THE BEST BACHELOR CITIES OF EASTERN EUROPE
The eastern part of the old continent is unquestionably becoming a bustling hotspot for bachelors who are eager to celebrate their final single days with style. The region is teeming with adventurous attractions, adrenaline-fueled activities, as well as natural and urban hidden gems, which you will never be able to find in the West. Plus, there is a matter of significant cultural difference. Even though the communist countries have long since dissolved, the architectural remnants of old regimes will bring something exotic and otherworldly to the overall experience. So if you are planning your stag do getaway in Eastern Europe, here are some of the best cities you should definitely consider marking on your bachelor travel map.
The Queen of Danube is one of the most economically and touristically prolific cities not just in Hungary but the entire eastern block. During a full-blown stag do weekend in Budapest, you will explore remarkable structures built in baroque, Eclectic, Art Nouveau, and neoclassical styles, savor world-renown Eger, Somlo, and Tokaj wines, and party long into the night in some of the hottest pubs and nightclubs. And when it’s time to cure the hangover (or the cat’s wail as Hungarians call it), visit the age-old thermal spas and bathhouses, some of which have been around since Roman times.
For a city which has survived one of the most atrocious communist regimes, Bucharest has really come a long way as an urban tourist hotspot. In just 30 years, the capital of Romania has managed to secure its position as one of Europe’s prime hubs of leisure, nighttime entertainment, and culinary opulence. During your stag do trip, make sure to visit the Palace of the Parliament – the heaviest building in the world – as well as other breathtakingly monolithic structures. The city also boasts Therme, the biggest relaxation and wellness center in Eastern Europe, numerous wine-tasting tours in the surrounding countryside, and some of the trendiest clubs and pubs.
The capital of the Czech Republic holds the title as the #1 stag do capital in the whole of Europe for two solid reasons: low-cost high-quality beer and gorgeous women. This is a city where you will get the most bang for your buck and the locals speak English at quite an admirable level. Stags can have a ball here due to a wide array of activities to choose from, including paintball matches, AK-47 shooting ranges, guided pub crawls, etc. And when it comes to the architectural splendor, Prague will literally leave you speechless with its pristine ancient churches and castles. Just take a cruise on the Vltava River and you will understand why the jewel of the Bohemian is such an urban marvel.
Last but not least is this Polish city of youth, culture, stag do’s, and proper Slavic hospitality. People here are indisputable when it comes to partying so make sure to visit the trendy clubs and pubs for an all-night drinking extravaganza. The Old Town of Krakow is teeming with impressive churches, museums, and quaint old-world streets. Some of the most popular attractions include the postcard-perfect Wawel Castle, the Barbican fort, and Rynek Glowny, Europe’s largest market square. And if you want to immerse yourself into the history of this region, you can go on a tour of Auschwitz, the most notorious concentration camp of World War II.
These cities may be the cream of the crop but the entire Eastern European region is chock-full of urban gem, adventures, and attractions which are just dying to be discovered. Remember, all-out hospitality is embedded in the national identity of these countries so expect to be treated like royalty. Book your plane tickets and hotel room and prepare to celebrate your stag do with your entourage with style!