tour of Santa Cruz, one of the liveliest parts of town.
Seville won’t hit you too hard in the pocket either with delicious local tapas and wine options, including grilled octopus, stuffed mussels, Spanish omelette, Serrano ham and fried aubergines with honey, setting you back around €15 per person including drinks.
A beautiful city to discover together!
A perfect destination for lovers, Budapest offers newly-weds a choice of exciting things to see and do within easy walking distance of the centre.
Spend a day at the famous Széchenyi Spa, with its 18 pools, 10 saunas and steam rooms or enjoy an evening sightseeing cruise with dinner down the Danube.
Seventeen 5-star hotels await you in Budapest if you want to turn on the style. Also, your money will go much further in Budapest than in most other capital cities in Europe.
The best way to see the sights of Budapest at your own pace is by purchasing a ticket for the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus. Stop-off at the Parliament building, Buda Castle, Chain Bridge, the Citadel and Jewish Synagogue and enjoy panoramic views from the upper deck.
Explore Budapest’s unique nightlife with a tour of the cultural, artistic and edgy ruin pubs, redeveloped from pre-war buildings with battered bricks and graffiti into the cool hang-outs of today.
The Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence and romance go hand-in-hand. This elegant city offers a wealth of beautiful art and classic architecture to discover with your better half.
Stand on the Ponte Vecchio – the oldest and most famous bridge, which dates to 1345 – or soak up the tranquillity and magnificence of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, better known as The Duomo, in the heart of the city’s historical district.
Wander around the Uffizi Gallery, which is home to a collection of the world´s most priceless works, mainly from the period of the Italian Renaissance. If you feel like exploring the scenic Tuscan countryside, treat your taste buds to a wine tour of the Chianti region, visit the traditional cellars and sample the famous vino during a half-day or full-day tour.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing spa stay, a sensational cruise or an exotic beach stay, visit a CLC World Travel Centre and discover how holidaying with CLC World will help you access a host of exciting honeymoon destinations around the world.