Italian Alps-Dolomites Autumn Photo Tour
Oct 16 – 22, 2023
Photo Tour Summary:
Come join us during this 7 day Dolomites Autumn Tour. This tour will visit the Drei Zinnen, Lago di Braies, Alpi di Siusi, Langkofel, Lago Imides, the St. Johann Church, Passo Rolle, Cenque Torri and many more – including some hidden gems! We will stay in wonderful hotels where we can relax between the hectic shooting schedules.
When: Oct 16 – 22, 2023
Where: Dolomites, Northern Italy
Cost: US$4,560 for double occupancy; US$5,160 for single occupancy.
Group size: 10 maximum
Category: Photography workshop
Tour Leader & Photography Instructor: William Yu
Language spoken: English
Workshop URL: www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/dolomites
The cost of this tour is US$4,560 for double occupancy; US$5,160 for single occupancy, it includes:
Two professional photographer guides.
Transportation to and from airport.
Ground transportation in two spacious vans.
Accommodation for 7 days and 6 nights in luxury hotels.
Outdoor photography instructions.
Landscape photography masterclass
Exclusive discounts on photo equipment in our camera store.
The cost does NOT include:
Gratuities for local guides and the driver.
Any services not mentioned above.
Meal and any personal items including alcohol, beverages, snacks, souvenirs.
Travel insurance, visa.
Activity Level: Very Easy
Day 1-3: Cortina
We will pick you up at the Venice Airport no later than 12am. After hugging each other it is time to start the drive to the Dolomites. We will arrive at our first hotel, in the charming village of Cortina. This will be our home for the first 3 nights.
After checking in to our apartment we will drive all the way to the Drei Zinnen parking place. From here we will hike for about 30 minutes to our first sunset location. This location offers an incredible view over the Drei Zinnen. We then do a quick dinner at a local pizzeria before heading up the mountain to shoot the milky way if the skies are clear.
In the next morning, we get up early and drive to the amazing Lago di Braies. This calm and easy to reach lake is a must for everyone visiting the Dolomites. After a session here we go back to our hotel for breakfast. During the day we will go for a drive in area and see what it has to offer. For sunset we will either shoot at Lago Limedes or Cinque Terre. The conditions will decide.
In the day 3, we will be photographing several other great spots like Lago Misurina, Lago Antorno, and many secret spots that we kept for our clients only!
Day 4-7: Ortesei
We will move towards Ortisei, our basecamp for the last 3 nights. We will make a stop at Lago Castrozza, a green lake surrounded by sharp mountains.
Our sunset will take place at Alpe di Siusi, easily one of the most stunning mountain locations in the world. During sunrise we return to the plateau of Alpi di Siusi, which is the largest high altitude Alpine meadow in Europe!
Alpe di Siusi can be considered as one of the best sunrise locations of the alps as well, when the first light shines on the 3181 meter high Langkofel range. The morning often provides a thin layer of fog on the meadows, which is of course incredible for photography.
We will explore the surrounding area, include the village of Santa Magdalena, where the famous St. Johann church is waiting for us with the impressive Odle mountains rising 3000 meters behind it. On these locations we will show the group different compositions, some are well known and other are more secret. Again, we will show you our best kept secrets in the next couple of days!
In the last day, we will send you to the airport after the sunrise. You will be going home with full of memory and great images!
We try our best to adhere to the original itinerary that described above but sometimes little alterations can be born due to the situations that are beyond our control. The detail itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destination or activities is by no means of guarantee that they will be encountered or carried due to the local circumstances and weather.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I sign up and pay for this tour?
A deposit of $200 is required for this workshop to hold your spot, you can pay by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal via PayPal.com or send a check (U.S. residents only). The balance is due on June 15, 2023. All participants must sign William Yu Photography Workshops/Tours Liability Waiver Form and show the proof of travel insurance before the tour starts.
How many participants do you allow?
Photo tour size is limited to 10 attendees, which ensures that every attendee will get full attention. We need minimum of 6 attendees to make the trip.
What photographic skill level is required to benefit from this tour?
Any people who has a basic understanding of exposure all the way to the advanced amateur and professional who is in search of a fresh perspective!
What is your refund or cancellation policy?
No refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, (which interestingly, can result in some of the most some amazing shots!), either before or during the tour. If the tour is cancelled by the organizer, we will notify you immediately and you will be issued full refund. We are not responsible for any additional costs you may incur due to any delays or cancellations.
No Refunds for USD200 deposit if cancelled.
No refund after June 15, 2023 if paid in full.
I have some questions, how do I learn more?
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