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Carcastillo : Jeep Tour of the Bardenas Reales National Park

1. Carcastillo : Jeep Tour of the Bardenas Reales National Park

Travel on a 4x4 through the Natural Park Bardenas Reales. The Natural Park Bardenas Reales was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and is home to a range of flora and fauna. During your tour, see the unique environment up close. There will be different stopping points during the tour for you to enjoy a short walk in the area. Along the way, you’ll learn about the park’s flora and fauna as well as the park’s geological history. Learn about how humans use this arid landscape, including its use as a backdrop for movies and music videos.

Pamplona: Guided Walking Tour

2. Pamplona: Guided Walking Tour

Stroll through Pamplona´s Old Quarter with your guide and learn about the fascinating history of the city. Discover more about the significance of the city during the Medieval period, when the town grew in importance as a stopping point for pilgrims on the Camino De Santiago. Stop outside Saint Mary´s Cathedral and admire the views from Baluarte del Redín, a spectacular bastion of the Renaissance-era city walls. Visit the City Hall Square, where every year on July 6, thousands of people gather to celebrate the Chupinazo Opening Ceremony of the famous San Fermín Festival. Finally, walk along part of the route of the famous "Running of the Bulls" tradition along Calle Estafeta. This takes place as part of the San Fermín Festival and is known worldwide. Throughout the tour, gain local insights into the best places for tapas and drinks as you explore the city.

Pamplona: Small Group Walking Tour

3. Pamplona: Small Group Walking Tour

Take a stroll through the history of Pamplona on this walking tour. See the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the city walls, and more. Discover the secrets of Pamplona's Old Town while wandering its cobbled alleyways. Take a step back in time at the Cathedral of Santa Maria and the old city walls. Explore the route taken by the yearly running of the bulls from Town Hall Square through Estafeta Street and on to the bullfighting arena. Check out the statue of famous author Ernest Hemingway nearby.

From Bilbao: Olite Palace and Pamplona Guided Tour

4. From Bilbao: Olite Palace and Pamplona Guided Tour

Feel like you're stepping back in time as you take in the medieval vibe of Olite Castle. Wander narrow old streets and immerse yourself in the history of Navarre on this exciting guided tour. The modern world will melt away as you tour Olite Castle and its village. Take a deep dive into local history while enjoying scenic views of the local vineyards from the palace walls. Enjoy a lunch of local food and wine before heading off for Pamplona; famous for its running of the bulls. Chart the path of the bull-run as you wander the quaint old town and check out the medieval city walls.

From San Sebastian: Pamplona & Olite Royal Palace Tour

5. From San Sebastian: Pamplona & Olite Royal Palace Tour

Your tour begins with pickup at your hotel in San Sebastian. After a short 1.5-hour drive, you will arrive at the Royal Palace of Olite, where you will have 2 hours to explore this fascinating site. Following the castle visit, you will head to Pamplona where you will first sit down for a 2-course meal for lunch. Following this, you will begin sightseeing to some of the most famous spots of the city, including the running of the bulls path (where the world wide famous San Fermin festivities take place, the city hall square and the cathedral. After a day full of activities, your tour will return back to San Sebastian where you will be dropped off at your hotel or any other spot of your convenience.

From Pamplona: San Sebastián Day Trip with Lunch

6. From Pamplona: San Sebastián Day Trip with Lunch

Begin your journey of Spain's Basque country with a hotel pickup in Pamplona, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to San Sebastián, one of the most charming cities in Europe well-known for its delicious tapas, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour through its small winding streets. Look up to admire the lovely balconies adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent architecture of the main cathedral. Stop and taste traditional"pintxos", or bitesized local tapas, as you wind your way through the city's streets. Next, head to nearby local fishing villages of Getaria and Orio along the Basque coast to get a true feel of local fisherman culture before being driven back to Pamplona.

From Pamplona: Olite Royal Palace and Ujué Medieval Tour

7. From Pamplona: Olite Royal Palace and Ujué Medieval Tour

Begin your journey of medieval heritage with a pickup from your hotel in Pamplona, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to the Royal Palace of Olite, the palace of the King of Navarre, declared a national monument in 1925, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Look up to admire the impressive thick walls and tall towers of the medieval palace where kings and princesses once lived. Afterwards, take your time to walk through the rustic village of Olite, and discover its famous Roman walled area. Next, head to the hilltop medieval town of Ujué, famous for its narrow and steep streets built in the Middle Ages. Admire its splendid squares, churches, and magnificent towers with the striking Pyrenees mountain range in the backdrop.

Navarre: Olive Oil Mill and Wine Cellar Tour with Lunch

8. Navarre: Olive Oil Mill and Wine Cellar Tour with Lunch

Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in San Sebastian in the morning. First, stop at an olive oil mill where you will learn everything about olive oil production from harvest to extraction. End the experience with the opportunity to taste different oils. After this, head into Tudela, a beautiful town with a medieval quarter. Enjoy some local tapas and drinks while you go sightseeing. Visit a wine cellar, where you will learn all the secrets of winemaking and how to identify different flavors and types of wine. By the end of the day, you will have expanded your knowledge of these two Spanish staple foods and the local culture. Return to San Sebastian where you will be dropped off back at your hotel or accommodation.

Pamplona and Olite: Small-Group Tour with Lunch from Logroño

9. Pamplona and Olite: Small-Group Tour with Lunch from Logroño

Olite Castle boasts a special, medieval flavor, and promises to be a unique experience for even the most seasoned travelers. Wander through the narrow streets of the medieval village and you're sure to feel all the centuries that have passed at this location. Take a guided tour of the castle and immerse yourself in Navarra's history. Marvel at spectacular views over the vineyards from the castle. Following the visit to Olite, settle down for a lunch of local food and wine with your guide and group.  In the afternoon, take time to discover Pamplona and its quaint Old Town and dramatic city walls, as well as all the spots where the action occurs during the San Fermin festivities, including the running of the bulls through the streets, the City Hall where the chupinazo (kick off of the festivities) takes place, and much more.

Bilbao Airport to the Basque Country: Private Transfers

10. Bilbao Airport to the Basque Country: Private Transfers

Arriving at an airport can be a stressful experience. You have to deal with customs, immigration and baggage claim. Then there is the scramble to find a cab. Take the stress out of this last stop in Bilbao, and book a private, pre-arranged transfer directly to your hotel. Travel by luxury vehicle, including new Mercedes E Class sedans, or Mercedes Viano minivans. Let your driver take the strain as they negotiate the busy streets of Bilbao, letting you sit back and relax. Journey times to the city takes approximately 20 minutes, traveling south through lush Basque Country landscape and farmlands. Enjoy the view as you experience professional door-to-door service, whether at the start or end of your vacation or business trip. Choose between different private transfers: Bilbao, Vitoria, La Rioja, Pamplona and San Sebastian (also known as Donostia).

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What people are saying about Navarre

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 14 reviews

I really liked the visit to Pamplona. The guide did very well and entertaining. We also had a problem arriving on time and the representatives from Pamplona had excellent attention with us so that we could join the group. Thank you very much.

We enjoyed a fantastic tour with Susanna and can highly recommend to book and learn more about this beautiful city!

Good advice from the guide with a route that goes off the tourist trail and advice on visits around Las Bardenas

The guide very prepared and knowledgeable about the subject.

Nice city, great histiry and the guider was awesome