Ernest Hemingway put Pamplona on the map by describing the famed running of the bulls. One can see the encierros (bull running) during the Fiesta de San Fermín, held each year in July. The non-stop party atmosphere is spiced up by fireworks, Basque flute concerts, and a variety of wine tasting or vineyards. Once a fortified city and the capital of the ancient kingdom of Navarre, Pamplona is more than a one-event town. One of Spain’s greenest cities and a former bastion of the Roman Empire, Pamplona is just as much worth a visit during the remaining fifty weeks of the year for its history and modern art museums, its open recreational spaces and its glorious religious monuments.
Focus your visit to Spain following the steps of the pilgrims on the Way to Santiago. Visit Madrid, Pamplona, Logrono, Burgos, Leon, Lugo and Santiago de Compostela (historically pilgrims would have made the long walk to Santiago de Compostela for religious reasons. It is an important symbol of Spanish and European society, based on it's cultural and historical significance to the pilgrimage route). Connect these destinations with a Rental Car. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.