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ANDALUSIA

Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Marbella, Costa del Sol

MOROCCO

SAHARA

PORTUGAL

ANDALUSIA

BARCELONA

PROVENCE

Moorish Architecture, castles, mosques, flamenco dancing and white sand beaches.

Our Andalusia Photo Tour is a dream come true for any travel photographer looking for nature, architecture, landscapes, seascapes, people and more. This large autonomous region of hills, rivers, and farmland bordering Spain’s southern coast, is breathtaking in so many ways. It was under Moorish rule from the 8th-15th centuries, a legacy that shows in its stunning architecture, including such landmarks as the Alcázar castle in Seville, the capital city, as well as Córdoba’s Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral and Granada’s Alhambra palace.

The Costa del Sol – from posh Puerto Banús to the port of Málaga – forms a near-continuous beachfront strip along the Mediterranean. Inland are the whitewashed mountain villages of Las Alpujarras in the Sierra Nevada, and Jerez de la Frontera, which produces sherry. That fortified wine complements the seafood-based cuisine of Andalusia, which is known as the birthplace of gazpacho. 

We’ll be beginning and ending in Seville, and visiting and exploring Jerez, Medina-Sidonia, Parque Natural Los Alcornocales, Marbella, Granada and Cordoba.

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 Andalusia, Spain!

The Costa del Sol – from posh Puerto Banús to the port of Málaga – forms a near-continuous beachfront strip along the Mediterranean. Inland are the whitewashed mountain villages of Las Alpujarras in the Sierra Nevada, and Jerez de la Frontera, which produces sherry. That fortified wine complements the seafood-based cuisine of Andalusia, which is known as the birthplace of gazpacho. 

We’ll be beginning and ending in Seville, and visiting and exploring Jerez, Medina-Sidonia, Parque Natural Los Alcornocales, Marbella, Granada and Cordoba.

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 Andalusia, Spain!

Group Size

4 – 8 Guests

Experience | Difficulty

  • Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers
  • DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras
  • Busy schedule
  • Travel by metro, car or minibus
  • No elevation changes and lots of walking
  • (non-photographers also welcome)

Weather | Sun

April – Temps 65/43 F  19/7 C  Sunrise 7:44 | Sunset 8:46 (20:46)
September – Temps 84/57 F  29/14 C  Sunrise 8:01 | Sunset 8:15 (20:15)

Includes

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

Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airport: Seville Airport, Spain (SVQ) – Transfer time: 30 min
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

Seville – Casa del Poeta, Hotel Ateneo Sevilla, Hotel Palacio de Villapanes or similar 
Marbella – Kempinski Hotel Bahía, Puente Romano Marbella or similar
Granada – Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula, Hotel Villa Oniria or similar
Cordoba – Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailío, Hotel Madinat or similar


Photographer Leader

Photographer Leader

Daniel Acevedo

April 12 – 18, 2020
September 20 – 26, 2020
April 11 – 17, 2021

Photographer Leader

Photographer Leader

Michael Chinnici

June 6 – 12, 2020
3 Amigos 10th Anniversary Photo Tour

Photographer Leader

Photographer Leader

Laurie Cohen

June 6 – 12, 2020
3 Amigos 10th Anniversary Photo Tour

Photographer Leader

Photographer Leader

Roman Martin

June 6 – 12, 2020
3 Amigos 10th Anniversary Photo Tour

*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

ANDALUSIA 7 DAYS

Day 1 | Seville - Plaza de España

We begin our journey through Andalusia in Seville, Spain. After meeting in the lobby of our hotel, we will discuss PWA’s “10 Guiding Principles to Great 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 architectural, people and fine art photography throughout Seville.

Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. It’s famous for flamenco dancing, particularly in its Triana neighborhood. Major landmarks include the ornate Alcázar Castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring. The Gothic Seville Cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a minaret turned bell tower, the Giralda. We’ll cover all in day one and two.

In the evening we celebrate with our “Welcome Dinner” at one of our favorite Spanish restaurants. (D)

Day 2 | Seville - Royal Alcázar - Catedral de Sevilla

We set out early to capture Seville as the city awakens. After a morning of street photography we set our sights on The Alcázar of Seville. A royal palace built for the Christian king Peter of Castile. It was built by Castilian Christians on the site of an Abbadid Muslim residential fortress destroyed after the Christian conquest of Seville. Adjacent to the Alcázar is The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, better known as Seville Cathedral. It was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

After lunch we will continue our adventure through the city capturing it’s amazing Arabic and Spanish architecture. In the evening we will be treated to a flamenco dance while dining. (B)

Day 3 | Jerez - Medina-Sidonia - Parque Los Alcornocales - Marbella

On day three we depart Seville and drive south toward the Mediterranean Sea. Our first stop will be Jerez, more formally known as “Jerez de la Frontera”. Its old quarter surrounds the Alcázar de Jerez, a Moorish fortress founded in the 11th century. The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art is a famed riding school with horse shows and a carriage museum. The city is also known for flamenco music and sherry production in the so-called Sherry Triangle lying to the west. 

