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For most newlyweds, the honeymoon is a trip worth remembering for a lifetime. Going on your honeymoon is the best way to celebrate this new chapter in your life. And what better destination for a romantic getaway than Europe?

While you may take longer or more far-flung vacations down the road, your first vacation post-wedding is an experience unlike any other. With all the wedding stress behind you, you can utilise this time to embrace your brand-new marriage! And spending that time exploring the gorgeous cities and towns in Europe is a fantastic idea. Every time people think of Europe, they're worried that any vacation there might come with a hefty price tag. 

But fret not! For we've found you the best affordable destinations in Europe for a honeymoon. From charming coastal towns to picturesque countryside retreats, Europe offers a plethora of options that cater to every couple's taste and budget. Whether you're dreaming of strolling along cobblestone streets, indulging in mouthwatering cuisine, or simply basking in each other's company against stunning backdrops, there's a perfect destination for you.

So, scroll down and check out all the amazing and affordable European honeymoon destinations that you'll love!

Affordable European Honeymoon Destinations

1. Prague, The Czech Republic

There are many reasons why Prague has quickly caught on as a honeymoon destination, especially for couples looking to avoid going to mainstream destinations like London, Paris and Rome. Plus, a Prague honeymoon is far more affordable! This European destination boasts a myriad of corners clad with historic intrigue and culture. Ever since the Iron Curtain fell during 1989's Velvet Revolution, the Czech capital has captivated visitors worldwide. Honeymoon couples are keen to discover Prague's storied churches, the city's mesmerizing hilltop castle, and rich local delicacies, like roast pork, sauerkraut and dumplings, best washed down with what's hailed as some of the best beer in the world. Couples will be able to afford more than just a couple of pints too–Prague is one of the most affordable major cities to visit in Europe!

2. Budapest, Hungary

A Budapest honeymoon is ideal for couples looking for sophistication, adventure and romance for their first married getaway. The Hungarian capital city is home to stunning architecture, a wealth of history and sprawling green space. Honeymooners can visit the opera or peer out at the tranquil Buda Hills. And then there's the Castle District, which would make Disney swoon. When not exploring the city, couples can retreat to one of the many luxury hotels and focus on wellness. Spa treatments, saunas and plush accommodations are par for the course in this chic city in Central Europe. Architectural marvels, hilltop castles and luxury hotels make Budapest an elevated honeymoon destination.

3. Florence, Italy

Teeming with red-tiled roofs and majestic domes, Florence is the capital city of the Tuscany region of Italy. Here, the echo of the ringing church bells will always accompany your walk along the cobblestone streets filled with Italian charm- a setting ideal for endless wandering. Florence is the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci, the legendary artist, and is home to a third of the world’s art treasures making this a fascinating cultural visit for couples. Plus, foodies will not be disappointed with the wide array of specialities hailing from the nearby Tuscan countryside. Furthermore, the city is known for its style and fashion, with plenty of places to find quintessential Italian pieces. Florence is ideal for a romantic honeymoon where you can enjoy the culture, art and cuisine! And when you visit this gorgeous city, you're going to love the extra exploration along the rolling countryside of the nearby Tuscan villages.

4. Gdansk, Poland

Yes, you read that right- Poland! There’s tons of history in this gritty port town on the Baltic Riviera that Honeymoon couples should definitely explore. Gdansk is a popular Polish city which after its refurbishment post World War II has become an enthralling tourist attraction. Featuring a 17th-century setting, myriad exemplary tourist attractions, lavish accommodations and a laid-back ambience, Gdansk is the perfect place for couples looking to have the time of their lives and picture-perfect moments. Tourists can also shop for exotic souvenirs and antiques at the long market and relish in sumptuous Polish cuisines here. What's more, is that the city is adorned with verdant canopies, well-maintained lush gardens and public spaces, a plethora of cathedrals and monuments, cobbled and narrow pathways and a very fascinating history which will intrigue any travel lover!

