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Photo Holidays Slovenia

Capture the picture-perfect side of Slovenia through your lens on a photography expedition through the best photo spots in towns and the countryside.


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7 nights / 8 days
  • Travel across Slovenia to catch some of the best shots accompanied by a professional photographer
  • Find the best spots and the best light for your travel photography
  • Learn or polish off your camera skills or get professional tips on the perfect locations
  • Tick off all the main attractions of Slovenia, including Lake Bled, Soča Valley, the Coast & Ljubljana

Included in price

Professional landscape photographer and local guide
Transfers between locations
7 nights 3* accommodation with breakfast
7 x dinner or lunch (depending on the time)
Entrance fees of attractions
Tourist tax


Day What we will do
DAY 1 Bled
DAY 2 Vintgar Gorge - Bohinj
DAY 3 Kranjska Gora - Vršič Pass - Soča Valley - Mangart Pass - Bovec
DAY 4 Kobarid - Kozjak Waterfall - Goriška Brda
DAY 5 Piran - Portorož
DAY 6 Hrastovlje - villages
DAY 7 Lipica - Rakov Škocjan - Ljubljana
DAY 8 Ljubljana

DAY 1 - Arrival to Bled

You will meet our team at your Bled accommodation and we’ll give you a short briefing about the photo holiday itinerary. We will have a short walk to the lake shore in the evening for a blue hour photography session of one of the most famous places in Slovenia. Dinner and overnight in Bled.

Overnight stay in Bled

DAY 2 - Bled sunrise, Vintgar Gorge & Lake Bohinj sunset

An early sunrise photography session to capture the stunning environment of Lake Bled. After the sunrise session, we drive to nearby Vintgar Gorge, have a 2-mile stroll by the creek where we can master our techniques of capturing soft morning light and wild water flow. Return to our accommodation, breakfast and some time to relax. In the afternoon, we drive to the valley of Bohinj, where we capture Lake Bohinj and wait for the sunset at St. John the Baptist church. Dinner and overnight in Bled.

Vintgar Gorge entrance fee
Overnight stay in Bled

DAY 3 - Jamnik sunrise and epic drives for mountain views

We drive to the nearby church of St. Primus in the village of Jamnik in the early morning. The church became a photographic phenomenon in the early 90s when famous National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry took a shot there and published it in the magazine. After sunrise, we return to our accommodation, have breakfast and drive towards Kranjska Gora, the Vršič Mountain pass and the Soča Valley. During the drive, we will enjoy a lot of photogenic views of the Julian Alps in Triglav National Park. Lunch in the Soča Valley followed by an afternoon of photographing the amazing emerald Soča River. Hotel check-in in Bovec. In the evening, we drive up to the Mangart mountain pass, where the highest road in Slovenia ends at nearly 2000 m above sea level. After sunset, we can practice night photography in the mountains and try to capture the milky way. Late return to Bovec. Dinner and overnight in Bovec.

Overnight in Bovec

DAY 4 - Kozjak Waterfall and wine growing region

Late morning with breakfast. We follow the Soča River to the town of Kobarid and go on an easy 1.5-hour hike to the beautiful creek of the Kozjak Waterfall to capture this hidden photographic gem of the Slovenian Alps. We proceed to the area of Goriška Brda, also known as Slovenian Tuscany, where we enjoy the views of the vineyards, farms and medieval villages. A sunset session on the viewpoint above the region, where we can enjoy a glass of the famous local wine. Dinner and overnight in Goriška Brda.

Overnight stay in Bovec

DAY 5 - Sunrise in the vineyards and medieval Piran

An optional sunrise photography session, where we drive through the scenic area of Goriška Brda and look for more motifs. After breakfast, we leave towards the coast. Transfer to Piran/Portorož and hotel check-in. Lunch in a local restaurant. We spend the afternoon with some free time in the charming medieval town of Piran, where we explore its narrow streets, a bustling vegetable market and the hidden passages to some of the houses. Sunset session on the Piran walls and blue hour photography in the harbour. Overnight in Piran/Portorož.

Overnight stay in Portorož

DAY 6 - Slovenian Coast

Late morning with breakfast. We drive to the hinterland of the Slovenian coast. We capture the photogenic church of Hrastovlje and explore the nearby area. A possible stop for a local wine tasting in the area of Slovenian coast, which is known for exquisite red wine. In the evening, we take a sunset session in the hills above Trieste or Piran.

Overnight stay in Portorož
Hills above Trieste or Piran

DAY 7 - The Karst region

Laid back morning with breakfast. We drive through the Lipica Stud farm where we can photograph divine white Lipizzaner horses in their natural environment. We proceed to the Karst phenomena Rakov Škocjan, which hides a beautiful creek and small river stream, offering fantastic landscape photography. We arrive in Ljubljana in the afternoon and have an evening stroll and a sunset session on the castle hill. Dinner and overnight in Ljubljana.

