Soph's Portugal Plant-cation

Cascais, Portugal

May 11-18, 2024

Soph's Portugal Plant-cation

Another spring/summer season means another vegan holiday in beautiful Portugal! In 2024, we are headed back to one of our favourite countries, and one that gets progressively more vegan as time passes. 

This year we’ll be joined by vegan lifestyle expert, Sophie Waplington of @sophsplantkitchen! Sophie grew up vegetarian and in recent years has honed her skills in the vegan culinary and fitness spaces. This will be Sophie’s maiden voyage with The Getaway Co. and we’re thrilled to have her join us! 

We will once again call the town of Cascais home and during our time there we will embark on a week of delicious vegan food experiences, lots of fun excursions, and we’ll enjoy an endless supply of laughter and connections. As always, we will stay with our friends 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 our yet to be announced vegan lifestyle expert, a city tour through Lisbon and lots of time to relax, connect and enjoy!

Join us for Soph's Portugal Plant-cation!

Getaway Highlights

Saturday, May 11th: 3:00pm check-in at Casa Vela Hotel followed by welcome drinks and dinner party.
Sunday, May 12th: 
Walking tour of Cascais with lunch, free time and family dinner at Casa Vela.
Monday, May 13thFamily breakfast, city tour of Lisbon, free time over dinner for shopping, cafes and gelato. 
Tuesday, May 14th: Family breakfast, optional yoga class at hotel, lunch in Cascais, cooking demo with Sophie Waplington and family dinner.
Wednesday, May 15th: South bank of Lisbon excursion with visit to Christ the King Statue, tile painting experience and wine tasting.
Thursday, May 16th: Family breakfast, free time day, evening cooking demo with Sophie Waplington and family dinner.
Friday, May 17th: Family breakfast, time to pack, lunch at hotel, afternoon trip to Sintra visit to Pena Palace, followed by stop at Cabo Roca for sunset closing dinner.
Saturday, May 18th: 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 day 3 over dinner in Lisbon and day 6 during free time.
The Getaway Co. groups are comprised of approximately 15-25 participants of all ages (21+)

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, 

 Included in all packages:

    • 7 nights accommodation at a beautiful Portuguese Boutique Hotel (Casa Vela Cascais)
    • 3 delicious plant-based meals per day (except dinner on Lisbon tour day and free time day)
    • 3 special excursions:  Lisbon Day (city tour of beautiful Lisbon), South Bank Day (tile painting experience and wine tasting), Sintra Day (Pena Palace tour and closing night sunset dinner)
    • 1 guided tour of beautiful Cascais 
    • Opening and closing parties
    • 2 vegan cooking experiences with Sophie Waplington from @sophsplantkitchen
    • 1 optional yoga class (no extra charge)
    • Airport transfers from Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (on first and last days of getaway only)
    • 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!

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About Your Hosts

Amanda Persi


As a PR and event management expert, Amanda has over 20 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, Africa and Asia, she is both The Getaway Co’s founder and go-to inspiration captain!



Sophie Waplington is a celebrated plant-based chef, content creator (@sophsplantkitchen) and a highly sought-after fitness expert. Sophie’s influence spans the globe with a dedicated fan-base of almost 1 million followers. Sophie is steadfast in her mission: to prove that plant-based cuisine can be delicious, nutritionally- robust and protein- packed. 

vegan model


As an official National Tour Guide in Portugal since 2001, as well as a 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 titled, 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. 

Join us for Soph's Portugal Plant-cation!