8 days,Barcelona to Bilbao

Soak in the colour and spectacle of the San Fermin festival, savour the local food and wine, relax on gorgeous beaches, explore world-class museums and architecture

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Experience one of the world's most iconic and exciting festivals—Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls. Immortalized in literature by Ernest Hemingway, this explosive, passionate and occasionally gory festival is an important element of Spanish heritage. Witness all the mayhem from a coveted balcony with a view of the famous run. Encounter Basque culture and stunning coastal scenery before continuing on to Bilbao, home of the magnificent Guggenheim Museum. From vibrant Catalan nightlife in Barcelona to the regional wines and pintxos (tapas) in San Sebastián, feel the Spanish culture.

What's Included

  • Barcelona orientation walk. Pamplona orientation walk. Balcony view for the bull run course with expert local guide. San Fermin Festival activities. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 5 Breakfasts (Allow EUR240-315 for meals not included)
  • Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts).
  • Train, public bus, metro.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
Day 1 Barcelona

Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this vibrant city.

Day 2 Barcelona (1B)

Orientation walk of Barcelona, followed by free time to explore. Optional visits to Gaudí's masterpieces the Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà and Casa Batlló as well as Parc Güell or Montjuïc.

Day 3 Pamplona (1B)

Orientation tour of Pamplona, followed by a night on the town.

Day 4 Pamplona

View of the bull run course from a balcony accompanied by an expert local guide. Option to visit the local Encierro Museum, which details the history and tradition of the Running of the Bulls.

Days 5-6 San Sebastián (1B)

Option to watch another 'running' before taking a local bus to San Sebastián. Indulge in some pintxos, the traditional Basque way of eating.

Day 7 Bilbao (1B)

Optional tapas and wine bar evening walk. Option to visit the Guggenheim Museum.

Day 8 Bilbao (1B)

Depart at any time. We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this energetic city has to offer.

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