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Highlights

  • Being part of a 400 year old tradition
  • Dress up in traditional red and white and party like a local
  • Sangria, kalimotxo and cava aplenty!
  • Watching the fiesta from the Plaza de Toros
  • The San Fermin incredible atmosphere
  • Day trip to San Sebastian 
Pamplona 4

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Pamplona, Spain

Lying within the rolling green hills of the Basque countryside in northern Spain is Pamplona. The sleepy capital of the Navarra region explodes from a modest population of 180,000 to over 500,000 during Spain’s most notorious Festival, San Fermin.

What's Included

  • Your fantastic Busabout festival team
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts
  • San Sebastian and Pamplona orientation walks
  • Day Trip to San Sebastian
  • Busabout Pamplona t-shirt
  • Busabout Pamplona Pañuelo

Free time

Take time out with one of our optional extras. Full details from your Busabout Guide.

  • Explore San Sebastian and Pamplona beautiful old towns
  • Get stuck into the local tapas (pintxos) and sangria
  • Fireworks every evening in Pamplona Citadel
  • Beach time - chill out on Playa de la Concha or head to the surf beach Zurriola (San Sebastian)
  • Climb Mount Urgull for some amazing views of San Sebastian
  • The Toro de Fuego (fire bull) every night from 10pm

Opening Ceremony departing 5 July

H: Included Highlights

F: Free Time Option

Day 1:

You can check into your hotel any time after 2pm. Get excited, because tonight we go on a pintxos crawl around Pamplona! Meet your guide in a local bar and learn your way around the town while getting your taste buds bombarded by delicious Basque tapas.

F:Sangria, kalimotxo and cava aplenty!

Day 2:

It's an early start so grab some breakfast then join our guides for the Opening Ceremony. Get ready for San Fermin! The ceremony commences at noon in the Town Hall square when a rocket kicks off the fiesta. Kalimotxo, sangria and egg throwing! The.best.party.EVER.

Grab an afternoon shuttle if you wish to head back to the hotel to shower, change, siesta or party. Or stay in Pamplona with your Guide and see how the locals really party. (B)

H:Being part of a 400 year old tradition

H:The San Fermin incredible atmosphere

F:Dress up in traditional red and white and party like a local

F:Get stuck into the local tapas (pintxos) and sangria

F:The Toro de Fuego (fire bull) every night from 10pm

Day 3:

Early walk to the old city hall square so you can get your place trackside for the morning's bull run. The run starts at 8am, but you need to claim your viewing space early.

In the evening it is time to celebrate: party time! You can also explore the coastal town of San Sebastian. Swim, shop, drink, eat and enjoy this beautiful Basque town. Be sure to take the 30 minute walk up to Monte Urgull, well worth it for the amazing views. Do not forget to gorge yourself into the mazing pintxos of the Basque Country. (B)

H:Day Trip to San Sebastian

H:Explore San Sebastian and Pamplona beautiful old towns

F:Beach time - chill out on Playa de la Concha or head to the surf beach Zurriola (San Sebastian)

F:Climb Mount Urgull for some amazing views of San Sebastian

F:Watching the fiesta from the Plaza de Toros

F:Fireworks every evening in Pamplona Citadel

Day 4:

Trip finishes after breakfast and check-out is at 9am. For those hopping back on the Busabout network, you can meet the Busabout coach tomorrow at 15.00. (B)

(B=breakfast/L=lunch/D=dinner)

Mid-festival departing 9 July

H: Included Highlights

F: Free Time Option

Day 1:

Check into your hotel anytime from 2pm. Tonight your Guide will take you on an orientation walk and a pintxos crawl of Pamplona and arrange a meet and greet at a local bar. You'll be given a general overview of the trip and have your travelling taste-buds tantalised with what's to come. Have a sangria on us and try the local tapas, known as pintxos in the Basque country!

F:Sangria, kalimotxo and cava aplenty!

Day 2:

Early walk to the old city hall square so you can get your place trackside for the morning's bull run. The run starts at 8am, but you need to claim your viewing space early.

In the evening it is time to celebrate: party time! (B)

H:Being part of a 400 year old tradition

H:The San Fermin incredible atmosphere

F:Dress up in traditional red and white and party like a local

F:Get stuck into the local tapas (pintxos) and sangria

F:The Toro de Fuego (fire bull) every night from 10pm

F:Fireworks every evening in Pamplona Citadel

Day 3:

Head back to town for another Bull Run or explore the coastal town of San Sebastian. Swim, shop, drink, eat and enjoy this beautiful Basque town. Be sure to take the 30 minute walk up to Monte Urgull, well worth it for the amazing views, the walk begins at the stairway in Plaza Zuloaga and curves up the hill topped by low castle wall and the statue of Christ. (B)

H:Day Trip to San Sebastian

H:Explore San Sebastian and Pamplona beautiful old towns

F:Beach time - chill out on Playa de la Concha or head to the surf beach Zurriola (San Sebastian)

F:Climb Mount Urgull for some amazing views of San Sebastian

F:Watching the fiesta from the Plaza de Toros

Day 4:

Trip finishes after breakfast and check-out is at 9am. (B)

(B=breakfast/L=lunch/D=dinner)

Closing Ceremony departing 12 July

H: Included Highlights

F: Free Time Option

Day 1:

Check into your hotel anytime from 2pm. Tonight your Guide will take you on an orientation walk and a pintxos crawl of Pamplona and arrange a meet and greet at a local bar. You'll be given a general overview of the trip and have your travelling taste-buds tantalised with what's to come. Have a sangria on us and try the local tapas, known as pintxos in the Basque country!

F:Sangria, kalimotxo and cava aplenty!

Day 2:

Early walk to the old city hall square so you can get your place trackside for the morning's bull run. The run starts at 8am, but you need to claim your viewing space early.

In the evening it is time to celebrate: party time! (B)

H:Being part of a 400 year old tradition

H:The San Fermin incredible atmosphere

F:Dress up in traditional red and white and party like a local

F:Get stuck into the local tapas (pintxos) and sangria

F:The Toro de Fuego (fire bull) every night from 10pm

F:Fireworks every evening in Pamplona Citadel

Day 3:

Head back to town for another Bull Run or explore the coastal town of San Sebastian. Swim, shop, drink, eat and enjoy this beautiful Basque town. Be sure to take the 30 minute walk up to Monte Urgull, well worth it for the amazing views, the walk begins at the stairway in Plaza Zuloaga and curves up the hill topped by low castle wall and the statue of Christ.

Get ready for the 'Pobre de Mi' closing ceremony. At midnight the fiesta formally closes with a ceremony, taking place in front of the Town Hall. The crowd will sing 'Pobre de Mí, Pobre de Mí, que se han acabado las fiestas, de San Fermín.' (‘Poor me, poor me, for the fiesta of San Fermín has come to a close’). Party until the fiesta officially closes with the bars pulling down their shutters, marking the end of San Fermin! (B)

H:Day Trip to San Sebastian

H:Explore San Sebastian and Pamplona beautiful old towns

F:Beach time - chill out on Playa de la Concha or head to the surf beach Zurriola (San Sebastian)

F:Climb Mount Urgull for some amazing views of San Sebastian

F:Watching the fiesta from the Plaza de Toros

Day 4:

Trip finishes after breakfast and check-out is at 9am. (B)

(B=breakfast/L=lunch/D=dinner)

recommendations

11

Totally lives up to expectations. You can't come to Europe without giving this a shot!"

Aidan, Queensland

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