Creativity and Madness Portugal/Spain June 8-22, 2018

Creativity and Madness is Heading to Portugal and Spain!
June 8-22, 2018

While this conference is over a year away, river cruising is so popular that ships fill far in advance, especially for specialty groups like ours where most cabins feature balconies.

Our exciting conference begins in Lisbon, where we will renew old friendships and begin new ones over a Welcome Dinner and three-night stay at the 5-star Lapa Palace Hotel, highly-rated on TripAdvisor.

One of Europe’s hotspots, modern-day Lisbon is a gorgeous blend of colorful old quarters, lively squares and cafés, cobblestone streets, chic boutiques and galleries. The Conference activities include a city tour, morning presentations and an afternoon discussion period, and a special day outing at which we will explore the beauties of Sintra, Cabo da Roca (the westernmost point of Europe), and Cascais and/or Estoril.

The adventure moves on to a seven-day cruise of Portugal and Spain on the Douro River, past dramatic gorges, lush vineyards, and tranquil fishing villages aboard AmaWaterWays AmaVida. Included in our cruise are a variety of shipboard activities and land-based excursions along with meals. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder!

Following our cruise, we travel by coach to Spain, stopping at Valladolid for lunch and a visit to The Polychrome Sculpture Museum. The art is beautiful, unusual and unforgettable. We will continue on to San Sebastian, the beautiful heart of Basque Country, where we will stay at the 5-star Hotel Maria Christina. Our itinerary includes a fascinating day trip into the French Basque countryside, crossing the border into the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains for a visit to St-Jean-Pied-de-Port, starting point of a popular route of the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage.

A day outing takes us to Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum, one of the world’s most-visited museums, full of timeless masterpieces and contemporary artworks that provide fascinating insight into different art movements and the intriguing lives of the artists represented.

The exceptional conference ends on June 21, 2018 with a Farewell Dinner before our return home on June 22, 2018.

To obtain our limited number of cabins, advance booking was a necessity. Those who register before March 30, 2017 will receive a $250 per-person discount. A deposit of $200 per-person is required to hold a cabin. For more information or to register, please call our office at 800-348-8441 or email us at .

Thank you for your interest, this conference is very close to being sold out.

Please call the office 800-348-8441 to register subject to availability.

We look forward to welcoming you and sharing this 2018 exciting adventure!

Not included:

  • Air travel from U.S. to Lisbon, return from San San Sebastian, Port charges and travel insurance (which is highly recommended)
  • Passport and other document fees.

Contact Paul at The Travel Station for assistance with any or all of the above. Group air travel and trip insurance is considerably less expensive than individual purchase.
800-990-2282 or  

Please let us know if you are interested in presenting at this conference. Speakers receive a discount on the cost of the trip.

We reserve the right to make changes, as necessary.

Cost per person double occupancy is $6995
Single Supplement is $2495

Cancellation fees:

  • upon booking = $600 per person
  • up to 90 days prior = 25% of land costs
  • up to 60 days prior = 50%
  • from 59 days prior = 100%

We urge you to obtain travel insurance as we cannot make exceptions to these fees.