Araceli
Dedicated March 2018

Europe Honeymoon Travel Agencies

Araceli, on September 15, 2017 at 4:09 PM Posted in Honeymoon

I made a post a few weeks back about FH & I going to spain, but after hearing how expensive I was being quoted (almost $10,000 for 9 days), FH and I decided to postponed our honeymoon planning and focus on other wedding related stuff. Now we’re back on the honeymoon planning, and I want suggestions on who you ladies and gentlemen have used as your travel agencies for Europe honeymoons.

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  • Rebecca
    Super October 2017
    Rebecca ·

    Plan on your own. I talked to 3 agents - each quoted us over 10K for the two of us for xmas for our Honeymoon for 2 weeks. right now I have everything but airfare at I am at 3K. There are so many online resources now, that it is easier to plan yourself.

  • Shy-Bull
    VIP March 2017
    Shy-Bull ·

    Tripmasters.com

  • caitlin
    Super May 2017
    caitlin ·

    Just seconding the plan your own idea. we travel a fair bit and Europe is so easy to navigate. we just got back from our honeymoon in Barcelona/south of France which we booked ourselves. used Hotwire for hotels and i've also had great luck with Airbnb. Eater and Bon Apetit have great restaurant guides for many popular destination cities. you can plan and reserve pretty much everything online.

  • chelsey
    Super March 2018
    chelsey ·

    I spent two months in Europe I college and booked everything myself. I wasn't even an avid traveler yet. Basically Europe is very easy to book yourself. If you want organized events you can book one day guided tours and things like that without going through an agency as well.

  • Sos0033
    VIP September 2017
    Sos0033 ·

    You don't need a travel agent. We go to Europe multiple times a year and always book ourselves. In May, we spent 7 days in Switzerland and Italy for under $2,000. Currently on our honeymoon in Spain for 8 days and admittedly splurged a bit more, but still spent under 4K I believe.

  • Maria
    VIP March 2016
    Maria ·

    $10,000 for nine days!!! Hope that was all really fancy hotels because if not and even then it is a crazy crazy amount! Look up the Flights yourself, in February they should be reasonable, I know from Ireland to USA it's around €500-700 return sometimes less when there are sales, Spain shouldn't be too much more, but once you get to Europe internal flights can be very cheap. We treated ourselves and stayed in sorento Italy in an amazing 4star hotel for 11 nights, large suite overlooking bay of Naples, hot tub on a private balcony etc for €140 for two a night. Spain for a similar hotel would be about the same. You could get much cheaper hotels and air bnb too if you wanted . It's all just research.

  • Stephannie
    Super December 2017
    Stephannie ·

    We are going to Barcelona / traveling Spanish coast and south of France for 2 weeks and spent less than 900 for two round trip tickets. We will barley be spending 5k total and that's for 2 weeks. We booked ourselves. I highly suggest you do that as well. There is so much on the internet and plus with airbnb and other such sites, it's much cheaper.

  • Araceli
    Dedicated March 2018
    Araceli ·

    @Stephannie which websites did you use to book your tours?

  • Araceli
    Dedicated March 2018
    Araceli ·

    Thank you all for all the recommendations! I will get to researching soon.

  • Annie
    Super October 2018
    Annie ·

    I would plan your own honeymoon. Just google different tours you would like to do, and see if reputable sights come up. In major cities like Barcelona and Madrid there are free walking tours through Sandeman (just tip). They do offer tours that you can pay for as well. You can use air b&b or homeaway to book your accommodations. My FH and another couple paid $1000 for a 3 bedroom apartment in London (zone 2) for 5 nights. It's definitely possible to plan on your own for a lot cheaper than a travel agency.

  • Nonna T
    Master April 2014
    Nonna T ·

    Former travel agent here. I suggest that people do their research and follow up with a travel agent who can definitely save you time and money, especially if it's your first time visiting a place.

  • Nicole and Anthony
    Dedicated October 2017
    Nicole and Anthony ·

    Globus has some amazing tours! FH and I are going g to Italy with them and for 1 week for tour, lodging and meals it is $1100, super affordable!

  • Laura
    Master July 2017
    Laura ·

    We went to Spain for 9 nights for our honeymoon. Barcelona, San Sebastián, and Tenerife. We spent around $7k and that was with using points to fly over, and points for one hotel stay for 3 nights. Granted we wanted to stay in nice hotels and we did 2 Michelin star dinners that were not cheap. We could've saved money on the trip for sure but it was a once in a lifetime trip!

  • FutureMrs.D
    Dedicated October 2017
    FutureMrs.D ·

    Do a cruise!!! We got engaged on a cruise in Europe. Amazing!

  • Araceli
    Dedicated March 2018
    Araceli ·

    @NicoleandAnthony omg my coworker literally just told me to check globus out too! he travels with them all the time whenever him and his wife decide to go on vacay.

  • Araceli
    Dedicated March 2018
    Araceli ·

    @Nonna thank you for that advice. The travel agent that quoted me came referred by a few family/friends that had used her, but it is just wayyyyy to expensive now. But i guess that's the price you pay when you have someone else do the work for you lol. I'm just scared to book something ourselves and not be able to coordinate it properly. I'm torn lol

  • Carol
    Devoted November 2017
    Carol ·

    I usually plan all of my personal travel myself or with help from friends/family/FH depending on who else is going with me. I have only ever used travel agencies for work travel, but that's always through my manager.

  • Jaxz
    Devoted September 2018
    Jaxz ·

    My family always goes through septer.com..... I think I got that right :/ and they've always got great deals

  • Future Mrs M
    Super June 2018
    Future Mrs M ·

    We are doing 8 days in Europe & planning it all ourselves. Every TA we spoke to over priced us, by a TON.

  • Wendy  Montebello
    May 2019
    Wendy Montebello ·

    I see a lot saying book your own. That works for some but not all. Travel Agents are not for everyone. Most of my clients don't want the stress of researching for hours. They also want someone if they have an issue in the foreign country. It's just like your house some clean it themselves other higher a housekeeper. Agents take the stress out of planning a trip. When it comes to cost we look at the best value. If I can get you an amazing room with a view why not pay a few dollars more? We normally don't quote the room in the back of the hotel which is what most sites start you on.

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