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Wild North

Irland Photo Tour

Wild North

CHF 2'690 per person
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Ireland Photo Tour

Explore the wild and romantic northern part of Ireland with its stunning cliffs, secluded beaches and fantastic bays.

We will have a focus on the rugged and secluded areas of the north-western part of the Wild Atlantic Way in County Donegal, and the region of the legendary Causeway Costal Route in Northern Ireland. Epic landscapes with ever-changing weather and lighting scenes awaits you. The photo motifs that Ireland has to offer, makes the heart of every nature enthusiast photographer beat faster.

As with all our trips, we count on local know-how for this Ireland photo trip. Our professional Irish landscape photographer Bernard Geraghty knows the island like his own pockets and will take you to the very best and most beautiful photo spots, even for those that are remote and inaccessible to the public.

Nature in Ireland requires flexibility as weather conditions can change rapidly. The program will be constantly adapted to the respective weather and lighting conditions to get the best out of each day.

10 – 17 April 2021

8 days / 7 nights from/to Dublin

6 - 8 persons

Dublin – Letterkenny / Donegal – Portballintrae / Nordirland – Portmarnock - Dublin

English- and German speaking photo guides

This Ireland Photo Tour offers extraordinary highlights!

  • Accompanied and intensively supervised by the Irish professional landscape photographer Bernard Geraghty. Bernard knows the island as his own pockets and will lead you to the best and most beautiful photo spots, also to those which are remote and still regarded as an insider tip.
  • Ireland’s volatile and rapidly changing weather leads to fantastic lighting moods and dramatic shots.
  • The wild and rugged beauty of Donegal with the north-western part of the Wild Atlantic Way will delight you. Wild and romantic landscapes, impressive cliffs and rock arches, rushing surf and idyllic lighthouses and much more awaits you.
  • The region of the Causeway Costal Route, one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world with lonely sandy beaches, enchanted castle ruins, green valleys. Follow the footsteps of Game of Thrones.
  • With ideal weather conditions and clear skies, you will have a chance to photograph the galactic centre of the Milky Way over the epic landscapes of Ireland.
  • You will stay overnight in beautiful and comfortable hotels close to the photo locations.

Photo Guides

Bernard Geraghty

Bernard Geraghty

Local Photo Guide

Jennifer Brühlmann

Jennifer Brühlmann

Amazing Views Photo Guide

Price

10 – 17 April 2021

CHF 2‘690.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 3‘150.- | Price per person in a single room*

Included in the price

Professional photography and location guiding by Bernard Geraghty, who lives near Dublin

Professional photo guide from Amazing Views

Guiding in English & German

7 overnight stays in comfortable and modern hotels

Breakfast

Transfer from / to Dublin Airport on our recommended flights

Transfers within Ireland as well as to the photo locations on site in a comfortable mini van

Intensive mentoring, photography tuition and instructions by the workshop guides

Comprehensive travel information

Not included in the price

Individual travel to and from the airport of Dublin

Transfer to/from the airport in case of a different arrival/departure time as recommend by us

All meals and drinks

Personal costs, entry fees etc.

Cancellation cost insurance, travel insurance

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What our clients say

Roland

Ireland - Kerry, Dingle & Wicklow I can highly recommend for landscape photographers. The support by Jenny and Bernard was great. Bernard, the photographer from Ireland, led us to many enchanted places that you would never find as a tourist. The visit in a rustic pub was very funny. Our group harmonized very well. Unfortunately the week was over way too quickly. We will gladly be back with Amazing Views again another time.

Ireland Kerry & Wicklow, September 2019

Margrit

Beautiful destination, extremely aesthetic landscape. Due to the rapidly changing conditions, there are atmospheric shots in the morning and evening. Good small group size with different characters, was happy to get to know all of them. Top organized and personally attended by the owner. I felt that I was in the best hands. Enchantingly charming.

Ireland Kerry & Wicklow, September 2019

Daniel

All good things come in threes – after experiencing Scotland, Croatia/Slovenia, this is absolutely true for the Ireland tour to Kerry, Dingle & Wicklow! Each of these areas offers something for everyone and even if two of them are very similar, they all have their own charm. If you have a guide with you who not only knows his trade, knows the country like the back of his hand, coupled with a great group of different people who nevertheless fit together very well, then the recipe for a great week in an incredibly beautiful landscape is perfect! By the way, the saying would have to be extended in this case: all good things come in threes - and even more! Ireland, Jenny & Bernard, we'll see you again, a Guiness (I'll stick to the pale ;)) on it!

