Things To Do in Budapest

Budapest can be a great destination not only for those coming from other countries, but as a Budapest resident, it is worth sometimes to look at the city with a different eye and admire all the beauty that makes it more attractive to foreigners. Here are some ideas to make your days here special and memorable.

This colorful gem of Europe is a perfect destination for stag and hen weekends and a perfect place for family Holidays.

We can safely say that Budapest’s spas are world famous. Most of them are historic buildings, so they are in themselves spectacular, but the idea of thermal water, massage and sauna makes them even more attractive. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Rudas, Gellért, Széchenyi – just a few of the baths where you can be guaranteed to relax. And best of all, we can do this not only in the summer but throughout the year!

Have a look at our spa party stag and hen do activities and book your private transfer too.

There are plenty of places on both sides of the Danube that offer fabulous views of the city below us. One of the must-see places is Gellért Hill.

Starting from Elizabeth Bridge, you can go up the small paths and stairs up the hillside, but if you do not want to climb a mountain, you can reach it by car. The Statue of Liberty here is sure not to complain about the view. You can also find the Castle District on the Buda side, from which you can admire any place in the city, be it the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Buda Castle or the Castle Garden Bazaar.

On your way to Deák Square you should definitely visit and climb St. Stephen’s Basilica. The 96-meter-high building is one of the tallest in the country and holds the “Szent Jobb” chapel. You can reach the top of the Basilica by stairs, or even by elevator, and you will see an unconscious beautiful sight from above when you leave the hundreds of stairs behind you. It’s good to know that we can go further from here than from the ferris wheel on Elizabeth Square.

If it’s a panorama, you should definitely mention the Budapest rooftop bars, where you can enjoy the Budapest view with a glass of wine. After sunset, the warm lights of the city create a truly special atmosphere. Ask our professional tour guides about the possibilities.

Elisabeth Square and Deák Square are popular places among young people in Budapest. During the summer months, space is full of people in the evenings, the heart of the nightlife. If you want to sit out during your stag do, this is the perfect place. We can even choose from a number of restaurants to sit in a comfortable chair instead of the ground. The Aquarium Club or the Fröccsterasz awaits you with fine drinks and pleasant music.

One of the best start for any bachelor and hen night in Budapest.

If you’re looking for fun in the evenings, the party district and the surrounding area are the perfect choice for accommodation.The seventh district of udapest is now known as the city’s party district. But there are not only bars and nightclubs, but also many restaurants. From Asian cuisine to Italian flavors to Hungarian dishes, we have everything you need. One of my favorite places is the Vintage Garden on Dob Street, where besides the delicious food, the special decoration makes us feel like a real fairy tale. The Marco Polo Top Ho (s) offers backpackers, the Atlas City Hotel, the Baross City Hotel and the Star City Hotel all offer a friendly and modern design, while the Atrium Fashion Hotel offers a true downtown boutique hotel atmosphere.

Make your bachelor unforgettable in Budapest by booking our night tours and club visiting activities.

Ruin pubs everywhere!

Feel free to check our pub crawl activities.

Take a look at the beautiful Chain Bridge from the newly opened Leo Budapest terrace, have a cocktail a stroll from St. Stephen’s Basilica in High Note Skybar, or enjoy the panoramic view of St. Andrea Wine & Skybar on Vörösmarty Square. Whichever we choose, we will have a special experience.

Next to Astoria is the Károlyi Garden, one of the oldest public parks in the city center. The well-kept, fenced and pleasant park is unique in Budapest and is a real miracle. Exiting the hustle and bustle of the capital, the tiny green island can bring peace and true relaxation to anyone. Children can have fun in the park’s playground, and in the more secluded area of the back, visitors can also meet a bunny. Next to the Károlyi Garden lies the Quiet Café, which, on each visit, offers its guests new surprises and mysteries due to its eclectic interior design.

You can also visit the area around Kálvin Square and Ráday Street, where you can also find great places to go when you are hungry, and just a few minutes walk from the Liberty Bridge or the Whale Terrace.

From Fővám Square you can continue on the Liberty Bridge over the Danube to the Buda side or via Budapest’s largest shopping and pedestrian street, Váci Street. Váci utca stretches almost 1.5 kilometers to Vörösmarty Square, where you can hang out in the halls of a huge Christmas market in the winter. Váci Street is home to many historic buildings, gastronomic specialties, luxury fashion shops and comfortable hotels. On the shopping street, our four-star La Prima Fashion Hotel and Estilo Fashion Hotel await our guests. The Promenade City Hotel and Cosmo City Hotel provide a three-star experience for travelers. The north and south sections of the pedestrian zone show a completely different face. While the southern side of the street has quieter restaurants and cafes, the northern part is dominated by tourists and crowds of shoppers.

It is also difficult to list the thousands of sights of Budapest. Each part of the city awaits us with different things to discover. From museums to theaters to the zoo, we have everything you need for a super weekend. The historic palaces of Andrássy Avenue, the monumental bridges across the Danube and the beautifully lit parliament building are all worth a look.

And if you want something special, try our boat cruise activities and see the city from a different angle. Stag VIP boat trips are available during the hall year, which takes you from Margaret Island to Petőfi bridge. Feel free to add special drink packages to your boat trip. The best idea for any stag and hen weekend in Budapest.

It is worth spending a few days exploring the city, as most capitals, Budapest, have plenty of fun and excitement. This is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe, so I would strongly recommend that everyone visit here and take advantage of the city.

I’ve already fallen in love to Budapest, and you?

Gun Shooting in Budapest

Shooting with the right attitude and skill can raise anyone to the level of sportsmanship. Besides relaxation it requires constant attention and discipline. It is quick to learn and a perfect fun for any stag do in Budapest.

Gun shooting activity is becoming more widespread and is available in many parts of Hungary. In these cases, different types of weapons are best tried out, or even a professional combat simulation.

