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Experience Pamplona
Pamplona, Spain . July 5-15, 2020
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.

Pricing

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 (35)

Shawna Lucas

Great knowledge of Pamplona, the runs, local hot spots! Super fun group with much experience running and managing tours - the apartment locations for San Fermin are EPIC.

Shawna Lucas, travelled in 2019
Julie Hirschfield

This is a must do festival. We could not have experienced what we did without bucket list...they are so knowledgeable and make the entire trip stress free. Definitely do the add on to San Sebastián ...that beach was amazing❤️❤️❤️

Julie Hirschfield, travelled in 2019
Florence Tyson

I randomly picked this group off the internet and hit the jackpot. They corresponded with me with details up to the date of our event. They were always available on the telephone for my questions. Very organized. A great way to see an event and let someone else handle the details. Wonderful, friendly staff. Will use this group again. Highly recommend!

Florence Tyson, travelled in 2019
Lucas Gibb

Had an amazing time! As a person who wanted to experience this very old tradition this company did everything I would have expected and much more. The staff’s energy and optimism throughout the several days I was in Pamplona was what made the trip so special. Thank you!!

Lucas Gibb, travelled in 2019
Darlene Brennand

Great time in Pamplona for the Running of the Bulls. Toby and team were very knowledgeable about the city and the festival. Having a local on the team was awesome. We will book with Bucket List again!

Darlene Brennand, travelled in 2019
Matthew Collins

This was my first experience with Bucket List Events and it was wonderful. The team was well organized and readily available. The apartments from which we were able to view the event were perfectly located with plenty of balcony viewing space.  I would recommend Bucket List Events and would participate in another one of their activities. I found the team to be reliable, trustworthy, and knowledgeable. Thanks Bucket List Events!

Matthew Collins, travelled in 2019
Leah Cumberbatch

Toby and his team are amazing! They ensured my husband and I had the best experience possible at the San Fermin festival this year. From the beginning we were happy with the excellent communication during planning and the thoughtful gifts and reminders provided. The team was so much fun and it always felt like a trip with friends. It is clear how passionate Toby and his team are about providing a comfortable experience for everyone. I can’t wait to book with BucketList events again and would recommend them to anyone looking for a great trip without the headache of planning.

Leah Cumberbatch, travelled in 2019
Tanya Hurst

We enjoyed the Running with the Bulls event in Spain. Toby and his team were very professional and organized. We laughed a lot and look forward to the next event that we will attend.

Tanya Hurst, travelled in 2019
Charles Bohanan

Bucket List events did a great job organizing groups for this year's running of the bulls. All of the trolls posting reviews on this page without having actually experienced the company are misplacing their complaints. The San Fermin Festival has been around for centuries. You may have a problem with the event, but don't take it out on Bucket List Events. BLE provided us with excellent information before and during the event. The hotel, the hosts for balcony viewing, the food, the drinks, the coordination for those who wanted to run -- all well organized. I am glad I took advantage of their services rather than trying to go on my own -- I would have never been as successful. They do a terrific job. I would not hesitate to experience another event with them.

Charles Bohanan, travelled in 2019
Jaime Jimenez

I have been to 67 countries and had many wonderful experiences. But Running With The Bulls was an experience of a lifetime that tops all in my book. It had excitement, adrenaline to the max, a touch of danger, lots of constant party and great cuisine from the Mediterranean. I encourage everyone to leave it to the experts to organize your trip. The Bucket List Events did just that.

Jaime Jimenez, travelled in 2019
Henry Valentine

What an awesome experience to Run with the Bulls. Having a professional team like Toby and his team at your disposal, took the stress and anxiety out and allow me to concentrate on having fun. Even the support leading up to the event, like the monthly updates and easy payment arrangement was great. If you plan to participate in any exciting event, look no further than Bucket List Events to organize it for you. Will recommend them to anybody.

Henry Valentine, travelled in 2019
Joyce Yates

We had an amazing time with Toby and team. They made the experience seamless and smooth. We did 4 days in Pamplona and 2 in San Sebastián. The hotels we stayed at were great! We were thankful to have the hotel in Pamplona away from the party scene. They made sure we had all the information we needed to participate in the bull run safely. The 2 days at San Sebastián were a nice way to end a great and exciting adventure. All the guides were very friendly and responsive. Highly recommend doing the tour versus going on your own. You will get way more out of it. It also takes the stress away from trying to figure out all the logistics. Thank you Toby and team!!

