Thought to be one of the biggest destinations for hen dos, you'll find cheap flights and even cheaper drinks on your hen weekend in Bucharest. They welcome hen parties with open arms and have so many hen do activities to enjoy. Bucharest is an ideal city for the adventurous hen party on a budget: museums and tree-lined boulevards, an up-and-coming cultural scene, fascinating architecture, and a rich history make Bucharest an exciting and unique destination. And everyone has to at least try the national drink, palenka, an incredibly strong fruit brandy that makes vodka look like a kid's drink.
It's a city on the rise, in more ways than one. Since the fall of communism, loads of swish new glass and steel buildings have gone up and buzzing nightlife has returned to the city, so you can count on a wild weekend on your hen do in Bucharest. Today Bucharest is a mishmash of historic Old Town with its magnificent architecture, brutal communist apartment blocks, and ultra-modern new-builds. It feels like you're traveling through time.
Flights over there take no more than three to four hours and you'll find connections from regional spots like Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. EasyJet can whisk you over from Gatwick for about £45. And once you've arrived the prices are just as inviting - 24 hour passes for the Metro system that'll get you anywhere in the city are gloriously cheap at only around £1.60.
Tour this stunning city by foot or on a bike on your hen weekend in Bucharest, and visit the beautiful winding streets and aged churches of the Old Town. The Palace of Parliament is a huge attraction (literally, it's the second largest building in the world, and completely earthquake-proofed). The National Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum are impressively beautiful collections. If you love your sport, go to a match for just a few quid, head over to the shooting range and try an AK 47 on your hen do, or go rally-driving, paintballing in the forests surrounding the city.
If you're after a more romantic and mysterious Bucharest hen do weekend, then plan a day to go on a lush wine tour, or take the quick trip up to Dracula's actual castle in Transylvania! If you have a taste for fashion, Bucharest is actually full of designer shops and high-fashion concept studios, as well as open markets and vintage shops that sell clothes by weight! You'll find souvenirs to suit all budgets and tastes while your a celebrating your hen do here. Tiny, elegant tea rooms and coffeehouses, opulent operas on grand stages, and peaceful, hidden parks perfect for picnics with your party are all great venues for a relaxing and enchanting Bucharest hen do.
If you're wondering why the streets are quiet on your hen night, it's not because of vampires, it's because everyone is clubbing! The big bar and club districts are Lipscani, Regie and the Old Town where you'll find loads of beerhalls, Irish pubs, and wine cellars like Argentin and Caru ce Bere. Check out funky club MOJO for karaoke and drinks upstairs, then head to the underground club to dance the night away, or visit the incredibly popular Control Club for the best live DJ sets in Bucharest. While booking your hen weekend in Bucharest, try adding a cute local guides, they can take you to where the party lasts all night!