In the mood for a European honeymoon? The continent is sprawling with destinations that were seemingly designed for newlyweds. With many cities boasting fairytale-like architecture, stunning natural landscapes, and iconic sites that bring about all kinds of sentimental feelings, it’s no wonder Europe is a great choice for a honeymoon location. The hard part is narrowing down exactly where you want to go!
The best city for your honeymoon will ultimately depend on the type of couple you are. But there are a few cities that are so beautiful and have so much to offer that they would be great honeymoon destinations for anybody! Check them out below.
10 Copenhagen, Denmark
When you arrive in Copenhagen, you’ll see why it’s often thought of as a land of fairytales. Imagine a backdrop of palaces and colorful buildings, serene canals, cobblestone paths, and charming town squares. If you love that old-world feel, Copenhagen should be an ideal honeymoon destination.
With its rich history and the ease with which you’ll be able to get around, Copenhagen is a great choice for a honeymoon if you like exploring. As you see all the wonderful sights the city has to offer, you’ll be able to stop in more than one stunning location to enjoy the beauty.
9 Dubrovnik, Croatia
The honeymoon location that you choose really comes down to what kind of couple you are. For the couple who enjoys sweeping ocean views, relaxing resorts, medieval towns where violinists play Elvis, and indulging in fresh seafood, there is no better destination than Dubrovnik, Croatia.
This old city has everything from historic sites and idyllic beaches to five-star resorts where you and your new spouse can enjoy stellar views of the sea from your bed. Lounge by the pool by day and spend your nights enjoying fine dining and lavish bars in one of the prettiest destinations in all of Europe.
8 Vienna, Austria
There are a few good reasons why you should consider traveling to Vienna for your honeymoon. If you’re the type of couple who prefers the authentic over the touristy, divine natural landscapes, quintessential towns, and fresh mountain air, Austria may be for you.
The beauty of Vienna is that, although it has so much to offer, it is still one of Europe’s less popular destinations. It hasn’t reached the popularity levels of cities like Rome and Paris, yet, so you can enjoy all of its wonders without having to grapple with crowds and crowds of tourists.
7 Bruges, Belgium
To be perfectly honest, there is more than one picturesque city in Belgium where you might like to spend your honeymoon. But with its medieval architecture and romantic canal ways, Bruges tops our lists. If you’re going to Belgium for your honeymoon, make sure you go to Bruges.
Although the city is pretty enough to just spend your time walking and admiring the sights, there are still plenty of things to do in Bruges to keep you busy on your honeymoon. You’ll have the chance to visit striking churches, appreciate age-old buildings, and even visit a chocolate museum!
6 Barcelona, Spain
Spain’s Barcelona is an ideal honeymoon destination if you are looking for a place to relax during the day and go out on the town at night. Filled with tapas bars and dance clubs, Barcelona is the perfect seaside location that offers pristine views, rich culture, and an endless list of things to do.
If you’d like to spend your honeymoon admiring fabulous buildings, such as the Sagrada Familia, sampling fresh produce at La Boqueria market, strolling down the iconic La Rambla, and hopping from beach club to beach club, Barcelona is for you.
5 Venice, Italy
Often thought of as one of the most romantic cities in Europe, Venice is definitely a fantastic honeymoon destination. Is it pricey? Yes. Is it worth it? Heck yes!
Venice is the only place in the world (other than the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas) where you and your spouse can ride a gondola through one of the prettiest cities in existence while being serenaded by a gondolier. Once the home of the famous Giacomo Casanova, Venice is a legendary city of romance and lovers.
4 Prague, Czech Republic
Picturesque storybook scenery? Check. Not overrun by tourists? Check. Friendly locals and delicious food? Check. Prague in the Czech Republic is a great choice for a honeymoon destination because it has so much to offer. From fairytale-like bridges to divine castles and cathedrals, Prague will make you feel like you’re part of a Disney movie.
One of central Europe’s safest countries, the Czech Republic boasts plenty of things to see and do beyond the boundaries of Prague. You’ll also find charming small towns and villages and picturesque countryside if you’d like to include day trips from Prague to your itinerary.
3 Paris, France
Paris is a clichéd honeymoon destination, but the throngs of tourists still can’t take away from the romantic appeal of the French gem. Home to one of the most iconic and romantic monuments on the planet—the Eiffel Tower—Paris is a city that will always be satisfying as a honeymoon destination. Even if you are overcharged and have to deal with bustling crowds, it is still the City of Lights.
You don’t even need to have a packed itinerary in Paris to feel the romance in the air. Simply strolling through the cobblestone streets and enjoying the setting of buildings packed with history and culture is one of the most romantic things you can do.
2 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam in the Netherlands is famous for being a progressive city where certain substances are legal, couples split the bill, and you can go window shopping for humans. Beyond that, it’s still one of the most romantic cities in Europe.
If you can’t tell by now, we’re suckers for canals, and Amsterdam is home to several that add to the peaceful, storybook vibe of the city. It also boasts gorgeous architecture, great food, and several famous sites. Few things are more romantic than taking a bike ride with your new spouse through one of Europe’s most aesthetically pleasing cities.
1 Santorini, Greece
While technically not a city, the island of Santorini is still a popular honeymoon destination for several reasons. The most famous and best reason to choose Santorini for your honeymoon is that it boasts one of the most remarkable sunsets in the entire world. If you want a truly life-changing moment on your honeymoon, score a spot on the island where you can watch the sun sink into the ocean.
Though Santorini has its party spots too, it is mostly a place where you can spend your days and nights frolicking by the ocean, relaxing by the pool, and slowly strolling through idyllic villages tasting authentic Greek food.