Total Immersion in San Fermin
Our Total Immersion is a fabulous package for any day in San Fermín and begins first thing in the morning with a balcony event with access to low - middle level locations with spectacular views of the Running of the Bulls, followed by a morning of fiesta for a gastro walking tour that takes you into the local Pamplona world and the hidden corners of this fabulous festival. Your afternoon is a choice of either a bullfight from a premium location, or if that is not up to your preference, you can opt for our VIP fireworks cocktail dinner with views to the citadel. Begin San Fermin right with our welcome gift - an NST white shirt, red bandana (pañuelo) and take-home souvenir.
Running of the bulls 06:30 - 08:30
Spectacular balconies: Low to middle levels
Chaperon to your balcony
Morning Gastro Tour 08:30 - 11:00 or Mid-morning Gastro Tour 11:30 - 13:30
Traditions & Music Promenade
Visit a Peña - a private gastronomic society
A traditional beverage
A pintxo + drink in the oldest bar in the city
A visit to San Fermin in the Chapel
Fireworks cocktail dinner party 21:30 - 01:30
Bird’s eye view terrace
Navarre Tapas and pintxos
Drinks and Cocktail
Dance the night away with DJ and dance
Bullfight 18:00 - 21:00
Self-guided Bullfight Tickets
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SAN FERMIN
The Fireworks Dinner Party
With panoramic views of the citadel below and dancing lights in the sky above, we offer a repast of superb wines and a vast assortment of the best of our Navarran tapas and pintxos, followed by desserts and cocktails. All this in a superb setting from where to watch the spectacular international fireworks competition. Enjoy the explosive colours above you as you sit on the roof terrace - a memorable evening under the stars.
The San Fermin International Fireworks Competition
This amazing exhibition, full of light and sound marks the start of the San Fermin night festivities. It is Pamplona’s most popular event of all. Hundreds of people watch in enjoyment as the colourful exhibition full´s up the sky, is the time to relax before the nightlife, the open-air dances and in the city's bars. This is the moment chosen by groups of friends to meet up after resting and to start their night out in San Fermin.
Every night the best firework experts put there total effort into offering the most sophisticated pyrotechnic effects yet created, forming figures such as garlands, palms, bouquets with shells of bright, bold colours, in compositions at all heights. The display last half an hour, with a magnificent grand finale. The marvelous show created by the firework experts, is not-to-be-missed event.
Fireworks in San Fermin fiestas have always been presented since 1595, when the fiesta program was much more humble than the present-day one, fireworks were included as one of the main attractions. From that year onwards, except on rare occasions, firework displays have been put on year after year. Now a day´s in the 21st century, the displays include many innovations such as digital technology to direct the shells. This event was declared to be an international contest since 2000, with a jury and prizes. As a result, the best pyrotechnic teams all over the world come to Pamplona to take part in the contest,creating some stunning displays and improving the quality of the exhibition much further.
The San Fermin Procession
This monumental parade is in honour of Saint Fermin and is held at 10:00 am on the 7th of July, where the marching procession of Saint Fermin leaves from the San Lorenzo church and is paraded through the city all the way to the Cathedral. The route is jam-packed with crowds who want to see the image of the saint and the entourage that accompany the figure; including public figures, like the mayor of the city, the official Pamplona Band the Pamplonesa, all the giants, kilikis and zaldikos, and much more.
Txistularis & Gaiteros
San Fermin is also about music and dance traditions. The Txistularis and Gaiteros are the traditional sounds of San Fermin. The Txistu is a wooden wind instrument that is a little longer than a recorder with a high-pitched tone, played in one hand while the other hand is playing a drum. The Giatero is another wooden wind instrument that is larger and played with two hands.