ITALY

CINQUE TERRE

May 7 - 12, 2017

September 3 - 8, 2017

May 6 - 11, 2018

September 2 - 7, 2018

Travel, Landscape, Architecture, Seascape and People Photography

Includes

  1. -6 Days

  2. -Workshop Adventure

  3. -Photographer | Guide

  4. -Photo Walks

  5. -Small Group Size

  6. -Fine Hotels

  7. -Breakfasts

  8. -2 Dinners

  9. -Local Transportation

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PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE VACATIONS

Cinque Terre & Liguria

Genoa, Portofino, Portovenere, Cinque Terre and more

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Enjoy breathtaking vistas, tiny villages and amazing Italian food.

Cinque Terre Photo Adventure Vacations – Inspire, Create and Learn.

There really are no words to describe the picturesque landscapes of the southern Ligurian coast, better known as the Riviera di Levante. The contrast between the coastal deep blue sea and the jagged mountains only add to the fascination for this land. From the beginning of the 12th century, Genoa’s great ship-owning families made the city into a Mediterranean power, touching every ocean around the globe, and was once considered one of the maritime capitals of the world. Trade flourished and wealth abounded.

The Portofino Peninsula, best known for its jet set crowd, spectacular vistas and pristine landscape, possesses a romantic sophistication that transcends this land. In contrast, the little villages of Cinque Terre are a return to centuries past, and seem to have grown from the sheer cliffs, almost defying gravity. Or the majestic beauty of Portovenere. Both of these amazing locations are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites. With so much history related to the sea, and such a dramatic landscape, the southern Ligurian coast of Cinque Terre is a must to photograph.

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than the breathtaking region of Cinque Terre!


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Group Size



4-8 Guests


Experience | Difficulty



Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers

DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras

Busy schedule

Travel by train, ferry, car and minibus

Considerable elevation changes and lots of walking

(non-photographers also welcome)


Photographer | Guides



Roman Martin  |  May 7-12, 2017

Roman Martin  |  September 3-8, 2017

Roman Martin  |  May 6-11, 2018

Roman Martin  |  September 2-7, 2018


Weather | Sun



April/May - Temps 67/51 F  19/11 C  Sunrise 6:30 | Sunset 8:14 (20:14)

September - Temps 75/63 F  24/17 C  Sunrise 6:45 | Sunset 8:00 (20:00)


Includes



Travel, landscape, seascape, architecture and people photography

Professional photographer | guide

Photo walks & discussions

Small group size (4-8 guests)

Fine hotel accommodations

Breakfasts

2 Dinners

Local transportation


Accommodations



Bristol Palace Hotel, NH Marina or similar - Genoa

Excelsior Palace Hotel, Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa or similar - Rapallo

Punta Mesco Hotel or similar - Monterosso (or La Spezia)


Travel Information



Arrival & Departure Airport: Genoa, Italy (GOA) - Transfer time to hotel 30min

Arrival & Departure Airport: Milan Malpensa, Italy (MXP) - Transfer time to hotel by train 2hrs

Arrival & Departure Airport: Pisa, Italy (PSA) - Transfer time to hotel by train 1hr 30min

Our adventure begins at 11 AM on the first day and ends at noon on the last day.

Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality. Go to VisaMapper for more information.


Price



CINQUE TERRE 6-DAY PHOTO ADVENTURE

Photo Adventure Vacation | May 7-12, 2017:  $4,395

Photo Adventure Vacation | September 3-8, 2017:  $4,395

Photo Adventure Vacation | May 6-11, 2018:  $4,595

Photo Adventure Vacation | September 2-7, 2018:  $4,595


Single Supplement:  $600

(Optional) Early Arrival Hotel Room:  $300

(Optional) Late Departure Hotel Room:  $300


Deposit:  $1000


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*All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.




CINQUE TERRE | LIGURIA 6 DAYS


Sunday (1)  Genoa

We meet on Sunday morning in Genoa at one of Genoa’s grand four star hotels, the Bristol Palace, where we’ll discuss PWA’s “10 Guiding Principles of Photography” and our “THE ART OF SEEING” photographic technique. During a group lunch, we will have informal discussions on what our guests are trying to achieve in their photography, subject matters, styles and techniques. From here we will set out for a pleasant day of photography throughout this old yet charming port city. In the evening we celebrate with our “Welcome Dinner” in the caverns of a hidden Italian restaurant on one of the side streets. (D)

Monday (2)  Rapallo - Santa Margherita - Portofino - San Fruttuoso

We depart Genoa in the morning by train for the coastal village of Rapallo where we will be staying at one of the city’s magnificent grand resorts, the Excelsior Palace. Once in Rapallo we will set sail by ferry to explore the romantic seaside villages of Portofino, Santa Margherita and San Fruttuoso (which is only accessible by boat). Our vantage point from the sea will allow for many great photographic opportunities of these beautiful villages. We will lunch in Santa Margarita and dine in Rapallo at night. (B)

Tuesday (3)  Camogli - Rapallo

On Tuesday morning we take a short ride to the opposite side of the Portofino Peninsula and visit the seaside village of Camogli. In the late Middle Ages, Camogli was a considerable seaport. In its heyday, the fleet consisted of hundreds of Camoglis Tall Ships. It was even called the "city of a thousand white sails”. In the late afternoon we return to our hotel to do our first photo review of the workshop. Afterward you are free to take a break and enjoy the amenities of our hotel. Our seaside resort hotel is located in a perfect location allowing us access to the city and the sea and some magnificent photography. In the evening we explore Rapallo for some long exposure sunset, twilight and night photography. (B)