Overnight stay in Ljubljana

DAY 8 - Evaluation and farewell in Ljubljana

We will check our best images and re-evaluate the whole holiday workshop. We can offer you a transfer to your accommodation in Ljubljana or to the airport.

Extra days

Why not spend a few more days in Slovenia? Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.


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Slovenia is a place yet to be discovered. Our small country on the south side of the Alps provides fantastic photographic experiences. Capture reflections in the lakes, play with long exposure near the streams, photograph churches with outstanding backgrounds or wait for the sunset on the Adriatic coast.

Photo Holidays are designed to take you to the most iconic places in the country and give you an opportunity to find hidden spots, known only to local photographers. You will be able to focus on your photography while we take care of location scouting, transfers and accesses, settings and guidelines, if needed.

We will spend the first couple of days in the area around iconic Lake Bled and have sunrise and sunset sessions. Then we move across the Triglav National Park and spend some time in the Trenta Valley to master our Long Exposure techniques. We will visit "Slovenian Tuscany" with its beautiful hills and vineyards. A couple of days will be dedicated to capturing the beauty of the Slovenian coastal town of Piran, and for the grand finale, a walking tour through Slovenia’s charming capital, Ljubljana.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am a single traveller, how can I book?

Don’t worry, just drop us a line in our inbox. We will do our best to try and find you some company, so if you are flexible in your travel dates, let us know as well. Do you want a private trip? No problem, we got you covered too.

Why is the accommodation not specified?

We are always looking for the perfect fit for you. We use a few different accommodation providers that fit our standards but they are subjected to availability, especially in the high season. We can also adjust the holiday, keeping in mind your preferences and budget and can always find a more suitable solution for your taste.

Who is this holiday ideal for?

Photo Holidays Slovenia are designed for anyone with an interest in photography. 8-day holiday workshops are designed to combine travel, relaxation and photography. We welcome beginners and professionals alike. You can join us with the newest DSLR and a huge bag of equipment or just a simple point-and-shoot camera. You can also bring someone, who is not a photographer along. There are plenty of different sightseeing and activity opportunities on the way.

Who will be our guide / photography instructor?

Our team consists of pro-photographers in landscape, travel, wildlife and macro photography. Your holiday guide is Nejc Trpin, an award-winning professional landscape and adventure photographer. During his photography career he developed several skills and styles of photography. His photographs were published in various international and local magazines, including National Geographic and Landscape Photography Magazine. He is also a f-Stop Gear and Fujifilm Slovenia ambassador and educator. He often says his aim is to search for the light in adventure.

How physically prepared do I need to be?

Most of the iconic spots that we will be visiting are next to or close to the main roads. Some spots are within reasonable walking/easy hiking distance, and other locations are reachable by car.

​What should I bring with me?

You will need a camera and a basic lens (optional). It is advised (but not essential) to have a DSLR camera with a wide angle and a tele-photo lens. You can also bring your mirrorless or point-and-shoot cameras. A tripod is warmly recommended as well. Apart from photo gear, it is recommended to have some basic outdoor clothing and sturdy hiking shoes.

What kind of transport will we use on our tours?

We use different comfortable vehicles on our tours, from private cars to vans, depending on the group size. They all have A/C and enough space for our luggage and photography gear.

Where will we stay?

We will mostly spend our nights (until the early morning for the sunrise photo, of course) in the family-owned guest houses or tourist farms, and occasionally in 3- or 4-star hotels. All accommodations are carefully chosen from our previous holiday experiences and convenient for reaching the photography locations in the area. Prices are based on a shared double/twin bedroom basis. We can assist you in finding a roommate. Single use is available on request.

What will I learn?

Our team of pro-photographers in landscape, travel, wildlife and macro photography will help you with understanding the basics of using your camera, help you use and practice the techniques that are often used in travel and landscape photography and advise you on choosing the best lenses for different purposes. We will also look into the basic post-processing in simple image editors and give you some tips and tricks about post-production in Photoshop and Lightroom. At the end, we will have an evaluation session to choose your best photographs. ​

What if the weather will be bad?

We will do our best to adjust the tour schedule to the weather forecast. But on the other hand, bad weather is a good opportunity to make some stunning and dramatic photographs, or we can seize that time for a detailed workshop of image postprocessing.
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    Colby Walters
    April 2017
    I didn’t possibly expect to learn so much in so little time. Neic is an amazing photographer and instructor and the scenery in Slovenia is as beautiful as it gets. Thank you for the amazing week.
    Shona Acevedo
    May 2019
    Really a holiday where you see most of Slovenia’s top places and you bring home something to brag about - a selection of some of my best photographs. The organization of the holidays was amazing, the food in Slovenia is great and the people lovely. I will definitely come here again.
    Paolo Archer
    November 2019
    This was my second visit to Slovenia but this time was really special because we were travelling to the most beautiful places and observed it from a different perspective - Nejc really tried his best to make it unforgettable. We were not really lucky with the weather because there was a lot of rain in the afternoons but the mornings were mostly clear so we made the most out of it.

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