Full Information about Pamplona's San Fermin
Pamplona's Famous Fiesta de San Fermin
Read on about PP Travel's stance on bull fighting
The San Fermin (Running of the Bulls) Festival is without doubt the wildest and probably most fun festival in Europe. Its amazing festive atmosphere and the way the Pamplona locals Party has to be seen to be believed!! If you are after Serious Fun in Pamplona it has to be PP Travel. This year's San Fermin will be our 26th operation of quality camping tours to the Running of the Bulls. With our great campsite close to the city, value tour option choices - accommodation from just £50 per night - and our wealth of experience we know you will have one of the most memorable party weeks of your life.
It's hard to really describe the spirit & atmosphere of Pamplona's famous Festival of San Fermin. You really just have to experience it for yourself. Even though the festival is best known as The Running of the Bulls, it is the full-on Spanish fiesta - not the bull running - that makes visiting Pamplona at this time such a must do event. The festival starts each year at noon on the 6th of July with the amazing champagne Opening Ceremony and then runs non-stop 24-hours a day through to midnight on the 14th of July.
The bull running begins at 8am every morning from the 7th to the 14th of July. Even though the festival is known worldwide for this unusual event, it is only a small part of the festival and you really will only want to watch once or twice. Running with the bulls is a relatively new activity when you consider how ancient this festival is.
It is free to run with the bulls, if you want to take the risk. You just have to get a position on the street pretty early. It is a male-only tradition and it is extremely frowned upon by Pamplona locals for females to run.
PP'S Pamplona's Base - The Closest Campsite to the City
There is only one place to stay during San Fermin and that is at PP's party base at Camping Ezcaba. Not only has it got excellent facilities - Ezcaba has the major advantage of being just on the outskirts of the Pamplona - a quick 10 minute shuttle into the old town. Our fantastic convenient position is very important in getting the most out of the fiesta. Being just 7km from the centre of Pamplona, PP can provide free frequent and fast from our camp into the old town, meaning you can party from dawn to dusk and onto dawn again!
Please see our PDF information on travel to Pamplona and our campground - Public transport to Ezcaba
Tour Options for Pamplona's San Fermin (2020)
Only a £25 per person deposit to book with the balance due by 03 June 2020
Tour Dates - 4th to 15th Jul 2020
- Totally flexible packages - arrive and depart any day from 4 July to the 14th - 2 night minimum
- Stay at Pamplona's only campsite - just on the edge of the city
- Pamplona Parties with Live Music
- Pre erected Tents
- Breakfasts (all you can eat) Continental
- Souvenir T-Shirt and panuelo (red scarf)
- Dietary Options available on request
- Return shuttles between camp and town - 6th to morning of the 8th July
- Return shuttles between camp and town - After bull run on the 8th to 14th provided by the campsite Euro6.5 return
- Opening day champagne ceremony, noon on July 6th
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Only a £100 per person deposit to book with the balance due by 27 April 2020
Tour Dates - 5th to 8th Jul 2020
- Arrive 5th July and depart 8th July
- 3 nights twin share hotel accommodation for two persons
- Location just 1.5 miles from Pamplon's old town - just on the edge of the city
- PP Travel white party souvenir t-shirt
- WiFi at the hotel
- 24 hour Public Transport at your door
- Old town bull run route walking tour
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# What is PP Travel's stance on bull fighting?
The fiesta of San Fermin is without doubt one of the greatest street parties in the world. In fact, we believe it is arguably the best with it's mix of intoxicating mix of non-stop music, dance, samba, fun and full on Spanish celebration. We've always said it truly has to be seen to be believed and we are proud to have continually promoted the party aspect and introduced many thousands of travellers to this amazing experience. We are just as proud of our efforts to promote the ills of bullfighting. There's no argument. It's barbaric and has no place in the 21st century. We believe the best way of bringing this to a halt is to be able to educate and let the public experience for themselves. At PP Travel, we believe and promote Pamplona's fiesta - with the hope that soon it will just be that - a great party without bullfighting
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# In Pamplona for San Fermin what tours does PP Travel offer?
