16 best honeymoon destinations in Europe

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a couple walking down a beach holding hands during a sunset

Buckle up lovebirds – today we’re taking you on a whistle-stop tour of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe. From sandy beaches to snow-capped mountains, and dense forests to sprawling urban jungles – this continent has something for everyone.

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So first, is Europe a good honeymoon destination?

Short answer: Yes. Slightly longer answer: HECK YES.

Europe isn’t just ONE good honeymoon destination. If you’re planning a European honeymoon, you have literally hundreds of fantastic destinations to choose from.

In fact, one of the best things about Europe (in our humble opinion, anyway) is the way you can drive a few hours in any given direction and find yourself in a completely different country with a unique history, culture, language and landscape.

It’s also incredibly easy to travel about on the continent, so you can combine a few of the best European honeymoon destinations into one big once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Travel by train, hire a car or go all out with a classic VW camper van – however you choose to get around, we’ve got a European honeymoon fund to help.

The best beach honeymoon destinations in Europe

Santorini, Greece

Probably the most famous Greek island, they say Santorini has some of the most spectacular sunsets you’ll see anywhere in the world. With its stunning cliffs, azure blue seas and traditional Greek whitewashed buildings, it’s not hard to see why. And the best way to see it?

A sunset cruise, of course! Add this romantic honeymoon in Santorini to your wedding registry fund.

a blue and white town facing the sea in santorini

Barcelona, Spain

What do you get if you take all the best bits of a chic city break, then add sun, sand, fresh seafood and sangria? Barcelona!

We love this city for a honeymoon in Europe. Start your day by exploring Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Familia, then hit the city's beautiful beach for an afternoon of fun on the water! Add a water sports day experience to your honeymoon fund.


Dubrovnik, Croatia

Ever wanted to visit King’s Landing? For Game of Thrones fans, a stroll through the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik is the next best thing!

Remember Cersei’s infamous shame walk from season 5? You can recreate it here. Keep your clothes on though - unless you want to spend the rest of your honeymoon in jail!

If you haven’t quite forgiven GOT for that final season just yet, there’s plenty more to keep you busy. The coastline here is stunning and for sure one of the best beach honeymoon destinations in Europe with its sparkling blue waters and white sands.

Dubrovnik boasts some of the most stunning beaches as well as the best water sports around. Start your honeymoon fund to add a jet skiing experience.

an old town on a rocky island facing the sea in croatia

St Tropez, France

What could be better than a week or two in the sun on the fabulous French Riviera? Don’t worry, you don’t have to answer that - it’s a rhetorical question.

If sun-drenched vineyards and sandy beaches sound like your idea of a good time, St Tropez is one of the best honeymoon places in Europe.

Add a honeymoon at the beach fund and a vineyard tour fund.

a yacht driving through the sea in st tropez

The Amalfi Coast, Italy

If you’re looking for the most romantic honeymoon destination in Europe, The Amalfi Coast has got to be at the top of the list. The stunningly beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for its pristine beaches, coastal cliffs and picturesque towns from Amalfi to Positano and Ravelllo.

Hire a car (or a vintage Vespa!) for the ultimate Amalfi road trip and treat yourself to dinner at one of the area’s many Michelin-starred restaurants.

a village island facing the sea

The best honeymoon destinations in Europe for action and adventure

The Dolomites, Italy

Are you the kind of adrenaline junkie who enjoys hurling yourself down mountains? Great stuff – we love to see it. Whether you’re a skier, snowboarder, mountain biker or paraglider, the Dolomites in Italy are the adult playground you didn’t know you needed.

And after a full-on day of hardcore fun, what better way to relax and unwind than a trip to the spa? Add honeymoon packages for ski passes, hiking gear and a Dolomites spa treatment.

the dolomites on a mystical evening

Reykjavik, Iceland

Where else in the world can you visit a waterfall, a glacier, a geyser and a volcano, all in the space of an afternoon? Not to mention a whale-watching boat trip. Or a day floating around in the iconic Blue Lagoon – the stunning, naturally heated, geothermal spa. Dreamy.

the hot springs in iceland

Cappadocia, Turkey

When it comes to the best honeymoon holidays Europe has to offer, Cappadocia in Turkey may not be one that springs immediately to mind. HOWEVER.

