Things to do in Pamplona

Our most recommended things to do in Pamplona

Pamplona: Guided Walking Tour

1. 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.

From Pamplona: Winery Tour with Tasting and Lunch

2. From Pamplona: Winery Tour with Tasting and Lunch

Spain is famous throughout the world for its high-quality wines. The cradle of these wines is the D.O. - qualified destination of origin - La Rioja. Enjoy a visit to a winery in this region. Have a relaxing walk through the vineyards and learn about the wine-making process starting from the grape harvest. Finish the experience with a wine tasting with an expert and a complete lunch with local products and the best wines. Come taste all the flavors of this ancestral land on a small group tour from Pamplona.

From San Sebastian: Pamplona & Olite Royal Palace Tour

3. 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 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 Pamplona: San Sebastián Day Trip with Lunch

5. 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.

Pamplona: Small Group Walking Tour

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

Pamplona: Best of the City Private Tour

8. Pamplona: Best of the City Private Tour

During the year, the tour includes the walk along the same way where runners do during the festival. You will be visiting the city's Castillo Square, the City Hall, the Ciudadella defensive walls and the historic places in the Old Quarter like San Saturnino Church, San Lorenzo church, the local market, Hemingway's places. Come to discover it and participate with the local Get a guided visit of the old town of Pamplona, the defensive citadel, so you learn about the history and traditions

From Pamplona: Añana Salt Valley & Vitoria Tour with Lunch

9. From Pamplona: Añana Salt Valley & Vitoria Tour with Lunch

Start with pickup from your hotel in the city of Pamplona and travel west to the Añana Salt Valley. Stop in the Alavese locality of Añana and discover one of the most spectacular and best-preserved cultural landscapes in Europe. Visit the former salt factory and learn about the production of "white gold" from the salt flats on a 90-minute guided visit with an expert local guide. Next, travel to the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque Autonomic Region. Enjoy a traditional Basque lunch in the city. After lunch, explore the medieval Old Town with your guide. Situated on the top of a hill overlooking the rest of the city, see notable landmarks including Santa Maria Cathedral, and the churches of San Miguel, San Vicente, and San Pedro. After about 2 hours in Vitoria, depart at 4:00 PM and return to Pamplona.

From Pamplona: Olite Royal Palace and Ujué Medieval Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Pamplona

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Our guide Iñaki helped us learn about the history of Pamplona and Navarra, as well as the idiosyncrasy of the Pamplonic people. He taught us how to live the San Fermines festival seen from the perspective of a runner of the running of the bulls. He also oriented us on the gastronomic and restaurant issue. Very instructive and educational, fun and entertaining. Recommended 100 per 100.

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.

Mikel is a magnificent guide who makes the visit very enjoyable, with very interesting historical content as well as contextualizing current events and offering a vision that allows you to travel back in time while walking peacefully.

Very interesting, it is ideal to get to know the history and places that you would not discover by yourself. Everything in general

Highly recommended, interesting and very good guide