Spanish honeymoons for discerning travelers...
When you consider all your options, Spain is probably the greatest honeymoon destination on the planet. Whether you are looking for fairytale romance, unforgettable cultural experiences or foodie paradise, it is an excellent choice for celebrating your first moments of married life.
With meadows as far as the eye can see, lush valleys, picturesque hills, vibrant cities and world-famous beaches, Spain has it all. Not to mention the cultural festivals, flamenco dances and delicious tapas. What more could you possibly need on your honeymoon?
Let us start with the obvious, ‘the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plane’ does not come from nowhere. With more than 300 days of sunshine every year, the Spanish are spoilt with year-round glorious weather and secure the top spot as Europe’s sunniest destination.
But it is more than just the weather that draws in Spanish honeymooners every year, with more than 5000 miles of coastline, the region boasts some of the best beaches in Europe. Perfect for those days dedicated to lounging by the ocean with a glass of champagne and soaking up married life. If you want to fly post-wedding and flop yourself on a beach lounger because weddings are exhausting, then you can book a few days of relaxation at one of the many beach destinations before the start of (or after) your tour.
If you are not content spending your days on the beach and instead seek more cultural experiences and exploration, the opportunities are endless here. With endless must-see visitor attractions, beautiful cities and a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it is simply a matter of fine tuning your interests to select the experiences that you and your new husband or wife would enjoy the most.
Spend the day exploring the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, a beautiful building with breathtaking architecture and a stunning collection of contemporary art from artists all over the world or brush shoulders with the locals on a cider bar crawl, paired with delicious local tapas.
Rural Spain is even better. The moment you leave behind the crowds of tourists in the city and go off-the-beaten-track, you can find the real, authentic Spain. Think of boutique, family-run hotels and local restaurants serving traditional Spanish cuisine with ingredients straight from the farm.
Spanish honeymoons should never skimp on luxury. Spend your first weeks of married life in some of the most lavish hotels that Spain has to offer. From 12th century monasteries to eco-resorts nestled in the hills between endless rows of vineyards.
The luxury does not stop there. Included in every Eat Northern Spain tour is a Mercedes for your private use with your own personal chauffeur, a local tour guide who will be on hand from the moment you land in Spain and a personalised itinerary hand crafted to suit your interests.
Immersing yourself into this version of Spain will overwhelm your senses with the flavours on offer - from farm-reared oxen that produce the best steak in the world to 100-year-old port ageing in a bottle. Every region has its specialities. In Northern Spain, our favourites include: ‘Jamón Ibérico’ hand carved by a professional; fresh seafood straight from the local farmers’ market; blue cheese from a traditional artisan cheesemaker and roasted lamb slow cooked over an open fire. The food options here are endless, and in our humble opinion, the best in the world
We offer private tours for two that include exclusive access into the best restaurants in Spain alongside local, authentic experiences that only those living nearby will have heard of. If you consider food and wine to be a key ingredient of Spanish honeymoons then a tour through the Basque country, San Sebastian (claimed to be the world’s best city for foodies) and Rioja (home to the most famous wine region in the world) should all be on the menu.
With direct flights from the US, Spanish honeymoons have never been more accessible than they are right now. Why not choose a cultural immersion in two countries instead of one, with a luxury private tour of Spain and Portugal? Spend two weeks travelling from Madrid, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal and see the very best the two countries have to offer in between. From once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and exquisite, luxury hotels to the most tantalizing food and wine experience of your life.
Or jump aboard our private luxury vessel and travel down the Douro River on our Douro River Cruise. Be mesmerised by the changing landscape, beautiful quintas nestled on the hillside and the various dams which will need to be crossed as you make your way towards Portugal. Let’s not forget the number of romantic dinners that can be had on the picturesque river with views overlooking the valley.
If you are not a fan of staying in the resort all day and find more pleasure in satisfying your curiosities and exploring somewhere new, a private tour of Northern Spain could be the perfect honeymoon choice for you and your loved one. Anybody looking for a European mini-moon prior to jetting off to further climates at a later date should also seriously consider Spain as it is fair to say there really is something here for everyone.
Of all the trips you take in your lifetime, your honeymoon is definitely the one you want to get right and remember for years to come. Newlyweds will be spoilt for choice with options for a romantic getaway in Northern Spain.
Although be warned, spend a few days here and you will never want to leave.
Where to honeymoon in Spain?
The short answer… Northern Spain.
The long answer depends on what you and your partner hope to get out of your honeymoon. If you’re looking for a love nest to hibernate in, intimate dinner dates, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, unforgettable memories and an abundance of incredible food and wine, then we have got you covered.
Madrid is often the perfect starting place to branch out on a tour of Northern Spain. Travel north to Ribera del Duero and soak up the picturesque Spanish countryside, alongside some incredible wines. Stop off at rural villages, organic farms and a vinegar cellar. Visit the inspiring town of Ferradosa, the perfect place to start a cruise down the Douro River to Pinhão, which also happens to be home to the world’s most perfect grapes. Sleep in monasteries and blissful retreats in the secluded hills of the Douro Valley and allow your senses to sample all the flavours of Northern Spain.
Spanish honeymoons don’t come better than our private tours. With personalised itineraries, every single detail will be tailor-made to you. Want to skip the museums altogether? Looking for a few extra days at the beach? Fancy a four-poster bed in a plush hotel? It can all be arranged. No detail is too small when it comes to planning your dream trip.
How to plan a honeymoon in Spain?
