Europe seems to be the best choice for a honeymoon, with the city of love, Paris topping the charts. There are the archetypical cities of Florence, Rome, Prague, etc. as well. However, Europe has a lot more to offer to a newlywed couple who is looking forward to spend quality time together, devoid the hustle and bustle of a typical European destination brimming with camera-clad tourists. If you are looking for a destination where the only attraction on your checklist is your special someone, look no further. Here is a list of charming, offbeat, romantic treasures in Europe, which provide the setting for the idyllic honeymoon of one’s dreams.
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Fancy a stroll through endless vineyards, holding hands and tasting wine? Proceed with a swim amongst stunning waterfalls to cool off. Lesser known than Tuscany on the tourist’s map, this region offers unending vineyards and olive groves, winding rivers and slow-paced cobbled streets along picturesque mountains. Couple this beautiful region with a stay in a medieval estate that is now converted into a charming resort, La Torre del Visco, and experience a century-old charm.
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Offering everything from a quiet tranquility and historic charm, to scrumptious food and spectacular nature, this place will leave you feeling like Spanish royalty indulging itself on a lazy holiday. And of course, every holiday like this is sure to have flowing wine.
Isle of Lewis, Scotland
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A private cottage on the edge of a beach with crystal blue water juxtaposed with shell white sand seem like the perfect ingredients for an ideal honeymoon, right? Head to Uig, one of the four parishes of Lewis, in the western isles of Scotland, and complete your stay at Port Carnish, a cottage which lies on an Atlantic port, within walking distance of the Red River and the Uig Hills in the west. However, don’t expect to be completely isolated – a few otters may visit you.
Looking for a romantic escapade spiced with rich culture, history and heavenly views of both mountains and sparkling water? Tucked away amongst snow-capped mountains along a bay on the Adriatic Sea, is the old medieval town of Kotor. Walk amongst the romantic cobbled streets of the century-old town, or go swimming in the sparkling bay, or simply appreciate the breathtaking view of the majestic mountains, this destination will not cease to provide a newlywed couple with romantic activities to do together.
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Mystery and magic – those are the first words that come to mind upon hearing Moon Hill, the adopted name of a favorite amongst royalty, the town of Sintra. Nested amongst misty verdure mountains with lush forests and gardens, and dotted with numerous royal palaces and towers of romantic architecture, the town will transport you into a romantic historical fairytale.
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Complete your experience with a stay in Palacio Seteais, an eighteenth-century palace converted into a grand hotel, ensuring that your honeymoon is filled with grandeur and romance.
Submitted by: Tanvi Chadha
A mechanical engineering student who loves writing, dancing, fashion, photography, design, sketching, and painting… basically almost any form of creative expression. Also, quite passionate about fixing some of the wrongs in the world. Needless to say, I am a very expressive talker, and have been taunted of having animated conversations in class on more accounts than one. Oh, also – I can be perfectly content sitting alone in a cafe with my weapons against the world: a book, a pencil, and a cuppa frothy hazelnut cappuccino. Or cardamom tea in the rain – Filli cafe, anyone?