Running of the Bulls - Pamplona

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HISTORY

The Running of the Bulls is held in the Spanish town of Pamplona during the festival of San Fermin - the region’s patron saint. In 1591 the local religious festival was held together with the Pamplona’s traditional summer market fair and the San Fermin festival was born. Since then the festival has grown into the week-long extravaganza it is today, the number one Spanish festival attracting over a million people every year!

THE FESTIVAL

The Running of the Bulls festival begins at midday on 6 June when the mayor of Pamplona sets off a firework from the town hall kicking off the incredible opening ceremony street party. The festival continues non-stop until the closing ceremony at midnight on 14 July. Each morning from 7 to 14 July the famous Running of the Bulls is held at 8am followed by street parades and local fairs. At night the town comes alive with the nightly bull fights followed by the biggest street parties you will ever see. Live music, fireworks and plenty of beer and sangria keep the nightly parties cranking till the small hours of the morning!

FANATICS @ PAMPLONA

Fanatics first attended the Running of the Bulls while trekking through the Spanish countryside in the early 1990’s. Since experiencing that first festival we knew this was something everyone travelling in Europe had to experience and we’ve been organising tours to the festival for over a decade. Trust us, this is one event not to be missed!

WHY DO PAMPLONA WITH FANATICS?

The Closest Campsite to Town!

Our campsite is just 7km/8 mins from the heart of Pamplona - the next closest campsite is more than 30 kms outside of town!

Fanatics Premium Shuttle Service

Our premium shuttles run more often and for longer hours than anyone else's meaning you'll experience more of Pamplona's Running of the Bulls festival with Fanatics. We pride ourselves on providing the most comprehensive & regular shuttle service in & out of the city centre, bar none!

We invest more in our shuttle service than anyone else, meaning you're able to whizz into town and back to camp around the clock at your leisure. While most other people are lined up a hundred deep & wondering if their bus will ever turn up, Fanatics passengers are already in town enjoying the street fiestas & sangria!

All-Inclusive Camping Luxury!

Single-share tents are included as standard for all campers - no sharing with randoms! Our tents are large enough to sleep three adults so if you want to share a tent with a friend then that's fine too, you can even use a spare tent to keep your backpacks in.

Sleeping mats & pillows are ready in your tent which is pre-erected ready for when you arrive. Sleeping bags are available at the campsite if you're not travelling with one. We've got everything to make your stay at our campsite as comfortable as possible!

Bunk beds are available in the campsite's hostel-style dormitory if a tent's not your thing, select during the booking process.

Modern campsite facilities greet you with loads of clean showers & WCs, an amazing swimming pool, restaurant, bar & mini-market plus nightly entertainment from our live band & resident DJ. Personal lockers are available to store your valuables and we also have a 'chill-n-charge' station for your phone. If driving the campsite has car parking available for €15 per day.

Escorted walking tours of Pamplona’s running of the bulls course are included. Our expert bull runners will point out where the bulls are running, the best places to view the run - including options for balcony viewing - as well as the party locations we'll be using for our famous street fiestas.

Souvenir bulls t-shirt & scarf are included in your package to ensure you look the part. Festival white shorts & trousers are available at camp.

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfasts & Free Dinners!

Our all-you-can-eat breakfast is included in all packages and consists of pre-packaged rolls (vegetarian & meat-lovers option available) plus fruit, muffins, yogurt, juice, tea & coffee.

Free dinners are included every night at our campsite with a set option (including vegetarian option) each evening.

We’ve arranged some incredible deals at our campsite bar so you can stay hydrated for next to nothing. The bar has a full range of spirits & mixers as well as beer and sangria on sale by the quarter, half or three-quarter litre at bargain prices!

Massive Town & Campsite Parties!

Our 7 July street fiesta includes free sangria, while the opening ceremony party is one that has to be seen to be believed! Staying at the closest campsite to town plus our extensive coach shuttle service means you won’t miss out on any of the Pamplona party action!

Back at camp with over 1,000 fellow Fanatics, our very own parties complete with live band and DJ, plus the campsite bars loaded up with plenty of sangria & cerveza means the festival atmosphere doesn’t stop!

BEFORE YOU GO

Fanatics Facebook Group

Sign up to the Fanatics Pamplona Event on Facebook to keep up to date with tour details before departure, ask us any questions or chat amongst the other guys coming along on tour!

Pamplona Tour App

Our mobile tour app will be available to download a few weeks before the event and will include a detailed itinerary plus all the information you will need to get the most out of the bulls experience.

BEYOND PAMPLONA

If you’d like to extend your Spanish experience beyond Pamplona we’ve got tour extensions to Spain’s top destinations. So if you’d like to spend a few days in Barcelona, hit Spain’s number #1 party island of Ibiza, experience the incredible resort town of San Sebastian or kick-on in Croatia check out our Specialty Tours and let us take care of things for you!

GETTING THERE

There are no direct flights between London and Pamplona so we operate coach transfers from Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid directly to our Pamplona campsite. These can be booked with our accommodation packages or added separately HERE.

Flights from London to each are operated by EasyJet and British Airways. For flights to other cities in Spain try Iberian Airlines. For train travel to Pamplona go to Renfe and for coach travel try Monbus, La Union or Alsa.

On 5 July we operate our own private afternoon shuttle service from Pamplona Bus Station direct to our Pamplona campsite for €5. The campsite is also accessible from town by local bus and taxi (approximately €20).