Social Program

SOCIAL PROGRAM FOR ACCOMPANYING PERSONS

The sea looms large in the Basque landscape and history. Discover Bizkaia Bridge and the Urdaibai biosphere reserve with two tours programmed for accompanying persons at Bilbao 2018. If you are interested in any of them, please, send an email to inscripciones@ercisacongresos.com to request a place for you.

The registration to the tours is permanently open but, please, we ask you to sign up before August 10 to make a minimum of 10 persons group for each tour. Throughout the month of August we will inform you about if finally the tours go ahead.

HANGING BRIDGE + OLD PORT WALKING TOUR

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th
HALF DAY TOUR. 9.00am-1.00pm
Meeting point: Iberdrola Tower, Bilbao
Price: € 50 per person
Group: 10 people minimum

The Tour begins at the historic Bizkaia Bridge, popularly known as a “hanging bridge”, and that they say it keeps very similar to the Tower Eiffel. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in July 2006.

It is an iron structure that connects the Municipality of Getxo with Portugalete, saving the River Nervión. It was built by Albert Palace, and completed in July 1893. It is more than a century old. It operates 24 hours carrying passengers and vehicles in its gondola. Since the pedestrian bridge, 50 meters high, you can enjoy a splendid view of the bay.

The tour continues walking around Dock of Las Arenas, to contemplate buildings of great beauty, some of them in ashlars and some influence of English architecture.

The visit crosses the modern leisure harbor, full with restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas and shops, to arrive at the walkway of the Ereaga Beach, to the picturesque Old Port of Algorta, with its old structure of narrow streets.

Includes:

  • Private guide for 4 hours
  • Private bus
  • Entrance to Hanging Bridge
puente colgante Portugalete puente Bizkaia
Puerto viejo Algorta

 

URDAIBAI NATURAL RESERVE OF THE BIOSPHERE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th
FULL DAY TOUR. 9.00am-5.00pm
Meeting point: Iberdrola Tower, Bilbao
Price: € 80 per person
Group: 10 people minimum

Leave from Bilbao and head to the Biscayan coast. You will enjoy the panoramic views of the coastal towns such as Bermeo, a town with strongly settled sailor tradition; Mundaka, located in the river mouth of the Mundaka river and famous because of its surf championships, and finally Gernika.

You will visit a Txakoli winery, where after learning the techniques to elaborate this wine you will enjoy a tasting.

Before returning to Bilbao, you will visit the “Casa de Juntas” of Gernika. The heart of the monument is the “Gernika Tree”, where the meetings of the Dominion of Biscay were organized. The current building is a good neoclassical example built by Antonio Echevarría. The building combines the functions of the Church and the parliament. For that reason, a circular area was built where in each side the seats for the members of the parliament are located and in the heading, you can find an altar where the president desk is located.

Includes:

  • Private bus
  • 8h guide services
  • Lunch
Gaztelugatxe
Urdaibai

 

PAYMENT DETAILS

Please, enter in your registration profile and select the tour before August 10. Then, choose the payment method between VISA or wire transfer.

Bank details: KUTXABANK S.A
ACCOUNT HOLDER: UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAÍS VASCO-EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA – Departamento de Química Física
IBAN: ES52 2095 0292 98 3239000281
BIC/ SWIFT: BASKES2BXXX
Do not forget to indicate the conference identifier 25HRMS + NAME + SURNAME + TOUR (Bridge / Urdaibai) when making the wire transfer. Registration will be completed when we receive the payment receipt at inscripciones@ercisacongresos.com