Vista Verde Retreat: Yoga & Adventure in Portugal's Green Heart

Your TourHero

Hero Courtney Nied

Growing up with love for personal challenges, Courtney always desired activity that challenged her to be stronger and break down her own barriers. She first practiced yoga over 20 years ago in search of a way to calm her mind, connect to her physical strength, and change the patterns in her life that were no longer serving her.

Courtney believes that yoga is a path for all of us to get out of our own way, to open up to the truth of our highest being, meet our inner-most authentic selves, and to approach our inner world with an inquisitive mind rooted in love. To her, yoga is an endless journey of growth and exploration, and an incredible tool meant for everyone, no matter your age, size, shape, or body type. It is not only a powerful tool for quieting the mind, but it's also meant to be fun and bring out the child-like energy rooted in all beings.

Being able to merge her two passions of yoga and travel is a dream to Courtney, and she is honored and excited to share her specially curated retreats with the world. Courtney has over 1,000 hours of education and over 3,000 hours of teaching. She owns the yoga school, The Rising Heart. In her vinyasa classes, Courtney leads a dynamic flow that challenges her students to get out of their own way, using props, modifications, and intensifications of poses to cater the practice to your own needs. She also teaches yin, restorative, and Slow Flow catered to individuals and small groups.

Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

Aug 25 - 31, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

10 - 15

Transportation

Group vehicle, boat

Tour Price

USD 2,995
/ person
USD 600 deposit only
12 people interested
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Age range

25+

Travel interest

Wellness, yoga & meditation, nature, beaches, food & wine

Your Local Guide

Casa do Valle logo

Casa do Valle in Sintra, Portugal, is a picturesque guest house surrounded by lush gardens, a swimming pool, and stunning mountain and palace views. Situated on a historic vineyard slope, this former wine-producing property has been revitalized, offering an orchard that yields fruit year-round and a profusion of blooming flowers. Located just 400 meters from Sintra's Old Town Center, it provides a tranquil escape from tourist crowds while still being within walking distance of key attractions and the Lisbon train line. With 11 double rooms, a fully equipped guest kitchen, and multilingual hosts, Casa do Valle ensures guest comfort while emphasizing sustainability and local support, all in a safe and fair environment for their staff and collaborators.

Portugal>Vista Verde Retreat: Yoga & Adventure in Portugal's Green Heart

Escape to the serene landscapes of Sintra, Portugal, on a journey designed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. Each day begins with the comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, followed by yoga and meditation with Courtney to align, stretch, and heal. From here, we’ll explore the region with exciting excursions, such as a beach day, hike and wine experience, memorable boat day, and a trek to see the surrounding palaces and parks of Sintra. Close out each evening with a variety of yoga sessions, ensuring you get the best sleep of your life each night.

With the promise of tranquility, adventure, and self-discovery, Courtney invites you to find your inner balance and create lasting memories in Portugal. Join us for a transformative experience in this enchanting destination and step up your yoga game in Sintra's fairytale setting.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until June 19, 2024. If the departure is cancelled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip before June 19, 2024, you will receive a full refund, excluding the deposit amount. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Hero Courtney Nied

Growing up with love for personal challenges, Courtney always desired activity that challenged her to be stronger and break down her own barriers. She first practiced yoga over 20 years ago in search of a way to calm her mind, connect to her physical strength, and change the patterns in her life that were no longer serving her.

Courtney believes that yoga is a path for all of us to get out of our own way, to open up to the truth of our highest being, meet our inner-most authentic selves, and to approach our inner world with an inquisitive mind rooted in love. To her, yoga is an endless journey of growth and exploration, and an incredible tool meant for everyone, no matter your age, size, shape, or body type. It is not only a powerful tool for quieting the mind, but it's also meant to be fun and bring out the child-like energy rooted in all beings.

Being able to merge her two passions of yoga and travel is a dream to Courtney, and she is honored and excited to share her specially curated retreats with the world. Courtney has over 1,000 hours of education and over 3,000 hours of teaching. She owns the yoga school, The Rising Heart. In her vinyasa classes, Courtney leads a dynamic flow that challenges her students to get out of their own way, using props, modifications, and intensifications of poses to cater the practice to your own needs. She also teaches yin, restorative, and Slow Flow catered to individuals and small groups.

Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

Aug 25 - 31, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

10 - 15

Transportation

Group vehicle, boat

Portugal>Vista Verde Retreat: Yoga & Adventure in Portugal's Green Heart

Escape to the serene landscapes of Sintra, Portugal, on a journey designed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. Each day begins with the comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, followed by yoga and meditation with Courtney to align, stretch, and heal. From here, we’ll explore the region with exciting excursions, such as a beach day, hike and wine experience, memorable boat day, and a trek to see the surrounding palaces and parks of Sintra. Close out each evening with a variety of yoga sessions, ensuring you get the best sleep of your life each night.