NEW Hotel Accommodation options have now been added to our website also for those who prefer a bit of comfort. PLEASE NOTE the deposit amount on a hotel tour is £100 per person (non-refundable).
Make your own way to Pamplona
Join us at our camp close to Pamplona with our flexible and economical accommodation packages. Available from 4 July to the end of the fiesta on 14 July. Two night minimum stay. Twin share or single tent and dorm room options are available.
NEW HOTEL PACKAGES - Three night packages for the nights of 5th, 6th and 7th of July so you can take in the absolutely amazing opening ceremony and have an opportunity to run with the bulls twice.
Flying and Transfer Options
Fly to Spain and join our accommodation only package. We also offer a tailored transfer service to/from Bilbao or Biarritz airports and other airports on request. From luxury taxis, to mini buses up to full coaches. The price will depend upon the size of the group.
Hire car: use Opodo for very economical car hire, ideal for smaller groups. 3 day hire from around just £75.
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# What accommodation does PP Travel offer in Pamplona?
Camping in Pamplona for San FerminPP Travel's Pamplona base is at Camping Ezcaba, just 7km from the city centre it is by far the closest campground to the old town. Not only has it got excellent facilities - Ezcaba has the major advantage of being just on the outskirts of the Pamplona. We use pre-erected Glamping tents plus 4 person dome tents on a twin share, 2 to a tent, or single occupancy basis.
Hotel Accommodation in Pamplona for San FerminOur hotel is located in the Burlada district which is Pamplona's main student accommodation area. It is serviced by 24-hour public transport and is just 1.5 miles outside the old city itself so is a very fast commute. There is a 24hr reception and Wi-Fi in the hotel and there is also a restaurant/bar on site. In the surrounding streets there are also many more bars as well as plenty of shops, plazas and restaurants to discover in this buzzing part of town. This afternoon we offer a walking tour of the old town and bull run route.
# Are there any group discount booking deals for Pamplona's San Fermin?
# How do I get to PP Travel's Pamplona San Fermin base?
# Which airports are the best for getting to Pamplona for San Fermin?
Other than Pamplona's own airport people heading to San Fermin also arrive into Biarritz and Blibao.
Low cost airline destinations from London include: Biarritz (130km from Pamplona) and Bilbao (160km from Pamplona), Zaragoza (180km from Pamplona) and Santander (260km). Further afield Barcelona (490km) and the capital Madrid (450km).
You can fly into Pamplona Iberia Airlines, but must change flights in either Madrid or Barcelona and flights are normally very expensive unless booked very early.
We offer tailored airport transfers operating from Biarritz or Bilbao (other airports on request) taking you directly to our Ezcaba camping base close to Pamplona. These is no doubt these are the easiest options if you choose to fly to the Running of the Bulls. The price will depend upon the size of each group. For groups up to 3 or 4 people the cost will be from approx £60 each way. Mid sized groups of 8 and above about £33 each. Large groups from £20 per person. Please contact us directly for further information.
If you take public transport from the coastal airports, please be aware that it can take up to 6 hours (depending on bus and train connections) to get from Bilbao or Biarritz airports to our campsite. Transport will NOT be running from Bilbao airport after about 8pm in the evening so please make sure you are aware of this if choosing an evening flight into Bilbao. All Spanish bus companies seem to have a siesta midday between about 12 and 2pm so also please be aware of this.
If don't take a PP transfer from Bilbao or Biarritz - the best option is for you to fly into Pamplona's local airport. These flights from the UK will ALWAYS be via either Madrid or Barcelona and are normally much more expensive than flights to Bilbao or Biarritz. From Pamplona airport you catch a bus or taxi into the city then a bus to our camping base (about 20km). A taxi directly from the airport to our camp will cost around 25 euros, which is a good option if there is a group who can share the cost.
Other airports: You may consider Zaragoza or Santander. While budget airlines fly into these destinations, public transport will prove all most impossible but we can organise transfers from these upon request. You can fly cheaply into Madrid or Barcelona, but will be looking at least a 6 hour train or bus to Pamplona city and then local bus to our base.
# What do I need to bring?
The weather should be hot and sunny, so bring your swimmers, towel, and sun cream. But be warned: it can get cool late at night - so also bring something warm. Occasionally it can also be cool and wet. So basically be prepared for everything!
