Rod Thomas Photography

Slovenia Winter Fairytale - Fully Booked

14th January - 21st February, 2019

  • Price: $8995 aud

  • Deposit: $4,497.50

  • Duration: 7 nights

  • Location: Slovenia

  • Participants: 8

If you've ever dreamed of traveling to a Winter wonderland that provides some of the most incredible and breathtaking photographic opportunities you could imagine, with no one around, then this untouched paradise is for you. Situated in the heart of Europe, Slovenia is a  country nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea.

Fotoworkshops is the exclusive Australian operator of this tour and I am happy to be working with them once again on this amazing phoographic journey. As with all Fotoworkshops new offerings, the Slovenia Winter Fairytale Photo Tour offers you an all-inclusive luxury accommodation and cuisine inspired journey through one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. You will experience Slovenia with our expert photographic guides along with local guides providing insight and knowledge into Slovenian culture. Accommodation and restaurants have been hand picked to combine a rustic local touch mixed with the finest luxuries Slovenia has to offer. 

There are few places in the world where you can capture such breathtaking images and experience vastly different landscapes whilst at the same time sampling the best of the local cuisine and culture that this eclectic melting pot has to offer.

sLOVEnia, what are you waiting for ?

  • 14th February, 2019 - Arrival into Ljubljana

    Arrival into Ljubljana Airport ( Joże Pučnik ) and transfer to Bled. The workshop starts with an evening shoot to capture ‘blue hour’ at iconic lake Bled. Welcome dinner will be at one of Lake Bled’s fine restaurants.

  • 15th January - 17th February 2019 - Bled & Julian Alps

    We have three full days to explore and photograph Lake Bled and the amazing Julian Alps. Our subjects will vary from lakes and rivers, frozen waterfalls to hilltop churches and alpenglow on the highest peaks of Triglav National Park.

    We might even drive across the border into Italy or Austria in search for perfect winter conditions. If weather allows, we will take a hot-air balloon over the Julian Alps – a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

    As a reward for braving winter conditions we will be spoilt by some of the best food and wine the region has to offer. And nothing better than hopping into a pool of thermal healing water at the end of the day!

  • 18th - 20th February 2019 - Ljubljana & Surrounds

    Our next stop is Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia. A small and charming town with beautiful architecture and pedestrian only old town.

    During the next 2 days we’ll explore the hidden corners of the old city, with its baroque churches, diverse architectural details and castle with views across the capital. Weather permitting, we will drive to one of Slovenia’s iconic hilltop churches for a sunrise.

    Again, foodies will be spoilt by Ljubljana’s amazing food – we might even take a food walk to sample best that the city has to offer!


    • All meals and soft drinks while on tour
    • Services of 2 professional photographic tour leaders
    • Accommodation (7 nights) double/twin rooms sharing ( single supplement available ) $750
    • Airport transfers and all transportation during the tour.
    • Photography tuition, entrance fees and all local taxes.

    • Airfares of any kind. Participants need to arrive in Ljubljana either the morning of the first day of the tour or the day prior. For those who want to arrive a day early, we can arrange the extra nights accommodation for you if required.
    • Alcoholic drinks of any kind
    • Visa if travelling from a country that requires them. Australians DO NOT need a visa to enter Slovenia at this point in time.
    • Insurance of any kind. Guests are reminded that Travel Insurance is their own responsability as is insurance to cover their equipment in the case of any accidents.

    **  Your spot on this tour is not confirmed until we receive both a completed booking form and either the 50% deposit required or full payment at time of booking. **


    Cancellation Policy: 

    Deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations must be received via email. Should you need to cancel your place on the tour, we will only refund any amount over and above the deposit you have already paid.. If you cancel less than 45 days before the tour starts there will be no refund of fee or deposit. Should another participant be found to fill the vacant place we will then, and only then, refund the deposit and/or balance you have paid. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour unless otherwise specified. Your registration is guaranteed only when we have a deposit payment. Registrations are allocated on a first come first served basis. If the workshop is cancelled by us you will receive a full refund of your booking fees. Tour itineraries may be subject to change due to weather, road conditions or any other other unforeseen circumstances.

    Travel insurance: 

    Travel insurance is MANDATORY and highly recommended for cover of unforeseen circumstances. Camera and equipment insurance is the responsibility of the individual photographer. 

    Camera experience required: 

    A modest level of photographic experience would be advisable to get the most out of this tour. Familiarising yourself with your basic camera operations is also strongly advised. Please bring camera manuals in case the tutors need to make adjustments to your camera settings. 

    Minimum numbers: 

    All tours are conducted based on a minimum of participants booking. This may vary according to the tour you have chosen. If we cancel due to minimum numbers not being reached you will get a full refund of the tour cost only that you have previously paid. Other bookings you may make related to this tour are not our responsibility and so we recommend travel insurance to cover this. We will only run this trip if we reach the required minimum number of guests.

    Guides Availability: 

    We will be assisting you to take photographs and provide tuition throughout the tour if needed. In the event of a guide being unable to attend due to illness or other circumstances beyond our control we will endeavour to provide another guide of similar experience. 

    What else do you need to know? 

    There maybe some moderately energetic walking involved to get to certain locations so please consider this related to your physical abilities. If you have any other medical conditions that might affect your enjoyment of the workshop please let us know. Evening and early morning shoots will form part of the tour. You may choose to not participate in these but we recommend that you do take part. 

    Early morning shoot times are entirely dependant on the sunrise times so schedules we set for departure will need to be adhered to rigidly. It’s not fair to the group as a whole to have to wait for a late riser so we will leave exactly at the times we say.

    Please bring clothing suited to early morning or evening shoots that may be a little chilly, sturdy foot wear, hat, sunscreen and camera of course…. Like any trip away from home please bring personal medication requirements. We usually meet the evening before the workshop to have drinks and/or dine together and get to know each other. Please consider this when planning your travel arrangements. 

    Liability Limitation Statement:

    We aim to provide every participant with a safe and enjoyable experience during the tour. As there is always an element of risk associated with the outdoors and travel in general we accept no responsibility/liability for injury, death, illness, losses or additional expenses associated with tour participation. By signing the booking form you are agreeing to all the listed terms and conditions. 

    Privacy Statement: 

    The information provided by participants will not be released to any other parties.

    Trip Investment: 

    The cost of the trip is $8995. A deposit of $4497.50, or full payment plus any single supplements, is to be paid with the return of the booking form. If paying just the deposit amount with your trip registration, the remainder of the trip needs to be paid no later than 60 days prior to departure. 

    Other questions? 

    If you have any questions about this tour please do not hesitate to contact us.