Budapest, the grand city on the river Danube, is a magnet for millions of tourists. It has museums and galleries, theatres, including the stunning Hungarian State Opera House, the Neo-renaissance mansions that line Andrassy Avenue, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the seven beautiful bridges that connect Buda and Pest (the two cities that form modern-day Budapest), natural springs, and so much more. For your best friend’s bachelor party, Budapest’s vibrant nightlife, outdoor spas, river cruises, ruin pubs, and relative affordability make it the perfect destination. To help you with your plans, we have come up with some amazing bachelor party ideas in Budapest, Hungary. Keep reading to learn more.
Budapest is known as the city of baths, and Szechenyi Spa Baths is the largest of them all. This spa complex houses 18 indoor and outdoor pools, steam cabins, saunas and more. For your bachelor party, you can buy tickets to partake in all-night-long weekend spa parties that combine music and dancing with steaming public pools. If you can’t visit during the weekend, you can still have lots of fun with many options including the public pools, the whirlpool, countless massage therapies, steam chambers and the mineral-water filled tubs of the beer spa. It is recommended that you bring your slippers, towel, and robe.
Skip the Line Széchenyi Spa in Budapest with Massage Upgrade
Duration: 9 hours
The Danube River is the second-longest river in Europe and it flows through the city of Budapest, dividing Buda and Pest, the two old cities that make up present-day Budapest. An evening cruise along the river offers a unique opportunity to take in the beauty of Budapest’s floodlit landmarks. The bachelor and his friends can admire the beauty of Buda castle, the famous chain bridge, the Hungarian Parliament building, and other attractions while you lazily drink your beers, sip champagne, or any drink of your choice. If you have the appetite for a more edgy experience, you can book a stag party boat for your group and enjoy poker parties, fire dancers, a DJ, booze, strippers, and anything else you desire.
Budapest Danube River Evening Cruise with Audio Guide
Duration: 1 hour
3. Party hard at Instant Fogas Club
The ruin bars of Budapest have become famous attractions that are as popular as the city’s landmarks. Instant Fogas Club is the biggest of the ruin bars in Budapest. Ruin bars are derelict buildings and outdoor spaces that have been transformed into lively and stylish bars that light up Budapest’s nightlife. As part of the rite of passage for the bachelor, you should check out Instant Fogas Club for great music, electric artwork and the opportunity to mingle with a mix of tourists from the world over. The building is massive and its many dancefloors invite you to explore and have as much fun as you can.
Instant Fogas Club
Address: Budapest, Akácfa u. 51, 1073 Hungary
Website: Instant Fogas club
Opening hours: 4pm - 6am (daily)
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Hungary’s mostly family-owned vineyards produce some of the best wines in Europe. One of the country’s vineyards produced the Essencia 2008 magnum decanter, which at a cool USD 40,000, was the most expensive wine on the market in 2019. Budapest is a great destination for wine lovers and you can book a private wine tour for your group to give the bachelor a wonderful experience. These tours usually include a sommelier who will be your guide and history teacher. You will be educated on the history of Hungarian wine while you sample the flavors of the top local wines.
Hungarian Wine Tasting (with Cheese and Charcuterie) in Budapest
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Buda Castle is within a UNESCO World Heritage site and it sits on the top of a hill, providing fantastic views of the city. If you are fascinated by history, your group can book a storytelling tour of the castle. Your storyteller guide will take you through bloody historical facts of Hungarian history, and recant the stories and myths of the famous count Vlad Dracula and other local legends and folklore. You will also get a lovely view of the city from the castle while exploring the unique attractions around the castle itself.
Budapest Dark History and Vampire Night Walking Tour
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
The Pannonia Gastroboat is a floating vintage restaurant ship with master chef Laszlo Ruprecht as your host. Only a maximum of 20 passengers are allowed on the ship and this guarantees an unforgettable intimate experience. Your group will be treated to a five-course meal accompanied by excellent local wine during the three-hour cruise. You will delight yourself with the best of Hungarian cuisines while taking in the beauty of this special destination.
Pannonia Gastroboat - Hungarian gourmet dinner and cruising by Rupichef
Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
You can explore the ruin bars on a pub crawl through the city. Bachelor parties are all about fun, and a guided tour that lets you take shots in every pub you visit while soaking in Budapest’s night scene is a great way to have a fun night. You and your friends will visit cool bars, drink as much as you like, and meet cool people as your guide walks you through every step of your tour.
Budapest Pub Crawl Through the Ruin Bars
Duration: 5 hours
The hot springs of Budapest and the thermal baths they feed are famous. These natural springs are directly responsible for the massive Budapest underground cave system that is now a major tourist attraction. The underground water has created a labyrinth of underground chambers believed to be longer than a 100km (60 miles). The longest of these caves is the Pal-volgyi-Matyas-hegyi cave, which is more than 20 km (12 miles) long. If you and your friends enjoy physically challenging adventures, then you can book a cave tour. Qualified guides will lead you through the caves as you climb walls and crawl through passages to retrace the path of the natural springs that have defined Budapest for centuries.
Budapest Caving Adventure
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Hungarians keep their traditional folk dance alive through yearly dance festivals and dance groups that practice various forms of folk dance. If you enjoy cultural performances, you can reserve seats at any of the folk dance ensembles in the city. You will experience authentic folk dances and a variety of performances by local troupes and musicians. It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a part of the rich culture that Budapest has to offer.
Hungarian Dance Performance Ticket in Budapest
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
If you don’t want to plan the itinerary of your bachelor party, you can book a private tour. There are many tour companies in the city and they tend to be very responsive to enquires and their tours are easy to book. You can customize your tour to suit your preferences. Whatever you fancy, ruin bars, nightclubs, music venues, karaoke bars, any adventure you desire, your tour guide will work hard to give you the VIP treatment.
Private Stag and Hen Nightlife Tour
Duration: 3 to 6 hours
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Budapest is one of the most affordable destinations to visit in Europe, and its many attractions mean there are lots of fun things to do in the city on a reasonable budget. Use these ideas to plan a memorable trip for the bachelor that is about to get hitched.
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