Hen Do Ideas
Kiev is a bridge between Eastern and Central Europe and, as the grand capital of Ukraine, is a fascinating city of friendly locals, deliriously vibrant nightlife, and uniquely exciting activities. Having long been in the shadow of Eastern cities like Prague and Budapest, Kiev remains an undiscovered destination for a less touristy girls’ night out.
The city is home to a thriving bar and club scene right in the middle of stunning beaches, lush gardens, beautiful lakes. And with great planning, it can also be the place for an unforgettable Hen Do for your bride tribe.
Kiev is a fantastic place for taking in the sights and sounds of the city on foot, but it doesn’t mean you can’t go around it in style! Hire a swanky ride just like the men in our stag do ideas here on the Kiev Travel Blog to discover Kiev by night. Take in the stunning architecture and design of St. Sophia’s Cathedral and the Golden Gate or simply drive down the city’s main street along Khreschatyk for delightful views of nighttime Kiev.
When it comes to cuisine, the New York Times reports that we Ukranians are the Italians of Eastern Europe. We love food, and hen parties would very much enjoy a stroll through the central food market at Besarabsky Rynok for a taste of some of the city’s best dishes. Simply tell your chauffeur to get you to Besarabska Ploscha, and you’ll easily spot the cavernous hall that is home to a variety of local cheeses, caviar, vodka, and many other Kiev treats.
For a little more adrenaline, try rope jumping, karting, skydiving, or wind tunnelling in Kiev. The city offers a variety of adventure activities as highlighted by Kiev Check-In Magazine, and what better way to cap off your life as a “Ms.” than with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure? You can also try your hand at any of the city’s many shooting ranges, and make sure to take pictures to show your future husband sans context as a warning.
A different kind of thrill
You can also try other blood-pumping experiences at the city’s casinos and gaming centres. Ukraine Living recommends staying at the immaculately renovated Premier Palace, one of the oldest and grandest hotels in the capital for a historic yet modern experience. It is also home to one of the best and most expansive casinos in the city, with a history of hosting poker tournaments and cultural events.
Practice your poker face with the girls and keep things fun by supporting newbies and avoiding being overly exuberant or being rude to dealers. Poker tables at Kiev hotels can get quite busy, and PartyPoker explains that maintaining harmony with fellow players is important. They listed the most annoying things players do at the tables for you to avoid, such as talking rubbish or talking strategy while at the table. Afterwards, you and your girls can have fun at the poolside bar or even enjoy the hotel’s Turkish bath to relax post-game.
Girls’ night out
Last but not least, enjoy a fun night out! The city has a thriving music and rave scene, and also offers great alternatives for those who aren’t into dancing on counters. The Kyiv Post outlines some of the best routes for more laid-back pub-crawls for wine, cocktails, and beer, and the best part is – the cost of food and drink is delightfully low.
With these ideas, you’re all ready for a fun hen party in the streets of Kiev! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!