When it comes to deciding how far to go with a hen party the sky really is the limit. Budget airlines and price wars have made Europe really accessible for hen weekends abroad. We should know, at GoHen we’ve been providing the best hen party packages for over 14 years with more than 500,000 clients. We’ve built up some great European partnerships during that time with unrivalled local knowledge. We can even steer you in the direction of the best value flight operators to your chosen destination.
This is a special once in a lifetime occasion for the nearly-wed and a European hen party gives you a chance to see new sights and visit new party cities so you can let your hair down on an international scale.
It’s always a worry booking any trip away and hoping that everything will be as promised. We appreciate that this is a big weekend for your party and don’t leave anything to chance. That’s why we personally visit all our destinations to check that our providers meet our high standards to ensure you have a fantastic hassle free weekend. Having worked in Europe for so long we have built up unrivalled partnerships with the best hotels and activity providers.
Organising a group trip can be hard work at times (people drop in, people drop out, people fall out…) that’s why we’ll give you a dedicated Event Manager who will work with you to not only help you plan your weekend but make sure every detail is taken care of. That means you can have someone else doing all the legwork and worrying for you, allowing you to relax and have a great time with the rest of the girls knowing everything is being taken care of.
There’s so much to be said for the best UK cities but if you need a healthy fix of vitamin D with your pre-wedding party then we’ve a big selection of beach holiday locations for your hen weekend abroad. For example you could visit the sun-soaked city of Barcelona for a quick weekend of sun, sand, sea, sangria and some serious shopping. Alternatively a relaxing weekend on the beaches of the Albufeira is hard to beat. You can live it large in “Marbs” or head to the Mediterranean island of Ibiza for world-class partying in between chillaxing on the beach. Spain offers a wide variety of choices and with a little know-how you can track down great flight deals to fantastic destinations (ask our ream for advice, we’re happy to help).
Not every hen party wants to focus purely on beach life so if you want more of a city break and add a little culture to your hen weekend abroad you could consider visiting the historic cities of Rome or Paris where you can't turn a corner without seeing some beautiful sights (and yes, that includes the eye candy! Sigh).
Or how about heading a little further afield, Dubrovnik provides the best of both worlds with an incredible setting on the edge of the Adriatic, culture, the beach and fantastic party venues.
If you’re planning a hen weekend abroad you will need to make sure all the girls are clued up in advance so you have no last minute panics. Firstly ask everyone to double check their passports. While that might sound obvious sadly some hens do overlook this detail which can lead to having to leave people behind. Secondly make sure you are prepared for your flights. Security guidelines are constantly changing so here at GoHen we make sure we stay in touch with all the latest developments.
For more travel information on visas, travel insurance, and tips visit our Hen travel page.
You can read more from on Government Airport Restrictions here.
If any of your guests have a non British passport it’s worth checking, you don’t want to have to tearfully wave goodbye to anyone at the luggage carousel.
For visa requirements IATA is a great place to start.
If you’re heading for a European hen weekend travel insurance is a good idea, then back that up with a free European Health Insurance Card (note – the EHIC is not a substitute for insurance).
Getting the flights right makes a big difference. The advantage is you can just leave the group to book their own, with the budget airlines and with the most popular European destinations you can often fly from different parts of the UK - so it works well if you have a group that’s spread out all over the country or even in different countries, and it’s one less thing for you to do. As usual the earlier the girls book the cheaper the airfares. You can find flight details on all of our international destination pages. We take care of everything else at the other end from the moment you land, so we’ll coordinate airport transfers, making sure they’re smooth, easy and efficient.
When heading on a hen weekend abroad it pays to know about exchange rates and be clued up on a little local knowledge - you’ll get some great specific info on our hen party planning tips pages, in the meantime check out live currency exchange rates on XE.
You at the back… Stop giggling. We’re not talking about that kind of protection. However we would urge you to make sure you are financially protected. If you’re heading on a hen weekend abroad you need to be sure that should there be any issues, that all the hard-earned cash you have urged the girls to hand over doesn’t go astray.
We’d recommend you book with an ABTA bonded company (GoHen – ABTA No W7797). ABTA requires that company comply with strict financial practices to ensure travellers are fully protected financially meaning you’ll have peace of mind that all your money is in safe hands. We are alos ATOL protected ensuring that should anything go wrong you won't face any unexpected bills.
So now we just need to make things happen. Our team are happy to help and will work with you to help you create a tailor made package to suit the bride-to-be and all her guests and save you money.
You can put us to the test by giving us a brief outline of what you’d like for your weekend and we’ll send you a hassle free quote for the perfect, all singing, all dancing, memory filled, sun kissed hen weekend abroad.