Northern Spain Photo Tour
Immerse yourself in Spanish culture. North or South Spain are both very uniquely different experiences. Landscapes, Modern Architecture & Street Portraits are the focus of this photo tour. A slow fourteen day trip that will allow you to really explore micro adventures in each province. From the fishing villages of Asturias to the gastronomic delights of the Basque country, this is a travel photographer’s mecca. An eclectic mix of seascapes to mountains and modern or traditional architecture. Each day promises to be a visual feast.
Dates: August 30 - Sept 12 (14 Days)
2 - 4 people max (2 spots left)
Led by Alfonso Calero - Fluent in Spanish, photographer, tutor and guide (Date Requests Accepted)
US$6700 Twin Room
USD$7200 Single Room
All ground transport
All 3.5 Star Accommodation
All Tuition (6 hours per day), translating, driving, photography, tour-guiding
International Flights and International Hotel Transfers
Lunches and Dinners
Entrance Fees, Tips & local transport
International flights should be booked separately once your Tour booking is confirmed.
Itinerary Northern SPAIN PHOTO TOUR
Day 1 - Drive Barcelona - Zaragoza
Afternoon/Sunset Photo Walk - Highlights include the Basilica, the best tapas bars, Iconic Heritage Buildings and sunset shot by Ebro River. Staying at the Alfonso Hotel. Don’t worry it’s 4 star!
Day 2 & 3 - San Sebastian is the home of Pintxos (Tapas) and exquisite cuisine. La Concha is the main beach. My photo tours are not just about shooting every hour of the day. It’s important to put your camera down to rest and play. When in the Basque country you need to check out why it has the highest concentration of Michelin Starred restaurants. I can show you where the best places to eat are without having to go fine dining and blow your budget.
Day 4 & 5 San Juan de Gaztelugatxe & Azkarri - Seascapes will be our focus to capture a sunrise and sunset in both locations. If time and weather permits we may also explore another great sea-side location called Barrika. The following day we will drop into Bilbao for the morning to explore the Guggenheim Museum.
Day 6 - Lagos De Covadonga in The Peaks of Europe - A short drive into the Cantabrian Province will bring us into the twin lakes of Covadonga for an over night stay.
Day 7 & 8 - For our next two nights Llanes is a fishing town located in eastern Asturias. Medieval in origin, it has been an important fishing port throughout history and still conserves an interesting old quarter where tourists can find all kinds of shops and restaurants. Quite active culturally, Llanes preserves very striking traditional festivities. Highlights around the Llanes area include seascapes where we will slow down our shutter speeds and chill in the rustic nature of an infinite number of beaches to explore. Lots of large jagged rock formations and many variations in composition.
Day 9 & 10 - Drive to the Asturian Coastline to explore the sleepy fishing villages and hidden rustic beaches. Luarca will be our base for two nights for our daily sunrise and sunset shoots at nearby hidden coves. There are more than two hundred beaches, of all sorts and kinds: large and small sandy beaches, pebble beaches and hidden coves. Each and every one has a charm of its own and, depending on its characteristics. Three hundred and forty-five kilometres of coast in Asturias where travellers can fully enjoy this delightful diversity.
Day 10 - Luarca (Seascapes) Sunset/Dusk & Dawn Sunrise. There are eighteen fishing villages in all, dotting the entire Asturian coast. They all have the appeal of fishing towns and villages with their old quarters, restaurants and cider taverns serving seafood cuisine, their promenades, harbours, beaches, cliffs and sea views. They offer up charming surprises at every turn along the Asturian coastal strip, providing many lasting memories.
Day 11& 12 Las Ubinas National Park - After all the seascapes, a change of pace and scenery will take us up into the mountain range. Here we will find abandoned villages, waterfalls and misty mountain views. The lush green forests and flowing streams at old mills will also be worth a morning bush walk. The food is also uniquely different. Dishes like Chesnut Stew and Fabada Asturiana are delicious.
Day 13 - Long 5 hour drive to Toledo. Mid afternoon checkin followed by an early evening stroll through the hidden alleys and bottle neck laneways.
Day 14 - Toledo is an ancient city set on a hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. The capital of the region, it’s known for the medieval Arab, Jewish and Christian monuments in its walled old city. It was also the former home of Mannerist painter El Greco. The Moorish Bisagra Gate and the Sol Gate, in Mudéjar style, open into the old quarter, where the Plaza de Zocodover is a lively meeting place.
Day 14 - On our final day we will rise early for a sunrise shot overlooking Toledo from across the river followed by a late morning checkout and leisurely drive back to Madrid by lunch time.
Ever wanted to venture further with your photography and new cultural experiences? Our Spain Photography Tour gives you the chance to capture the colour and movement of a unique country while experiencing the sights with an experienced, Spanish speaking, guide, instructor and professional photographer Alfonso Calero.
We will learn:
Landscape & Seascape Photography
Advanced Editing Techniques
Deposit and Cancellation Policy (per person)
A deposit of $US1000 per person is required to secure booking
Via Bank Transfer
Cancellation More than 120 days before a trip: 100% refund of deposit.
Cancellation Between 120 and 30 days: 50% refund
Cancellation Less than 30 days: 0% refund
Final payment is due 120 days before the workshop/trip starts.
Very small group
Learn at your own pace one on one
Hand-picked BEST locations
Led by an experienced photographer/guide/tutor fluent in Spanish
Truly authentic travel experience - a trip of lifetime!
A lot of unplanned photo walks can lead to amazing photo opportunities.
Heavily researched locations through years of travelling.
local knowledge and local contacts
What to Bring: Photographic & General Gear
DSLR or hybrid digital camera
Lens 24-70mm range
Tripod & Cable Release
Dependable Portable External Drive
Laptop and power supply
Up to 20 kg luggage and appropriate clothing
Moderate Level of Fitness is required with around 10,000 steps a day (2 hrs)
Tapas in Madrid & Pintxos in the Basque Country
Rustic windswept fishing towns
Gypsy Street Portaits
El Camino Trails
Abandoned Mountain Villages