SAN FERMÍN HEMINGWAY EXCLUSIVE
- Four star hotel accommodation
- Rejoneo bullfight tickets or Fireworks Cocktail Dinner Party
- Running of the Bulls Balcony Event
- Hemingway Route to the Basque Coast
- NST welcoming gift
6 to 8 July
3 nights / 4 days
(2 nights in Pamplona and 1 night in San Sebastian or
3 nights in Pamplona)
We design packages that stimulate your mind, open your eyes to diverse cultures, give you the opportunity to savour the rich gastronomy of the region, and take you to spellbinding places, with breathtaking landscapes as a backdrop. Our San Fermin Hemingway Exclusive is just such a package, offering an out-of-the-box San Fermin adventure with a Hemingway touch. This package features 3 nights’ accommodation, with the option of spending 1 of the 3 nights in San Sebastian. Experience the first days of San Fermin, with access to low to middle level locations to watch the running of the bulls. Watch a bullfight from premium locations, or if that is not up to your preference, you can opt for our VIP fireworks cocktail dinner with views of the citadel. Join us on an intrepid Hemingway-inspired adventure to the Basque Coast into the heart and soul of Basque culture. Sail the Basque Coast on a magnificent sailboat built in the 1920s and enjoy exquisite regional cuisine in the city known for its pintxos: San Sebastian. Fall in love with this noble city while you sample the exquisite pintxos and wine pairings and find out why Hemingway found this region so enchanting. Begin San Fermin right with our welcome gift – an NST white shirt, red bandana (pañuelo) and take-home souvenir.
The San Fermin Bullfights
The bullfight in San Fermin is unlike any spectacle you are likely to see elsewhere in the world. It is far from a traditional bullfight where the audience watches the drama with intense, almost silent attention. The bullfights during San Fermin are more lively and unique. San Fermín Taurine events are offered in packages or can be booked individually. Our guided event includes a taurine expert and gastronomy pack with traditional sandwiches and drinks on ice.
The bullfight on horse, or rejoneo, is on the 6th. The rejoneo bullfight is when the bullfighters are on horseback fighting bulls weighing over 500 kilos. The classic bullfight is from the 7th to the 14th. This is the typical bullfight with the torero on foot fighting a bull that weighs from 500 kilos to as much as 700 kilos.
Time Schedule: 18:00 – 21:00
- Guided or self-guided
- Bullfight tickets
The Hemingway Route to the Basque Coast
Travel with us to the northern corner of Spain where you can experience the heart and soul of Basque culture. Get ready for a day of folklore, green hills, and exquisite seafood. Our first Hemingway experience takes us to Sunbilla, a picturesque village located in the heart of the Cantabrian Valleys, northeast of Navarra, where there are many caserios (Basque houses) decorated with their family crests. The village also has a majestic 16th century stone bridge over the Bidasoa River. A train ride brings you to the top of Mount Larrun from where you can enjoy the gorgeous views while enjoying crisp, fresh air, as well as traditional wines. Retrace the steps of Hemingway through the Bay of Pasajes, one of the most charming, history-filled coastal towns northeast of San Sebastian, where you will visit the Victor Hugo house-museum. In Pasajes you will enjoy unforgettable seafood that would satisfy the palate of Hemingway. We are transported back to the 1920s on a sailboat to San Sebastian, sipping cava, sparkling Spanish wine, as you go. Then get ready to join the experts on the best pintxo and wine route in San Sebastian – a city that Hemingway found enchanting.
Running of the Bulls Balcony Event
Dangerous below, safe above, and you won’t miss any of the action. You are close enough to hear the clattering of the bulls’ hooves as they charge up the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. You are just meters away. Join us at one of our spectacular locations to share in the anticipation of the rocket blast, to sense the tension building, to feel the ground rumble… Experience the run with excitement and let this bucket-list-wish come true. These events always include breakfast and a guided chaperone from our meeting point to your balcony.
Time Schedule: 06:30 – 08:30
- Spectacular balcony views, low to middle levels
- Chaperon to your balcony
The Fireworks Cocktail 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 pintxos, followed by dessert and cocktails. All this in a superb setting from where to watch the spectacular international fireworks competition. Enjoy the exploding colours above you as you sit on the roof terrace – a memorable evening under the stars.
Time Schedule: 21:30 – 01:30
- Bird’s-eye view terrace
- Navarran pintxos
- Drinks and a cocktail
- Dance the night away with a DJ dance party
Time Schedule: 09:30 – 21:30/22:00
- Visit to Victor Hugo Museum
- Light seafood lunch in a beautiful Basque fishing port
- 2 / 3 hour sail boat trip to San Sebastian
- Gastronomic dinner in San Sebastian: 3 pintxosand 3 drinks
- Guide and transportation