November 14 - 17, 2017

June 12 - 15, 2018

November 13 - 16, 2018

June 11 - 14, 2019

Travel, Landscape, Architecture, Street and People Photography


  1. -4 Days

  2. -Workshop Adventure

  3. -Photographer | Guide

  4. -Photo Walks

  5. -Small Group Size

  6. -Fine Hotel

  7. -Breakfasts

  8. -2 Dinners

  9. -Local Transportation




Schoenbrunn, Hellbrunn & Belvedere Palace’s, Salzburg


Vienna one of Europe’s most important cultural capitals.

Vienna Photo Adventure Vacations – Inspire, Create and Learn.

Vienna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for good reason. The Imperial Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Belvedere Palace, State Opera House, City Hall, the many museums and the numerous aristocratic mansions along the Ring Boulevard make Vienna one of the most important cultural capitals and one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe.

When we think of Vienna we think of absurdly pompous architecture, great composers, classical music, innovative museums, lively eating and nightlife scenes, and many quiet corners to explore with your camera. We like to walk through the courtyards of the historic centre, at night exploring the idiosyncratic Vorstadt districts – places like Margareten, Neubau, Josefstadt and Leopoldstadt where the rawness of ordinary life washes to the surface. Vienna is a large, variegated city, but it's still one you can easily walk through and discover new things. 

Vienna is packed with imperial history. Few cities can boast the imperial grandeur of Vienna, once the centre of the powerful Habsburg monarchy. Lipizzaner stallions performing elegant equine ballet, the angelic tones of the Vienna Boys' Choir drifting across a courtyard, outrageously opulent palaces such as Schloss Belvedere and Schloss Schönbrunn, and the monumental Hofburg complex – as a visitor today, you feel grandeur everywhere in Vienna.

Vienna is also one the most musical cities in the world. This is partly due to the vast number of great composers and musicians who were born here or lived and worked here. Visiting Austria's capital therefore means experiencing the works of Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, Johann Strauss (both father and son), Liszt, Brahms, Bruckner and many others in venues like the Staatsoper and Musikverein.

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 new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect 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.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than in Vienna, Austria.


Group Size

4-8 Guests

Experience | Difficulty

Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers

DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras

Busy schedule

Travel by car or minibus

Minimal elevation changes and lots of walking

(non-photographers also welcome)

Photographer | Guides

Roman Martin  |  November 14-17, 2017

Roman Martin  |  June 12-15, 2018

Roman Martin  |  November 13-16, 2018

Roman Martin  |  June 11-14, 2019

Weather | Sun

July - Temps 79/59 F  26/15 C  Sunrise 5:20 | Sunset 8:21 (20:21)

September - Temps 71/52 F  21/11 C  Sunrise 6:24 | Sunset 6:52 (18:52)


Travel, landscape, architecture, nature and people photography

Professional photographer | guide

Photo walks & discussions

Small group size (4-8 guests)

Fine hotel accommodations


2 Dinners

Local transportation


Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof Wien, Sans Souci Vienna or similar - Vienna

Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airport: Vienna International Airport (VIE) - Transfer time: 45 min

Our adventure begins at 9 AM on the first day and ends at noon on the last day.

Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality. Go to VisaMapper for more information.



Photo Adventure Vacation | November 14-17, 2017:  $2,995

Photo Adventure Vacation | June 12-15, 2018:  $3,195

Photo Adventure Vacation | November 13-16, 2018:  $3,195

Photo Adventure Vacation | June 11-14, 2019:  $3,395

Single Supplement:  $400

(Optional) Early Arrival Hotel Room:  $300

(Optional) Late Departure Hotel Room:  $300

Deposit:  $1000


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*All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.


