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Photography Tours, Trips & Travel Packages 2024/2025

56 Photography trips. Compare tour itineraries from 6 tour companies. 1,098 reviews. 4.9/5 avg rating.

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Top Photography Attractions

Our photography trips offer captivating landscapes and cultural encounters for photographers to capture the essence of stunning destinations, from natural wonders to vibrant cultures.
  • Capturing the diversity of species in one shot on a Galapagos Islands tour
  • Learning the best aperture settings for dimly lit churches on a guided Europe tour
  • Discovering how to capture the essence of the foggy Scottish shoreline
  • Photographing ancient temples in Cambodia
  • Shooting star trails over the Australian Outback
  • Capturing Moroccan marketplaces in Marrakech
  • Getting perfect action shots on a ski tour in Switzerland
  • Perfectly capturing the vibrancy and crowds on a busy night in Shanghai, China
  • Learning how to use an external shutter release while chasing the Northern Lights in Iceland

Photography Tours & Travel Guide

Photography Attractions & Landmarks Guide

Explore the world through your lens with photography trips catering to amateur and expert photographers. These tours are tailored to specific subjects or themes, allowing you to connect with fellow enthusiasts while capturing stunning images. Set your f-stop and shutter speed, and let Travelstride help you get shooting!

Popular Destinations for Photography Tours
Our photography trips include some of the world's most captivating destinations. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, these tours offer unparalleled opportunities to capture stunning images and create lasting memories. Let's look at some destinations known for their unique photography experiences.
  • Greece: Capture the timeless beauty of ancient ruins against the backdrop of azure seas and whitewashed villages nestled on cliffsides.
  • Peru: Immortalize the enigmatic allure of Machu Picchu, where ancient Incan ruins emerge from mist-covered mountains, offering breathtaking vistas at every turn.
  • Tanzania:Document the majestic wildlife of the Serengeti National Park, from the iconic savannah landscapes to the thrilling sightings of lions, elephants, and wildebeests during the Great Migration.
  • Japan: Photograph the harmony of tradition and modernity in Kyoto, where historic temples, tranquil gardens, and vibrant cherry blossoms create a picturesque tapestry of Japanese culture.
  • US:Explore the mesmerizing play of light and shadow in Antelope Canyon, a natural wonder renowned for its sculpted sandstone walls and ethereal glow.
  • Argentina & Chile: Capture the untamed beauty of Patagonia, with its towering mountains, sweeping glaciers, and pristine lakes, offering endless opportunities for landscape photography.
  • India: Document the spiritual essence of Varanasi, where ancient rituals unfold along the sacred Ganges River amidst a backdrop of bustling ghats and colorful street scenes.
  • Iceland: Freeze moments in time amidst the surreal landscapes of Iceland, from cascading waterfalls and rugged coastlines to the dancing hues of the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) illuminating the night sky.
  • Kenya:Embark on a wildlife photography adventure in the Maasai Mara, where vast plains teem with iconic African species, providing thrilling opportunities to capture the essence of safari life.
  • Italy: Lose yourself in the romantic allure of Venice, where picturesque canals, ornate bridges, and historic architecture offer endless inspiration for capturing the essence of this timeless city.
  • Egypt:Photograph the iconic wonders of ancient Egypt, including the pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the temples of Luxor, where millennia of history are etched into the landscape, providing a treasure trove of photographic opportunities.
Types of Photography Tours: Capturing the Perfect Moment
Experience the thrill of capturing the perfect moment with our guided photo tours. Whether you're a novice, amateur, or professional photographer, these tours offer opportunities to enhance your skills and immortalize unforgettable scenes, from fleeting smiles to majestic wildlife encounters and breathtaking landscapes. 
Delve into new f-stop settings for unique lighting conditions and master optimal shutter speeds to seize the essence of each remarkable moment.

Landscape and Nature Photography
Landscape and nature photography can take you anywhere and everywhere. When choosing a destination, consider both the scenery's appeal and the logistical challenges of reaching it. For instance, while Himalayan mountainscapes offer stunning photo opportunities, remember the physical exertion required to navigate steep terrains with heavy equipment.
Timing is also crucial in landscape photography, with the golden hours of early morning and late evening offering the most favorable lighting conditions. 
Planning your trip around these optimal times can significantly enhance the quality of your photographs. Additionally, be mindful of seasonal variations, as weather conditions can profoundly impact the mood and atmosphere of your shots. 
While rain and overcast skies may pose challenges, embracing the uniqueness of each season can elevate your images. For example, the colors of autumn forests or the transformative effects of snow can take your pictures to new heights of visual splendor.

