April 25 — 29, 2024

5 Day Tuscany Photo Tour 2024

We partner with the finest!

Canon Shimoda Gitzo BenQ Fjallraven Vallerret

Set Out for Photogenic Encounters of the Lyrical Kind

Soaking in the idyllic beauty of Tuscany.

Martin Rak
Martin Rak
Your Award-Winning Tutor
Set Out for Photogenic Encounters of the Lyrical Kind
Elite Landscape Photography Tutors

No matter what your experience, our seasoned photography tutors will help you push your skills to a whole new level.

Iconic Sceneries,
Small Groups

With a maximum of 7 participants, we offer unique explorations of new and famous unforgettable sights.

All-Inclusive Single Occupancy Stays

Luxurious photography vacation with 4-star single occupancy rooms and gourmet all-inclusive meals.

Exclusive Bohemian Journeys Club

Join our engaging meetups, get exclusive discounts, and expert critique sessions to elevate your photography skills.

Val d’Orcia

Where else to start our tour than in the Val d’Orcia. We’ll settle for what is without doubt one of the most photographed villas in Tuscany, Podere Belvedere. If the weather hears our photoprayers, we’ll catch the first sun touching the morning mists. But not just the villa will be in our finder, but the whole fairytale landscape with hundreds of hills and waves and the towering Monte Amiata in the background.

Cypress Grove

Right after breakfast we will make our way to Bagno Vignoni, ancient spa village with a hot water pool in the main square. The evening will be in the spirit of yet another famous Tuscan site - the cypress grove in the middle of the rolling fields.

Capella Vitaleta

We’ll be taking it easy on this breather day. In the morning, we’ll take in some views from and from around Pienza and photograph the stunning Capella Vitaleta, a small church flanked by cypresses crowning the hill, all casting shadows in the light mist.

Crete Senesi

We’ll make it to Siena famous for its medieval brick buildings to keep us busy for most of the day. On the way back, we’ll drive through Crete Senesi - its rolling countryside, traditional farmhouses, cypress trees and wavy fields are the images that actually pop up in your head when you think of Tuscany. A plenty of great pictures guaranteed there.

Cypress Trees Road

Only early birds get to watch the landscape wake up - the sky will turn first colours for us about half an hour before the sunrise, the time when the fog starts to crawl in. We start high above with the main motive - one of the roads with cypress trees leading to the typical Tuscan villa.

Podere Belvedere

Saying our goodbyes to Val d’Orcia, we will return to spend the last morning by Podere Belvedere - this time, however, we’ll photograph from another spot to capture this marvelous scene from a different angle than on the first day. On the way back to Firenze we may make a scenic stop in San Gimignano (depending on the time schedule of our flights, though).

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Tour Details

Included in the Price

Professional Tutor
  • Best photo locations guaranteed
  • Weather sensitive program
  • Landscape photography mastery
  • Post-production sessions
  • Car or van with a driver
  • Including Florence (Italy) pick-up / drop-off
Small Group
  • Up to 7 attendees
  • 4 nights in Pienza
  • Single occupancy
  • All-inclusive meals & drinks
  • *Up to 2 alcohol drinks a day

Excluded from the Price

Flight Tickets
  • Or any other form of transportation to and from Italy
Travel Insurance
  • Please note that travel insurance is compulsory
Any Visa Fees
  • When applicable


Pienza (4 nights)
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Minibar
Your Tutors

Encounter the Tuscany
with the Real Adventures

Martin Rak

Award-winning landscape photographer in constant pursuit of light and fog.

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Mariel Feldman
Ingemar Ljungdahl
William Levin
Carrie Cheng
Nyl Baczynskyj

Meet Our Happy Customers

Mariel Feldman

"Between the gorgeous landscapes, the wildlife, the photography lessons, and the overall fun energy of the group, the trip to the Canadian Rockies far exceeded my expectations and created memories that will last a lifetime."

Mariel Feldman
Designer, United States
Stephen Bridger

"A wonderful experience with friendly folk, beautiful scenery and glorious light! Like minded compositionally and style which enabled me to really trust Martin's judgement and insight."

Stephen Bridger
Client Relations Manager, Canada
Carrie Cheng

"A photography tour I will remember for the rest of my life."

Carrie Cheng
Independent art dealer & freelance writer, Hong Kong
William Levin

"I have participated in many photography workshops over the years and my experience with Martin was the best by far."

