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Pamplona’s Iconic Bull RunSpain

From £815 per person for 3 nights
Experience the adrenaline rush of Spain’s most iconic festival with Pamplona’s bull runners


You’ve seen the footage of bull-running on TV, now it’s time to experience the spectacle first hand, at the San Fermin festival

What makes this experience awesome:

  • Experience the rush of bull running from a VIP balcony
  • Enjoy the parades, fireworks and festivities of San Fermin 
  • Tour the festival’s best bits with a local expert (optional)
  • Flexibility of your own private guide & vehicle

Indicative prices for Classic hotels - see real-time pricing for specific date

Departure Date Typical Price (p/p)
in Twin room
08 July 2020£945In Demand


On this three-night adventure, you’ll immerse yourself in one of the world’s most famous festivals: the Pamplona Encierro. During the Running of the Bulls, daredevils race along an 850-metre course towards the city bullring, chased by the animals through narrow streets while spectators watch from the balconies above. The bull run is part of the nine-day festival of San Fermin, which honours the city’s first patron saint and is known for its all-night street parties.


The festivities kick off with the El Chupinazo, a celebration in Town Hall Square involving copious Champagne-spraying – which sets the tone for the festivities. Expect parades of giants and ‘big heads’ (who will either hit you, soak you with a sponge or shake your hand), plenty of drinks in the Cuesta Labrit (the bar-filled, traditional area around the bull ring) and fireworks illuminating the night skies. First made famous outside Spain by Ernest Hemingway, who referenced the bull run in the The Sun Also Rises, it was originally created as a way to drive bulls into the city and its bullring. Hemingway visited the festival several times over the course of his life.


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Days One: Into the madness

Touch down on the first day in Pamplona, ready for your private transfer from the airport to your hotel. With an early enough flight, you’ll be here in time for El Chupinazo, the Champagne-fuelled opening ceremony of the festivities. 

We offer a variety of hotel classes to suit different budgets. You can choose the style that’s right for you.
Select from Classic, Premium or Deluxe when booking, and click hotel name below for more details.

Classic - Hotel Albret

Premium - Hotel Reino de Navarra

Deluxe - Hotel Maisonnave

Overnights in Pamplona

Meals included: Breakfast


Days Two and Three: The best of the fest

You’ll be able to enjoy most of the festivities surrounding San Fermin – including daily firework displays, traditional Basque sports competitions (wood-cutting and hay bale lifting), and parades of the ‘giants and big heads’, huge costumes representing both historical local figures and those from further afield. Bull-running is also an integral part of the festivities, and takes place every day from 8am (see our awesome way to take it in below). There’s also ‘El Struendo’ (the roar), an unprogrammed event during which people throng the Town Hall to make as much noise as possible using whatever they can get their hands on (whistles, wooden spoons, drums etc).


Our trips to the festivities include a VIP balcony experience from which to view the bull run: Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel just before seven am and take you to the first or second floor of a private apartment with a fantastic view of the proceedings. At 8am, the start of the ceremony is signalled with the launch of a rocket – and you’ll have one of the best views over the heart-pounding race. Enjoy coffee and pastries during the spectacle; your guide will be on hand to analyse the race and give plenty of historical background.


As an optional extra, we can also arrange a four-hour visit to the rest of the San Fermin festivities, which starts at 10am after the bull-running. On this custom tour, your private guide can show you the best places to enjoy the celebrations, as well as Pamplona’s hidden gems, and the most atmospheric bars and restaurants from which to soak up the atmosphere. For related costs, please see the Extras tab

Overnight in Pamplona

Meals included: Breakfast 

Day Four: Home time

When you’re ready, your private driver will take you back to the airport, ready for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast


What's included:

  • Private English-speaking guides unless stated otherwise
  • Private transfers and internal flights unless stated otherwise
  • Meals as listed
  • Mandatory taxes and service fees
  • Entrance tickets and permits unless stated otherwise

What's not included:

  • International flights to/from experience:
    call 0208 251 0425 for AX specially negotiated flight rates
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel and restaurant staff
  • Any visa, customs, airport taxes or similar charges before or after the tour
  • We cannot guarantee the included hotel breakfast for early departures
  • Drinks during meals unless stated otherwise
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry

If you intend to travel solo, contact us on 0208 251 0425


Typical return Economy flights from London to Pamplona take around four and a half hours, and cost around £200 return.

Alternatively, a shorter flight can be taken to Bilbao that costs around £140 return. We can help arrange transfers from Bilbao to Pamplona if you need these. If you would like to arrange this option, please call us on 0208 251 0425.

Experience start point: Pamplona, Spain

End point: Pamplona, Spain

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Optional Extras

To customise your experience, you can select any of these extras at an additional cost during the basket stage.

Guided visit with local guide after the bullrun

Guided visit with a local guide ( up to 4 hours ) after the bullrun from 10am til 2pm (pricing is per guide and not per person)

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