Running of the Bulls - Pamplona

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Pamplona 2019 - Barca Bulls Fiesta

From GBP 519/pp

Overview

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Our Barca Bulls Fiesta is the perfect way to turn your trip to the Running of the Bulls into the ultimate Spanish adventure, combining the very best this amazing country has to offer - Barcelona, Pamplona, San Sebastian & the San Fermin Running of the Bulls Festival.

Barcelona

No trip to Europe is complete without a solid dose of the Catalunya capital, and there's no better way to do it than with a bunch of fellow travellers all keen and raring to make this the week of their lives. There's little wonder this city is rated one of the best cities in the world, you'll be blown away.

Our hostel in Barcelona is one of the newest and best equipped hostels in Barcelona. Located at the ritzy northern end of the famous Las Ramblas, it has everything you look for in a hostel, yet rarely find. Our opening evening drinks on the rooftop terrace bar with its amazing views over the city will set the tone for an incredible two nights in Barca and magical week in Spain.

San Sebastian

We then spend two nights in incredible San Sebastian. San Sebastian has been a popular destination for the Spanish nobility for hundreds of years and with its incredible beaches, mountains, old town & party atmosphere it's easy to see why!

Getting To Barcelona

Barcelona is a major European destination and as such there are loads of carriers and daily services into the city.

Flights from London are available with Easyjet and British Airways. Both airlines fly into Barcelona's main international airport, identified by the airport code BCN. This airport is directly linked with the city by a brand new 20 minute train service that will take you to within minutes of our hostel.

From elsewhere in Europe, Spain's national carrier Iberia has numerous daily flights, and from Germany a good option is Eurowings.

The train is also an excellent option for getting to Barcelona. Bookings are available from Trainline or Renfe and for coach travel try Alsa.

Any Questions?

Email us at london@thefanatics.com if you have any questions about the tour.

Inclusions

  • Two superb nights in Barcelona
  • Sandy Mediterranean beaches
  • World renowned nightlife, beach clubs and outdoor bar & cafe lifestyle
  • Famous Las Ramblas, old town centre, modern harbour & Olympic port
  • Picasso Museum, Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, Montjuic & the Olympic Stadium
  • Two nights in San Sebastian's old town centre
  • San Sebastian beaches & tapas bars
  • Two or three nights at Fanatics Pamplona campsite (tent camping or dorm bunks)
  • San Fermin Opening Ceremony
  • Running of the Bulls
  • Huge nightly street parties & fireworks in Pamplona

Camping Luxury

Pamplona 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.

Fanatics Premium Shuttle Service

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

Walking Tours

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.

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!

Itinerary

Monday 1 July - Barcelona Arrival

Welcome to Barcelona! Check-in is available at our hostel today from 3pm, full arrival details will be emailed to you two weeks before the tour.

This evening we formally start the tour with our welcome meeting at the hostel before heading out for our first night on the town together. Barcelona here we come!

Tuesday 2 July - Huge Day in Barca

Today we head out to enjoy an absolutely massive day in Barcelona. This city is seriously one of the best in Europe, and it won't take you long to discover why!

Glorious weather; beautiful sandy Mediterranean beaches; multi-million dollar boats at the brand new port; trendy outdoor cafes, bars & restaurants; the famous Las Ramblas strip; a maze of alleys & side streets with incredible shopping; the world famous Picasso Museum; Gaudi's astounding Sagrada Familia church; Montjuic & the '92 Olympic Stadium; Barcelona FC's 90,000-seater cauldron, the Nou Camp; and the list goes on and on. There's little wonder this city is one of the biggest hotspots in the world, you'll be blown away.

The action, of course, doesn't stop there. Tonight we take the town by storm with another superb night out, to experience first hand why Barcelona is known around the world for its nightlife. This promises to be an authentic Spanish nightclub experience with an exotic mix of dance music and funky latin beats, getting up close and personal with the beautiful people of Barcelona. Bring your camera!

Wednesday 3 July - Barcelona to San Sebastian

This morning we check out of the hostel and board our coach for the drive through Catalunya and into the magnificent Basque region of Spain and the seaside resory town of San Sebastian.

