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DUBROVNIK & MONTENEGRO

Dubrovnik, Korčula, Cavtat, Lopud, Kotor and Budva

CROATIA

DUBROVNIK

SANTORINI

MILOS

CRETE

AMSTERDAM

Dubrovnik and Montenegro… often called the “Pearls of the Adriatic”.

We begin with 4 days in Dubrovnik, which proudly lives up to it’s nickname the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. We then add two days in stunning Kotor, Kotor Bay and Budva in amazing Montenegro. Combined, this is one amazing photographic journey not to be missed.

Dubrovnik, Croatia is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, and fountains, and is proudly a UNESCO World Heritage site. A multitude of towns and islands include: the Elaphiti Islands, the attractive village of Cavtat, the Konavle valley, Mljet Island, Korčula Island, Ston and Peljesac Peninsula.

Dubrovnik was built on maritime trade. In the Middle Ages it became the only city-state in the Adriatic to rival Venice. Supported by its wealth and skilled diplomacy, the city achieved a remarkable level of development during the 15th and 16th centuries. Dubrovnik was also one of the centers of the development of the Croatian language and literature, home to many notable poets, playwrights, painters, mathematicians, physicists and other scholars. Even though Dubrovnik sits on the southern tip of Croatia, far from the rest of the country, and just minutes from Montenegro, Dubrovnik is often what comes to mind when people think about Croatia.

Montenegro may be small, but it is unique in so many ways. Nowhere else will you find such natural wealth, beauty, mild beaches. clear lakes, fast rivers and gorgeous mountains in such a compact area as in Montenegro. It is an excellent choice because of its rich history, culture, tradition, good weather and proximity to the Adriatic Sea.

Despite its small size, it offers great diversity and abundant natural beauty. Similar to Croatia, there is a dream-like grandeur in every view of Montenegro. You’ll surely capture some of your most beautiful photos here.

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 these two Pearls of the Adriatic.

Dubrovnik, Croatia is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, and fountains, and is proudly a UNESCO World Heritage site. A multitude of towns and islands include: the Elaphiti Islands, the attractive village of Cavtat, the Konavle valley, Mljet Island, Korčula Island, Ston and Peljesac Peninsula. Dubrovnik was built on maritime trade. In the Middle Ages it became the only city-state in the Adriatic to rival Venice. Supported by its wealth and skilled diplomacy, the city achieved a remarkable level of development during the 15th and 16th centuries. Dubrovnik was also one of the centers of the development of the Croatian language and literature, home to many notable poets, playwrights, painters, mathematicians, physicists and other scholars. Even though Dubrovnik sits on the southern tip of Croatia, far from the rest of the country, and just minutes from Montenegro, Dubrovnik is often what comes to mind when people think about Croatia.

Montenegro may be small, but it is unique in so many ways. Nowhere else will you find such natural wealth, beauty, mild beaches. clear lakes, fast rivers and gorgeous mountains in such a compact area as in Montenegro. It is an excellent choice because of its rich history, culture, tradition, good weather and proximity to the Adriatic Sea. Despite its small size, it offers great diversity and abundant natural beauty. Similar to Croatia, there is a dream-like grandeur in every view of Montenegro. You’ll surely capture some of your most beautiful photos here.

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 these two Pearls of the Adriatic.

Group Size

4 – 8 Guests

Experience | Difficulty

  • Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers
  • DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras
  • Busy schedule
  • Travel by car or minibus
  • Moderate elevation changes and lots of walking
  • (non-photographers also welcome)

Weather | Sun

June/July – Temps 83/67 F | 28/19 C  Sunrise 5:30 | Sunset 8:31 (20:31)
September – Temps 76/64 F  24/17 C  Sunrise 6:24 | Sunset 7:03 (19:03)

Includes

  • Travel, landscape, seascape, architecture, and people photography
  • Professional photographer | guide
  • Photo walks & discussions
  • Small group size (4 – 8 guests)
  • 4 or 5-star hotels
  • Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • Local transportation

Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airport: Dubrovnik, Croatia (DBV) – Transfer time 30min
NOTE: You may also choose to depart from Tivat Airport, Montenegro (TIV) – Transfer time 10min
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 Visa Map to find out.

