If you’re celebrating a stag and the lucky man is getting a send off in style, why not push the boat out and head to one of these seven locations across Europe. It’s not going to cost a small fortune and these places are almost custom built for fun befitting a stag’s last night – or nights – of freedom.
Riga is a beautiful city with a UNESCO world heritage site right at the heart of the city. Set approximately 20 minutes from the coast of Latvia, this capital city has all that a stag party may need. A thriving nightlife with plenty of bars and clubs, and even strip clubs for those who wish to indulge.
There are a bevvy of activities available to fill the days if you’re nursing a hangover from the night before. Activities include firearms shooting and clay pigeon shooting, to team bobsleigh and bungee jumping. There is enough to keep even the most active of stag groups going for a few days.
Prague, Czech Republic
The 14th largest city in the European Union and the former capital of Bohemia. Prague is nicknamed ‘the City of a Hundred Spires’ and is known for its colourful baroque buildings and gothic inspired architecture.
The culture and architecture may not be why you’re visiting for this stag do, but there are also a large number of activities available. Ice Hockey is big business in the Czech Republic and you can find all kinds of ice sports on offer, as well as firearms shooting and paintball. There are plenty of bars, clubs, cafe’s and strip clubs to keep you entertained during the evenings’ revelry. Prague also prides itself on being the number one stag do destination in Europe.
Sofia is the capital city of Bulgaria and boasts a deep history, reflected in the city’s architecture, with heritage from the Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Soviet occupations. Sofia is a new favourite with stag party goers for all varieties of reasons. Sofia is a buzzing city with indoor and outdoor go-karting on offer as well as firearm shooting experiences amongst other activities, and plenty of bars and nightclubs for you to visit. Sofia is generally quiet in summer with most of the inhabitants frequenting the beaches to enjoy the summer weather, but the party is always happening at night with most bars and cafes open late into the night, usually peaking around midnight.
The capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava, has plenty to offer a stag party. Set along the river Danube, and well known for its lively bars and club scene in the pedestrian only, 18th Century, old town. The city is also surrounded by vineyards and plenty of hiking trails set deep into the countryside. With plenty of stag party activity days on offer in the area you have a choice of riding in a tank, shooting firearms, go-karting, a selection of adult entertainment and 4×4 off-road experiences. With drinking tours also available you can sample the wines of the local region, or go for the harder liquor and indulge in high percentage alcohol such as absinthe.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands and is another culture filled destination, with many canals and bike paths that interweave the city’s narrow houses and gabled facades. Amsterdam is a unique destination for stag do activity days as it offers alcohol, strip clubs and cannabis to start, with a trip to the city’s red light district a must see stop on the tour. There are bicycle beer tours, or the Heineken experience to entice the drinkers on the stag do and visits to the famous coffee shops in the centre of the city to sample some of the finest legal marijuana. That’s not all Amsterdam has to offer though, with bars and clubs for all tastes and some of the pricier strip clubs available in this list.
Budapest is situated on the river Danube in Hungary and has been around since the time of the Romans. Budapest is a city of innovation and has a lot to offer a stag group with open air bars in the Jewish quarter giving you a real sample of the nightlife on offer in the city. Budapest also boasts some of the cheapest beer prices on this list, so drinkers are going to find themselves getting a whole lot more drunk for a whole lot less than they are used to spending. When it comes to stag do activity days there is a lot on offer. Here are a few ideas from a rather extensive list of available activities; an ultimate tank experience, river rafting, thermal spa, bubble football, indoor and outdoor go karting, axe throwing, monster truck experiences, car smashing, escape rooms and shooting experiences amongst others. Budapest clearly has a lot to offer a stag group.
Krakow is a southern Polish city and is close to the border with the Czech Republic. It boasts some stunning architecture from before World War II as it was one of the few cities to escape bombing by the allied forces when ousting the Third Reich from control of the city. Krakow is also not too far from Auschwitz-Birkenau which is a must visit dark tourism destination, perhaps not for a stag do though. Teeming with historical sites to visit and explore, Krakow has a lot to offer any stag do. Poland is famous for good vodka.
One of the stag do activity days on offer in Krakow is a Polish vodka tasting tour which is a great way to start your stag do. The activities do not end there though, as there are various activities involving shooting firearms, quad biking, airsoft, salt mine tours, wine tasting, brewery tours and white water rafting to name just a few.
With a good bit of prior planning and a short flight, these are a few of the best stag do destinations Europe has to offer.