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.
Our Hemingway Tour is a delightful walking tour to discover the Navarran Pyrenees as we follow in the footsteps or Ernest Hemingway. It is a day trip which includes visits to places enjoyed by Hemingway as well as gastronomic experiences related to his life and work. Following the steps of Hemingway, our Hemingway Tour takes us from Pamplona to different iconic places in the Navarran Pyrenees. This trip departs after the morning bull run, and returns to Pamplona by 3:30pm, in plenty of time to make it to the bullfights at 6:30 pm.
Take a full-day trip to follow the Hemingway trail through his favorite spots along the Basque Coast. A visit to one of the most beautiful villages of the Cantabrian Valley, Sunbilla. Adventure on a 1920s rail line, this train takes us to the skyline with spectacular views of the Basque Coast. Cruise down to the Port of Pasajes to visit the Victor Hugo Museum and seafood lunch. Take a Hemingwayesque 1920’s sailboat ride to San Sebastian. Enjoy an early dinner pintxo excursion into the heart of the historic quarter of San Sebastián, a must-see in this famous gastronomic city, for tapas and wine to savor and socialize.
This trip departs after the morning bull run, and returns to Pamplona between 9 and 9:30pm.
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 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.