Whether you’re planning an action-packed adventure or two weeks of lounging around in newlywed bliss, your honeymoon is sure to be among the most magical and romantic holidays of your life.
Once you’ve got the destination sorted, and the accommodation booked, all that’s left to do (except pack a fabulous array of honeymoon outfits) is to nail your honeymoon itinerary. While you’ll likely want to make time for some super-romantic experiences (stargazing is a must), it’s also fun to secure some more out-there activities to make your honeymoon ultra-memorable.
From sunrise hikes in Indonesia to moonlit views in Santorini, these are the unmissable honeymoon experiences to book now.
Once in a Lifetime Honeymoon Experiences to Book Now
1. Wine Tasting in Budapest
Think wine tasting, and you’ll likely envisage sun-soaked South Africa or sprawling vineyards in Provence, but what if we told you you could have the most amazing wine tasting experience in Budapest instead?
While Hungary isn’t exactly known for its wine, a wine-tasting in the capital is an evening to remember. Taking place in a cave nestled into the cliffside, the Faust wine cellar is an atmospheric, intimate experience you’ll never forget - for a fraction of the price you’d expect.
The cellar is tucked underneath the Hilton hotel, with visitors descending down impressive candlelit stone steps, which feel more like you’re in a mediaeval city than a bustling metropolis.
The session is hosted by a wine expert, and you’ll likely leave feeling rather tipsy - which makes the impressive views over the city all the more mesmerising, especially if you go of an evening and see the city twinkling over the river. If you’re opting for a European honeymoon, add this to your list, pronto.
2. Buskers In Montmartre
No, we’re not asking you to take your acoustic guitar on your honeymoon, but if you find yourself strolling near the Sacre Coeur post-dinner, stay a while and you’ll likely encounter some seriously talented buskers playing and artists painting with the forever impressive backdrop of Paris behind them.
Sometimes the whole crowd joins in, for a memorable sing along, other times the busker will have the audience mesmerised into silence. Whichever you encounter, we promise it’s one you’ll never forget. Plus it’s the perfect viewpoint to watch the hourly Eiffel Tower light show shine over the city.
3. Sail to Capri
If you’ve chosen to visit the Amalfi Coast in Italy for your honeymoon, you’ll be treated to more than your fair share of incredible scenery and cliffside towns, but for a view that not everyone sees, book onto this day-long sailing trip to Capri.
Starting in Sorrento with a maximum of 12 others on board, you’ll feel like you’ve chartered your own boat for the day, taking in the incredible sights including various spellbinding grottos and imposing cliff coastlines before passing through the famous Arch Of Love. Upon arriving in Capri, you’ll have four hours to soak up the island - dreamy!
4. Secluded Swimming in Southern Italy
For insider-secret swimming spots you’d never find on your own, book into this locally-hosted tour, which sees honeymooners escorted to little-known secluded spots for breath-taking sea swims on picture-perfect coastlines.
If you find yourself feeling seasick, but still want to reach hard-to-find coves, this is the trip for you. Rather than accessing the super-special spots by boat, you’re driven to each spot, followed by walks along rocky paths to reach the spectacular bathing spots.
Guests credit this as one of the most magical days of their lives, proving that little-known gems can be every bit as awe-inspiring as iconic beaches and views.
5. Hot Spring Sunset In California
Hot springs normally bring Iceland to mind, but for a more off-the-beaten-track take on outdoor bathing, book in for this ridiculously romantic hot spring experience in the California desert.
Far from a traditional spa experience, this booking sees couples head to a remote natural hot spring deep in the desert, for an unforgettable off-grid evening with unrivalled panoramic views of the desert, complete with breath-taking, once in a lifetime sunsets.
6. Kayaking In Las Vegas
Take a break from the bright lights of Vegas’ buzzing casinos and impressive theme parks for a day in nature, spending three hours kayaking on the Colorado river, taking in imposing caves and incredibly clear waters from your own little boat.
This day out feels a million miles from the hubbub of Las Vegas and you’ll return to the city of sin refreshed and rejuvenated after a day on the water.
7. Hiking In California Canyons
For a taste of adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced before, this canyon hike transports you to other-worldly terrains that look more like Mars than California - talk about an out of this world honeymoon experience!
Your guide will escort you to hard to reach spots that tourists rarely find, with stunning views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. It’s a fairly challenging day out, with steep inclines and rocky cliff edges, but you’re treated to unrivalled views when you make it up.
8. Sunrise Hike In Bali
While you’ll likely favour lazy lie-ins on your honeymoon, this sunrise hike is well worth the early-wake up call. You’ll be collected at 3:30am to begin your ascent up the mountain which takes two hours - and though it’s certainly challenging, the awe-inspiring views will make you forget all about your achy legs.
On a clear day the views are mesmerising, while on cloudy occasions, you’ll find yourselves above the clouds for a magical experience unlike any others.
9. Chasing Waterfalls in Ubud
For the most wow-worthy Instagram pictures ever, this waterfall tour is a must-book. Not only will you take in three incredible waterfalls just waiting to be splashed in, you’ll also get to experience a jungle swing, set high above the lush forest.
Reviewers say the experience was the most amazing thing they did whilst on honeymoon in Bali, with waterfalls that look like they belong in a Disney film and panoramic views of Bali’s breath-taking scenery.
If you like to get off the beaten track without being too intrepid yourself, this guided trip is the perfect option.
10. Moonlit Santorini Tour
Santorini is undeniably beautiful, but somewhere *that* gorgeous is always busy - which is why this night time tour is a fantastic addition to your honeymoon itinerary. See the fabulous island by night, capturing it in all its glory, without dozens of tourists round every corner.
Traverse the iconic cobbles pathways, take in the famous blue domed roofs and revel in the deserted castle-grounds, offering striking photo opportunities other visitors aren’t blessed with. There's a reason this city is a super popular destination for a Greece honeymoon.
11. Ghost Tour Of Venice
Venice is best-known for romantic gondola trips, but for couples who enjoy the spookier side of things, there’s no better way to immerse yourself in Venetian culture than on this historic ghost tour.
Walk Venice’s streets, which are empty by night, and learn the local legend and folklore - prepare to be scared silly and experience one of the world’s most incredible cities in a way unbeknown to most.
The waterside city is special at the best of times, but by night it’s unlike any other, especially when the eerie mist sets in.
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