Honeymoon Hotspots

After all the planning and preparation of your Wedding Day, you'll be ready to relax and appreciate each other on your Honeymoon. Take your time with choosing where to go as the world really is your oyster on this once in a lifetime romantic getaway.

Remember that the most important aspect of the Honeymoon is that you get to spend time together as newlyweds, not that you stay in the most expensive hotel or get a line-free tan!

In an attempt to help you think about Honeymoon destinations a little bit differently, Glasgow Weddings brings you some Honeymoon Hotspots a little less popular and a little less ordinary.

New York

Take a bite of the Big Apple for a truly exciting and memorable Honeymoon trip! New York is a vibrant and eclectic place. There is an incredibly diverse range of things to see here, so many places to visit, so many things to do. You can stroll down the Museum Mile and discover the city's top museums, or visit New York's iconic Empire State Building and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Want to admire city from the Hudson River? No problem, take one of the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises. Or try the New York Skyride - a virtual helicopter tour!

Macy's Department Store, Central Park, Broadway Theatre, T.G.I. Fridays - you feel like you know it before you even get there!!!

Tignes, The French Alps

A Honeymoon Hotspot doesn't necessarily mean that the weather has to be hot!!! One of the most attractive glaciers in the Alps, the 5-star ski area of Tignes with more than 300 kilometres of piste and 89 lifts, sprawls over three mountains and two valleys, which will make every skier's heart race. The high altitude of 1,550 - 3,456 m, guarantees high levels of snow. In 2009 the region will be host to the ski world championship!

While skiing is naturally the most important thing in Tignes, the apr?s ski scene is not far behind! A multitude of bars, cozy restaurants and several clubs take centre stage in Tignes. A real hot-spot is Grizzly's Bar with an arctic atmosphere. Hot salsa rhythms can be found at Kawama Caf?. For those who wish to remain active, Tignes Le Lac offers a natural skating rink. Alternatively, there is an Aqua Centre, with water and spa facilities, where you can go to relax. Those looking for something unusual can go ice diving in the lake at Tignes! A special highlight is the "Tignes Airwaves" where performers put on an extreme sport show in Freestyle and Freeride.

Aeolian Islands

Off the north-east coast of Sicily, only a ferry ride or hydrofoil from Milazzo, the Aeolian Islands were colonised around 580 BC and named after the mythical figure Aeolus, who is said to have kept the winds bottled up in a cave.

The Aeolian Islands are quite remote, which is part of their appeal. No air travel is available to the archipelago, except for the very expensive helicopter service which runs during high season from the Catania airport. Most international travellers, then, will arrive at the airport of either Palermo or Catania airport in Sicily, or Reggio Di Calabria, across the straits of Messina on the mainland.

Stromboli is the most spectacular of the islands, as it's the only one that is currently volcanically active. In fact, its the only volcano in the world that is known to have been continuously active throughout recorded history. Stromboli town has pretty narrow streets and, further from the centre, beautiful black sand beaches in rocky coves. The must-see attraction is the night-time climb up to the crater. The going is tough, you will be climbing approximately 850m, but you will see an amazing sunset and the eruptions are incredible. The trip is rounded off by running down the volcanic ash slopes, in the dark.

Cairns, Australia

Tropics, rainforests, diver's paradise - this laid-back gateway into Tropical North Queensland is home to lush rainforests, enticing Aboriginal culture, and that natural wonder--the Great Barrier Reef.

The region, known as the Tropical North Queensland, normally experiences two seasons: the green season (November to May) with monsoonal rains, and the dry season (the rest of the year). Dress is informal. Bring sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, swimwear, and walking shoes if intending to hike. Although usually balmy, the highlands and some other areas can be chilly (even cold) during winter months (June through August), making a warm jumper or jacket a welcome companion. Must see sights:

Port Douglas

North of Cairns, this resort town lures with its fine restaurants, art galleries, stunning Four Mile Beach, Marina Mirage complex, and a myriad of cruise craft that will steer you to the Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef: The one-and-only Great Barrier Reef can be experienced in many ways-through a dive down under, from a semi-submersible, or from on high in a helicopter.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park: Aboriginal myths, customs, history, and culture are explained through dance performances, slide shows, and laser and light shows.


Paris is one of the most spectacular sightseeing cities in the world containing a wealth of history and culture: with countless Art Galleries including Mus?e du Louvre and Mus?e d'Orsay, home to work by famous artists such as Monet, Van Goth and many more; scores of top museums and stunning historical monuments such as the iconic Arc de Triomphe, the gothic cathedral of Notre Dame and the grand castle of Ch?teaux de Versailles, also known as the Palace of Versailles, there is something to discover and please every couple.

To get a different view of Paris' top landmarks then take a romantic cruise down the river La Seine on the Bateaux Parisiens - a perfect way to relax and soak up the beautiful surroundings.

The most spectacular views in Paris however, can be found at the Tour Montparnasse, an observation point 200 metres high which is best visited at night when the city sparkles.

Cruise The Red Sea and see the Ancient Wonders

Combine the luxury and relaxation of a Cruise with a breathtaking Honeymoon around some of the most famous Ancient Wonders of the Worlds!

Taking you from Greece to the Middle East this cruise really packs in the ancient treasures - the Parthenon, Ephesus and the pyramids all make an appearance, not to mention some of the holiest spots in the world.

Sail out of Corfu with the Greek mainland in your sights.

Piraeus is one of the prettiest ports in the Mediterranean but more importantly it's also your springboard to Athens.

The Greek capital has stellar line up of sights, but the Acropolis and the Parthenon above it are easily the most famous.

In Kusadasi meanwhile it's the classical city of Ephesus that takes centre stage: all marble pillars, sculptures and amazing views.

Across the water in Rhodes, discover a lasting monument to the island's most famous overlords, the Knights of St John.

Back in Turkish water, come ashore in Antalya where you can check out the twin charms of Aspendos and Perge.

The last stop on European soil is sunny Cyprus. Get to grips with Limassol or venture further afield to Paphos harbour, the mountain villages or Curium, one of the old kingdoms of Cyprus.

Drop anchor in Ashdod where Jerusalem and Bethlehem wait with monuments like the Western Wall, the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane.

Swapping the Med for the Red Sea, drift down the Suez Canal to Port Sokhna. This place is the key to Cairo, Egypt's chaotic capital - home to the Sphinx and the famous Pyramids of Giza.

From here hop back to Israel to the Red Sea resort of Eilat, before cruising into Jordan.

Top of the hit-list here is Petra - considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world, it's the spot where Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade was filmed.

Hong Kong

Enjoy the quintessential Hong Kong experiences of endless shopping, big-city nightlife and delicious dim sum, but save time for other activities.

Ride a double-decker tram past neon signs in English and Cantonese. Board a harbour cruise or head up to Victoria Peak to see vistas of lush green mountains and skyscrapers lining the coast. Spend the day on Lantau Island or at Hong Kong Disneyland or Ocean Park. Relax on the beach. And don't forget to take in Hong Kong's spectacular night views.


Don't underestimate the great Honeymoon you could have just staying in the UK and visiting somewhere like London, which attracts more than 15 million visitors annually, drawn by the incredible range of attractions: world-class sights, unrivalled shopping, restaurants and entertainment to suit every taste and budget, as well as a wealth of green spaces to enjoy.

Some of the most popular attractions which can be visited are the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Windsor Castle, London Zoo, the London Aquarium and Shakespeare's Globe - to name but a few.

Glasgow West End

Glasgow West End offers quite a few attractions too. Fabulous restaurants, beautiful parks, wonderful architecture and plenty of live music, theatre, cinema and culture.