Sightseeing Tours with Photography
Add a little photography tuition to your private sightseeing tour
Are you looking for sightseeing tours with some added photography?
Have you ever been on a great sightseeing trip only to be dissapointed with the photographs you took?
The Scottish Highlands are beautiful. They should be perfect for taking stunning photographs. However, getting great pictures isn’t always easy. Most tours concentrate on getting you to great locations, but they rarely help you take fabulous photographs. My tours are different. As well as taking you to some fantastic places, I will help you get the best possible photographic memories.
As a working landscape photographer, I spend my time traveling all over the Highlands. My artwork sells worldwide and is known for capturing the drama of the Scottish scenery. Mainly I run specialist photography workshops. These workshops are great for committed photographers but are not traditional sightseeing tours.
My sightseeing tours with photography blend aspects of my photography workshops into a sightseeing tour. My sightseeing tours with photography still visit the best locations, but they add an element of photography tuition and guidance. You will leave my tours with not only great memories but also wonderful pictures.
My Sightseeing Tours
Each of my sightseeing tours is summarised below. If you want more details please contact me.
Northern Explorer – Dornoch, Dunrobin Castle & Glenmorangie Distillery
This tour takes us north of Inverness to historic Dornoch famous for its cathedral, jail, and championship golf course. Continuing north we will spend time at the magnificent Dunrobin Castle, before making our way back to Inverness including the opportunity for a whisky tasting at Glenmorangie Distillery.
The Loch Ness 360
Full-Day Tour (or half-day tour with reduced itinerary)
This tour takes us on a full circuit of mysterious Loch Ness. First up we will visit the pretty village of Drumnadrochit where you will have time to visit The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition. After this, we take the short journey to the ruins of Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness to learn of its turbulent past. We then continue on our journey down to the western end of Loch Ness for a stop at Fort Agustus. After lunch, we take the spectacular and remote route through the mountains back to Inverness visiting the Falls of Foyers. Our final stop will be at Dores beach. This is the perfect place for Nessie spotting.
Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns and Cawdor Castle
Full-Day Tour (or half-day tour with reduced itinerary)
Our tour today spans over 4,000 years of history. We start our tour by visiting the Clava Cairns. These ancient stones mark a Bronze Age burial site. We then fast forward to the 1700s and the Jacobite uprising as we visit Culloden Battlefield. It was here that in 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite forces were finally defeated. Lastly, we visit Cawdor Castle that can trace its history back to the late 14th century. As well as being a beautiful castle it has some absolutely stunning gardens.
A Touch of Skye
Extended Full-Day Tour (this is an extended day-tour of approximately 10 hours)
This tour takes us down mysterious Loch Ness and onto the road to the isle of Skye. We will pass through majestic Glen Sheil and up to the impressive viewpoint on Mam Ratagan overlooking The Five Sisters of Kintail. We now follow the road along Loch Duich to the Impressive Eilean Donan Castle. Continuing through Kyle of Lochalsh we cross the Skye Bridge and onto Portree.
We will continue northwards on Skye to see the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and The Quiraing.
As this is a long day we can arrange a stop for dinner on the return journey if you wish.
Overview of our Sightseeing Tours with Photography
All tours are private for up to 3 people. Consequently, you will not share the vehicle with anyone outside your party. Travel is by private air-conditioned car for your comfort. As a private vehicle, there are more options for stopping in areas where larger vehicles have difficulty.
Photography Tuition versus Sightseeing
My tours offer a combination of sightseeing and photography tuition. Exactly how much tuition you want is down to you. I can be as flexible as you wish. So, as you have control, you get to decide exactly how much tuition and guidance you want..
I operate a range of half-day and full-day tours. Half-day tours are approximately 4 hours in duration. Full-day tours are approximately 8 hours in duration. The Isle of Skye tour is approximately 10 hours in duration.
Tour Price and Gratuities
Half-day tours are £200.00
Full-day tours are £300.00
Extended full-day tours are £350.00.
The prices are inclusive of taxes and are per tour, not per person. The tour price is inclusive of gratuities.
Pick-up / Drop-off Points
Inverness city centre or any address within approximately 20 miles. This would include popular locations such as Nairn, Beauly, Drumnadrochit, Dores, Foyers, and The Black Isle.
Admission tickets to attractions are not included in the base tour price. As such you have the flexibility to only pay for what you actually want to see. However, I will discuss this with you at the time of booking as certain locations do get busy and it can be advisable for me to make advance reservations on your behalf if you do wish to enter an attraction.
Food and Drink
On full-day tours I include a lunchtime stop. The exact time will depend on the tour itinerary. On all tours I aim to be as flexible as possible about refreshment stops, so if you would like to stop for a drink or a bite to eat just let me know. The cost of food and drink is not included in the tour price.
We have space to store one small camera bag plus a travel tripod per person in the vehicle boot/trunk. In addition please limit yourself to one small piece of hand luggage per person that you can easily carry with you in your seat. Unfortunately, we do not have space for suitcases or larger bags.