Ireland Kerry & Wicklow, September 2019

Sandra

An unforgettable week! The trip was excellently organized and the selection of the photo locations was very successful. As a beginner I was always supported by Jenny or Bernard in a competent, helpful and patient way and I also got many helpful tips. Many thanks for this great week in beautiful Ireland.

Ireland North - Wild Atlantic Way & Causeway Costal Route, April 2019

Ueli

Perfect organisation, motivated and motivating photo tour guides with profound knowledge of the place, comfortable vehicles with sufficient storage space, nice and like-minded fellow travellers - this is exactly how an optimal photo tour is designed.

Ireland North - Wild Atlantic Way & Causeway Costal Route, April 2019

Isabella

Ireland, the "green island", fascinated me with its breath-taking landscapes. I could not get enough of the many facets of the green colour, the steep cliffs, the picturesque lighthouses and the countless sheep pastures. In short: My memory card was glowing... The perfect organisation and supervision by Jenny and Bernard made this trip an unforgettable, instructive and entertaining experience. A big thank you for the great trip.

Ireland North - Wild Atlantic Way & Causeway Costal Route, April 2019

Philipp

The variety of landscapes and the pure nature in the north of the island was very impressive and offered countless photo motives. I was not only fascinated by the beautiful landscapes, but also by the energy, passion and great commitment of the two photographers/guides Jennifer and Bernard. Thanks to their professional planning and organisation we were able to photograph/explore the beautiful locations of the region under the best possible weather and light conditions. We experienced so much during this week, time flew by. Even as an ambitious photographer I was able to learn a lot and always felt as in good hands. It was simply fun. Thanks a lot!

Ireland North - Wild Atlantic Way & Causeway Costal Route, April 2019

Hans

Well prepared trip, carefully selected spots. Despite of not always optimal weather conditions, good and fast respond to the conditions and wishes of the participants. Great and instructive trip, and pleasant supervision by Jenny and Bernard.

Ireland North - Wild Atlantic Way & Causeway Costal Route, April 2019
8 days
8 guests + 2 photo guides Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    10.04.2021
  • Return Time
    17.04.2021
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Day 1 – Arrival to Ireland and drive to County Donegal

Individual travel to Dublin. We meet at Dublin Airport during the morning. Afterwards we will head northwest to County Donegal with a comfortable minivan. The next 4 nights we will stay in Letterkenny.
The untouched and secluded Donegal is still far away from the big tourist streams and is a paradise for nature lovers. Look forward to wild and rough landscapes with dark mountain lakes, idyllic country roads and a winding coast with impressive cliffs and dreamlike sandy beaches.
We will put together the exact daily programme for the next few days on site at short notice in order to be able to respond to the respective weather and lighting conditions. We will mainly be on the road photographing during the sunrise and sunset. If the weather permits and the sky is clear, we will also go out at nights to photograph the Milky Way.
Due to the small size of the group, we can optimally respond to your individual needs and discuss photographic topics of your choice and immediately put them into practice (e.g. long-term exposures, use of filters, photography at night, etc.). We will also have time for image discussions or tutorials on image editing.
Fotoreise Irland Wild Atlantic
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Day 2 to 4 – Wild Atlantic way

We spend three full days in the northwest of Ireland.
Among other things you will discover and have a chance to photograph the north-western part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The wild west coast of Ireland is the longest coastal route in the world and its section here in Donegal is particularly beautiful. Here nature plays the leading role: from the impressive cliffs, impressive rock arches amidst rushing waves, picturesque lighthouses, dramatic landscapes to the aurora borealis, which can dance across the sky in clear nights.
A visit to the Glenveagh National Park, which is reminiscent of a landscape from JRR Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings", will also be included during our stay. The highest mountain of Donegal, the majestic Mount Errigal, towers over this beautiful landscape.
Fotoreise Irland Wild Atlantic
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Day 5 and 6 – Off to the east to the Causeway Costal Route

Today we continue to Northern Ireland to the legendary Causeway Coastal Route. This stretches from Derry - Londonderry to Belfast and leads to some of Ireland's most famous landmarks such as the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site of 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns falling into the thundering ocean.
The region of the Causeway Costal Route is a true paradise, with countless sandy beaches, fishing villages, green valleys and enchanted castle ruins, offering fantastic photo opportunities. It's no wonder that you can follow in the footsteps of Game of Thrones. Many scenes from this award-winning TV series were shot here in Northern Ireland.
The next two days we’ll be on the move from the sunrise to sunset. If the weather doesn't play along, this won't prevent us from taking pictures. Especially when the sky is overcast, the roaring surf of the sea, cliffs and castles can be excellently photographed and result in atmospheric, mystical pictures.
Fotoreise Irland Wild Atlantic
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Day 7 – Return towards Dublin to Portmarnock

