8 Days, 7 Nights
Italy Photo Tour
From the charm of Venice to the grandeur of the Dolomites.
Floating on a gondola through Venice's famed canals. Tasting the finest wines, coffee, pizza, and pastas. Hiking around the lush valleys, staggering mountain peaks, and sparkling lakes of the Dolomites, the most enchanting mountains within the Italian Alps. This is Italy at its best.
Upon arrival, we will pick you up in Venice and waste no time beginning our exploration. We’ll be cruising the city's enchanting canals on a gondola, where we'll see dozens of palazzos, mansions, churches, and the iconic bridges that span the waterways. In the evening, we’ll have our first taste of some mouthwatering Italian cuisine!
Venice city center: Rialto Bridge, Piazza + Basilica San Marco, Bridge of Sighs
Discovering Venice's canals by gondola
We'll pick you up in Venice, making some quick group introductions and giving you a trip rundown before dropping our bags at the hotel and refueling with lunch.
Refueled and ready to go! It's time to hop on a gondola to photograph the city from the water.
After a long day of flights and exploring, we'll spend a laid back evening at the hotel and enjoy dinner at a local favorite Italian restaurant.
Hotel in Venice
Lunch at our hotel, dinner at a local favorite Italian restaurant
Today it's straight from Venice into the magical Italian Alps. After a gorgeous drive through rolling hills, the iconic spires of the Dolomites appear. Our first hike will be around Tre Cime, and we'll catch an epic sunset there.
Parco Naturale Tre Cime, the famous three peaks of the Dolomites
Sunset hike around Parco Naturale Tre Cime, Rifugio Lavaredo
Early departure from Venice, taking in the mountainous scenery and charming towns from the winding roads.
After arriving at the hotel and grabbing lunch, we'll drive up to Tre Cime and hike until sunset, setting up for stunning photos of the Dolomites three most iconic peaks.
Another laid back evening at our gorgeous hotel overlooking Lake Misurina. We'll spend time getting to know each other and have an editing session on the photos we've taken so far! Dinner is yet another taste of authentic Italian cuisine.
Grand Hotel Misurina
Lunch on the road, dinner at Grand Hotel Misurina
Today we head out early to take in the sunrise at Lago Antorno, fueling up with breakfast back at the hotel. Then, it's off to a scenic and adventurous hike to Lago di Sorapis.
Lago Antorno, Lago di Sorapis
Sunrise over Lago Antorno, scenic hike to Lago di Sorapis
Early rise to catch the sunrise over Lago Antorno, and breakfast back at the hotel before we head back out!
Known as one of the best day hikes in the Dolomites, we'll spend the afternoon on a scenic trek to Lago di Sorapis. Caves, enchanting blue waters, and hidden staircases await.
Time to rest our legs and take in the sunset around Lake Misurina.
Grand Hotel Misurina
Breakfast and dinner at the hotel, picnic lunch at Lake Sorapis
A morning of driving lies ahead, exploring the winding roads of Passo Tre Crochi, Falzarego, and best of all… Passo Giau. From there, we head out for an incredible hike to a nearby, relatively undiscovered plateau for some beautiful sunset reflections.
Passo Tre Crochi, Falzarego, Giau, Mondeval Plateau
Scenic drive and photo stops, sunset on Mondeval Plateau
After breakfast at the hotel, we'll head out for a scenic day’s drive, making plenty of stops for exploring and photos along the way. And of course, a stop for some traditional Italian pizza.
After arriving up on Passo Giau, the rest of the afternoon will be spent hiking to Mondeval Plateau. We'll take in the sunset from high above the valley, photographing the sunset reflecting off the mountains.
After a big, tasty dinner at Berghotel Passo Giau, we'll nod off early for some well deserved rest.