In this article, we’ll give you detailed information on adventure shooting to make sure you know what you’re up to when you book it for your stag weekend in Budapest. After reading this article, it becomes clear who can take part in such an activity, what weapons to choose from, and under what circumstances. The shooting range rules, etiquette and the role of airguns will also be discussed. Anyone, even underage children, can take part in the fun shooter itself. The law only determines who can work with what type of weapon. Guests over the age of 18 may request any of the weapons in the given shooting range. 14-year-old can now shoot with a shotgun, and from the age of 16 they can shoot at 22 caliber. Persons under the age of 14 may only practice air rifles or hold an official competition license.

What can I try?

In Hungary, public shooting ranges are open and and can be used for everyone. No permit is required for testing and practicing weapons. If you want to explore the world of sports, feel free to visit such an activity in Budapest. Although statistics show that more men are interested in shooting than women, shooting ranges also welcome female visitors. Experience has shown that with the right weapon, female shooters can easily compete with men. The same goes for children, because in this case too much depends on the choice of weapon.

Most public shooting ranges generally have five different categories of weapon to choose from. In many cases, it is possible to try several types of programs, while there are weapon-specific exercises. These five categories include pistols and revolvers, semi-automatic rifles, sniper rifles, shotguns and air guns. Within a given category, several brands are represented. The choice should not only be driven by curiosity, but should also take into financial opportunities, fitness and previous shooting experience.

Pistols and revolvers

These two sub-types fall into the category of handguns. It is a small firearm belonging to a firearm and distinguishes it from the rest by the fact that it is enough to hold one or two hands for a shot. Longer arms require resurrection or shoulder tightening. The revolver is easily distinguishable from any pistol due to its specific rotation.

Semi-automatic rifles

A rifle is a weapon of smaller mass and size with a lower range range than a rifle. It can also fire some type and series shots with its fire changer. This structure is able to switch between the two modes. It has a higher ammunition capacity compared to a rifle. Easy to recharge and use, shoulder support is needed for accurate targeting. It is usually used by the infantry as a personal firearm.

Sniper rifle

A sniper rifle is a weapon that is capable of outperforming a general infantryman’s weapon. With such a weapon, the focus is always on accuracy.

For this reason, rotary-sliding rifles are still used today because they are most effective. For head shots, the typical range is within 300 meters, while for busts, it is within 850 meters. For such long ranges, appropriate rifles must be used. Calculating the orbit is not an easy task as a 1000 m run with a 4 km / h wind pushes the hit 90 cm.

Shotgun

A shotgun is used by hunters on the one hand and a sport-specific version on the other. Typically they are distinguished by their operating principle, the number of pipes and their arrangement.

Air Weapons

Air guns do not count as sharp ammunition as they usually work with some kind of cartridge. It can be safely placed in the hands of children, used for paintball, or recommended for those who do not want to shoot with a sharp weapon. You can choose between a pistol, a rifle and even a machine gun.

An average gun shooting procedure

After selecting the weapon or weapons, you should undergo a shorter theoretical training. An instructor with many years of practice as a shooting instructor and with appropriate exams will take over the general knowledge of the shooter. These include demonstrating security rules, demonstrating the safe use of the weapon and how it works properly.

Please be sober guys 🙂

After that you can master the shooting mode correctly. The instructor will show you how to add a posture to the weapon of your choice, as well as targeting, breathing, firing and other shooting techniques.

The instructors pay attention to their guests as they provide useful tips to the shooter in addition to those mentioned above. These allow you to maximize the number of shots fired, making the experience even more memorable. Anyone who wants to shoot should arrive in the proper outfit. For outdoor practice, the weather should be adjusted and the indoor temperature should be regulated, which can be found on the site’s website. The look should be more athletic. For practicality, deep cuts or clothing that limits the shooter should be avoided.

Adventure shooting for kids: the air pistol

Adventure shooting can be enjoyed not only by adults and juveniles, but also by the little ones. They can also shoot with the type of weapon that suits their abilities and age. Today, there are several adventure shooting ranges for children who have acquired airguns very similar to firearms.

Usually, these devices work with either pre-compressed air (PCP) or CO2 cartridges. This means that the weapons do not need to be fired per shot, and one of their advantages is that they do not move or fire back when fired.

Air rifles are most often used for shooting and sitting upright. It is possible to mount binoculars and optical sights on the weapons for greater accuracy.

For children, shooting ranges not only provide a variety of weapons, but also create a variety of conditions. Challenging targets can move, spin, fly or tilt. Shooting ranges with a modern system can simulate sniper conditions, but you can also experience battlefield situations.

Shooting etiquette and rules

Rules of shooting behavior are bound and strict for the safety of themselves and others. They may seem too much first for first time shooters, but they can provide a good sense of practice.

The first and foremost rule is that the word of the shooter or instructor is sacred and all instructions must be followed without question.
In any case, make sure the weapon is charged or not.
In fact, the general advice is that all weapons should be handled as if they were charged, even if you just wanted to show them to someone else.

As a result, it is inappropriate to point the gun to other person. This kind of recklessness will not be rewarded by the instructor and he / she may request the offender to leave. The weapon should never be left unattended or touched by any other device.
You should only practice shooting in a clear state of mind and make sure that no one is standing near the target at every shot.
The necessary protective equipment should be worn at all times and should only be worn after practicing.
The gun should not rotate and the barrel should always point towards the target.

Who is advised to give adventure shooting?

Gun shooting in Budapest can be a good gift for anyone even it’s a stag do or a hen weekend as it is an exciting, varied activity. Like all outdoor and indoor sports, shooting requires full concentration during practice, but that price quickly pays off. The instructor’s instructions can produce spectacular results. As a result, insecure shooters will quickly gain self-confidence and will be able to continuously develop what they have learned.

