There’s loads of reasons to head to Budapest for your last weekend of freedom as a single gal. While Eastern Europe is typically dominated by stag parties, Budapest is hen heaven, packed full of hen weekend favourites like spas, bars and some rather lethal cocktails and shots.
Thermal Baths in Budapest
Budapest is famed for its thermal baths and if there’s one thing we know about our hens – it’s that they love a spa day. We can’t think of a city better equipped to cater to you than Budapest! The largest and most popular thermal bath is Szechenyi – boasting over a dozen thermal baths, both indoor and outdoor, swimming pools, a whirlpool, jacuzzis, saunas and even a thermal beer spa. Massages and pedicures are also available… as well as a well-stocked bar and restaurant for a drink or snack poolside.
Szechenyi also offers the biggest sparty every Saturday in Budapest, which are exactly as wild as they sound. Enjoy foam parties, live DJs, poolside bars and a rowdy crowd of party goers in the weirdest pool party you’ll ever go to.
Szechenyi isn’t the only thermal bath available. Gellert is also hugely popular for a more relaxed crowd with less tourists, and also happens to have some of the most stunning indoor pools in the city. Around 100 years old, this ancient and grand spa has toasty pools up to 38 degrees, saunas, a beauty salon and massage parlours.
For a more relaxed vibe than the sparties in the evenings, Rudas baths hosts a night spa at weekends that’s an incredible way to chill out on your hen night with some seriously stunning views across Budapest from the rooftop bath.
No, we don’t mean drawn out walking tours. There’s a couple of fantastic hen friendly ways to see Budapest on your weekend. By water, on a private river cruise for your hen party only, cruising down the river Danube for an hour (or more if you fancy it!) with unlimited drinks… seeing as it’s a hen do and all. Alternatively hop aboard a bar on wheels in the form of the prosecco bike – this ingenious creation will take you around some stunning sights in Budapest all while you sip on some of the good stuff as you enjoy the views.
And a couple of other suggestions to make your hen weekend memorable…
But it doesn’t all have to be a classy affair for your weekend – it is a hen do after all, so you’ll need some kind of debauchery and boozing involved. The ever popular cocktail making might cover the boozing part – and might we add it is an excellent excuse for day drinking.
Get a bit cheekier with a sexy policeman prank on the bride to be. You’ll be pre-drinking away in your apartments ready for your big night out, but it’s all got a bit raucous and the police have been called. A rather hunky officer will arrive at your apartment and give the bride a thorough once over and questioning before revealing himself (…literally) as a stripper.
Or get full on bizarre with a handcuffed dwarf. We’re not sure why our little dudes have gotten so popular with hen parties in recent years, but you can’t seem to get enough of them.
For more hen do ideas, activities, accommodation and nightlife head over to our site or have a chat with our Budapest team on 0208 236 0111.