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Pick up the car in Pamplona. Procedures and delivery of the car. Transfer on your own to the hotel in Pamplona. Accommodation and free time.

Day 2. PAMPLONA: Lekunberri

Breakfast and departure to meet Lekunberri. Since 1931 Hemingway did not visit Navarra. The San Fermín festivities attracted him so much that he needed to feel them again and see Navarra. Hemingway stayed this year in the town of Lekunberri, located in a natural setting of great beauty, it was the place that the American writer chose to rest, to disconnect from the hustle and bustle, to fill himself with peace. Return and free afternoon to visit the places that Hemingway frequented in Pamplona.

Day 3. PAMPLONA: Burguete, Aribe and Yesa Reservoir

Breakfast and departure to visit Burguete, Aribe and Yesa. A few days before, or a few days after, the Pamplona festivities in honor of San Fermín, Hemingway traveled with his wife and friends to enjoy a few days off in Burguete. The objective of his stay was to rest, enjoy the landscape, and walk to the Irati River to catch some trout.

We will continue our way to Aribe, where I used to walk from Burguete. The Irati River, together with the landscape that welcomes him, is the place that he chose to spend long hours of solitude, sitting near the shore, hoping that some trout would bite the hook of his rod.

We will return to Pamplona via Yesa. In 1959 it was the last time that Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) visited Navarra. It is this last year when the magazine "Life" wanted to dedicate a cover and a large space to the figure of Hemingway. For this they transferred a journalist and a photographer to Pamplona. And it was the writer himself who proposed that the fishing images obtained by photographer Julio Ubiña be captured on the shore of the Yesa reservoir. That is why today the image of the writer has been forever immortalized and linked to this environment thanks to that report. Return and free to visit the places that Hemingway frequented in Pamplona.

Day 4. PAMPLONA: Gernika and Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve

Breakfast and departure to Gernika, where we will see the life-size ceramic replica of Pablo Picasso's Guernica. Hemingway was very sensitive to the bombing of Gernika-Lumo in April 1937. Afterwards we will visit Bermeo, a place that Hemingway cites in his letters. Here is the photo of Hemingway having an ice cream in front of the Helados Pereira cart, which is still preserved as it was in 1959. We will leave Bermeo to move to Mundaka, the hometown of André Unzain, the Catholic priest immortalized by Ernest Hemingway as Don Black , to whom he wrote to Mundaka calling him "my spiritual manager", in a letter in which the writer spoke of the "famous barnacles".

Dish that we will taste at the Casino Restaurant, the place where Unzain suffered the heart attack that led to his grave shortly after. It was for the San Juan festivities, in 1955. In 1959, on a getaway from Bilbao "with some friends he had met in Cuba", Hemingway appeared in Mundaka, at the Casino, and a nephew of his "spiritual manager" accompanied him to visit the grave of his friend, before which he prayed. Return to Pamplona and free time.

Day 5. PAMPLONA: Vitoria and Bilbao

Breakfast and departure to visit Vitoria and Bilbao. Ernest Hemingway passed through the capital of Alava, at least once. Where he was dazzled by various dishes, one of game, which he was so fond of, which could be partridge in salmi or quail a la Vitoriana, depending on the season.

In 1959 Hemingway arrived in Bilbao on the edge of La Barata, the Lancia, driven by Mario Cassamassima, which he said was “the most elegant car in the city”. La Barata is portrayed in several photographs, in front of the Carlton, as are Hemingway himself and Lauren Bacall, with and without La Barata and always in front of the hotel. After leaving the suitcases at the Carlton, they went directly to the Vista Alegre bullring.

Life magazine had commissioned to write a report to update his Death in the Afternoon. In this same square, a bull wounded Dominguín so seriously that he even feared for his life. Hence, precisely the title of the report that ended up being the aforementioned book. That summer was not Hemingway's first in Bilbao. He had been there for the last time in 1933 and thus the city could be reflected in Death in the afternoon, the manual on fighting "made in Hemingway".

Near the Church of Santos Juanes is Barrenkale. There was the Casa Luciano restaurant, which Hemingway and other stars of the time, Ava Gardner or Antonio Ordoñez himself, frequented during those fifties of the opening of Spain to tourism. Traditional Basque cuisine, which Ernest Hemingway liked so much, as stated in the letter dated in Bilbao on August 29, 1958, by mistake, and written in the Hotel Carlton throughout the days that he spent that month in Bilbao.

