Nothing says romance more than the centuries-old cities and picture-postcard countryside and coastline of Northern Italy — and Culture Trip’s 10-day Italian Job group tour manages to find the perfect balance between the region’s buzzing urban centres and beautiful rural landscapes.
Hike through some of the world’s most famous landmarks, including the cliffs of the Cinque Terre National Park, spend a night in the Tuscan hills and learn the secrets of traditional Italian cooking so you can forever remember your honeymoon. You’ll even stop in at Lake Como, which is known for its famous residents, including Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney.
There’s a good reason Iceland is known as the Land of Fire and Ice — there are around 130 volcanic mountains and 269 named glaciers, making for a seriously spectacular landscape that offers the perfect setting for a romantic honeymoon in Europe.
Discover Iceland’s best attractions, as well as lesser-known sights on Culture Trip’s five-day Escape to Iceland’s Frozen Wilderness trip. Begin married life soaking in natural hot springs while watching the Northern Lights, taking in the waterfalls that inspired The Lord of the Rings and enjoying a snowmobile tour of a glacier.
Turkey makes an unforgettable honeymoon destination. Sitting at the gateway between Europe and Asia, it boasts spectacular landscapes, colourful bazaars and dazzling historic sites. Culture Trip’s 12-day From Istanbul to Antalya group trip takes in some of the most romantic sites in Turkey, from floating above Cappadocia’s distinctive rock formations known as Fairy Chimneys in a hot air balloon, to exploring the otherworldly Rose and Red Valleys.
The trip finishes up in Antalya, where you can wander the historic cobblestone streets and swim in the sparkling turquoise waters off the coast.
Island hopping around Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast offers some of the country’s most quintessential and romantic experiences. There are turquoise waters to swim in, hidden bays and secluded beaches to discover, and dramatic cliff top walks to enjoy, as well as ancient castles, historic towns and wild, uninhabited islands to explore.
If you want to pack all this into one trip, join Culture Trip’s The Best of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, which starts in Split and travels around the coast. Couples will love taking photos in the lavender fields of Hvar, wandering around the Medieval squares of Korčula and kayaking around Marjan Hill off the coast of Split.
Sun-soaked Portugal offers the perfect mix of hidden white-sand beaches, dramatic Jurassic-age coastline, lush vineyards and vibrant cities, making it one of the best destinations in Europe for honeymooners.
Culture Trip’s A Tale of Two Cities trip has a maximum group size of just 16 and immerses travellers in two of the country’s most beautiful cities: Porto and Lisbon. As you make your way along the coast, you’ll visit vineyards in the Douro Valley and Alentejo, float down the River Douro on a boat ride, stroll along the secluded beaches of Sesimbra and enjoy a hilltop picnic overlooking Lisbon.