Croatia Photo Tour

Autumn Colours of Istria & Plitvice Lakes

October 11 - 17, 2020

7 days / 6 nights to/from Zagreb

min. 4, maximal 8 participants

Zagreb – Rovinj / Istria – Plitvicer Lakes – Zagreb

English and German speaking photo guides

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This photo tour brings you to one of the most beautiful places in Eastern Europe. Capture waterfalls and stunning reflections at UNESCO World Heritage site Plitvice National Park in Croatia. Autumn is prime time to visit the park; there are fewer tourists, the sun is lower creating nice angles, and forests are ablaze with every colour imaginable. Explore the charming old town of Rovinj on the Istrian Peninsula and visit the Roman amphitheatre at Pula, get close ups of stunning architectural details and capture the colour and bustle of life in the enchanting cobbled streets.

Experience a range of incredible photographic locations and experiment with a variety of photography techniques on this 7-day tour where you’ll travel in a small group. Stay in well-chosen high quality accommodation and be guided and assisted by our experienced photography tour leader who lives in the area and brings you to the best photo locations at the right time.
This photo tour offers an extraordinary number of photographic highlights!
  • Autumn is prime time to visit the Plitvice Park with forests ablaze with every colour imaginable.
  • Picturesque lakes, waterfalls and gorges
  • UNESCO World Heritage site Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Charming town of Rovinj
  • Hilltop towns and impressive panoramic views on the Istrian peninsula
  • Constantly new and fascinating views and photo spots
  • An exquisite treat for each landscape photographer
Croatia Autumn Photo Tour
Croatia Autumn Photo Tour
Croatia Autumn Photo Tour
Croatia Autumn Photo Tour


DAY 1: Arrival to Rovinj
Arrive Zagreb airport and group transfer to Istria (approx. 3-hour drive). We’ll arrive in time to make the most of the afternoon and evening light for photography.
Photo Tour Croatia
Photo Tour Croatia
DAYS 2-3: Rovinj and Istria
We have two days to explore and photograph Istrian peninsula. Having made the most of early morning light in Rovinj, we’ll drive out to visit some of the many charming Istrian hilltop towns making the most of our vantage point to capture stunning panoramas. We’ll return for an evening shoot in Rovinj and to soak up the atmosphere of its bustling harbor, winding narrow streets and lively squares.
Photo Tour Croatia
Photo Tour Croatia
DAY 4: Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes
After breakfast we say farewell to Istria and drive to a stunning natural park - Plitvice Lakes. We’ll head straight to the park after check in, for our evening photography and sunset shoot. Capture amazing images of the fairytale-like landscapes, ablaze with the most beautiful autumn colours.
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DAYS 5-6: Plitvice Lakes
We’ll have two days to photograph the lakes, waterfalls and caves in this incredible UNESCO world heritage site. Here you’ll have the opportunity to try different photography techniques using tripods and long exposures as well as work on composition. Enjoy free time exploring the lakes alone before meeting late afternoon to make the most of the play of golden light and reflections in the water.
Photo Tour Croatia
Photo Tour Croatia
DAY 7: End of Photo Tour
Morning photography in the park. We will visit one of the sunrise locations at Plitvice lakes or head to nearby Rastoke village where the Korana river created another set of beautiful waterfalls and cascades. Transfer to Zagreb airport to catch your flight home.
Photo Tour Croatia
Photo Tour Croatia
Combine this photo tour with our Slovenia photo tour
The photo tours "Slovenia" and "Croatia" are coordinated so that they can be optimally combined with one extra night in Lubljana. The two trips together give an incomparable insight into the most beautiful places of both Croatia and Slovenia. A treat for those who enjoy landscape photography.

When booking both trips, you benefit from a combination discount of CHF 250.- per person.

Learn more about our Slovenia photo tour


Rovinj or Motuvun: stay in a charming hotel
During our stay in Istria you'lle sleep in a charming high quality hotel in Rovinj or Motovun. Both places are perfectly located to reach the most scenic photo locations of Istria.
Hotel Rovinj
Hotel Rovinj
Hotel Rovinj
Hotel Rovinj
Plitvice Lakes - Plitvica River House or similar
Plitvica River House offers accommodation in Plitvička Jezera. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Every room at this bed and breakfast is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms have a seating area where you can relax. Certain units include views of the lush forest and creeks. Every room has a private bathroom equipped with a shower. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Plitvice Lakes National Park Entrance 3 is 500 m from Plitvica River House.
Plitvica River House
Plitvica River House
Plitvica River House
Plitvica River House

Photo Guide

Dan Briski
Local Photo-Guide
Dan Briski
Dan is an expert outdoor photographer. He specialized for mountain- landscape photography in the Alps and spends most of his time in the wilderness searching for the right location and waiting for the perfect light.

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Jennifer Brühlmann
Amazing Views Photo-Guide
Jennifer Brühlmann
Jennifer is the owner of Amazing Views and a professional photographer. As an experienced photo workshop leader she is passionate about spending time in the great outdoors, especially in the countries of the North and Eastern Europe.

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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.


  • We reserve the right to change prices (especially due to exchange rate fluctuations)
  • Price includes
    • Professional photography and location guide by photographer Dan Briski
    • Photo Tour guide of Amazing Views
    • Photography tour held in English & German
    • 6 nights accommodation in charming hotels
    • Breakfast & Dinner
    • Entry fees mentioned in the itinerary
    • Transfer to/from Zagreb airport for the flight connections recommended by us
    • Transfer to all the photo locations in a comfortable minivan
    • Intensive mentoring, photography tuition and instructions by the workshop guides
    • Comprehensive travel information
    Not included in the price
    • Individual travel to and from Zagreb airport
    • Transfer to/from the airport in case of a different arrival/departure time as recommend by us
    • Lunch
    • Personal expenses, Tips for guides
    • Cancellation costs insurance, travel insurance
    Good to know
    • Fitness level: This tour involves moderate walking on hiking trails and within the cities. There may be a limited amount of uphill walking. comfortable walking shoes and a sandals for hot weather are advised.
    • Sunrise / sunset: During the photo tour sunrise will be around 07:15 and sunset around 18:30.
    • Course of action of the photo tour: The exact daily program will be put together on short notice while on location, so that we can take into consideration the current weather and light conditions. In order to capture images at the right time and with the best light during the golden and blue hour, we will be out and about 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 our photo discussion and tutorials. Upon request or if we have fantastic weather and light conditions, we can also add another photo session in the afternoon.
    • Clothing: Bring outdoor, weather resistant clothing and shoes.
    • 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.

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