History Behind Running of the Bulls

(81 reviews)
Pamplona Spain, Pamplona, Spain
45 mins

About the tour

In 1923 Ernest Hemingway arrived to Pamplona during the San Fermin festivities. Ernest found inspiration to write his first novel "The Sun Also Rises" Mr. Hemingway is the person who made our town famous to the world, and specially the running of the bulls. Today we are going to walk on the streets of the run. We will learn the history behind it and we will also get some running tips (in case you are planning to run with the bulls) Disclaimer: bullfights are protected under the Spanish Constitution as part of the country's cultural heritage. The purpose of this tour is to share this cultural heritage. Running with bulls and bullfights involve treatment of animals you might not agree with. If you strongly disagree with this tradition, we advise you do not watch this tour. If you decide to watch the tour anyway, please be respectful of other people’s opinion as well as the guide.

Meet your local guide


Fran Glaria was born and raised in Pamplona,the city of the Running of the Bulls, part of the Basque country in northern Spain. His passions for history, art and food, led him to tour guiding.

Fran has been guiding since Jun 2001

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Pamplona with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Pamplona. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Caroline & Harry M.

27 February 2021

Again Fran did an excellent informative tour of the bull run, I think this would be a very exciting place to be when it happens in July Thank you Fran

Ali S.

27 February 2021

The tour with Fran was great! I enjoyed it alot and learned alot. Would definitely take another tour with Fran. Thanks!

Cindy K.

26 February 2021

Really enjoyed the tour and Fran’s sense of humour. Highly recommend.

Babs H.

26 February 2021

Interesting tour with Fran showing us where the bulls run and the history of it. Thankyou

Patricia M.

26 February 2021

Caught the colour of Pamplona. I began my Santiago journey there & this caught the life.

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