5. Vilnius, Lithuania

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Eastern Europe may still be unchartered territory, but it's definitely worth the visit! Out of all the Eastern European cities, the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, is one of the best destinations to visit, especially when you're on a budget. Vilnius is a city full of beautiful churches, cathedrals and landmarks such as Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, the Gates of Dawn and the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. And even if the city is on the cheaper side, you won't have to sacrifice the quality of your stay. There's a range of 4-star and 5-star hotels that offer high-quality stays at prices lower than usual.

6. Sofia, Bulgaria

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Nestled in the heart of Western Bulgaria against the backdrop of the majestic Vitosha Mountain, Sofia is a gorgeous city which may be one of Europe's cheapest cities for a honeymoon! For tourists who like to travel in style, there are plenty of affordable multi-starred hotels alongside many inexpensive, yet upscale restaurants serving classic, authentic Bulgarian cuisine. The city’s landmarks reflect more than 2,000 years of history, including remnants of the Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Soviet occupation. Furthermore, one of the most iconic buildings of the city, the Medieval Boyana Church, is dotted with 13th-century frescoes that you're going to fall in love with!

7. Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal's beloved capital, is a city with winding cobblestone streets, world-class wine, impeccable seafood, the passionate sounds of Fado music and pink-hued sunsets to die for. It's a city you can visit if you're on a budget. With the city's modest stays getting luxury treatments, you can stay here for as little as Rs 3500 a night! Not only is Lisbon incredibly romantic (just try not to hold hands as you stroll up and down the tiny streets of the old Alfama or kiss as you hop onto one of many trollies around the city), but it's become one of the more affordable European cities to visit—music to a bride-to-be's ears. Plus, on the first Sunday of every month, many of Lisbon's main attractions, like the Torre de Belém and the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, offer you free entry. Honestly, what's not to love about this place?

8. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bosnia and Herzegovina is a beautiful heart-shaped country full of beautiful romantic places, coloured with breathtaking panoramas, lakes, and rivers. Green forests, clear rivers and lakes, and amazing mountains will surely leave you breathless. While you may not have heard of this place outside of history books, Sarajevo has truly made its mark as a cosmopolitan city after rising from the ashes of war. Today, the city is home to rich history and a smashingly vibrant nightlife! And if you've chosen to visit here, then make sure to check out Old Town Bascarsija and learn all about the city's Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, and Yugoslav history. 

9. Warsaw, Poland

While Krakow is a more famously known destination in Poland, we assure you that Warsaw will not disappoint. The capital city of Poland, Warsaw is one of the richest hubs that offers an exotic range of almost everything and anything that one desires to see and enjoy on their honeymoon. Many of Warsaw’s museums and art galleries, including the National Museum and the Zachęta National Gallery of Art, cost less than Rs 1000 to visit while catching a ballet or opera performance at the Teatr Wielki can cost as little as Rs 1500!  A visit to Warsaw and staying in the Royal luxurious hotels can create the honeymoon a most memorable one for all couples.

10. Brasov, Romania

If you're really on a tight budget but want to make a European getaway, then Romania is the country for you. Set in the heart of Transylvania, Brasov is a town full of colourful houses, charming cafes and a fascinating mixture of history and local legend. One of the reasons why honeymoon couples love Brasov is because the city offers tons of back alleys to get lost in, where old-restored buildings contrast the many high-end restaurants and hipster cafes and bars that will keep newlyweds busy exploring!

Final Words

An event like your honeymoon calls for some extravagance, don’t you think? The world is your oyster and you deserve to be at your dream destination with the love of your life! And if that dream vacation is somewhere in Europe, then we say you get planning! These European honeymoon destinations are sure to wall under your budget if you plan your vacation well. So, start planning now! 

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#WBDestinations: 10 Affordable Destinations For Your Honeymoon In Europe

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#WBDestinations: 10 Affordable Destinations For Your Honeymoon In Europe