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Running of the Bulls San Fermin 2018 by Luxury Train (Eastbound)

Embark on this once in a lifetime trip on board El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo, Spain’s most luxurious train, for San Fermin for a memorable trip of 10 Days 

Highlights : 

  • Only 14 rooms (28 guests in double occupancy) on this super luxury train
  • Watch Running of the Bulls TWICE from different locations. Once from the VIP Balcony and once from the Bullring
  • Option to watch a Bull Fight  (Entrance optional - you may choose not to watch and spend time in the town on your own)
  • Escorted group to ensure your safety
  • No Packing / Unpacking until you reach Pamplona
  • All Meals included, sight seeing included
  • Unmatched pre-planned experiences and free time for you to enjoy.
  • Suitable for most ages. Our last trip had guests from 12 year olds to 80 year olds.
  • Watch first hand and enjoy the experience that everyone talks about!
Watch the Running of the Bulls
Dining car on board the Gran Lujo


The train will depart from Santiago de Compostela on June 30th, 2018. This is the ONLY East Bound Departure

Cities Covered Santiago de Compostela ,  Viveiro

Saturday: June 30, 2018

Rendezvous at 12:00 am at hotel Parador de los Reyes Católicos in Santiago de Compostela. Following the reception, enjoy a city tour in this historical town, goal of devotees for over a thousand years, and admire its countless artistic jewels such as the Cathedral. After lunch, our luxury coach will take us to Ferrol, where El Transcantábrico is waiting for us. The crew will offer a welcome drink while the train takes us to the historic town of Viveiro. Enjoy a tour of its beautiful old town, have dinner.

Overnight in Viveiro.


Cities Covered Ribadeo ,  Luarca ,  Candas

Sunday: July 1, 2018

Just as every day, we begin the journey with a delicious buffet and a la carte breakfast. El Transcantábrico will take us to Ribadeo, a historical town located on the border between Galicia and Asturias. Our coach will take us along the coast to Las Catedrales Beach, one of the most spectacular beaches in the world. City sightseeing in Ribadeo and free time. Back on the train for lunch while El Transcantábrico glides in Asturian lands, reaching the town of Luarca, visiting this place known as the White Town of the Green Coast. We will return to the train, now travelling towards Candás.

Dinner and overnight in Candás.

Cities Covered Gijón ,  Oviedo

Monday: July 2, 2018

We begin the day discovering Avilés, an ancient city with a precious old town. Next is Gijón, a city that opens up to the Cantabrian Sea and is alive with cultural events. After lunch, trip to the region’s capital, Oviedo, the highlight of Asturian Romanesque art, featuring gems such as the basilica of San Julian de los Prados. City tour and free time before returning to the train. Onboard dinner while the train moves to Arriondas.

Overnight in Arriondas.


Cities Covered Llanes

Tuesday: July 3, 2018

Today we will visit the heart of the Principality of Asturias. Driving up to the beautiful Picos de Europa National Park, first stop will be at Lake Enol, followed by the Shrine of Covadonga, where our guide will tell us a bit about this sacred place’s stories and legends. After lunch, our train will border the famous river Sella where kayaks yearly compete on its famous International Descent. Arriving at Llanes, a charming fishing village on the east of Asturias, visit and enjoy free time in town.

Dinner and night in Llanes.


Cities Covered Potes

Wednesday: July 4, 2018

During breakfast our train will cross the border into Cantabria. Transfer from Unquera station by coach through the gorge of La Hermida until we reach the town of Potes. After visiting this charming village, enjoy a Spa circuit at La Hermida Spa. Return to the train after lunch and trip to Cabezón de la Sal. In the afternoon there will be free time and you may choose to visit the mansion of El Capricho in the town of Comillas, the impressive and colourful 19th century house designed by Antonio Gaudí.

Dinner and overnight in Cabezón de la Sal.


Cities Covered Santillana del Mar ,  Santander

Thursday: July 5, 2018

The day begins with a visit to the town of Santillana del Mar with its beautifully preserved medieval town. Next we will be taken on a tour of Altamira Neocave, the finest realistic example of Upper Palaeolithic cave art. After lunch, return to the train to continue our journey to Santander. City sightseeing tour of the elegant capital of Cantabria and free time. Those who wish may visit El Gran Casino after dinner (entrance included).

Overnight in Santander.

Cities Covered Bilbao ,  Pamplona

Friday: July 6, 2018

El Trancantábrico will take us to the dynamic city of Bilbao, that has managed to reinvent itself after the decline of its heavy industry. City tour including admission for the famous Guggenheim Museum, epitome of a new Bilbao. After lunch, enjoy free time before returning to the train.

Dinner and overnight in Villasana de Mena/Mercadillo.



