Top romantic European destinations for a magical honeymoon

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Credit: Simas Bernotas

With its sunshine and warm breeze, summer provides the perfect backdrop for love and adventure, making it the ideal season for unforgettable mini-moons and honeymoons. There’s a number of stunning yet lesser-known destinations across Europe that provide excellent adventure and romantic spots to create lasting memories:

Lithuania: Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Trakai. Float above the picturesque Trakai Castle and the tranquil lakes surrounding it, setting a magical scene for a romantic trip away. As couples fly in the sky, they are treated to stunning panoramic views of the ancient Lithuanian city of Trakai, nestled on an island in the middle of Lake Galv.

Poland: Tatra Mountains. The magnificent peaks and serene valleys of the Tatra Mountains create a truly breathtaking and adventurous setting for quality time together. Imagine standing at the top of the mountain, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, and celebrating the love you both share.

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Sweden: Stockholm Archipelago. With over 30,000 islands, the Stockholm Archipelago offers numerous secluded spots for a perfectly private and romantic picnic. Couples can enjoy a private boat tour under the Northern Lights or on a secluded beach at sunset. After, celebrate love with a romantic dinner at one of the charming waterfront restaurants, offering fresh seafood and local delicacies.

Poland: Kraków Old Town. The Historic Centre of Kraków, located in Kraków, Poland, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, holds a rich and diverse history dating back over a thousand years. The historic centre hosts numerous architectural treasures, including Medieval castles, churches, and Renaissance and Baroque buildings. The historical charm and lively atmosphere of Krakow's Old Town, with its stunning architecture and cobblestone streets, create a perfect setting for a romantic day together.

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Credit: Simas Bernotas

Latvia: Old Town Riga. The old town, with its charming historic architecture and quaint cafes, provides the perfect backdrop for an enchanting honeymoon. Whether it's visiting the iconic Riga Cathedral steps or the stunning House of the Blackheads, the old town offers a magical setting that is sure to leave a lasting impression. As the sun sets over the multicoloured rooftops and the city lights come on, the old town becomes even more romantic.

Estonia: Birdwatching in spring. Estonia has extensive marshes, thousands of kilometres of coastline, over 2,000 islands, and 50 per cent forest cover, making it a great habitat for birds and other wildlife. Its location on the East Atlantic Flyway also makes it a top birdwatching location in the Baltics. Experience the joy of nature at one of the observation towers under the sky, with hundreds of birds flying above.

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Credit: Simas Bernotas

Czechia: Charles Bridge, Prague. Over 600 years old, the Gothic-style Charles Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe and is undeniably romantic. The stunning views of the Vltava River and historic architecture make it a perfect spot for a memorable trip. As the sun sets and the bridge lights up, the atmosphere becomes enchanting. The sound of street musicians playing traditional Czech music adds to the magical ambience, creating an unforgettable experience.

Lithuania: Curonian Spit Dunes. Spending a day with your special someone at the UNESCO heritage site of the Curonian Spit in Lithuania would be truly breath-taking. With its stunning natural beauty, the Curonian Spit Dunes provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic and memorable date. Imagine walking hand in hand along the sandy beach and climbing up the dune before capturing images of the sunset. The beauty and charm of the Curonian Spit would only enhance the significance of this moment, making it an unforgettable memory.

Each of these incredible locations offers a blend of beauty, intimacy, and stunning backdrops, elevating any romantic getaway. Whether it's visiting one of the many historic sites or exploring a natural wonder, these destinations promise to make the trip truly special.

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