Book with a Spain Travel Agency. Most couples are looking to take full advantage of their time away and will pre-plan all the spots they wish to visit, to make sure that they do not miss out. Having a pre-planned itinerary will only enhance your experience. But why not let somebody else handle all the logistics?
Cultural visits can book up quickly, as can high-end restaurants and hotels. If you are looking to sample the country’s finest cuisine and explore the world-famous vineyards, you will need to book in advance. Not to mention, most of the country’s hidden gems are not on a list online, they are hidden in the backroads of Northern Spain.
Where you choose to stay is crucial and it is sometimes hard to trust the constantly changing information online. This is when it is important to trust the professionals, because nothing will ruin a honeymoon quicker than bad service, terrible accommodation and flavourless food.
When you book with Eat Northern Spain, we take the hassle out of your honeymoon. We have incredible relationships with local restaurateurs and hoteliers and can find you hidden luxury and exquisite gastronomy that only the locals know about. In fact, a local guide will handle every single detail from the moment you decide to book until your departing flight takes off. Every restaurant booking, hotel reservation and cultural experience will be pre-planned ahead of time, to take all the stress out of your honeymoon so that there is nothing left for you to do but relax and enjoy some quality time as newlyweds.
Your booking will also be completely customised to your individual needs. If you are looking to combine your culinary tour with a few days on the beach in Mallorca, Ibiza or the Canary Islands, we have incredible relationships with partners there who we know will make that part of your honeymoon just as exceptional as your time with us.
Spanish honeymoons spent in world-class hotels, eating at Michelin-starred restaurants and enjoying an authentic experience outside of the bustling cities. It sounds perfect to us!
Eat Northern Spain Honeymoons
Eat Northern Spain lives for authentic experiences, particularly when we are booking Spanish honeymoons. Whether it’s sampling local delicacies during an intimate picnic on a stunning vineyard or following the ‘Running of the Bulls’ all the way to the bullfighting arena in Pamplona, we strive to immerse you into Spanish life.
A honeymoon should be intimate, personalised and a never-ending celebration of your lives together - without any of the stress that comes with planning a trip. All our tours are completely tailor-made but allow us to whet your appetite with two example itineraries of where your Spanish honeymoon could take you.
Douro River Cruise
Spanish honeymoons that see you cruising down the Douro River in a luxury private vessel are something we can get on board with. In this 10 day tour, you will go off-the-beaten-track and discover all the hidden gems as you eat and drink your way from Spain to Portugal.
As with all our Spanish honeymoons, top rated gastronomy is our number one priority and we cannot wait to blow you away with show cookings, artisan cheesemakers and caves filled with 100-year-old port. There will also be organic farms to explore, cooking lessons to try your hand at Portuguese specialities and a number of the region’s stunning vineyards for you to sample the world’s most exquisite wines.
Aside from the culinary delights, expect breathtaking vistas, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and illuminated monuments. The beauty of this region is set to dazzle you, as will crossing two dams with more than 30 metres difference in water level.
If you thought it could not get any better, we are happy to prove you wrong. Our Douro River Cruise will see you spending the night at world-class, luxury, boutique hotels handpicked especially for you - because what is a honeymoon without a little tailor-made luxury thrown in.
Ultimate Food and Wine Tour
If you are looking to spend 10 days solely in Northern Spain, our Ultimate Food and Wine Tour may be what Spanish honeymoons are made for. Taking you in a slightly different direction, travel from Madrid to San Sebastian in one unforgettable adventure.
As always, only the very best food and wine will be on the menu. Including our absolute favourite culinary experience, sampling the best steak in the world, nestled in the back roads of Northern Spain. Learn all about how the oxen are raised on this family-run farm, before trying to steak for yourself.
It won’t just be steak on the menu, expect mouth-watering slow cooked lamb, hand carved ‘Jamón Ibérico’ and a number of local delicacies from traditional restaurants along the way - all served with wine from the famous Ribera del Duero wine region.
Where will we stay? I hear you ask. A 12th century medieval abbey (recently refurbished into a five-star lavish hotel) as well as blissful retreats and secret luxury hideaways. We have no doubt our accommodation choices will knock your socks off.
The Ultimate Food and Wine Tour is the perfect choice for those seeking an authentic, unforgettable honeymoon in one of Europe’s most beautiful countries, alongside flavours even better than your imagination.
Culinary Tour of Spain in 8 Days
For those wanting a tailor-made authentic experience in Spain, but with less time on the clock. Spend eight days on a pit stop tour from Madrid to San Sebastian with endless authentic cultural experiences at your fingertips throughout.
Join your new four-legged friends on a black truffle hunt in the picturesque countryside before sampling your find in popular local dishes, discover the best kept secrets of Spain’s world-famous wine regions and join the vibrant guided bar crawls, where you will get the chance to try the delicious local tapas and pintxos.
Beyond the gastronomic delights, you will be spoiled with unforgettable authentic cultural experiences, from the most magnificent architecture in Northern Spain and world-famous museums to elegant towns, stunning castles and medieval monasteries. Not to mention, nights will be spent in the most authentic, boutique hotels in Spain - some brimming with history and all oozing luxury.
Spanish honeymoons that only last a week can still dazzle any newlyweds and eight days of culinary delights will be sure to elevate the beginning of married life for any couple seeking an authentic adventure.
Surprise your loved one with an experience like no other and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through Northern Spain with a honeymoon completely personalised to you. CLICK BELOW to see more of our itineraries and get in touch to find out more about creating your own bespoke honeymoon.