Joyce Yates, travelled in 2019
Jennifer Perry

Possible to give more than 5 ⭐️s???!! I can’t say enough great things about our experience with the Bucket List Events team and our time at the San Fermin festival. From the initial outreach to the warm goodbyes and personal messages thanking us within days of us leaving, every detail and task was well thought out as well as thoughtful. We will definitely be back with the help of Bucket List Events!

Jennifer Perry, travelled in 2019
Laura Nelson

Bucket List Events exceeded our expectations! We can't begin to explain what a great job they did with the Running of the Bulls. There is simply no way this experience would have been the same had we tried it on our own. Kudos to Toby, Rich, and the entire team. We truly LOVE every minute of it. We are looking forward to doing it again. Highly Highly recommend Bucket List Events!

Laura Nelson, travelled in 2019
Mark Shevick

Always wanted to experience the Running of the Bulls. Toby and his team did a fantastic job and were with us every step of the way to maximize the experience. The balcony locations to see the opening festivities (Chupinazo) as well as the balcony locations on Estafeta Street & Dead Man's Curve were incredible. I highly recommend Bucket List Events.

Mark Shevick, travelled in 2019
Helen Lopez

What an amazing experience! There were so many things to do and see at the Running of the Bulls. Bucket List Events was awesome and gave travelers so many options. THANK YOU! I would go again!

Helen Lopez, travelled in 2019
Isaiah Estrada

We went to running of the bulls last week and the team at Bucket List Events were very friendly, informative, helpful, and overall made the experience significantly better than we could have had trying to go all by ourselves. They delivered way more than I expected going into it all.

Hands down would easily recommend them for any event they’re offering assistance with. We’re excited to see what other places they can take us to give that top notch experience in another country.

Thanks again guys!

Isaiah Estrada, travelled in 2019
Spencer Kiernan

Exceeded my expectations. The staff were very helpful and organized. Everything was well planned to ensure we enjoyed the experience of a lifetime. Will not hesitate to recommend Bucket List Events to others and look forward to booking more experiences with them in the future.

Thanks again Toby and crew, really a top notch experience.

Spencer Kiernan, travelled in 2019
Michaela Fields

Bucket List Events made the the San Fermin Festival truly a bucket list experience!!! They put us in the BEST hotel. The breakfast and house keeping were amazing, and it is the same hotel the matadors stayed at. They also had some fantastic balconies available for us to view from. Not only from Estafeta street, but also Dead Man's Curve! The staff was always available to answer any and every question, and they were a blast to hangout with! They booked us great dinners and had great recommendations on other places to try. I would definitely recommend booking with Bucket List Events, they go above and beyond to meet every need. It was an amazing experience!

Michaela Fields, travelled in 2019
Timmy Lebaron

Bucket List Events was amazing and cannot oversell their effort and accommodations during the Running of the Bulls 2019. They absolutely lived up to their name. Toby, Katie, and staff were incredible and would def use them again!!! Absolute 🔥 of a group of people who def make the experience memorable beyond expectations!

Timmy Lebaron, travelled in 2019
Ashley Sutherland

They made our trip to Pamplona so easy and unforgettable!! They made sure everyone knew how to safely run with the bulls and keep the bulls safe as well. Highly recommend Bucket List Events!

Ashley Sutherland, travelled in 2019
Ryan Hensley

If you're in to having a good time, not worrying about any aspect of your trip, and making unbelievable memories, then your best bet is Bucket List Events! Running with the bulls was OUTSTANDING!!! Every member of the staff was amazing and extremely accommodating! I had a blast and would HIGHLY recommend Bucket List Events to anyone! Do yourself a favor and get with them for your next trip, you won't be disappointed!

Ryan Hensley, travelled in 2019
Brian Forsythe

We could not have been more impressed with Bucket List Events during the Running of the Bulls this past summer.  They were knowledgeable, accommodating, fun, and very inclusive. It was an unforgettable experience, with great memories and great people to share it with.

Brian Forsythe, travelled in 2019
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
Flois Aranas

I was very surprised at the quality of service that Toby and his group provided for my wife and I. Running with the Bulls with them was by far the best decision made in terms of planning the trip to Pamplona. I recommend and mention them when i retell my story of running with the bulls.

Flois Aranas, travelled in 2019

Questions?

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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We could not have been more impressed with Bucket List Events during the Running of the Bulls this past summer. Toby and his staff were exceptional. They were knowledgeable, accommodating, fun, and very inclusive. It was an unforgettable experience, with great memories and great people to share it with. I will look forward to checking more items off my Bucket List with this company!!

Brian Forsythe , 2019 Pamplona Client