Accommodations

Dubrovnik – Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Excelsior or similar
Kotor – Boutique Hotel Astoria or similar

Helpful Links

> Visiting Croatia – by Roman Martin


Photographer Leader

Photographer Leader

Roman Martin

June 7 – 12, 2020
September 27 – October 2, 2020
June 6 – 11, 2021
September 26 – October 1, 2021

*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.

ITINERARY

DUBROVNIK & MONTENEGRO 6 DAYS

Day 1 | Dubrovnik

We meet in the morning at our hotel in Dubrovnik. If you are continuing on from our Croatia 9-day Photo Adventure, you will simply segue into this wonderful new adventure. After meeting up we will discuss PWA’s “10 Guiding Principles of Photography” as well as 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 wonderful day of photography throughout this amazing walled city on the sea. In the evening we celebrate with our “Welcome Dinner” at one of our favorite Croatian restaurants high atop the city. (D)

Day 2 | Cavtat - Lokrum

On day two we travel just south of Dubrovnik to the enchanting seaside village of Cavtat. The city is perched on the saddle of a wooded peninsula set between two bays, so you’re never more than moments away from the water. The sea is as still as a mirror, a deep and brilliant blue with pools of green reflected from the pine forests beyond. A wide promenade, fringed with palm trees, runs along the harbor front. This fascinating and cultured destination in itself is an amazing place to spend the day capturing yet another image of Croatia.

Afterwards we spend the afternoon on the island of Lokrum, just to the south of Dubrovnik. Lokrum is a magical oasis indeed. A true nature lovers paradise. While there we will explore the ruins of a Benedictine Monastery that was built there in medieval times. Interesting to know is Lokrum’s unusual historic heritage – back in 12th century, the island was shelter to King Richard the Lionheart while he was shipwrecked on his trip back home from the third Crusade. (B)

Day 3 | Dubrovnik

In the morning we walk the walls of the city from one end to the other, offering us spectacular views of the city, the sea, the islands and the mountains that watch over this magnificent fortress. Dubrovnik has been described as a jewel encased by city walls and, beyond them, by the unbroken blue of the sea.

In the late afternoon we will take a cable car up the mountain that overlooks the old city. Here we will experience breathtaking views of Dubrovnik, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, and the surrounding islands. We’ll photograph the city from high up, including the sunset and twilight before returning to sea level. Be sure to bring your tripod. . (B)

Day 4 | Korčula - Ston

On day four we head north to the island of Korčula. Korčula is rich in vineyards, olive groves, small villages and hamlets. The island’s dense woods led the original Greek settlers to call the island Korkyra Melaina (Black Korčula). We will visit its main settlement, Korčula Town, which is a gorgeous grid of marble streets and impressive architecture.

Upon our return we will stop in Ston on the Peljesac Peninsula. The village of Ston is known for three things – its very well preserved medieval walls, its salt works, and its oysters! The walls of Ston are perhaps what this little village is best known for – and rightfully so. The walls are much longer than those of its more famous neighbor Dubrovnik at 5km in length, making them the longest defensive structure in Europe. They are sometimes referred to as the ‘European Walls of China”. Built in the 14th and 15th centuries as an additional defense for the Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) and to protect the lucrative salt pans in the area. The walls also consist of three fortresses – Veliki Kastil (in Ston), Korula (Mali Ston) and Prodzvizd Fort. (B)

Day 5 | Budva - Sveti Stefan - Kotor Bay - Kotor

Today we depart Dubrovnik and Croatia in the early morning hours for a short drive south to Montenegro, first to Budva and then Kotor Bay. Montenegro is only 45 minutes from Dubrovnik. Budva is a coastal town in Montenegro and it is well known for its sandy beaches and nightlife, but there are just as many historical and cultural sights to see and photograph. Budva is 2,500 years old, which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast.

