Our Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations By Rail

Rail holidays make for the perfect honeymoon. If you are looking for something a little bit special for your honeymoon, why not consider a honeymoon by train?

Here’s our top 5 fabulous rail holidays for a honeymoon with a difference:

1. Amsterdam, Bruges and Brussels

Eurostar whisks you in first class style from London to the charming cobbled medieval streets of Bruges, boat trips on the winding waterways, beautiful buildings and the wonderful Markt Square in the heart of the city. Then on to vibrant Amsterdam, its chic and cosy cafés and historic architecture set against a backdrop of tree-lined canals make it the ideal destination to explore on foot or by bike. Amsterdam is the perfect place to indulge in culture and art, or relax in your beautiful boutique hotel. The final stop on your honeymoon journey is Brussels with its magnificent Grand’ Place, opulent buildings and classic and heart-warming cuisine, where you can soak in the atmospheric and enjoy the languid pace of your perfect honeymoon.

2. Nice and the Cote d’Azur

Nice, where the Bay of Angels embraces the azure Mediterranean, offers year-round sunshine and spectacular views. Stroll among the boutiques and browse the mouth-watering restaurant menus along the winding streets set around the picturesque bay.
A short trip along the coast to Cannes and the palm-lined Promenade de la Croisette, the setting for the yearly Cannes film festival is a must-see. You will certainly feel like a film star on this luxury honeymoon! Begin your rail honeymoon in beautifully restored St Pancras station before gliding through France to Lille and onwards to Nice. With romantic Monte Carlo, St Tropez and Antibes all within easy access if you are in the mood for exploring, there is plenty to keep you busy, or simply relax in your intimate and specially chosen hotel and enjoy that special flavour of France at its best.

3. Lake Garda

Soak up the beauty of your surroundings with this wonderful honeymoon in Lake Garda by first class rail. Relax and surrender to the serenity of the exquisite lake and stunning vistas; from towering cliffs to hill-top castles and tiny fishing harbours, every inch of this beautiful destination is a delight. Your honeymoon by train takes you through some of Europe’s most picturesque scenery, as you wind your way from France to Switzerland, and then on to Milan and across Northern Italy to Lake Garda – all in the comfort of first class luxury travel. You can add on any number of magical excursions, including a trip to Venice or a cruise on Lake Garda itself. With nearby Verona – the setting for Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Milan and the Dolomites all within easy reach, there are numerous romantic locations for you to explore on this honeymoon to savour forever.

4. Florence

Set against a lush backdrop of the Tuscan hills, Florence is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Immerse yourself in the culture and soak up the opulent Italian architecture as you relax with a glass of crisp, local wine and delicious cuisine. This rail honeymoon journey takes you through France, Switzerland and Milan before arriving in Florence, Italy’s renaissance capital. Travelling first class all the way, this luxury honeymoon by rail gives you the opportunity to unwind and indulge yourself with your partner; the perfect way to start married life.

5. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Take a honeymoon journey of a lifetime on this legendary train to the magical city of Venice. Travelling on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – the world’s most iconic and romantic railway – you will experience a bygone era of style and luxury rail travel that will embrace you from the moment you embark. Step onto the stunning blue and gold carriages where your personal steward and stunning 1920s style cabin await you; take in the breathtaking views as you travel across Europe in luxury and arrive in style at the dreamlike city of Venice. Once there you may venture from your boutique hotel to explore all the Venice has to offer – from the stunning art and architecture, intimate cafés and bars, travelling the canals by gondola or simply losing yourselves in the delightful maze of hidden buildings and spectacular bridges. Venice is a honeymoon destination that you will cherish forever.

At Planet Rail we can customise all of our honeymoon holidays to exactly suit your needs. Let us tailor-make your rail honeymoon for you, and create your dream honeymoon by train!

Contact us today to discuss your perfect honeymoon specifications.