In Pamplona, the San Fermin Festival literally opens with a bang! The Txupinazo Opening Ceremonies, officially opened by Pamplona’s mayor, features rockets, champagne, the raising of panuelos and other exciting revelries. It is also the signal to the masses of partygoers that they may officially tie their red scarves around their necks.
Hover above the mayhem with our City Center Opening Ceremonies Package featuring modern accommodations at the Hotel Pamplona Catedral, with its modern rooms in city center, only steps away from the excitement in the Plaza Consistorial. Enjoy Premium balconies for the Inaugural Running of the Bulls, Txupinazo Opening Ceremonies, Palco box seats at the evening bullfight and much more!
Each guest receives one Starter Kit, which includes an Authentic 1591™ T-Shirt, Bandana, Sash & Documentary DVD.
Arrival Date: July 5th.
Departure Date: July 8th.
This package includes:
3-Night Hotel Stay: The Hotel Pamplona Catedral is truly a gem among Pamplona’s hotel options. Located in a renovated former monestary along the city wall, it is only a few minutes walk from the bull run route. Its modern rooms combine all the comforts of the 21st century with a prime location in historic city center.
Arrival and Departure Transfers*: To help you get started the right way, we offer private door-to-door transfer service. This package includes one arrival transfer and one departure transfer between the Pamplona airport or train station and your hotel. If your flight is delayed, our driver will be standing by awaiting your arrival.
Welcome Tapas and Cathedral Tour: Although Pamplona is considered a small town, it fills with people during the San Fermin Festival. On July 5th, we celebrate our guests’ arrival with our Welcome Tapas at Pamplona’s Cathedral, which includes a private tour of the Cathedral from a local guide followed by a refreshing selection of wines and tapas.
Txupinaxo Opening Ceremonies: Feel the energy of the Txupinaxo Opening Ceremonies from a Premium balcony spot overlooking the crowded streets below. Enjoy the hospitality of a local resident including tapas and wine as the city officially opens the San Fermin festival.
Running of the Bulls Balcony: For the inaugural bull run on July 7th, we reserve you space on a Premium balcony at Dead Man’s Corner or Estafeta Street. It’s the best seat in the city along the Bull Run Route.
Bullfight Tickets: For the evening bullfight, you’ll receive tickets for Premium Palco box seats in the historic Plaza de Toros. These seats are located on the shade side and provide a more comfortable seat in a box next to the President of the Plaze de Toros. Enjoy an excellent view as the matadors play to this section of the crowd.
Cuadrilla Dinner & Fireworks**: We’re hosting our own Cuadrilla dinner at with good company and long tables at the Baluarte Arts Center. Our exclusive menu with free flowing wine is full of flavor and tradition. After a great dinner, you gain access to the Baluarte’s rooftop terrace for a spectacular view of Pamplona’s nightly fireworks show, set off right next door at Citadel Park.
Bull Run Route Tour with Expert Runner: 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 movie, Chasing Red (Sponsored by Running of the Bulls, Inc.).
Each guest also receives one Starter Kit, which includes an Authentic 1591™ T-Shirt, Bandana, Sash and Running of the Bulls documentary DVD.
Please Note: The 2 Person Package Price includes housing and all events for two people in a double room. The 3 Person Package Price includes housing and all events for three people in a triple room.
*Transfers: In order to book a Pamplona Airport or Train Station Transfer, we will need your arrival and/or departure information. After booking, we will ask you to email us with the following information by June 30th. Please also inform us at the time of booking if you will have infants or small children in your group so that we may provide the proper car seats.
- Arrival/departure airport or station
- Flight/train number
- Flight/train time
- Pickup or Drop-off Address in Pamplona
- Mobile number (in case of emergency)
**Cuadrilla Dinner and Fireworks: Please note that the Baluarte does not permit children under 12 on the rooftop terrace for the fireworks. If you are traveling with young children, please contact us for a custom version of the quote with dinner-only option.
Your Smartphone App
A few months before the festival, you will receive an email invitation to download our Trip Plans app. This app will give you access to your live itinerary, including addresses of your events and contact information for our office in Pamplona. You will even be able to message us in the app during the festival.