Allow us to state the case: Cappadocia is known for its otherworldly landscapes, ancient man-made caves and fantastically phallic rock formations - locals call them fairy chimneys! And the best way to see it all? … a sunrise hot air balloon ride, of course.

hot air balloons

Tromso, Norway

In the market for an Arctic adventure? Allow us to introduce: Tromso. It’s a gorgeous Norwegian city right at the top of the country, inside the Arctic Circle. Guaranteed powder snow, perfect for a ski trip.

Tromso artic circle skiing honeymoon snow capped mountains

The best honeymoon destinations in Europe for city breaks

Venice, Italy

Easily one of the most romantic cities in Europe, if not the entire world, Venice is an obvious choice when it comes to European honeymoon destinations. The stunning art and architecture, the sound of gondoliers serenading people around the canals, the pizza, the pasta, THE GELATO... Need we say more? Add a gondola ride to your honeymoon fund.

gondolas going under a bridge in venice

Utrecht, Netherlands

Speaking of romantic European honeymoon places to go to, with beautiful canals and stunning historic architecture, the Dutch city of Utrecht is a total hidden gem. And the best way to explore the Netherlands? Jump on a bike!

two women walking across a little bridge in the netherlands

Vienna, Austria

When it comes to European honeymoon ideas with a grown-up, sophisticated vibe, Vienna is our top choice. If you’re looking for culture, this city has an embarrassment of riches, from art galleries and architecture to opera and stunning public parks.

AND it’s the birthplace of café culture – they took the humble ‘coffee and cake’ and made it into an art form. If you, like us, love a city tour, then better add this experience to your honeymoon fund.

lit up clock towers in vienna

Rome, Italy

There’s something magical about Rome. Maybe that’s just what happens when 3,000 years of history are left out in the sun for everyone to discover.

From the Trevi Fountain to the Coliseum, Vatican City to the Sistine Chapel – explore the city’s ancient roots, but don’t forget to look up.

La Dolce Vita is alive and thriving here. Sip Aperol spritzes in the sun, then learn to make pizza the Italian way. Saluti! Personalise your honeymoon funds with this cultural experience.

the colosseum in rome

Paris, France

Of course, no list of the best honeymoon destinations would be complete without Paris. The Eiffel Tower! Montmarte! The food! The WINE!

It has all the makings of the perfect city break mini moon in Europe. Or you could even use it as the starting point for a big French honeymoon road trip down to the sunny south coast.

the eiffel tower during a violet sky

The best honeymoon destinations in Europe for beautiful countryside


Tuscany, Italy

Picture the scene: you and your love, sitting side by side on the sunny terrace of a traditional farmhouse, gazing out over the rolling Tuscan hills and tucking into authentic farm-to-table Italian food, prosecco on ice for later… sounds like honeymoon material to us!

Loving this honeymoon idea? Start your Tuscan agritourism honeymoon fund today.

Tuscany romantic honeymoon castle hotel with pool

The New Forest, Britain

Don’t let the name deceive you - The New Forest isn’t new at all. It’s actually one of the oldest, most unchanged ancient landscapes in Britain. Who knew?

And for our money, it’s one of the best European mini moon destinations around. Where else can you stay the night in a treehouse, then wake up in the morning to meet the native New Forest ponies?

branches across a stream in a forest

Andalusia, Spain

How about sunrise yoga followed by a trek on horseback across the Andalusian mountains? Then back into town in time for tapas and sangria in a tiny dive bar and flamenco till dawn. That’s what makes this region one of the best honeymoon destinations in Spain.

the pilar villa facing the sea

So, there you have it folks – how’d you like our pick of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe? Maybe we’re biased, but we think they’re pretty epic.

Found your dream destination? Amazing - set up your Prezola honeymoon fund today! Or, if you’re in the mood for more, why not check out our list of the top 50 best honeymoon ideas - worldwide.

If you make it through all 50 and still aren’t inspired, well… then you’re on your own. Because that’s us pretty much out of ideas!