With the promise of tranquility, adventure, and self-discovery, Courtney invites you to find your inner balance and create lasting memories in Portugal. Join us for a transformative experience in this enchanting destination and step up your yoga game in Sintra's fairytale setting.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · August 25, 2024 · Sintra
  • Arrive at Lisbon airport
  • Group transfer from airport to accommodation
  • Check-in at Casa do Valle
  • Orientation/welcome ceremony
  • Get settled
  • Dinner
  • Pool Party + 3 Things + Tarot/Oracle Readings
  • Day 2 · August 26, 2024 · Sintra
  • 7:00 am – Coffee
  • 8:00 - 9:30 am – Morning Yoga + Meditation
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am – Breakfast
  • Excursion: Historical Hike with visit to Palaces and Park (includes lunch)
  • Free time
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm – Optional Evening Slow Flow
  • 7:00 - 9:00 pm – Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · August 27, 2024 · Sintra
  • 7:00 am – Coffee
  • 8:00 - 9:30 am – Morning Yoga + Meditation
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am – Breakfast
  • Excursion: Beach day (includes lunch)
  • Dinner at local restaurant
  • Pool hangs & star gazing
  • Day 4 · August 28, 2024 · Sintra
  • 7:00 am – Coffee
  • 8:00 - 9:30 am – Morning Yoga + Meditation
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am – Breakfast
  • Free day
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm – Optional evening flow
  • Free time
  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm – Dinner (not included in price)
  • 9:00 - 10:00 pm – Bed Time Yoga Nidra
  • Day 5 · August 29, 2024 · Sintra
  • 7:00 am – Coffee
  • 8:00 - 9:30 am – Morning Yoga + Meditation
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am – Breakfast
  • Excursion: Hike & Wine experience (includes lunch)
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm – Optional evening flow
  • 7:00 - 9:00 pm – Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 6 · August 30, 2024 · Sintra
  • 7:00 am – Coffee
  • 8:00 - 9:30 am – Morning Yoga + Meditation
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am – Breakfast
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm – Free time
  • 12:30 - 2:30 pm – Lunch
  • 4:00 - 6:00 pm – Boat excursion
  • 7:30 - 8:30 pm – Dinner (not included in price)
  • 9:00 - 10:00 pm – Last night celebration: Gathering & Closing Ceremony
  • Day 7 · August 31, 2024 · Departure
  • 9:00 - 10:30 am – Breakfast
  • Check out of accommodation
  • 11:00 am – Group transfer to Lisbon Airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1 · August 25, 2024

Welcome to Sintra – get to know your group with welcome activities, dinner, and a pool party

Welcome to our wellness retreat in the enchanting region of Sintra, Portugal! Your journey begins as you arrive at Lisbon Airport, where we'll be ready to greet you with a warm Portuguese welcome. Our group transfer will whisk you away to our tranquil accommodation at Casa do Valle, nestled in the heart of Sintra's breathtaking natural beauty.

Upon arrival, you'll have the chance to check-in and settle into your comfortable accommodations before joining the group for an orientation and welcome ceremony, where you'll meet your fellow retreat participants. Then, take some time to relax and get acquainted with the picturesque surroundings.

As the sun sets, savor a delectable dinner at Casa do Valle (please note that dinner is not included in the retreat price) while enjoying the company of your fellow guests. The evening continues with a delightful pool party, where you can unwind, socialize, and soak in the serene atmosphere. During this time, we’ll enjoy ‘3 Things,’ a special activity designed to help you connect on a deeper level with your fellow participants. For those seeking spiritual guidance and insight, explore the mystical world of Tarot and Oracle readings, offering a unique glimpse into your life's journey and surrounding energy.

Day 2 · August 26, 2024

Embark on a scenic hike to explore the area’s parks and palaces

Rise and shine to the beauty of Sintra. Each day begins with a serene start at 6:00 am, where you can savor a freshly brewed coffee to invigorate your senses and watch the sunrise over the lush landscape. Once we’re awake, we’ll come together for a blissful session of Morning Yoga and Meditation, providing a perfect opportunity to harmonize your mind, body, and soul. Refuel with a delicious breakfast, and prepare for the day ahead!

Today, we’re venturing on a historical hike that includes visits to the magnificent palaces and lush parks of the area, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of the region. For lunch, indulge in a delightful meal to go, ensuring you stay energized for the adventures to come.

Once we’re back at the casa, enjoy ample free time to rest, relax, or explore on your own. In the evening, join us for an optional, soothing Slow Flow session, allowing you to unwind and connect with your inner self. Then, at 7:00 pm, savor a delectable dinner at the casa while enjoying the company of fellow participants, sharing stories of the day's experiences.