After the eventful days you will travel south again today. On the last evening you will stay overnight in a beautiful hotel not far from the airport. The hotel is located directly at the sea and its immediate surroundings offer many great opportunities for our last photo sessions. Not far from the hotel you will find a great beach, lighthouses, a castle and cliffs. The perfect place to end the photo trip to Ireland.
Fotoreise Irland Wild Atlantic
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Day 8 – End of the tour

Today is the end of the Photo Tour Ireland. We will get back to Dublin airport on time to catch our flights back home.

Accommodation

During the photo trip Ireland, you stay overnight in very good hotels which offer all amenities. As the weather in Ireland can sometimes be a little unsettled, we have consciously chosen hotels that also ensure a "rainy day" a pleasant stay.

Letterkenny, Donegal

Our modern hotel in Letterkenny is an ideal base for exploring Donegal and the fantastic photo locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.
The hotel is furnished in a modern Irish style and features a café, bar, restaurant and spa area. If the weather isn't so good, relax in the spa area with a 17m pool, steam room, sauna and gym. The comfortable rooms have a minibar, safe, TV, coffee machine, bathroom and a desk.

Portballintrae, Northern Ireland

The idyllic town of Portballintrae offers the perfect location to discover the most beautiful locations along the Causeway Costal Route. Our hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is located in the heart of the picturesque harbour village. The hotel has a restaurant and a cosy bar. The hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms with WLAN, TV, safe, coffee/tea and bathroom.

Portmarnock, near Dublin Airport

You stay overnight in a beautiful hotel, which is situated directly by the sea. The beach is only a 2-minute walk away. The hotel combines modern elegance with the splendour of a 19th century residence. You can enjoy a breath-taking sea views from the cocktail lounge.
The hotel has 2 restaurants, a cosy bar, wellness area, massage, fitness room and sauna. Dublin Airport is only a 15-minute drive away. The rooms overlooking the sea, garden or golf course have internet access and tea and coffee facilities.

Weather

The Irish weather is always bit of a surprise. Sun, clouds and rain keeps changing. Perfect for photography! The months from April to mid-June has normally most sunny days and are therefore considered the best travel time for Ireland. In spring, from February to April, the average maximum temperature is between 8 and 12°C. April is considered particularly pleasant.

Clothing

In Ireland the weather can change very quickly. Wind, sun, rain and rarely snow can occur in both spring and autumn. We therefore recommend breathable functional clothing based on the layer principle, which transports perspiration to the outside layers without losing heat and dries quickly. Well-worn hiking shoes with an appropriate profile sole are also important. Make sure to bring rain jacket and rain trousers to keep you dry in case of rain. If you also want to take pictures from the water at the photo locations, we strongly recommend taking waterproof boots or sandals / crocs (Attention: the water can be very cold at this time of year).

Condition

The trip does not require any special physical requirements. We will make short hikes to the photo locations. Some photo locations may be exposed. If you are afraid of heights, there is always the possibility to photograph from a little further back.

Course of action of the photo tour

We will put together the exact daily program on site at short notice in order to be able to deal with the respective weather and light conditions. To make sure you can capture shots at the right time with the right light in the golden and blue hours, we will be outside especially during the sunrise and sunset times. In between, during lunch or in the afternoon, you will have free time to take a rest, explore the surroundings or take part in photo discussions and tutorials. If fantastic weather and lighting conditions arises, we can also add another photo session in the afternoon.

Double room

Single travellers can book half of a double room. If there is no other guest who wants to share the room, the single room surcharge will apply.

Entry requirements Ireland

Swiss, German and Austrian citizens require a valid passport or identity card for stays of up to 3 months. Swiss citizens are on an equal footing with EU citizens and can carry out passport control at the specially designated EU counter.

Insurance

It is strongly recommended to have a cancellation insurance and return travel insurance, which covers evacuation, local hospitalisation and return travel costs to Switzerland in the event of an emergency.

Travel information FDFA

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA regularly publishes information on countries in which there may be security policy or other risks. The FDFA's travel advice is based on its own trustworthy sources of information. These travel tips can be found on the FDFA's website: www.eda.admin.ch

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T&Cs of Amazing Views & Adventure Tours apply, as well as all other conditions which are listed in the descriptions for the respective trips.

Prices

We reserve the right to change prices (especially due to exchange rate fluctuations)

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Wild North Ireland

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