The Scotland Photo Tour is the perfect travel to photograph the most amazing landscapes of Scotland. In these 9 days, we will visit the wilderness landscapes of North Britain, photographing magical coast views, sea cliffs, castles, and lakes. We will enter the Isle of Skye to photograph its incredible landscapes and enjoy the most spectacular nature in the United Kingdom. For sure, this Scotland trip is one of the best Nature photo tours you can join in Europe.
This workshop in Scotland, it’s a magnificent opportunity to visit the best castles of the UK and coastal landscapes. But also we will have the opportunity to enjoy various types of photography. From landscape photography to architecture, including night photography. In small groups with all safety measures, comfortable rooms, and transportations.
In this Scotland workshop, we will visit landscape highlights spots and some other hidden gems like Glencoe with the Etive Mor Falls with Buachaille mountain in the background. But also scenes of the Isle of Skye: Elgol, The Old Man of Storr, Neist Cliff Lighthouse, Fairy Pools, Kilt Rock, or Quiraing.
Our planning also includes the famous Britain castles like Eilean Donan, Kilchurn, or Stalker castles. In addition, we will stop in some other cultural points like the Hogwarts Express in Glenfinnan.
Join now this Scotland Photography Experience open to all skill levels of photographers in a small group. Enjoy your holidays in the best hotels & lodges, and learn with our tuition classes at the same time! With a maximum group size of 6 participants for the photographer guide, you can be sure to get personalized classrooms all day.
In addition, we offer you an optional 2-night extension in Edinburgh. We will have the opportunity to photograph this beautiful medieval city, with its spectacular monuments and neoclassical buildings.
We will start at Edinburgh Airport, where all people will meet & start our adventure around the country. From here we will depart for our first destination on the way to Dalmally with our private vehicles.
Depending on the arrival time, we will spend the afternoon in the Loch Lomond National Park. A scene to enjoy its lakes and forests during sunset. At the end of our first session, we will arrive at our hotel in the area and rest after the trip.
We will have a meeting during this day, so we can know all our guest’s styles and photography skills. This way, we will fit our tuition classes next days individually. Also, we will give you all the necessary info and answer all safety doubts.
We will get up early for our first sunrise at the nearby Kilchurn Castle on Lake Awe. We will photograph the first lights of the day, with views of the castle reflected in the lake.
Once our session is over, we will approach another UK castle like the Stalker Castle. Surrounded by incredible nature in Loch Laich lake, it also served as the setting for another mythical movie of Monty Python. After that, we will have lunch in the area.
Before dusk, we will head towards Glencoe to visit the stunning landscapes around Glen Etive and the Buachaille mountain.
These locations served as the setting for the James Bond Skyfall movie. Throughout the afternoon, we will photograph the falls of Etive Mor, The meeting of the Three Waters, Glen Coe, or Steall.
After this full-day, we will return to our hotel to rest in the nearest village and recharge our batteries for the following day.
After photographing the sunrise, in the nearby Etive Mor waterfalls, we will head north. Today will be a road trip to the Isle of Skye, our next destination.
Halfway there, we will stop at another famous location in film history, such as the Glenfinnan Viaduct, known as the Hogwarts Express. We will arrive with enough time when the famous steam train runs through this viaduct, and we can photograph it in its path. So we will have time for choosing a good composition. Once we finish, we will have lunch and continue our road trip.
In the afternoon, we will have the opportunity to photograph the possibly most famous castle in the Highlands, Eilean Donan Castle. Located on an island on Alsh Lake and also famous for appearing in movies like Braveheart or The Immortals among others.
We will photograph the surroundings of the castle, enjoying the last lights of the day from the coast at dusk. Also, the castle during the night will offer us their illumination, so we can enjoy the environment even more. Once our session is over, we will arrive at our hotel in Erbusaig.
Today we will return to the Eilean Donan castle to capture the sunrise. After that, we will go to the Isle of Skye, in search of our base for the next few days, the town of Portree.
During our journey, we will make several stops to photograph spectacular locations on the Strathaird peninsula and have lunch. From the Spar cave to the spectacular coast beaches of Elgol. At this last spot, we will wait for the sunset with these incredible views and infinite compositions.
Once our session is over, we will arrive at the village of Portree. In this village will be our accommodation for the next 4 nights. According to the weather, we can change the planning and do here our tuition lessons.
Today, we will photograph the famous The Old Man of Storr. We will get up early to reach this iconic location before the first lights illuminate the sky. From that area, we will be able to photograph spectacular mountains and the cliffs of the Scottish highlands.
This activity requires a minimum level of fit skills. You do not need to have experience hiking, as there is a path. But if you have some health problems please write to us during the booking process. This day, we will have some snacks for lunch in this environment.
For sunset, we will go to the Valley of the Fairies or Fairy Glen. This area is perfect to photograph its small rounded hills and rocky ridges. Covered by green grass and some trees molded by the wind that offers us enormous photographic possibilities. This allows each visit to it to be different, but always equally fruitful.
At night, we will come back to our lodge in Portree to rest in our rooms.
After getting up early again, we will go to the Fairy Pools to photograph the sunrise. The natural spectacle of its waterfalls and natural pools, at the foot of the Cuillin mountains, is a perfect photography destination.
We will walk the trail calmly throughout the morning. This way, we will spend time enough to enjoy these impressive landscapes. This area has countless photo opportunities and compositions with its waterfalls and mountains.
