Connection & Culture

Cascais, Portugal

September 11-18th, 2020

Connection & Culture

So far 2020 has challenged us in ways we’ve never been challenged before, but we’ve remained resilient and we continue to move forward in our quest to live mindful, compassionate lives. 

From September 11th-18th 2020, we’ve curated another exciting adventure filled with mindfulness, connection and cultural exploration. This time, we’ve partnered with the shining light that is talented plant-based food stylist and mindful eating expert Laura Grosch aka Laura Fruit Fairy. We are also excited to be joined by very special guest, Annelina Waller who will lead our yoga and meditation experience. 

The event will take place in stunningly beautiful Cascais, Portugal where we’ll enjoy a delicious selection of Laura’s plant-based recipes mixed in with some local favourites. Laura will also host two special cooking workshops that will include an exercise in mindful and intuitive eating as well as some handy food-styling tips!

Home base will be Casa Vela, a picturesque villa property just a hop skip and a jump from Portugal’s alluring Atlantic coastline and our jumping off point for a number of different adventures in beautiful Cascais and the surrounding area.  

We can’t wait for the trip and we hope you’ll join us! 

Covid-19 Information:

The borders are open within the EU, and Portugal now has daily flights scheduled into Lisbon.
To put your mind at ease when booking, we want you to know that if the situation changes and travel becomes impossible from your country, or in the event we have to cancel the event, you will be issued a full refund.

If you have any questions, please email info@thegetawayco.com

Getaway Highlights

Friday, September 11 : 2:00pm check-in at Casa Vela Charm House followed by opening dinner party and drinks.
Saturday, September 12: Family breakfast, City Tour of Lisbon and dinner. 
Sunday, September 13: Morning yoga with Annelina, family breakfast, walking tour of Cascais, free time, 
cooking experience and Q&A with Laura, dinner.
Monday, September 14:  Sintra Day Tour: Family breakfast, hike, lunch and visit Pena Palace.
Tuesday, September 15: Family breakfast, free time, dinner.
Wednesday, September 16: South bank of Lisbon Day: Family breakfast, tile painting experience, lunch, wine tasting, dinner.
Thursday, September 17: Morning yoga with Annelina, family breakfast, free time, cooking experience with Laura, dinner.
Friday, September 18: Family breakfast followed by check out & 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

Our Beautiful Venue

Casa Vela Charm House, Cascais

Our Packages

Flight is not included in the above prices. 
Must be at least 18 years of age to participate.


Included in all packages:

    • 7 nights accommodation at a stunning Portuguese Villa (Casa Vela Cascais)
    • 3 delicious plant-based meals per day
    • 3 special excursions (Lisbon Day, Sintra, Hiking Palace Day, Tile Painting + Wine Tasting Day) with awesome licenced (and vegan!) local guide
    • Opening and closing parties
    • 2 yoga classes
    • 2 culinary/lifestyle experiences with Laura Fruit Fairy
    • Airport transfers
    • 1 unforgettable experience
    • 1 group of amazing new friends

Food from Laura Fruit Fairy's Mouth Watering Plant-Based Menu

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

The Getaway Process

Step 1: Sign up
Step 2: Within a few days of signing up, you’ll receive an email with links to make a deposit to hold your spot as well as dates for final payment 
Step 3: Book your flight and travel insurance (medical travel insurance is mandatory, we recommend also getting travel protection insurance)
Step 4: Visit the doctor or travel clinic and ask about vaccinations you might need 
Step 5: One month before the getaway you’ll receive a guide to help you prepare for your trip and you’l be added to a whatsapp chat with the whole group so that everyone can start connecting and getting excited!
Step 6: Take off! 

Please note: If at any time throughout the process you have questions, feel free to reach out to Amanda on at:
+41 78 755 68 32 on whatsapp or info@thegetawayco.com

Join us for Mindfulness, Connection & Culture Portugal 2020

About The Experts

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!


After living abroad and travelling many different countries around the world, Laura fell in love with discovering new places and cultures. Every year, she explores new local cuisines to find the best possible vegan food and experiences that she can share with her audience as a way of spreading positivity and love through her recipes, videos and posts.



Annelina loves to inspire people to live healthy and active lives. She holds a Masters in Sport-Health and Communication Management and in 2017 she released her first book about plant-based Buddha Bowls which is now in it’s sixth edition! In 2018, Annelina became a certified yoga instructor and launched her second inspiring book MixdeinGlück.