William Levin
Gynecologist, United States
Daniela Lenčéš Chalániová

"Bohemian Journeys make your early morning start worthwhile ;-)"

Daniela Lenčéš Chalániová
Dean of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Czechia
Ingemar Ljungdahl

"Knowledgeable, keen to share ideas on photography, suggesting what to do without getting in to the very details of doing it, but rather giving you the tools to make your own decisions."

Ingemar Ljungdahl
Retired, Sweden
Thomas Rosenthal

"The days with Martin have been really fun and participating in his knowledge and experience definitely made me a better photographer."

Thomas Rosenthal
System Engineer, Germany
Yves Goergen

"I had a good time and it’s interesting to get to know the people behind the shots. The guidance was excellent and Martin gave helpful hints about when and how to shoot each location we visited."

Yves Goergen
Software Developer, Germany
Jeff Beem

"The most enjoyable tour I have taken so far. Martin and Lukas make a great team."

Jeff Beem
Software Developer, United States
Nyl Baczynskyj

"The atmosphere, the spots, the advice ... and everything I've learned about shooting and editing."

Nyl Baczynskyj
Photographer, Belgium
Stu Huck

"Seeing new landscapes and guided by Martin's experience. Really got my creative juices flowing."

Stu Huck
Retired, United States
Eric Hoppe

"Enriching on many levels, great locations and good group atmosphere."

Eric Hoppe
Stock Trader, United States
Andreas Hultkrantz

"Knowledgeable, helpful and good at creating a nice atmosphere where people feel comfortable."

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Site Manager, Sweden

Any Questions First?

Digital camera (i.e. DSLR or mirrorless camera) with wide angle lenses and telephoto lenses - you will need at least 200mm focal length, anything “longer” than that will give you more options and flexibility on the visited locations. Sturdy and stable tripod is a MUST and a remote shutter release for tack sharp pictures. Neutral density and polarizer filters (if you have any) will come in handy, too.
We strongly recommend you pack up some waterproof hiking boots and waterproof clothing with you. Make sure to pack up some warm clothing. It can get real freezing cold, especially in the mornings.
Tuscany consists of simple terrain, easily approachable from the car, typically only a few-hundred-meter walk on a dirt road or a field.
We prioritize the comfort of our guests and therefore all of our tours are designed for single occupancy.
The minimum number of attendees on this photo tour is 4.
The maximum number of attendees is 7 attendees per tour.
In that case, it’s up to us to decide whether we want to organize the photo tour anyways, and we’ll update you shortly. In case we decide to not go through with the tour, we’ll return you the money paid in the tour account asap.
The tour itinerary is set within the tour program as the basic outline but it may vary depending on the weather conditions. We’re trying hard to deliver you the best experience according to the actual situation. The tour itinerary is only set as the basic outline of the tour - it is not hardwired into the program because it largely depends on the weather conditions. It is in our best interest to try hard and deliver the best experience, in fair and foul weather, according to the situation we are facing.
First, you book the tour via the booking form linked from the detail page of the particular photo tour. As soon as we receive your booking request, we’ll let you know whether your booking was confirmed. Once you obtain the booking confirmation with all the photo tour details, you’ll also receive payment details to make the advance payment or full payment in case the start of the photo tour is too close. The advance payment should be made within 7 days, while the full payment should be made asap. After receiving your payment, you’re officially signed up for the tour. And finally, if you made advance payment, you should cover the remaining balance no longer than 30 days before the photo tour starts.
As of now, we only provide our customers with wire transfer option, but are planning to also accept card payments in the near future. Unfortunately, we’re not planning to include PayPal.
IBAN: CZ2820100000002301152410


Bank name: Fio banka, a.s.

Bank address: Millennium Plaza, V Celnici 10, 117 21, Praha 1, Czech Republic

Company name: Bohemian Journeys, s.r.o.
Sure, if that works better for you.

If you decide to cancel the trip, you may be charged depending on the following rules:

  • within a period of more than thirty calendar days prior to the beginning of the trip: in the amount of the advance payment
  • within the period of thirty to fifteen calendar days prior to the beginning of the trip: in the amount of 50% of the trip price
  • within the period of fourteen to eight calendar days prior to the beginning of the trip: in the amount of 75% of the trip price
  • within the period of seven and less calendar days prior to the beginning of the trip: in the amount of 100% of the trip price.

Please note that the date when the cancellation takes effect shall be decisive for the calculation of the cancellation fee.

The photo tours are in English to accommodate the universal participant in you.
Yes, it’s already covered in the tour price. We’ll pick you up at the airport if you arrive on the day of the tour start.
That’d be great! Knowing your flight details is really helpful, as we can make plans to pick you up at the airport.

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