Stag Do: Tips and ideas for the best stag weekend in Budapest
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We Love Budapest
28/4/2015, 3:25 AM●6-minute article
If you’re planning a big stag weekend in Budapest, you’ve come to the right place for ideas on how to make this wild celebration one to remember. Turn the stag’s “last” days of freedom into a weekend he’ll never forget. Whether your stag group is a handful of best mates or a large group of colleagues and friends, here are some great options for making your stag adventure in Budapest one that the stag – and his mates – will never forget!
Heaps of groups come for a bucks weekend in Budapest, and the Hungarian capital has become one of Europe’s top destinations for that last big celebration before the big day. The city is tourist-friendly and there is plenty to do, but if you’re organising a weekend getaway jam-packed with adventure it can be easier to get a professional stag-do organiser on board. They’ll help give you ideas, organise transfers, book tickets, make reservations and help your weekend run smoothly.
We recommend StagHeaven as one such company that can take the hassle out of organising a bucks weekend in Budapest. Whether you’re here for 2 or 3 days, and whether you’re a group of 5 or 30 StagHeaven can help! Aside from activities like go-karting, gun shooting and beer bikes, some (good?) mates also ask StagHeaven to organise fun games like ‘steal the buck’ or ‘the buck gets arrested.’ They also do packages that include a whole heap of stuff at a fixed price.
Budapest is a relatively affordable city, so you can live it up and try things you might not otherwise get to, and StagHeaven offers pretty good prices. Remember it’s best to book a few months in advance, and their super professional English-speaking staff will reply to your contact within 24 hours. While – of course – they can’t help with anything illegal, they can help you organise a night at a strip club and even help you if you get lost! StagHeaven is the perfect pal for your stag-do in Budapest.
This is a special event in anyone’s life and you should celebrate in style. Spoil your bachelor. Larus near the Gesztenyés Garden in tranquil Buda is the perfect place to mark the occasion, especially on warm spring/summer nights. There’s a large terrace, a lovely panorama and even a vineyard onsite! While in Budapest you must try Hungarian gastronomy and the dishes here represent the perfect pairing of flavours that modern Hungarian cuisine is known for. Think seasonal ingredients and delicious flavours paired with the right wine. This is a charming spot that will help you celebrate in style, before you head out for a night on the town.
Get around in style by renting a Hummer Limo. Can you imagine anything cooler than getting picked up from the airport in a stretch Hummer, or cruising between parties in one of these bad boys? Check out StarLimo Hungary or Limo1 or StripLimo Budapest for details.
Budapest is famous for its underground network of caves and you can test your skills of caving at the Pál-völgyi cave. If you want to stay closer to the downtown you can check out other inner-city caves.
It won’t be long before you see (and hear!) a huge rolling beer bar with about a dozen people peddling away, cheering, drinking beer and generally being merry. This is one of the funnest things to try while in Budapest, and something you can’t do in many other places in the world. Beers on Wheels has the biggest bike you can hire in Budapest with 18 seats – so whether you’re a group of five or a larger group this is the bike to hire. See some of the city’s sights and drink beer, at the same time. What more could you want? Make sure you book ahead.
Whether you want to shoot bullets or paint, there are some great options in Budapest for those that want to aim and fire! Try shooting with real pistols, revolvers and rifles at Celeritas Shooting Club Budapest. They even have different packages to suit the style of gun you want to try such as Police Special, Black Ops and WWII. For those that want to shoot colourful paint at their friends there are a number of paintball spots in Budapest. For example Extreme Paintball has three different fields to choose from, while Paintball.hu even offers paintball in a cave, so you can go nuts underground! Another option is laser-tag. Although the website is in Hungarian LaserGame is one option, while another is Lasertag.hu that can assist in English or German.
We have spoken about them before, but if you’d like to try driving a Trabant car, and see the sights of Budapest at the same time, look no further than Rent-A-Trabant. However, if you’d like something more high-power and adrenalin pumping high-speed then StagHeaven can help you organise a drive of the BMW M3 E46 racing car; what’s likely to be the fastest and most powerful racing car you can drive in Hungary. If you’re looking to get behind the wheel of a slightly bigger toy, the guys at StagHeaven can also help you organise a ride in a real tank. Of course if you’re looking for something that’s just plain fun, then why not try go-karting or quad biking.
Most boys love their sports and there’s no shortage of options for your stag weekend in Budapest. We have two words for you: mud wrestling. Just read this description, you’ll see. Another idea is bowling, although this site is in Hungarian there are plenty of details on bowling in Budapest. For those who love horse racing or betting head to Kincsem Park, here’s their upcoming racing calendar. This year, 24-26 July, Budapest comes a life when F1 fever takes hold and the Hungarian Grand Prix comes to down. This could be a great time to organise your stag weekend.
Take to the sky!
Want to see a bird’s eye view of Budapest? Helicopter Tours can take you on a scenic and thrilling tour of the city from a point-of-view that not many get to see. There are some hot air ballooning companies you could try as well such as Adventure Balloon or Hőlégballon.hu. As a way to surprise the stag you could also arrange a scenic aeroplane flight.
Ruin pubs and clubs
After spending the day on an adventure, there’s no doubt by night you’ll be thirsty. But where to drink? Budapest is famous for its ruin pubs and pumping nightlife. The most famous of the ruin pubs is undoubtedly Szimpla Kert, however, there are so many cool nightspots in Budapest, it’s impossible to list just a few. Among others, we recommend Mazel Tov, Fogas Ház, Anker’t, Instant or one of the spots at . Check out our list of our favourite . If you want to go on a pub crawl in Budapest you could try StagMadness‘ legendary pub crawl for stags.
See the sights
We know you’re going to be preoccupied with having a wild time, but if you’re not too hungover and have a spare few hours you could check out one or two of Budapest’s most famous sights. Here we’ve collected the , how to , and a list of our if you’re ready to relax. By the way, , for when you’re hungover in Budapest, and above all have fun!