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Scenic Switzerland

Photo tour Switzerland


This photo tour takes in some of the best photography locations that Switzerland has to offer. You will photograph the world-famous Matterhorn and the iconic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains in the Bernese Oberland. You will visit typical Swiss villages and idyllic valleys as well as two of Switzerland’s most beautiful cities – Lucerne and Zurich.

Over the past three years, we have conducted more than 100 photography tours in many beautiful parts of the world. We are now very excited to offer the first tour in our home country. We’ll show you some of our favourite spots and you can benefit from our local knowledge.

22. – 29. August 2020

8 days / 7 nights from/to Zurich

, maximum 8 guests

Zurich – Zermatt – Lauterbrunnen – Meiringen – Lucerne – Zurich

English and German
Highlights
  • Spectacular scenery and Switzerland’s unique mountain panorama: Matterhorn, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau
  • Wild, romantic valleys, crystal-clear lakes, roaring waterfalls and idyllic mountain villages in the Bernese Oberland and Valais
  • The historic cities of Lucerne and Zurich with their winding streets, lakeside promenades and picturesque squares
  • Local knowledge: our photography tour guides are professional photographers from Switzerland

Itinerary

Day 1
Meet at 11 am in Zurich. If you are flying into Zurich, you will need to arrive in Zurich by 8:30 am at the latest. If this is not possible, we recommend that you arrive one day early. We will be happy to book a hotel for you.

We will then travel to Zermatt in our comfortable van. During the journey, we will load our vehicle onto a train and cross through part of the Swiss Alps. We will arrive in Zermatt in the afternoon.

Zermatt is the ultimate mountain village. It offers breathtaking views of the majestic Matterhorn and its car-free streets are lined with 500-year-old wooden houses, shops, cafés and bars. Various different paths lead straight into the wild mountain landscape at the foot of the Matterhorn.

During the blue hour in the evening, we will photograph the Matterhorn, hopefully in its best light, from a fantastic viewpoint.

Day 2
In the morning, your photography guides will brief you on what you can expect from the rest of the tour – and of course, they also will share plenty of tips and tricks for your photography over the coming days. We will then take the rack railway to Riffelberg, where we will check into our hotel.

At an altitude of 4,478 metres, the majestic Matterhorn – perhaps Europe’s most famous mountain – is part of a breathtaking Alpine panorama. There is a fantastic view of the Matterhorn from the hotel itself. We will visit the Riffelsee lake for photo shoots during the golden and blue hours. If the weather is on our side, the Matterhorn will be reflected in the lake and, if it is a clear night, you will also be able to photograph the starry skies later on.
Fotoreise Schweiz
Fotoreise Schweiz
Days 3–4
After a sunrise photo session with a fantastic view of the Matterhorn, we will take the mountain railway back to Zermatt. We will then drive to the Bernese Oberland in our van. We’re sure that you’ll love this region with its imposing mountains and idyllic villages.

You will be staying in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, one of the most impressive valleys in the Alps. The valley lies between rocky cliffs and peaks and is dotted with 72 roaring waterfalls and colourful Alpine meadows.

Once again, we’ll take you to the most beautiful photo spots. You will photograph the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and other iconic mountains. If the weather is good enough, we will photograph the Milky Way again when night falls.
Fotoreise Schweiz
Fotoreise Schweiz
Day 5
Today, we will travel to Meiringen in the Hasli Valley in the heart of Switzerland. The short journey will take us straight through the beautiful mountainous landscape. Your guides will once again take you to picturesque photo spots, including a wild mountain valley and a glacier gorge. Marvel at powerful waterfalls and strange rock formations. For thousands of years, the glacial waters have been shaping the rock into a work of art. The Rosenlaui Valley also provides incredible photo opportunities with its romantic landscape, rushing streams, wild waterfalls and rugged mountaintops. You’re sure to be inspired by the scenery.
Day 6
After a morning photo session, we will leave the mountains behind us and travel to Lucerne. For locals (and many others), it is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Lucerne is situated on the lake of the same name, surrounded by an impressive mountain landscape. Its pretty old town is lined with historical houses decorated with frescos, as well as imposing 17th-century churches. The symbol of the city is the world-famous Chapel Bridge and its water tower. In addition to its traditional old town, Lucerne also has a modern side, showcasing innovative design. One of its architectural highlights is the futuristic Culture and Congress Centre.

You will photograph the famous Chapel Bridge as well as the idyllic lake and mountain panorama.

