Discovering the Running of the Bulls

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Join us to delve into the world famous event the Running of the Bulls. Learn about everything the San Fermin Festival has to offer and how to best explore Pamplona. At at the end of the webinar our Concierge Director, a native of Pamplona, will answer any questions you may have.

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Discovering the Running of the Bulls

  1. 1. CELEBRATE LIKE A KING WITH US, YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE FESTIVAL LIKE A LOCAL!!Tuesday, October 30, 12
  2. 2. INDEX ❖ WHO WE ARE? ❖ PAMPLONA AND SAN FERMÍN FESTIVAL ❖ OPTIONS TO CONSIDER ❖ PACKAGES ❖ OUR PACKAGES ❖ OUR HOTELS ❖ OUR TERRACES & BALCONIES ❖ BULLFIGHT TICKETS ❖ OTHER ITEMS TO COMPLEMENT YOUR TRIP ❖ HOW WE WORKTuesday, October 30, 12
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  4. 4. WHO WE ARE ❖ 2006 Company created by Mark Regouby. ❖ Company created to help people in Perú with the NGO Personal Philanthropy. ❖ 2010 Maitane join PamplonaBalconies.com ❖ We love Pamplona. Also always we worked at marketing, communications and planning events to travel agencies, so we are experts in that field, we know how work and we love our job. ❖ Most important for us is to offer to each one of our clients has an amazing and unique experience at the running of the bulls. ❖ Team is located around the world (USA, Hong Kong, Perú, Germany and Spain).Tuesday, October 30, 12
  5. 5. PERSONAL PHILANTHROPYTuesday, October 30, 12
  6. 6. PAMPLONATuesday, October 30, 12
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  8. 8. Pamplona ❖ Pamplona, capital of Navarra, ❖ Is located in the north of Spain ❖ Was founded in S. 74 aC by a Roman general named Pompeyo.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  9. 9. Pamplona ❖ This small city with 197.932 inhabitants, is known world wide for the Sanfermines, or the Running of the Bulls. A festival celebrated in honor of Saint Fermín and considered one of the best festivals in the world.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  10. 10. Pamplona ❖ This festival was started during the middle age, but it was Ernest Hemmingway who introduced the festival around the world in his book The Sun Also Rises.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  11. 11. Pamplona ❖ Thanks to him, each year Pamplona is ready to receive more than 1.000.000 peopleTuesday, October 30, 12
  12. 12. Pamplona ❖ Actually, the Running of the bulls takes place from July 6th at noon, to July 14th at midnight.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  13. 13. Pamplona ❖ Besides the Txupinazo and Pobre de mi, the principal event during the Running of the Bulls is the Encierro, where 6 bulls run along 849 meters to arrive from the corrales to the bullring of Pamplona. ❖ This event takes place every day from July 7th to 14th at 8:00 am. and normally takes 2-3 minutes.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  14. 14. Pamplona ❖ Other important events are: the Procesión de San Fermín, street concerts, bullfights, firework contest, giants and big heads parade...Tuesday, October 30, 12
  15. 15. OPTIONS TO CONSIDER ❖ Hotel reservations ❖ Private transfers ❖ Terraces ❖ Txupinazo ❖ Pobre de mi ❖ Fireworks ❖ Balconies ❖ Encierro ❖ Procesion ❖ Bullfight Tickets ❖ Restaurant reservations ❖ VIP Parties ❖ Private toursTuesday, October 30, 12
  16. 16. PACKAGESTuesday, October 30, 12
  17. 17. Choose your Package ❖ VIP Txupinazo Package: ❖ VIP Pobre de Mi Package: ❖ 2-3 Nights Hotel ❖ 2-3 Nights Hotel ❖ Private transfers to/from ❖ Private transfers to/from Pamplona Pamplona Airport or train Airport or train station station ❖ Welcome Tapas ❖ VIP Balcony spot for last Encierro ❖ VIP Txupinazo terrace ❖ Bullfight Tickets ❖ VIP Balcony spot for first Encierro ❖ VIP Terrace to watch ❖ Bullfight tickets Fireworks ❖ VIP Terrace to watch Fireworks ❖ VIP Pobre de Mi terraceTuesday, October 30, 12
  18. 18. Choose your Package ❖ VIP Express Package: ❖ Products a la cate: ❖ 2-3 Nights Hotel ❖ Hotel Rooms ❖ Private transfers to/from Pamplona ❖ Balcony Spots Encierro Airport or train station ❖ Bullfight Tickets ❖ VIP Balcony spot for the Encierro ❖ VIP Terrace to watch ❖ Bullfight tickets Fireworks ❖ VIP Terrace to watch Fireworks ❖ VIP Pobre de Mi terraceTuesday, October 30, 12