Traditional fiesta clothing is all white with a red bandana, so bring all your old white t-shirts and pants/skirts.
# Is there security at the campsite?
# Do I need to change money? How much will I spend?
# Do we need travel insurance for San Fermin in Pamplona?
# Can I watch the Running of the Bulls from a balcony?
If you are interested in booking a balcony spot please let us know at the time of booking or via our online contact form.
# Do I need a Passport and Visa for Spain?
People on passports from the likes of India, South African and Zimbabwe will need a Schengen Visa from the Spanish consulates. You can see a list of countries whose citizens are required to obtain a Schengen visa in order to enter by following this link. Please organise visas well in advance, as the Spanish Embassies typically has lengthy delays.
People with Australian, New Zealand, UK and other EC passports do not require visas.
Remember, visas are your responsibility.
# What happens if I need to cancel?
Easiest way to contact us is by replying to your booking confirmation email or following this link to our online contact form.
* Full refund including deposit is available it your booking was made within 7 days and not within 10 days of the first day of your booking.
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It is hard to really describe the spirit & atmosphere of Pamplona's famous Festival of San Fermin. You really just have to experience it for yourself. Even though you probably know the festival as The Running of the Bulls, it is the full-on Spanish fiesta not the bull running that can make visiting Pamplona during this period such a life changing experience.
At PP, we aim to to not only operate the most organised, best fun tours to the Running of the Bulls, we are determined that you really get to discover and experience this unique atmosphere for yourself. And with our long experience at San Fermin and our large professional team, we believe we know what it takes takes to make this happen.
The cornerstone of PP's determination to operate the most professional tours to the Running of the Bulls, is our deliberate policy of operating out Pamplona's Ezcaba camp - the closest to the city's old town - as well as offering tours that also stay on the Spanish coast at Zarautz. Being so close to all the action means you really can make the most of your San Fermin Fiesta experience - you can really party from dawn to dusk and then dusk to dawn! Not only is Ezcaba the best camp in the region and only a 15min shuttle ride away, it is THE party camp. With its own stage, live music runs from July 4 to 7 and the atmosphere at the camp is electric.
All PP Tours to the Pamplona cover the sensational opening ceremony of the festival of San Fermin at noon on the 6th. If you are going to head to Pamplona for the Bull Run, then you MUST be at the opening - it will blow you away!
PP Travel is the only major Pamplona tour company that operates it's own security system. Upon arrival we will check in all your valuables - passports, cards, tablets, phones etc. These are available during breakfast daily. Pamplona during the fiesta is not the place to take any valuables with you. This is an excellent service to all passengers.
PP Travel is one the largest operators to the Running of the Bulls annually taking over 1000 passengers to the Pamplona Bull Run and we are proud of our reputation of quality tours achieved over the past 24 years.
Whether you are travelling on a coach tour from London, making your own way and joining our Pamplona accommodation only packages or flying in and joining one of our airport transfers - all PP reps are thoroughly trained and will be sure to show you a great Pamplona/San Fermin experience.
The festival starts each year at noon on July 6 with the amazing champagne Opening Ceremony and then runs non-stop 24-hours a day through to midnight on July 14. The Running of the Bulls begins at 8am every morning from the 7th to the 14th of July. Even though the festival is known worldwide for this unusual event, it is only a small part of the festival and you really will only want to watch once or twice. Your PP Pamplona Tour will transfer you into old town early on the 7th and 8th in plenty of time to get a position to watch the run or join in yourself! Experienced PP reps will give you a thorough background to the run, where best watch it from and will even walk bull runners to the best starting position.
It will be our 25th year at Pamps in 2015. Pamplona 2015 will mark PP Travel's birthday and it is sure to be be a great party. Our first tour back in 1991 was to Pamplona with just two coaches. We are very proud of how we have grown so much from our humble beginnings and the quality of the tours we have run to Spain over the past 25 years. We will ensure that our San Fermin 2014 tours are something special
If you only go to one fiesta in Europe this year - Pamplona for the Running of the Bulls it has to be. It really is a must!
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