Bulls & Beaches – 2020 Pamplona & San Sebastián Bundle

Amy and I had the best time in Pamplona and San Sebastián.  You and your group were very helpful whenever needed.  Y’all definitely made this a grand adventure of a lifetime.

– The Woods, Midland, Texas, 2018 Client

The 2 days at San Sebastián were a nice way to end a great and exciting adventure.

– The Yates, Buffalo, New York, 2019 Client

Bulls and Beaches

Located a mere 50 miles from Pamplona, we think that there is no better way to relax after some late nights and early mornings in Pamplona than the city that Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked as the 4th best in Europe. Our Bulls and Beaches program gives you the full Running of the Bulls experience before an incredible time in San Sebastian, complete with an incredible tapas tour that features some of the best food you will ever taste.

Maximize your time in Spain with the full Bucket List extravaganza in Pamplona AND San Sebastian.


PACKAGE DETAILS

Pamplona Portion

  • 3 Nights hotel stay at our Four Star property in Pamplona
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • One morning on one of our premier balconies
  • Walking tour of Running of the Bulls Course
  • Tapas Happy Hour
  • One night at the Bull Fights
  • Authentic Iruna Dinner
  • Traditional San Fermin red scarf and bandana
  • 2020 Running of the Bulls T-Shirt

 

 

San Sebastian Portion 

  • Luxury bus transfer from Pamplona to San Sebastian
  • Transfer from San Sebastian bus terminal to hotel (Mid Morning departure)
  • One night accommodation at a beachfront 4 Star Hotel
  • Afternoon for beach, shopping or hiking
  • Evening walking dinner tour with wine (6 stops) including some seen in Anthony Bourdain show

 

 

 

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, Conroe, Texas, 2019 Client

2020 Pricing

Pamplona Spain Running of the Bulls Chupinazo

Opening Dates – July 5th – July 9

3 Nights in Pamplona before 1 Night in San Sebastian

$2,595 USD per person, based on double occupancy

$3,395 USD per person, based on single occupancy


Middle Dates – July 8-12

3 Nights in Pamplona before 1 Night in San Sebastian

$2,195 USD per person, based on double occupancy

$2,895 USD per person, based on single occupancy


Closing Dates – July 12-16, 2019

3 Nights in Pamplona before 1 Night in San Sebastian

$1,995 USD per person, based on double occupancy

$2,595 USD per person, based on single occupancy


Frequently Asked Questions

If I booked this package, will I be missing out on anything in Pamplona?

Absolutely not! The San Sebastian portion is simply an add-on to the San Fermin experience!


Can I reserve additional nights in San Sebastian?

Of course, just let us know and we will take care of the additional nights at the hotel.


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What kind of food is served on the food tour?

Popular local items includes fresh prawns to line-caught baby squid to perfectly charred steak, the pintxo tasting tour features a range of traditional spots and chic, avant-garde bars. Come thirsty, too, as we’ll be pairing each pintxo with the perfect pour, from cider to local whites and reds.

Here is a blog post our staff wrote in Summer 2018 about their experience on the exact same tour, and here is a video from the incredible company we partner with for the tour.

 


“Do you register me to participate to Run with the Bulls?”
If it were required, we would gladly do that for you…but it is no necessary. In order to run with the bulls, you simply need to be in the streets by 7:45 AM. However, with this package, we will invite you to hang out in our headquarters on Estafeta instead of nervously standing in the streets with thousands of other runners.

San Sebastian and Running of the Bulls Package
“Why is the first half of the festival expensive than the second half?”
The most attended days of the San Fermin are the the opening ceremony (July 6) and the following few days. Hotel rooms are in high demand, so the local hotels price the rooms accordingly.

 “What do you recommend for planning my bull run?”
We highly recommend you watch the run at least once from a balcony before participating, as well as taking a tour of the course. Our staff knows all 826 meters of the course, and we are here to make sure your run is one that is not only the thrill of the lifetime, but a safe one! We’ll tell you everything we know beforehand, and then have a beer with you after you’re done!

“Will somebody be able to take pictures of me running?”
There are independent, professional photographers that take thousands of shot each morning and sell them online. There are some companies that offer an on-site professional photographer for a large fee. We do not claim to be professionals, but if you start the run around our balcony, give us a heads up at we’ll be sure to capture your special day free of charge.

“Does this package include bull fight tickets?”
Yes. If the bull fight does not interest you, we can substitute the ticket for something else.

San Sebastian and Running of the Bulls Package

Taken from the CNN episode

“Is San Sebastian the Basque town that was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown?”

Yes. In 2017, San Sebastian was featured on the show Parts Unknown with the late Anthony Bourdain. The popular host was completely blown away, and you can view his notes here.

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

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