My husband and I are thinking about Paris and London for our honeymoon. We can take two weeks off in December this year, and are wondering if we should do London for Christmas (December 22 - 25) and Paris from December 26 until Jan 1, or the other way round?
"Are there any recommended activities between December 22 and 25 in Paris that we cannot do if we reach there on the 26th? We love architecture, history, food and anything gorgeous and would be sad to miss anything local and fun! Looking forward to your thoughts, much appreciated!
It sounds like your honeymoon is shaping up to be very memorable! Our suggestions are based on many years of travel to both cities. We recommend that you stay an entire week in one city. Breaking up the visit with a few days in each city will not give you the benefit of either place.
Part of the charm of staying for a week is that you have time to settle in and get a real sense of the place, without rushing around. It is your honeymoon, after all! We recommend staying in London from December 22 to the 25, and then the spend remaining time in Paris.
Make sure to book your Christmas lunch or dinner restaurant reservation in advance, at least by late October. Holiday dinners out are very popular for locals and visitors alike. (Link to "What's Open on Xmas Day).
Book a few tours of popular attractions like the Louvre, Versailles. or a Seine River cruise. We love these small-group and private tours — you learn so much and see way more than you could on your own.
If you love food join a small-group culinary tour. One of the most popular activities is the French Gourmet Food Walking Tour. Local experts will have you tasting local specialities that you just wouldn't find on your own.
They call them romantic Paris hotels for a reason! Here are some of our top picks for romantic 4- and 5-star hotels in Paris—
If you're in London, and especially if it's your honeymoon, you are definitely going to want to take a spin on the London Eye. Make it honeymoon-worthy by opting for the champagne!
Whenever you go to London — honeymoon or not, Christmas or any other time of the year — be sure to find out what's going to be on when you're there by checking our handy month calendars.
Joyeuse Lune de Miel. Have a happy honeymoon in Paris & London!