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Best hen party destinations

Edward Fleming

A hen party is a great excuse to get away for a few days and visit a location you've always dreamed of.  Every hen is different and you can choose a destination and activities to reflect you and your party. 

We've compiled a handy list of great hen party destinations with personal recommendations and anecdotes that will whet your appetite for your do.

Marseille hen party destination

Marseille, France

Enjoy world-beating wine, relaxing cafes and classic french restaurants in this southern french coastal town . . . . . or, go scuba diving, kayaking and base jumping. The choice really is yours when you visit Marseille.

The city of 1.8million  people has it all and was set to be the breakout hen party destination of 2020.  If fine dining is your thing then there are plenty of world-renowned restaurants to try, like the 3 Michelin Star, Le Petit Nice.  Lively at night, Marseille has a reputation as an edgy, exciting city with a dynamic art scene alongside the charm of any Provence city.

Ultimate hen party ibiza

Ibiza, Spain- If your booking a hen to Ibiza then you probably have a fair idea of what you're in for but the famous party destination has more than clubs and beaches to satisfy you.

Head to the rocks to watch the sunset

Florence, Italy - Once the wealthiest and most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Florence is full of renaissance charm, history, great places to eat that has lured travellers for centuries.

Hvar great hen party destination

Hvar, Croatia 

No longer unknown but still relatively untouched, Havr of the coast of Croatia boasts stunning beaches, picturesque hotels and a nightlife and day time party scene to satisfy your revelling needs.

Recommended activities include wine tasting, Island hopping boat trips and indulging in the unique local cuisine.

Flights from the UK to Split, Croatia start from £150.

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Vegas, baby. USA

Anyone who chooses to hen in Vegas is in for a hell of a time but it needn't be all sin and debauchery.  There are world-class shows, residencies, restaurants and attractions to take in as well as the sheer spectacle of the place. 

Near enough to the Grand Canyon and the Hoover dam for day trips, there is something for everyone in Las Vegas.

Of course, you can spend your time in the Casino's, rubbing shoulders with the high rollers and enjoying the comp drinks as you sink your quarters into the slots but there so much to see and do in the place we don't think that will satisfy you for long.

Rio de janeiro hen party destination

Rio De Janeiro 

Sure, this one of the more exotic destinations on the list and it won't be a cheap trip but Rio’s carnival atmosphere and world-class beaches will make for an unforgettable trip for you and your friends

 Hen party in stockholm Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

The Swedish capital is a stylish, culture-packed destination for your hen party, with enough great places to eat and bars to make for a memorable trip.

Though on the expensive side, Stockholm has great views, hotels and speciality food and drink which still make the city good value. If Champagne and Seafood is your thing then head to the Östermalm district for a high-end experience or if cobbled medieval streets are your thing then Stortorget, Stockholm’s oldest square, with its craft cocktail bars may be for you.

Check out Time out's list of the 14 Best Bars in Stockholm

Stockholm is made up of a series of Islands connected by boats, trams and trains which make getting around a breeze.  If you're there in the Autumn or Winter then expect cold temperatures, cosy bars and indoor activities, like the amazing Abba Museum!

As with everything else in Stockholm, accommodation can be a little pricey, but there are some great options, whether you want a luxury hotel or a giant 4 bedroom penthouse you'll be able to find something that suits you and your friends.

Group discounts on Stockholm hotels

Lake District, UK

If cities aren't your thing and you'd rather get out there into the great outdoors then the Lake District could be the place for you.  Take in the scenery and stretch your legs, stopping for drinks in pubs along the way.  There are many well-trodden trails so you don't have to a hiking expert to enjoy this laid back hen destination.

A great option for eco-conscious groups (you don't have to fly from the UK) you can be at one with nature with your friends before becoming one with your partner at the wedding!

Tuscany, Italy

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Dublin

A hen party utopia, Dublin offers plenty of amazing day time activities, unforgettable nightlife and luxury accommodation to satisfy every type of hen party group.

Whether its cocktails or bar crawls, old school sports day or making naked guys out of clay, the historic Irish capital has it all.

Dublin has something for ages, so you needn't worry that anyone will feel left out, there something for young and old, bring your 18-year cousin and your auntie and enjoy what this city has to offer.

The Guinness factory tour (comp pint included) is a particular highlight and you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city from the Gravity Bar.

 Bergam is a great destination for a hen do

Bergamo, Italy - An underestimated gem in the North of Italy, Bergamo is situated within driving distance of both Lake Como and Lake Garda.  Regular, great value flights make this centuries-old city a go-to destination for hen groups looking for a relaxed, cultured experience.

The old city sits atop a system of hills and on a clear day, you can see Milan, some 25 miles to the southwest.  A funicular connects the city below to the upper city where you can enjoy centuries-old churches, small restaurants, ice cream parlours and shops.

The region is known for its luxury leather manufacturing and especially buttons so if that's your thing then your cravings will be fulfilled in Bergamo.

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Bath, UK 

Located towards the southwest of England, Bath is one of the UK's prettiest cities. It boasts sites first built by the Romans, boutique hotels and Michelin star restaurants.

Brighton, UK 

Pretty, bohemium and famously liberal, Brighton just a 2-hour train journey from London makes for the perfect hen party destination.  There's all manner of yoga retreats, boutique hotels and shops to keep you occupied for the weekend.

Margate, UK

A criminally underrated destination

Budapest, Hungary

A city of two halves, full of natural springs and spa's, bars, cafes and restaurants, you'll love the great value and numerous activities Budapest has to offer.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Marbella, Spain

Amerstdam, The Netherlands

The spiritual home of the stag and hen party, the Dutch capital has the world-famous Sexmuseum, which boasts a 7ft plastic dick as one of its prize exhibits.

Berlin, Germany

 

Cardiff,UK 

The Welsh capital has a nightlife scene that has to experienced to be believed.


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