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Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

With more than 1,000 islands flecked with crystalline coves and sun-kissed villages languidly stretched over 3,500 miles from Dubrovnik to Rijeka, Croatia’s Dalmation Coast has become a must-visit destination for sun-seekers and sailors. Sprinkle in good food and wine and the genuine hospitality of the locals, and photographers keen to capture the essence of Croatia will unearth a treasure trove of frame-worthy images.

“Our guests are usually surprised by the diversity of the region and the photographic subjects they are able to capture,” says Luka Esenko, founder of Adriatic2Alps Photography Tours. “One day we are photographing UNESCO historical cities and the next we’re doing long-exposure shots of waterfalls and lakes in one of the national parks.”

Adriatic2Alps offers a 15-day tour of the same name and takes shutterbugs from the fabled walls of Dubrovnik to the Alps of bordering Slovenia. The tour is offered in June and September, and photographers of any level are welcome. All that’s needed is a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera. The focus is primarily travel photography: “landscapes, architecture, street scenes and more,” Esenko explains. But he says it’s not limited, and guests can talk to tour leaders about a particular interest. Group sizes range from four to 12 people, and there is a chance for one-on-one tutoring on location with photo guides.

“All our tours were designed by and are led by experienced local photographers that speak fluent English and have a passion for their work and their country,” says Esenko. “Guests will take home plenty of cool photos and new skills as well as pleasant memories and new friendships.”

$3,700 per person, double occupancy, exclusive of air travel;

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