Hey, I'm Jamie, StagWeb's Budapest Destination Specialist. I've been our Budapest specialist for over 11 years so know it inside out. Have a look around below & send me a quick enquiry, I'd be happy to help.
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groom a legendary send off in one of the world's craziest party destinations.
"...I booked three activities through StagWeb for 10 of us. They were patient, friendly, quick to respond and the activities were really good! Overall it was really well organised, on time and made the stag do easy and stress-free...."
Budapest has some of the best stag activities in Europe! Cream of the crop is possibly the Target Shooting where you will get your hands on fire power that isn't even legal back in Blighty! "Go ahead stag... Make my day."
Spiler - Great menu, great beers and some really funky design. DJ's liven up the weekends but get seated early if you want to eat because it does get busy.
Szimpla Kert - You can't help but feel the place was designed after a few too many "shrooms". Mad as a box of frogs with an amazing atmosphere. A top night out.
Pop-up Bars - Budapest has a weird phenomena of pop-up bars that spring up everywhere. Really worth seeing and the best way to find them is on a Guided Bar Crawl.
May - Palinka Festival - A musical celebration of the Hungary's finest tipple.
June - Buda Castle Beer Festival - Sample the local flavours.
Aug & NYE - Szechenyi Spa Party - Or as we call it a "sparty!"
September - Beer & Street Food Festival - Good food, good beer, good times!
Districts - Budapest is split into numerical districts District V is the number assigned to downtown Budapest also known as Belvaros and that's where you'll find some great bars and restaurants. If you're after a spot of culture head over to D.VI for museums and galleries. But the big nights out will be found in D.VII, Kazinczy Street. "Gentleman, prepare to party!"
Must See... - Laszlo Papp Sports Arena - Pretty sci-fi looking for a sports stadium and well worth a drive by.
Thermal Baths - Budapest is famed for its geothermal springs and has 123 in the city alone (Hungary has over 500 in total).
New York has a higher population than the whole of Hungary combined.
The Rubik's Cube, ballpoint pen, noiseless match, holograms and the theory behind the hydrogen bomb are all Hungarian inventions.
Hungarians never clink glasses when toasting.
Eats - The Iguana Bar & Grill brings a little of Mexico to Hungary. A great Tex-Mex restaurant with a rather fine collection of tequila for your tasting pleasure. They even have a menu dedicated purely to tequila! That's our kind of restaurant.
Drinks - The national drink of Hungary is Palinka, on the surface the list of ingredients sound like a harmless fruit cocktail. However it kicks like a mule and will leave you walking sideways for a week. Approach with extreme caution.
Budapest has the second oldest underground train system in Europe (after London). You'll also find handy trams, boats, trolleys and buses. You can buy a 24-hour travel card ("Napijegy") that works on all forms of public transport, making it really easy to get about during a stag weekend in Budapest and it's also good value for money.
Home to some of the city's most famous landmarks, by day, sitting on the west of the Danube, it's where you'll find most tourists. Things get quiet pretty quickly in the evening and while you'll get some great team photos it's 'Snoresville' if you're looking for action. Keep moving.
Getting There - Trams are the best way to get to District 1 or by Metro (underground train) take M2 line (red on the city's underground map) heading west, there are two stations, BatthyÃ¡ny TÃ©r is the largest. The area is easily accessible by foot, crossing over the river by footbridge.
Translating as 'downtown' in Hungarian, Belváros runs along the east bank of the river and is packed with more of the city's historic sights. But it's not what you'd normally think of as downtown. It's one of the city's most affluent areas, packed with the best shops and restaurants. It's also pricey so our advice is look but don't touch, there are better places to grab a beer which won't drown the budget.
Getting There - Tram 2 or Metro M3 (blue on the underground map) runs the length of the district.
Budapest 6 might sound like a really bad sci-fi, but it's actually a great area that is a real contrast. Fancy hotels and bars sit side by side with rundown cafes and shops. The area is ripe for redevelopment and the smart set are moving in, bringing trendy bars and restaurants with them. A good place for a bite to eat and starting drink but not where you'll want to end your night.
Getting There - The main station is Nyugati Station which trains, trams and Metro M3 all run to.
No stag party guide would be complete without the 7th District or 'Jewish Quarter', it's definitely Budapest's party central! It's here that you'll find the famous ruin bars. The ruin bars are exactly that, bars set into the ruins of the old abandoned ghetto. The funky open air and rooftop bars are now THE place to party as they're full of the best bars and clubs. It's also one of the coolest places to party on the planet and something every man should experience at least once. Not only are the drinks really well priced, the food is also good, there's plenty of choice to be found and it's cheap (always shop around).