Next is a little gem called Medina-Sidonia. An unspoiled, ancient white-washed hilltop town, little-known despite its important history. The town was one of Spain’s most important ducal seats in the 15th century; producing an admiral who led the Spanish Armada against England. The title of Duque de Medina Sidonia was bestowed upon the family of Guzmán El Bueno, of the Tarifa siege, for his valiant role in taking the town. It is considered by some to be the oldest city in Europe, used as a military defense location due to its elevation. 

On our way to Marbella, we will drive through the mountains of Parque Natural Los Alcornocales. Once in Marbella, a seaside resort village on the Costa del Sol, we will check into our hotel. We’ll spend the evening taking in the Spanish Riviera. Just west of Marbella is the Golden Mile, consisting of prestigious nightclubs and coastal estates. This leads to Puerto Banús marina, filled with luxury yachts, and surrounded by upscale boutiques, bars and restaurants. (B)

Day 4 | Costa del Sol - Granada

After sunrise and breakfast we will depart for Granada, perhaps one of the best know cities in Southern Spain. En route we’ll hug the coast, better known as the Costa del Sol where we’ll stop to capture some seaside villages. You’ll love this region of Spain. 

Granada in located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s known for grand examples of medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation, especially the Alhambra. This sprawling hilltop fortress complex encompasses royal palaces, serene patios, and reflecting pools from the Nasrid dynasty, as well as the fountains and orchards of the Generalife gardens. We’ll check-in and begin exploring the magnificent city. (B)

Day 5 | Granada - Alhambra - Nasrid Palaces

We are up early so we can enter the Alhambra as it opens. To help put Alhambra in perspective, everyone agrees that the Alhambra in Granada is one of the most magnificent buildings the human race has ever created, so much so that it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984 by UNESCO. The Alhambra was a palace, a fortress and a citadel; the residence of the Nasrid Sultans and top government officials, court servants and the royal guard. We’ll spend the morning exploring Alhambra and the Nasrid Palaces. Opulent Moorish-style courtyards, reception halls & royal quarters are at the heart of the Alhambra. 

There is actually so much to see and photograph in Granada that you could spend almost one week here. So if you like it, you will surely return. (B)

Day 6 | Cordoba - Mosque of Córdoba

We’ll depart right after breakfast for our drive west to Cordoba. Cordoba was an important Roman city and a major Islamic center in the Middle Ages. It’s best known for La Mezquita, an immense mosque dating from 784 A.D., featuring a columned prayer hall and older Byzantine mosaics. After it became a Catholic church in 1236, a Renaissance-style nave was added in the 17th century. Also known as the Great Mosque of Córdoba and the Mezquita, whose ecclesiastical name is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, is the Catholic cathedral of the Diocese of Córdoba dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. 

We’ll focus on some street photography in the late afternoon hours. After a well deserved rest, we prepare for our wonderful Spanish “Farewell Dinner”, with great fun and laughter as we discuss all the highlights of the trip. (B) (D)

Day 7 | Seville

After an early breakfast we depart Cordoba and return to Seville Airport (about 1.5 hours west) where we will bid you farewell. At breakfast we’ll trade contact information and conduct our last photo review.

We urge you to extend your stay in Seville or elsewhere in Spain and make good use of everything you will learn on our photo adventure. (B)

(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.

THINK ORANGE Magazine

Subscribe to our Think Orange Magazine and eNews. THINK ORANGE is a wonderful mix of stories and tips related to travel, photography, adventure, culture, art, technology, cuisine, lifestyle, people and more. Our objective is to immerse you in a world you may only fantasize about. Raise your awareness and inspire your creativity. Perhaps even help make you a better photographer. We deliver similar experiential experiences that our guests enjoy on our photo adventures. Like all of our adventures, our blog is “photo-centric”, while also allowing you to experience all the nuances and cultural aspects of travel and adventure. Welcome to our world. We hope you enjoy. Our eNews is a great way to receive information about upcoming photo adventures, exciting new destinations, photography tips, special offers and more. Subscribe today!

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Give someone you know a Gift Card, good toward any of our Photo  Adventures, Photo Tours, Private Guided Tours, Online Courses, Prints or Merchandize. Our beautifully personalized eGift Cards and 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 for more information.

Combine-N-Save

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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