Explore, Create and be Inspired
Our photographers will guide you on this amazing autumn photography tour in sunny Portugal, the oldest country in Europe. Our tour includes wonderful photo opportunities in Sintra, (the most romantic town in Portugal,) the seacoast and villages of the area, historical sites and palaces, and Lisbon, (the vibrant capital of Portugal bursting with culture.)
Portugal in Autumn is a Photographer’s Dream
Prepare to be inspired, to laugh, to challenge yourself, and to make incredible photographs on your photography holiday with us.
We’ll welcome you to Sintra with wine and cheese late in the afternoon. We’ll chat about some of the places we’ll see and adventures we have planned. With years of exploring the coastal and hilly areas around Sintra, Fernando and Marion have a knack for finding special places for photo ops that tourists have not discovered. We’ll drive out to Praia das Maçãs to capture the sunset. You’ll get a feel for the place and see a little of the scenery that will unfold before your eyes as the days progress.
We’ll start our first full day with some photo tuition before heading out to explore and capture images. Our days will be filled with photo opportunities that include stunning seascapes, rural landscapes, the narrow, cobbled lanes of Sintra and the National Palace, and the bustling city of Lisbon.
As we drive through the woods of the Sintra mountains, we’ll stop along the way to photograph old quintas and majestic royal palaces in the distance. Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point in continental Europe,) is a place to photograph the lighthouse and rugged cliffs along the Atlantic. We’ll photograph seascapes and the beautiful coastal town of Cascais. It has a Mediterranean vibe with sandy coves and the Santa Marta Lighthouse.
In the countryside, we will drive along winding roads with crop fields and photograph white-washed old windmills. The region boasts the enchanting palace and cathedral of Mafra, (one of the largest in Europe.) The golden afternoon light will be perfect for creating photos of the magnificent limestone palace and monastery.
We’ll spend a day in Lisbon, (known as the oldest city in Europe,) and explore historical and avant-garde neighbourhoods such as Baixa, (downtown,) and Bairro Alto. We’ll drive up to miradouros to get the best views of the city and the Tagus River. We’ll hear the clang of the bright yellow #28 Tram and capture images as it threads its way through the twisty streets.
Our tour also includes opportunities to photograph Lisbon from the south side. We’ll walk along the Cacilhas ferry dock and see fishermen casting lines into the Tagus River. The panorama of the Lisbon skyline is stunning with the river in the foreground and the 25th of April Bridge to the west. We’ll drive to the Caparica Coast. It stretches for 27 km with golden sand and crystal-clear water. We’ll photograph the Arte Xavega fishermen using an ancient art to collect fish. Once on the shore, they work quickly to get the splashing fish into bins ready for market. You’ll find it challenging to capture the exciting action.
We’ll spend time photographing in the beautifully restored village of Aldeia da Mata Pequena. It’s a charming traditional “Saloia” village with white-washed stone houses. It’s a wonderful opportunity to practice everything you’ve learned during our time together.
During the week, we will help you capture the best images. We will suggest tips and techniques including composition, shooting modes, and camera settings.
Breakfast at the hotel is included in the tour. We’ll take you to local cafes and restaurants to sample and enjoy traditional Portuguese cuisine. Two lunches and two dinners are included in the tour fee.
We invite you to join us on this exciting photography tour where you will explore, create, and be inspired.
October Photography Tour in Portugal
October 8 to 15, 2018
Tour Fee 2795€ per person
Photography Tour in Portugal
October 8 to 15, 2018
Tour Fee 2795 € per person
No Single Supplement
transportation, 7 breakfasts,
2 lunches, and 2 dinners
Contact us for airport transfer rates.
Please contact us with your questions and we’ll be happy to help you.
Phone +351 966 778 913