Stag Do: Where’s the best place to have it?
Okay so now you know who’s coming, the weekend you’ll be going on, and the budget per guy, you need to know the destination. Perhaps the groom has had it in his head that Vegas is his ideal destination like in ‘The Hangover’ series of movies. But unless he’s prepared to fork out a couple grand per head then maybe somewhere closer to home is best. We’re going to take a look at three common destinations for Brits on their last weekend of freedom.
1. At Home
There are plenty of advantages to having your stag do in the UK. First, unless you’re coming from John O’Groats to Lands End the journey will be brief. No faffing around at the airport, just a car, bus or train journey away. Second, is you won’t have to exchange money. Third, there might be a mates house you can stay in.
However having it at home in the UK has its disadvantages: the main one being cost. Okay so you and the lads might be all taking the train down to London but often there is very little difference in price between that and a flight to Budapest. And the prices in Europe compare very favourably with the UK. So yes: you don’t have to change money but you’ll save a packet on drink and activities if you book a location abroad. Things are cheap in cities like Bratislava – even in Berlin the beer should be cheaper.
Western Europe AKA “the Cool Continent”
If you want to make your stag do weekend extra special then head across the water to the European Continent. When we Brits think of the Continent we imagine sophisticated coffee shops, berets and art galleries. But Western Europe covers an awesome variety of places to have it large on your stag weekend.
Maybe you want hot sandy beaches where you can do daredevil activities like in Barcelona. And there is more than one reason why Amsterdam ranks so highly in stag do destination surveys, and we shouldn’t have to spell it out for you! Or maybe Berlin is more your bag: with its legendary beer and decadent night clubs.
We’ve got all those bases covered, so when you’ve decided what type of weekend you want then just choose your city.
Eastern Europe AKA “the Wild East!”
Maybe Central and Eastern Europe still conjures up Cold War espionage movies in your mind. But those days are long gone and cities like Prague, Warsaw and Bratislava have come on leaps and bounds since then. The landscape and architecture are like the girls, in a word: beautiful. And for the average English traveller 88p for a beer at a bar in Budapest will be music to any Brit’s ears.
But don’t worry 007, it can still get wild out here, and you can recreate your favourite spy thriller while shooting AK-47s in ex-military bunkers in Kraków, or maybe you want to act the Bond villain and have your own strip show on a boat sailing down the Danube? Wild, yes, but if you book your stag do with Pissup we’ll keep you out of danger!