Perfect for lovers of the arts, culture and history, this selection of cities excel in offering romantic honeymoons steeped in European culture – from food to architecture, ancient ruins to world class museums.
Sometimes known as the city of light and eternal love, Paris is located in Northern France on the river Seine. A beautiful and romantic city, it is full of history, culture, art, fashion and design. Places to visit include the the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sacre Coeur basilica, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, Montparnasse, the Louvre and Orsay museums.
Now abounding with delightful Italian culture, Rome was once the most powerful city in history with a huge influence on modern civilization. As such, it is steeped in history with sights such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and the Roman Forum remaining to this day. Couples can also explore its many ancient churches, the Vatican city, the Historic Centre and the Seven Hills.
London, United Kingdom
Vibrant, multicultural and one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Europe, London boasts world famous restaurants and a buzzing night-life. Places to visit include Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Buckingham and Kensington Palaces, the Tower of London, the Tate and National Galleries, the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum, Covent Garden, Soho, Greenwich and Chinatown.
With a host of historical architecture dating back to medieval times, stunning churches and art museums, Barcelona is situated on the Mediterranean coast and combines beaches and mountains with outstanding city culture. Places to visit include the Olympic Village, Casa Mila, La Sagrada Familia and the Gothic Quarter.
One of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities, Venice offers a blend of romance, art and culture with picturesque canals, beautiful scenery and romantic gondola rides. Places to visit include Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica, Piazza San Marco and the Naval Museum.
Prague, Czech Republic
Built around a majestic 9th century castle, Prague’s medieval centre is full of cobbled lanes, cathedrals, walled courtyards and church spires. Places to visit include Prague Castle, Prague City Museum, Saint George’s Basilica, the Old Town Hall and Wenceslas Square.
Full of ancient ruins of Greek civilization, Athen’s most famous sights are the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Theatre of Dionysos, Agora, and the National Gardens.
Vienna is a cosmopolitan and romantic city with huge selection of classical music, art, literature and theatre. Places to visit include Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna’s Prater (with a ferris wheel!), St Steven’s cathedral and the Museum of Art history.
With a heady mix of history and modern architecture, Edinburgh revels in its love of the arts with the Edinburgh Festival an annual highlight. Perfectly situated within easy reach of countryside, beaches and mountains, places to visit include Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Arthur’s Seat, St. Giles Cathedral, Real Mary King’s Close and the Museum of Scotland.
Dublin has a rich and exciting history. Places to visit include Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, James Joyce Cultural Centre and the Guinness Storehouse.