Lake Maggiore

Stresa, Borromean Islands, Ascona, Locarno, Valle Maggia 
Santa Caterina del Sasso, Cannobbio, Bellinzona, Valle Verzasca

 

This tour is fully booked

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The Lake Maggiore is unique. One part is in Switzerland but the biggest part of the lake lies in Italy.
Discover on this 5 day special photo tour both Switzerland and Italy. Visit the beautiful Borromean Islands with the noble palazzo and quaint fishing village. See Stresa and its splendid hotels from a time past. Stroll through typical Italian Cannobio with its charming little alleys and get some amazing views of the hermitage Santo Caterina del Sasso.
The Swiss site also has a lot to offer. The very charming village of Ascona with its colourful houses, lively Locarno, Bellinzona and the three castles and last but not least - the Valli - the valleys of Ticino where time has stood still for 100 years.

The Lake Maggiore photo tour will include photography of typical sights, landscape photography, sunrise and sunset shoots and night shoots. The itinerary is flexible allowing for weather and light conditions and can always be adjusted by the group - perhaps to include your favourite sunset spot? This flexibility makes the tours of phototourgroup.com so very unique and popular. 

Duration

5 days 

28 February - 4 March 2018 (Wednesday to Sunday)

Late winter/early spring is a lovely time to go to the Lake Maggiore, as we will most likely have crisp clear sunny days (which can be already quite warm) and snow still on the mountains. And we avoid crowds.

 

The dates don't suite you? Ask for a private tour

 

Itinerary

Italian side of the Lake in Piedmont (Stresa. Borromean Islands, Cannobio) and Lombardy (Santa Caterina del Sasso), Swiss villages and towns like Ascona, Locarno and Bellinzona and the valleys in Ticino like Valle Verzasca and Valle Maggia.

We will do sunset shoots at the lake and a night shoot in Ascona.

(the itinerary is flexible and leaves space for individual wishes and suggestions and will be adapted to weather and light conditions)

 

Group Size

3-8 photographers

 

Experience/Difficulty

Beginners, amateurs, (semi)-professionals

All camera types

It is not the quality of your equipment but your attitude towards photography that matters!

Moderate physical fitness. We will walk a lot and in some places it can be steep as we will be in the Southern part of the alps.

 

"Base Camp"

We will stay and start our day tours in Locarno, Switzerland
Here you find a selection of hotels in Locarno

 

Includes

Travel, landscape and architecture photography

Professional photographer guide

Entrance fees

Local transportation with a mini van and a local driver
Shuttle in the evening of the 27th of February from Lugano Airport to Locarno (optional)
Shuttle in the morning of the 5th of March to Lugano Airport (optional)

 

Optional

You can book your photo tour with or without accommodation.

You may either prefer to organise your stay yourself and book your own accommodation (to stay longer or simpler or more luxurious for example). Or we can arrange your accommodation and book you into one of the hotels or apartments (middle class) at our "Base Camp".

 

Does not include

Journey to and from "Base Camp"(exception - shuttle service see above)

Tips, food and drinks 

Personal expenses

Travel Insurance

Good weather guarantee

 

You should bring

Camera

Tripod

Filters (optional)

Good hiking shoes for long walks

Rain Jacket

 

Price per person

GBP 1950,00 without accommodation (approx. 2540 USD or 2280,00 EUR)
GBP 2250,00 including 6 nights double occupancy (only if you book for two people)
GBP 2550,00 including 6 nights single occupancy
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Organisation

Once you booked and your booking is confirmed, we will send you detailed information where we meet.

The tour starts on Wednesday at 10 am and will end on Sunday at 6 pm.

If you decided to book your accommodation with us, we will book a hotel from Tuesday night till Monday morning for you (6 nights).

 

Travel Information (not included in tour)

Airport Lugano -  transfer to Locarno by train 1.5 hours, by car 60 mins

Airport Milan Malpensa - transfer to Locarno by train 2.5 hours, by car 1.5 hours

Airport Zurich - transfer to Locarno by train 3.5 hours, by car 3 hours

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Payment

You can pay with PayPal or credit card.

See our Terms and Conditions for cancellations.

 

This tour is fully booked

(you missed the last spot? please contact us for new dates or private tours)


This tour will guide you to the best places at the Lake Maggiore, carefully planned for the best light (if weather permits). You will get advice how to capture the best moments, how to compose a photo, how to train your eye to see the best point of views. It will spark your creativity and improve your photographic skills.

 

The tour will also give you all the freedom and space you need to develop your own creativity and create photos with your personality. You will not feel like you are in a "photo school". Our aim is, that you enjoy yourself and find your own pace for taking your individual "master piece".

 

There will be no pressure to rush from one location to the next. As we will travel in small groups, we will be highly flexible with our schedule and may always adjust it to the needs and wishes of our individual group.

 

Do not be worried about bad weather - even in rain we will take interesting and moody photos. There is no bad light - you just have to find the right subjects for rainy photos and we will help you with that.

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