Place: Abba Euskalduna Hotel (maps)
Event: Welcoming Reception
Description: As starting flag of the ARK 2022 Congress, a farewell reception will be held in the Abba Euskalduna Hotel. With some welcome refreshments some useful hints will be given to start next morning sessions.
Place: Arriaga Square (maps)
Event: Old Town walking tour
Description: Through las “7 Calles” of the so-called Casco Viejo de Bilbao (old town) we will walk in a guided tour that will reveal the secrets of the historic walls surrounded city.
Place: Plaza Nueva Square (maps)
Event: Typical Basque “pintxos” dinner
Description: In the popular “Plaza Nueva” in the Casco Viejo de Bilbao we will have the opportunity to taste typical “pintxos” based dinner.
Departure point: Bus stop in Luis Briñas street (maps)
Event: Basque cultural bus trip
Description: Starting with a visit to the Berroja winery (“txakoli” white wine) and passing through the “Assembly House of Bizkaia” to visit the Tree of Gernika (one of the best-known symbols of the Region). The visit will end with an exhibition of “pelota” traditional Basque sport accompanied by an evening catering.
Place: Sociedad Bilbaína (maps)
Event: Gala dinner
Description: Classified by the Basque Government as a Cultural Asset with the category of Monument since 2000, the headquarters of this society will be an excellent accommodation for the ARK 2022 Gala Dinner.
Departure point: Ramón de la Sota dock.
Event: “Sailing to sea” boat trip
Description: In a monohull boat of 15 meters with two decks, Sailing to sea, is a 120 minutes tour to visit the handing Bridge of Bizkaia and crossing the estuary of Bilbao.