Czech Republic Photo Tour

A unique photo experience in the heart of Europe

Nestled in the center of Europe, Czechia is a fairy tale country with exceptional opportunities for photographers. Although it is relatively small in size, the Czech Republic will amaze you not only with its majestic castles, medieval towns and cobbled streets surrounded by colorful houses but also with its rich nature and breathtaking landscapes. We have carefully designed a photo tour that combines the best photography locations, nature, and a true cultural experience.

Since we live in the Czech Republic, we know almost every corner of this beautiful country. So take advantage of our know-how and get ready for an unforgettable journey!

Tour Highlights

  • Golden Prague with its unique architecture and hidden gems
  • Rolling hills and wavy fields in Moravian Tuscany
  • Photographing birds of prey and owls in their natural environment
  • Fairy tale town of Český Krumlov and Vltava river meanders
  • Renaissance city Telč, Castle Hluboká and Holašovice
  • Breathtaking landscapes at Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland

Date

April 15 – 22, 2021 – 2 Spots left
October 20 – 27, 2021 – 2 Spots left
Duration:  7 nights
+ Two days extension available

Group

Very small group Max 5 Participants
+ One Photography Guide

Difficulty

Photo Skills Beginner to Pro
Fitness Easy to Moderate

Tour Price

Workshop Price $2900 USD
(Double Occupancy)

Czechia Photo Tour Itinerary

Let’s submerge ourselves into the lands of the Bohemian Crown

Day 1 – 2 | Prague

 

Golden Prague offers countless opportunities to take fascinating pictures and you will discover the most photogenic spots with us. Through the labyrinth of cobbled lanes, ancient stone bridges, and royal gardens we will be shooting renowned city architecture, including Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco styles.

As we have been running photography tours in Prague for years, we will also take you to secret places to explore lesser known locations Prague has to offer.

Czechia Photo Tour, Prague
Czechia Photo Tour, Prague

In the morning when the sun rises, we suddenly understand why Prague is called the “City of a Hundred Spires”.

Together we will explore the mystic streets of Old Town and Malá Strana as well as locations around Prague Castle including Strahov Monastery with its famous libraries. There will also be time to take long exposure photographs of the Charles Bridge, one of the most beautiful stone bridges in Europe.

When night falls, Prague turns into a city of fairy tales. That’s the time to visit elevated spots where we can capture breathtaking panoramas of this magical city.

Day 3 – 4 | Moravian Tuscany

 

We hit the road and discover the paradise of wavy green fields and meadows in South Moravia. The rolling hills bear a resemblance to the Italian region of Tuscany.

We will spend two nights in this lovely region as we focus on capturing picturesque landscapes full of lines, shapes, and patterns. The best times for us to shoot will be sunrise and sunset when all the shadows will paint magnificent scenes.

Czechia Photo Tour, Moravian Tuscany alley
Czechia Photo Tour, Moravian Tuscany

As we concentrate on creative compositions, our telephoto lenses will be our best friends here. Between shootings, we will focus on image post-processing, where you will learn Photoshop and Lightroom workflows to make your pictures truly stand out.

But we will experience more than just photography here. The area is also well known for its vineyards and ancient cellars, so a wine tasting and dinner will be part of our cultural experience in South Moravia.

Day 5 | Birds of prey

 

During our Czechia Photo Tour, we will also have a unique opportunity to immerse into a different discipline than landscape and cityscape photography. We will drive into a beautiful highland protected area in the central part of Czechia and together with a local professional lecturer, we will photograph up to six different owls and birds of prey in their natural environment. This arranged photo experience will be a perfect introduction to wildlife photography and we will make sure that you will return with great images which you would hardly get somewhere else.

owls and birds of prey wildlife photography - inscape photo tours
Czechia Photo Tour, Cesky Krumlov

Day 6 – 7 | Český Krumlov

 

Just a two-hour drive south of Prague on a bend of the Vltava river lies Český Krumlov the jewel of the Czech Republic and one of the gems included on the UNESCO list.

We will walk through a maze of small, narrow, cobblestone streets with medieval houses and wide open squares. In the evening and at night when all the tourist hustle and bustle calms down, the streets look even more charming in the glow of the dim street lights. It will be a great opportunity to capture the reflections of the small stone houses in the calm Vltava river.

We will be photographing more than just Český Krumlov during these two days. We will also pay a visit to the medieval town of Telč. It would be difficult to find another place with such a high concentration of well-preserved Renaissance houses, and we will try out our panorama-making skills here.

