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Despite being relatively small, Scotland has many treasures to offer – amazing scenery, spectacular wildlife, superb food and hospitable people. Time Exposure Travel will take you to some of the largest areas of wilderness left in Western Europe, which are as stunning as there are interesting. The trip will also explore some of Scotland’s rich and multi-layered history when we visit castles and fortresses which testify to the country’s often turbulent past and were the sites of the battles that played a pivotal part in the building of a nation. The restaurants we visit will offer cuisine that can compete with the best in Europe and use local produce. Top it all off with a dram of single malt whisky – rich, evocative and complex, it’s the true taste of Scotland. In the cities you will see some of Scotland’s rich culture that stems from the influence of Scottish artists, engineers, explorers, writers and inventors who helped shape the modern world. Be prepared to be wowed by this very unique place which is every photographers dream.

Scotland Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing / trekking / Culture
  • 4* Hotels
  • Stunning scenery and wilderness areas
  • Castles
  • Distilleries
  • History
  • Professional Photography and Lightroom/Photoshop Tuition.

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Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival and check in at Edinburgh hotel

Evening meet and greet and introduction to the photography tuition. No meals. No guides.

Day 2

Edinburgh

We will start our tour being guided through the charming streets to see the many many sites and shops of Edinburgh's New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site . Passing through the popular Princes Street, we will walk around the West End and also visit the Scottish Parliament, Palace of Holyrood, Georgian House and there is an optional walk up to the Scott Monument, a 200ft climb for views of the city. Lunch and Dinner will be in local restaurants that offer wonderful local cuisine. Accommodation: 4* Radisson Blu or similar. Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner. Photography tuition - Daily class and evening editing session.

Day 3

Edinburgh

Our guided tour will continue to Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and all the historical sites of Old Town (a cobblestone-filled village inside a city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site) including local markets, fascinating streets, colourful houses, the world famous Greyfriars Kirkyard, cathedrals, the notorious Tolbooth Prison, and great views. Lunch and Dinner will be in local restaurants that offer wonderful local cuisine. Accommodation: 4* Radisson Blu or similar. Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner. Photography tuition - Daily class and evening editing session.

Day 4

Aviemore

We move to another amazing place called Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. On route we will visit a famous Distillery. There we will be shown how skilled distillers take pure water from crystal-clear streams and plump, golden barley from the fields and transform them into a precious spirit called Scotch Whisky. We will also visit interesting villages and other sites whilst being immersed in amazing scenery. Lunch and Dinner will be in local restaurants that offer wonderful local cuisine. Accommodation: 4* Hilton Coylumbridge Hotel or similar. Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner. Photography tuition - Daily class and evening editing session.

Day 5

Cairngorms, Loch Ness and Isle of Skye

In the morning we will take Scotland’s only funicular railway to the top of Cairngorm. This is a unique visitor experience and at the Top Station the Ptarmigan Restaurant will offer panoramic views from over 3,500ft above sea level. There is also a viewing terrace, exhibition, shop and the highest post box in the British Isles. By the afternoon we will have reached the most famous piece of water in the world, Loch Ness, whose banks are home to Urquhart Castle is one of Scotland's most iconic. From there we travel to the Isle of Skye stopping at Eilean Donan Castle which is recognised all around the world (and whose global status was cemented after appearing the movie “Highlander”.) Lunch and Dinner will be in local restaurants that offer wonderful local cuisine. Lunch and Dinner will be in local restaurants that offer wonderful local cuisine. Accommodation: 4* Skeabost House Hotel or similar. Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner. Photography tuition - Daily class and evening editing session.

Day 6

Isle of Skye and Inverary

In the morning we visit the amazing scenery of the Isle of Skye including the “The Old Man of Storr” and the “Quiraing” and in the afternoon we take the ferry from Armdale to Mallaig and head towards the beautiful Inverary. On route we stop at the famous 21 Arch Glen Finnan viaduct as featured in four “Harry Potter” movies and is also steeped in history. The journey features incredible scenery from start to finish. Lunch and Dinner will be in local restaurants that offer wonderful local cuisine. Accommodation: 4* Loch Fyne Hotel and Spa or similar. Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner. Photography tuition - Daily class and evening editing session.

Day 7

Inverary and Edinburgh

After a morning exploring fascinating Inverary’s 19th Century Prison and 18th Century multi turreted gothic Castle and gardens, we will return to Edinburgh. On route we will visit the unique and memorable engineering spectacle of the “Falkirk wheel” and the worlds largest equine statues, “The Kelpies”. Lunch and Dinner will be in local restaurants that offer wonderful local cuisine. Accommodation: 4* Radisson Blu or similar. Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Farewell Dinner.

Day 8

Edinburgh and check out

Check out and transfer to airport or your next destination. Meals – Breakfast.

What’s included

  • Experienced English speaking guide and professional photographer(s) providing photography training
  • In country transportation
  • 4* Accommodation in Single/Double/Twin sharing room (as per your request)
  • Most meals as per itinerary

Recommended but not included:

  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.
  • Swimming costume
  • Suncream
  • Walking shoes
  • Laptop computer with Lightroom and or Photoshop
  • Spare memory cards, camera batteries and charger

What’s not included

  • International/domestic airfares & tax
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.
  • Any personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion
  • Some tours offer optional extra excursions which are not included in the price

 

Recommended but not included:

  • Swimming costume
  • Suncream
  • Walking shoes
  • Laptop computer with Lightroom and or Photoshop
  • Spare memory cards, camera batteries and charger