Shooting is not age-related. It can be donated to kids and teens who love shooting video games as much as adult office workers or athletes. Able to teach discipline, and last but not least family or team building programs. As long as all parties adhere to the rules and etiquette of the shooting range, no major problem can occur.

Budapest Boat Cruise

A Danube boat cruise offers not only the pleasure of a boat trip, but also an eternal memory and feeling of life, while the energy of the water fills up with those around you. While our eyes are rested on the magnificent panorama of the Capital city of Hungary that surrounds us, we can wonder what we want to admire most, as there are so many sights to see, such as the Hungarian Parliament, the Buda Castle, the Matthias Church and our private boats passes through of the aforementioned beauties of the European city that never sleeps.

Budapest is well-known for its tourism, as visitors from all over the world come to visit us and admire the most beautiful and famous cities of our country, taste the flavors of Hungarian cuisine or consume our noblest wines. We Hungarians sometimes forget how fortunate we are to live in this country full of natural sights and forget to enjoy what is within reach.

On a boat cruise in Budapest, we can be richer with an insight into downtown life than a bird watching from outside as we glide through the quays of Pest and Buda, and then see the monumental buildings, whose evening lights captivate its admirers as the world the city with lots of cars and people in it. It is an uplifting experience not only for the stags and hens traveling here, but also for us Hungarians on a Budapest Boat Tour.

Stag VIP Budapest sightseeing ships offer you special experiences all day and all night. The one hour private boat ride offers discounts in addition to the breathtaking view of the city. Stopping near Margaret Island, you can spend one and a half hours of pleasant walks and relaxation among the trees. Buy tickets to rent bicycles, enjoy the Grand Hotel and Thermal Hotel’s cafes and restaurants, and even enjoy the hotel’s spa at 10% cheaper, or just getting drunk on the boat with some the stags. During the beer boat trip, you can enjoy the beauty of the capital, drink as much beer as you can and you can see the nipples of the nude beauties on board which is glorified by the night, with a glass of Jack & Coke. There are professional English speaking guides on our boat cruises to show you what’s interesting., or just hanging out with you and your lads. It is also possible to combine the evening Danube sightseeing with a one hour Hummer limo ride. The strip boat cruise is made even more intimate by the lesbian show, and the welcoming music besides your favourite drinks.

However, if you do not want to travel along the river with large group, you can even rent a boat for smaller bachelor or hen teams. The Our ships can carry up to 100 people and is accompanied by a 4, so the trip can be completely customized and tailor made just for your service in Budapest. In addition to sightseeing, we can take excursions to Dunakanyar, up to Esztergom, which is a great way to celebrate a birthday, a wedding anniversary or your last night of freedom.

If you want to make a private or corporate event truly unforgettable, you can count on the entire fleet of cruise ships and event boats in Budapest. We can find everything from forty to two hundred ships. Hungary’s largest and most equipped event boat is the Europe Ship, which offers an unparalleled gastronomic experience, a 330 square meter terrace, its own decorating team and many more.

Some words about River Danube:

The Danube is the second longest river in Europe (after the Volga). In Germany, in the Black Forest, flows two small streams, the Breg and the Brigach, at the confluence of the Donaueschingen and extends 2850 km southeast of the Black Sea. The whole territory of Hungary is situated in the catchment area of this river, its main branch is 417 km long, therefore it is a significant component of the country’s hydrography.

The 19th century brought a major change in the life of the Danube. It was at this time that Danube tourism began to sprout, especially in Germany and Austria. The first steamboat launched on the river in 1830, and from 1831 on a regular basis. In addition to passenger transport, freight transport also increased, and increasingly important industrial centers were established on the banks of the river, first in the German countryside, then with the establishment of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and in the Hungarian landscapes. In order to facilitate navigation, it was necessary to regulate the river, which, although begun in the 18th century, was largely completed only in the 1870s, upstream of the Iron Gate. (Vaskapu)

The Danube is one of the most popular destination for active and passive stag and hen do activities. There are many passenger boats on all sections of the river, but especially on the Wachau, the Hungarian Danube Bend, the Iron Gate Strait and the Danube Delta. Especially in Budapest, sightseeing boats are also important in Passau, Linz, Bratislava, Vienna and Belgrade. There are numerous tourist attractions along the river which attract many pople from all over the globe.

We are delighted to find that more and more tourist arriving to Budapest find us on the Internet when planning their trip, or through hotels, or even seeing our reviews on Trustpilot or Google.

However, we would like to show more Hungarians ourselves, our ships and the feeling of rocking on the Danube or even breaking the waves.

Budapest is divided by the Danube, but water transport is not used often enough. With our newest boats we have increased our capacity and strive to be there everywhere. Whether on the way to work, bypassing the traffic jam, weekend getaways, romantic sunset hikes or a Danube-side dinner. Thanks to the river, the range of variations is almost infinite, but the basis of the nautical experience is unique without any delicacy.

Don’t forget to add a Danube river cruise for your stag do activities or hen do activities.

Strippers

If you’ve never been to a strip club or have been, but you don’t really know how to do it, here are some good tips. 

“The best guest in Budapest understands that this is just a game.” – Says a dancer. “Well done, polite with the girls, knows where the border is. We all love these guys!”

“We don’t like to look down on us and think we’re smarter. There was a guy who remarked that this was all fake during the lap dance, and that the dancer wasn’t really attracted to it, just playing … Well, dude, you’re a genius. ! Or when they joke that the girl doing the dance is not looking good. It’s not funny. Just as annoying are the guests who starting making friends with the dancers and want to dance for free. Or those who make the adventure too personal and say things too deep, like “how beautiful you are” or “how smart you are”. I do not need it.

It’s just like any other business: it’s based on mutual respect.

You know the familiar saying that goes viral when someone throws his math book and says, “Fuck this shit, I’ll be a stripper”? You say this because you don’t think what it means – and how much!Strip bars in Budapest don’t offer easy and instant livelihoods for good chicks at all.

