Portugal with Daisy & Greg Ryan
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Feast for the Senses
Experience the cultural and culinary best of Portugal with Greg and Daisy Ryan
May 28 - June 3, 2023
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7 Days, 6 Nights
The best of Lisbon, Douro Valley, Porto
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You’re sitting on the prow of a wooden rabelo boat as the fabled Douro Valley unfurls around you. The Iberian twilight glints off your wine glass as an accordion player offers up a traditional folk song. In just a few hours, you’ll trade the river for terraced vineyards and ancient olive groves and even forage for an al fresco feast at an unforgettable 17th-century manor. And this is just a few hours of our 7-day Portuguese expedition. We’ll also be taking in Lisbon’s intimate Fado performances, feasting on the freshest seafoods, learning the stories blue-and-white azulejo tiles tell, and meeting local tastemakers too.
With us in Portugal are Daisy and Greg Ryan. The wife and husband duo behind Michelin-star Bell’s Restaurant in Los Alamos, California, Daisy and Greg are experienced connoisseurs of the extraordinary. This trip is deeply personal for Daisy, and a chance to explore her Portuguese heritage and share her passion for ceramics, textiles, seafood and the finest Douro Valley wines. “We’ve talked about visiting Portugal for years,” says Daisy. “Being able to look forward to this Portugal trip helps motivate me.”
If you want to venture into iconic Portugal, and do it with exclusive access, this is the trip for you. Meet acclaimed local winemakers and artists. Eat the best street foods, and at top regional kitchens. Catch a sunset while sipping a world-class wine. Mouthwatering flavors and soaring scenery—this is our Portugal.
Traditional meals in country villages, the best street foods, craft ingredients and local flavors
The story behind Portuguese traditions: azulejo tiles, Fado music, oak-aged ports and crisp vinho verde wines
Local chefs, winemakers, musicians and artisans at workshops and exclusive meet-ups
With ageless traditions in the kitchen, in fields and vineyards, alongside Daisy and Greg
3 Reasons to Travel with Greg and Daisy
Daisy and Greg Ryan are passionate restaurateurs who recognize that atmosphere is a key ingredient in any dish. Their culinary resumes are impeccable—Gramercy Tavern, Tribeca Grill and Per Se to namedrop just a few—but it's more than mere food they feature at Bell’s, their Michelin-star bistro in Los Alamos, California. It’s a new definition of ambience: vibrant plates become canvasses and every course a performance. Immersive multi-sensory experiences are their calling card, and it's why they’re a perfect match for Portugal.
Celebration of Heritage
Daisy grew up traveling to Europe and hunting down ceramics and pottery with her parents. There she learned that origin stories matter, that quality and longevity are key ingredients for everything we create. She'll take us on an insider tour of ceramics and textiles that celebrate her own Portuguese heritage.
Paying it Forward
“There's a certain level of hospitality that's just kind of ingrained in us,” says Greg. Not only did they found Feed the Valley, a non-profit that provides hot meals to families with food insecurity, but they consistently source local ingredients, too.
Knack for Details
Daisy and Greg are always in search of an authentic dining experience, whether it’s in their restaurants or abroad. Simple attention to detail goes a long way for them, from the venue or space of the meal to the settings used, be it glassware, linens, or silverware. It's true that we are what we eat, but we're where and how we eat, too.
H10 Duque de LouléLisbon
Located in a historic building in the center of Lisbon, this exclusive boutique hotel has been painstakingly renovated and decorated by interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán. Its remarkable 18th-century facade has been preserved, while its interior design is a fusion of traditional and contemporary elements. This four-star hotel features the à la carte Azul e Branco Restaurant, the Equestre Bar/Library, and the Limão Chill-Out Terrace, boasting impressive views overlooking Lisbon and the Tagus Estuary.
Vintage HouseDouro Valley
Located in Pinhão, this riverside hotel lies in the heart of Douro Valley’s Demarcated Wine Region and is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Take in the unique landscape from your balcony, enjoy lunch on the terrace, take a dip in the river-view pool, enjoy a meal in the award-winning Rabelo Restaurant, or sip a glass of port in the Library Bar while recounting the day’s adventures until the wee hours.
Hotel Infante SagresPorto
Prepare to sleep, eat, and daydream in Porto’s most prestigious city-center address. Hotel Infante Sagres has been a meeting place for the city’s élite and the choice for discerning travelers and international celebrities for over half a century. This legendary grande dame of Portuguese hotels reopened its doors in 2018 after extensive renovation to restore its wealth of ornate detail while adding a dash of New World glamour. It features exquisite ironwork, carved wooden details, and magnificent stained glass panels from the workshop of Ricardo Leone.
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What does the price include?
Six nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Where does the trip start and end?
We start at the H10 Duque de Loule in Lisbon, Portugal. The closest airport is Lisbon’s Portela Airport (LIS). We recommend arriving one day early to ensure you’re at our starting point on time. On our last day, the closest airport is Francisco Sa Carnerio Airport (OPO) in Porto, Portugal. Your flight home should be scheduled to depart at 12:30pm or later from OPO airport.
What travel documents are needed?
Private US citizens are not required to have a visa for stays in Portugal of under 90 days. Just bring a valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with the Portuguese embassy or consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $1,500 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. These spots are extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel on or before January 28, 2023 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after January 29, 2023 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after March 29, 2023 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details). Please note that for guests who are transferring trips or traveling on rescheduled trip dates, your cancelation terms will vary from the above, and are generally non-refundable. Please refer to your correspondence from our Customer Experience team for specific details.