San Sebastian has been a holiday destination for the rich and famous for over 100 years and with its blue waters, mountain scenery and gorgeous old town it's not hard to see why! Best of all the bars of the old town centre offer the perfect after-dark party venues!

Thursday 4 July - San Sebastian

Today we explore San Sebastian's magical old town centre before relaxing this afternoon at the beach. For those with a sense of adventure the climb up to Castillo de la Mota rewards with spectacular views over the town to the surrounding hills. Tonight we kick-on again at San Sebastian's best tapas bars!

Friday 5 July - San Sebastian to Pamplona

Today we head to our final destination of Pamplona ready for the start of the San Fermin festival! After checking in at our campsite we take a relaxing stroll around Pamplona's old town on our guided walk of the bulls course. Your tour leader will be able point out where the bulls will be running, the best places to view the run - including options for balcony viewing - as well as the party locations we'll be using during the festival.

Tonight we get into the fiesta spirit at our campsite with hundreds of fellow Fanatics passengers and plenty of sangria! Our live band will be kicking off a massive night at the campsite on the eve of the San Fermin fiesta!

Saturday 6 July - San Fermin Opening Ceremony

Today sees the opening ceremony of the San Fermin festival and the biggest street party you will ever see! This morning people gather in front of the town hall where at midday Pamplona’s mayor lights the firework officially starting the festival. If you would prefer to avoid the tight crowds in front of the town hall you can watch the events unfold via the big screens in the main square.

The champagne & sangria then starts flying throughout the old town centre and an afternoon of unbelievable street partying follows. From the town hall and main square the party moves along to the St Cecilia Fountain and up to Mirador del Caballo Blanco (White Horse lookout).

The festivities continue through the afternoon, once you’ve had your fill you can head back to camp on our coach shuttles from the bus station. Then have a swim in the campsite pool and grab some dinner from the restaurant before our band cranks things up again at tonight’s campsite party!

Sunday 7 July - First Bull Run & Big-Heads Parade

This morning our coach shuttles head off bright and early for the short ride into town where we get in position for the 8am bull run. To watch the bull run you have the option of finding a place along the street barricades or heading into the bull ring to watch the bulls and runners enter the stadium and the release of the young bulls into the arena. Anyone interested in renting a place on a balcony along the bull run course should look into that during the orientation walk on 5 July.

After the bull run Pamplona's 'Parade of Giants & Big-Heads' departs the town hall and heads through the streets of the old town centre. Then we return to the campsite for breakfast and check-out, our shuttles are available until 11am to take you into town to continue your onward travel plans.

If you are departing Pamplona straight after the morning bull run, simply take your bags with you on our shuttle coaches into town in the morning and store them at the left luggage service inside Pamplona coach station. Departure transfers to Barcelona and San Sebastian are also available this morning (add to your booking or book separately later).

Our standard tour ends this morning however you can extend you package for an extra night during the booking process to continue your Pamplona experience.

This evening we jump on board our transfers into town ready for the huge nightly fiesta including street parties, a massive fireworks display, and loads of tapas bars pumping out the tunes. Tonight hundreds of Fanatics t-shirts will be lining Calle San Nicolas as we get stuck into the Spanish party in a big way!

Our shuttles back to camp operate till late in the night allowing you to kick on before catching a few hours’ sleep.

Monday 8 July - Second Bull Run

This morning’s second running of the bulls takes off at 8am and this time you’ll be there with a trained eye. It’s a great chance to experience the running from a different vantage point and catch the thrills and spills of all the action!

If you are departing Pamplona straight after the morning bull run, simply take your bags with you on our shuttle coaches into town in the morning and store them at the left luggage service inside Pamplona coach station. Fanatics departure transfers to Barcelona, Bilbao airport and Madrid airport leave from the bus station after the bull run - these can be added when making your booking or book separately later.

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Pamplona 2019 - Barca Bulls Fiesta
Venue:
Barcelona, San Sebastian & Pamplona, Spain
Tour Dates:
1-7 Jul, 2019
Tour Duration:
7 Days/6 Nights