Italy (22 April – 03 May 2019)

Italy Photo-Tour 2019

Discover the most hidden secrets of Italy on a 10 day photo-tour from and back to Rome.

We’ll explore the most famous cities in the world, discover the secrets of Italian life and people of the small towns, enjoy wine tastings in different regions, visit museums and travel down old roads rich in history inland and along the coast, have dinner with locals – all while exploring Italy and improving your photography skills.


Dates: 22 April – 03 May 2019.

Price: This Educational Photo-Tour is priced from €4390.00 per person for 10 days.

Details on what is included and excluded is below.

Number of people:

There are a minimum of 4 people maximum of 10 people.

Non photographers are welcome at the same price as photographers.

The Team:

Our Photographers:

Peter Hassall (National President of SA Pro-Photographers with 35 years experience) and Leanne Dryburgh (Western Cape Manager of SA Pro-Photographers with 27 years experience) from will be teaching photography for this duration of this photo-tour. The types of photography you will be learning about include: food, architecture, portraits, landscapes,macro, time-lapse, night skies, close up, fashion, street, people, transport, fashion and so much more. This is an ‘Italian Feast of Photography!’

Our Italian Tour Guide:

Leanne travelled to WTM (World Travel Market) in London in 2015 – with the aim to meet and partner with travel specialist in interesting and beautiful places. It was here she met Stefano from Italy and together they have been compiling the Ultimate Italian Photo-Tour.

“Those who want to learn about a new special Italian territory, those who want to be fascinated by beautiful monuments and want to get in touch with the daily life and traditions of a real Italian town. Our regions are in the center, in the heart of the beautiful country, and in each of them offers you a unique atmosphere, outside the traditional schemes of the most famous Italian destinations. With a territory that goes from the sea to the mountains with art, history, culture, food and wine in a few kilometers…” Stefano. Italy.

All package include:

Two Accredited SA Pro-Photographers to teach you, and Italian Tour Guide to take us through the ‘real’ side of Italy. Airport transfers and all transfers throughout the tour, 3-4 star accommodation with en-suite and breakfast , aperitifs and dinner on 7 nights (2 nights dinner on own), culinary class, entrance into museums and places of interest, wine tastings, breakfasts and 4 lunches.

All packages exclude:

Flights to and from Rome and Visas. (see ‘Meeting Point’ below)

Camera gear and accessories, travel insurance, gratuities and medical insurance.

Meeting Point:

If traveling from South Africa, there will most likely be people traveling from OR Tambo and CT International Airports. It is recommended that you take the same flights as it makes for easy transfers at the airports. Should you prefer to travel on your own and meet in Rome, we will provide you with the meeting time and place. Please email with your preference and we will send the finer details through to you.

Ending Point:

The same applies to the meeting point – just in reverse.

Payment Terms:

A deposit of €1000.00 (R14800.00) per person  is required to secure your place/s. This will be held in a trust account and refunded to you should the minimum number of people not be reached by the closing date for the tour – 30 November 2018. However, when the minimum number is reached we will confirm the trip and your deposit will count as a part payment.

50% of the balance will then be payable by no later than 30 November 2018 and the balance is payable in full by no later than 28 February 2019.

Discounts offered on groups of 6 or more.

Rates for 4 pax

Rates for 6 pax

Rates for 10 pax

4690 € per person

3990 € per person

4390 € per person


What to Bring for Photography:

In order to achieve the most from the Accredited South African Professional Photographer, a camera body with a manual mode function is recommended. However, all makes of cameras are welcome. A tripod is essential. Head torches for the evenings.

‘Sensible’ clothing to bring:

Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended. Wind breakers come in handy for photographing at dusk and dawn and pockets are useful.

Photographic Skills:

None! Photographers of all skills level are welcome. Come Join Us!


A certain level of fitness is required to enable you to transport your own camera bag, tripod and accessories. Reasonably short to medium distances are covered while photowalking. If during ‘free time’ you would like to partake in other adventures, additional fitness may be required.

Should you suffer from any chronic medical conditions, we recommend that you get a full medical clearance before committing to this Tour.

Visas and Passports:

All visitors must have a passport that is valid for at least six months.

Please check below for Visa requirements.

Cancellations and refunds:

Deposits are refunded only if cancellation is received in writing by 30 November 2018, less any costs incurred.

A 20% refund of the monies paid will be issued between 1 December 2018 and 31 January 2019, less any costs incurred.

No refunds made for any cancellation after 1 February 2019.


Although every possible care is taken to safeguard you and your property, no company involved in this Tour accepts responsibility for any accident, injury, illness or death incurred during or arising from any tour, or loss or damage to clients property during a tour. We strongly advise you take out insurance for yourself and your property before the start of the tour.

No company involved will be held responsible for any expenses or loss of Safari days resulting from changes in flight schedules, delays or loss of baggage by international air carriers or local air charter companies.


By booking this Tour you agree, accept and understand that no company involved will be held responsible for loss, injury, death or damage including consequential loss of any nature what-so-ever.