On the way from Český Krumlov we will also make a stop at traditional Czech village Holašovice and Hluboká Chateau which is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Czechia.

Finally, in the evening we will go to our sunset location which is a hidden gem in the middle of nowhere. We will need to hike a bit, but the elevated view of this Vltava river meander is spectacular.

Czechia Photo Tour, Vltava Meander

Optional Photo Tour Extension

Czechia Photo Tour, Bohemian Switzerland, bastei

Day 8 – 9 | Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland

 

A mystical landscape of pine forests and deep valleys, with majestic sandstone towers, gates, walls, ravines, rock cities and labyrinths. This is the national park Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland located on the borders of the Czech Republic and Germany. The location offers great opportunities for taking remarkable landscape shots, especially during the sunrise and sunset.

Note: The trip to Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland involves moderate hiking and is designed as an optional extension of the Czech Republic Photo Tour.

First, we will go on a boat trip through the gorges of the Kamenice river, surrounded by steep rock walls up to 150 meters high. The location is exceptional for capturing reflections of the picturesque environment and taking long exposures. For the sunset we will go to an elevated spot with a remarkable 360-degree panoramic view.

We will be sure to hike to the famous Pravčice Gate, the biggest natural sandstone arch in Europe, which is the symbol of Bohemian Switzerland.

The last sunrise shooting will be on the German side at the Bastei Bridge which is built right into the sandstone rocks almost 200 meters above the Elbe river.

Czechia Photo Tour, Bohemian switzerland

Learn post-processing like a pro

We know what your images need

Bring the touch of perfection to your digital images

Our Czech Republic photo tour is not only about taking pictures but we also put emphasis on image post-processing which is extremely important nowadays. We will hold post-processing panels where we will teach you the workflows in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and some additional plug-ins we use to make your pictures stand well apart from the rest. We will try to allow enough time for you to post-process your pictures while on the tour, and hopefully you will go home with your prime shots ready for the showcase.

You will learn how to

  • Organize your photos efficiently and speed up your workflow
  • Develop RAW files with Lightroom and Photoshop and apply initial adjustments
  • Use the selection, sharpening and retouching tools properly
  • Blend multiple exposures in Lightroom and Photoshop using various techniques (HDR, luminosity masks)
  • Stylize your images to give them your own artistic signature
  • Apply various image effects… and much more
Image post-processing and editing, Inscape Photo Tours, Martin Bisof

Czech Republic Photo Tour Details

What is Included & Excluded in the Price

Included

  • Professional photo guiding
  • 7 nights accommodation in hotels (based on double room occupancy)
  • All breakfasts
  • Transportation in private car
  • All entrance fees to photography locations
  • Owls and birds of prey photography
  • Wine tasting in Moravian Tuscany
  • Post-Processing sessions

Excluded

  • Airfare to/from Czech Republic
  • Optional single room occupancy (supplement $450 USD)
  • Optional photo tour extension in Bohemian Switzerland – 2 Days (supplement $500 USD)
  • Food and beverages other than breakfast
  • Travel insurance
  • Equipment and baggage insurance
  • Visas (if applicable)

Accommodation

We have carefully selected the accommodation according to its quality, location and our personal experience. In Prague, you will be staying in 4 stars hotel just a few steps from the famous Charles Bridge. Four stars accommodation in Moravian Tuscany will offer you also wellness where you can relax after challenging day in the Moravian countryside. In Cesky Krumlov we will also stay in the 4 stars garni hotel right in the heart of this beautiful UNESCO town.

Czech Republic Photo Tour Leaders

We want you to get the most amazing pictures on our Czech Republic Photo Tour whether you are a beginner, keen amateur or professional photographer. We strongly emphasise on individual approach so each of our participants gets the right in–field guidance. Moreover, you will be in a group of people who share the passion for photography and you will expand your creative and post-processing skills. We want you to experience the uniqueness of our country and return with plenty of outstanding pictures and unforgettable memories.

Martin Bisof, Tour Leader, Inscape Photo Tours

Martin Bišof is a Prague based professional photographer and adventurer who has years of experience guiding photo workshops and with commercial shooting. He has traveled to more than 35 countries around the globe and has explored wonders from the depths of the Amazon rain forest to the high peaks of the Himalayas. His pictures have won awards internationally and appeared in various magazines. Read Martin’s full profile >.

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