Sardinia Off The Beaten Track, the Photo Tour

This land resembles no other place. Sardinia is something else. Enchanting spaces and distances to travel-nothing finished, nothing definitive. It is like freedom itself.

— David Herbert Lawrence

Many people see Sardinia as a small continent in itself, because of its unique variety of landscapes, wildlife, traditions, people and food. This tour has been carefully crafted to give you a taste of it all.

It is geared towards the landscape photographer in you, who wants to experience the best shooting locations for sunrise and sunset, especially around the stunning and pristine coastline, the islands of the Maddalena archipelago, the rugged interior, the lagoons dotted by pink flamingoes, and more.

It is also designed for the lovers of food and wine, of which Sardinia has lots on offer, with recipes that are as unique as this once remote land.

Follow professional photographers Alessandro Biggi and Ugo Cei on a trip to explore the northeastern part of Sardinia. We will base ourselves in Olbia, a city that is easily reached by plane or by ship, and travel as far north as the granite boulders of Capo Testa, directly facing Corsica across the Bonifacio Strait, and as far south as San Teodoro and its pond, a natural reserve rich in wildlife.

This is a 6-day (5 nights) tour from April 26th to May 1st, 2018. Accommodation and transport in private vehicles is included, together with tuition from two expert photographers that will help you take the photos of a lifetime, both in the field and in the classroom through lessons and critiques.

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Accommodation

The modern Doubletree Hilton offers a free swimming pool and overlooks Olbia harbour. Olbia’s historic centre is just a 10-minute walk away. The gym and parking are free.

Hilton Doubletree’s air-conditioned rooms all have an LCD HD TV with Mediaset Premium channels, and free tea and coffee-making facilities.

We reserve the right to change the hotel with one of the same comfort level and characteristics.

Itinerary

The exact itinerary is yet to be defined, but the map below shows the general area and some of the locations we will be photographing.

Map of northeastern Sardinia

Price

The price of this tour is EUR 2,490, only before December 31st, 2017. After this date, it will increase to EUR 2,990. Only bookings that are confirmed and for which a deposit has been paid before Dec. 31st will benefit from the reduced pricing.

The price includes 5 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a 4-star hotel, double room sharing, local transportation during the tour (excluding airport transfers), photography tuition and everything that is detailed in the Terms and Conditions section at the bottom of this page.

You will share a double room with another participant. In case you wish to have a room to yourself, we require an extra fee of EUR 450.

A deposit of EUR 1,000 is required to secure the booking. We accept payments via credit card, bank transfer and PayPal. Allow for two business days after you have submitted your request to be contacted with the instructions for payment.

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Your Instructors

Ugo Cei is a fine-art travel and landscape photographer from Italy. His mission is to help aspiring photographers sharpen their skills, so that they can take amazing pictures. He is known for his generosity, patience, and competence.

He is also the co-host of the popular travel photography podcast, The Traveling Image Makers.

Ugo is currently working on a handbook for travel photographers.


Alessandro BiggiAlessandro Biggi is a professional wedding, event, and street photographer. He frequently teaches street photography workshops in Italian cities and is passionate about photographing the landscapes of Italy, especially of Sardinia, a land he knows intimately.

Alessandro lives in Sarzana, Italy, where he has his studio. He collaborates with Fujifilm Italia and is a BlackRapid Ambassador. You can find more about him at his website alessandrobiggi.com.


A few words from one of our previous guests

Terms and Conditions

Ugo Cei and Alessandro Biggi, henceforth referred to as the Supplier, will provide education enrichment during photo workshops and tours and act as an agent/tour operator for any hotel, restaurant, ground operator or other supplier of services connected with these tours. The other providers are solely responsible and liable for providing their respective services. The Supplier and its designated tour leaders shall not be held responsible for (A) any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to, or death of, persons occasioned directly or indirectly by an act or omission of any other provider, and (B) any loss or damage due to delay, cancellation, or disruption in any manner caused by the laws, regulations, acts or failures to act, demands, orders, or interpositions of any government, or by acts of nature, strikes, fire, flood, war, terrorism, sickness, theft, or any other cause(s) beyond their control. The participant waives any claim against the Supplier and its designated tour leaders for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.  The Supplier reserves the right in their sole discretion to accept, decline to accept, or remove any participant on any photo workshop. The Supplier reserves the right, without penalty, to make changes in the itinerary whenever, in their judgement, conditions warrants, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of participants. 

You have assumed the responsibility to select an activity appropriate to your physical abilities and interests. You are personally responsible for being in sufficiently good health to undertake the activity.

Group Size and Booking Considerations

The tour will be confirmed only if a minimum number of 6 participants is reached. In order to keep the group size small and the experience enjoyable for everyone, the maximum number of participants we accept is 12.

Payment Terms 

All registrations are accepted in the order received. Early registration is strongly suggested since there are limited spaces available. The balance payment is due 60 days prior to the beginning of the workshop. Any registration received within 60 days of a trip requires full payment.

The fee for attending the workshop is EUR 2,990 inclusive of VAT.

All bookings confirmed and for which the deposit has been paid in full at or before December 31st, 2017, 23:59 CET will benefit of a reduced fee of  EUR 2,490.

To reserve a spot on the workshop, a deposit of EUR 1,000 is required. The booking deposit will be refunded if participant numbers are not reached.

After your group has been confirmed, the deposits are non-refundable.

Basis of Rates

All prices are based on two persons sharing a room. all prices are quoted in Euros. The rates are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances

Included in cost of workshop: Small group instruction by two professional photographers during photo excursions and 1:1 critique time. 5 nights in luxury hotel accommodations with breakfast, local transportation to and from the shooting locations.

Not included: Air transportation, all meals outside of breakfasts, beverages, tips and personal expenses. Please note that transportation from the airport to the hotel and back is available upon request for a fee.

Eligibility: Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire journey.

Requests to Share

If you request to share with another participant and if someone else wants a shared room, we can try to pair you with someone of the same gender, but if this is not possible, you will be required to pay a single supplement of EUR 450. Canceling your reservation if we cannot match you with another participant will incur full cancellation fees as outlined below.

Cancellation and refunds

If you cancel between 60 to 31 days prior to date of departure you will forfeit 50% of your total trip cost, including any applicable single supplement.*

If you cancel within 30 days of the date of departure, you will forfeit 100% of the tour cost. Where the full cost of the tour has not yet been paid, it will be immediately payable on cancellation.*

* Note that if you cancel up to 31 days before the start of the tour and we are able to backfill your place, we may refund recoverable costs at our discretion.

Notification by phone or email is acceptable and must be followed with a written notice. Leaving a workshop in progress, for any reason, will not result in a refund. We reserve the right to cancel a trip because of inadequate number of participants making the workshop economically infeasible to operate. In the event that a workshop is cancelled prior to departure, you will receive full refund of the cost of the workshop.

Travel insurance

It is advisable to take out your travel insurance at the time of booking your trip as cover will commence for pre-departure cancellation from the policy issue date. This will therefore provide cover should you have to cancel your trip for an insured reason such as illness or serious accident.

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are adequately insured, providing financial protection against unforeseen circumstances. Cover should include medical expenses, as well as repatriation, in the event of accident or illness. In addition, we strongly recommend that you have cover for personal belongings, delay at your outward or homeward point of departure, personal liability, overseas legal expenses and cancellation. If you are undertaking any sports or adventurous activities on your trip, including trekking, you should also make sure that your policy covers these. Please also ensure you read the policy conditions and exclusions.