A European Honeymoon for Every Budget | under $3000
2017-09-20


The birthplace of modernity and contemporary art, honeymooning in Europe can give couples the perfect fairytale experience to help them unwind from the stress of putting together a wedding.

After the exhilaration of the celebration has subsided and the many thanks and good graces have been relayed to friends and family, newlyweds deserve to bask in their new matrimonial bliss together. It is in these situations that Insight Vacations comes into the picture. Offering premium escorted tours, these expert travel planners can put together the very best experiences from start to finish — for every budget.

Every itinerary curated by Insight Vacations features several hallmarks. The Signature Experiences, for instance, allows for authentic and immersive opportunities with locals who are keen to share their stories, heritage and way of life. Knowledgeable Tour Directors also always on hand to act as a travelling concierge, offering guidance and assistance with the smallest details such as baggage handling, check-ins, reservations, and more. With less to worry about, you can focus on what really matters during your honeymoon — spending time with your beloved.

A European Honeymoon for Every Budget | honeymoon under $3000

UNDER $3,000

8-day Italian Intermezzo from $2,175. Tour operates throughout the year with weekly departures.

If there’s a tour operator that knows how to best experience Italy in eight days, it’s Insight Vacations. With their diverse itinerary, you will fall in love with the country and its dearest cities. Stay at some of the best addresses, like Kolbe Hotel Rome - a 15th century luxury hotel converted from a former convent.

Day 1 – 2
Ciao Italia! From Como, head east to Verona and meander along the Adige River and the well-preserved Roman Arena, which is still used for opera performances. Then, you can envision the romantic tragedy of Romeo and Juliet as you stand beneath the famous balcony in the courtyard of Juliet's house where Romeo declared his love for her.

Day 3
Discover the glorious history of Venice, once one of the greatest trading centres of the world. Start with a trip to Giudecca Island to witness the amazing art of glassblowing. As your Tour Director brings you around La Serenissima, you’ll see the gothic-styled Doge’s Palace and its adjoining Bridge of Sighs. End the day on a romantic note with a gondola ride through the canals, which are bordered by quaint apartments and shophouses.

Tip! Your Tour Director acts as a travelling concierge, offering guidance and assistance with the smallest details such as baggage handling, check-ins, reservations, and more. With less to worry about, you can focus on what really matters for your honeymoon — spending time with your beloved.

Day 4
Get your phone ready as it’s time to take that #instafamous photo by the Leaning Tower of Pisa! Then, it’s off to Florence, where you will witness Michelangelo's masterpiece statue, David, at the Accademia Museum, and marvel at the Florence Cathedral and Florence Baptistery.

Tip! Thanks to Insight Vacations’ Signature Experiences, learn more about the world-famous wines of Tuscany — Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, and Montepulciano — as you sample the robust reds with an expert vintner.

Day 5 – 8 
Spend your free day sightseeing and baking in the renaissance atmosphere of the city as you roam about the streets; perhaps museum-hopping to see more world-famous artworks. Tomorrow, as you make make your way to Rome, there’s plenty of natural and manmade landmarks for you to take in.

Day 7 - 8 
With more free time to spend, you could do some café hunting or choose to join a Colosseum tour. Later at the Sistine Chapel, you will come across yet another of Michelangelo’s awe-inspiring masterpieces on its ceiling: The Last Judgment. End the day with a private Vatican dinner to celebrate your final night in Italy.

Tip! Enjoy one of Insight Vacations’ hallmarks — a VIP fast-track entry into the Vatican Museums with a special private viewing of the Bramante Staircase.

Tip! Scientists reckon that the jaw-dropping Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights, are going to appear less frequently over the next 10 years due to an 11-year solar cycle. Why not book the 7-day Scenic Iceland & The Northern Lights tour (from $2,590) before they fade?