Your Herts and Beds Wedding - October/November 2023 (Issue 100)

FRENCH ALPS, FRANCE Enjoy a hearty dose of fresh mountain air at the Armancette Hôtel in the French Alps. Part of the new Almae Collection, Armancette Hôtel is a familyowned hidden gem in the lesser-known, remote town of Saint Nicolas Veroce in Evasion Mont-Blanc. Open year-round, this 19-room hotel is located within the former bakery of the village and offers total privacy, peace and tranquillity in exceptional surroundings. A plethora of activities are available, including guided hikes and mountain biking excursions, where guests can take in breathtakingly verdant views and disconnect from everyday life. Home to an impressive spa with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor Jacuzzi, three treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness suite, a restaurant, and a wine bar, there is plenty to keep couples entertained. Visit for more information. SVALBARD, NORWAY The Science of the Arctic Expedition Cruise is perfect for couples who want to find out more about the most northern part of the world with a group of like-minded individuals. The perfect opportunity to deepen your connection to one of the world’s most rugged and remote archipelagos, travellers will have the opportunity to witness the breathtaking sight of polar bears, beluga whales, seals, walruses, reindeer, arctic foxes, and so much more. Spending 10 days aboard the 104-metre, purpose-built, state-of-the-art Greg Mortimer expedition ship, couples will have the opportunity to listen to a range of exceptional talks, hike across the tundra, cruise past glacier fronts, marvel at fjords, and take to the water on zodiac boat safaris to get closer to some of the world’s most stunning landscapes. Taking place on the 18th June 2024, transfers between airports, the hotel and ship, as well as internal flights between Oslo and Svalbard, are included. Full details can be found at SICILY, ITALY Tenuta Zisola lies in south-eastern Sicily, the birthplace of the Nero d’Avola grape, and is just a stone’s throw from Noto, a world heritage site famous for its Baroque architecture. Open all year round for wine enthusiasts, Tenuta Zisola is offering new, diversified wine tours with something to suit everyone. Six wines are produced at Tenuta Zisola, four red and two white, with the aim of bringing out the finest qualities of the historic Nero d’Avola grape. Couples stopping at Zisola can stroll through the 50 hectares of property that extend around the estate, which offers marvellous views of Noto and the surrounding gardens cultivated with vineyards, as well as citrus, olive, and almond trees. Check out for more information. FLORIDA, UNITED STATES Recently reopened after a $65million transformation, The Boca Raton has been entirely redesigned by the renowned architecture and design firm, Rockwell Group. Paying homage to the pink hues of Boca Raton, the tower’s exterior has been refreshed to a light coastal pink, giving a fresh take on Barbie’s dreamhouse, featuring 224 suites and rooms, each with flexible configurations. Set amongst 200 lake and oceanfront acres, couples are invited to experience the luxury rooms, culinary concepts, a private golden beach, a spa, an 18-hole golf course, a racquet club, a pool club, and much more. Head over to for more information. AE Expeditions HONEYMOON NEWS 83