After our Fairy Pools tour is complete, we head north to the Isle of Skye. We will arrive at what is the most famous location in the Scottish Highlands: the Neist Cliff Lookout. Like the previous day, we will have some snacks for lunch before arriving at its sea cliffs.
From the same viewpoint, we will have incredible views of the cliffs with the lighthouse at the bottom of the peninsula. Depending on the time we have, we can enter the path that leads to the Neist Point lighthouse. Anyway, we will be shooting what will be the best location for our session from the same viewpoint to the coast.
During our last full day on the Isle of Skye, we will visit the Quiraing. Here we will enjoy the sunrise with these incredible views before start hiking in the area.
In the Quiraing area, we will spend the whole day. Hiking through its landscapes and visiting places like The Needle, The Table, or The Prison. During our excursion, we will photograph these magical undulating environments, lakes, and rock formations that make Quiraing a unique destination.
According to the weather and conditions, we will photograph the sunset in some coastal scenes close to The Quiraing.
This day, we will make an overview of the photos taken during the trip to our lodge. It will our last overnight in the Isle of Skye, so we can process some images this night. We will teach you all our techniques, so it can help you to improve your skills.
After breakfast, we will start our route to the south, leaving the island.
Along the way, we will have the opportunity to photograph waterfalls such as Ploda Falls. A spectacular 40-meter waterfall, surrounded by the lush forests of Douglas Fir.
Following our way to the south, and near Glencoe, we will be able to make another excursion to visit the Steall waterfalls. Another of the waterfalls that we did not have time to visit on our journey. We will photograph the sunset next to the beautiful Etive Mor waterfall, with the Buachaille mountain in the background.
We will do overnight at Glencoe, which will be our last night in the Scottish highlands.
Today ends our photography trip at Edinburgh International Airport. Try to book your flight for the afternoon, so we will have time to buy gifts & souvenirs before departure. It will be the moment to tell the group goodbye and wish you a good flight!
Spanish photographer & teacher, diplomate in Art & specialized in Video & Photography. His photos were published in magazines such as National Geographic, Vogue, El Pais, Washington Post … Also worked in Real Estate photography for large luxury companies in the USA. He has also been working for the last 20 years in video design, collaborating on ads campaigns for Nike, Carrefour, Nivea, Hiberdrola, Tourism of Spain… His photographs were recognized in different international conquests. As an example the 1st place in Sunrises & Sunsets 35 awards 2019. Also get honorable mentions in the fine art photography awards 2018,2017,2016, Monochrome visions, 35 Awards 2018 & 2017 as an example.
Edinburgh Airport, Scotland
As we explain, we can prepare an extension of this trip to visit Edinburgh during the next two days. But also other places in the Highlands or UK. Take a look at more locations we propose to you and ask us for more info:
The price of this Scotland Photo Tour is based on the participation of a minimum of 6 participants. In case there are not enough participants, the possibility of making the trip will be offered with an increase proportional to the price, or a 100% refund of the total paid.
The last time of exchange rate calculation was January 1st, 2021, the final price can be modified up to 30 days before the tour start.
The accommodations offered are shared double rooms at Hotels with private bathrooms.
You can book an individual room during the process of the book your place for the photo tour or writing us at [email protected]
This tour doesn’t include meals. The budget each day should be around $50 for breakfast, snacks for lunch, and dinner in restaurants.
Our tours include basic insurance, we suggest contracting full cover insurance. Contact us to expand your insurance coverage.
Our tours include all internal transports (cars, vans, trains, or flights). We don’t include international flights, but we will guide you at the moment of your booking the best options to arrive to the destiny from your home.
The itinerary mentioned can be changed due to a force major reasons like weather conditions or accidents for example.
Payment & Refunds
To book your place you need to pay 25% of the total cost. The total payment must be made 45 days before the trip.
This tour is done by Photography Workshops PhotoWorldTours SLU, due to illness or other reasons the trip may be made by another guide.
If the client cancel the trip will lose the deposit paid (25%), but refund other payments due this cancellation policy:
– More than 45 days but less than 60 days to the start of the tour: 50% of the total cost of the trip will be refunded.
– Less than 45 days before the trip start: There will be no refund.
Please, check the section “This tour include” and “This tour not include” to know more details about meals, guides or other services include.
For casual travelers, the best time to visit the Scottish Highlands is during summer. Although the temperatures are not very high, as it’s located in the north, from June to August you will find the best weather. For photographers, the best season it’s during autumn. As you not will find crows of tourists and the landscapes are much more beautiful.
Big deforestation happened hundreds of years ago. Nowadays, without human help, nature can’t repopulate itself. The ground isn’t good enough for it. In this area, the peat from the forests that once covered the land is still burning. The inhabitants cut down the forests of northern Scotland to create large areas of cattle.
Dunvegan is the oldest castle all around Scotland. It was built in a lochside on the Isle of Skye, in the Scottish Highlands. Also, it has a mark as it is continuously inhabited for the last 800 years. The owners are the ancestral Clan MacLeod.
The weather in the Isle of Skye can be cold with wind and wet days, but usually, the temperatures are not so down to freeze. So snow in the Isle of Skye is very rare and snowing usually is only at the top of the hills.
The Scotland tour with Eduardo was everything I hoped it would be (well, one can always hope for a bit less rain). The trip itinerary took the group to some of the most iconic spots in Scotland (4 days on Skye!). One must be prepared for early, pre-dawn departures and long days in the field; for me that is just what I wanted. Also, after self-driving for a week in the Lake District of England, I was very glad to leave the driving to Eduardo.