On-Location: Amsterdam to Basel

Rhine & Moselle: Boutique River Cruise 
July 8-20, 2015

Napa Valley Photographic Workshops is proud to offer its inaugural "on-location" workshop.  Join photographers Farrell Scott and Jim West for a river cruise adventure of a lifetime, as they co-lead an exceptional photographic experience from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland!

Travel through five remarkable countries along the legendary Rhine and vineyard-rich Moselle rivers. Explore the riches of five magnificent countries while sailing two brilliant waterways on this remarkable journey. Cruise along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, punctuated with striking castles and charming towns, through The Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland, sampling the highlights along the way. Enjoy amazing museums, ancient Roman ruins and exclusive visits to renowned local wine estates, all with astonishing landscapes framing every moment.

Discover extraordinary Roman ruins, romantic castle-dotted shores, and lively cities. Revel in the unmatched beauty of the Moselle and Rhine rivers. Explore the delights of five nations and savor the best these regions have to offer.

Step into the pages of a fairytale as you photograph cobblestone streets, postcard-perfect towns such as Cochem, Bernkastel, Rüdesheim, and Colmar. Cruise along the historic canals of vibrant Amsterdam and picturesque Strasbourg. “Go active” with a hike to the 12th-century Thurant Castle and meet the castle keeper on a private tour and photo shoot. Take in the grand landmarks of Cologne, Trier, and Speyer, and visit a host of renowned museums.

Gain an insiders’ perspective on—and an appreciation for—the region’s flavors with tastings of elegant Rieslings in the Alsatian villages of Kayserberg and Riquewihr, the only area in France permitted to grow these grapes. At exclusive visits to the Ediger-Eller village and Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate, you’ll experience exceptional examples of Riesling wine in the region of Germany that makes the best: the Mosel. Art, history, architecture, and ravishing landscapes—as you cruise the breathtaking Moselle and the romantic Rhine, you’ll have time to enjoy them all. 

Who Should Attend

This photography program is designed for amateurs of all levels and emerging professionals interested in improving their skills.  The workshop caters to those who seek more intensive instruction, talks on technique and edit-and-critique sessions - also including one-on-one time with Farrell and Jim.

Traveling companions welcomed!  There is something for everyone - connoisseurs of food and wine will delight in exceptional Rieslings, hearty regional specialties, delicate pastries, and fine chocolates. Art and nature lovers will relish the many wonders the Rhine and Moselle have to offer.

Workshop Agenda

Download day-by-day itinerary here.

All-Inclusive Cruise & Workshop Pricing
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™: All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services; unlimited fine wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; all arrival and departure day transfers; all hands-on photography instruction, special photo shoots, one-on-one time with instructors, critiques and more.

Price per person starting at $6,864 based on double occupancy - download all pricing and inclusive details here.

Farrell Scott 916-606-7787 / email or Jim West 916-947-6570 / email