As you plan your honeymoon consider the possibilities of the best honeymoon getaways on the planet. We all have our unique interests, tastes and personalities. That’s why you want to do your research when planning your personalized honeymoon. Discover some of the best places to honeymoon in 2018 according to these top categories of popular destinations and experiences.
Live Like Royalty in a Castle
If you have just married your Prince Charming, what better way to celebrate than by staying in a castle. Romantic castles from centuries ago dot the rolling landscape of Ireland, Scotland and Italy. Live like a king and queen as you explore the gardens, historical charm and royal cuisine.
On an Irish Castle Experience you get a chance to live like royalty at the Cabra Castle dating all the way back from 1760. Located in the Irish countryside of Abbeyglen, this is only the beginning of your tour of Irish castles. Along the way, you will be treated to views of fjords, mountains and lakes along the coast of Dublin. Stop along the way for fabulous spa experiences as a way to relax and unwind with your special someone. You will also be able to energize your body and mind with cycling, golfing and hiking excursions. You and your new partner will be at your best physical and emotional health as you start your new life together.
Another added perk of this couples-friendly getaway is a personal car rental. When you rent a car with your spouse this gives you and your mate the ultimate opportunity to bond and connect as you travel around Ireland’s sites. Visit historical locales including Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, Killary Fjard, the Hill of Tara and the Fermanagh Lakes. You will truly feel like royalty with all of this freedom to explore Ireland at its finest. Best of all you can tour the countryside and castles at your own pace, allowing you both plenty of time to enjoy your honeymoon.
Total Freedom with Escorted Tours
For couples who want to spend their honeymoon getaway basking in romance, and not studying maps and itineraries, escorted tours are the perfect choice. Consider guided tours where you and your new spouse do nothing but sit back and enjoy the experience of your honeymoon. Everything is taken care of from the itinerary to the hotel bookings. No worrying about planning or handling last minute emergencies. Enjoy the luxury of having a professional guide at your service throughout the trip.
For honeymoons filled with romance and relaxation consider the Amalfi Coast and Sicily Escorted Tour. This vacation package takes you along the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean coastline. Enjoy a ferry over to Capri. At this romantic island you can spend your days along the coast or in the gorgeous surf. Learn to kayak, enjoy wine tasting or simply sunbathe in style. By the end of each day, you will be ready to indulge in Sicilian cuisine that will re-energize your body and soul for the next wonderfully warm day.
For a guided tour that is anything but expected, consider the Hidden Powers and Northern Lights Hunt Winter Escorted Tour of Southern Iceland. This tour takes you to volcanoes, icebergs, hot springs, and of course, the Northern Lights. Explore the lands of the Vikings as you experience Iceland’s beautiful natural scenery. Once it gets too chilly, there’s no better way to end the day than to be bundled up by the fireplace, drinking mulled wine as you and your partner stay toasty.
Want to spend your honeymoon on an African safari? Opt for a guided safari excursion, such as the Kruger and Kingdoms Escorted Tour featuring South Africa’s wildest landscapes. See lions, elephants and giraffes on a trip through the popular Kruger Park. A safari adventure puts you up close and personal with some of the world’s most magnificent animals. Experience the authentic African village life in the Kingdom of Swaziland followed by tours of artisans where you can purchase local crafts. Make sure to pick up an item or two that will always remind you of your honeymoon travels.
We would be amiss to overlook Paris, the City of Love, when considering escorted honeymoons. One option is the Paris and Normandy, Saint Malo, Mont St Michel and Loire Valley Escorted Tour, which sends you to some of France’s most romantic, not to mention historical, cities. Paris is a must-see for any tour of France for a honeymoon with the Louvre art museum, Parisian cafes and iconic Eiffel Tower. At the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, explore a castle situated in the middle of a tide pool preserving and protecting this UNESCO World Heritage Site for centuries. While in Loire Valley you will get to see many more castles including Cheverny, Langeais, Chenonceau and Chambord.
Indulge Your Taste Buds
If you and your new spouse are into fine dining and the world’s best wines, start your new life with a cuisine inspired honeymoon. Consider vacations that put you right in the midst of some of the world’s best food scenes. Whether you are interested in learning to cook exotic cuisine for your partner or you want to indulge in wine tasting, here are some of the most authentic experiences you can have.
