The idea of a European honeymoon has long enchanted couples in love.
The food, the culture, the history, the architecture, the sheer beauty of the continent and its major cities all feed into the aura of romance. Yet serious political issues, including terrorist bombings, the arrival of refugees, even the rise of anti-semitism, have given couples pause about the safety of visiting.
If one of you is frightened, don't go. The world is a big place, and you can certainly find another destination to put your mind at ease. On the other hand, the threat of danger is everywhere in today's world. If you were to visit Paris, you'd still see couples in love walking hand in hand along the Champs-Elysées. In London, you'd see lovers kissing outside of Victoria Station. In Istanbul, couples haggle over goods in the Grand Bazaar.
The bottom line: Life goes on — and you never know when your time will be up. So live, love and travel. Knowing that you can't go everywhere, these are places in Europe that I consider especially romantic and worth visiting on a honeymoon or romantic getaway.
Special Places for a Honeymoon in Europe
There's more to Belgium than artisanal chocolate in Brussels and riverboats in Bruges, yet those are great places to start.
- Tivoli Gardens
Under Communist rule for decades, these cities and countries have flourished under freedom.
It doesn't seem like another country; it seems like another world. While Moscow is a city of business and politics, St. Petersburg retains much of its magnificent architecture and history.
Tradition, history, art, architecture, museums and West End theatres all lure lovers.
It's not the most exciting place in Scandinavia, but it's very clean.
- Shopping in Helsinki
- Hotel Kamp Helsinki
- Klaus K Hotel
The country that invented l'amour.
It would take a lifetime to explore the beauty of Greece. Start early.
It's not connected to Europe but definitely is worth a stopover on your way there or back.
Gorgeous, green Ireland seduces visitors with its friendliness and easy-going pace.
Why are there more destinations to recommend in Italy than anywhere else? Because it truly is the most delicious, irresistibly romantic country in Europe.
- Learn to Cook in Florence
- Four Seasons Florence
- Hotel Lungarno
- Castello Di Casole
- Hotel Adler Thermae
- Where the Fairytale Comes to Life
- Hotel de Paris
- Monte Carlo Beach Hotel
Scotland & Wales
Charming countries within Great Britain.