Getting There - M2 (red Metro) and trams 4 and 6 all stop in the 7th District.
If you're wondering what happened to Districts II, III and IV no, you didn't blink and miss them, these are primarily residential districts without much nightlife worth reporting. Budapest has 23 districts in total, just in case you ever appear on QI (fact bomb, take that Toksvig!).
Budapest QI - The city is made up of two distinct areas, Buda and Pest.
Budapest QI - It's home to one of the world's biggest music festivals.
At StagWeb we scout Europe finding the best activities and we don't do it remotely, we get boots on the ground sending all our Destination Specialists and Event Managers on regular fact-finding missions to find new, exciting and hangover banishing activities and challenges for you.
Our commitment to giving you the best weekends means we'll continue to visit Budapest, to ensure our suppliers continue to provide the high levels of service, excitement and groom torture you demand.
Budapest QI - 20% of the entire population of Hungary lives in Budapest.
It's an absolute belter, that's why! Cool, calm and collected, the city is never one to shout about its own grandeur but at StagWeb we're not so backward in coming forward. We don't mind telling you that when it comes to destinations perfectly tailor-made for the ultimate in stag celebrations, Budapest stands head, shoulders, a cathedral, mighty river and millions of litres of thermal spa waters above the rest.
In fact, Hungary's buzzing capital tops the lists of... well... everything really! Top end relaxation, top drawer action, top 10 winter destination in Europe, top nightlife... the list is endless. And don't get us started on the 'biggest', 'best' and most 'beautiful' headings chaps... (baths, bars and Budapest! in case you were wondering...). Full to the brim with top hotels (oops, forgot that one), action-packed activities, award-winning clubs and bars, fantastic entertainment and of course, those spas, Budapest really is the host with the most.
And with StagWeb's expert team (we're definitely not afraid to shout about our own grandeur) and exclusive rates at your disposal, you're on for the stag weekend to beat all others and maybe a place in best man superstardom to boot. Beers, beauties, bars, baths and a Basilica of epic proportions... sign us up gents! Budapest promises merriment, mayhem and that special Magyar magic at its absolute finest! So why not take the bull by the horns, be the man with the plan and get in touch today.
Ok. So that's the who and the why covered. Now for the how to, when to, where to and what to. Or... Getting there, going there, being there and get in there!
With more than a few gallons of seawater and most of Europe between Blighty and Hungary, hopping on a plane is by far your easiest route to Budapest. And it's never been easier to travel directly to the city with easy and frequent services from a host of UK airports (4 in London) that'll see you on Hungarian soil in a little over 2 and a half hours, and airport to city transfers available as standard.
With 2000 hours of sunshine ripe for a spot of alfresco entertainment and adventure each year, giant indoor venues pulsating through the low season and (did we mention?) those thermal spas constantly on tap to warm and revive, the smart money must surely go on... any time gents! Factor in the city's jam-packed calendar of events, from the beer, wine and Palinka festivals to the Grand Prix, Sziget and National Gallop and Budapest leaves you in no doubt that you're on for a sure fire winner any time of the year.
The beautifully classic Buda side of town is a top notch location for the history and sightseeing buffs who'll be able to marvel at the rather impressive castle and caves, but it's the more lively Pest where you and the boys are likely to spend the bulk of your time. We're pretty sure you don't want us to run down all 23 of the city's districts (especially when there's a handy ready-prepared list of them here) but well worth a mention are Belvaros (the inner city), Erzebetvaros (Elizabeth Town; storming nightclubs and ruin pubs) and Terezvaros (the swanky part of town). And not forgetting the open air clubs that line the banks of the Danube and Margit Island, which truly comes alive at the height of the summer season.
Bottom line gentlemen, Budapest rocks! And the Hungarian capital has really outdone itself where your weekend's activities are concerned with some of Europe's best activity sites offering everything from beer bikes, wine tasting, Glocks and AK47s (not in that order though. We've got a reputation to uphold and generally try to return our stags in the same condition we find them - make that; in one piece) to tank driving, our very own Trabant Rally and... did we mention the spas?
If a Budapest stag do hits all the right notes then have a browse of our website and view the kind of packages and deals available. With proven ready-made packages, bespoke weekends, exclusive rates and ABTA bonding (it means we've got you covered gents!) under our (donut filled) belt, we're confident we can offer you the Budapest stag weekend to beat all others. And with no risk, no obligation quotes you really have got nothing to lose. So why not set the ball rolling and get in touch today.
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