Satisfy your senses with Buenos Aires and Wine Country for a South American honeymoon. Savor the steakhouse flavors of Argentinean beef purveyed and served by gauchos. Pair your steak with some of the best vintages in South America. The world renowned wine province of Mendoza will expand you and your new mate’s palates. Buenos Aires is equally one of the most vibrant cities in South America, bringing a Latin American flair that will titivate your senses. In fact, Buenos Aires is one of the best cities for theaters in the world. Set your sights on shows along Corrientes Avenue, which is the Buenos Aires equivalent of Broadway. Experience authentic dance with live performances by Argentinean dancers doing the tango. Try out a tango lesson or two with your partner. It is a dance of passion that you can continue with your mate through many years of wedded bliss.
For a more traditional food and wine adventure have your honeymoon in Italy. The Rome, Florence & Tuscan Villa travel package takes you through the sites of Rome where you can experience the romance of this ancient capital. Indulge in the Italian cuisines of this urban mecca before returning to simpler flavors in the Tuscan countryside. Travel for days by way of rental car through medieval towns and rustic villages sampling the world’s freshest pastas and seasonal delicacies. You have the freedom to come and go as you please, allowing you and your loved one to experience the flavors of Italy on your own time. Go wine tasting and learn all about the finest Italian wines from the best source possible, authentic Italian wineries. Make sure to explore the flavors and cooking methods of rustic Italy in a cooking class while in Tuscany. What a fabulous way to prepare you and your partner for new adventures in the kitchen back home.
A honeymoon for foodies and wine enthusiasts is well spent in Paris and Burgundy. Spend some time sampling plates at the best French restaurants in the City of Love, a top destination for newlyweds. After you’ve enjoyed Paris’s cuisine for a while, continue your travels into the region of Burgundy, famous for chardonnay and pinot noir. Expand your mind and prepare your palate with a winery tour at any of the prestigious and historical Old World wineries in this area. You will bring back a whole new knowledge and appreciation for the finest French wines.
Most Romantic Honeymoons
True, every honeymoon is romantic in its own right. However, some travel destinations and excursions offer more romance than others. If you’re looking for the ultimate romantic honeymoon, here are some ideas to give you and your love the best dreamy honeymoon.
During the Greek Island Journey, you can honeymoon in a country abound with passion and love. While in Greece, explore the city of Athens and visit ancient sites including the Parthenon, Acropolis and Temple of Poseidon. After Athens, you can go island hopping from Mykonos to Santorini and over to Crete. Santorini in particular is considered one of the most idyllic and romantic Grecian isles. Soak in the Mediterranean sunshine as you relax and rejuvenate surrounded by beautiful blue waters and powder white sands. You’ll return from your honeymoon wholly refreshed and ready for many happy years to come.
Bangkok and Phuket are two of the most exotic cities you will ever get to experience. From a tour of the Grand Palace and ancient temples of Wat Arun and Wat Pho, to the magnificent cityscape of Bangkok, there’s something new to explore at every turn. Soak in the rays at Phuket’s romantic beaches where you can unwind after a long day of exploration. Diving, windsurfing and sailing lessons are all calling your name. What better way to start a marriage than with new experiences and a possible new water sport to conquer! Make sure to indulge your senses with the Thai cuisine that will delight your taste buds and open up your mind.
For couples who want to get away from it all, consider the Costa Rican Journey package. This outdoor getaway places you right in the heart of Costa Rican wilderness. Adventures abound as you tour Tortuguero National Park, fittingly named the Land of Turtles. Also along the tour are visits to the Monteverde Forest Reserve and Arenal volcano where you’ll be immersed in the extreme ecology that makes up this northern Caribbean locale. Nature, relaxation and isolation away from busy streets, make for a perfect honeymoon in Costa Rica.
Choosing the Best Honeymoon Getaways
As you consider the best honeymoon getaways in 2018 for you and your new mate take into account your personal preferences and bucket lists. You’ll be able to find the perfect package that meets both of your expectations. In fact, we will exceed your honeymoon expectations here at go-today!