A Portuguese Plantasy

Cascais, Portugal

May 19-26, 2023

A Portuguese Plantasy

Another year means another exciting adventure in Portugal! And this year we’re lucky enough to be joined by our good friend and author of the forthcoming Anything You Can Cook, I Can Cook Vegan, Richard Makin of School Night Vegan, as well as the incredibly talented and always charismatic Liz Miu

This year, we’re headed to beautiful Cascais, Portugal to embark on a week of delicious vegan food, lots of fun excursions and an endless supply of laughter and connections. We’ll once again be staying at Casa Vela Hotel which feels like our own little tropical paradise right in the centre of peaceful Cascais. 

Trip highlights include: a visit to Sintra to tour the historical Pena Palace, a traditional tile painting workshop, a Portuguese wine tasting (all vegan of course), cooking demos with BOTH School Night Vegan and Liz Miu, a city tour through Lisbon and lots of time to relax, connect and enjoy!

These are just a few of the highlights we’ll enjoy on this magical adventure through culture-rich Portugal and we can’t wait to meet you for yet another life-changing, fully vegan Plantasy experience in 2023

Join us for A Portuguese Plantasy 2023

Getaway Highlights

Friday, May 19th: 3:00pm check-in at Casa Vela Hotel followed by welcome drinks and dinner party.
Saturday, May 20th: 
Walking tour of Cascais with lunch, free time and family dinner at Casa Vela.
Sunday, May 21stSouth bank of Lisbon excursion with visit to Christ the King Statue, tile painting experience, wine tasting and dinner.
Monday, May 22nd: Family breakfast, lunch in Cascais, free time, cooking demo with School Night Vegan and family dinner.
Tuesday, May 23rd : Family breakfast, Sintra day trip with lunch, hike, visit to Pena Palace and stop at Cabo da Roca.
Wednesday, May 24th: Family breakfast, free time day, optional yoga class, second cooking demo with Liz Miu and family dinner.
Thursday, May 25th: Family breakfast, city tour of Lisbon, free time for shopping, cafes and gelato followed by closing dinner.
Friday, May 26th: Family breakfast followed by check out and goodbyes. 

Our ultimate goal with these activities is to bring groups of like-minded, empathetic people together to connect, learn, grow and be inspired.

Schedule details subject to change
All meals included except lunch on May 24th (free day) and during lunchtime in Lisbon

Event Participation Agreement

Our Beautiful Hotel

Casa Vela Hotel, Cascais

Our Packages

Flight is not included in the above prices.
Must be 21 years of age to participate.
To set up a special payment plan, 
email info@thegetawayco.com


Included in all packages:

    • 7 nights accommodation at a beautiful Portuguese Villa (Casa Vela Cascais)
    • 3 delicious plant-based meals per day (except lunch on Lisbon tour day and free time day)
    • 3 special excursions: Lisbon Day (city tour and special dinner), Sintra Day (hiking, lunch, Pena Palace tour) and South Bank Day (tile painting experience and wine tasting) 
    • 1 guided tour of beautiful Cascais 
    • Opening and closing parties
    • 1 cooking experience with School Night Vegan
    • 1 cooking experience with Liz Miu
    • 1 optional yoga class (no extra charge)
    • Airport transfers from Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport on first and last days of getaway
    • A whole week long holiday and cultural adventure completely organized for you so all you have to do is show up and enjoy! 
    • 1 local guide onsite to help with all of your needs
    • 1 unforgettable experience
    • 1 group of amazing new friends

Past photos from our time in Portugal!

For questions about the getaway or to book a call,
send a whatsapp message to

About Your Hosts

Amanda Persi


As a PR and event management expert, Amanda has over 15 years of experience working with everyone from Lady Gaga to Kendrick Lamar, to entrepreneurial groups, to corporate teams, and everyone in between! Having planned events and getaways in North America, Europe and Asia, she is both The Getaway Co’s founder and go-to inspiration captain!
Pasta La Vista Italy 2021


Richard Makin is School Night Vegan! “As a long-time foodie, I had developed some pretty good cooking skills, but turning vegan was a whole new challenge! I had to retrain myself to cook without animal products. It was a surprisingly rewarding learning curve! I’m now a food stylist, recipe developer and food editor specialising in animal-free dishes.” -RM

vegan chef in Bali, Indonesia

Liz miu

Liz Miu is a cook, baker and foodie from Sydney who showcases how delicious a plant-based life can be through her spunky videos on social media. She is the founder of Mylk and Bun, a vegan cinnamon scroll market stall, which is taking the Sydney vegan scene by storm! Liz loves connecting to her asian heritage through cooking and veganizing childhood favourites.

vegan model


As an official National Tour Guide in Portugal since 2001, as well as being vegan herself, there is no one better to have on The Getaway Co. team in Portugal than Catia! The author of a book about her adventures called, A Teia da Guia”, having the opportunity to learn about this beautiful country though her words and eyes is to truly begin to understand the soul of Portugal. 

A Portuguese Plantasy 2023