A Tour Where Great Photography Comes First
Active small group experience for intermediate and advanced photographers
Both iconic and remote destinations • Opportunities to explore local culture
Erik is best known as one of the premier photographers of Rocky Mountain National Park and for his fine art photography galleries and numerous books and images used in publications throughout the United States.
10 Days, Contact us for tour dates.
Small group (minimum 4, max 8) for intermediate to advanced photographers. For those who enjoy high activity and a vigorous pace.
Slovenia and select areas of Croatia – Ljubljana, Triglav National Park, including Lake Bled and Kranjska Gora; Zgornje Jezersko, Robanov Kot Valley, Logarska Dolina, Plitvice, Zagreb
Space is limited!
Rather than a workshop tour, this photography tour focuses on putting you in the right spot at the right time in order to get the perfect shot. The fall foliage typical for this time of year adds an extra element of beauty that you won’t want to miss.
Day 1, Oct 11 – Start your adventure early this morning in Ljubljana where you’ll meet your fellow traveling companions for an overview of what lies ahead. Then it’s on to picture-perfect Lake Bled. Take a light hike and do some shooting along the Radovna River tucked deep in the Vintgar Gorge. In the afternoon enjoy some free time before a sunset shoot at Church of St. Primoz, a quaint church set against the backdrop of a deep valley and the Kamnik Alps.
Triglav National Park
Day 2, Oct 12 – Capture the sunrise at Lake Bled, a pristine emerald lake nestled in the Julian Alps. After breakfast we’ll make our way to Kranjska Gora with visit to a unique local cheese farm on the way. In the afternoon, depending on the weather, we’ll shoot a set of beautiful waterfalls or hike a nearby pass then end the day with a sunset shoot overlooking one of the area’s most beautiful lakes.
Day 3, Oct 13 – After a sunrise shoot and breakfast, enjoy some free time to explore on your own. In the afternoon, we’ll hike and explore the Tamar Valley, a glacial valley minutes away from the Italian and Austrian borders. We’ll have an evening shoot at a nearby lake before wrapping up the day with an amazing dinner.
Day 4, Oct 14 – Start out the day at sunrise, then discover some of the area’s hidden treasures on your own or take an optional hike. After a traditional Balkan lunch in a unique setting, we’ll do some exploring on the drive to Zgornje Jezersko, a settlement south of Karawanks mountain range, After this evening’s sunset shoot, we’ll make our way to the sanctuary of the Robanov Kot Valley.
Day 5, Oct 15 – Greet the morning at a nearby scenic road. After a hearty breakfast at a mountain farm, enjoy a free morning. In the afternoon, we’ll have the chance for a cultural interaction in the local community. Then we’ll make our way to the stretches of meadows and mountains in Logarska Dolina for a sunset shoot before dinner together.
Day 6, Oct 16 – A sunrise shoot and then visit Predjama Castle, a dramatic Renaissance castle tucked inside the opening of a cave. For lunch, experience a light meal of traditional Slovene food and meet a local winemaker from the Kras region, famous for its Teran wines. Then wind your way further south to Rovinj, a gorgeous fishing town with colorful architecture that sits majestically on the Adriatic Sea.
Day 7, Oct 17 – Rise with the sun in charming Rovinj and its cobblestone streets. After breakfast you have the option of spending time in and around Rovinj or taking a day trip to the Pula arena, an amphitheatre that dates to Roman times, and then to a local olive grove for an olive oil tasting. End the day with a sunset shoot.
Plitvice – Zagreb
Day 8, Oct 18 – After a sunrise shoot, leave early for the three and a half hour drive across the Istrian Peninsula to Plitvice and its amazing waterways. Explore, hike, shoot and take in what this national park has to offer.
Day 9, Oct 19 – Spend sunrise in Plitivce and then continue to explore this amazing network of trails and stunning lakes and waterfalls. After lunch, we’ll leave for Zagreb with a stop in picturesque Rastoke. Wrap up the day with a farewell dinner.
Day 10, Oct 20 – Enjoy some free time before heading home and explore on your own. Have a safe trip home!
Please note that itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors.
How is this tour unique?
A few things make this tour unique. You’ll visit places the average tourist never gets the opportunity to experience. Many of the destinations are truly off-the-beaten path, all carefully chosen to give you the opportunity for great photos. Accommodations and food will all be of a high quality while allowing you to experience the real culture of these two countries. Most importantly, though, your tour benefits local people who are making a difference in their community. That’s at the heart of every Niteo tour.
What does the tour price include?
- Nine nights’ accommodation
- Breakfast daily plus 5 lunches and 4 dinners
- Private transportation, exclusive of airport transfer
- All tour activities and entrance fees
- Local English-speaking guide who’s knowledgeable of the local region and culture
- All pre-trip information, including detailed itinerary, travel and cultural tips
Does not include gratuities and airfare into LJU and out of ZAG
Please add $350 for a single supplement.
What can I expect?
This is tour where great photography comes first. You can expect early morning and evening photography, which will include hiking and exploration. Some of the areas may be remote and will require carrying your equipment for varied distances. There will be opportunities for sharing your images with the rest of the group and for getting image critiques if desired.