Michael Cartwright Photography

Autumn in Budapest



Enjoy a 4 night photography trip to the enchanting city of Budapest in 2020. 

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02nd - 06th Nov, 2020

£739.00 / £100.00 Deposit

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Autumn In Budapest - Deposit £100.00 - Total cost £739.00 - FULLY BOOKED

2nd November 2020 - 4 Nights

A city of contrast with a huge variety of UNESCO World Heritage sites, architecture and leafy parks the capital city of Hungary promises to offer many photographic and cultural opportunities. 

Divided by the stunning Danube River, Budapest is a city of two sides. Buda, supplying spectacular viewpoints and greenery with it's parks, and across the river, Pest, a far more urban area offering cafes, bars and great street photography. 

Often referred to as the “Paris of the East” and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest contains extensive world heritage sites including the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrassy Avenue, Heroes’ Square, and the Millennium Underground Railway. 

"Autumn’s golden light sets Budapest glowing– leaves in City Park blush scarlet and the white turrets of Fishermen’s Bastion gleam beautifully under the late afternoon light, while the setting sun burnishes the waterfront Parliament building, a kaleidoscope of architectural styles. But the change of seasons brings much more than colour to Hungary’s capital. A freshness in the air makes you long to linger in warm outdoor baths, wine cellars and gritty ruin bars. The summer crowds have ebbed away, so you’re free to roam parks and museums without fighting for space." - Lonely Planet

During this 4 night photography trip we will enjoy a relaxed time exploring the city with our cameras, aiming to capture the essence of Budapest. Each morning, an early sunrise session will pave the way for an enthralling and fulfilling day of planned photo shoots covering the city at a relaxed pace. Photographers are welcome to stay with us all day on each photo session or can drop in and out as they wish at pre determined meeting points. Non photographers (partners) are also very welcome.  

I will be on hand to offer tips, ideas and guidance throughout the trip. Photographic challenges will be set, giving you a clear focus and maximising your shooting time in the city.  

Our groups are small and friendly and we encourage a culture of great camaraderie and support during all of our excursions.  

We had a fabulous time in 2017 and are hugely looking forward to travelling back to Hungary. 



Hotel Nemzeti M Gallery https://sofitel.accor.com/hotel/1686/index.en.shtml 

This is our second trip to Budapest and we will be returning to this wonderful hotel that offers real luxury and an excellent location.

The accommodation is absolutley fantastic! Check out a video from the hotel HERE

Rooms are single occupancy (unless travelling as a couple) and a very good breakfast is included. 



Aside from breakfast, food and drink is not included, however the group generally eat out together at local restaurants each evening.

Local prices are very good, Budapest is a relativey cheap city. 

Total cost £739 p/p

Includes flights and accommodation with breakfast.

All other meals and costs on location are not included.

Please ensure that you have adequate insurance cover before travelling.



Balance due 16 weeks before departure

Airport transfers not included (we usually car share or hire a mini bus)



Camera and wide angle lens/mid range zoom lens (Range – 10mm to 70mm)

Zoom lens for shooting detail (Range – 70mm to 200mm)

Travel tripod

Filters – ND Filters, ND Grads & Polarising Filter

Remote release cable

DSLR backpack



I will be on hand to assist throughout this trip, offering guidance on camera settings, shooting technique, recommended kit, use of filters and advice on composition. 

My colleague Joe Fletcher will also be hand to assist. 

This is my second trip with a group to Budapest (and my third visit overall) so you can be sure of a well planned tour. 

Please be advised that spaces in the hotel and on the plane can fill up at any time, please contact at your earliest convenience if you would like to join us. 


Flight details and additional information available on request - Northern airport departure

In conjunction with HAYES TRAVEL YARM - ATOL and ABTA Protected

Booking - A £100 deposit is required to secure your space. 

Full details of balance payment dates on booking. 

Travel insurance is not included and is required. 

Suitable for active photographers who enjoy walking, although a relaxed pace is encouraged. 


I have just returned from a trip to the Arctic Circle arranged by Michael. The best I can say is that this was a trip of a life time! The tour was friendly with lots of laughs. Michael, Scott & Joe passed on their knowledge freely. Nobody was left out, there was something for everyone to do and along with the photo opportunities we had great fun on snowmobiles at midnight on a frozen river going from Finland to Sweden, a dog sled ride through a frozen forest , reindeer sled ride and so much more.
Would I recommend Michael Cartwright Photography?? Hell yes!! A trip I will never forget & many new friends made.

Mike Cook

Over the last 18 months I have been on a number of courses, workshops and photography holidays with Michael Cartwright and his team Scott Bonner and Joe Fletcher. Over that time my photography skills have really improved with their generous and friendly help and support. I have learned so much and met some great people along the way. The latest holiday in Arctic Finland / Sweden has been the icing on the cake. Well organised from start to finish with a range of activities and challenges. It was the most wonderful experience and I have some photographs that I really like. Huge thank you to the team and I can wholly recommend Michael Cartwright Photography!

Gill Davidson

Michael has a unique ability to take complicated subject matter and deliver it in a simple, passionate and infectious manner. He has taken me on a journey with his workshops from ‘extreme novice’ that was absolutely clueless to a confident enthusiast. I will be eternally grateful for all of Michael’s efforts in going the extra mile throughout my learning journey. He is a credit to his profession and he sets the standards for the rest of his industry to follow. Oh, and he is a thoroughly likeable chap too!

Stephen Smith

Great weekend away and I’m really pleased with my photographs! Thanks for a fantastic workshop, everything was first class, including the hotel, the food and the weather! I really enjoyed learning about different ways to compose my photos for a more professional feel. The workshop was well planned and was extremely informative and interesting. The fact that Michael kept a close eye on everybody's progress was an extra bonus. Thanks Michael

Uma Mannan

Both myself and my husband have been friends of Michael's for many years now during which time we have been on numerous photography trips with him! 

We have thoroughly enjoyed every single trip from the Lake District, Paris, Budapest but my absolute favourite was the trip to Finland, we may not have been lucky enough to see the Northern Lights but what a fantastic adventure it turned out to be!! Each trip has been made extra special with the fabulous group of people that we have had the pleasure of making friends with, aside from that there is of course the excellent opportunity to take some amazing photographs of simply stunning scenery and architecture. The trips are always well organised and thoroughly thought through from beginning to end, as well as coming away with some truly amazing photos you will for sure meet some lovely people and make fantastic memories......

Jayne Stephenson

I  attended my first camera course as a complete beginner, I didn’t even know how to turn the camera on! The initial course was perfect for me, very well explained throughout and left me wanting to know more. Michael and the team are brilliant teachers, they are all very patient and we have a lot of laughs along the way. Since learning how to use my camera I have progressed on to landscape workshops and now class myself as being very confident with my kit. I’ve joined Michael on many occassions and would definitely recommend these workshops! 

John Conlin