  19. 19. OUR HOTELSTuesday, October 30, 12
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  21. 21. Party HotelsTuesday, October 30, 12
  22. 22. Party Hotels ❖ Gran Hotel La Perla ❖ This 5 star hotel is the most luxurious in Pamplona. ❖ Here, Ernest Hemingway wrote his book The Sun Also Rises, during his stay in Pamplona. ❖ The only hotel in Pamplona with private balconies overlooking the Bull Run from your room. ❖ All rooms have sound proof windows which ensures than you can recover from a night of party.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  23. 23. Party Hotels ❖ Puerta del Camino ❖ Is a jewel among Pamplona’s hotels (4 star) ❖ Located centrally on the city walls ❖ Only 5 minutes walking from dead man’s corner ❖ The former monastery has thick walls and was renovated in 2009 so that all rooms are of modern standards.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  24. 24. Party Hotels ❖ Maisonnave ❖ 3 Star hotel ❖ Located 2 minutes walking from Town Hall and Santo domingo street. ❖ Had renovation last June 2012, so, the rooms are very new and comfortable. ❖ Establishment with a longstanding tradition in the city ❖ They celebrate free seminars with the bullfighters.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  25. 25. Relaxing HotelsTuesday, October 30, 12
  26. 26. Relaxing Hotels ❖ Alma Pamplona ❖ 5 star hotel, housed in a distinctive building ❖ Only 15-20 minutes walking from the Bullring. 5 minutes by car. ❖ Located in a privileged spot to discover Pamplona and enjoy an suburban setting which is surrounded by nature, thanks to the Arga river park. ❖ We offer free transfers to/from Pamplona city center.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  27. 27. Relaxing Hotels ❖ Castillo de Gorraiz Golf & Spa ❖ 4 Star hotel boutique ❖ Located 18 minutes driving from bullring of Pamplona. ❖ Combines the tranquility of this settings, with elegance and sophistication. ❖ Perfect to enjoy the Running of the Bulls and then relax. ❖ Has an 18 hole golf course and a nice Spa.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  28. 28. OUR TERRACESTuesday, October 30, 12
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  30. 30. Txupinazo ❖ Opening Ceremonies ❖ July 6th at noon (12:00) takes place the Txupinazo, when a Pamplona leader lights the rocket and thousands of Pañuelicos raised in the air. ❖ We have the only 2 penthouse terraces - with capacity to accommodate only 5o people. ❖ Located directly across from the Ayuntamiento on Plaza Consistorial, where the Town Hall is. ❖ VIP Party with pintxos (tapas), wine and champagne from 10:00 am to 1:00 pmTuesday, October 30, 12
  31. 31. Pobre de Mi ❖ Closing Ceremonies ❖ On July 14th at midnight, thousands gather in Plaza Consistorial to sing, dance and say goodbye to their days of revelry. ❖ From our VIP Terraces, you can get a bird’s eye views of this candle-lit event. ❖ VIP Party wine and champagne from 11:00 pm to 1:00 amTuesday, October 30, 12
  32. 32. OUR BALCONIESTuesday, October 30, 12
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  35. 35. Encierro Balconies ❖ Our Balconies: ❖ From 7:00 to 8:30 am ❖ Our staff will be with you ❖ Children until 5 years old free ❖ Balconies along all bull run route ❖ More than 10 different balconies to choose fromTuesday, October 30, 12
  36. 36. Encierro Balconies ❖ Santo Domingo: ❖ The first and one of the most dangerous stretches of the Encierro. There is no place for shelter. ❖ The most experimented runners start here. ❖ Bulls are very fast here ❖ In this part is the statue of San Fermín, and the runners sing a prayer to the saint just before the run begins. ❖ Here we have Santo Domingo 25, level 1 and Santo Domingo 29, level 2.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  37. 37. Encierro Balconies ❖ Mercaderes Street: ❖ Is one of the most dangerous and popular parts of the bulls route. ❖ Here is Dead man’s corner (Curva de Mercaderes) ❖ Here is the the first police line ❖ We have Calceteros 7, level 1 and Mercaderes 13, level 2 and others.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  38. 38. Encierro Balconies ❖ Estafeta Street: ❖ The most dangerous thing is that bulls are separated from the group on the curve. ❖ The longest part of the bulls route, from dead man’s corner to Telefonica. ❖ Bulls start to be tired, so are more slow, but more dangerous. ❖ Here we have: Estafeta 2, level 2, Estafeta 61, level 2, and others.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  39. 39. BULLFIGHTSTuesday, October 30, 12
