HISTORYThe Running of the Bulls is held in the Spanish town of Pamplona during the festival of San Fermin - the region’s patron saint. In 1591 the local religious festival was held together with the Pamplona’s traditional summer market fair and the San Fermin festival was born. Since then the festival has grown into the week-long extravaganza it is today, the number one Spanish festival attracting over a million people every year!
THE FESTIVALThe Running of the Bulls festival begins at midday on 6 June when the mayor of Pamplona sets off a firework from the town hall kicking off the incredible opening ceremony street party. The festival continues non-stop until the closing ceremony at midnight on 14 July. Each morning from 7 to 14 July the famous Running of the Bulls is held at 8am followed by street parades and local fairs. At night the town comes alive with the nightly bull fights followed by the biggest street parties you will ever see. Live music, fireworks and plenty of beer and sangria keep the nightly parties cranking till the small hours of the morning!
FANATICS @ PAMPLONAFanatics first attended the Running of the Bulls while trekking through the Spanish countryside in the early 1990’s. Since experiencing that first festival we knew this was something everyone travelling in Europe had to experience and we’ve been organising tours to the festival for over a decade. Trust us, this is one event not to be missed!
WHY DO PAMPLONA WITH FANATICS?
The Best Accommodation OptionsWith our hostel, hotel and campsite dorm options all accommodation bases are covered!
Choose to stay in the heart of the San Fermin madness at our city-centre hostel and don't miss a beat of the partying action!
For those after a bit more luxury our 3* hotel offers spacious rooms & top class restaurant and bar facilities to kick back in after the festival mayhem.
With the unrivalled convenience of our campsite, quick & easy shuttles into town & experienced Pamplona tour guides, our campsite dormitory package simply cannot be beaten!
Included ExtrasEscorted walking tours of Pamplona’s running of the bulls course are included in all packages. Our expert bull runners will point out where the bulls are running, the best places to view the run - including options for balcony viewing - as well as the party locations we'll be using for our famous street fiestas.
Our souvenir bulls t-shirt & scarf are also included in your package to ensure you look the part.
BEFORE YOU GO
Fanatics Facebook GroupSign up to the Fanatics Pamplona Event on Facebook to keep up to date with tour details before departure, ask us any questions or chat amongst the other guys coming along on tour!
Pre-departure InformationThree weeks before the festival we will update our website with details on getting to your accommodation, what to bring and any last-minute tips to make sure you get the most out of the festival. An email with links will be sent to each booking person, otherwise check out our website at that time for details!
GETTING THEREFlights from London to each are operated by EasyJet and British Airways. For flights to other cities in Spain try Iberian Airlines.
Our Bilbao Airport Transfers on 5 & 8 July are available to add to your booking or to book separately. Our 5 July arrival transfer departs the airpoirt at 1pm for all morning flight arrivals. On 8 July our transfer is scheduled to arrive at the airport at 2pm.
For train travel to Pamplona go to Trainline or Renfe and for coach travel try Monbus, La Union or Alsa.