PRLog (Press Release) - Oct. 11, 2011 - Your best mate’s getting hitched and you’ve been given the daunting honour of organising his final send-off – so where do you go? You don’t want to let your mate down by throwing a substandard stag, but you don’t want to get carried away and spend an arm and a leg either.
For a weekend bash to end all weekend bashes, but one that won’t break the bank, Eclipse Leisure has highlighted the 5 best budget destinations for pre-wedding parties abroad. Alasdair Adam, the company director, explains:
‘The desire to make your stag weekend stand out means the path less travelled is becoming a more appealing stag weekend idea. Eastern Europe’s continuing popularity with our stag groups is testament to the brilliant reputation of these up-and-coming party towns and the one-of-a-kind experiences our stag weekend packages can offer.’
Stag groups tend to travel further south at this time of year, hoping to find some winter sun. But according to the Post Office Travel Money Service, tourists get more for their money in eastern European cities.
#1 Riga, Latvia
Top of the list for stag-on-a-shoestring locations is Riga, the Latvian capital. With snowmobile safaris in the winter, water parks in the summer, and a whole host of bars and clubs dotted around the fully pedestrianised Old Town, it’s ideal for a stag party. Easy-to-explore Riga, with its trams and trolley-buses, is also home to rich history if you can handle a bit of sightseeing after a monster night out.
#2 Prague, Czech Republic
Popular bargain stag do destination Prague also offers surprisingly good value for money. Famed for its breweries and lively night life, Prague provides plenty of activities to keep stag parties entertained day and night.
#3 Budapest, Hungary
For somewhere that will really make a stag party stand out in the memory, stag groups can head to Budapest in Hungary to take a cruise on the river Danube, before getting involved with some caving, shooting or tank driving.
#4 Tallinn, Estonia
Estonia is another more unusual setting for a memorable stag weekend. The country’s capital, Tallinn, is a 2011 European Capital of Culture, and you might find out why if you can drag yourselves away from the motor paintballing and demolition derby activities and the great nightlife.
#5 Krakow, Poland
In fifth place, Krakow sustains Poland’s reputation as an affordable destination for UK travellers looking for a memorable stag or hen night. Cheaper than Warsaw, Krakow is still home to more than one hundred pubs and bars around the Market Square alone. The city has a thriving music scene, with live bands playing in the cellar bars of the city.
Travelling overseas for a stag weekend need not cost the earth. For groups travelling on a budget, eastern Europe offers exciting destinations at accessible prices.
About Eclipse Leisure
Eclipse Leisure has been organising a wide range of hen and stag weekends and activities for over ten years from its offices in central Brighton. Eclipse Leisure offers unusual packages for memorable weekend breaks, from pub crawls in Valencia to an overnight stay in a Soviet prison. Online, customers can build their own packages and create their own stag group websites. The company ensures each weekend package runs smoothly, meaning groups can have a great time without the worry.
To speak to someone about stag and hen weekends in eastern Europe, or anywhere else, please contact email@example.com or call 01273 727 333.