Pictours Portugal
Pictours Portugal
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Lessons & Workshops • Photography Tours • Day Trips
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For those who enjoy photography, we provide day tours that are designed to help you capture images that best express the sights you’ll see during your time with us. Our friendly knowledgeable photographers offer individualized instruction and photo tips throughout the day as we take you to places you may not discover by yourself. We offer photo tours in Sintra, Lisbon, Cascais, Ericeira, and other amazing places in Portugal. Contact us and we will be happy to help you create a private custom photography tour for you and your friends.
Sintra, Portugal

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Ed D
Cavtat, Croatia1 contribution
Oct. 2019 • Solo
I have just completed a week long photography course in the Lisbon Portugal wider area with Fernando Piccara and Rick Hulbert.
This testimonial is about Fernando.
It’s hard to imagine a more inspiring course than this one. Fernando took us to a wide range of excellent locations for all types of photography, landscape, street, architecture, long exposures, sunsets you name it.
And his special expertise in long exposure images was thoroughly shared with participants in the course.
Fernando was a delightful course leader whose amazing local knowledge provided outstanding opportunities for strong images.
And Portugal is an outstanding location for not only photography but for an amazing cultural experience in a truly beautiful setting.
Many thanks Fernando

Ed Dunnett
Camera club member
Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada
Written October 28, 2019
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heathersolomon72
Scarsdale, NY9 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Family
My daughter and I spent 4 days in Lisbon and the surrounding towns. Marion carefully and thoughtfully planned out the perfect trip for us based on our individual needs and desires. Fernando was our expert photography teacher and guide. He is a wonderful teacher. Patient, skilled and passionate about photography. We were so lucky to take pictures on the streets of Lisbon, the beautiful beaches and towns up and down the coast, and centuries old palaces. We learned about camera use, composition, lighting, editing, and long exposure. We shared lunches at local places that only an insider would know about. We spent many wonderful days together. It was an amazing experience all around and one that I would highly recommend.
Written June 21, 2019
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maweir
Victoria, Canada27 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This is my second photography tour with Pictours Portugal. Fernando and Marion are a great team. The level and quality of instruction are of the highest quality. They are patient, attentive, always willing to lend their expertise. I would highly recommend Pictours Portugal for a fabulous photography experience. Your photography will be pushed to a higher level and you will love every minute of it!
Written May 24, 2019
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Thank you for your kind and generous comments! We have a passion for photography and truly enjoy sharing our knowledge and experience with other photographers. Our participants come to our workshops with enthusiasm and a genuine desire to know more. We're always learning and are inspired by people like you. It would be great to have you join our Best of Tuscany Photography Workshop and Tour in April. Cheers from Marion and Fernando.
Written May 25, 2019
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Lisa H
Bellaire, TX18 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Friends
A friend and I got a full day of touring the coast with photography instruction. Fernando did a great job and took us to plenty of locations we would have never found on our own. And the beautiful weather was a bonus.
Written September 15, 2018
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John C
Gastonia, NC2 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
My wife and I spent a wonderful with Fernando and Marion! I am an avid photographer and Fernando and Marion were just perfect. They got us to the best spots and gave excellent tips and information on the areas we visited. If you love shooting great landscapes it is not to be missed.
Written May 16, 2018
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Thank you for booking a Private Custom Photography Tour with us Colby. We thoroughly enjoyed showing you some of our favourite places. You are an accomplished photographer with a good eye. We enjoyed helping you explore the various locations and find images that fit your vision. We look forward to seeing some of your work on Flickr. Wishing both of you all the best! Marion and Fernando
Written May 18, 2018
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debbythesea16
Vancouver, Canada6 contributions
Aug. 2017 • Couples
Thank you..thank you for a marvelous five days! Our custom private photo tour exceeded our expectations. From pick up at Lisbon AP to our hotel in charming Sintra- to the many picturesque photo spots! We were pleased to get such great suggestions for our photos. Both Marion and Fernando were patient, encouraging, and willing to share photography tips and techniques. Deb is excited to present at her next camera club event. Portugal provided so many great photo ops-if you are looking for a great place to travel, we highly recommend it and be sure to contact Pictours for a great photographic holiday.
Written August 15, 2017
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It was a pleasure to share some of our favourite places in Portugal with you. Your enthusiasm and eagerness to learn more about photography and create stunning images inspired us. Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to show you even more next time you come to Portugal.
Written August 18, 2017
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Janet577777
British Columbia, Canada3 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
We spent a week with Pictours Portugal earlier this year. Unfortunately the weather wasn't very cooperative but Marion and Fernando made sure that didn't effect our tour. They were constantly adjusting the tour to work around the inclement weather.
I highly recommend Pictours to take you to all the "sweet spots" for photography.
It was a great week, with a real need to go back to Portugal.
Written February 5, 2017
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Thank you for your comments Janet. We are so pleased you could join us to photograph in some of the best places in Portugal. Let us know when you plan to return so we take you to photograph more of our favourite places. Fingers crossed for better weather.
Written February 20, 2017
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Arlette H
Langley City, British Columbia, Canada2 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
Last May a group of us were lucky enough to spend a week with Pictours. Instruction was excellent, Marion and Fernando are wonderful to spend time with and they are very knowledgeable and eager to share this with participants. The area is rich in photo opportunities. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written February 4, 2017
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It was a pleasure to have you join our Spring in Portugal Photography Tour Arlette. We appreciate your enthusiasm and all that you contributed to the small group dynamics. Hope we can show you more of Portugal in the future.
Written February 20, 2017
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Barbara C
Langley, British Columbia, Canada14 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
Spending a week with the instructors of Pictours Portugal is the best investment you'll make if you are keen to learn about travel photography! First, Portugal is filled with photo ops at every turn... architecture, landscape, people, castles, historical landmarks, beaches, and much, much more. And more importantly, Marion and Fernando are super-knowledgeable and so generous in sharing that knowledge. Their knowledge spans technical info about camera settings as well as compelling composition to make your images come to life. I highly recommend this option for anyone who is passionate about photography and who wants to learn new tips and tricks.
Written February 3, 2017
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Thank you for your kind comments Barb. We enjoyed having you on our Spring in Portugal Photography Tour. Your willingness to photograph in all kinds of weather was stellar. As a professional photographer, you also contributed to group learning. We hope we can share more of our special places with you in the future.
Written February 20, 2017
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