Real Honeymoon Registries: Best of Europe

Beginning to design your honeymoon registry this month? Pick up some ideas and inspiration by browsing a few of our favorite registries created by real Wanderable couples.

From Iceland to France and everywhere in between, the following couples traveled to destinations in Europe. Click on their registry pages below to trace their journeys.

Kristen & Clayton

We LOVE their mix of one-of-a-kind activities and experiences while visiting France. Highlights include a picnic lunch in Luxembourg Gardens, wine tasting in Nimes, and various museum visits (including the Chagall Museum and Jacquemart-André Museum).

Nicole & Karl

From a chauffeured day trip through renowned whiskey distilleries to a tour of the Isle of Skye (including famous Eilean Donan Castle), these newlyweds featured a little bit of everything on their Scotland-themed honeymoon registry.

Chontel & Costa

While visiting Iceland, these newlyweds went on a foodie tour in Reykjavik, visited the renowned geothermal spa Laugarvatn Fontana, and even had a dog sledding experience!

 

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Top 5 Activity Ideas for a Honeymoon to Iceland

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5 Activity Ideas for an Iceland Honeymoon

Traveling to the enchanting country of Iceland for your honeymoon? Add these once-in-a-lifetime activities and experiences to your list.

Northern Lights by Boat

View the Northern Lights from the North Atlantic Ocean as you sail along the coastline outside of Reykjavik. Not only will couples have a jaw-dropping perspective of the aurora borealis, but also a prime vantage point of Iceland’s mountains and the beautiful capital lit up at night. Cozy overalls and warm beverages are provided as well.

Snorkeling

Believe it or not, you can snorkel in Iceland. This one-of-a-kind experience at Silfra will have you floating between two continental plates in crystal-clear water. You’ll have an amazing perspective of the mesmerizing colors and features of this underwater world.

Glacier Ice Hiking

With an experienced guide leading the way, couples can explore miles of dramatic glacier terrain, trekking through a mesmerizing wonderland of ice formations and incredible blue colors.

Kayak Excursion

Iceland’s fjords, inlets, and secluded coastlines all make incredible places for sea kayaking. From calm water kayaking beneath massive mountains to wildlife tours on beautiful Vigur Island, there’s a memorable sea kayaking experience for every type of paddler.

Blue Lagoon

A trip to Iceland isn’t complete without experiencing the Blue Lagoon, one of the country’s most visited attractions. Prepare to spend at least a half day there. With it’s bright blue geothermal water, amazing spa facilities, and incredible ambiance, you many never want to leave.

 

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Honeymoon Inspiration: Shipwreck Beach (Greece)

Heading to Greece for your honeymoon? Don’t miss out on Navagio Beach, better known as Shipwreck Beach.

Situated on the island of Zakynthos, this incredible travel destination features a white-sand beach, steep limestone cliffs, and crystal clear water.

It’s easy to see why this Ionian Island site is a favorite with honeymooners.

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Hoping to visit? It’s not quite as easy as you’d think. The beach is only accessible via boat, which you can find in the small port of Porto Vromi.

Be sure to add this one-of-a kind excursion to your registry to ensure a most memorable honeymoon.

 

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Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations

The first step of honeymoon planning is choosing a perfect location, which is easier said than done if you’re already busy with Big Day prep work! If you don’t have time for research, get inspired by this quick list of the Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations: AKA the locations that our modern, well-traveled couples register for again and again!

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1. Hawaii

Hawaii is the undisputed MVP for newlyweds everywhere, and for good reason – each island has its own distinct personality, with the sunshine and friendly island culture keeping couples coming back again and again for more paradise.

What to do:
Snorkel amongst 250 different species of fish in the secluded Molokini coral reef.
Explore a lava tube in Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Savor the local food at the Old Lahaina Luau, voted one of the best luaus in Hawaii.

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2. Italy

Italy seems to run both slow and fast. It’s just as natural to spend hours savoring a leisurely meal with the one you love as the infectious energy of Rome surrounds you, or racing through the quiet hills of the Tuscan countryside on bike.

What to do:
Learn how to make your own fresh, authentic Italian pasta.
Wind through the catacombs that twist under the surface of Rome.
Cycle through the beautiful hills of Tuscany!

 

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3. Thailand

In Thailand, you’re equally likely to experience a zen moment of peace in a jungle, a refreshing afternoon at a budget-friendly spa, or a crazy adventure in the streets downtown. Perfect for spontaneous couples who want it all!

What to do:
Train an elephant for an entire day (we’ve heard amazing things!).
Nosh on dinner as we enjoy the famous, fabulous ladyboy cabaret show.
Cruise along the beautiful coast of Phuket without a worry in the world.

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 4. Greece

Greece shocks upon first look. Its white and turquoise houses stand out against the beautiful Aegean Sea, exactly the sort of gorgeous view that will help you recharge after those long months, planning guest lists and venue details!

What to do:
Taste organic wine at the Mykonos Vioma Farm (along with cheese and meat, naturally).
Watch the sunset on your private cruise on open waters.
Catch big air in this private kitesurfing lesson right off the coast of Crete.

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 5. New Zealand

New Zealand is the rare kind of destination that well-heeled hikers, wine lovers, adrenaline junkies, and culture buffs can all enjoy equally. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re likely to find it in this beautiful and unique country.

What to do:
Sample wine from your pick of 20 different wineries in the Martinborough region.
Tour the locations shot during the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Horseback ride amongst the mountainous Rees Valley.

