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Wild Coasts

Northern Spain Photo Tour

Wild Coasts

CHF 2'790 per person
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Northern Spain Photo Tour

Discover the photographic highlights of northern Spain. Travel from Bilbao in the Basque Country to Galicia in the west. Wild coasts, bizarre rock formations, lonely beaches, green landscapes and fairy-tale lighthouses awaits you.

The varied photo motifs of northern Spain are perfect for experimenting with long-term exposures, among other things.

With ideal weather conditions and a clear sky, you have the opportunity to photograph the galactic centre of the Milky Way above the epic landscape of northern Spain. You will stay in comfortable hotels not far from the photo locations.

We will put together the exact daily program on site at short notice in order to be able to deal with the respective weather and light conditions. To make sure you can capture shots at the right time with the right light in the golden and blue hour, we will be outdoors especially at sunrise and sunset times. In between, after breakfast or in the early afternoon, you will have free time to relax. The dates of this photo tour are based on the tides and visibility of the Milky Way (weather permitting).

01 - 07 June 2021

8 days / 7 nights from Bilbao / to Santiago de Compostela

6 - 8 guests

Basque Country / Bilbao – Cantabria – Asturias – Santiago de Compostela / Galicia

English- and German speaking photo guides

The Northern Spain Photo Tour offers extraordinary highlights!

  • Fantastic coastal landscapes of northern Spain with rugged rocks and impressive cliffs.
  • Fascinating rock formations (Flysch) on the beaches with wonderful lines and layers.
  • Lighthouses and monasteries in spectacular locations.
  • Countless possibilities to experiment with grey, polar and gradient filters.
  • You will stay in cosy and comfortable hotels with all amenities close to the photo locations.
  • You will be accompanied and have intensive supervision by two professional photographers

Photo Guides

Fabio Antenore

Fabio Antenore

Amazing Views Photo Guide

Jennifer Brühlmann

Jennifer Brühlmann

Amazing Views Photo Guide

Price

01 – 07 Juni 2021

CHF 2‘790.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 2‘990.- | Price per person in a single room

Included in the price

Professional photography guides

7 overnight stays in beautiful, well located hotels

breakfast

Transfer from / to the airport Santiago / Bilbao with the flight connections recommended by us

All transfers on site

intensive support and instruction by the workshop leaders

Comprehensive travel information

Not included in the price

Individual travel to Santiago De Compostela / from Edinburgh

Transfer from / to the airport on a different arrival / departure than recommended by us

Lunch, dinner

drinks

Personal expenses, entrance fees, etc.

Cancellation costs insurance, travel insurance

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What our clients say

Monika & Hans

Jenny and Fabio carried out an exciting and photographically impressive journey with excellent organisation and almost loving on-site support in a region that is not yet photographically well known. And we returned home with many impressive photos. This will certainly not be our last trip with Amazing Views. A very big thank you.

Northern Spain, June 2019

Tanja

Absolutely professionally planned and organized and at the same time the necessary relaxed atmosphere for an unforgettable trip! I would recommend it to anyone who really wants to make progress.

Northern Spain, June 2019
8 days
8 guests + 2 photo guides Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    01.06.2021
  • Return Time
    07.06.2021
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Day 1 – Arrival to Bilbao

Individual arrival in Bilbao, the capital of Basque Country. You should arrive at Bilbao airport no later than 2 pm. We will then set off northern direction and drive to our accommodation. At sunset you will head out to take pictures at a beautiful location.
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Day 2 – Basque Country and Cantabria

During our stay in Basque Country we will be discovering stunning photo locations east of Bilbao. Among other things you have the possibility to photograph a former monastery, which became famous due to the TV series Game of Thrones, in the most beautiful light. This photo subject at spectacular location is very inspiring.
Up to 100 million years old Flysch formations are also unique photo motives. These special rock formations of limestone and coarse sandstone are extraordinary stunning. The special lines and layers are exciting for every photographer.
In the afternoon we drive on to Cantabria, where we will stay overnight near one of the most magnificent stretches of coast in northern Spain. The beach, not far from our hotel, has unique cliffs, flysch formations, rock needles and a rock gate in the middle of the sea. This place offers incredibly variety of epic photo motives, there would be enough to photograph for a whole week. No wonder this place is one of our favourites.
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Day 3 to 5 – Costa Verde

