Learn bull running strategy from one of the best, and get as close as possible to the reality of being a bull runner. Our Encierro tour is hosted by Dennis Clancey, expert bull runner and Director of the documentary, Chasing Red (Sponsored by Running of the Bulls, Inc.). This hour-long tour is your most informative, professional option for getting to know the Pamplona Bull Run route and history.
Whether you want to be in the ring or just watch others get run over by a baby bull, this is a really entertaining event. Join us as we drive to the finca (bull ranch) outside of Pamplona for a tapas lunch and the chance to practice your cape skills with the one-year-old vaquillas (little bulls). Click here for a quick video overview of the event.
Experience the beauty of the vineyards of Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha grapes at two of Navarra's best wineries. Lezaun, founded 1780, blends tradition and innovation by growing organic wines on this 18th century estate. At Pago de Larrainzar, adjacent to Irache’s Monastery on the St James’ Way, harvest is still carried out by hand, in small boxes, selected bunch by bunch. Enjoy a tasting of two wines with light refreshments overlooking the Estate.
Experience bullfighting through the eyes of award-winning author and bullfighter, Alexander Fiske-Harrison. This private crash course in bullfighting gives you a narration of the bullfight from your seats (sold separately) in the arena.
July 5th only!The night before the festival begins, we welcome our guests with an exclusive tour of Pamplona's famous Cathedral by a local guide, followed by delicious tapas accompanied by fine wines of the Navarra region. The event is held in the inner court of the Cathedral as a private reception. Our team will be present to answer any questions you may have before the fiesta starts.
Each night of the festival, we host a dinner where we dine as a group--a Cuadrilla--like the locals do in the streets. Our Cuadrilla is held inside the beautiful Baluarte Arts Centre, with free flowing wine and delicious meal prepared by a local chef. Afterwards, we join Pamplona VIPs for a cocktail on the roof of the Baluarte and watch Pamplona's famous fireworks.*
*Baluarte does not permit children under 12 on the rooftop terrace for the fireworks. If you are traveling with young children, please purchase the dinner-only option for those who will not attend the rooftop fireworks.
What better way to start your exploration of Basque wine and tapas (pintxos) than a guided tasting with a local expert! Take a seat in a tapas bar open exclusively to our guests, and taste your way through 3 local wines, each paired with its own pintxo. The tasting is accompanied by commentary from a local food & wine expert who will discuss the wines--their varieties, production, and wineries--and the innovative pintxos, which present traditional basque cooking with a twist.Children are welcome, and have their own menu of croquettes, ham sandwich, and orange juice.