Explore Lake Bled and its iconic church on Bled island starting with sunrise at the shore and ending with sunset from a stunning vantage point. Contrast this with the more tranquil but equally inspiring Lake Bohinj in the heart of the Julian Alps. Try creative long exposures to capture fast-flowing rivers and waterfalls at Vintgar Gorge. Travel through many picturesque villages to shoot traditional hayracks and agricultural details and document a slower pace of life. Discover the warmth and charm of Ljubljana with its contrasting styles of architecture, café culture and bustling riverbank and markets.
Experience a range of incredible photographic locations and experiment with a variety of photography techniques on this 8-day tour where you’ll travel in a small group, stay in well-chosen high quality accommodation and be guided and assisted by one of our experienced photography tour leaders.
DAY 1: Arrive at Lake Bled
Arrive in Ljubljana and transfer to Bled. The adventure starts with an afternoon shoot to capture ‘golden light’ at iconic lake Bled. Evening get-together for a welcome dinner and to discuss plans for the tour.
Day 2 & 3: Lakes Bled and Bohinj
We’ll take 2 full days to explore the beautiful Gorenjska region starting with a sunrise shoot at the shore of Lake Bled. From Bled Castle perched up on the cliff top we’ll capture superb panoramas of the lake with its island and Baroque church. Visit the spectacular Vintgar Gorge the perfect location to experiment with capturing fast-flowing water and try out some long exposures. Our second glacial lake is Bohinj and has a very different feel. Here we’ll take time to hone our composition skills at the lake shore and capture creative reflections. A short drive takes us to the surrounding picturesque villages where you’ll have the opportunity to capture traditional agricultural architecture including the landmark hayracks of Slovenia, as well as scenes of rural village life. Cap off the evenings with a sunset shoot at the lakeside.
DAY 4 & 5: Soca River Valley and Triglav National Park
Our route takes us over the Vrsic pass, the highest pass in the Julian Alps with incredible views across the Slovenian Alps. We travel down to the Soca River Valley to explore more of the Triglav National Park. Capture the incredible emerald waters of the Soca and discover gorges and waterfalls as we hike along the riverbanks. As well as capturing stunning landscapes, we may be lucky with some wildlife photography and will also take the opportunity to photograph the historical World War I remnants along the trail. Our route will take us on an exciting tour of some of highest mountains in Slovenia offering incredible views across Slovenia and into Italy.
DAY 6-7: Ljubljana
We leave the Alps and head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and a gem of a city. During the next 2 days we’ll wander the charming streets of the old city camera in hand and capture the highlights of Ljubljana including baroque churches, diverse architectural details and the castle as well as trying our hand at some street photography and candid portraits in Ljubljana’s bustling marketplace and along the café-strewn riverbanks. We’ll also make a half-day trip from the city to capture one of Slovenia’s many scenic locations.
DAY 8: Departure from Ljubljana
Transfer to departure airport.
We will use centrally located 4-star hotel at Ljubljana. At Bled and the Soča river valley we will stay at family-owned pensions. All places are carefully chosen for their location, convenience and quality of service. The price is based on 2 sharing a double/twin room, single rooms available for a supplement. For further information on accommodation please contact us.
Accommodation (7 nights) sharing a double/twin room (singles available upon request), all meals (three per day), soft drinks, transfers from/to Ljubljana airport and all transportation during the tour, expert photographer guidance, and all entrance fees.
Airfares, Airport transfers other than Ljubljana Airport (transfers from other nearby airports can be arranged), alcoholic drinks, tips, optionals.
- Wireless internet is available at all places we stay.
- There are many optional activities available. Most popular are hot air balloon flights and panoramic flights over the Alps.
- Let us know if you would like to arrive early or you want to extend your stay.
- This tour is outdoor oriented and we will spend a lot of time enjoying nature. You should have a reasonable level of fitness to make the most of this tour.