photo tour
Central Portugal
7 days in the most little-known by tourists country in Europe, the best shooting point, master classes, a variety of photo-scenes, cultural and gastronomic program in the group of like-minded people, where nothing detracts from creativity and achievements of photographic practice in a variety of conditions!
The route passes through vast region located in the central part of the country, between the River Douro in the north and the capital of Portugal, Lisbon. The Atlantic Ocean to the west and the highest point in Portugal to 2000 m in the east.
Castle in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal
Why should you choose this tour?
Four really good reasons for choosing us:
7 days

Planned by the guide and the leading photographer of the trip, so that the group is at the right time in the right place in terms of light and variety of shooting conditions, and at the same time, a deep diving into the life and culture of the northern region with the opportunity to taste its gastronomic and wine treasures, see unique natural landscapes.
10 natural and historical sites
Starting from Lisbon we will visit 10 unique and diverse natural and cultural sites: Buddha Eden Park- Obidos - Nazare - Coimbra - wine cellars and wine tasting - Serra da Estrela and Schist villages - Bussaco, Costa Nova - Arouca Geopark and more.
from 990 €

With the participation of 3-4 people the cost of the tour is getting to its minimum. How did we achieve this? It's simple! We know this country and where "places" live with excellent quality, and minimal cost, as they are made for their people, and not for tourists.
easy to join

You can choose one of the abovementioned dates for grouping and book a trip by filling in the form at the bottom of the page and sending us, indicating the dates of interest to you, the name of the tour and the number of people. Or, if you are from two people, you can choose any date convenient for you by contacting us in any convenient way and paying an advance (details below).
Tour dates: March 27 - April 2 and November 4 -10, 2017
Departure from Lisbon, follow-up accommodation in comfortable camping sites on the territory of natural parks or in guest houses in authentic conditions (double accommodation with private bath or shower)
Tour Program
Day 1

- morning start from Lisbon (at 10.00 am our minivan will be waiting for the group at the Marquês de Pombal Square in the center of the city).
Moving towards the north, with stops along the way for photo shooting (Obidos, Nazare, etc).
- accommodation at the Quinta Dois Leiteiros (Portuguese farm house) or at the hotel, depending on the size of our group.
- Evening briefing with a glass of Portuguese wine and to view the photos, made by the participants in this first day photo tour. The teacher will assess the level of each participant and each will receive personalized recommendations.
Day 2

- the first capital of Portugal - Coimbra city, and it´s one of the oldest university in Europe (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage). Cultural program and street photography in the town, where students still wear clothes that resemble the mantle of the "Lord of the Rings» J.
- Dinner with suckling pig, a traditional dish of the region Mealyada (Mealhada)


Day 3

-morning shooting on the ocean coast
in the fishing town Costa Nova with striped houses,
- panoramic photography from the highest lighthouse in Portugal,
- walk along the canals by boat in Aveiro, which is called the "Venice of Portugal".
If we´ll have time, visit the "solinyash" - a place where they still make salt by hand in the traditional way, from the ocean water.
- return to the place of our deployment, critical review of the photo-results of the day.
Day 4

- dawn shooting at the lake Lagoa Comprida
- Sabuqueiro, mountain range Serra da Estrela (Torre), historical villages frozen in centuries, completely built from the schist - Piodão and Foz de Égua. Night photographing at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level.
- return to the place of our deployment
Day 5

- Messias wine cellars with tasting of sparkling wines (it will be possible to buy a port, rose, white and red wine)
- In the romantic mood we go to the most romantic palace in Portugal, Bussaco. Shooting water, macro and panoramic photography. Visit the purest natural source of Portugal, located in the town of Luso.
- return to our hotel, analysis of materials per this day and the last previous
Day 6

- Portugal's largest geopark - Arouca and the eponymous town. Mountain range Serra da FREIGHT: Miradouro da Frecha da Mizarela and Frecha da Mizarela waterfall (70 meters) and a geological anomaly - Pedras Parideiras (Rocks delivering stones), ie if you listen closely, you can hear how they "hatch" from the parent rock ... sometimes right before your eyes. Great feeling.
- the traditional debriefing
Day 7

- Morning class in post-processing. Presentation of the best photos. Departure to Lisbon.
Details:
Double or single occupancy in authentic conditions
Accommodation in the traditional Portuguese farm or in a private house. Homemade breakfast.
Age 18+

Age is not important. What it really important are
enthusiasm by photograph
and openness to everything new!
Video shot not by us. We are in the process :) But it is remarkable, though does not include all the places where we go during our photo tour.
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Tour price: from 990 €
Including road maintenance on the route, accommodation with breakfast, excursion part, masterclasses, theoretical studies, practical advice on all genres of shooting and post-processing images.
Not included: the visa, air tickets, International health insurance, lunches, dinners and snacks, entrance fees to museums, boat trip on the canals of Aveiro town, purchase souvenirs and other personal expenses.
We strongly advise to you to have a certain amount of the cash to pay a tips (usually 10% of the cost of lunch or dinner), as well as for the purchase of souvenirs, etc, as in Portugal, not everywhere you´ll be able to pay with a card.
Payment is made in two stages: an advance payment of 200 € up to 3 weeks before the expected date of the photo tour and the final payment on the first day photo tour.
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