Europe is arguably the most diverse continent in the world from a cultural perspective, from the picturesque and sun-kissed locations of the west to the colder Eastern destinations with an incredibly rich heritage. This makes Europe the single most popular stag-do location in the world, as its sheer diversity and range of activities appeals to groups and individuals of all tastes, shapes and sizes.
With that being said, however, choosing a viable European location for your event is no easy task. With such a wealth of options available, stags and best-men around the world are usually spoilt for choice and quickly overwhelmed as they look to book the ideal experience for the lucky groom. The emergence of adventure stag-do’s has hardly helped their cause, as there are so many activities available for visitors to enjoy in Europe.
Europe’s 5 Best and most Popular Stag-do’s
With this in mind, let’s take a look at five of the top European destinations for Stag Dos. This is a relatively concise shortlist, but we believe they offer the best value and diversity levels to visitors: –
As the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague has a fascinating history and heritage. It has only recently emerged as a popular stag destination, however, having built on a reputation for cheap and accessible alcohol to develop a range of fun, daytime activities for visitors. This medieval city is also breathtakingly beautiful, while its host of affordable bars offer numerous nights of wild entertainment and adventure! From range shooting to experiencing the nation’s number one sport ice hockey at first hand, this is ideal for adventurous and cost-conscious stags!
For those with a genuine interest in active, daytime activities, the Hungarian capital of Budapest is arguably your best choice. The welcoming locals have developed a hot of high-octane adventures for European stags; from clay pigeon and range shooting to the underrated and somewhat niche sport of mud wrestling. This is ideal for those with a keen sense of adventure, while the beautiful city landscape should also appeal to visitors with a keen sense of romance.
Riga is the capital city of Latvia, and is situated on the striking shores of the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe. With a population of just 700,000 you could be forgiven for overlooking it as a stag location, but this would be a mistake as the ‘Pearl of the Baltic States’ boasts a UNESCO World Heritage sites as its city centre and harks back to classic, 19th century European architecture. With pints of beer priced as low as £2 and simple navigation, Riga is the perfect location for traditional stags’ on a budget!
Next on our list is Berlin; this is the German capital and also a city that provides the ideal fusion of old and new. It is also another staggeringly cheap stag location (especially when you consider its Western base) with beer costing approximately 2.80 Euros per pint. With a number of fascinating cultural landmarks and historical tours it is something for more mature stags to consider, while the city also offers some of the best and most extreme go-karting adventures anywhere in Europe.
Last, but surely not least, we come to the seemingly quaint seaside location of Newquay in the UK. This southern town is one of the most popular stag and hen locations in Britain, thanks to its combination of bustling night life and coastal activities. These include surfing lessons and the thrilling ‘King of the Beach’ challenge, where guests must undertake a multitude of challenges including beach volleyball and the so-called ‘rat run’ (where they must make their way across and underground obstacle course). While this is an underrate option, it is ideal for British stags who want to remain in the UK!