Around the Dinner Table

Cascais, Portugal

October 1st - 8th, 2022

Around the Dinner Table

On our trips, we have a few main goals: connecting amazing groups of like-minded people, eating an endless amount of delicious (local) vegan food, staying at beautiful local properties like Casa Vela Hotel, and diving into the vibrant culture of the locations that we visit.

In 2022, we could think of no one better to partner with to help create a warm, family atmosphere than the lovely and talented mother daughter duo Crowded Kitchen.

Beth and Lexi will both be joining us for a full week in Cascais, where they will not only participate in our fantastic activities, they will also be hosting two exciting cooking demos throughout the week! 

Beautiful sunsets, a city trip to Lisbon, traditional Portuguese tile-painting, a wine-tasting, a hike through the village of Sintra and mouth-watering vegan Pastel de Nata!

These are just a few of the highlights we’ll enjoy on this magical adventure through culture-rich Portugal, which will ultimately bring us together Around the Dinner Table.  

women enjoying vegan food
Valued Guests

We continue to have a very close eye on the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.
At each of our getaways we work hand in hand with local teams to comply with the regulations in that country.

If it becomes impossible to run any of our getaways a refund or credit will be extended to our guests.
If you have any questions, please email

Getaway Highlights

Saturday, October 1st: 3:00pm check-in at Casa Vela Hotel followed by opening drinks and dinner party.
Sunday, October 2nd: 
Walking tour of Cascais with lunch, free time and family dinner.
Monday, October 3rdSouth bank of Lisbon excursion with visit to Christ the King Statue, tile painting experience, wine tasting and dinner.
Tuesday, October 4th: Family breakfast, light lunch, free time, cooking demo with Crowded Kitchen and family dinner.
Wednesday, October 5th: Family breakfast, Cabo da Roca and Sintra day trip with lunch, hike and visit to Pena Palace.
Thursday, October 6th: Family breakfast, optional yoga class, lunch, second cooking demo with Crowded Kitchen and family dinner.
Friday, October 7th: Family breakfast, city tour of Lisbon, free time for shopping cafes and gelato followed by closing dinner.
Saturday, October 8th: 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 during free time in Lisbon

Our Beautiful Hotel

Casa Vela Hotel, Cascais

Our Packages

Flight is not included in the above prices. 
Must be at least 21 years of age to participate.


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)
    • 3 special excursions: Lisbon Day (city tour and special dinner), Sintra Day (hiking, lunch, Pena Palace) and South Bank Day (tile painting and wine tasting) 
    • Opening and closing parties
    • 2 cooking demos with Crowded Kitchen
    • 1 optional yoga class (no extra charge)
    • Airport transfers from Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport on first and last days of getaway 
    • 1 unforgettable experience
    • 1 group of amazing new friends

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Delicious plant-based food from Crowded Kitchen

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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!
vegan chef


Hailing from Southeast Michigan, Lexi and Beth are the mother-daughter team that make up Crowded Kitchen. Within the team, Beth is responsible for developing delicious recipes  which Lexi styles, photographs and brings to life!  Their main goal with their fabulous blog is to reflect how their own family comes together around the dinner table to connect despite different dietary requirements and preferences.  

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 as a tour guide, as well as a blog 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. 

Past photos from our time in Portugal!