Friday: Leave Salamanca in the early afternoon and travel by bus (or train) to Pamplona. The scenic trip will take us through diverse regions of Spain. Check in at the residence and change into your fiesta clothes. At 10:30 P.M. our guide will take us to the most spectacular fireworks display! After the fireworks, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the many open-air concerts, markets, and dining that remain open throughout the night. You may retire whenever you like, as your residence is located in the center of town.
Saturday: At 6:00 A.M. we will walk with our guide to the Plaza de Toros where we will safely view the most spectacular event of the Sanfermines: The Encierro or Running of the Bulls. After the encierro we will take a Don Vicente will take us on a guided tour of the historic center of Pamplona: visiting the Hemingway Monument, Calle Estafeta, Mercaderes, Cuesta de Santo Domingo , Iglesia de San Lorenzo…. At 11:00 am we will attend the Concurso Internacional de Recortadores, acrobatic competition. Saturday afternoon you will be free to explore, enjoy the music, rest or just enjoy the festive atmosphere of the city during the fiesta.
At 5:00 P.M. you may attend the bullfight if you have purchased a ticket or you can continue to enjoy festivities outside the Plaza de Toros. At 10:30 P.M. you will again witness the spectacular fireworks display. This night they will be even grander, as they escalate in magnitude each night of the 7-day fiesta. You will again participate in the grandiose musical and cultural events that last throughout the night. You can turn in whenever you like as your clean, comfortable bed awaits you in the residence.
At 6:00 A.M. you may choose to walk again with our guide to the Plaza de Toros where you will view the daily Encierro or Running of the Bulls, or perhaps you will elect to sleep in.
At 11:00 A.M. we will depart for Salamanca. We will arrive in Salamanca around 5:00 P.M. You will be dropped at one of the two stops where you joined the tour on Friday.
We will travel by bus or train dependent upon the number of people in our group.