6 Incredible Historic Honeymoon Destinations

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For the newlyweds who love to get their teeth into a bit of history, an iconic historical location could be the perfect place to spend your honeymoon. Immerse yourself in the richly varied events, places and cultures that have formed the foundations of the world we live in and learn something new with your spouse along the way!

Here are 6 incredible honeymoon destinations for history lovers:

Rome, Italy

1. Rome, Italy

Top of our list is one of the most historically rich cities in the world, boasting over two millennia of history since the start of the ancient Roman Empire. Rome is home to numerous must-see sites including the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the beautiful Spanish Steps. Newlywed couples could spend days discovering the exciting events on which this incredible city was built!

2. Giza, Egypt

Egypt is a country steeped in ancient knowledge and architectural wonders. Visit the great Sphinx and three breathtaking pyramids dating back to around 2560 BC, including the Great Pyramid of Giza which is the biggest and most well-preserved of the seven wonders of the world. Curious couples can also check out the Grand Egyptian Museum for a deeper look at Egypt’s astounding history.


Paris, France

3. Paris, France

Not only is Paris arguably the most romantic city in the world, it is also an ideal destination for history loving couples. Brimming with art, culture and stunning architecture, a honeymoon to Paris promises not to disappoint. Start at the world famous art museum, The Louvre, dine beside Notre Dame Cathedral, take a visit to the iconic Eiffel Tower and let Paris take you on a beautiful journey through history.

4. Beijing, China

The home of the Han Dynasty and the Ming Dynasty for ages past, Beijing’s history is both deep and fascinating. The city combines tradition with contemporary culture and you can view ancient architecture alongside modern Chinese society. The Forbidden Palace, Jingshan Park and the Temple of Heaven are all not-to-be-missed sites for honeymooners.

The Trinity College Library, Dublin

5. Dublin, Ireland

Practically on our doorstep, Dublin is a great historical honeymoon location for those who don’t want to travel far. See Ireland’s capital as if for the first time with a visit to Dublin Castle, the National Museum of Ireland and the Natural History Museum. Learn about the invasions, landmarks and famine that have shaped Ireland’s history, visit the largest cathedral in the country and check out the impressive Trinity College Library for a memorable honeymoon closer to home.

6. Prague, Czech Republic

This gorgeous European city is ideal for history buffs, packed full of beautiful architecture, Gothic churches and historic squares. Prague was at one time the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, and honeymooners will love its ancient castle, iconic statues and quaint, narrow streets.

By Abby Williams, Excalibur Press