If the weather conditions are good, we will also take a trip into the countryside to capture a unique landscape. A picture-perfect hilly landscape awaits, with rolling hills crowned with lone lime trees. It’s a photographer’s dream.
Fotoreise Schweiz
Fotoreise Schweiz
Day 7
We will, of course, also photograph Lucerne at sunrise. You will then have some time to stroll through the beautiful old town. Later, we will set off for the last stop on our tour.

We will visit Zurich, Switzerland’s most cosmopolitan city, where you will have further opportunities to add to your portfolio.
Fotoreise Schweiz
Fotoreise Schweiz
Day 8
The photo tour ends after breakfast, when you can depart for your onward journey or your journey home.

Accommodation

During this photo tour you are staying in beautiful hotels. All accommodation are located close to some of the photo spots. All rooms have en-suite bath rooms with showers or bath.

One of the highlights is the four star hotel you are staying during the second night in Zermatt. You’ll enjoy a breath-taking view to the Matterhorn directly from the hotel. In Lucerne you are staying at a premier location very close to the lake with an amazing view on the mountain panorama.
Fotoreise Schweiz
Fotoreise Schweiz
Fotoreise Schweiz
Fotoreise Schweiz

Photo Guides

Fabio Antenore
Fabio is a Swiss based landscape photographer. He loves to spend his time in the Swiss mountains or amazing landscapes all over the world.



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Jennifer Bruehlmann
Jennifer is the founder and owner of Amazing Views and a professional photographer. The experienced photography workshop leader loves to spend time in nature and capturing landscapes and wildlife images.

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Who is this photo tour suitable for?
This exclusive photography tour is perfect for both beginners and advanced photographers. The small group size of four people guarantees you will receive the best of care. You will be on the trail with like-minded people who love photography and the great outdoors, as well as expanding their knowledge of photography


Price


CHF 3‘750.-

Photo tour Switzerland

  • Price per person sharing
  • Single supplement CHF 610.-
  • 8 days/ 8 nights
  • from / to Zurich
Price incluldes
  • Guding and teaching through professional photographers
  • 7 nights in nice hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner on day 2
  • Transfer from / to Zurich international airport (please note the indicated arrival times)
  • All transfers during the photo tour
  • Intensive mentoring, photography tuition and instructions by the workshop guides
  • Comprehensive travel information
Not included in the price
  • Individual travel to and from the airport of Zurich
  • Transfer to/from the airport in case of a different arrival/departure time as recommend by us
  • Lunch, dinner (except dinner on day 2)
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Cancellation costs insurance, travel insurance
We reserve the right to change prices (especially due to exchange rate fluctuations)


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Good to know
  • Language: The photo tour guide speaks English and German.
  • Sunrise / sunset: During the photo tour sunrise will be around 6:30 and sunset around 20:15.
  • Clothing: The weather conditions up on the mountains can change rapidly. We are therefore recommending breathable and functional clothing in various layer. Equally important are solid hiking boots. A rain jacket and possibly also rain trousers are necessary for rainy conditions.
  • Weather: The weather in summer is pleasantly warm, however up in the mountains it can get cooler. In the cities the temperatures can vary between 25 - 30 degree Celsius during the day. In higher altitudes, as for example in Zermatt, it can also be very cool in summer. At the “Riffelsee” in Zermatt, the thermometer can go down to 5 degrees Celsius at night, while during the day it can get pleasantly warm to about 20 degrees.
  • Fitness level: The tour is not particularly demanding. We will undertake smaller hikes to the photo locations of up to 90 minutes. The hikes can be on mountain paths with sometimes rocky and uneven ground. You should be fit enough to participate in these hikes. Some photo locations may be a little bit exposed. If you are afraid of heights, there is always a possibility to take pictures from further back.
  • Daily program: The exact daily program will be put together on short notice while on location, in order to take into consideration the current weather and light conditions. To capture images at the right time and with the best light during the golden and blue hours, we will be out especially during the times of sunrise and sunset. In between, during lunch time and in the afternoon, you will have time at your own disposal. You can relax, explore the area or participate in tutorial and image critique sessions. If we have fantastic weather and light conditions, we will also add another photo session in the afternoon.
  • Currency: The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss franc (CHF). You can pay with a credit card practically anywhere in Switzerland. The most commonly accepted credit cards in Switzerland are MasterCard and VISA, American Express is not accepted everywhere. ATM machines can easily be used to withdraw cash. For immediate spending, it is advisable to have a little cash at hand.
  • Passport & Visa requirements: Every traveller must have a valid passport. These regulations apply to the following nationalities: North America, South America (excluding Belize, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Colombia and Peru), Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Travellers from EU can also enter with an 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.