PROGRAM URBEX AND OLD EUROPE + CHERNOBYL

DAY 1: Your Home – Paris

Departure from your airport to Paris

Arrival in Paris 4 sept
DAY 2: Arrive in Paris and Transfer to your hotel, free evening. Hôtel Helussi or similar.

PARIS FULL DAY 5 sept
DAY 3: Full day shooting in Paris, with long exposure at the Notre Dame and entry to the Skull Cemetary of the Catacombes of Paris, evening scenes in Paris Full day shooting. Hôtel Helussi or similar.

PARIS- CHARLEROI 6 sept
DAY 4: Today we drive to Belgium, wake up 6 AM, arrive around 9 AM, visit the most Urbex city in Europe, Charleroi. We will have a special day with professional Urbex Photographer Thierry Van Huysse as our guide. Parkhotel Ghent or similar.

BRUGES 7 sept
DAY 5: After breakfast we drive to Bruges, the Venice of the North, where we arrive at noon, after checkin we explore the town and shoot the evening scenes in the historic old city. Dinner is Bruges and overnight. Parkhotel Ghent or similar.

BRUSSELS 8 sept
DAY 6: Morning scene in Ghent and transfer after check-out to Brussels, afternoon visit to Brussels and evening photographic walk in Brussels Grand Place and surroundings. Dinner in Brussels and overnight at Novotel Brussels Airport or similar.

BRUSSELS – KIEV 9 sept
DAY 7: Departure Brussel – Kiev
Today we fly to Kiev, from Brussels. We change money to local currency and have a transfer to our hotel in Kiev. We make an afternoon stroll through Kiev and spend the night. Ibis City Center or Smimilar.

Chernobyl and Pripjat 10 sept
DAY 8: After breakfast we leave around 8.30 from the capital of Kiev and travel in the direction of Chernobyl. Immediatley after checkin we photograph urbex scenes in Chernobyl and Pripjat. Lunch and dinner is at the hotel. Evening talk about the day shooting. Overnight in Pripyat or Slavutich or similar.

Chernobyl and Pripjat 11 sept
DAY 9: We take breakfast lunch and dinner at our hotel. The whole day we will shoot in Chernobyl and Pripjat. Again in the evening we discuss and look at our photographic material with Thierry. Overnight in Pripyat or Slavutich or similar.

Chernobyl – Kiev 12 sept
DAY 10: Full day till 6 PM we shoot more urbex locations in Chernobyl. Evening drive to Kiev and overnight and dinner in our hotel in Kiev.

Flight Kiev – Brussel/Paris 13 sept
DAY 11: After breakfast we head to the airport for our flight to Brussels or Paris. Connecting flight to your destination, end of service.

Arrival at your home 14 sept
DAY 12: Arrive at your home airport.

Price: 2900 Euro per person in shared double room (based on 10 pax)
2800 Euro (based on 15 pax)

Included:
All transfers during the trip
All meals during the trip, breakfast, basic lunch on the way, dinner in local restaurant or hotel.
All entry fees for attractions in Paris, Bruges and Brussels
Accommodation based on shared double.
All transfers in Kiev to Chernobyl and local transfers.
Entrée fees for Chernobyl and tourguide
Guidance of Photographic Tourleaders David Van Driessche (full tour) and Thierry VanHuyzen (Chernobyl and Charleroi)
Evening post processing lessons when time allows

NOT INCLUDED:
Flights to Paris.
Flight Brussels/Kiev and back (or back to Paris): About 320 Euro
Flight Brussels to your destination or transfer to airport in Paris (can be by train or flight)
Personal expenses.
Drinks with the meals
Tip for driver (3 Euro per day per person)
Tip for local guide in Chernobyl.

This price is under reservation of time of booking, when strong currency changes occur the pricing can be adjusted at time of booking.

YOUR GUIDES

Thierry Vanhuysse
a 36 year old Belgian based photographer has a deep passion for creating images which implement certain emotions on people.
He does this by creating several of his images using Long Exposures Techniques. His goal is to let people see images which are very recognizable to everyone, but in fact can never be seen in reality with our own eyes and in our own perception. Seeing images that took several minutes to create is impossible to see in real life. This allows Thierry to create something that gives the impression to be several steps away from reality.
He loves to take that step away from the daily reality that surrounds us and involuntary pushes us into certain situations, decisions or emotions.
His images are mainly taken in cities, but also landscapes and nature draw Thierry’s attention.
He loves visiting foreign countries and has been to lots of interesting countries so far, with many more to come.

David Van Driessche (www.davidvandriessche.com) – also known as David Dennis – is a professional photographer specialising in travel, with a passion eye-catching photographs of places and people. Combining his profession with a love of travel and a background in tourism and hospitality, he offers photography services and tours throughout Asia.
Originally from Belgium, he studied photography and film in Europe, and worked as a tourism product manager in the 1990s, venturing out around the world, photographing many of the finest hotels and resorts around the world, before finally settling in Thailand.

Based out of Bangkok David has explored much of Asia in the last 20 years, undertaking assignments to photograph destinations and leading hotels in Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia, and China. As well as photography, and photography tours, he also does web-design and provides expert consultation to the tourism industry. His photography tours enable beginner as well as advanced photographers to get to stunning locations and viewpoints to capture wonderful images. In recent years he has developed photography tours in more remote places, including Myanmar’s Chin state and the Mergui archipelago. Publications in various online channels and mediums: TTR Weekly eMag, Myanmore Magazine, Phuket Gazette, thetravelmagazine.net, Expression Magazine, Gisborne Herald New Zealand, HLN Belgium, Primo Magazine, Fah Thai Bangkok Airways inflight Magazine, Airasia Inflight Magazine and recently the cover of Travel + Leisur