Portugal with Fishwife
July 20 - 27, 2024 | Extremely Limited AvailabilityBook Now
Feast for the Senses
Experience Portugal's cultural and culinary best with Fishwife's Becca Millstein
July 20 - 27, 2024
One exclusive departure — reserve soon, this will sell out
8 Days, 7 Nights
Best of Lisbon, Douro Valley, Porto
It’s love at first note as you sit awestruck by authentic Fado. The singer’s lament rises as you sip a delicate Alvarinho and look back on your day. You began—in Lisbon’s most storied historic quarter—rolling dough and learning the nuances behind traditional Portuguese pastries. And now this performance, and this feast—they resonate with joy and longing, and you dream fearlessly about the days ahead: a leisurely rabelo boat ride through the fabled Douro Valley, fresh-off-the-boat seafood in a dockside Porto tavern, carafes of some of the finest wines you’ve never heard of. This is the true essence of Portugal, and it already feels like home.
Joining us is Becca Millstein, cofounder of Fishwife. Inspired by her profound connection to the sea, Becca curates an exquisite selection of responsibly sourced seafood delights; in fact, her dedication to marine conservation has earned Fishwife acclaim from publications like The New York Times, Bon Appétit, and Vogue. Infused with allure from her beloved Portugal, Fishwife’s offerings transport diners to a culinary adventure, and we just cannot wait to wander the dockside tavernas of Porto with Becca at our side.
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.
With ageless traditions in the kitchen, in fields and vineyards, with Becca Millstein
The story behind Portuguese traditions: azulejo tiles, Fado music, oak-aged ports and vinho verde wines
Local chefs, winemakers, musicians and artisans at workshops and exclusive meet-ups
Traditional meals in country villages, the best street foods and local flavors
3 Reasons to Travel with Fishwife
Becca was working in the music industry when she noticed something missing from the grocery shelf: tinned fish. How could such an exquisite product, one perfect for both picnics in the park and hosting at home, be exiled to other countries? When she found no answer, she cofounded Fishwife, a company devoted to ethically-sourced and premium tinned seafood. We can't wait to travel together in Portugal, where the merroir was her original source of inspiration.
Of Sardines and Slurs
Originally referring to the wives and daughters of fishermen, in the 16th century the term “Fishwife” became a gendered slur for women who were brass and boisterous. As a female cofounder and CEO, Becca does not shy away from her Fishwife ways.
It Takes A Village
From a sustainable trout farm in Idaho to a family-owned cannery in Northern Spain, Becca has forged deep relationships all over the world with one goal in mind: to change the narrative of tinned fish.
Shelter in Place
Inspiration struck Becca while avoiding frequent grocery-store visits and seeking nutritious shelf-stable ingredients amid the pandemic; fast forward a few years, and now she's sharing that very same inspiration with the world.
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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Reserve your spot today with a $1,500 per-person deposit plus room supplements (if relevant). Full payment is due 180 days prior to your trip departure date. We’ll email you a reminder. If your trip departs in less than 180 days, we’ll collect full payment either 30 days from when we receive your deposit, or 60 days prior to your trip departure date, whichever is sooner. For details read our Deposit FAQs
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What does the price include?
Seven 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 $1,300 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 March 22, 2024 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after March 23, 2024 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after May 21, 2024 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.