There is no reason why the celebration has to end, just because your wedding day is over. We’re all for extending the good times into your honeymoon, and that’s exactly what Lisa Perkovic is doing for The Champagne Issue in “Bring On The Bubbles With A Champagne Honeymoon!” – choosing some beautiful spots to continue toasting you – the newlyweds – after all your planning & hard work has come to fruition.
To The Homeland
What is an article about champagne honeymoons without a nod to where it all began? The Champagne region in France is a quick train ride from Paris but a world away from the city. You’ll be swanning through sweet villages and passing by vineyards earmarked with the likes of Moet and Veuve Clicquot on your way to the country’s most famous Champagne houses. Save time to visit Reims, where the city’s dramatic Gothic cathedral played host to thousands of years of royal coronations.
Take The Prosecco Road
No, it’s not a yellow brick road, but it should be! The King Valley in Victoria’s High Country is home to a plethora of vineyards producing top-notch Prosecco. The Italian-style sparkling wine is always a popular choice on a hot day. There are five wineries on the ‘Prosecco Road’ that you can cycle or drive – Brown Brothers, Pizzini, Chrismont, Sam Miranda, and Dal Zotto all have cellar doors along the 50km stretch.
Champagne At Sea
Got your heart set on sailing off into the sunset for your honeymoon? You can bring the bubbles with you aboard Cunard cruise ships. Old-world glamour is the name of the game aboard these five-star vessels, so it’s no surprise there’s a dedicated Champagne Bar on the Queen Mary 2. Laurent-Perrier is the drop of choice inside the lavish lounge area. Lap it up we say!
Bubbles On Bubbles
The brand new BODHI Yallingup offers you the combination of the best of both worlds when it comes to all things bubbles – a glass of sparkling wine whilst you soak in a hydrotherapy spa bath. Now that’s pampering! Located on the edge of the Margaret River wine region, the newest spa venue from Western Australian wellness group BODHI is perfectly positioned for a few hours of wine tasting and wellness. Go one step further and check-in for the night at the Artisan villas next door – walk across the manicured lawns after your treatment, get the wood-burning fire going, and crack a bottle of bubbles as the sun goes down.
If you’re in London on your honeymoon, save time to drop into The Connaught. One of Mayfair’s finest hotels, it has many claims to fame, including the establishment where James Bond author Ian Fleming worked as a waiter. Settle into the Champagne Room, where you’ll sip bubbles out of Baccarat crystal and pretend you’re in a Bond film yourself.
About Lisa Perkovic: Lisa has spent the past decade travelling the world writing for Australia’s leading newspapers, magazines, and blogs about all things travel. Her own honeymoon was her pièce de résistance – an epic journey to the Maldives and South Africa. Now she loves nothing more than sharing destinations and tips to help other newlyweds work out how to have the honeymoon of their dreams.