North Wales and Snowdonia 2024
May 21-27, 2024
Even with the Schwab name and 50% of me being German, the other 50%, the Welsh side, dominates. I was basically raised Welsh in my early years having spent 4 complete summers in Wales by the time I was 10 years old. My grandparents, the Griffiths, wouldn’t have had it any other way and it was magical. However, you don’t want to hear me sing. In all seriousness, There was nothing like getting off a plane as a child and being in the land of castles, Snowdonia’s mountains, and fairy tales, especially in the 60s when there was no central heating in homes and you had to put a Schilling in the meter to heat the water to take a bath! My memories of the place are thick and, although a lot has changed – including the name of Snowdonia National Park, much remains the same and it is a magnificent place to visit and photograph.
We will be based in the north of Wales in the seaside town of Llandudno and day-tripping out from there. Distances to where we are going aren’t far and we will be better doing this instead of packing up and moving day to day.
Who Should Come
This will be an immersive photographic exploration and although we are not looking for any specific level of expertise, you should be very serious about your photography and looking to push your boundaries in unfamiliar territory. Not that there is anything wrong with snapshots, but if you’re more of an occasional photographer looking for a tour, this might not be for you. We will be exploring the full extent of our days in the islands, scouting and photographing from morning until night, so if you’re looking to challenge and push yourself as a photographer, this trip is for you.
Once you arrive at our hotel, the adventure begins. Your experience will include all transportation while with the group, a private room with facilities each night, and all breakfast and dinner meals. We will be operating out of our own van, exploring both our immediate surroundings as well as taking day trips to spectacular locations on other islands in the area.
Lunch stops on our day trips will consist of small cafes, bars and restaurants, which will be your responsibility. Also, not included in your experience with us are soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. The hotel is well stocked with various micro brews and more, but these will be your responsibility.
In addition, you will also be responsible for your own travel to and from the Faroe Islands arriving in the country no later than April 23, 2024. (For research of schedules and fares, use airport code FAE ) Once you have signed on, we will help with details and arrangements to get you to our hotel.
We will make a base at a 4-star hotel in the capital city. This will allow us to explore and photograph each day without having to pack and move on as well as experience beautiful lodging with a sod roof that blends right into the countryside. You will be very comfortable with your morning and evening meals being served on the premises in their fine dining areas.
You can reserve your spot on this adventure by making a deposit. You will have scheduled payment installments to help spread your costs out.
$4800.00 – individual
$8800.00 – couple
This Trip is Sold Out
Once registered, you will receive a series of newsletters leading up to the trip and a payment schedule. These newsletters will prepare you for what is to come, giving you all the information you will need for a memorable trip.
You can secure your spot by paying your deposit or full trip. IF paying deposit, your remaining payments will be spaced into installments.
**Keep in mind that we are seeking committed individuals and couples. Once the trip has the required number of participants (5) and is declared an official go, your deposit will be non-refundable. Before signing on, please read our strict refund policy.