Wildlife Photography 
Capturing the essence of wildlife in its natural habitat demands both agility and precision from photographers and their equipment. Opt for gear capable of performing well in low-light conditions and capturing fast-moving subjects, which is essential for seizing those elusive moments in the wild.
Safaris offer unparalleled opportunities for wildlife observation and photography, particularly in Africa, renowned for its iconic safari parks and abundant Big Five sightings in the wilderness. Visitors from South America may consider exploring the Pantanal in Brazil or the Pampas in Bolivia, where wetland ecosystems teem with diverse fauna awaiting discovery.
Birding enthusiasts will find paradise in global birding hotspots, spanning continents and offering unparalleled opportunities to observe and photograph avian wonders. Remember to equip yourself with a quality zoom lens to capture these feathered beauties in all their glory.

Portrait and Street Photography
Capturing the essence of everyday life through street photography presents unique challenges and ethical considerations. Street photography involves capturing people in natural situations. If you ask permission first, it may ruin the shot, but you may get in trouble if you don't. 
When photographing people in public spaces, striking a balance between spontaneity and respect for cultural norms is essential.
In some cultures, photographing individuals without explicit permission may be considered intrusive or disrespectful. For instance, in parts of Africa and among aboriginal Australians, cultural beliefs may dictate objections to being photographed without consent.
Similarly, in Western Europe, seeking permission before taking someone's photo is generally courteous, especially in candid street scenes. Particularly, avoid photographing children without explicit permission, as this can be perceived as invasive or inappropriate.
People expect to be paid for photos in some places, especially in poorer cities with many tourists. Similarly, in most places, if you take photographs of street performers, you are expected to pay them some money.
So, before beginning your street photography trip, research local customs and etiquette regarding photography. Be prepared to adapt your approach based on feedback from your subjects, respecting their wishes even if it means forgoing a potentially captivating shot. Ultimately, prioritizing respect and sensitivity ensures a positive and ethical street photography experience for both the photographer and the subject.

Underwater Photography
Underwater photography offers a unique perspective for adventurous travelers. While diving deep may require specialized equipment and expertise, stunning underwater shots can also be captured using accessible gear such as waterproof cameras or casings.
Seek out destinations with clear, shallow waters teeming with marine life and vibrant underwater landscapes. From the colorful coral reefs of Indonesia to encounters with majestic humpback whales in the Dominican Republic and the incomparable Galapagos Islands, each destination offers unparalleled opportunities for snorkeling and underwater exploration.

Architecture and Monument Photography
Capturing the essence of architectural marvels and historic monuments requires more than just pointing and shooting — it demands a keen eye for detail and creativity. While iconic cities like Paris and Vienna offer picturesque streets lined with stunning buildings, destinations like Egypt and Cambodia boast awe-inspiring monuments that beg to be photographed.
When photographing structures, seek out the extraordinary and the unique. Rather than capturing cliché shots of famous landmarks, explore lesser-known sights and experiment with unconventional angles to infuse your photos with originality. 
Whether getting low to the ground or seeking vantage points from above, find innovative perspectives to elevate your architectural photography to new heights.

Why Consider Joining a Photography Tour?
A photography trip offers an enriching experience for both amateur and seasoned photographers alike. These specialized tours provide expert guidance from experienced professionals, allowing participants to refine their photography skills while exploring captivating destinations. 
During a photography vacation, travelers can gain access to unique and lesser-known locations, presenting endless opportunities for stunning and memorable photo captures. Shooting with fellow photographers fosters a sense of community and presents networking opportunities. You can share insights and learn from one another's experiences. 

Beyond photography, participants can immerse themselves in local cultures, traditions, and lifestyles, adding depth and richness to their travel adventures and incredible shots.

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Roundabout Roberta

Oct 2023

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This trip exceeded all expectations, Nico and Miriam were knowledgeable about the region, very engaging with the group, and outstanding problem solvers (e.g., mechan...

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Nan H

Oct 2023

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Andalusia bike trip

The hotels were very well situated and had local charm. The trip guides and the local guides were exceptional. The scenery and history of the the region were wonderf...

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Josilyn

Oct 2023

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First VBT Trip but definitely not our last

This was our first VBT trip and we absolutely loved it. Every detail is thought of from your pick up at the airport to making sure your luggage reaches every hotel a...

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Mike and Nessa

Oct 2023

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First time with VBT - wonderful vacation.

We had a wonderful time on this trip, which was our first with VBT. The guides were very helpful and knowledgeable, and they were committed to making sure we had an ...

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B Fitz

Oct 2023

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First VBT tour and it won’t be the last

The rides and guides (Nico, Roman, Miriam) were all fantastic. The countryside was beautiful and we got to see and experience the ancient wonders and culture of Anda...

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