Set New #CoupleGoals On This Offbeat Honeymoon Trail
Worried about crafting a perfect honeymoon experience? Undecided where to go, stay, and eat? Want to explore a bit of everything? Kick start your canvas of life with your loved one from a range of myriad experiences. A multicultural palette with a hint of history, a dash of adventure, a slice of gourmet options and a dollop of romance, we serve you an all-inclusive honeymoon in Europe that lets you relish the best of different worlds. By Pickyourtrail
Perched atop an Andalusian cliff overlooking undulating hills and houses with no high-rises blocking nature’s bounties, you bump into the countryside every 15 minutes you meander in any direction. Welcome to the quintessential Spain of orange trees and olive groves. One of the oldest towns in Spain, a historical aura surrounds you constantly, thanks to old mansions and stone churches. As the sun sets, the slender streets shine bright with the tapas eateries lining the pavements.
Ernest Hemingway once famously proclaimed, “Ronda is the place to go if you are planning to travel to Spain for a honeymoon… the whole city and its surroundings are a romantic set.” Do you need anymore excuses to explore this hidden gem? Be a part of local festivals by visiting one of Spain’s oldest bullrings, Plaza de Toros, built in 1779, which holds a fight every September celebrating Feria de Pedro Romero festival. The Alavero de los Banos is a Moroccan-style hotel with blooming flowers and a pool with a view of the Roman Bridge, perfect to unwind.
Thanks to the year-round good weather at Torremolinos, you can get your daily dose of Vitamin D from sunny strolls along its glistening golden beaches, topping it off with a sunset. Handicraft hoarders will have a gala time down the famous Cuesta del Tajo.
For a pinch of history and aesthetics, Pimentel Tower is the answer. Saunter along and you’ll land at Bajondillo Beach where you can buy tiny trinkets to treasure for life. Sample a sumptuous meal of espetos (small sardines) at the numerous beach bars or Ibiza Style Bar Restaurant, which is a popular haunt. Take the Water Trail route connecting the Great Path of Malaga with Cañada del Lobo for spectacular sights of Malaga Bay and Torremolinos.
Visit the Alcazaba, a Moorish bastion, to get intel on Spain’s colonial history. For a private rooftop hot tub and wake up to views of the mountains, Hotel La Luna Blanca is the spot. Don’t forget to savour sangria and paella! Renowned artist Pablo Picasso was born in the city and a trip to the Picasso Foundation (Fundación Picasso), which holds regular exhibitions of his work, is a must-visit for art aficionados. Toast to a lifetime of togetherness at the oldest wine tavern in the region, Antigua Casa de Guardia, which dates back to 1840, for a vintage feel.
Torremolinos is over 2 hours by train from Ronda while Malaga is half an hour by train from Torremolinos.
Snuggle up with your better half at the cozy villas of Toscana Resort Castelfalfi estate that scream romance, ensconced within the rolling countryside of Tuscany. If you wish to, you can whip up your own cheesy pizza and dine al fresco too. For a once-in-a-lifetime view, the Grand Hotel Cavour is where you should dash to, for the real Italian experience.
Thought Tuscany was only love-struck landscapes? Well, Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort proves you wrong with a roaring Red Passion Ferrari ride from Chianti to Siena with an international racetrack also thrown in, to satiate your adrenaline fix. Nature-lovers can hop onto a bicycle and ride to Montalcino, past postcard-like scenery dotted with oodles of winemakers. A horseback ride through Tuscany’s vineyards also can reward you with a heady rush, apart from the wine high.
Synonymous with jaw-dropping architecture and art, is just raring to be delved deep into. Visit Piazzale Michelangelo, Giotto’s Bell Tower and Boboli Gardens for soul-stirring views. Save some space to savour gelato from its birthplace. Leather lovers can find their haven at the San Lorenzo outdoor market. Scour the Antique Market for knick-knacks to adorn your first home together. Indulge in slow nibbles of gourmet meals and long-drawn gulps of exquisite wines to derive a foodgasm. Gorge on bistecca alla fiorentina, touted to be one of the most honeymoon-friendly dishes, for a meaty end to the day.
Home to lively piazzas and glittering Lake Trasimeno (also Trasimene or Thrasimene in English), it is the one-stop shop if you’re in search of a peaceful Tuscan village with no noisy tourists. History enthusiasts can get their fix at the Etruscan Academy Museum. Head to Hotel San Michele for the luxe factor the Renaissance way. Cortona is 2 hours by train from Florence, while Tuscany is just 5 minutes away.
Let the photos speak for itself. Prague aka the City of a Hundred Spires, offers a blissful backdrop to your adventures. From Charles Bridge to Prague Castle, there are touristy attractions galore. Letna Park is a picnic hotspot to say cheers to famed Czech beers, often undermined by travelers. To add on to the touch of romance, U Maliru to the rescue! Embrace royalty as you pair food with the restaurant’s splendor.
Prague bursts with historic buildings and Gothic churches, narrow walkways and splendid squares. The Boscolo Prague hotel, Chateau Mcely, and Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa set in a 16th-century palace, offers luxe spots to unwind and channel your inner romantic. For a well-rounded overview of Czech’s best, we take you to some of the lesser-known spots around the region.
This city in western Bohemia, known for luxury spa services due to abundant mineral springs, is a splash of colour. The Quisisana Palace offers an absolutely epic experience of relaxation after your beauty regime for the day is done.
Say ‘adorable’ and Český Krumlov comes to our mind. An alluring fairytale that makes you want to come back for more, dig deep in the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site to acquaint yourself with the perfect blend of Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic architecture.
The town is known for Five Petaled Rose Festival and the month-long summer music festival, the largest in the country. Tread underground and excavate the local graphite mine for some quirky thrills. Make a couple wish at the fountain in the town square and polish off trdelniks at the charming cafes all around.
Spend your honeymoon in the lap of nature, at the Jizera Mountains. Skiing, hot tubs, snowy peaks, and castles makes this mountain getaway unforgettably romantic. Head to the Apartment – Hotel Jítrava for a perfect blend of luxury and simplicity. From Prague, Karlovy vary is 2 hours by train, Cesky Krumlov is 3 hours by train and Jizera mountains is over an hour by road.
The quaint cobblestone pathways of amorous Athens lined with colourful tavernas and quirky bars are the best setting to get lost with your significant other, hand in hand.
Put your feet up at the Acropolis view suite in AthensWas Hotel to start your day with a stunning view. Dreamt of sipping fancy cocktails by the bay with your beau? For all the water babies, luxury hotel Cape Sounio opposite Temple of Poseidon, offers the perfect beach hideout to make a splash of your honeymoon.
For an extravagance redefined retreat off the beaten track, head to the secluded island spot, low-key Lesvos. History buffs can soak in the grandeur of Roman and Byzantine ruins, while those in pursuit of an authentic Greek experience can explore the traditional villages, hot springs and affordable seafood fare. Spend some time at the Aphrodite Beach Hotel to reignite your passion, staying true to its name, Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love,. Don’t forget to try the Ouzo (anise-flavored liqueur) for some extra spice.
If you still want to add an extra dash of magic, enter Santorini island. It has sensuous sunsets and seductive seasides for a dreamy end to the fairytale honeymoon you’ve secretly yearned for. Santorini is 5 hours from Athens by highspeed ferry and Lesvos is 12 hours from Athens by conventional ferry.
These wondrous destinations have a surprise hidden up its every village, peak, and alley to ensure you stay oh-so-in-love. The Eurail Greek Islands Pass lets you choose a 5 trip pass for domestic travel between Greek Islands. Eurail Global pass allows travel in 31 European countries.
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