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Experience Pamplona
Pamplona, Spain . July 5-15, 2019
Chris Johnston

Awesome time in Pamplona with an amazing team from Bucket List. We highly recommend Toby and his team.

Chris Johnston
Chris Johnston

Awesome time in Pamplona with an amazing team from Bucket List. We highly recommend Toby and his team.

Chris Johnston

Get ready for the run of your life

There really is no comparison to the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain. For eight incredible days, the city of Pamplona takes on a playful mystique, consumed by the perpetual state of bliss that the celebration brings. Where else can you mix religion, thrills, parties, parades… and bovines?

With more than a decade of experience in Pamplona, Bucket List Events knows the ins and outs of all things San Fermin. Seeking guidance for an epic run? We know all 826 meters of the course. Looking for the best tapas in town? We’ll show you the way.

From the Chupinazo (Opening Ceremony) to the bull fights, from the tapas to the wine, from exclusive viewing balconies to the intimate Probre de mi (Closing Ceremony), we have you covered. Bottom line, your Bucket List Events staff is at your service to ensure that your San Fermin Festival experience exceeds all expectations.

Running of the Bulls Pamplona in the alley

So brush up on your Spanish, tie your shoelaces in a double knot, and join us in Pamplona next July!

Highlights of what we do in Pamplona and San Sebastian

  • 4-star hotel accommodations near the festival
  • Daily buffet breakfast in hotel
  • Commemorative Running of the Bulls attire
  • Exclusive access to balconies overlooking the run
  • Walking tour of the Running of the Bulls course
  • Tapas happy hour
  • Authentic Iruna dinner
  • Bull fight tickets
  • Overnight trip to beautiful San Sebastian
  • Insider knowledge from San Fermin pros

Lodging options

We have found that hotels located within the party areas are often congested and sleep is hard to find, not to mention significantly more expensive. Our 4-Star hotel, the AC Ciudad, is a Marriott property located less than a mile away from the heart of the festivities, but far enough away that uninterrupted slumber is obtainable.

The hotel features a large lobby complete with a bar and public computers, as well as complimentary wi-fi. There is also a gym on site for those that need that last second lift to take on the bulls. Our guides meet you and your party in the lobby of the hotel for every scheduled event to make sure you get to where you need to be on time.

Our standard Pamplona experience

Make the most of your Running of the Bulls trip by visiting some of Navarra’s most incredible sites. Explore historic Pamplona, witness an international phenomenon, and taste your way through the region’s most delicious wines and tapas.

 Run with the Bulls
Talk about an adrenaline rush! If you’re up for it, you can hit the streets of Pamplona to run with the bulls. Our experienced travel pros will give you their expert tips for staying safe and having a blast.
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 Watch from our Balconies
If you’d rather kick back during the run than risk your life, you can watch from our private balconies. With a prime view of the course, catering, and lots of great company, it sure beats watching from the streets.

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 Tour of the Running of the Bulls Course
We know all 826 meters of the run like the back of our hands.  Get an exclusive look at the course as well as a glimpse into the fascinating history of Pamplona and the San Fermin festival.
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 Taste of Navarra
With world-famous wine and delectable food, Spain’s Navarra region is a foodie heaven. Our expert guides know all the best places in town, and invite you to join us for tapas happy hours and an authentic Iruna dinner.

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 A Night at the Bull Fights
One of the most iconic parts of Spanish culture, bull fights are a centuries-old tradition and crucial to the San Fermin festivities. See this action-packed event for yourself in Pamplona’s historic bull ring.

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 Optional Overnight Trip to San Sebastian
Fifty miles north of Pamplona lies the gorgeous coastal city of San Sebastian. Consistently ranked one of the top cities in Europe for travelers, San Sebastian is the perfect getaway to make your Pamplona trip even better.


Our Running of the Bulls travel packages are customized to fit your needs, schedule, and budget. Here is a general overview of what our standard packages include and cost:

Package Balcony Rental Only Quick Trip Opening Mid-Festival Closing San Sebastian Bundle
Prices from $150 $595 $2,095 $1,995 $1,495 $1,995
Chances to Run

Nights in 4-Star Hotel 2 3 4 3 4
Balcony Reservation  
Tour of ROTB Course
Daily Breakfast
Tapas & Dinner
Bull Fight Tickets  –  –
San Sebastian Trip  –  –  –  –  –

Reviews (12)

Christopher Gieser

Thank you all for such a great experience. And for my first trip overseas, I felt I picked the right group of people to guide me.

Christopher Gieser, travelled in 2018
Rose Acosta

My husband and I ran with the bulls on 7/8/18 and we could not have done it without Toby and his team! Toby is such a cool guy! Very knowledgeable and very easy to be with! They really went above and beyond to give us a once in a lifetime experience! Totally worth every penny we paid for! I HIGHLY recommend Toby and his team for unforgettable once in a lifetime experience!

Rose Acosta, travelled in 2018
Brendan Hastings

Toby & co. put together an incredible Pamplona experience for a large group of us. Can’t recommend them enough.

Brendan Hastings, travelled in 2018
Chris Johnston

Awesome time in Pamplona with an amazing team from Bucket List. We highly recommend Toby and his team.

Chris Johnston, travelled in 2018
Simone Mamo

A HUGE thank you to Toby & Rich (& all the ladies) from bucket list events... these guys made our run with the bulls experience run so very smoothly..you guys went above & beyond to provide an AWESOME experience.. we had such a blast along the way..meeting beautiful people who loved life . it was a blast meeting you all!!... ???‍♂️?‍♀️??????

Simone Mamo, travelled in 2018
Amy G. & Jeremy F.