Day 3 · August 27, 2024

Spend the day on Portugal’s stunning coastline

After coffee, our morning movement, and breakfast, we're off to the beach! Soak up the sun, feel the sand beneath your toes, and relish the soothing sounds of the waves. For lunch, enjoy a delicious boxed meal that lets you savor the beach vibes without interruption. Before we head back to the casa, we'll treat you to a delightful dinner at a local restaurant, giving you a taste of authentic Portuguese cuisine.

After dinner, the fun isn’t over yet. Unwind by the pool, bask in the evening's tranquility, and gaze at the starry skies, allowing nature's beauty to wash over you. With a perfect blend of wellness, beachfront adventures, and culinary delights, today will be one to remember forever.

Day 4 · August 28, 2024

Enjoy a free day for yoga, massages, and exploration

Get ready for a day of tranquility and self-discovery, as you have a free and clear schedule. After our morning rituals, enjoy your free day to explore the local area, take a leisurely stroll, or simply bask in the serenity of our retreat space. You can also opt to pamper yourself and get a massage, too! (See add-ons for pricing and more information.)

In the early evening, you’ll have the chance to partake in an optional Evening Flow session, perfect for those seeking a deeper connection with their inner selves. Later, join us for a delightful dinner at the casa, then wind down with a soothing Bed Time Yoga Nidra session from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm, allowing you to find complete relaxation and tranquility before drifting into a restful slumber.

Day 5 · August 29, 2024

Connect with nature and culture on a hike that will culminate in a wine tasting

Day 5 begins with coffee and a sunrise that will lend itself to our morning yoga, meditation, and breakfast. Once we’re ready to go, we’re heading into nature on an unforgettable hike and wine experience, where you'll embark on a scenic walk and immerse yourself in the local culture with a wine tasting. This includes lunch on the go to make our excursion hassle-free.

In the evening, you'll have the option to participate in an Evening Flow session, perfect for furthering your mind-body connection and stretching it out from a day of walking. Afterwards, we’ll have dinner on the property and toast to another incredible day here in Portugal.

Day 6 · August 30, 2024

Spend your final full day in Sintra cruising around on a catamaran before we close out the retreat with dinner and celebratory activities

Our final full day here at the retreat brings us relaxation and connection. After our morning rituals, we’ll have some free time and a delicious lunch before embarking on a thrilling boat day, exploring the serene waters on a catamaran surrounded by the tranquility of the sea. We’ll get to swim, sun, and enjoy the gorgeous coastline of Portugal.

Once we return to the casa, you’ll have some free time to chill from the day’s activities, perfect for unwinding after a day of adventure.

At 7:30 pm, we’ll come together for our final dinner here in Sintra, followed by our Last Night Celebration with a heartwarming Gathering & Closing Ceremony, marking the end of our journey together. Cheers to a life-changing adventure together!

Day 7 · August 31, 2024

Say goodbye to Sinta and hello to your next adventure…

As our retreat comes to a close, we invite you to savor a leisurely breakfast before packing up and checking out. At 11:00 am, we'll provide a group transfer to Lisbon Airport, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free journey back home. With hearts full of gratitude and new friendships formed, your journey with us comes to an end. We hope this retreat has left you feeling refreshed, inspired, and ready to embrace the wellness and serenity you've discovered in Portugal. Until we meet again on another adventure, safe travels!

Accommodation

  • Casa do Valle

    Nestled amidst the enchanting landscapes of Sintra, Portugal, Casa do Valle stands as a serene haven for holistic rejuvenation and self-discovery. This idyllic wellness retreat embraces the tranquility of its surroundings, offering a harmonious blend of natural beauty and luxurious comfort. With its charming Portuguese architecture and lush gardens, Casa do Valle provides a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Guests are invited to embark on a transformative journey, indulging in yoga and meditation sessions amidst breathtaking vistas, unwinding with soothing spa treatments, and savoring nourishing organic cuisine sourced from the region's bounty. Whether exploring the mystical forests of Sintra or finding solace in the retreat's serene spaces, Casa do Valle promises a holistic retreat experience that nurtures the mind, body, and soul. Room type: Double occupancy. Room configuration: Standard Twin Rooms.

Included

  • 6 nights at Casa do Valle
  • Double occupancy in accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Lunch days 2, 3, 5, 6
  • Dinner days 1, 3
  • Group transfers to/from Lisbon airport
  • 1 group arrival airport transfer
  • 1 group departure airport transfer
  • Daily yoga with Courtney
  • Historical Hike with visit to Palaces and Park
  • Hike & Wine experience
  • Beach day with dinner at a local restaurant
  • Boat day – sailing catamaran

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food & drink not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses not stipulated
  • Optional add-ons
  • Gratuities

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until June 19, 2024. If the departure is cancelled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip before June 19, 2024, you will receive a full refund, excluding the deposit amount. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 2,995
Per person