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Winter Sun in Lisbon Photography Tour

11th - 14th Feb, 2022 - FULLY BOOKED

Tutored by Astrid McGechan and

£1099.00 pp / Deposit -£1,099.00

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Our Winter Sun in Lisbon photography tour will take place in February 2022 with Astrid McGechan. Portugal has a culture and landscape as rich and diverse as any in southern Europe. Despite its relatively small size, this remarkable country with its once legendary maritime and world trade supremacy provides us with a rich and historical tapestry and a multitude of photographic opportunities in three of Portugal’s most photogenic locations.

Our base in Lisbon for this tour will allow us to see and photograph the best that this wonderful city has to offer. The hotel is perfectly located a few minutes from the fine Praça do Comércio, which glows golden in the low light of winter, and near the two very different areas of the Alfama district, reaching back to its Moorish past with its maze of narrow streets (always holding promise for photographic surprises) and Baixa, with half a dozen handsome streets reaching down to the water.

Tags: Lisbon Photography Tour | Lisbon Photography Holiday | Lisbon City & Landscape Photography

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At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Moderate
  • Included
    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Tuition by Astrid McGechan
  • Excluded
    • Flights
    • Transfers
    • Insurance
    • Meals not mentioned
  • Duration 3 Night Tours
  • Tour Code POR06
Winter Sun in Lisbon Photography Tour

Lisbon Photography Tour - Lisbon City & Landscape Photography

Portugal has a culture and landscape as rich and diverse as any in southern Europe. Despite its relatively small size, this remarkable country with its once legendary maritime and world trade supremacy provides us with a rich and historical tapestry and a multitude of photographic opportunities in three of Portugal’s most photogenic locations.

Our base for this Winter Sun in Lisbon photography tour allows us to see and photograph the best that this wonderful city has to offer. Our hotel is perfectly located a few minutes from the fine Praça do Comércio, which glows golden in the low light of winter, and near the two very different areas of the Alfama district, reaching back to its Moorish past with its maze of narrow streets (always holding promise for photographic surprises) and Baixa, with half a dozen handsome streets reaching down to the water.

Lisbon offers to the photographer a wonderful collection of architectural cameos including the ‘faded chassis’ colouring of the ‘period piece’ trams that are numerous and offer superb opportunities for panning against a background of coloured houses. The famous tram hauled up and down from the Bairro Alto is a must. During our early night photography sessions (which is not very late in the day in January/February!) we will photograph Lisbon as it goes through the magical blue hour, which offers photographers a half hour or so of ambient and artificial light in suitable ratio.

From Lisbon we will make the short trip to the astonishing fortified hilltop village Óbidos, a well-preserved example of medieval architecture. Its superb cobbled streets and whitewashed houses fringed in blue and yellow are delightfully photogenic.

Located in the Greater Lisbon region on the Portuguese Riviera is Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just a 30-minute drive away to the Northwest of Lisbon. Here, we will enjoy breathtaking views across the Sintra Mountains. In contrast, Sintra’s historic centre extensively features 19th century Romanticist buildings. The mountain setting of the town and its palaces, parks and architecture makes Sintra unique and will provide us with some truly excellent photography.

While Northern Europe will battle with the cold winds of winter, Lisbon, Obidos and Sintra will enjoy their seasonal 16 or so degrees offering great photography amidst warm air and hopefully winter sunshine. Your leader for this tour is Astrid McGechan, who will be at hand throughout to help you discover Lisbon and its surroundings and ensure that you will return with a portfolio of images that will please you in years to come. 

For tours outside of the UK, we will select a recommended flight which will depart from a London airport to the destination. In most cases (unless stated otherwise), the tour leaders will greet you at the destination airport from this flight and return you to the airport at the end of the tour.

Please DO NOT book your flights until advised to do so by the office. Tours have to become viable before we select the recommended flight.

Once a tour has enough bookings to make it viable, you will receive an email to alert you that the recommended flights have been uploaded to your client area on the website.

You are welcome to make alternative travel arrangements. If doing so, please ensure you are at the destination airport for the arrival time of the recommended flight to ensure you can take the transfer to the hotel. Alternatively you can arrange your own transfers and meet the group at the hotel on the first night.

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