Do you know who gets paid in strip clubs? The bouncers, the bar bartenders, the staff, the admission man, the manager, and the security guards.

The strippers sign an independent,freelance contract with the club. They agree that the club will not pay them a penny. All the money they earn comes from the tip and the private dances, completely unpredictable.

Because all club memberships require a membership fee. This varies from country to country, whether paid daily, weekly or monthly, prices vary, but membership fee itself is not small. In London, for example, an average bar in the middle of the Canary Wharf business district charges £ 200 / dancer weekly. It equals to 70 thousand HUF. Weekly. And to top it off, the money we get from tipping and private dancing will NEVER stay with us. From each of these, the club strips a certain percentage, usually around 10% of the total night’s revenue. In addition, there is an unspoken rule in Budapest that dancers tipping to staff: bouncers, waiters, staff. This is either evening by evening or a monthly amount that the dancers throw together.

But why is that good at all?

Of course, because if the business goes well, you can cut off the stars from the sky and put together three years of salary in six months. The dancers can work as much as they can in the club: they decide their work schedule and working hours; sometimes the girls live half-indoors and stay in the club for 16-18 hours, for example, because their returning fliers are businessmen in the area and walk around for lunch for a few hours – and then the evening shift begins in 6-8 hours. Of course, it’s not that easy either: there is a lot of drilling among girls, who they deal with, who they take on (in lingerie or topless or completely nude), who gets the better places, and beginners need to build their client base, which can take weeks. But then, of course, you can earn a good money, if you persist and do well, we will not question it.

In any case, all dancers are sure to get the pole between their legs, not just with a zero balance, but with a hard capital investment.

You can read a success story from Budapest below:

I was born in 1988, I am 29 years old, and have been working as a lap-dance dancer for nine years, currently at a high-quality striptease club in London. If my calculations come in, not for a long time, at most 1 year, I can return to my original profession (I’m a cosmetologist) and open my own business, where I will work as an owner, myself. Like all roads, it began with a single step.

When we were out of school at an exercise, 3 dancers came to visit us, regularly, at least once a month, it was no secret that they were strippers, not working in Budapest. It seemed to them that foreign is interest-bearing, they were financially ok, and this was evident in their clothes, jewelry and everlasting cheer, which is quite rare these days. They worked for a table dance club somewhere in Austria.

I got the idea from there and during the school. I was watching the ads of lap-dance and hostess agencies on the Internet many times. I skipped the simple ads that didn’t even have a website, saw enough in the newspapers, TV, to be 100% sue that they are fake. I tried to find a credible one. Then I called two of them, explaining that until I was 18 I could not work as a stripper. I reassured them that I didn’t want to, I would finish school first and then not sure. After all, I couldn’t imagine what I was going to tell my parents, I thought they wouldn’t be happy…

We’re not wealthy, in fact … But my family has always tried to create everything for us, for me and my brothers (there are three of us). Well, as far as it went. For the rest of the 10 months, I focused only on school, but as an option, I stayed at strip dancing. After the exams I enjoyed the summer, so I didn’t work until July, then I called the lap-dance agency again, which advertised dance jobs and seemed the most reliable.

They told me what the options are, but to get to the office in person. And there they won my confidence by asking me to take any of my relatives with me, no matter who. Then came the dilemma of telling it all at home. I told everything honestly. Big trouble at first, later resentment, bluntness, finally resignation and worry. Finally my brother was assigned as an assistant :), I was a bit ashamed that they would be consider me as kindergartener, but I could not go otherwise. I got the time, we went in and it was about. they said: I don’t speak the language, that’s wrong. I’m a beginner, without experience, that’s a problem. I have no clothes, no shoes… It started well.

As far as foreign dance jobs are concerned, it is said in great detail that this is a full nude stripper job, not only a topless one, meaning all clothes have to be removed. An average lapdance club has 8 to 15 dancing girls. The essence of the job is to dance on stage, all at once, max topless, talking to guests, maybe 1-2 drinks, or consuming, and “private”, which is a striptease, on average for 10 -20 minutes, for a given guest who pays. They talked mainly about professional things, which I now understand, because this is really the most important thing afterwards, but my brother (and me and my parents at home) was only interested in safety job. This was solved by giving me 3 or 4 phone numbers, lap dance girls, and they think they could tell you such girly things and details. Anyway, I called a girl who was absolutely not fond of the idea of ​​harassing her, but she was more or less of help to me. Actually it was good that I talked to someone who came back well :). We went home to think, which lasted 4 days, mainly for my family because I wanted to go so much!

The next Monday, I called them and we planned everything. I received an e-mail for language help and started to learn it. Italian bla bla, not many, 3 cards, simple things, greeting, getting to know where you work, where you live, things like that. They told me I wouldn’t go anywhere in August anyway, everyone was on holiday, especially not as a beginner. In hindsight, I say they are right. But I wouldn’t have known because I had nothing. They hired me as a local disco bartender, my brother protested me for little money, but I was happy. I worked there all August. Paid me weekly.

First I bought the dance wear, 2 pieces, 1 black and 1 white, €70 each. Secondly, the dance shoes, costing €40, had to be properly learned to walk in them. The third week I bought a suitcase and went to the hairdresser. This was done for free by my girlfriends. Meanwhile, approx. the Italian blabla went, I was ready to go as a novice striptease dancer. They put on a program with a girl who was also a beginne. We went for 1 week. We departed from Budapest with a driver in the morning and reached the hotel in the afternoon. There was not a nice guesthouse, but since then I have experienced worse. In the evening the driver came for us, now an Italian bartender, we got a pretty military briefing inside, then changed clothes, makeup and started. Up the stage, and from there it was not difficult.