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  41. 41. Bullfights ❖ Days and Fights: ❖ Novillada - July 5th at 8:00 pm - Bulls are smaller and the fighters are not professional fighters yet. ❖ Rejones - July 6th at 6:30 pm - Where the matador mounted on a horse. ❖ Regular Fight - July 7-14th at 6:30 pm - Traditional fights.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  42. 42. Bullfights ❖ Sides: ❖ Sun: More rambunctious side, with people who are more interested in a wild party than the fight. ❖ Shade: Occupied by a more sophisticated audience who pay great attention to the Fight.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  43. 43. Bullfights ❖ Sections: ❖ Andanada: Seats located at the top of the bullring.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  44. 44. Bullfights ❖ Sections: ❖ Grada and tendido: Limited availability tickets. Lower level near the arena.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  45. 45. Bullfights ❖ Sections: ❖ Barrera and contrabarrera: Best and very limited tickets. ❖ First rows of tendido.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  46. 46. OTHER ITEMSTuesday, October 30, 12
  47. 47. Procesión ❖ Procesion: ❖ July 7th from 10:00 am on. ❖ To know our traditions and culture.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  48. 48. Restaurant Reservations ❖ La Trastienda del Colmado ❖ Unique atmosphere in the warehouse of a former grocery. ❖ Meal suggestions based traditional and innovative dishes. ❖ Great wine selection.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  49. 49. Restaurant Reservations ❖ La Capilla ❖ Puerta del Camino restaurant. ❖ A former convent chapel restored as a restaurant. ❖ Traditions and sophisticated cuisine.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  50. 50. Restaurant Reservations ❖ Sidrería Auzmendi ❖ Amazing Vasco Navarre menu ❖ You can drink unlimited cider directly from the big barrels. ❖ Located 15 minutes walking from Estafeta Street. ❖ Perfect for groups.Tuesday, October 30, 12
  51. 51. Restaurant Reservations ❖ Pintxos (Tapas) ❖ Best time to eat pintxos at bars is during the lunch time or on July 5th ❖ Best places to eat pintxos: ❖ La Mandarra, La olla, El Gautxo, Otano, Baserri, RochTuesday, October 30, 12
  52. 52. VIP Fireworks Terrace ❖ VIP Terrace ❖ Best place to watch fireworks ❖ Wait drinking wine and champagne ❖ Just in front of the CitadelTuesday, October 30, 12
  53. 53. Private Tours ❖ La Rioja ❖ one of the Spains most famous producers of wine ❖ Wine cellar visit and wine tasting in a typical wine cellar ❖ Visit in the medieval style streets of La Guardia. ❖ Views of "Marques del Riscal" Wine cellar/Hotel (it is designed by Frank GehryTuesday, October 30, 12
  54. 54. Private Tours ❖ San Sebastian ❖ Is the world capital of Pintxo (tapas) and one of the most renowned gastronomic regions in Europe. ❖ Is considered the most beautiful city in Spain. ❖ Hondarribia, its medieval old part, is one of the few fortified towns in the Basque CountryTuesday, October 30, 12
  55. 55. Private Tours ❖ Bilbao ❖ The most cosmopolitan Basque city ❖ Guggenheim museum designed by Frank O. Gehry ❖ San Juan Gaztelugatxe Island, island with a hitoric hermitahe sitting on top. ❖ Gernika, hometown of the liberty symbol of the BasquesTuesday, October 30, 12
  56. 56. HOW WE WORK? ❖ HELP TO DECIDE THE BEST OPTION FOR YOU ❖ SEND YOU A PROPOSAL ❖ ACCEPT PROPOSAL AND SEND YOU INVOICE ❖ AFTER PAYMENT SEND YOU EVOUCHER ❖ FEEL FREE TO ASK US QUESTIONS TO PLAN YOUR TRIPTuesday, October 30, 12
  57. 57. PamplonaBalconies.com Do good & have fun during Running of the BullsTuesday, October 30, 12

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