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ICONIC SLOVENIA

June 9th - 16th, 2019

Explore the hidden wonders of Slovenia - a photographer’s gift!

Join us on this tour of the iconic views of small but mighty Slovenia in all its diversity. On this enchanting tour we’ll take in the best that Slovenia has to offer, including the soaring peaks of the Julian Alps, glacial lakes Bled and Bohinj, as well as meandering turquoise rivers, deep gorges and cascading waterfalls. We’ll travel through picturesque villages and stunning landscapes, taking time to explore the many hilltop churches, typically Slovene hay racks and scenes of traditional village living along the way.

 

We’ll contrast this with stops along the breathtaking coastline of the Adriatic on our way to the charming coastal town of Piran, and finally we’ll head to to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s historic gem of a capital with a river running through it.

 

You’ll experience a range of incredible photographic locations on this 8-day, small group tour giving you plenty of opportunities to experiment with a variety of techniques and develop your skills. We know you’ll enjoy the comfortable, high quality accommodation we’ve chosen for you to relax in along the way, and you’ll be guided and assisted by an experienced photography tour leader who will help you get the most from your Slovene adventure.

TOUR INFO

Dates
Duration

 

Group size


Price
Single room

Pro

Arrival
Departure

June 9 - 16, 2019
8 days / 7 nights

 

3 – 6 guests


€2150
€290 

Dan Briški or Andrej Kralj

Ljubljana Airport
Ljubljana Airport

Difficulty level

This workshop involves moderate walking on hiking trails. There may be a limited amount of uphill walking. Sturdy hiking boots are advised.

ITINERARY

Arrive in Ljubljana airport and transfer to Bled. The tour begins with an afternoon shoot to capture ‘golden light’ at iconic lake Bled. Later get-together for a welcome dinner and to discuss plans for the tour.

Day 1

Arrive at Lake Bled

Day 2 & 3

Lakes Bled and Bohinj

We’ll take two full days to explore the beautiful Gorenjska region starting with a sunrise shoot at the shore of Lake Bled. From Bled Castle perched up on the cliff top we’ll capture superb panoramas of the lake with its island and Baroque church. Visit the spectacular Vintgar Gorge, the perfect location to experiment with capturing fast-flowing water and try out some long exposures. Our second glacial lake is Bohinj and has a very different feel. Here we’ll take time to hone our composition skills at the lake shore and capture quiet, creative reflections. A short drive takes us to the surrounding picturesque villages where you’ll have the opportunity to capture traditional agricultural architecture, including the landmark hayracks of Slovenia, as well as scenes of rural village life. Cap off the evenings with a lakeside sunset shoot.

Day 4 & 5

Soca River Valley and Piran

Today we’ll head over the Vrsic pass, the highest in the Julian Alps, with incredible views across the Slovenian Alps. We’ll travel down to the Soča River Valley to explore more of the Triglav National Park. In the afternoon we arrive in Piran, one of the best-preserved historical towns on the Adriatic coast. We’ll have two nights to explore this charming town; plenty of time to capture a stunning sunset from the city walls as well as Venetian Gothic architectural details and street scenes as we wander through the narrow, cobbled alleyways.

Day 6-7

Ljubljana

We leave the Alps and head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and a real gem of a city. During the next 2 days we’ll explore the hidden corners of the old city, with its baroque churches, diverse architectural details and castle with views across the capital. We’ll try our hand at some street photography and candid portraits in Ljubljana’s bustling marketplaces and along the café-strewn riverbanks of the Ljubljanica. Take care… rumour has it there might be dragons!

Day 8:

Departure from Ljubljana

Departure from Ljubljana

Included: Accommodation (7 nights) double/twin rooms sharing (singles available upon request), all meals (three per day) and soft drinks, airport transfers and all transportation during the tour, photography tuition, entrance fees and all local taxes.

OPTIONAL EXTENSION

Spend two additional nights discovering the stunning vineyards of north eastern Slovenia. Explore the rural wine routes where we’ll focus on nature’s patterns, light and mists, reveal the hidden “heart road” and of course sample some of Slovenia’s finest wines and great food that this region is renowned for.

JOIN OUR 8-DAY JOURNEY

THROUGH SLOVENIA