Monday, 18 November 2013

Stag Do Destinations

If you are stumped on where to spend your last days of singledom before you make the biggest commitment of your life, then the following list of stag do destinations will give you a some great ideas.

The Stag Do Destination For the Privileged
Pictures of destinations and stag activities

Las Vegas
The mecca for American bachelor parties and now a firm favourite with our very own British stag dos. It might cost you an arm and leg to get over to Vegas, but once you are there you will possible have the best weekend of your life, you never know you may want to go back with your spouses.

The Eastern European Stag Do Destinations

The most popular old Eastern Bloc destination for stag dos, loads of activities, amazing nightlife and clubs which will put hair on your chest!

A lively, young and vibrant city with great bars and clubs and a little cheaper than Prague. Not as popular as it's counterpart Prague, but equally as good.

Possibly the cheapest stag do destination to party in under the Eastern Bloc header. Full on activities and great nightlife makes this a firm favourite with British & Scandinavian stags.

Stag Destinations By Air or By Boat

An oldie and a goodie, Amsterdam has been welcoming British stag dos since the 70's, with bars, coffee shops and amazing clubs, Amsterdam will always be a firm favourite with stag dos.

Dublin isn't as popular as it used to be, but it's still a fantastic city to go out and party in, the liveliest part of the city is called The Temple Bar area, where you'll be able to buy a Guinness or two.

Staying in the UK

Number 1 destination with the DesignaVenture's stag dos, Bournemouth is, in our opinion, one of the best places to have a stag do. Crazy nightlife and incredible stag activities you will not regret picking this fantastic UK destination.

Can you believe that Bristol is now more popular than London for stag parties! It's cheaper, easier to get around, fantastic stag activities and nightlife good enough to rival any big UK city.

Nottingham has always been a popular stag destination in the UK, and one of the main reasons is it's right the centre of the UK, so a great place to meet and party. Nottingham currently has the only Hooters in the UK, and if that's not enough the nightlife will knock you sideways!

The best place to party in the North East of England. Newcastle really is extremely lively, tolerant and friendly, which makes it a top stag do destination.

The best place to party in Scotland, the nightlife spreads across the Royal Mile, Grassmarkets and up the little streets off Prince's Street. The highlands are just an hour up the road offering stag activities such as white water rafting, cliff jumping and the infamous highland games.

Up and coming stag destinations

Any of the major cities in Germany are getting popular with us Brits however, currently Berlin tops the list.

One of Poland's liveliest cities, with a city centre easy to navigate and party in, Krakow welcomes stag parties with open arms.

This year DesignaVenture has seen an influx of enquiries and bookings for the Mad City. This has always been a great night out and is now becoming a favourite with stag and hen parties, well if it's good enough for the BBC!

The above stag do destinations have been put together by talking to stags and also from DesignaVenture bookings throughout 2012 and 2013.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Book A Stag Do Abroad The Right Way

So you've decided to go abroad for your stag do and you have 15 men chomping at the bit to get things booked.

Pictures Of Stag Do Ideas
Book A Stag Do

But hey chill your boots a minute, do it properly, read on, and don't have any mishaps whilst on Jonny foreigner's land.

First things first, how are you going to get there?

Obviously depending on where you are going, most stag groups fly, taking advantage of the plentiful routes and offers from our supposedly low cost airlines.

Now I said supposedly as there are a few pointers you need to know before you book your stag party onto a flight.

In a word, CHARGES!

Most low cost airlines charge you extra for everything including; hold luggage, if you want to pay by debit card, or by credit card, to book your seats, to check in at the airport, some have even mentioned charging for the use of the toilet onboard, but I expect that was just a publicity stunt.

Most airlines fares are usually non refundable and non changeable which basically means firstly; if someone drops out they have lost their money and secondly; if you want to change the name of that person to another likely lad, it won't be free and expect to pay quite a bit.

So before you book your flights make sure you have the correct money from the guys, you don't want to be paying for anyone you do not know or trust.

Alternatively, book with a stag do company such as DesignaVenture (that's us by the way), who will take care of it all with just a small fee, even checking you in before you go*.

After you have booked the flights, before you travel you will need to supply the airline with everyone's passport details, this includes:

  • First, middle and surnames
  • Male of Female (the way the stag's dressed, who knows!)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Passport Valid From Date
  • Passport Expiry Date

  • Then you have your accommodation, nights out, activities, airport transfers etc.

    My recommendation again is to book your stag do abroad with a stag do company such as DesignaVenture. So if anything does go wrong you have a 24 hour assistance number, to call and get things sorted.

    It will also mean you will have the options for escorted bar crawls (book for your first night, so you know where to go for the rest of the weekend), good central stag friendly hotels, fantastic activities and airport transfers.

    However, if you do decide to go it alone, make sure you have all your confirmations in writing from the hotel and activity sites and most importantly take them with you. Also, make sure you take the name and spelling of the person you have booked it with.

     I don't want to be preaching to the choir but you will be surprised the amount of groups who arrive at a hotel to be told "you are not booked in"!

    Whilst on your stag do abroad, make sure you are aware of any laws that may effect your celebrations. Some countries don't like the way us Brits get up to whilst celebrating, thinking we tend to go over the top and become loud, in the UK it's tolerated, and in some countries it's not, so be careful.

    If you need any further help or need advice, fill in our comment box below and I will try my best to help.

    *Airline dependant