 

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 6. Spain

Spain has long been the go-to for those looking to find a place that lives life with passion, whether that means serving the perfect tapas, dancing to the beat of its own song, or boasting some of the best architecture in the world.

What to do:
Enjoy tasty dishes of tapas and wine during this private tour around Seville.
Zip around Barcelona’s best architectural spots on Vespa (yes, Vespa!).
Dance during this private dance lesson to learn the Spanish way to Salsa or Flamenco.

 

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7. St. Lucia

St. Lucia just drips with tropical adventure. You never know what you’re going to find in the next beach you relax on or the next village you dine at. Perhaps it will be the most romantic moment of your life. After all, St. Lucia never disappoints.

What to do:
Soar on high-flying zip lines over the rainforest!
Cruise in a sleek catamaran in one of the best bays in the Caribbean, Marigot Bay.
Relax in a spa treatment set outdoors.

 

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8. France

France immediately conjures up images befitting a classic romantic film. Whether you end up strolling along the bustling cafés of Paris or biking on the countryside roads of Provence, you’ll see life through rose-tinted glasses.

What to do:
Savor the sweetest bites along the Saint Germain des Prés.
Skip the line to gain instant, VIP entry into the Louvre.
Visit all of Van Gogh’s famous paintings in Provence.

 

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 9. Australia

Australia offers more than just perfect weather and golden beaches. Most Australians live in one of the island country’s many hip cities, where you shouldn’t be surprised to find surfers and fashionistas sipping on a world-class cappuccino side by side.

What to do:
Discover the wildlife at Phillip Island, one of the few places in the world with little penguins!
Kayak right under the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Sample your way through all the best coffee spots in Melbourne.

 

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 10. Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic almost buzzes with good energy. If you want miles of powdery beaches, thundering waterfalls, lush rainforests, and warm village life all in one place, look no further!

What to do:
Find your zen center with a private yoga session right on the beach.
Paddleboard right at sunrise or sunset, a workout and relaxing excursion in one.
Catch waves during this private surf lesson for two.

 

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Want to find more travel inspiration? Browse popular destinations by month, view other couples’ registries, or check out our other amazing experiences!

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Spotlight: DJ from Dream Euro Trip

DJ, from Dream Euro Trip, inspires us with his philosophy on life, eurotrips, and travel.

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We love nothing more than introducing you to inspiring travelers who share in our passion of discovery. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on DJ, who is not only an immensely well-traveled gypsetter (seriously, he’s traveled through almost 150 cities in 25 European countries!), but also a mentor for fellow wanderers. Just look through his blog, Dream Euro Trip, and walk away inspired to make your own dream trips a reality. Here, DJ shares all that he’s learned from his extensive travels over the years. 

Walk me through and average day in your un-average life.

This is so difficult to answer as I do different things everyday depending if I’m on the road or back home planning my next adventures. But usually my average day would be waking up, eating breakfast, answering emails and updating my social media pages. I would then write a bit and work on my clients since I help plan eurotrips for my readers and help them get that dreaded Schengen visa. I am also currently learning German so I spend around 2 hours of my day learning about the German language with my teacher via Skype. At night I would either be hanging out with friends or throwing dinner parties at home or just spending a quiet time watching movies with my partner.

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What inspired you to become a gypsetter? Was it something you always dreamed of doing or something you just fell into?

There is no one thing or person who inspired me to be a gypsetter. I’ve always been a traveler and always wanted to make traveling as a lifestyle. So it’s definitely not an accident and I have planned my life to be this way.

How do you decide where you want to travel?

I like planning my travel around festivals, events, food and discovering new places. I also plan depending on where the best beaches and best parties are. But I can pretty much go anywhere since I simply love the fact of being out there in the world. It doesn’t really matter where sometimes. I crave more than ever the transformative and thrilling experience of just moving through a place, taking it in, and letting that movement heal you.

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How many countries have you traveled to and what is your favorite place you have ever traveled?

To be honest I’m not sure, but I am pretty sure I have traveled to over 150 European destinations in the last 5 years. I love Europe a lot and have traveled extensively in the continent. That’s why my blog is called Dream Euro Trip!

What is your favorite part about traveling?

Meeting new people, definitely. I love hearing their stories and learning about new ideas and ways of living. I can’t live in a place without interacting with a dozen locals.

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What is the biggest challenge in traveling so frequently?

Right now the biggest challenge for me is feeling exhausted after being on the road for an extended period of time. I just recently traveled for 2 months in Europe and Asia for my big Forever 21st birthday and I was exhausted after 4 weeks of it. I was actually ready to go home. I even spent almost 2 weeks in each place and even with this pace I got tired. I will NEVER do a one-year round-the-world trip. I probably can if I don’t have to work while doing it.

What destinations are on your bucket list?

The 5 places I would love to visit are Morocco, Antarctica, Montenegro, Japan and all of South America haha.

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What are you feeling/loving/reading right now?

I am currently reading Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving and Directions magazine by Design Hotels while listening to Manu Delago’s music. He is divine.

What advice would you give aspiring gypsetters?

Believe that you can create and design the life that you wanted. Do not listen to the commoners.

If you could choose one of our Wanderable Experiences (we have over 2,800!), which one would it be and why? 

I would probably choose the Portofino and Tigullio Gulf Excursion just because I’ve always wanted to check out this region in Italy and I’ve never visited yet!

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After this peek into DJ’s rich world, we’re itching to book a trip to Europe! Meanwhile, we’ll be nourishing our wanderlusty daydreams with the fun and informative posts on DJ’s blog. Check it out the next time you’re yearning to escape to a faraway corner of the world, we know we will!

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