The Fronton of Artxanda, and the game of Jai-Alai, were one of Ernest Hemingway's sporting passions. "Basque pelota," he told Cancha, referring to the modality called Jai-Alai, is the fastest and most violent sport I know. " Free time with the possibility of visiting the Guggenheim Museum. Return to Pamplona.

Day 6. PAMPLONA: San Sebastián, Hendaia and Baiona

Breakfast and departure to San Sebastián / Donostia, which was one of the writer's favorite places at that time in the early twentieth century, his authentic Belle Époque. It has been said that the city especially liked to rest, although it is not exactly like that. Hemingway, if he felt comfortable in a place, he wrote there. So The Sun Also Rises, known as Fiesta, his first novel, he finished writing in the capital of Gipuzkoa and in Hendaia. But the novel's relationship with the city and the places around it does not end there; in fact Donostia is the setting for the penultimate chapter of the novel ...

La Concha was undoubtedly one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite beaches. This is reflected in numerous photographs from the 1920s (1926 and 1927) that left him portrayed in a bathing suit with his second wife, Paulin Pfeiffer. Both used to also go to the fronton, as he declared to the Cancha magazine, published in Mexico City, in an interview with the pelotari Felix Areitio, and in which he claimed to have seen pelotaris such as Erdoza, El Fenómeno, or Atano, who gave him “ I had excited ”.

From his first return after the war in 1953, he continued to come to San Sebastián on several occasions. Here he was in 1959, which he recorded in the book The Dangerous Summer, The Dangerous Summer. That summer he stayed at the Maria Cristina and leaves us the priceless anecdote of his meeting with José de Arteche that led to the publication in Basque of The Old Man and the Sea (Agurea ta itsasoa, Itxaropena, Zarautz), for which he expressly resigned to their copyright.

One of the axes of Ernest Hemingway's trips and stays was the one that linked Donostia with Iruñea, another was the one that linked the Lapurdi coast, including Baiona, with the city. Hendaia was also the editorial place for Fiesta, as well as the posthumous The Garden of Eden. Return to Pamplona.

Day 7. PAMPLONA: Haro

Breakfast and departure to Haro. It would be one of the last stays of the writer in our country and his first stop was Logroño, where the right-handed Antonio Ordoñez participated in a fair held on the occasion of the Harvest Festival. During those days, Hemingway enjoyed unforgettable days of wine, bullfighting and partying in La Rioja with his friend Ordóñez. Return to Pamplona and free time.


Breakfast. Procedures for returning the car and end of the program.



VW Polo occupied by 2 pers: € 480 / pers

VW Touran occupied by 4 pers: € 510 / pers

VW Touran occupied by 3 people: € 540 / person

VW Touran occupied by 2 pers: € 660 / pers

Spto Hotels First 4 *: € 160 / pers

Spto Room Individual Htls 3 *: € 340 / pers

Individual room space Htls 4 *: € 470 / pers

Spto Seat Alhambra: 330 € / car / week

Spto Hotels High Season from July 1 to October 31:

In Tourist Hotels: € 60 / pers

In First Hotels: € 80 / pers

Rental Car VW Polo (Sptos prices approx):

Windows and tires Protection Insurance Spto: € 102 / rental

Spto Seguro Improved protection in case of theft: € 84 / rental

Personal Accident Protection Super Insurance Spto (PAI): € 120 / rental

Spto Seguro Super Personal Protection of Accidents and personal effects (SPAI): € 210 / rental

GPS Spto approximately and according to companies from € 18 to € 25 / day


- Rental car according to the chosen option.

- Hotels category 3 * or 4 * according to the chosen option.

- Accommodation in Double rooms.

- Regimen of accommodation and breakfast.

- Informative material about the trip.

- Telephone assistance 24 hours


- Partial exception for Theft THW (€ 670 franchise).

- Partial exception for CDW collision (€ 670 franchise)

- Unlimited mileage.


- Travel assistance and cancellation insurance.

- All personal expenses such as drinks, tips, laundry, phone calls, etc ...

- Any other expense not specified in the program and not mentioned as included.

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