Swiss & French Alps Photo Tour

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9 Days  
Availability : July 15th - 23th  
Geneva  
Geneva  
Min Age : 18+  
Max People : 12  
 

Swiss & French Alps Photo Tour

Join our Alps Photo Tour to the heart of the Swiss & French Alps mountain range. During this trip you will visit the most emblematic and iconic landscapes of Switzerland along with some locations in France that seem taken out of a story. We will spend 9 days touring and photographing mountains over 4000 meters, hundreds of waterfalls, amazing valleys, turquoise lakes, huge glaciers, snow-capped peaks, green hills and beautiful alpine villages. There is so much to photograph!

The tour is done on an exceptional date, when the flowers are in their maximum splendor and the rivers and waterfalls carry a great flow due to the recent thaw and the rains in the area. We will make the most of the best daylight hours and with the help of professional guides you will take unique photos. During these days, we will not do long walks, it will be simple routes, maximum 2-3 hours. Most locations are accessed without hardly walking.

Discover different viewpoints and mountains in cable cars, and trains to access some locations. As an optional activity you can take a helicopter flight over Zermatt or the Aletsch glacier. It will be an indescribable experience.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

You can book a place for any tour without a cost. Once we know that the travel is possible, you will be able to keep your seat or cancel your booking without penalties. 

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Itinerary Alps Photo Tour

Day 1 Arrive in Geneva

Pick up at Geneva airport (GVA) where will start our French & Swiss Alps Photo Tour. We will drive to the Jura Natural Park in France where we will stay for the next two nights. Depending on the arrival time, we will visit one of the waterfalls near the hotel.

Day 2 Jura National Park

We will spend the whole day visiting a series of beautiful, incredibly photogenic waterfalls. Jura is characterized by being a natural park with a lot of vegetation composed of maples, firs and beech trees covered with moss. Its thanks to the abundant rains, which provide a great flow in the rivers and waterfalls of the area in spring and summer.

Day 3 Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval

We will leave early for one of the most impressive jewels of the French Alps: Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval. We will be exploring different locations in the area. During this day, we will do a simple route through the valley. With more than thirty waterfalls fall from the highest of the mountains, you will capture some of the most photogenic waterfalls in Europe.

Day 4 Zermatt & Matterhorn

After sunrise and breakfast at the hotel, we will cross the border to Switzerland in a journey of about 3 hours. We will leave the vehicles in Täsch and take a funicular to reach the famous town of Zermatt, overlooking the Matterhorn. From there we will take the cable car up to Lake Stellisee to enjoy the sunset and stay at Fluhalp, a nearby mountain hostel with half board.

Day 5 Aletschgletcher & Sustenpass

The next morning if we are lucky we will enjoy one of the most spectacular sunrises that can be seen in the Alps, with the majestic Matterhorn dyed red. After breakfast we will return to the vehicles to know our next destination. We will climb to the largest glacier in the Alps: Aletschgletcher, 23km long.

Then we will see the sunset at Sustenpass, a mountain pass at 2200m with different viewpoints where to stop.

Day 6 Giessbach waterfalls

We will enjoy the sunrise in the Rosenlaui Valley. After breakfast we will visit the beautiful town of Brienz and the Giessbach waterfalls. In the afternoon we will move to Lauterbrunnen, the valley of the 72 waterfalls.

If the weather is good, a helicopter flight over the entire Bernese Alps is offered as an optional activity. After that, we will go up by train to Wengen where we will spend the night.

Day 7 Lauterbrunnen valley

In Wengen we will see the sunrise of the Lauterbrunnen valley from above. After breakfast we will move to Grindelwald, where we will take a cable car to First, a viewpoint with stunning views of the Bernese Alps and 4000 meter peaks such as the Eiger, Schreckhorn, Finsteraarhorn, etc.

From here we will make a simple route to Bachalpsee, a spectacular lake with many frames to photograph at sunset. We will return to First where we will spend the night in the hostel.

Day 8 Oeschinensee lake

After sunrise in First we will drive to the village of Kandersteg to go up by cable car to the famous Oeschinensee lake, of a turquoise color surrounded by giant mountains.

In the afternoon we have to say goodbye to the Alps to go to Geneva, where we will give a processing masterclass.

Day 9 End of the trip

Return to Geneva airport (GVA) where our Alps photo tour will finish.

Map

locations alp photo tour

Photographer Guide(s)

David Aguilar photographer guide
David Aguilar
Photographer
Jabi Sanz Photographer Guide
Jabi Sanz
Co Founder - Photographer

More information

Keeping you safe during COVID-19

  • Face masks required for travelers & guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • 100% refund if travel ban
  • Not payment for booking

Departure & Return Location

Geneva Airport, Switzerland

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in twin rooms in a hotel
  • Accommodation in shared rooms at First (1 night)
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Funiculars & Cable cars
  • Dinner and breakfast in Zermatt
  • National Parks entrance permits
  • Photographer Guide
  • Edition lessons during the tour
  • Basic travel insurance

Price Excludes

  • Flights to & from Geneva
  • Any Private Expenses including meals
  • Tips
  • Visa
  • Anything not mention in "Price includes"

Complementaries

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera, tripod and remote shutter
  • Wide angle lens (14-24mm as example)
  • Standard lens (24-70mm as example)
  • Telephoto lens (70-200mm as example)

Photographic lessons

  • Composition
  • Digital Workflow
  • Panoramic Photography
  • Depth of Field calculation
  • Focal Blending
  • Blue Hour Photography
  • Night photography
  • Filters, Neutral Density and Neutral Density Grads
  • Photoshop and Lightroom post-processing workflow

Budget

Conditions

Price

The price of this Alps Photo Tour is based on the participation of a minimum of 6 participants. In case there are not enough participants, the possibility of making the trip will be offered with an increase proportional to the price, or a 100% refund of the total paid.

The last time of exchange rate calculation was January 1st, 2021, the final price can be modified up to 30 days before the tour start.

Accommodation

The accommodations offered are shared double rooms at Hotels, and shared rooms at refugees.

You can book an individual room during the process of the book your place for the photo tour or writing us at [email protected]

Meals

This tour doesn’t includes meals.

Insurance

Our tours include basic insurance, we suggest contracting full cover insurance. Contact us to expand your insurance coverage.

Transports

Our tours include all internal transports (cars, vans, trains, or flights). We don’t include international flights, but we will guide you at the moment of your booking the best options to arrive to the destiny from your home.

Itinerary

The itinerary mentioned can be changed due to a force major reasons like weather conditions or accidents for example.

Payment & Refunds

To book your place you need to pay 20% of the total cost. The total payment must be made 15 days before the trip. For security reasons due to the pandemic, you do not need to pay for booking

This tour is done by LLC “CLUB OF PHOTO TRAVELERS”, due to illness or other reasons the trip may be made by another guide.

Cancellations

DUE TO COVID-19, we have exceptional conditions for cancellations: Before 15 days we refund 100%. Less than 15 days there is no refund.

Other considerations

Please, check the section “This tour include” and “This tour not include” to know more details about meals, guides or other services include.

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