Tours - Flowers, Photography & Nature

Our main photo tours on offer are a week in length with a moderate amount of gentle walking to get to the best places. We concentrate on Italy (our adopted home...) with some amazing places to visit:

- Gargano in Puglia, the spur to Italy's boot (end of April)
- the mystical Sibillini in eastern Umbria (end of May)
- the dramatic scenery of the Dolomites (end of June)
- plus on request we put together Tailor Made holidays to other destinations, not only in Italy, but also in Greece, Cyprus and France

We specialise in finding stunning floral displays, butterflies, orchids… in unforgettable surroundings and sharing them with stimulating, good company. On all our tours there are numerous opportunities for flower photography, butterfly photography…landscape photography all with top professional help with hints and tips on hand should you need it.

Food and wine are important to us - after all, we live in Italy and are keen cooks, so we make sure you dine well at reasonable cost (wine included). And Lois’ lunchtime picnics are, so we are told, the stuff of legend.

For the lover of wildflowers - orchids in particular, few localities can even begin to rival the Gargano peninsula in Puglia, a wonderful limestone lump forming the spur to Italy’s boot. We would rate it as Europe’s finest natural rock garden - in fact numerous garden photography enthusiasts have travelled with us to learn just how nature does it...

Our tour to the Sibillini in Umbria introduces you to a paradise of scenery, wildflowers and insects. In our professional work we specialise in landscape photography where flowers are an essential element and you can learn how to do the same with wide-angle macro shots, for example. Numbers on all our tours are kept deliberately small, low impact and you can have a great deal of personal tuition as well as time to put what you learn into practice.

Tailor Made Tours ... over the years, numerous people who have travelled with us have enquired about tours catering to particular interests and wants. We love this area of work since it gives us a chance to put together something special, making use of our ‘insider knowledge’ of many things Italian (and elsewhere). We have groups of friends who ask us each year for something new and we create a mixture of beautiful, photogenic towns and countryside, Italian history and colour with (literally) a taste of Italy. Here you are spoilt for choice but you need to know where to look…and we do!

N.B. Bespoke holidays become cost-effective with a small group when cost is comparable with our normal tours. However we are not only limited to Italy. We have, for example, run ‘specials’ for orchids and for wild flower photography and insect macro photography: we can also offer expertise on Crete, mainland Greece, France (the Massif Centrale), Turkey and Cyprus (both north and south) based on research, tours led and personal travel over many years.

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