Actually, I didn’t have to dance or spin on the rod, it was more of a stutter than a poledance. The DJ kept telling me what to do in the microphone, by name (we chose artist name), when topless, when to go down to the guest (called American tournaments) and when to take me to the prive. THE PRIVATE: nah, that was the most critical. The Italians are very pushy, maybe that’s why they could pay us. As long as I spoke a little language, it was hard to avoid grasping hands, and later it was just a dumb question, I had to deal with it. All in all, there was no problem. On the first night I barely earned any money, but on Friday I had 5 prives, 4 drinks (no alcohol, just soft drinks ever since) and if I counted the fix, I was earning more than bartending in 2 weeks.

From here it was easy. When I got home in Budapest, I had some money, I wasn’t scared, we talked to the agency, I could go back. I went back 2 more times and then moved on to lap-dance clubs where I could be better looking because I was no longer a beginner. I’ve been to Italy for 2 years, approx. I learned everything there is to know about the job. In the meantime, I practiced a show with ice, not too complicated,but cool so it costs extra money, and it also tossed my private dances. Then I went to tabledance clubs in Austria, Germany was not my strength, later in Paris,then in a lot of English strip clubs in the countryside, Scotland, Ireland and finally I am in London where I feel really good. I was thrifty, I raised money, I didn’t spend on stupid things, so my dreams look like I can make them come true.

The lesson is that dancing work, be it lapdance, tabledance, poledance, can be done fairly, sexually free, I have a boyfriend, he also accepts, we will be married soon.

This is my story, it wasn’t easy, but it could be done. I wish everyone a good job!!!

Guys, never forget to go to the most elegant strip club in Budapest where STAG VIP BUDAPEST is waiting for you with a personalized packages.

Last night of freedom

It is autumn, the fall wedding season has begun. The party areas of Budapest are filled with stag and hen do groups of the cloudless, all of them are “what happens in Budapest stays here,” type. They are the ones who rigorously and seriously celebrate what can only (ideally) be once in a lifetime: the permanent and irreversible loss of their legally unique status, the “freedom” that is often said at the farewell.

Stag & hen parties have not changed much in the last 2500 years depending on social restrictions and moral judgments – but the main role is always for fun, with friends, same-sex acquaintances, and most of the time with lots of alcohol.

The bachelor party came from ancient Spartan and was meant to banish evil spirits. Friends, fellow soldiers gathered, and the groom was bidden farewell with loud noise. They were crushed, just like today, when we look at a good stag do party.

Is there a connection with historical
foundations?

Maybe yes, maybe it’s just the male team spirit that shakes the mood or the stakes are high when it comes to getting married so the tension can be relieved.

The hen party is a younger tradition, once called the “girl’s tomboy”. The married one was mourning her youth and the more experienced ones were giving good advice to the prospective woman. In the 1960s, however, the lament was transformed into a celebration, similar to the bachelor party, where it is celebrated as it used to be, but thanks to female emancipation, it is very different. (except when the girls go wild) Certainly, whether we are talking about a bachelor party or a hen party, partying is strictly a must on the big day before the wedding.

We celebrate that something is changing, but very much. Marriage is one of the most important transitions between the two stages of life. If you have ever wondered why we are celebrating graduation, 18th birthday, marriage or even childbirth, we certainly see that these events are all about breaking up a life, a way of life, a new beginning. And these must be celebrated to have a trace. Not only on paper, but also on the spiritual plane, because in this way we can close something and become part of something new and important with our whole being.

Married young people say farewell to their friends, not really their youth (because it remains), but their freedom. Now, it can be said that nothing changes with marriage, but anyone who has committed in this way knows that it is a serious decision that we can only make for someone: someone we love more than everyone else. And this is where the friends, girlfriends, who are somewhat abandoned at the boy’s or girl’s party come into play. Not to say, not even on the wedding day (but much earlier, at the moment of getting to know a loved one), but at an official, legalized level, we are stepping out of our irresponsible phase of life and starting a more responsible life. If we observe, there are tasks common to both genders: high alcohol drinking in men, “drinking to the bottom”, kissing lipstick on women, getting bras, extreme programs (bubble football, gun shooting, tank driving, etc.) prove masculinity and aptitude.

Women tend to perform tasks that symbolize a sexy and homemade wife, such as recognizing kitchen things with her blindfold, inviting men to drink, selling candy / parsley, taking a husband’s test, whipping a banana, and so on. Performing the tasks one by one means that the bride and groom are worthy of the role of spouse. Whoever has a Facebook profile will probably have met or will come across pictures of girls who need to collect X likes or shares in order to be allowed to get married by the grooming committee. Well, for sure, this is not the friendliest way to start a hen do, but most of us are more sympathetic.

Why then is this necessary?

Embarrassing situations, like asking for lingerie or wearing funny clothes, is a punishment for leaving friends.

Funny tasks are more interesting than unpleasant Tasks. Although the party is the focus of the big party day, there are a lot of funny tasks that make the young bride or groom to be uncomfortable. The point of these stag and hen pranks is just like when a child laughs at something scary to make him look more innocent. Funny friends and girlfriends make the evening easier by solving the often-threatening idea of marriage with funny activities.

Why do you have to hire a stripper or a hot man dancer?

First of all, you don’t have to, but let’s face it, those in this industry make rush hour this year thanks to the stag and hen dos.

Strippers are symbols too.

It is both the seduction of a foreign woman / man who will be forbidden in the future and the sexuality that goes along with marriage. Ideally, marriage includes a good and active sex life, childbirth, and the love of the other’s body. The writhing, naked female or male body symbolizes that “My friend, my girlfriend, marriage certainly involves sex!” haha All in all, celebrating the transition between the two stages of life is a rewarding and psychologically very necessary event,

and answering the question at the beginning of the article as to whether this day is a holiday is truly a holiday where we celebrate becoming a true, responsible man and woman. In addition, someone whose friends, girlfriends are carefully prepared, or just spontaneously saying goodbye, can say with certainty the blissful YES that marriage will certainly not change one thing, the relationship with one’s friends.

