Join Branimir for a 13-day photography tour of one of the most beautiful natural and historic areas of southern Europe. Renowned for its natural beauty and historical heritage, Croatia is rapidly gaining popularity as a travel destination. For the photographer in you, Croatia has an over-abundance and variety of opportunities. The country offers diverse culture, great food, ancient walled towns and medieval castles (such as Varazdin and Trakoscan castles and the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ – the walled city of Dubrovnik), coastal towns with stunning architecture, pristine beaches, and over 1,000 islands along the Dalmatian coast. Croatian interior is rich with forested mountains and natural jewels such as the Plitvice Lakes National Park, with 16 turquoise lakes, hundreds of inter-connected waterfalls, and spectacular karst formations. We will visit and photograph six out of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites present in Croatia.
When: October 2 – 14, 2017
See the detailed 2017 Croatia Photo Tour itinerary
You can view a gallery of images from Croatia in the Stock Photo Library section. Here is a two-minute video with images from places we will explore on the tour (make sure the sound on your viewing device is turned on):
Logistic on the ground is provided by O-Tours, a Croatian agency specializing in business travel. We have selected our accommodation close to the key photography and travel locations. Our goal is to provide a productive photo tour and an unforgettable vacation experience.
Group size is limited to a minimum of 8 and maximum of 15 participants. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend, and Branimir will be on-hand to answer your questions at all times. An experienced tour leader and photographer, Branimir has a genuine passion for helping others realize their aspirations in an enjoyable and relaxing manner. A trusted photography expert, he will support your photographic ambitions as they develop beyond this tour.
Participants should be physically able to carry their own gear, take part in walking tours around towns and fit to walk on uneven boardwalks in national parks. Please let us know if you have any food allergies, special needs or any physical condition that you feel might prevent you from fully participating.
Photo tour cost: Cdn$ 3,250 per person (based on double occupancy, all taxes included). Single room supplement is Cdn$ 400
Registration deadline: March 15, 2017
What is included: accommodation at 3 or 4 star hotels, ground transportation in a tour bus with a driver, entrance fees to historic buildings & national parks, English-speaking local tour guides and all meals except as indicated in the itinerary, and photo tour fee. Lunches on the first and last days are left open so you are flexible to plan the meal to fit your schedule and interests. We will recommend the best places to sample the local cuisine. If requested, we will do our best to find a suitable roommate for individual travelers.
What is not included: airfare to and from Croatia, cost of personal medical or travel insurance, any meals not included in the photo tour itinerary, alcoholic beverages and any expenses of personal nature, cost of activities taken on your own. A modest gratuity for the bus driver is welcome and appreciated.
Please note that out tour will start in Zagreb and end in Dubrovnik. There are flights available from Dubrovnik to several major travel centres in Europe. Contact us if you need help in booking a return flight to Zagreb. Do not book your flights until your receive notification that we have a sufficient number of registered participants (the cut-off date is on March 15, 2017)
Important registration information
To hold you spot on this photo tour, a deposit of Cdn$ 300 is required at the time of booking.
We require a minimum of 8 participants in order to run this photography tour. If the minimum number is not reached by March 15, 2017, the tour will be cancelled and deposits will be refunded to participants.
First installment is due in early April 2017 (Cdn$ 1,250 per person, or $950 if you already sent us the deposit).
Final payment is due no later than August 1, 2017 (Cdn$ 2,000 per person based on double occupancy, Cdn$ 2,400 for single).
Due to complexity of organizing this photography tour, registration fees are non-refundable if you have to cancel, for any reason, after March 24, 2017 . Although we will try our best to re-sell your space (to be able to return your deposit), we highly recommend that you get a trip cancellation insurance. You are also required to have a valid medical and emergency insurance coverage suitable for international travel.
Travel insurance helps minimize the risk of financial losses you could incur in the event of a delay of your departure due to weather or airline strike, missed connections, your inability to travel for reasons such as illness, injury, unforeseen financial complications and other personal circumstances, or if you are required to cut your trip short for medical or any other reasons.
How to register: if you have any questions about this unique photographic experience or would like to register, please contact Branimir at branimir [at] shaw.ca or call 306-220-5703 (Central Standard Time).