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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Return to Geneva airport (GVA) where our Alps photo tour will finish.
I have been fascinated by the possibilities of photography since my trip to Iceland in Aug 2017. I grew up in Pamplona, a small city in the North of Spain. My parents always used to take me to explore nature, not far from my city. We have the incredible Pyrenees just an hour from home. But I never had a camera or a passion for photography till that trip to Iceland, where I bought my current camera. That country blew my mind and now I can’t live without photography. I think photography makes me connect to nature different from what I have ever experienced before. Nature is my inspiration, with all the beauty, variety of colors, sounds and compositions. Nature has made me travel and get to know places that I didn’t think before I would go.
Geneva Airport, Switzerland
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.
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]
This tour doesn’t includes meals.
Our tours include basic insurance, we suggest contracting full cover insurance. Contact us to expand your insurance coverage.
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.
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 25% of the total cost. The total payment must be made 45 days before the trip.
This tour is done by Photography Workshops PhotoWorldTours SLU, due to illness or other reasons the trip may be made by another guide.
If the client cancel the trip will lose the deposit paid (25%), but refund other payments due this cancellation policy:
– More than 45 days but less than 60 days to the start of the tour: 50% of the total cost of the trip will be refunded.
– Less than 45 days before the trip start: There will be no refund.
Please, check the section “This tour include” and “This tour not include” to know more details about meals, guides or other services include.