Stag do

The bachelor party is the last free evening of the groom before he is getting married, before he says the blessed eternal, holy yes. When you hear a bachelor party as a celebration or entertainment opportunity, everyone thinks of a rough party until dawn, not without reason. Many Hollywood movies and television series have the essentials to build an exciting, marketable story into a bachelor party.

But where does the bachelor party come from and what does it really mean? Why do you need to say goodbye to your buddy? Before giving your bachelor party a thought, think through it, because it’s a good idea to go through your wits to avoid the next day’s nausea and guilt. But then why stag do, what is it, and how do we celebrate it?

Stay with us and tell us what the stag do means or should mean.

The origin of the bachelor party goes back to a very long tradition. According to various sources, In the 5th century, Spartan soldiers from ancient Greece also organized a bachelor party. It was believed that the bachelor party could protect marriage from evil spirits by making the groom’s friends poke pots at each other to make as much noise as possible. Of course, even at this time, there was a big feast around the bachelor party, where the man was about to be married.

The first references to western bachelor stag dos date back to the 19th century. According to English tradition, the classic bachelor party was held at a black tie dinner, hosted by the groom’s father in honor of the groom, where his family and friends greeted him at a large dinner.

The tradition of the bachelor weekend was becoming more and more important as time passed. The parties became increasingly frenetic and wild. In 1896, an American showman, Herbert Barnum Seeley, organized a real modern bachelor party for his brother in a modern sense in a restaurant in New York City that reformed his bachelor party habits.

The party was all you could imagine: a famous naked belly dancer, booze, music and a frenzied mood that ended the next morning with the police.

So it was like a typical stag do weekend in Budapest 🙂

For men, after their family, their friends are the most important, so maybe it’s not too surprising that the groom’s friends organize the bachelor party with the groomsman. Big, big-budget parties are usually outsourced to a stag organizer company like Stag VIP Budapest.

Las Vegas is also the most popular bachelor and wedding venue in the United States. Bachelor parties are also very popular in America, where grooms and their friends travel abroad for holidays and holidays.There are all stereotypes among stag dos, such as heavy drinking and striptease, so usually any activity that the bride is unlikely to please.

Surprisingly, the “stag” has a long tradition in Hungary as well. As usual in Budapest, the better a bachelor party is, the louder it is, because the happier the newlyweds will be. A farewell party is held a week before the wedding so everyone has enough time to relax.

Stag do party lasting several days are not very popular in Hungary. Usually, a typical Hungarian bachelor party starts and ends with a night of partying in Budapest, with almost the sole purpose of excessive drinking. More rarely do your closest friends organize a simpler program. Bubble football and pub crawl can be on the agenda. Longer-term events, such as renting a weekend house and hiking, have not really spread in our country. The desire for more meaningful entertainment and relaxation is slowly increasing. It is becoming more and more important for more and more young dude to have a real quality experience with their lads instead of hangover with a headache.

The most popular stag do activity options are those where the groom can compete with his buddies. The greatest glory for him is to be the winner in most program numbers. (or not) Currently, the following are the most popular bachelor party activities in Budapest that enthusiastic friends can choose from:

bar crawl, bubble football, boat cruise, limo hire, hummer limousine hire, beer bus, beer boat, strip club visiting, casino, paintball, gun shooting, archery tag, steak dinner with strippers, horse racing, monster roller tour, go kart, trabant driving, stripper service

However, there are opportunities that are not based on the bachelor activities just listed, but rather on the pleasures of the body. Most bachelor parties are based on alcohol consumption, which of course men can do at nightclubs and pubs. As the night progresses, you can start your evening in Budapest from the most cluttered ruin pubs to a variety of bars and pubs to the most exclusive clubs. At these nightclubs, the tour guide, who is pretty hostess entrusts the celebrated person with various funny and exciting tasks. Of course, when participants say goodbye to uncomfortable and embarrassing situations, the lads have a great time. A highlight of the evening may be a strip club where dear friends will gladly pay the groom for a lap dance, everything for the eyes, anything on hand.

A stag party and a hen party can be a critical point in a couple’s relationship, as both parties may be afraid of losing their love due to a cheeky night. To avoid unnecessary jealousy caused by the stag do, the bride and groom may also be able to celebrate their farewell party together. (which actually sucks) With this type of bachelor party and hen do, celebrators set off on their own, where they can have fun with their own friends. Later, the two teams have fun and the celebration begins when the young couple meet again.

As an alternative to a stag do, where participants do not want to get drunk and do not aim for rampant, immoral fun, the bachelor party organizers can come up with creative ideas beyond the options listed above. You can also organize program options that are time consuming rather than costly. Various leisure activities can be great solutions, such as hiking, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, baking or even sports.

(in this case, it is assumed that the individuals have pussy)

Do you remember the scene when in American movies the groom arrives late for his wedding, or his appearance has changed significantly due to a bachelor party that had gone awry? To avoid such buckets, it is recommended that the bachelor party be held at least one to two weeks, but not more than one or two months before the wedding.

After overcoming the concerns and doubts about the stag do party, the wedding can be the most important and beautiful experience of every couple’s life, as it has always been.

In spite of ever-changing habits, love becomes a marriage that can be made unforgettable with a real bachelor and hen party.

Ruin bars and nightlife in Budapest

Our staff has a wealth of pub tour ideas, activities and venues, but below you can read about the typical nightlife of Budapest and highlight some popular places:

Between cozy jazz bars, open-air music venues and chic discotheques, you will find your favorite nightclub in the bustling and exciting nightlife of Budapest!

Budapest residents love to have fun, on weekends and even on weekdays. With a few exceptions, Budapest has no restrictions on the opening hours of music venues, so most clubs, pubs, strip clubs and discotheques are open late or even the next morning.

