Portugal with Kyle Knall
September 2 - 8, 2023 | One Exclusive DepartureCall to Book
Feast for the Senses
Experience the cultural and culinary best of Portugal with Kyle Knall
September 2 - 8, 2023
One exclusive date, and likely to sell out—reserve your spot!
7 Days, 6 Nights
Best of Lisbon, Douro Valley, Porto
You’re sitting on the prow of a flat-bottomed rabelo boat, the traditional craft that’s ferried people and goods along the fabled Douro river valley for centuries. As you float past terraced vineyards and ancient olive groves, you reflect on your recent adventures: a soulful, intimate Fado performance at one of Lisbon’s oldest casas de fado; baking fragrant, cinnamon-scented tarts according to an 1837 recipe; sampling rich, biodynamic red wines straight from the vineyard. In the days to come, you’ll dine al fresco at a 17th-century manor house and wander the fish markets and back alleys of colorful, bustling Porto. But for now, you’re in no rush to arrive at your next port of call. You sit back and let the strains of traditional music waft by on a spring breeze. This is Portugal, and its magic can’t be rushed.
Joining us is Kyle Knall — the chef, owner and creative force behind Milwaukee’s Birch, where no menu will ever be the same (really, never). That’s because Kyle loves pushing himself to riff off the fresh produce at hand. Even one ingredient swap can spur a whole new plate for the evening. It’s a talent that has the James Beard Foundation’s attention, leading him to become a recent semifinalist for Outstanding Chef. Join Kyle to eat deliciously fresh seafood, devour meats charred to perfection over wood-fired grills, and cheers the winemakers of the Douro Valley, the chefs and producers of Porto, and all the other talented artisans who we’ll meet on this incredible journey to Portugal.
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 Kyle Knall
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
Why We Love Kyle Knall
Kyle is down-to-earth, but don’t let his laid-back personality fool you. His passion and confidence comes out on every plate. From working at New York City’s Gramercy Tavern to opening restaurants in London and New Orleans, his keen eye for detail has made his third restaurant concept, Birch, an instant darling in his Milwaukee community.
Wine & Family
When you ask Kyle what his passions are (not counting cooking) the answer is simple: family and wine. It couldn’t be a more perfect combination when you think about the essence of Portugal — and we’ll raise a glass of vinho verde to that.
Iberian in Spirit
Drawing a similarity between Milwaukee and Portugal may seem like a stretch. Yet not everyone cooks like Kyle, working with local farmers to get the freshest fare. It’s all cooked on a wood-fire grill, drizzled in olive oil and lemon in true Portuguese fashion. One thing he can’t easily access (and can’t wait to cook on this trip): fresh seafood.
For Kyle, travel gives him experiences that he can take back to his team as ideas and values to help better them as people and chefs. With ageless traditions in the kitchen, in fields and vineyards, this experience is Kyle's masterclass in cooking, living and celebrating 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.
People Love Modern Adventure’s Portugal
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Reserve your spot today with a $1,000 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?
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 18 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 May 5, 2023 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after May 6, 2023 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after July 4, 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.