Top Activities and Sites for your Hen Weekend in Budapest
They say has it all. Budapest is a stunning city with architectural marvels to rival any European capital; it has an amazing alternative nightlife scene that will keep you and your hen ground entertained for weeks; the vibrant and creative young population are working hard to put the city on the map as a creative hub; and the food is delectable and ridiculously cheap.
Not unknown to the hen tourism scene, Budapest is a top option for your upcoming hen do abroad. Here, we’ve listed a selection of must-do activities while in the Hungarian capital.
What could be better than cycling around the beautiful city of Budapest on a multi-person bicycle, while drinking freshly poured cold beers (you can also chose wine!!!)? Nothing right!
This killer combination makes for the ultimate hen do city tour, allowing you to take in the stunning sights of the city, while also getting your drink on. The beer bike activity is popular amongst hen parties in Budapest for a reason, and with space for a minimum of 8 people per bike, you’ll be able to fit in some serious group bonding as you ride. So as they say in the cycling world, put the fun between your legs and get cycling ladies!
Making time for a cheesy hen do activity like pole dancing while on your hen do abroad in Budapest is an excellent way to ensure laughter all round. On top of people a sexy new skill to take home to your man after the party, Pole Dancing is also an extremely athletic sport that would be akin to a serious work out session.
Have a giggle with your mates while you attempt to seductively swizzle around the pole and you’ll have photos and memories to last a lifetime.
Who doesn’t like cocktails right? Take a Cocktail Making class on your hen do in Budapest and not only will you learn how to make some of your favourite tipples to make for your friends when you go home, but you’ll also get the chance to enjoy the drinks you make at the time. So learning something new plus drinking alcohol equals excellent hen do action.
Hen dos can be quite tiring, especially if you are abroad in a foreign country. All that running around participating in activities and drinking your body weight in shots is enough to leave a girl a little bit exhausted. One way to combat the fatigue on your hen weekend in Budapest, is to take a little time out on a relaxing boat cruise down the Danube.
Watch the city go by as you float along the peaceful river, and if you haven’t consumer enough booze yet, there is a bar on-board, so cheers to that!
Ruin Bars are an institution in Budapest and leaving without having spent an evening exploring these mystical, alternative and vibrant places would be a crime to all hen dos.
To explain, ruin bars are basically deserted and abandoned buildings throughout the city, which have been artistically converted into popular local bars, pubs and even clubs. This is where the locals go to party, so for a really authentic Budapest experience, head out into town and ask around for the latest most popular ruin bar.
Budapest is famous for its amazing thermal baths which are open to the public to enjoy. On your hen do in Budapest, indulge in some seriously local style pampering with a trip down to the thermal baths to relax in the warm waters. And if it’s more of a vibrant thermal bath experience you’re after, go and visit the facilities in the evening, when certain baths transform into party venues after hours.
The Chain Bridge
What many people don’t know is that Budapest is split into two halves, divided by the River Danube. On one side you have Buda, the artistic and creative rebel, while on the other side, Pest stakes its claim as the more traditional and elegant half.
Cross over from one side to the other on the iconic 1840’s Chain Bridge; the perfect place to stop for some group selfies and a wonderful place to get a feel of the city from the optimum view point of the middle of the bridge.
The Fisherman’s Bastion
One of the most iconic spots in Budapest, the Fisherman’s Bastio is a fairy tale like, neo-Gothic structure, when hen parties can enjoy some of the best panoramic views out of the city.
Located on the Castle hill on the Buda side of the capital, the bastion offers true insight into the history and culture of Hungary. And for hen groups who get hungry, there is also a restaurant and bar at the symbolic spot where you can take in the views with a nice cold beer and a plate of Goulash.