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From Pamplona or Logroño: Rioja Wineries Day Trip w/ Tasting

1. From Pamplona or Logroño: Rioja Wineries Day Trip w/ Tasting

The neighboring region of La Rioja is characterized by its millenary tradition in the production of wine, which some say comes from Roman times. In any case, it is known that at the end of the 19th century Bordeaux winemakers came to the area, identifying suitable characteristics in its terrain and climate, to begin an extensive production that has made the DO Rioja the most important in the country today in day. Take advantage of the opportunity offered by this tour to visit two medium-sized wineries in the area (we always try to stay away from crowded groups) and learn the secrets of winemaking. We will also visit the medieval village of Laguardia, on top of a hill, to enjoy a panoramic view of the great plain of vineyards. Approximate itinerary from Pamplona: 9:45 Pick up and departure from Pamplona 11:00 Visit to the first winery and wine tasting 1:00 Visit to the second winery and wine tasting 2:00 Arrival in Laguardia and light meal. 3:30 Departure from Laguardia 4:45 Drop off in Pamplona

Pamplona - Private Historic Walking Tour

2. Pamplona - Private Historic Walking Tour

Start the tour at the Bull Run Monument. The hyper-realistic artwork depicting a group of young men being pursued by the bulls is dedicated to the famous tradition of Bull Run which takes over the entire city each July. The statue of high artistic value captures the wild energy and excitement of the daring race in beautiful detail. Next, walk by Navarra Palace, the seat of government. One of its two façades overlooks the 25-meter-tall Monument to the Fueros, symbolizing History, Justice, Autonomy, Peace, and Work. This symbolic monument, with the powerful and solemn neo-classical palace in the background, is one of the most photographed sites in the city. Continue to stroll across the Castle Square. The large open space ringed by old, attractive buildings is the center of Pamplona's social life and the scene of important events. One interesting fact is that it was Ernest Hemingway’s favorite place where he based his famous novel ‘The Sun Also Rises’ when travelling to this city in 1923 Of all the highlights of the square, check out the photo-worthy Town Hall, which dominates a corner of the square and stands out for its intricate classical façade featuring intriguing statues on its top and entrance. Next, pass by the Dead Man’s Corner, one of the most dangerous sections of the bull runs as it curves so sharply that only veteran runners can handle it. Though as scary as it sounds, this corner is also full of lovely shops, eateries, and vibes! Just a stone’s away is the Navarrería Fountain in the cozy Navarrería square, the favorite gathering spot for tourists with an array of colorful buildings and charming bars. Strangely enough, there is a dangerous tradition of jumping from the fountain, which is discouraged. Go on to visit Pamplona Cathedral. The imposing cathedral is one of the most complete architectural complexes with three naves, several cloisters, chapels, bell towers, etc. designed in different styles. What’s more, the central nave houses the mausoleum of Charles III the Noble and his wife Doña Leonor. Proceed to enter through the Portal of France into the fairytale maze of the ancient city’s walls. This intact gate has been used since medieval times by pilgrims arriving in Pamplona on the Pilgirm’s Way of St. James. For a perfect end, head to the Ravelin of the Kings, which offers terrific views of the impressive ancient walls and the city from the height of many observing platforms.

San Sebastian & Basque Coast Tour From Pamplona

3. San Sebastian & Basque Coast Tour From Pamplona

La Concha Bay is one of the pearls of the Cantabric Sea that bathes the North of Spain, and is located in San Sebastián. Strolling along its iconic railing is a dream for many visitors, who take the opportunity to enter its Old Town and immerse themselves in the cradle of pintxos, miniature gastronomic wonders. Every restaurant is a temple of gastronomy here! Take the opportunity that this tour offers you to visit San Sebastián, have pintxos for lunch, and then get to know the small fishing villages like Getaria that surround the city where time seems to have stopped and traditions flourish in every corner.

Pamplona: Best of the City Private Tour

4. 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

Huesca: Family Rafting

5. Huesca: Family Rafting

We will be welcomed at the meeting point in “RíoEscuela” (= river school) headquarters in Murillo de Gállego in Huesca between the Basque Country and Catalonia in the Pyrenees and 3 hours from Barcelona. In the changing rooms we will put on our wetsuit and equipment. The rafting company's vans will take us to the start point of the river in less than 10 minutes. The guides will give us safety instructions and teach us how to paddle. With all the technical equipment adjusted, we will practice in the starting beautiful pool and we will begin to feel the vitality that the river offers us enjoying and having fun with the help of the guide. During the descent we will feel shared emotions running through our body. The river is of an intermediate level (class 3) and no previous experience is necessary. This company has given training courses to rafting guides in 15 countries and we are part of the International Rafting Federation GTE Committee. We know what we do and we do it with passion. Our goal is to make it an unforgettable activity for the participant, both for calm families and for the most adventurous people, repeating that our motto is “Fun with Safety”. We will contemplate the spectacular landscape that the Kingdom of the Mallos offers us with its conglomerate giants. We will observe signs of otters and beavers under the flight of large birds of prey. We will have the option of baths and we will demonstrate our ability to get on the raft without help. We will arrive at the river finish point where we will get wet into the company’s vans and in less than 5 minutes we will be in the changing rooms. At the exit we can have a drink on our large terraces with views of the “Mallos de Riglos” while we remember the good times of the rafting descent. For many rafting with Río Escuela is the best thing of their family holidays.

