Italy Dream Photo Tour

8 Days | May 4th-12th, 2017

Join us for an Italy Photo Tour through one of the most culturally rich and photogenic countries on the planet!

Your photo tour leaders, Elia Locardi and Naomi Locardi, have led photo tours & workshops across the globe. Along with expert guides, they’ll take you from Rome to Tuscany, Florence, and Cinque Terre highlighting some of the premier photography spots that each region has to offer.

We’ll visit some of the most beautiful and photogenic portions of Italy as we lead you on various winery tours, tastings and history tours, all blending beautifully with the unique photographic opportunities and instruction. While we have specific itineraries planned, we also allow some flexibility to take advantage of photographic opportunities we encounter along the way.

So travel back in time with us on this one-of-a-kind Photo Tour of Italy!


Accommodation:

Small, locally owned agriturismo, guesthouses and hotels

Transportation:

Minibus, local bus, train, walking

Physical Rating: Average

Trip type: Small Group

Small group experience (max 12)

Tour Length: 8 Days

May 4th-12th, 2017 (with arrival & departure)

Location: Italy

Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Cinque Terre, Viterbo

Tour Price: $5,395 USD

$1500 USD deposit required to reserve your spot

Tour Leaders *

Elia Locardi and Naomi Locardi


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Italy Photo Tour Itinerary

Day 1 & 2 – Rome

On day one you’ll fly from your home city to Rome where we’ll celebrate the start of our trip together with a welcome dinner this evening. You’ll need to arrive to our hotel in Rome by 5 pm. After breakfast on the following day, we’ll begin our exploration of this incredible ancient city, including visits to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum. Accommodations are based on double-occupancy with single occupancy available on a first-come, first-served basis (in most places) and subject to an supplemental fee.

Day 3 & 4 – Tuscany

On day three we’ll leave the cobble stone streets of the ancient metropolis behind and head for the country making stops along the way to explore little castle towns that look the same now as they did centuries before. We’ll spend the afternoon of day three and all of day four exploring the lush rolling hills and Italian cypress lined roads of the tuscan countryside. Here you’ll be treated to even more excellent food and several local regional wines.

Day 5 & 6 – Chianti, Wine Tastings and Florence

On day five we’ll depart tuscany and make our way towards Chianti treating you to a wine tasting experience in a castle as we make our way towards Florence. In the evening we’ll shoot around the city and enjoy an incredible “Fiorentina” meal. We’ll spend the next day exploring the quaint city of florence, getting to see the David, and soaking in the history and culture that only the birth place of the renaissance can offer.

Day 7 & 8 – Cinque Terre – “The Five Lands”

On day seven we’ll depart florence and make our way by train towards the enchanting and colorful seaside villages of the Cinque Terre. Making our home in Vernazza, we’ll spend the next one and a half days exploring and photographing this one-of-a-kind location. We’ll spend the last night feasting together on freshly caught seafood. The following morning we’ll have one final breakfast together in Cinque Terre before everyone departs. From here we can help you purchase train tickets to your flight departure location, back to Rome, to Pisa or Florence or onto another of Italy’s wonderful cities.



walks-of-italy-logo-150x62We are delighted to be partnering with our good friends at Walks of Italy on our history, food, and winery tours. Walks has over a decade of experience organizing day tours all over Italy to rave reviews and their local experts are fountains of knowledge about each region we will be visiting. If you’re looking to expand your Italy adventure to other regions of this spectacular country either before or after the photo tour, we will be happy to help you set up other day tours with Walks of Italy.


What's Included and Excluded in the Photo Tour Fee

What’s Included:

Arrival Airport Transfer

8 Nights Lodging

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Guides & Special Tours

All Tickets & Entrance Fees

Transportation During Photo Tour

What’s Excluded:

Airfare to and from Italy

Snacks & Drinks outside of normal meals

Alcoholic Beverages (outside glass of wine with dinner)

Tips for guides, drivers, bellhops etc.

Departure transfer / train ticket

International Medical & Travel Insurance Coverage

*Read About Minimum Coverage Requirements & Suggested Inclusions Here*

Supplemental Fees

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $750 USD

Prices are based on double-occupancy unless noted. Single-occupancy rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis (in most places) and subject to a supplemental fee. We try to accommodate participants who request single accommodations, as well as those looking for a roommate. If a single room is requested, or if we are unable to find a suitable roommate, you will be required to pay the supplement.

SMALL GROUP ADDITIONAL CHARGE: $500 USD

Photo Tour price is in US Dollars based upon a minimum of 9 paying participants. In the unlikely event the photo tour does not fill, there is a small surcharge of $500 USD for 5-8 paying participants.


Behind the Scenes and Participant Images

Cancellation Policy

Your deposit is a firm commitment, and will be subject to a cancellation fee, which is why we recommend trip insurance. Please refer to the Payments, Cancellations, and Refunds section in our terms and conditions to read the full details of our policies. Please do not make air travel arrangements until checking with us first.


Disclaimer

While these descriptions represent the photo tour’s planned itinerary, we reserve the right to revise it without notice as we see fit. Details on this page are also subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if the minimum number of participants is not met. And while we don’t anticipate this happening, we reserve the right to adjust the fees for this photo tour due to factors outside of our control, such as fluctuations in currency rates, political or governmental action, new applicable taxes, and such related issues. Please do not purchase air travel before confirming with us. Participants are expected to be in fair health and be capable of spending the days walking around the various areas while carrying their own equipment. * Tour leaders subject to change.

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