Wednesday (4)  Monterosso - Vernazza - Corniglia

On day four we set out early to capture the early morning light. After breakfast we checkout of our hotel and prepare for our journey to Cinque Terre. We travel by train from Rapallo to Monterosso where we will be staying for the remainder of our stay in Cinque Terre. Our hotel, the recently remodeled Punta Mesco is considered one of the nicer family run hotels. We will be located in the heart of Monterosso where you can enjoy the nightlife as well as the beauty of the village.After we explore the village of Monterosso and break for lunch, we depart by rail to explore the Cinque Terre villages of Vernazza and Corniglia. The stunning landscape and colorful houses make for countless beautiful photos. (B)

Thursday (5)  Monterosso - Portovenere - Riomaggiore - Manarola

Morning review of our photos to date and discussions about post processing. On day five we head south by ferry to the small port of Portovenere which lies at the base of the rocky cliffs that overlook the Golfo della Spezia. Hidden behind this fortified fishing village are narrow streets that lead to the 11th century church of San Pietro and a 16th century castello. Portovenere is considered one of the highlights of our trip. Pesto lunch in Portovenere. From here, we head back north by ferry to the most southern village of Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore. Traveling by sea gives us the opportunity to photograph these villages from the sea. Once ashore in Riomaggiore, we will explore the village and hike the cliff trail (easy hike) to Manarola. We arrive in Manarola in the late afternoon. After a photo tour of this unique fishing village we prepare to enjoy a wonderful “Farewell Dinner” overlooking the sea, with great fun and laughter as we discuss all the highlights of the trip. Afterwards, we’ll photograph the sunset as it falls upon this quant village. Here we will make good use of our tripods as we study low-light long exposure photography. Finally we take the last train back to Monterosso and rest up for our final day. (B) (D)

Friday (6)  Monterosso 

On day six, we awake to our final group discussion, review our past weeks photos, trade contact information and bid you farewell. From here you can depart by train to Pisa, Florence, Milan, Genoa, or anywhere else in Italy. We urge you to extend your stay in Cinque Terre or elsewhere in Italy and make good use of everything you will learn on our Photo Workshop Adventure. (B)

If accommodations are not available in Monterosso we will be staying in La Spezia.

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Options and Benefits



Private Guided Tours & Adventures



We offer amazing private guided photo adventures, cultural tours and vacations for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published adventures, as well as others, to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. This may include the finest 5-star accommodations, business-class travel, and private guides and fixers who are able to make the impossible possible. If you are not interested in a photo-centric vacation, but you love our approach to private travel, we will be happy to design and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Click here for more information. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.


Gift Certificates



Give someone you know a Gift Certificate, good toward any of our Photo Adventures, Photo Tours, Private Guided Tours, Online Courses, Prints or Merchandize. Our beautifully personalized eGift Certificates are delivered to you electronically. They are fully transferable and have a 2 year expiration date. They are available in any amount from $100 to $5000. It makes a great gift for anyone who loves photography, travel or adventure. Order now, or email us for more information.




Private Online Lightroom & Photoshop Tutorials



We offer private online Lightroom and Photoshop photo editing tutorials for individuals who would like to improve their post-processing skills. Each is customized to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. We provide you with one-on-one discussions using online connectivity. Many of our Photo Adventure guests select our online post-processing as an extension to their trip. Click here for more information.


Combination Tours



You can SAVE by combining two or more back-to-back photo adventures. Click here to explore our wonderful selection of Combination Packages.


Travel Insurance



We offer travel insurance through Travelex. The cost for travel insurance can be as low as 4% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other factors. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating. Click here to get a free quote.


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Loyalty Club**



All registered guests for 6 day or longer Photo Adventures are automatically enrolled in our Loyalty Club. You will receive a $200 discount on your next Photo Adventure. After attending just 3 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Gold” status and a $300 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. After attending 6 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Elite” status and a $500 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. Elite status guests also receive other benefits such as additional discounts, special offers, room upgrades (when available), and more. Click here to learn more.



**LOYALTY CLUB: Loyalty discounts only apply to 6 day or longer Photo Adventures. The discount is applied to the Photo Adventure fee when booked directly through our website, and cannot be added to or combined with any “pay in full”, “pay in advance” or “discounted specials”. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer. Your discount will be applied to your final payment. Only one discount per person, per adventure. This discount has no cash value. Polar Adventures are excluded from this offer. Loyalty Club status will be eliminated after 3 years of inactivity.  


NOTE: We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability and pricing. Not included in your rate are alcoholic beverages, unscheduled meals, travel to and from our destinations, airport transfers, travel insurance and any optional excursions you may choose to book on your own or as a group. Breakfast is usually included unless it is not offered in our hotel package. As is standard in the travel industry, all accommodations are based on double occupancy. Please choose the private room / single supplement option if you prefer your own room. Double occupancy can only be offered if you are traveling with a guest. We reserve the right to change events and schedules throughout the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions or complications that may arise that are out of our control. Our number one priority is always the safety of our group.






 
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