Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fantastic Photo Tour of Basque Country - April 2012

It's time to have fun -- and sometimes you have to plan it in advance!  Christine Irvin and I have worked with Fresco Tours to offer a really fantastic photography  trip next April in the Basque country in the northeast corner of Spain.  This area has it all -- breathtaking vistas, great food, picturesque fishing villages, a portion of the most famous pilgrimage route - the Camino de Santiago, and really good wine. 

All you have to do is get yourself to Bilboa. Everything else is taken care of, so you can relax, concentrate on getting great photos, and enjoying this little-known but fantastic corner of Spain.  And the trip is organized so that non-photographer Significant Others will have just as wonderful an experience.

You don't have to just take my word for it --  for example, by Day 2 we are in San Sebastian:
From the New York Times Travel Section:
"WHAT is it about San Sebastián that has foodies reaching for superlatives (“culinary capital of Europe”; “best place to eat in the world”)? Maybe it was the French aristocracy, who imported their haughty chefs in the 19th century, turning this belle époque town on the Basque coast of northern Spain into an epicurean resort. Or maybe it's the food-rich geography, a scallop-shaped coastline sandwiched between the fertile sea and mountainous farmlands. And then there are the Basques themselves, who approach eating with the same fervor as they do soccer. Whatever the case, this laid-backsurfing resort is not for weak-willed dieters. There are sweet-smelling cafes and mouth-watering bites to tempt you at every turn — not to mention having one of the highest concentrations of Michelin stars in the world."

The price includes all meals, accommodations at charming but up-to-date hotels and transportation during the 7-day tour.  The tour features 2 professional photographers - Christine Irvin and I --  ensuring plenty of individual instruction during the daily critiques.   Participants will also have their work featured in a book and in a gallery show at RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon, NY  upon our return!

The tour:  April 15-22, 2012. 
Price: 2,500 EUR is approx. 3,615 USD (USD price as of July 25, 2011) includes meals, accommodations, transportation during tour
Contact us for more information:  845-632-2174
For full itinerary and to sign up: check out

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