Plenty of Stag and Hen dos in Hungary, great nightlife and solid prices attract a lot of people to Budapest.

The pulsation you can feel here is really amazing.

In the summer it is always best to sit out. For squares, terraces, rooftops, wherever the last rays of the day come, where the evening breeze is warm and you can spend the night pleasantly. But what is brilliant in Budapest is that life does not stop even with the advent of autumn. It just transforms a bit.

The most famous foreign magazines flood the nightlife of Budapest, and ruin pubs are mentioned as one of the highlights of the trip during a pub crawl, a must-see experience for the stag do groups and hen squads in Budapest. It’s hard to pick the best one because each has its own character, but it all works on the same principles: finding a run-down place, packing with superb items, and filling the counters with good food and drinks. Instant is the largest facility of its kind in the city and is consistently in the top spot – perhaps not by chance. The “enchanted forest” awaits its guests with 26 rooms, 7 bar counters and exciting music events, and it is a great pleasure to walk around this gigantic space.

The most famous foreign magazines flood the nightlife of Budapest, and ruin pubs are mentioned as one of the highlights of the trip during a pub crawl, a must-see experience for the stag do groups and hen squads in Budapest. It’s hard to pick the best one because each has its own character, but it all works on the same principles: finding a run-down place, packing with superb items, and filling the counters with good food and drinks. Instant is the largest facility of its kind in the city and is consistently in the top spot – perhaps not by chance. The “enchanted forest” awaits its guests with 26 rooms, 7 bar counters and exciting music events, and it is a great pleasure to walk around this gigantic space.

Elizabeth City is one of the coolest quarters in the world, mainly due to its bustle of better-than-ruined pubs. The pioneer of the genre in what is now a cult-like Szimpla Kert – from the outside, it’s hard to imagine what’s waiting inside. Hidden nooks, mysterious lights and astonishing decorations that can be the perfect backdrop for dawn drinking. Exhibitions and concerts are regularly organized in the “Postmodern House of Culture”, as well as a backyard market and bike flea.

Do you want your bachelor party to be memorable forever? If so, now is the time to visit one of Budapest’s most versatile ruin pubs and nightclubs, the Fogasház, which offers a promising alternative to entertainment and has grown into a multi-functional adventure complex in a few years. Although the design is much more artistic than other ruin pubs, if you want to get the night bustle with you, it’s always worth a look. The building is a kind of cultural reception area with concerts, exhibitions, theatrical performances and screenings, so you won’t be bored.

If that’s not enough, come and join us for a fantastic weekend in Budapest!

Pub crawl games for Stags and Hens in Budapest

Let’s see some popular games for any bar crawl during your stag weekend or hen party in Budapest. 

 

The safe ones

1. Post a picture or video from your crawl to Instagram or Facebook tagging Stag VIP Budapest.

2. Learn the names of ten people (you actually don’t know) on the bar hopping.

3. What is the name of the huge lake Hungarians love to weekend at?

4. Get a stranger to give you a new hairstyle.

5. Keep an ice cube in your pants until it melts.

6. Go up to a stranger pretending to know them (keep it up for at least a minute)

7. Take a selfie with someone who’s rocking an epic beard.

8. Make up a limerick or poem about Stag VIP Budapest

9. Find someone with a tattoo on their butt.

10. Skull a beer in less than 10 seconds.

11. Take a shot of Unicum.

12. Get a photo with 10 people on your pub hopping.

13. Ask a stranger from Budapest for their autograph.

14. Kiss a stranger on the lips.

15. Ask a stag member / hen to take a photo for you, when they go to take your phone say “No on your phone” and insist they take it with their own

16. Take a shot of Absinthe

17. Make up a 20 second secret handshake with another guy from the team.

18. Form a dance circle with 6 other people from the pub.

19. Fake a marriage proposal.

20. Take a shot of Palinka.

21. Bring your tour guide a gift that you didn’t pay for but didn’t steal.

22. By any means possible, convince someone to buy you a drink.

23. Find a picture of painting in the bar and have someone take photo of your standing in front of it imitating /recreating it.

24. Invent a drinking challenge and convince another bachelor or bride squad member to do it.

25. Decorate your hair/beard with objects found around the bar (but not straws please we like the turtles)

26. Drink your drink out of anything other than a glass, cup or bottle.

27. STAGS – convince a girl to give you a piggyback ride.

      HENS –  convince 5 men to wear lipsticks and kiss you on the cheek

28. Get someone to autograph your butt.

29. Challenge someone to a game of rock, paper, scissors. Loser one buys the winner drink. (best of 3)

30. Name the biggest music festival in Hungary.

31. How many vowels are there in the Hungarian alphabet.

32. Take a picture with the hottest person you’ve seen tonight.

33. Give your tour guide a hug.

34. Dance like a ballerina around the bar.

35. Find someone with the same birth month ( you will need ID to prove this)

36. How did Fogasház get its name.

37. Chug a wine spritzer in less than 7 seconds.

38. Get a stranger to roll you a cigarette.

39. Go up to a stranger and pretend you are there to meet them on a blind date.

40. Mimic another stag or hen for 1 minute with no explanation.

41. Find someone whose first or last name begins with the same letter as yours and challenge them to a thumb war.

42. Learn the tour guides name.

43. Take a selfie with your best man or BFF and share it on Instagram with tagging Stag VIP Budapest.

44. Kiss another pack member shoe without warning.

45. Ask someone of you lick their teeth. If they say yes you have to do it.

46. Find some people standing near an ashtray, pick up a cigarette butt ans ask “are you guys done with this?” Then put it in your pocket and walk away.

47. Take a group selfie in a toilet cubicle.

48. Start a conga line of at least 10 people.

49. Take a selfie with an animal (not a group member)

The riskier ones:

50. By any means possible, tie yourself to another member of the stag party or hen group of the pub crawl for 10 minutes.