Bilbao Airport Transfers to Pamplona

6. Bilbao Airport Transfers to Pamplona

Welcome to Bookroad, where we redefine travel between Bilbao Airport and the enchanting city of Pamplona. Embrace a journey of unparalleled comfort and luxury with our exclusive private transfer service. Bid farewell to the hassles of conventional travel and step into a world where your comfort is paramount. Our fleet of high-end vehicles, equipped with the finest amenities, ensures a travel experience that transcends the ordinary. Driven by professional and seasoned chauffeurs, you can unwind and soak in the scenic beauty as we transport you safely and stylishly to your destination. Our bespoke service is tailored to meet your individual needs, whether you're traveling for business or leisure. We pride ourselves on punctuality, discretion, and an unmatched attention to detail. Recognizing the importance of flexibility in travel, we offer free cancellation and adaptability to itinerary changes, providing peace of mind in your travel plans. Booking with Bookroad is a breeze. A few simple clicks on our user-friendly platform secure your transfer, setting the stage for an extraordinary travel experience from Bilbao Airport to Pamplona or Pamplona to Bilbao. Why settle for the ordinary when you can travel in style and opulence? Book with Bookroad today and start your journey in the best possible way.

Night-Time Tour Legends and Mysteries of Pamplona

7. Night-Time Tour Legends and Mysteries of Pamplona

Let yourself be conquered by the Ghost Tour of Pamplona by night When night falls and the streets empty, being swept away by a mystery tour in Pamplona is a priceless experience. You can discover the darkest secrets of the area and explore its most mysterious corners, walking through alleys and squares to discover the chilling past of this beautiful city. You will listen to your guide as they tell you sinister events and the tragic end of the characters that once walked through those same streets, whose spirits are still thought to wander restlessly without peace. You will breathe in the essence of Pamplona by night Leaving behind the modern city and stepping off the tourist trail to return to a time when life outside the city walls was forbidden. Through our stories, your guide will help you to experience the city through the eyes of its ancient inhabitants. A walking tour of Pamplona by night that will take you back to another era: following a winding road through the ancient streets, palaces and squares, providing an intimate experience of the hidden city.

Rioja Winery & Traditional Lunch From Pamplona or Logroño

8. Rioja Winery & Traditional Lunch From Pamplona or Logroño

La Rioja exudes the flavor of wine on all four sides and visiting at least one winery during your stay in the region is practically an obligation. Depart from Pamplona or Logroño to discover the plains of vineyards that surround the city and enjoy a visit to a small-sized winery where you can learn the secrets of local-style wine production. A whole description of the whole wine making process will be detailed along the way. Afterwards, we will be served a traditional Rioja menu in the winery that, accompanied by wine, of course, will delight all the senses.

Bilbao Airport to the Basque Country: Private Transfers

9. 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 taxi. 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 Pamplona

Overall rating

4.9
(17 reviews)

This was an awesome tour and a wonderful day. Our local, well-informed, English-speaking guide took us to two smaller and more traditional wineries in the Rioja Alta sub-region and we had extensive wine tastings at each. He also took us to a very high overlook for photos. We had very informative conversations about wine and Spain on this small group tour (4 people) that continued for well over four hours. A fabulous lunch in the incredible medieval town of La Guardia was provided and it was a big spread of traditional Spanish dishes that we shared, along with multiple bottles of wine. We couldn’t finish it. This tour is highly recommended. We will definitely use this company again.

From start to finish this tour was amazing. Our guide Imanol was absolutely wonderful. A very informative, friendly and helpful young man. San Sebastian is a truly beautiful city. La Concha Beach and the Old Town was lovely. So enjoyed our Pintxos lunch with the local wines. Absolutely delicious. Our next stop was the quaint fishing village of Getaria. Just beautiful. We truly enjoyed seeing SAN Sebastian and Getaria. So glad we choose this tour. So worth it.

My husband and I were very satisfied with the excursion, Félix our guide took us to see San Sebastian beyond the itinerary. There is no doubt we would hire excursions with you again ☺️

Such a great day! The wineries were lovely. Our tour guide was fantastic and I had an amazing time overall.

Enjoyed from start to finish. Very informative and attentive.