Cities Covered Olite ,  Pamplona

Saturday: July 7, 2018

After early morning trip back to Bilbao on the train, we depart for Pamplona to enjoy the festivities of San Fermin.

First we make a cultural visit to the famous La Rioja region for wine tasting and lunch. After a traditional lunch and a few glasses of wine, we continue on to Pamplona. Here we will have a guided walking tour and orientation of the city. Our guide will give ideas and options for safe and enjoyable ways to experience the San Fermin festivities.

In the evening, guests will have the option to watch a bull fight in the famous bullring of Pamplona. For the guests not interested in the bull fight, our guides will recommend many other local activities to take part in during San Fermin. 

We will then transfer to the Olite Parador for a delicious group dinner and overnight.


  • Tour and lunch of winery in famous La Rioja region
  • Guided walking tour of Pamplona
  • Optional viewing of bullfight 
  • Group dinner in Olite
  • Overnight at historic Olite Parador

*** Upgrade available for guests wishing to stay overnight in Pamplona

Accommodations : PARADOR DE OLITE,Olite(Other) or similiar
Cities Covered Olite ,  Pamplona

July 8, 2018

After breakfast and an early morning transfer, we make our way to the bullring in Pamplona to experience the many bulls and the thrill-seeking runners entering the ring. 

The afternoon is free with arrangements made for lunch. In the evening the guests may choose to watch another bullfight (optional) at the bullring or spend the evening enjoying various activities in the city on their own

Dinner will be served at the cloister of the Pamplona Cathedral followed by a transfer to the Olite Parador for overnight.


  • Watch the Running of the Bulls from the bullring in Pamplona
  • Optional viewing of bullfight
  • Guided visit of Pamplona with local activities
  • Goodbye dinner at the cathedral in Pamplona
  • Overnight at historic Olite Parador

*** Upgrade available for guests wishing to stay overnight in Pamplona

Accommodations : PARADOR DE OLITE,Olite(Other) or similiar
Cities Covered Pamplona

July 9, 2018 

This morning we will watch a second running of the bulls from a low level balcony in the city center of Pamplona. 

After the bull run, we will leave the San Fermines celebrations behind and travel to San Sebastian where our tour will end following a guided walking tour of the charming Basque city. Guests will be free to eat lunch on their own and spend time at the beach or wandering the quaint streets of San Sebastian. 

Extension tours are available in San Sebastian as well as continued journeys to Barcelona or Madrid.


  • Watch Running of the Bulls from low level balcony in Pamplona historic city center
  • Transfer from Pamplona to San Sebastian by luxury coach
  • Guided walking tour of San Sebastian


Departure Dates and Rates

Jun 201830

All Rates in EUR per person including ALL taxes and surcharges. Your reservation will be processed in US$ at the exchange rate upon booking.
( Save up to 5% on the below rates. See Coupons / Special Offers )

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Luxury Suite
For departure June 30,2018 EUR 10,970 *10,422 with coupon EUR 7,580 *7,201 with coupon EUR 6,450 *6,128 with coupon
Luxury Suite Twin Beds
For departure June 30,2018 EUR 10,970 *10,422 with coupon EUR 7,580 *7,201 with coupon EUR 6,450 *6,128 with coupon

Your tour price includes:

  • Total Nine Night Tour 
  • Arrangement for watching Running of the Bulls during San Fermin as per scheduled itinerary (Running with the bulls for the guests is NOT allowed without waivers and proper training and is NOT part of the tour)
  • Hotel Accommodations and Ensuite accommodation on board El Transcantabrico luxury train while on train.
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Lunch and dinner for nine nights
  • Beverages, including wine, and coffee at meal times while on the train
  • Guided excursions in a luxury coach as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for museums, cathedrals, etc., as per the itinerary
  • On-board entertainment, including music and parties on the train as per schedule.
  • Taxes and fees not specified as "excluded"

Your tour price excludes:

  • Bullfight tickets as per scheduled itinerary
  • Domestic or international airfare
  • Travel insurance or visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature, such as laundry and souvenirs
  • Any additional hotel accommodations pre- or post-tour
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as "included"

Terms and Conditions

25% of total tour cost due at the time of booking
75% or balance no later than 125 days prior to tour departure date


Up to 125 days before departure: refund less 15% total official price.

Between 124 and 30 days : refund less 50% of the total price.

Less than 30 days or failure to turn up:  No refund, 100% of the total is payable.


Cancellations should be intimated by FAX to the corporate office in Princeton NJ.

The above times are based on Spain time. In order to provide enough time for processing cancellation, guests  need to add 3 business days to the above timeframes. An administration fees of 15% on any monies paid by the client will be charged prior to refund.  


We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit

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