Experience two of Europe’s most famous festivals in one big tour – the legendary Running of the Bulls in Pamplona & the BBK Live Music Festival in Bilbao. Don your red & whites (if you dare) & get amongst the centuries old Running of the Bulls Festival. After a couple days on the streets of Pamplona, get ready to party to the cool beats at Spain’s Bilbao BBK Live. With free shuttle services, a souvenir tee to take home & lots of inclusions, it’s a not-to-miss summer experience.
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Hola! Welcome to Pamplona! Get ready for the adrenalin pumping experience: the population of Pamplona explodes for this 9 day party, known as San Fermín, with around 350,000 travellers heading to this usually quiet town to experience a slice of the bull running action for themselves. On arrival your tent & airbed will be set up for you so you're ready to go (just don’t forget your sleeping bag!) Tonight gets the party started with our delicious dinner and sangria part!
Twin Share Tent Dinner
The action kicks off early this morning, so jump on our free shuttle for the short ride to Pamplona itself. Live it like a local & play a part in this 400 year old tradition, where bulls are let loose through the city streets. Don your red & white gear if you're game enough to get amongst it - or steer clear as a spectator - the vibes are just as exciting. After the run, your choice to spend longer in town or take one of our free shuttles back to the campsite & take advantage of the great facilities on offer. Relax with your mates as you chill by the pool with a drink, or head to the campsite bar for a couple of cocktails. The party vibe at the campsite is awesome, so let the good times roll!
Twin Share Tent Breakfast
- Free shuttle services from the campsite to Pamplona
- Dress up in traditional red and white and run like a local in the Running of the Bulls
- Watch the bulls run from the Plaza de Toros (bull ring)
- See Hemingway’s famous bar, Bar Txoko
This morning there is another chance to check out the bull run, before heading back to the campsite for breakfast. Then it's time to pack up and move onto the next exciting festival. Around midday, we arrive in Bilbao & make our way to our hostel accommodation. The hostel is not only conveniently located for walking to the festival, but also has easy access into the city centre, giving you the best of both worlds!
Later, we’ll get you kitted out with your festival wristband & head up to Kobetamendi Park, get stage-side & let the good times begin. Past headline acts have inlcluded the likes of Radiohead, Noah and the Whale, Kings of Leon, Green Day, Fatboy Slim, Editors, Biffy Clyro, Depeche Mode & many more! There will be loads to suit all tastes & this festival is going to rock! Thousands flock to Bilbao for the festival every year, and 2014 will be no exception. There's something for everyone, so get geared up for fun with fellow festival goers, great food & even better beats. Thousands flock to Bilbao for the festival every year, and 2013 will be no exception. There's something for everyone, so get geared up for fun with fellow festival goers, great food & even better beats.
For the next 2 days, wake up & start the day out right with breakfast, then work on your tan, explore Bilbao or just kick back and get ready for more good times. Don’t forget to ask your Contiki on-site team where the best places are to head to for some authentic & delicious Spanish cuisine & where the best places to party are.
You could also head to the Guggenheim Museum for a look at this architectural wonder or the Old Town to stroll the alleys and check out the cute little shops to pick up some souvenirs.
Over these 2 days, the festival will include many awesome live acts. Spend the final festival evening partying & dancing & get out amongst the action.
Hostel Breakfast, Breakfast
- Experience the awesome bands at Bilbao BBK Live - Spain’s famous music festival
Today, it's time to farewell Spain & the festival fun of Bilbao – so swapping email, Facebook & Twitter addresses is a must. If you’ve got some spare time before your flight, then get local & head to the lively Sunday market in Plaza Nueva – it’s a total haven for the bargain hunter & the perfect spot to pick up some treats & treasures.
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