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Pampolona Bull Run Festival, Spain

SAN FERMIN is one of the greatest festivals on earth and is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed! One of the biggest street parties you'll ever see, truly a fiesta like no other! The perfect balance of partying at the most notorious fiesta in Spain

For 9 days every July the small city of Pamplona turns into a sea of red and white as hundreds of thousands of people gather to celebrate the Fiestas San Fermin. Richly diverse in culture, music, sporting contests, and of course celebration - this festival is easily our favourite

 
 

Price: £349
San Sebastin, Spain Departure
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See the famous Bull Run in Pamolona, One of the biggest street parties you'll ever see


 
 

Tour Highlights:

Being part of a 400 year old tradition
Dress up in traditional red and white and run like a local
Sangria and cava aplenty!
Watching the bull runs from the Plaza de Toros
The San Fermin incredible atmosphere
What's included
Your fantastic festival team
4 nights’ accommodation
4 continental breakfasts
San Sebastian orientation walk
Coach shuttles to and from Pamplona to catch ALL the bull runs
Pamplona t-shirt
Pamplona Pañuelo
Sangria and Pintxos welcome party

Brace yourself for one of the biggest street parties you'll probably ever see as this is truly a fiesta like no other! The perfect balance of partying at the most notorious fiesta in Spain, then mingling with your new found friends on the relaxed beaches of the Basque country

Day 1: 5th July 2016
Check into your hostel anytime from 2pm. Tonight your Guide will take you on an orientation walk of San Sebastian and arrange a meet and greet at 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

Day 2: 6th July 2016
First early morning shuttle from San Seb to Pamplona for the opening ceremony. This commences at noon in the square outside the Town Hall. Enjoy the festivities – cava, sangria and egg throwing!
We'll have regular shuttles running from the festival to San Sebastian so you choose when to head back (last shuttle will be at midnight). Tonight will be an all-night party in Pamplona so stick around until the morning if you have the stamina...welcome to the madness that is San Fermin

Day 3: 7th July 2016
Super early morning transfer to Pamps so you can get your place trackside for the first run (encierro). The run starts at 8am, but you need to claim your viewing space early. If interested in running, you need to be at the start one hour before the encierro
Again we have various shuttles running between San Sebastian and Pamplona so if you partied all night, or just came down to see the run this morning, you have the chance to spend the day on the beach and wander around the old town in San Sebastian. Our shuttles run late into the night so plenty of time to enjoy the festivities

Day 4: 8th July 2016
Last early morning shuttle to Pamplona to see the second bull run of San Fermin. Perhaps this time you might want to participate, or watch from inside the bullring so you can view the shenanigans at the end of the race when the runners and bulls are in the ring together. After the run we head back to San Sebastian to chill on the beach, before heading to a great local bar for the San Fermin party. Deals on Sangria, beer and Kalimotxo are on offer to get the party started

Day 5: 9th July 2016
Trip finishes after breakfast and check-out is at 9am

Schedule
Starts in San Sebastian: 5th July 2016

Inclusions:

Your fantastic festival team
4 nights’ accommodation
4 continental breakfasts
San Sebastian orientation walk
Coach shuttles to and from Pamplona to catch ALL the bull runs
Pamplona t-shirt
Pamplona Pañuelo
Sangria and Pintxos welcome party
Free time
Explore San Sebastian's beautiful old town
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

Additional Information

Age Guidelines
We are the leading youth travel tour operator so the majority of our passengers are in the 18 to 35 age bracket and our style of travel reflects this

The minimum age on all tours is 17. There is no maximum age. As long as you are reasonably fit and have a good sense of fun, we are sure you will have a fantastic time

Will there be people travelling on their own
Whilst we regularly get couples and friends travelling together, every tour has loads of people travelling on their own and down to our style of travel, you'll get to know everyone soon enough

Other Ways To Join the Party
There are other ways to join Pampolona.
Mail us at info@backpackertours.co.uk with your enquiry
Also available - Extended tours, camping and hotel options and London departures

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