PAMPLONA

PAMPLONA

Famous for the Running Of The Bulls held every July; this region boasts 16th century palaces, rich culture and a long history of decisive battles between kings who have ruled the region.


Plaza del Castillo

Cathedral de Santa María

Running of the Bulls

PAMPLONA
The tour starts in Castle Square in the city centre, and begins with an explanation of the Running of the Bulls and the history of the San Fermin festival, and then a visit to the Bullfighting Arena and a stroll down the famous Estafeta Street. It then ascends to the Cathedral, which is located at the highest part of the City. Constructed by order of the King of Navarra Charles III in the 15th century, the gothic Cathedral bears a magnificent 18th century neo-classical façade. You will have the chance to take in the view from atop the city walls, located just behind the Cathedral, at the Bastion of Redin.

It is from this hilltop that the history of Pamplona is described, from its Roman foundations in 75 B.C., to its period as the capital of the Kingdom of Navarra, and later its conquest by the Kingdom of Castille in 1512. At the French Gate, one of the original gates in the city walls and entrance to Pamplona on the Camino de Santiago, the route that leads travelers down the ancient pilgrimage trail to Santiago de Compostela.

Following the Pilgrims Street, the tour arrives at the Town Hall. The building has a baroque-style façade, constructed in 1756, and it is known throughout the world as the launch-site for the famous chupinazo or rocket which marks the beginning of the nine-day Festival of Saint Fermin. Nearby, a visit is made to the San Saturnino Church, a charming example of 13th century craftsmanship, with a grand baroque chapel dedicated to the Virgin of the Road, patron-saint of the city.

TOUR ELEMENTS
• Bus/Coach picks you up and drops you off in Biarritz.
• Biarritz to Pamplona travel time approx 55mins
• Tour guide meets your bus-coach on your arrival in Pamplona.
• Free-time after the Tour in Pamplona, before your return to Biarritz.

Highlights
• Hear the history of events that shaped the history of Pamplona.
• Learn the history of the Running of the Bulls and the San Fermin festival.
• See Pamplona’s most iconic sites, including the Cathedral and famous Town Hall.
• Get tips on the best things to see and do in the city during your stay.
• Enjoy some of the best views of Pamplona and surrounding countryside.

Description
Commence in the city centre and begin with an explanation of the Running of the Bulls and the history of San Fermin festival. Visit the Bullfighting Arena. Visit the Cathedral and view the city and surrounding country from atop the city walls at the Bastion of Redin. Learn the history of Pamplona. Visit the French Gate, the entrance to Pamplona on the Camino de Santiago. Visit the Town Hall built in 1756 and famous as the launch-site for the beginning of the nine-day Festival of Saint Fermin. Visit San Saturnino church.

Price includes
• Transport from Biarritz to Pamplona and return Pamplona to Biarritz.
• Guided walking tour of Pamplona and its history.
• Pick-up/drop-off in Biarritz.
• The services of a professional guide.

What’s Not Included?
• Food and drinks
• Tips (optional)
• All other extras

 Availability:
• Every day (excluding exceptional dates)
• Duration: All day in Pamplona
• Departure point: Biarritz
• Language: tour commentated in the English language
• Reserve/book your tour/group at babanglophonegroup@gmail.com

Cathedral de Santa María   |   Charles III is buried with his wife in the Cathedral Pamplona | top left to right Plaza del Castillo and the Walls of Pamplona

PRICING
• Guided tours groups are limited to minimum 2 and maximum 15 persons
• Bigger groups are split into smaller groups as required
• Each participant pays their respective share of the total, in advance.
• For example a single person may not book a 52 to 61 persons tour
• To reserve/book your tour/group contact babanglophonegroup@gmail.com

Full Day Excursion
• Private bus/coach – professional tour guide at destination.
• Bus/Coach picks you up/drops you off at your hotel
• Tour-guide meets you/your bus-coach in Pamplona.
• Tour includes an approx 2-3 hour Guided Walking-Tour of Pamplona and its history.
• Free time after to enjoy and visit Pamplona further
• Reserve/book your tour/group at babanglophonegroup@gmail.com

Other Full Day Excursions
Other groups prices sizes available are 1-7 persons, 26-32 persons, 33-51 persons, 52-61 persons. These and larger groups size prices available on request to babanglophonegroup@gmail.com

 

 

BOOKING
• Full booking terms and conditions are provided upon receipt of reservation enquiry.
• Advance/early booking is recommended due to limited availability and booking capacity.
• Restricted bookings on Sundays and certain Bank Holidays

TO RESERVE/BOOK
• Booking request must be made by email.
• Reserve/book your tour at babanglophonegroup@gmail.com.
• Booking deposit of 50% required to confirm any/each reservation
• Remaining 50% payment required 60 days prior to departure of Tour.
• Payment via PayPal, or by direct bank transfer in certain circumstances.
• In the event Operator cancels tour/liability is limited to refund of payment received.
• Operator will do its best to assist Customer with finding an alternative option.