Berghotel Passo Giau
Breakfast at Grand Hotel Misurina, traditional Italian pizza lunch, dinner at Berghotel Passo Giau
Today we'll take in another epic sunrise nearby the hotel, on a little hill that offers perfect views of Mount Nuvolau. Then it's back out on the road, this time crossing Passo Pordoi and Passo Sella on our way to Ortisei, where we’ll see the mighty Seceda!
Passo Pordoi, Passo Sella, Seceda
Sunrise photo shoot over Passo Giau, cablecar ride to a sunset shoot of Seceda
Catch sunrise at Passo Giau, said to be one of the best sunrise spots in the Dolomites.
Another scenic drive, making stops over Passo Pordoi and Passo Sella. The best part? We'll stop at our favorite pizza restaurant for lunch.
After making it to Ortisei, we'll take the cablecar up the expansive slopes of Seceda and stay here until sunset. The views we'll get here cannot be beat!
Ortisei Airbnb / hotel
Breakfast at Berghotel Passo Giau, our favorite pizza restaurant for lunch, dinner at a local favorite spot in Ortisei
From our place in Ortisei we'll head up north to see a beautiful, traditional little church against a stunning mountain backdrop. We'll explore the region by car and sign the day off with a scenic drive over Passo Gardena, where we can stretch our legs on the pass and take in some typical Dolomite scenery.
Chiesetta di San Giovanni, Passo Gardena, Chiesa di San Giacomo
Taking in some typical Dolomite scenery and villages
This morning we'll drive north to see the charming Chiesetta di San Giovanny, Church of Saint John.
After an Italian picnic lunch, it's off to Passo Gardena. We'll have plenty of time to photograph and explore the rolling hills and lush valleys, surrounding by 360 mountain views.
Sick of beautiful sunsets yet? Too bad...tonight, we're taking in another one over Chiesa di San Giacomo.
Ortisei Airbnb / hotel
Breakfast in Ortisei, Italian picnic lunch on the road, dinner in Ortisei
In the morning, we'll hike up to Alpe di Siusi, a moderate hike that will allow us to catch the sunrise over one of Italy’s most famous pastures. We’ll be picked up after, grab lunch back in Ortisei and head out for a wine tasting near Bolzano. Sunset spot today will be Passo Rolle.
Alpe di Siusi, Bolzano, Passo Rolle, Lake Baita Segantini
Sunrise at Alpe di Siusi, Wine tasting, Sunset at Passo Rolle
Another early morning hike up to Alpe di Siusi for a sunrise shoot over Italy's iconic lush green pastures.
After lunch, it's time for a well deserved wine tasting and a relaxed afternoon. We'll drive by the clear emerald waters Lago di Carezza and take a small hike to Baita Segantini.
We'll catch sunset at Passo Rolle, spending time afterward in some photo workshops / editing sessions.
Passo Rolle Airbnb / hotel
Breakfast in Ortisei, lunch in Bolzano, dinner at our Airbnb / hotel in Passo Rolle
On the last day of our Dolomites trip, we’ll spend a relaxed morning seeing the sunrise on Passo Rolle and over Lake Baita Segantini, before packing up and driving back to Venice. Then, it's time to say goodbye and head back home!
Passo Rolle, Belluno
Sunrise over Lake Baita Segantini, Passo Rolle
One last sunrise mission before sharing photo and memories over breakfast.
Pack up and head out for another scenic drive back to Venice.
If you're not extending your stay in Venice, we'll take you back to the airport for our final goodbyes.
Breakfast in Airbnb / hotel in Passo Rolle, lunch on the road
On this trip, we're at your disposal to teach you everything we know about photography in one of the world's most breathtaking locations. Here are a few of the key skills we'll be covering:
Don't have a camera besides your smartphone? No problem. Shoot & edit on whatever device you want!
7 nights in a hotel/Airbnb (prices per person, based on double occupancy)
Entrance to all activities
Transportation to/from airport
Transportation around Italy
Photography and editing lessons
Discount on gear from the Moment shop
20% off listed price for first 4 travelers
3 great meals per day (except breakfast on day 1, dinner on day 8)