Showed great interest in what they were doing & a very fun, personable group! Definitely helped ease the stress of possible goring hahaha! Did take their advice, ran with it & survived ?Definitely plan on doing Pamplona again! Thanks for a great time Toby & team!

Amy G. & Jeremy F., travelled in 2018
Brian Bates

After careful research I chose this group to take 14 of my friends to Pamplona to experience the Running if the Bulls!! Throughout the process Toby was there to answer any and all questions I had for my group. Once we arrived everything was organized and communicated well and had an amazing experience from start to finish! If you are looking for a tour group to use I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this company and it’s employees!! Thanks again for such a great trip for me and my friends!!!

Brian Bates, travelled in 2018
Maddox Lamme

Joining Bucket List Events in Pamplona for the San Fermin festival was hands down the best experience I could have ever imagined and then some!!! Toby and all of his team exhibited the highest level of hospitality while showing all of us how to fully embrace the amazing culture in this city and during the festival. I would 1000% recommend anyone planning their travels to Pamplona to reach out to Toby with Bucket List. It will be an adventure you will never forget!!! ¡Viva San Fermin!

Maddox Lamme, travelled in 2018
Denny Correll

Not usually one for organized tour types of things I went against my nature and reached out to Toby for one of the stops on a trip I was taking with my son for his graduation. The main event of the trip was Pamplona and the run. This turned out to be a great decision as the convenience and knowledge that came with Toby and the rest of the team at BucketList Events made the trip all that much better. I can not recommend this event and this team enough. Thanks for your attention and making this a great lifetime memory.

Denny Correll, travelled in 2018
Pete Rzeminski

The event of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain has been on my Bucket List, since I was stationed in Sarajevo, Bosnia back in 1998. Due to timing problems, I never made it to the event.

Then I found BuckListEvents com on line, and after doing some research, I signed up with them. What a great decision on my part. Toby Akins, and his great team organized the whole experience for me (and the others who signed up).

I have to admit that I was apprehensive about getting down on the street and actual running with live bulls. Here is how Toby arranges the experience. I arrived at the hotel in the morning, and I had until 3pm to walk around and sight see Pamplona. At 3pm, I was met in the hotel lobby by the guides (who warmly introduced themselves to me), and given my packet (including my cool Run with the Bulls t-shirt). At 6am the next morning, we walked to an apartment overlooking the street where the bulls ran each morning. So, I got to see from above what the actual run looked like. There were other guests in the apartment, who had been there before the previous morning. Today, they were running. Today, I was observing. After the run, some of the runners came back up, and we were able to discuss their experiences, and I picked up some tips.

That afternoon, Toby, and some of the guides took us on the walk of the entire run that had been held each morning. I got to view what it looked like from the street view.

The next morning, we were again escorted back to the apartment, and at 7:50am, I walked down the stairs from the apartment, and out unto the road.

The rocket sounded at 8:00, and a wall of runners started coming down from the direction of the bulls. I started running, whooping it up with the other runners. Soon the bulls were running past, and then they disappeared towards the bull arena. It is a fast experience.

What a rush. Toby and his team make all the arrangements, and we just have to show up to-participate and enjoy. It is a truly professional and well-coordinated endeavor. The entire experience exceeded my expectations. Thank you Toby and Kasey, Kelly, Thecla, LeRae, Fatima and Adrienne for making our trip to Pamplona one worthy of going into the record books.

Pete Rzeminski, travelled in 2018
Ashley Howerton

Once again Toby and his team absolutely delivered an unforgettable experience. This is the second time we have used this organization and they continue to impress. My friends and I had the pleasure of experiencing the Running of the Bulls festival with Bucket List Events this year and I would easily do it again.

The festival itself is such an amazing time, with the whole town constantly buzzing with high energy and good times. If anyone is thinking of going, please go-go as soon as you can, and when you do use Bucket List Events. They had access to some of the best viewing points of the bull runs and arranged the most fun activities in the evenings.

Besides the festival what made this trip an amazing time was the relentless attention to detail and service provided by Toby and his staff. They are all friendly and helpful and they make you feel like you're on vacation with old friends. They make themselves available day or night and they go above and beyond any expectations you might have. In addition to Toby- who is fantastic, we spent a lot of time with Casey, Kelly, and Techla. Words can't justify how much fun we had with these ladies, what a great crew. Fatima, Adrien, and LaRae are also so friendly and helpful to any and everything you need.

I could go on all day about what a great time with had with everyone, so if you have a chance to have a Bucket List Events experience-take it.

Thanks again Toby and the crew!

Ashley Howerton, travelled in 2018
Kristi Rae Landers Wright

The Pamplona Bucket List Event experience was fantastic from start to finish. Starting months before Toby sent information and guides to help you plan, prepare, and of the history of the San Fermin Festival.

The hotel in Pamplona was very comfortable and the away from the craziness going on in the Plaza. We were greeted immediately by friendly enthusiastic people. Our schedule was perfect allowing plenty of free time. The staff was awesome!!! They even found out where we could buy a replacement suitcase for our son as well as bringing him ice packs after he had a “run in” with a bull after his second run that week.

Even though we booked the midweek experience for Pamplona there were people who only had a day or two weaving in and out throughout the week. I was impressed with how Bucket List Event’s was able accommodate them and to give them a full experience.

Toby, you are awesome! We loved your humor and wealth of information, some even useful. :-p Thank you and Kasey, Kelly, Thecla, LeRae, Fatima and Adrienne for making our trip to Pamplona one worthy of going into the record books.

Kristi Rae Landers Wright, travelled in 2018


We may have already answered it on our FAQs page. If not, our dedicated event experts have been attending and bringing visitors to the San Fermin festival for years. There’s no question they cannot answer, so feel free to reach out.

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Pamplona Event Manager
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