We have designed our small-group tours with a relaxed pace while still giving you every opportunity for a complete Italian experience. The itineraries are structured to ensure free time to relax and enjoy your wonderful surroundings.

In our planning we listened to the comments of many travellers where they expressed a wish to experience something other than hours spent sitting on buses with whirlwind visits to many locations, and staying in impersonal hotels away from places of interest.

The hotels we have chosen are small, historic and centrally located with all the experiences Italy famously offers within minutes from your front door. Fabulous food is reasonably priced and apart from breakfasts and some meals where we eat as a group, you enjoy the flexibility to eat at that delightful little ristorante you spotted during the day or join your hosts and fellow travellers.

The tours are intended for people at all levels of interest and accomplishment in photography. Whilst the emphasis is on photography, this is also a cultural journey, that will enhance your ability to capture the essence of Italy in your images.

The photographic opportunities are enhanced by the local knowledge of your hosts Lisa Kurtz and Dianne Osborne. Lisa has lived in Rome and during that time worked as a tour guide taking groups on a historical and cultural journey through Italy. Lisa uses her knowledge to give you the history of the locations we photograph...it is like two tours in one. Lisa speaks Italian and this enables us to engage with the people of Italy. Photography is a social endeavour and learning to respectfully approach people of a different culture, and gain their permission to take their photo, is an important part of photography.

You will have truly unique and interesting experiences in extraordinary settings.


Photographers Tour

This tour is for the more experienced photographer. On this tour the day-to-day activities have less structure to ensure we capture the opportunities as they happen. The locations and the number of days we stay in each place remain the same and tuition is available if needed. We limit the numbers to 12 to ensure we don't "crowd" the places we visit, allowing you to explore the villages and hill-towns and engage with people who live there, not as a tourist, but as a photographer looking for your own unique experiences.

2014 TOUR DATES

2014 September Photographers Tour  (bookings now closed)

Start Rome - Monday 15th September

Finish Siena  - Monday 29th September

 

Venice extension (Optional)

Dates to be announced

 

COSTS: 

Classic & Photographers Tour AUD$ 7,730 per person twin share

Venice Extension AUD$ 2,830 per person twin share

(single supplement & early bird discount available - contact us for details)

AUD$770 deposit will secure your place - scroll down for details on how to book.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Classic  & Photographers Tours:

  • Maximum of 12 people
  • Both a Tour Leader and a Professional Photographer as your hosts
  • Photography Tuition and Workshops
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Welcome Aperitif
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 5 Dinners and 1 lunch (1 glass of wine or soft drink with each meal)
  • Transport & Transfers covered in the itinerary (including taxis)
  • Entrances fees to historic sites and buildings in the itinerary
  • Gratuities (Note: it is customary to tip our drivers)

Venice Extension:

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Photography Tuition & Workshops
  • 5 Breakfasts & 1 dinner
  • Transport & Transfers covered in the itinerary

What is not included:

  • Air travel and taxes
  • Single supplement for rooms unless paid for in the tour price
  • Photographic materials such as memory cards
  • Meals and beverages not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, transport not in the itinerary)
  • Travel Insurance

HOW TO BOOK

Call Elizabeth at Travel Concepts on 1800 770 599 to make a booking or to schedule an appointment.

For any questions or more information about the tour itinerary, or the photography tuition, call Lisa Kurtz at Capture Italy on +61 412 118 8 98 or email info@captureitaly.com.

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Other Information & Booking Details

Accommodation:

We have chosen small elegant hotels, in central locations, depicting the historical character of the places we visit.

Companions:

Photography is a passion that touches millions of people, but that doesn’t always mean that it is shared. Should you wish to travel with your partner we welcome them and will help with suggesting things that they can do when they may not want to take part in the photography excursions including cooking classes and winery and shopping tours.

There is no discount for not participating in the photography aspect of the tour as the tour numbers are limited.

Level of Fitness:

A reasonable level of fitness and mobility for walking is required and will add to your enjoyment. There are cafes along the way where we stop for a break.

Travel Insurance:

It is Capture Italy policy that all travellers have international travel insurance to be covered for any unforseen circumstances. A comprehensive insurance brochure is available from Travel Concepts. The insurance brochure contains terms and conditions under which the insurance cover will be offered to you.

Cancellation by Capture Italy:

Please note that all tours need a minimum of 6 people to run. In the event that Capture Italy cancels a tour,  notification will be given no less than 60days prior to the departure date for that trip. Capture Italy reserves the right to cancel the trip if a minimum participant requirements are not met. Capture Italy will then return all money paid for the trip. Capture Italy is not liable for any other incidental costs paid by you, including non-refundable flight tickets. Please note this includes cancellations due to incidents and conditions outside Capture Italy's control such as wars, natural disaster, or accident. In such an event Capture Italy will return no money but will assist in any way to help you make a claim on your travel insurance.

Cancellation by Capture Italy:

Refer to the Travel Concepts booking form.

Additional Travel Arrangements:

If you would like assistance with add-on travel arrangements, please talk to Travel Concepts at the time of making your booking.

Travel Arrangements:

All bookings are made by Travel Concepts  -  Licence Number: 3239659

For a Capture Italy Booking Form or to make an appointment call Elizabeth on 1800 770 599.

 

For any questions or more information about the tour itinerary, or the photography tuition, call Lisa Kurtz at Capture Italy on +61 412 118 898 or email  info@captureitaly.com.

Travel Concepts
Ground Floor Lobby, 33 Park Road
Milton, QLD 4064
AUSTRALIA
Free Call 1800 770 599

Phone: +61 7 3368 3733  

 

Bookings now closed

September 2014 Tour