Running of the Bulls - Pamplona

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Pamplona 2019 - Opening Ceremony Pamplona Hostel

From GBP 279/pp

Overview

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Beds at our centrally-located Pamplona hostels are stricly limited. Don't miss your chance to experience everything the running of the bulls has to offer from the heart of Pamplona's old town centre!

The incredible San Fermin Opening Ceremony at midday on 6 July is the most sensational street party you will ever see - a highlight of most travellers’ European summer! The morning bull runs begin on 7 July and continue daily throughout the festival. Meanwhile the nightly street fiestas see the true spirit of the festival in full swing!

Our tour crew are on hand throughout your stay to answer any questions you may have and escort you to the bull runs & street parties in town.

Our Hostels

Our hostels are perfectly located in Pamplona's old town centre so you won't miss a second of all of the Bulls & festival party action!

San Sebastian Day Trip

Our San Sebastian Day Trip on 7 July is available to add to your booking. The tour departs in the morning after the bull run and returns in the early evening ready for you to get stuck into the buzz in town in the evening. You can add the day trip when making your booking.

Getting to Pamplona

There are no direct flights between London and Pamplona so we operate coach transfers from Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid directly to our Pamplona campsite from where shuttles are available to the city centre. 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 Trainline or Renfe and for coach travel try Monbus, La Union or Alsa.

Any Questions?

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

Inclusions

  • Three nights Pamplona hostel accommodation
  • Champagne Opening Ceremony on 6 July
  • Running of the bulls on 7 & 8 July
  • Fanatics Pamplona Street Fiestas
  • Huge street party, fireworks & parades
  • Boogie Street, tapas bars, local cuisine

Our Hostel

Plaza Catedral Hostel

Pamplona's newest hostel - Plaza Catedral Hostel - opened in 2015. Located in a traditional apartment building opposite Pamplona's main cathedral, the hostel is right in the thick of the Bulls action. Breakfast is included and the hostel is a short walk from all of the San Fermin party venues!

Single Travellers & Groups

Our tours are the ideal way to get stuck into the Running of the Bulls and everything that goes along with it.

We make it an absolute priority to ensure everyone on our tour is part of the group. So whether you're coming on your own or with a big bunch of friends, you'll instantly be mixing it up with an awesome bunch of fellow travellers all ready to share this experience of a lifetime together.

If you must, leave the friends at home... just be sure to join us as we do Pamplona in a massive way!

Itinerary

Friday 5 July - Pamplona Arrival

Welcome to Pamplona! Hostel check-in is available this afternoon from 3pm. Full arrival details will be emailed to you four weeks before the tour. Fanatics arrival transfers are available from Barcelona (airport & city centre), Madrid and Bilbao airports to Fanatics Pamplona campsite from where you can board our coach shuttle into the bus station.

This afternoon join our orientation walks along the bull run course departing from the bus station. Tonight is the perfect chance to take a walk through the myriad of narrow streets and get your bearings before tomorrow's massive opening ceremony, while sampling the many tapas bars and classic restaurants that are dotted throughout the whole of the old town centre with the tour group.

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).

Tonight the town centre will be abuzz with live entertainment getting the San Fermin crowds ready for tomorrow's first bull run.

Sunday 7 July - First Bull Run & Street Fiesta

This morning meet the group in the lobby before we walk to the bull run course to 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 year-old 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.

Today we have an optional day trip to the amazing coastal town of San Sebastian, well regarded as one of Spain's most beautiful beaches and traditional old cities. It's a great day and sure to energize the batteries after the madness of the San Fermin festival. You can add this when making your booking or book separately later.

This evening we join the huge nightly fiesta including street parties, 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!

Monday 8 July - Second Bull Run & Check-Out

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!

Then return to the hostel for check-out. Fanatics departure transfers to Barcelona, Bilbao airport, Madrid airport and San Sebastian leave after the bull run - these can be added when making your booking or book separately later.

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Hostel Plaza Catedral Pamplona
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Pamplona 2019 - Opening Ceremony Pamplona Hostel
Venue:
Pamplona, Spain
Tour Dates:
5-8 Jul, 2019
Tour Duration:
4 Days/3 Nights