Tuesday (5)  Vienna - Schoenbrunn Palace - Gloriette

We begin our day discussing PWA’s “10 Guiding Principles of Photography” as well as our “The Art of Seeing” photographic technique. During a group lunch we will have informal discussions on what our guests are trying to achieve with their photography. After we visit the Schoenbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a great place to learn about the history of the Hapsburg dynasty as well as the history of Austria. After we will tour the majestic outdoor gardens and get lost in a labyrinth before we enjoy the palace view from the Gloriette. After we will explore St. Syephen’s Basilica, Parliament, Danube Promenade and the Chain Bridge. In the evening we will celebrate our guests’ arrival with a “Welcome Dinner” at one of our favorite Hungarian restaurants. (D)

Wednesday (6)  Vienna - Hellbrunn Palace - Salzburg

After breakfast we depart Vienna for  a day trip to Salzburg. Our first stop will be Hellbrunn Palace. The “Pleasure Palace” of Hellbrunn, with its spacious park and its unique trick fountains, was built 400 hundred years ago by Salzburg’s Prince Archbishop Markus Sittikus von Hoehenems. The Prince had excellent architectural taste and an amazing sense of humor. After we will continue our drive to Salzburg. The city of Salzburg, and especially its historic city center, is one of the loveliest places in Europe, winning international acclaim in 1997 when it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After a photo walk around this fairytale city where Mozart was born, as well as a myriad of photographic opportunities. Finally, we will take a funicular and visit a fortress that has magnificent views of the city, and where we are guaranteed to capture unforgettable photographs. (B)

Thursday (7)  Vienna - Imperial Palace - Belvedere Palace

After an early morning sunrise shoot, we head to the historic centre of Vienna, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Imperial Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Belvedere Palace, State Opera House, City Hall, the many museums and the numerous aristocratic mansions along the Ring Boulevard make Vienna one of the most important cultural capitals and one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. In the evening we will take some night shots during a dinner cruise down the Danube River. (B) (D)

Friday (8)  Vienna

After breakfast, we have our final group discussion, review our past weeks photos, trade contact information and bid you farewell. We urge you to extend your stay in Budapest or elsewhere in Europe where you can practice all the photography skills you learned on our photo adventure. (B)

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Options and Benefits

Private Guided Tours & Adventures

We offer amazing private guided photo adventures, cultural tours and vacations for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published adventures, as well as others, to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. This may include the finest 5-star accommodations, business-class travel, and private guides and fixers who are able to make the impossible possible. If you are not interested in a photo-centric vacation, but you love our approach to private travel, we will be happy to design and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Click here for more information. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.

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Give someone you know a Gift Certificate, good toward any of our Photo Adventures, Photo Tours, Private Guided Tours, Online Courses, Prints or Merchandize. Our beautifully personalized eGift Certificates are delivered to you electronically. They are fully transferable and have a 2 year expiration date. They are available in any amount from $100 to $5000. It makes a great gift for anyone who loves photography, travel or adventure. Order now, or email us for more information.

Private Online Lightroom & Photoshop Tutorials

We offer private online Lightroom and Photoshop photo editing tutorials for individuals who would like to improve their post-processing skills. Each is customized to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. We provide you with one-on-one discussions using online connectivity. Many of our Photo Adventure guests select our online post-processing as an extension to their trip. Click here for more information.

Combination Tours

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Travel Insurance

We offer travel insurance through Travelex. The cost for travel insurance can be as low as 4% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other factors. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating. Click here to get a free quote.

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All registered guests for 6 day or longer Photo Adventures are automatically enrolled in our Loyalty Club. You will receive a $200 discount on your next Photo Adventure. After attending just 3 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Gold” status and a $300 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. After attending 6 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Elite” status and a $500 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. Elite status guests also receive other benefits such as additional discounts, special offers, room upgrades (when available), and more. Click here to learn more.

**LOYALTY CLUB: Loyalty discounts only apply to 6 day or longer Photo Adventures. The discount is applied to the Photo Adventure fee when booked directly through our website, and cannot be added to or combined with any “pay in full”, “pay in advance” or “discounted specials”. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer. Your discount will be applied to your final payment. Only one discount per person, per adventure. This discount has no cash value. Polar Adventures are excluded from this offer. Loyalty Club status will be eliminated after 3 years of inactivity.  

NOTE: We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability and pricing. Not included in your rate are alcoholic beverages, unscheduled meals, travel to and from our destinations, airport transfers, travel insurance and any optional excursions you may choose to book on your own or as a group. Breakfast is usually included unless it is not offered in our hotel package. As is standard in the travel industry, all accommodations are based on double occupancy. Please choose the private room / single supplement option if you prefer your own room. Double occupancy can only be offered if you are traveling with a guest. We reserve the right to change events and schedules throughout the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions or complications that may arise that are out of our control. Our number one priority is always the safety of our group.


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