The Best Summer Honeymoon Destinations

Choose between the Galapagos, Japan or Cali and start your marriage with some summer lovin in one of these great honeymoon destinations
Choose between the Galapagos, Japan or Cali and start your marriage with some summer lovin' in one of these great honeymoon destinations
Nick Dauk

Some places are better explored in sunshine. Read on to discover where you and your loved one can celebrate the start of married life with these awesome trips.

The wedding cake is gone and the bewildering amount of gifted-toasters have been unboxed: it’s time to head off on your honeymoon. It’s no secret that summer is a popular time of year to border-hop – just take one look at the buzzing beaches, crowded cities and group wilderness tours and you’ll see for yourself. Looking for a place to celebrate in the sun with your honeybun? Start planning now and take them to one of our hand-picked, specially curated Culture Trips.

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View from a flowery field as the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) zooms past Mount Fuji in the Japanese countryside

Share sushi with your spouse in Japan

Japan is the ultimate honeymoon destination – where else will you and your spouse find the time to explore this diverse, dazzling and delicate nation in full? Spring may be the peak season for cherry blossoms, but summer is when festivals are in full bloom. Plus, you’ll have more than enough of an excuse to dine on sushi and sake until your heart’s content. Fall in love with Japan on this 12-day Rail Trip, which calls at Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Tokyo, as well as detours to scenic islands, bamboo forests and mountainous lakes.

From US$3569

Next available from 2nd Sep 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Osaka, Japan

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ENDS AT

Tokyo, Japan

DURATION

12

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Sloth hanging from a tree in Costa Rica

Soak in hot springs and hang with the sloths in Costa Rica

For most people a honeymoon will be the most adventurous, exotic and memorable vacation of their entire lives. Well, if you want to make sure all three of those boxes are ticked, you need to head to Costa Rica. This Central American paradise blends off-the-beaten-path experiences in jungles and hot springs with the laid-back joys of its beachy Pacific coastline. Our eight-day trip has a bit of everything, from sloth-spotting and natural hot spring soaking in the shadow of Arenal Volcano, to nighttime treks through the mystical cloud forests of Monteverde and surf lessons in the laid-back surf town of Tamarindo.

From US$2403

Next available from 10th Aug 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

San Jose, Costa Rica

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ENDS AT

Tamarindo, Provincia De Guanacaste

DURATION

8

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Douro Valley, Portugal

Sip fine wine and take scenic train rides in Portugal

Southern Europe lights up in summer, and if you want the glitz and glamour of a glorious Mediterranean escape for your honeymoon, then take note of Portugal. This country oozes indulgence, from the sweet treats of local artisan patisseries to the full-bodied wines of the Douro Valley. Our eight-day Rail Trip takes you on an adventure between the country’s two major cities. The first, Porto, is famous for its sweet fortified wine, which you’ll become familiar with before tracing the grapes all the way to the Douro Valley. This gorgeous wine region is beautiful at this time of year, and you’ll get a boat ride and a wine tasting before catching the scenic train back to Porto. Next up is Aveiro – Portugal’s answer to Venice – famed for its colourful boats and egg pastries, where we stop off for a night en route to Lisbon. Experience a soulful Fado show, gorge on pastel de nata and watch the sunset from one of the capital’s seven hills, before rounding off the tour with a day trip to the magical fairytale town of Sintra.

From US$1686

Next available from 15th Jun 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Porto, Portugal

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ENDS AT

Lisbon, Portugal

DURATION

8

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Additional words by Gethin Morgan.

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