Modern Castle Resort Opening Ceremonies Package – starting at $2,250 pp

3,243.00 USD6,750.00 USD

  • Hotel: 4-star
  • Distance to Bull Run: 15-minute shuttle
  • Length of Stay: 3 nights
  • Chances to Run: 2 mornings
  • Opening Ceremonies Balcony with a VIP view of Town Hall
  • Bull Run Balcony: Level 3 or 4 view
  • Bullfights: Lower Deck Tendido Seats
  • Breakfast: Included every morning
  • Meals: 1 private dinner included
  • Walking Tour: Bull Run Tour with Expert Runner
  • Gear: 1591™ T-Shirt, bandana and sash
  • Concierge: Our team member in your hotel lobby
  • Arrival Date: July 5th – Departure Date: July 8th

This premium package includes everything you need to make the most of the opening days of the Running of the Bulls. Stay at the Hotel Castillo de Gorraiz, a sophisticated golf and spa resort located in the tranquility of the countryside around Pamplona.

From the minute you book with us to the minute you arrive in Pamplona, we will be with you every step of the way to help make sure you have a flawless Fiesta. Our team of 35 guides surrounds you with support at every key moment but know when to back off and let you enjoy the freedom to explore Pamplona.

We escort you to your balcony to view the morning bull run (when it is easy to get lost in the chaos). With our app, we are always only a message away when you have questions or need help.

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Please note, this is a sample schedule, so actual dates and times may vary within your stay.

July 5th

  • Arrive in Pamplona at your leisure and check in.
  • Meet the concierge at our Hotel Castillo de Gorraiz desk for a welcome to Pamplona and your apparel kit.
  • Settle into the hotel or visit the city during the last calm moments before Fiesta

July 6th

  • Breakfast in your hotel
  • At 9:45am, we escort you to your Opening Ceremonies Balcony where you’ll have a view of Town Hall, where Pamplona’s mayor announces the beginning of San Fermin. Enjoy Navarran food and wine while you watch from the safety of a balcony as three hours of wild festivities unfold below. Around 1pm, it is safe to return to the streets and dive into the fiesta yourself.
  • Mid-afternoon, you’re invited to join a walking tour of the bull run route with an expert runner. Learning from one of the San Fermin bull run’s most prominent experts, this tour will make you a better runner and spectator as you learn what to expect.
  • At 6:00pm, arrive at the Plaza de Toros with your Pamplona bullfight tickets to find your seats in the premium Tendido section.
  • Around 8:30pm as you leave the bullfights, you can join the fiesta in the streets, or take advantage of one of our San Fermin Restaurant Reservations to have a guaranteed sit-down meal.

July 7th

  • At 6:00am, join the timeless tradition of watching the Running of the Bulls from a Pamplona balcony. along the route (the only way to get a view, actually). We’ll board a large bus and escort you to the door of your balcony, where our guide waits with you until the owner opens the door at 7:00am. After the streets are cleared and cleaned, the bulls run at 8:00am and your host will invite you to watch instant replays on the TV. We normally return to the street around 8:15am.
  • Breakfast in your hotel after the bull run
  • Upgrade to join our optional Lunchtime Tapas & Wine Tasting. Hosted by a local food and wine expert, you’ll sample award-winning tapas dishes paired with an excellent selection of regional wines.
  • Add on our optional Torero Training & Bull Ranch Tour to get out into the countryside and learn how to manage a cape and sidestep a young bull. (Or sit on the sidelines and enjoy tapas & wine as you watch your friends give it a go.)
  • At 7:45pm, join us at the Baluarte Performing Arts Center for our Founder’s Dinner, hosted by our founder, Mark Hellmann Regouby. We enjoy a fantastic meal together including flamenco dancing and music. Then we get an invitation to join the patrons of the arts center for a private rooftop party for a front-row view of Pamplona’s famous nightly fireworks competition. Fireworks are over by 11:30pm so you can stay and dance the night away with the locals, or make your way out and rejoin the party on the street.

July 8th

  • This is an ideal morning to add an extra bull run balcony or to run with the bulls. Similar to the previous day, our team will escort you via bus at 6:00am to the bull run route. You should be able to return to the hotel by 9:30am.
  • Breakfast in your hotel
  • Though hotel checkout is at 12:00pm, you can depart at your leisure, leaving time to say goodbye to any fellow guests you’ve befriended along the way.