51. Walk up to a table of strangers and leave a condom or tampon there without saying a word.

52. Walk into a crowd of people and curl into a ball on floor for 20 minutes.

53. Get a selfie with a man’s nipple.

54. Get 4 different items of clothing from 4 different Budapestian.

55. Go up to a table of people and apologies for the smell.

56. Host a twerking competition.

57. Take someone shirt off with your teeth.

58. Get a stranger to show you their best yoga position.

59. Lick another stag’s or hen’s ear without them noticing.

60. Let your tour guide draw a moustache on your face in permanent marker.

61. Tap a stranger on the shoulder, grin and say “I’m peeing right now”

62. Swap shirts with someone of the opposite sex for 30 minutes.

63. Hire a dwarf for one hour and handcuff him to the bachelor.

64. Chug a drink a do 10 push ups.

65. Finish your whole drink while in the downward – facing dog yoga position.

66. Do a tequila suicide.

67. Make a human pyramid of at least 6 people.

68. Order the strongest shot in the bar.

69. Make a human table with 3 other stag member or hen member.

70. Start a limbo competition.

My stag do in Budapest

Me and my friends decided to visit Budapest in the last year. Everybody told me to travel to Hungary because it’s an amazing country with lots of experiences and cheap beer of course. My best man Mike started to search for stag do companies in Budapest and few weeks later found a trustable one with great support and fantastic helpful team. The plain ticket was quiet cheap as well but as the bachelor was me I really didn’t have to pay a quid for anything. As usual.

The weather was awesome when we started our trip in the capital city of Hungary. Our tour guide Vivien was very nice and also a beautiful Hungarian hottie. My surprise was a limo with a fantastic stripper on board. It was a breath taking moment when my dude Carl who is a really conservative guy touched the stripper girl’s titties and booties. It was a great fun. We loved it! After we arrived to our accommodation in Roombach hotel Vivien the tour operator told us to meet by 9pm before the pub crawl. O my good. A pub crawl in Budapest??? That was the first what I wanted to try during my stag do in Hungary so I was really lucky with my friends to organise this stunning activity for me.

About 9 pm the guide had arrived to our apartment and we started the crazy bar hopping. Our first bar was one of the most popular ruin bars of Budapest. It was located at the entrance of Gozsdu or something like that. I don’t remember actually and Hungarian language is also not very easy. The stuff told us that it’s the best place to start any bachelor night or stag weekend. We could choose from lots of local drinks, burgers and pizzas as well. This place was full of tourists, creative office workers, and hipsters. I didn’t really like it but it was just the first step of our night. We drunk solidly at the first pub, the second was a bit harder challenge.

My traditional surprise midget arrived to our pub and handcuffed me hard front of maybe 250 people what was really funny for my stags but not for me at the first minutes. The little chap was called Gabor as I remember. He was amazing and really nice guy, a real entertainer. After few more drinks I had to go to the toilette with him haha. A professional dwarf prank during a fabby night. Cheers Mike.

 

 

 

 

Stag do at night in Budapest

Stag and Hen groups understand that really getting to know Budapest in a short period is impossible. The visitors from foreign countries can only get a general impression of our culture and lifestyle and the spirit of the capital city. Event organiser websites and social media can offer practical informations about the city but not everything of course. First hand sources of informations from local friends, travel agencies and stag do companies are much better however you may not find these infos about Budapest night life at any guide book.

In this blog post we maintain this kind of professional recommendation style about bachelor evenings so that every visitor can get reliable, insider information of one of the best last night of freedom destination of the World.

Budapest is an extraordinary city a fashionable and hip place with a unique nightlife and lots of experiences in the city center from Gozsdu to Deák square. There is so much to see and live I mean the typical atmoshere of the three relevant district of the evening buzz. It’s just absolutely amazing. Even you are a big group of lads or just a small one you can easily go through the center of the Budapest night madness in half our if you won’t stop for a beer at every lovely ruin bars during our famous pub crawl activities. You can wear stag costumes almost at every bar but please keep Borat at home haha.

Király street  Wesselényi street and Gozsdu are almost the most crowded places. You can have a perfect dinner with fine beers or just grab something takeaway or just find a popular dance club and party till morning. Dear stag teams please keep your eyes on the drunkest brothers because hookers in the city center could be tricky and rob you. Always be careful mates.

Our company want to acquaint you with hidden gems , such as the inner workings of Budapest’s famous pub districts. In the past few years this historic part of the never sleeping heart of Europe has grown into one of the biggest nightlife and entertainment. Over 200 establishments now do business in the old historic ghetto. The crazy weekend on Dob street starting on Thursday night turns into a mad festival. The nearby streets are packed with options for any hen and stag dos and each place is different and has it’s own spirit of course so we’ve gathered the top food drink and cultural places and added them to the best bachelor activities in town. Our team is ready to give you comprehensive review of the most important and interesting events and the best party clubs.

Our ruin night clubs and pubs are World famous. One is wallpapered with comic books, while another gives full panorama of the city from its highest point. There’s a lot of restaurants where you can drop in anytime for Hungarian food and clubs to party to music spun DJs. Beyond the pubs, restaurants and nihtclubs, there is also an exciting and colorful  lifestyle to explore. Highly recommend for any stag madness in Budapest.

Our blog posts and guides also highlights how Buda and Pest are actually two different worlds and atmosphere. Pest is swarming and vibrating. Buda is slower more comfortable and calmer.

To be 100% sure the Buda Castle, Basilica and Heroes’ Square are all sites that shouldn’t be missed. For Stag VIP, the city is much more than buildings, monuments and statues. Budapest is it’s people, the language, the gastronomy and the typical Budapestian lifestyle. Upon arriving in a new city, the most important thing to do is obtain information to plan and unforgettable hen or stag trip itinerary, and we think that should include lesser-known and unique side of Budapest.

 

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