Portugal with Jamie Malone
2021 Date Available | Limited Spots
Heart & Soul of Portugal
The cultural and culinary best of Portugal with chef Jamie Malone
New 2021 Date
August 14 - 20, 2021
August 15 - 21, 2020
7 Days, 6 Nights
The best of Lisbon, Douro Valley, Porto
A golden glow shines over the Douro Valley, one the world’s most beautiful wine regions. Mother Nature and centuries of agricultural traditions merge amid ancient olive groves and terraced vineyards. You arrived here leisurely by boat, then helped prepare a locally sourced feast with a star chef to savor al fresco at an unforgettable 17th-century manor. This is just part of your Portugal experience: corking your own wine, taking in Lisbon’s intimate Fado performances, feasting on roasted pig in country villages, learning the stories blue-and-white azulejo titles tell, sipping wine under starlight at the most luxurious accommodations. You won’t forget a moment.
Your travel companion in Portugal is Jamie Malone, a star chef from the Twin Cities and a master of creative contrasts. She sees things differently, and the food and spaces she creates show it off with bold creativity that’s earned her a 2019 James Beard nomination and bewitched critics including Food & Wine and Esquire. She’s a woman of contrasts who holds function and beauty in equal regard. You’ll feed off Jamie’s explorer spirit and her sharp wit.
This week-long journey is for those who thrive on cultural immersion, from design to cuisine. Have fun and explore Portugal with good company, and appreciate chef-led, in-depth, hands-on gastronomic experiences you simply won’t find anywhere else.
Local flavors and traditional meals in country villages, with a star chef by your side
The story behind Portuguese traditions: azulejo tiles, Fado music, Rabelo boat rides
The best of Vinho Verde, Porto and award-winning Douro Valley wines
With ageless traditions in the kitchen, in fields and vineyards, in artist studios
3 Reasons to Travel with Jamie Malone
Twin Cities chef Jamie Malone is fearless. She's built her reputation on reinvention and transformation with her two restaurants, Grand Café and Eastside. The former was named a Food & Wine Restaurant of the Year—with a featured Dish of the Year!—and Esquire magazine's Restaurant Resurrection of the Year. Jamie was also a 2019 James Beard Award finalist. We’ll be in very good hands with Jamie on this culinary exploration of Portugal.
Old and new, expected and unexpected, feminine and masculine. Jamie’s creativity is a striking balance and an interplay of approaches. She sees things differently, and the food and spaces she creates show it off boldly.
Eye for Detail
Jamie loves crafting an experience. She holds function and beauty in equal regard, going so far as choosing every chair, candleholder and Parisian-style saucer in her Grand Café.
Who thinks of deviled Norweigen crab, or a decadent mousse-filled egg eaten with a golden spoon? Food critic Andrew Zimmern has called Jamie's work “sheer innovative brilliance.”
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.
The 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?
For both departures 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. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are 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.
What is the cancellation policy?
For the August 2020 departure, you may cancel on or before May 11, 2020 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after May 12, 2020 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after June 16, 2020 there is a 100% cancellation fee. For the August 2021 departure, you may cancel on or before April 14, 2021 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after April 15, 2021 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after June 15, 2021 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.