The journey continues to Asturias. This region is especially known for the Green Coast, the Costa Verde. It captivates by a wild coastal landscape and an impressive mountain range in the hinterland. We will stay in the area for 3 nights. You have plenty of time to discover the photographic highlights.
The relatively large difference of the sea level of 4.5 meters between low tide and high tide makes this place unique. We will photograph impressive rocks and cliffs falling steeply into the sea or catch particularly beautiful rock formations on the beach. The Costa Verde offers countless photo motives, which makes the heart of every landscape photographer beat faster. Depending on the state of the tides, these change again and again.
During your stay you will also get an insight into the optimal planning of a landscape photograph, in which above all a precise tidal planning plays a big role.
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Day 6 – Galicia

In the morning you’ll head out for a last photo session at the Costa Verde. Later you will continue your journey to Galicia.
In the evening we will visit a photogenic lighthouse on a cliff. Here you have the possibility to photograph this special lighthouse in the beautiful light of the sunset. If the sky is clear, you will also be able to take fantastic pictures of the Milky Way. This location is especially suitable for this purpose.
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Day 8 – End of the tour

Today you have once more the opportunity to photograph a beautiful sunrise in the region (optional).
After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, we will drive back to the airport to catch the flight back home.

Accommodation

On this photo trip you will stay overnight in very nice hotels. You can enjoy the siesta between the photo sessions. The hotels were chosen according to the optimal location of the photo spots.

Flights

We recommend the flight connection with Swiss - arrival from Zurich to Bilbao and return flight from Santiago de Compostela via Frankfurt to Zurich. Would you like an offer for flights suitable for the photo tour? Please contact us, we will be happy to assist you.

Sunrise / Sunset

During the photo tour the sunrise takes place at about 6:30 am and the sunset at about 9:50 pm.

Fitness level

This tour does not have particularly high physical demands. However, you should be fit enough to take part in moderate hikes on the local hiking trails and be sure-footed, as the beaches are sometimes rocky. Occasional photo locations may involve walking downhill and uphill. Some photo locations may be somewhat exposed. However, if you are afraid of heights, there is always the possibility to take pictures from a little further back.

Clothing

This photo trip is outdoor oriented and we will spend a lot of time outdoors in nature. We recommend that you bring robust hiking boots and appropriate outdoor clothing in layers. To get the best photo opportunities on the beaches, we strongly recommend bringing waterproof shoes with a good profile, rubber boots or neoprene shoes.

Schedule of the photo tour

We will arrange the exact day program on site at short notice in order to be able to respond to the respective weather and light conditions. To make sure to be able to take pictures at the right time with the right light in the golden and blue hours, we will be outdoors especially at sunrise and sunset. In between, there will always be some free time to rest a little, explore the surroundings or participate in picture reviews and tutorials if desired. If fantastic weather and light moods arise, we can also include additional photo sessions.

Meals

In Spain, lunch is served at around 3 pm and dinner at around 10 pm. We will have our main meal at the Spanish "midday" (about 3 pm). Since we are on the road in the evening for taking pictures, we will have dinner with us as pick-nick and snacks.

Double room

Single travellers can book half of a double room. If there is no other guest who wants to share the room, the single room surcharge will apply.

Entry requirements Spain

Swiss, German and Austrian citizens require a valid passport or identity card.

Insurance

We strongly advise you to purchase insurance for cancellation and return journey costs, which will be needed in the event of a secluded region being evacuated, a local hospital stay or return travel costs to your home country.

Travel information FDFA

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA regularly publishes information on countries in which there may be security policy or other risks. The FDFA's travel advice is based on its own trustworthy sources of information. These travel tips can be found on the FDFA's website: www.eda.admin.ch

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Prices

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Wild Coasts of Northern Spain

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