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)

Northern Spain Route

Northern Spain Route

2 - 4 people max (2 spots left)

Led by Alfonso Calero - Fluent in Spanish, photographer, tutor and guide (Date Requests Accepted)

Pricing:

US$6700 Twin Room

USD$7200 Single Room

Price includes:

  • All ground transport

  • All 3 Star Accommodation

  • All Tuition (6 hours per day), translating, driving, photography, tour-guiding

  • All Breakfasts

NOT included:

  • International Flights and International Hotel Transfers

  • Lunches and Dinners

  • Entrance Fees

  • Travel Insurance

  • 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 near River Ebro gives us a chance to shoot a sunset and sunrise.

Zaragoza Sunset

Zaragoza Sunset

Zaragoza Cafe

Zaragoza Cafe

Zaragoza

Zaragoza

Zaragoza

Zaragoza

La Concha Beach, San Sebastian

La Concha Beach, San Sebastian

La Concha Beach, San Sebastian

La Concha Beach, San Sebastian

La Concha Beach, San Sebastian

La Concha Beach, San Sebastian

La Concha Beach, San Sebastian

La Concha Beach, San Sebastian

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.

La Concha Beach, San Sebastian

La Concha Beach, San Sebastian

San Sebastian Old Quarter

San Sebastian Old Quarter

San Sebastian Bocadillo

San Sebastian Bocadillo

San Sebastian, La Chileda Sculpture

San Sebastian, La Chileda Sculpture

San Sebastian Old Quarter

San Sebastian Old Quarter

Day 4, 5 & 6 San Juan de Gaztelugatxe & Liencres - 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. Other key locations along the broken coast are Playa de Arnia, Playa de Portio and Playa de Cerrias. Be ready for some sunrise and sunset shots in most coastal locations. Depending on tides and weather forecast we wil have many choices.

Sunrise in the Basque Country

Sunrise in the Basque Country

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe - Game Of Thrones Film Location

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe - Game Of Thrones Film Location

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Day 7 - 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. If we are lucky with a clear night we might stay on after sunset and shoot some astrophotography.

Lagos De Covadonga, Peaks Of Europe National Park

Lagos De Covadonga, Peaks Of Europe National Park

Day 8 & 9 - For our next two nights next to Playa de La Gueirua & Playa de Silencio which covers a huge area located in eastern Asturias. During the day we will visit for long lunches fishing villages Medieval in origin. Luarca and Cudillero have been important fishing ports throughout history and still have fresh seafood and delicious restaurants. Lots of large jagged rock formations and many variations in compositions will be on offer for other key locations like Playa Portizuelo, Playa de Toro and many other hidden gems.

Playa de La Gueirua

Playa de La Gueirua

Cuevas De Pindal

Cuevas De Pindal

Playa De Toro

Playa De Toro

Luarca, Asturias

Luarca, Asturias

Quiros, Las Ubinas National Park

Quiros, Las Ubinas National Park

Niemeyer Centre, Aviles, Asturias

Niemeyer Centre, Aviles, Asturias

San Salvador, Quiros, Asturias

San Salvador, Quiros, Asturias

Day 10 & 11 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.

Quiros, Asturias

Quiros, Asturias

Abandoned Village, Las Ubinas National Park

Abandoned Village, Las Ubinas National Park

Day 12 - Toro in Zamora is a welcome change of pace in wine growing country oozing with history. The infamous Tempranillo grape grows very well in these parts. Rioja region up north is known for their red wines but Toro is definitely coming up the ranks. Get ready to chillax with a glass in hand and a camera in the other hand.

Northern Spain Photo Tours

Day 13 - 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.

Toledo at dawn.

Toledo at dawn.

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:

  • Master Composition

  • Street Portraiture

  • Landscape & Seascape Photography

  • Long Exposure

  • 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

Tour highlights:

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

  • Adobe Lightroom

  • 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

  • Romanic Architecture

  • El Camino Trails

  • Abandoned Mountain Villages

My custom made city photo walks cover beautiful architecture and street portrait opportunities. They usually are in the golden & blue hours of the day and last 3-6 hours. 
— Alfonso's Tour Highlights
I prefer to travel in small groups and give you more one on one attention. The true essence of travel photography is to be in the right place at the right time and see what elements come together
— Alfonso Calero