juin 03 2024 - juin 07 2024

Istanbul Photography Tour Switzerland

At the meeting point of Europe and Asia, you’ll discover incredible layers of history, culture, colours and scents.
Regular reservation until juin 3 starts from 1090 CHF per person

Home to breathtaking architecture, delicious food, and some of the warmest, most genuinely hospitable people you can ever meet, Istanbul is a city you will want to visit--and take photos of-- again and again.

Staying at a very centrally located three-star hotel, we will discover the most photogenic locations of Istanbul, together with our Turkish-speaking photography instructor plus a dedicated expert guide (also fluent in English and French), who will explain to you the culture and stories of each location.

This trip will be led by: Osan Altun who speaks Anglais, Français


Where do we go?

The architecture, the food, everything in Istanbul tells a story. The city is busy & fast, and never stops. But when you need a break from all this fervid life, there is always a nice garden, a small tea house or a mosque where you can sit, breathe and relax.

East meets West and old meets new in vibrant Istanbul, Turkey. Historically known as Constantinople after the Roman Emperor Constantine I, Istanbul was for years the centre of the Roman Byzantium and Ottoman Empires. Home to many of the most recognizable images of the country of Turkey, such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque, Istanbul is not to be missed.

Istanbul is Turkey’s most populous city as well as its cultural and financial center. The mosques, bazaars and Turkish baths of Istanbul could keep you happily occupied for your entire trip. On a trip to this gleaming, modern city you can immerse yourself in nearly 3000 years of history from Roman ruins to Byzantine marvels, Ottoman treasures and modern amusements.

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your newfound skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspects of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.


What you can expect from this trip?

  • Arriving at the hotel, welcome presentation and dinner.
  • Old town visit: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar
  • Discover Taksim: Galata Streets, Mosque visit, Karakoy, Spice Bazaar, Galata Tower
  • Street photography in Greek and Jewish quarters Fener & Balat, boat tour, sunset shots of Maiden Tower, farewell dinner
  • Breakfast, final review of photos.


Where do we stay?

We will stay at a comfortable highly rated hotel (~3 stars) in the modern center of Istanbul, for easy transport to all the shooting locations. You can see representative photos from the previous hotels.


  • Fully loaded program of photography practice
  • One or two dedicated experienced instructors (depending on the size of the group--to make sure each participant has the opportunity for individualized instruction)
  • 4 nights in a central 3- or 4-star hotel
  • Snacks / Water during the day
  • Bosphorus Boat Trip
  • Entrance fees of open air and other museums in case we add these attractions to our programme.

Not Included

  • Flights to Istanbul, either from Cappadocia or your home city (Recommended Flights will be communicated by email to all participants before their trip)
  • Lunch and dinners
  • Personal expenses like souvenirs, bar beverages, laundry, insurance (travel, medical, cancellation, which are all recommended)

If you decide to come earlier and / or leave later, we can arrange extra nights at preferential rates for you from the same hotel


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