Experience the rich culture, picturesque beauty, and amazing hospitality of Navarre, Spain with our unique selection of Pamplona tours and activities. Whether you’re a first-time visitor coming for the San Fermin Festival or a travel agent searching for a reputable tour operator, you’ll find inspiring excursions that highlight the diversity and splendor of Pamplona’s people and most cherished traditions. Explore regional wineries tucked in the Navarran countryside, delve into mouthwatering Basque cuisine or take an in-depth look at the origins of the Running of the Bulls. Besides hosting one of the world’s most exciting fiestas, this historic city boasts architectural masterpieces, exquisite landscapes and award-winning wines.
Many of our top-rated tours in Pamplona focus on the festival itself, featuring access to interesting cultural events that take place during the Running of the Bulls.
Discover idyllic spots and fascinating events as you tour Pamplona’s old town, surrounding mountains and beyond. If you’re interested in planning the trip of a lifetime, we highly suggest completing our Pamplona Expert Travel Advice form.
This hour-long journey down the cobbled streets of Pamplona provides unparalleled insight into the fabled history of El Encierro – the Running of the Bulls. If you’ve ever wondered how daredevil locals – and visitors—run the gauntlet unscathed, this is the tour for you! Dennis Clancey, veteran bull runner and director of the documentary Chasing Red, explains the strategies used by mozos (bull runners) as they sprint down the narrow streets of Santo Domingo, Mercaderes and Estafeta trying to avoid being trampled by 1,200-pound beasts. Wireless earpieces make listening a breeze as you wander the noisy route through Pamplona’s Old Quarter. Tour groups are kept small to ensure a more personalized experience as Dennis sheds light on the realities of being a bull runner in the San Fermin Festival.
Ever dream about being a professional bullfighter, or torero? Practice your cape skills and bravado on this hands-on and entertaining tour. Travel to a bull ranch on the outskirts of Pamplona where you can hop in the ring with a one-year old vaquilla (little bull) and test your mettle waving a fiery red cape. Visitors 16 and older are invited to train with a torero in the ring, while guests of all ages can sit back and enjoy the spectacle. Learn the nuances of this elaborate performance art which requires more skill and finesse than you’d imagine. The tour includes tapas and sangria at the finca and roundtrip transportation from Café Tres Reyes in Pamplona.
A Cuadrilla dinner – where neighbors and friends break bread together at a street side table – is among Pamplona’s oldest and most treasured traditions. Join us on a culinary adventure inside the lovely Baluarte Arts Centre, where we’ll dine together and eat as the locals do. Tempt your palate with a flavorful multi-course meal prepared by a respected Navarra-based chef and wash it down with plenty of free-flowing wine. After enjoying a hearty meal, join us for fireworks viewing on the rooftop terrace of the Baluarte. This 3-hour event is a must for foodies, wine lovers and anyone who wants to experience the traditional flavors of Pamplona. Ask about tour inclusions such as pre-dinner cocktails and Flamenco dancing!
The night before the San Fermin Festival kicks off, join us for an exclusive tour of the Pamplona Cathedral, followed by tapas and fine wines produced in the Navarra region. This private reception is held in the inner court of the Cathedral, where our team is on hand to answer questions before the fiesta starts. The tapas and Cathedral Tour is sure to be a highlight of your trip and a delicious way to learn more about the famed Running of the Bulls.
What better way to start your exploration of Basque wine and tapas than a guided tasting with a local expert! Take a seat in a tapas bar open exclusively to our guests, and savor your way through three local wines, each paired with a fabulously creative pintxo. The tasting i s accompanied by commentary from a local food and wine expert whose knowledge of wine production and regional Navarra cuisine is unsurpassed. Tuck into tasty Basque tapas prepared with a twist and you’ll understand why Ernest Hemingway fell in love with the city! Children are welcome to join in the fun and have their own menu of kid-friendly favorites.