Social program

SUNDAY, 6 OCTOBER

San Sebastian

Duration: 8,5 h.

Maximum: 55 people

Price: 72€/person

GUIDED TOUR SAN SEBASTIAN

San Sebastian is the capital of Gipuzkoa, located in the coast of the Bay of Biscay and 20 km away from the French border. San Sebastian is the venue for the Zinemaldia International Film Festival and the city with more Michelin star restaurants per square metres in the world. San Sebastián, along with Wroclaw, Poland, was the European Capital of Culture in 2016.

San Sebastian’s beaches are one of the summer season’s main attractions. Each one with a personality on its own. La Concha beach, the best-known one, and Ondarreta beach, more visited by families, make up La Concha Bay. Zurriola, the youngest of the beaches and with the most pronounced surfing culture, and the small, out-of-the-way beach on Santa Clara island make up the complete list of beaches, all managed under an integrated Environmental Management System, and offering full amenities for the bather.

The walking tour will go down through the most important monuments of the city. The group will discover the famous La Concha Beach, Peine del Viento, the Cathedral and the Old Town of San Sebastian, where the group will taste different pintxos in a route.

SCHEDULE

9.00 – Depart from Euskalduna Palace (Bilbao) to San Sebastián (distance: 101km)
10.15 – Arrival at San Sebastián and panoramic visit

11.00 – Walking tour
13.30 – Pintxos tour
15.30 – Continue visiting the city
17.30 – Return to Euskalduna Palace (Bilbao)

TUESDAY, 8 OCTOBER

Bilbao

Duration: 2,5 h.

Maximum: 25 people

Price: 15€/person

GUIDED TOUR BILBAO (on foot)

Two and a half hour guided tour of the origins of Bilbao, its history and the new area of Abandoibarra, visiting the city’s most characteristic monuments.

SCHEDULE

10.00 – Depart from Euskalduna Palace, and walk along the river bank to the Old Town
During the walk the guide will explain the most emblematic buildings in the city (Guggenheim Museum City Council, Arriaga Theatre, El Arenal…). In the Old Town, the Plaza Nueva square and the Cathedral (outside) will be visited.

12.30 – Return to Euskalduna Palace by tram

WEDNESDAY, 9 OCTOBER

Bilbao-cycling

Duration: 3 h.

Maximum: 12 people

Price: 35€/person

GUIDED TOUR BILBAO (by bike)

Three hours guided bike tour of the origins of Bilbao, its history and the new area of Abandoibarra, visiting the city’s most characteristic monuments. This bike tour offers a premium visit of the city.

SCHEDULE

10.00 – Depart from Euskalduna Palace

10.15 – Transfer on foot to pick up the bikes
During this bike tour the group will visit emblematic buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum and the Euskalduna Palace, but they will also have time to discover the lesser known spots of the city which are very characteristic for ´el Botxo´.
The group will be cycling for most of the time on cycle paths or in areas away from traffic, ensuring a safe and secure tour. The local guides know the city perfectly well and they are happy to share their knowledge with them in a fun and relaxed way.

13.00 – Return to Euskalduna Palace by tram

Duration: 7,5 h.

Maximum: 55 people

Price: 53€/person

BASQUE COAST

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is a tiny island on the coast of Biscay. It is connected to the mainland by a man made bridge. Along with another small neighboring island, Aketze, they form a protected Biotope. Nowadays, Gaztelugatxe is famous for appearing in Game of Thrones tv series, being Dragonstone, the home of Daenerys Targaryen. IMPORTANT: The access to the inland is only and exclusively on foot through stairs (241 steps).

Mundaka is a pleasant, quiet seaside town in the province of Bizkaia, located in the Busturialdea-Urdaibai area. Mundaka has always been closely associated with the sea and open to the world. Located in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, an area of privileged natural surroundings, Mundaka proudly boasts about its left wave, as it is considered one of the best waves in Europe by the surfers. This famous left wave attracts many of them from around the globe who make the sea as colorful spectacle with their boards.

SCHEDULE

10.00 – Depart from Euskalduna Palace (Bilbao) to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (distance: 35km)
11.00 – Arrival at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and beginning of the tour
13.00 – End of the visit and transfer to Mundaka to have lunch
13.30 – Lunch in a typical restaurant
15.30 – Visit to Mundaka and Urdaibai
17.30 – Return to Euskalduna Palace (Bilbao)

THURSDAY, 10 OCTOBER

Marqués de Riscal winery

Duration: 7 h.

Maximum: 55 people

Price: 97€/person

GUIDED TOUR TO LAGUARDIA (RIOJA ALAVESA)

La Rioja Alavesa is a singular territory with one of the most rooted reliable and forceful wine traditions in Europe. Red and ochre give couleur to this land. Traditional wine cellars and wineries dreamt by great architects have been built in a singular landscape.

Laguardia is a walled town and an important vantage point in the past. The town is dotted with wineries and you can easily see this for yourself by visiting the basements of some of its hotels and restaurants. Wine has marked the life and the history of Laguardia, so you really must try some. There is no shortage of wineries to visit in the surrounding area, many of them boasting leading-edge architecture. Discover with us one of them and enjoy with the typical gastronomy.

SCHEDULE

9.00 – Depart from Euskalduna Palace (Bilbao) to Laguardia (distance: 111km)
10.30 – Arrival at Laguardia and visit of the town
12.30 – Visit to a winery + wine tasting
14.00 – Typical lunch
16.00 – Return to Euskalduna Palace (Bilbao)

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • This is an exclusive offer for the delegates participating in the World Congress ISWA 2019 celebrated in Bilbao.
  • All the tours are operated by ROMO Turismo Receptivo · Incoming Services (c.i.e.: 2217)
  • You can purchase your ticket through www.basquecountrydmc.com/iswa paying online by credit card
  • Full payment in advance is required.
  • Taxes are included in the price
  • To cancel your booking send an email to reservas@romotur.com
  • 20% penalty for cancellations after 20 September 2019.
  • No refund for cancellations after 72 hours before departure.
  • All tours will be conducted in English.
  • The meeting point will be the Tour Desk at the registration counter at the congress venue Euskalduna Conference Centre.
  • Don’t forget to take your booking confirmation with you.
  • All tours end at the congress venue, Euskalduna Conference Centre.
  • The organisers reserve the right to cancel the tours if the minimum number of participants is not reached. Registration fees for cancelled tours will be refunded.

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE
TECHNICAL SECRETARIAT

E-mail: secretariat@iswa2019.org
Telephone: +(00)34 94 662 01 78

Las Mercedes, 8-1ºA
Getxo – 48930
Bizkaia (Spain)