Top Cities to Have your Stag Weekend

Top Cities to Have your Stag Weekend

Following on from last week’s post about the Best European Cities for a hen weekend, we’re moving onto the stags, lads!

Having your stag party abroad generally costs the same amount overall as having it someplace in Ireland, plus you get the added bonus of getting to explore another city, experience the culture, and most importantly sample all of the fine beers it has to offer!*

(*Note – some of you may be a bit iffy about bringing your dad on the stag.  Trust us, they tend to be the most craic out of the bunch…)

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Our stag travel expert, Jonny (yep, that’s him) is the man on the job so if you’re getting married next year, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to organising the stag weekend.  Jonny’s been everywhere so he can sort you out with the best value hotels, pubs, late night pubs, all night nightclubs…well, you get the jist…

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Any road, here are our top picks for destination stag weekends!

Ibiza

If you want to go absolutely buckwild, Ibiza is the place for you!  San Antonio is hopping with bars and clubs so you’re bound to get into at least one of them!  There are plenty of activities for during the day too; from 5-a-side to go-karting to beach watersports like banana boating and wake-boarding.  If you’re feeling particularly flash, you can even charter a yacht for a day!

Stag Weekend Option: 4 days including flights and 3 nights in a 2* San Antonio hotel plus private transfers from €269 per person.  More info here.

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Prague

Prague is the ultimate European city for a bar crawl.  Just step into Old Town Square and you’ll be bombarded with promo staff leading you into bar crawl loops with serious drinks promos.  A trip to Karlovy Lazne is essential – it’s the largest club in central Europe, 7 storeys high (meaning you’re bound to lose at least one of the lads, but let’s face it – it was bound to happen)!

Stag Weekend Option: 3 days including flights and 2 nights in a 3* central hotel with private transfers from €225 per person.  More info here.

Newcastle

It’s no coincidence as to why Ant and Dec are so much craic –  Newcastle is an amazing spot for the banter! Everything you need is within walking distance – pubs, clubs, restaurants & casinos.  There are loads of daytime activities on offer too – try out bubble football…we hear it’s great for a hangover.  Whey aye!

Stag Weekend Option: 3 days including flights and 2 nights in a 3* central hotel from €170 per person.  More info here.

Cardiff

Cardiff is a great shout for a stag weekend if you’re into live music.  The city is full of bars hosting live gigs at the weekends.  It’s also very easy to get around, there’s a free shuttle to and from the airport and once you’re in the city, everything is within walking distance.  So no early morning taxi catastrophes then…

Stag Weekend Option: 3 days including flights and 2 nights in a 3* central hotel from €205 per person.  More info here.

Vegas

Vegas needs no introduction.  If you can swing it with the missus, a trip to Vegas for your stag is the be all and end all.  You have to stay on The Strip to get in on the best action as all of the bars and casinos you need to go to are situated in the hotels.  You might even take in a UFC fight as your ‘activity’ while you’re there!

Stag Weekend Option: 4 days including return flights (luggage included) and 3 nights in a 3* hotel on The Strip plus transfers from €549 per person.  More info here.

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Amsterdam

One word.  Messy.

Something that you HAVE to do if you go to Amsterdam on your stag is the Heineken Experience.  It’s educational, with two beer at the end.  What more could you want, seriously lads?!

Stag Weekend Option: 3 days including flights and 2 nights in a 3* central hotel from €325 per person.  More info here.

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Berlin

Hop on a beer bike and explore the best of what Berlin has to offer whilst eating pints…

Berlin is brimming with art and culture as well as some smashing bars and clubs.  Check out ‘The Pub’ and ‘Matrix’ as well as ‘Murphy’s’ Irish bar while you’re there.

Stag Weekend Option: 3 days including flights and 2 nights in a 3* central hotel from €199 per person.  More info here.

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Manchester

Manchester is the undisputed ‘party capital of the North’.  From Oasis to Karl Pilkington to Manchester United (back in the good ol’ days) – this city has a lot to be proud of.  Your group will be spoilt for choice with live music, clubs and daytime activities.  Be sure to grab a couple of scoops in Mulligans of Deansgate and head to Fifth to throw some shapes on the dancefloor…

Stag Weekend Option: 3 days including flights and 2 nights in a 3* central hotel from €160 per person.  More info here.

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For more info on any of these stag weekend options, feel free to call or email Jonny at jonny@usit.ie/01 6021603.