We will explore Budva’s Old Town and walk the length of the old town walls. From here we will visit the island of Sveti Stefan where we’ll have lunch. Next up… the amazing medieval village of Kotor and Kotor Bay. We will check-in to our hotel and enjoy the magnificent views of the fjord-like mountains. Kotor is so dramatic in real life that it is honestly impossible to describe with words. Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage site, know for its numerous cultural and historic monuments. In the evening we will enjoy a wonderful “Farewell Dinner”, where we will have great fun and laughter as we discuss all the highlights of the trip. (B) (D)

Day 6 | Kotor Bay - Dubrovnik

On our final day we checkout after breakfast and drive Kotor Bay on our way back to Dubrovnik. On the northwest part of the bay we will take a boat to the island of “Gospa od Skrpjela“ known for its 68 frescoes before bidding Kotor and Montenegro farewell.

We will arrive in Dubrovnik by around noon where we will bid you farewell at the airport. We urge you to extend your stay in Dubrovnik or elsewhere in Croatia or Montenegro and make good use of everything you will learn on our photo adventure. (B)

NOTE: You can depart this trip from Dubrovnik or stay in Montenegro and depart from Tivat Airport (TIV). Details about late departure hotel stays or departure airport you plan to use will be discussed in more detail once you register, or feel free to reach out to us at anytime to discuss further.

(B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner, (E) Excursion

May all who come as guests... leave as friends®

OPTIONS AND BENEFITS

Pricing

 

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.

Private Guided 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 to request a quote. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.

 

Travel Insurance

We offer travel insurance through the internationally recognized Travelex Travel Insurance Company, as well as evacuation and medical transportation insurance through MedJet, one of the best in the industry.

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 learn more about why you should consider travel insurance.

Rewards Program

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How The Program Works
For every adventure reservation you make with Photo Workshop Adventures, you earn valuable points which you can redeem on your next trip. This is a great way to save up to 8% off future trips. Our Rewards Program is designed with three tiers: Orange, Gold and VIP Members. Points may be applied towards balance payments on your next trip, or you may choose to accumulate points for a free trip in the future.

ORANGE REWARDS
All guests begin with our Orange Rewards Program (Level 1), which earns 4 points for every dollar you spend. You begin earning points immediately after your first trip. A $5,900 spend earns 23,600 points with a value of $236 USD.

GOLD REWARDS
With our Gold Rewards Program (Level 2), you earn 6 points for every dollar you spend. Orange Members who reach 120,000 accumulated lifetime* points (approx. 4-6 trips), automatically move up to Gold Rewards. A $5,900 spend earns 35,400 points with a value of $354 USD.

Additional Gold Benefits:

  • Earn up to double points during promotional events
  • Advance notifications for upcoming adventures and special offers

VIP REWARDS
With our VIP Rewards Program (Level 3), you earn 8 points for every dollar you spend. Gold Members who reach 350,000 accumulated lifetime* points (approx. 8-12 trips) move up to VIP Rewards. A $5,900 spend earns 47,200 points with a value of $472 USD, (8+/-% discount).

Additional VIP Benefits:

  • Earn up to double points during promotional events
  • Advance notifications for upcoming adventures and special offers
  • Ability to Gift or Transfer points to others
  • Receive complimentary airport transfers at the destination location*


Redeeming Your Points

Redeeming your points couldn’t be easier. You can always log in to your account to check your points balance. When you are ready to book your next trip, register and pay your deposit. When you go to pay your balance you will be given the option to apply your points and receive a discount.

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You can SAVE up to $1200 by combining two or more back-to-back 6-Day or longer Photo Adventures. Call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact 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.

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