The Best Hen & Stag Do Destinations Around the World
So, you’re planning a hen or stag weekend abroad? It’s an exciting yet daunting task we know. Whether you’re the maid of honour or the best man, we’ve picked out the best hen & stag do destinations around the world to give you a helping hand!
Maybe you want a week of culture and relaxation? Or a weekend of parties and debauchery? We’ve got it all. You’ll also find a list of the top activities in each city so you can plan an action-packed itinerary. Let the bride or groom give their single life that one final fling in these stag and hen do destinations.
The beauty of Barcelona
Sun, sand and sangria… what more could you want for your last hurrah! The home of Catalan culture, months of endless sunshine, a lively nightlife and incredible gastronomy – this Spanish city has it all. Whether you want to spend days lounging on the beach, get involved in some pulse racing activities, explore the local culture and attractions or dance the night away with the locals, Barcelona is the destination for your stag or hen do.
Check out our article on the insider’s guide to the top 10 things to do in Barcelona.
Top Activities in Barcelona:
- Visit Barcelona’s iconic attractions like La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s Park Güell and Mercado de La Boqueria
- Go on a tapas crawl of the bars of the Gothic Quarter
- Relax on Barceloneta beach
- Hit the world-famous nightclubs on the seafront
Spending money: ££
Approximate Flight Time: 2h5m
What’s the krak with Kraków?
A less expected destination on the list is Poland’s second city and former capital Kraków. In Kraków, you can explore a harmonious blend of old and new, going from fascinating history to pumping nightlife in a matter of footsteps.
Spend some time admiring the architecture and history of this cultural city and then get the party started! A small and compact city, Kraków has one of the world’s highest density of pubs, bars and clubs, and it’s one of the cheapest cities in Europe. So, if crazy nightlife and beer for £1 sound appealing, Kraków is the hen or stag weekend destination for you.
Top Activities in Krakow:
- Mooch around the main market square, Rynek Główny
- Take a walking tour around the Old Town and visit Wawel Castle
- Crawl the bars of the historic Jewish district, Kazimierz
- Try pierogi (Polish dumplings)
Spending Money: £
Approximate Flight Time: 2h25m
Get boozy in Belfast
Who says you need to leave the UK for a fun stag or hen do away? Belfast is Northern Ireland’s vibrant, fun and friendly capital, ready to welcome you with open arms. As well as a great nightlife scene, Belfast is home to many galleries, opera houses, museums and movie theatres, making it a wonderfully cultural place to explore.
Why not book a group activity like a cocktail masterclass, a brewery bike and beer tour, or the Belfast pub experience?
Top Activities in Belfast:
- Visit the Titanic Belfast Exhibition
- Browse Ireland’s oldest continually operating market, St. George’s Market
- Enjoy an Irish Dancing show or have a go yourselves
- Crawl the city’s oldest pubs
Spending Money: ££
Approximate Flight Time: 1h0m
Berlin’s best for bars
If the bride or groom is the type who will enjoy clubbing until the early hours, the cool German capital is the best city to visit. With no official closing hours throughout Berlin, the nightlife on offer is legendary. From tiny basement clubs to industrial techno temples, from picturesque beer gardens to fancy cocktail dens, there’s something for everyone 24/7.
If you can pull your group away from the wild parties, Berlin is a city full of vibrant culture, cutting-edge architecture, fabulous food and tangible history. A captivating combo of glamour and grit, this edgy city is a great hen and stag do destination.
- Walk along remnants of the Berlin Wall
- Stand in the very room where the Holocaust was planned
- Pedal through Berlin’s streets on a famous party bike
- Stay up all night at one of the city’s famous clubs
Spending Money: ££
Approximate Flight Time: 1h45m
You don’t have to stick to Europe for a stag do or hen weekend. If you’re out for one big bang, these long-haul destinations are sure to delight.
What happens in Vegas…
…stays in Vegas! One for the party people, this glitzy city dazzling in the desert seduces everyone it meets. Its iconic strip is filled with internationally renowned casinos such as the Bellagio and the Venetian. Extravagant entertainment is advertised on every corner. From fine-dining restaurants brought to you by celebrity chefs to the most luxurious hotels in the world, Vegas is an oasis of indulgence.
It’s not all booze and gambling though. Why not book yourselves on a hop-on hop-off Big Bus Sightseeing tour to see what Las Vegas is all about? And if you’ve got the time, take a day trip to the iconic Grand Canyon.
Top Activities in Vegas:
- Hit the poker table at The Bellagio
- Cruise the canals on a Venetian-style gondola
- Don your swimsuits at a legendary pool party
- Get pulses racing over a Chippendales Show
Spending Money: ££££
Approximate Flight Time: 17h0m (connecting flight)
Dubai is glittering luxury
Ultra-modern, urban and glamorous, Dubai is a destination like no other. A city set in the middle of a desert, you won’t see any rain here. Relax beside infinity pools and beautiful golden sandy beaches or head into the desert on an exquisite safari. The city boasts world-class shopping, dining and entertainment attractions too, meaning your stag or hen party won’t be stuck for things to do.
After dark, Dubai really comes alive. From flashy dance temples, shiny rooftop terraces and funky beach clubs to fancy cocktail caverns, shisha lounges and concerts under the stars – Dubai is a fantastic choice for your hen or stag do abroad.
Top Activities in Dubai:
- Explore the attractions in Downtown Dubai
- Spend an afternoon at Dubai’s hippest beach, The Beach JBR
- Sandboard or quad bike along the desert sand dunes
- Treat your tastebuds in the souks
Spending Money: ££££
Approximate Flight Time: 7h0m
If you’re travelling from Birmingham Airport, check out our handy travel tips to plan your time at the airport.
Parking at the airport if you are travelling from Birmingham Airport
If you are planning to drive and park at the airport then make sure you pre-book in advance in order to secure a space in time for your holiday. We have a range of options for you to make sure your travel to the airport is hassle free.
Car parks 1, 2 & 3 are a 2-minute walk away from the terminal and ideal for large groups of passengers who would like to get to the check-in desks quickly and with ease. You can find more information before you pre-book here.
Car parks 4, 5 and 7 are also good options for those who are on a budget and don’t mind parking a little further away from the terminal. Car parks 4 and 5 area 5-10-minute walk away from the terminal and Car Park 7 is a 10-minute bus shuttle journey away from the check-in desks. You can find more information on all three of these car parks here.
Getting dropped off or picked up?
If you are planning to be dropped off and picked up from the terminal, then we have some great options for you.
Located right outside the terminal is Premium Set Down which is a 1-minute walk to the check-in desks and costs £2 for the first 10 minutes. Alternatively, our Drop Off car park is free for the first 30 minutes and can be reached on foot via a covered walkway, within 5 to 10 minutes.
If you are arranging to be picked up, then Car Parks 1,2 and 3 are the most convenient for you. Adjacent to the terminal and only a short walk from the Arrivals gate.