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Mystical Scotland

Photo Tour Scotland Highlands

Mystical Scotland

CHF 3'390 per person
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Photo Tour Scotland Highlands

Discover mystical Scotland with fantastic autumn colours, majestic castles and idyllic lakes.

An autumnal colourful splendour awaits you on this photo journey. This Photo Tour will take place on the best time of the autumn colours. The landscape shines in the most beautiful tones of red, yellow, brown and gold. On this photo tour, you can expect to enjoy spectacular scenery with constantly changing weather and light conditions. Even if it should rain, there are still great photo motives. Many of the photo spots on the tour works in different weather conditions. Our destinations on this photo tour are some of the most stunning places for autumn colour photography in UK.

As with all our trips, you benefit from local expertise. Our Scottish photo guides knows the region better than any other photographers. The best photography spots are guaranteed.

29 October - 4 November 2021

7 days / 6 nights from/ to Edinburgh

6 - 8 guests

Edinburgh – Glencoe & Argyll – Loch Ness /Glen Affric – Cairngorms / Perthshire – Edinburgh

English- and German speaking photo guides

This Photo Tour Scotland Highlands offers extraordinary highlights!

  • On this unique tour, fantastic picturesque landscapes awaits you with mystical castles, fairytale like autumn forests, fog-covered moors, impressive mountain ranges and idyllic Scottish lakes.
  • Photograph the highlights of northern Argyll like Kilchurn Castle.
  • Explore the most beautiful spots in the wild Glencoe Valley, such as the impressive Buachaille Etive Mor or the Rannoch Moor.
  • Visit one of Scotland’s most beautiful valleys and be enchanted by the beauty of the Glen Affric Valley.
  • Impressive autumn forests in “Big Tree Country” Perthshire on the edge of Cairngorms National Park.
  • The unsettled and rapidly changing weather conditions in Scotland produce fantastic light conditions and guarantee that you will capture dramatic and high-contrast images.
  • During this photo tour you will be accompanied by renowned professional photographers such as Marcus McAdam, Nick Hanson and Harry Martin. All three live on the Isle of Skye and know the region like the back of their hands.

Photo Guides

Local Photo Guides

For our photo tours to Scotland, the photo tour guide is Marcus McAdam, Nick Hanson or Harry Martin. All three of them live in Scotland and know the best photo locations, especially the best time of day or ideal weather conditions for photographing each photo spot.

Portfolio Fabio Antenore

Harry Martin

Local Photo Guide

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Marcus McAdam

Local Photo Guide

Nick Hanson

Nick Hanson

Local Photo Guide

Amazing Views Photo Guides

Scotland photo tours are accompanied by our Amazing Views photographers Jennifer Brühlmann or Martin Maegli.

Jennifer Brühlmann

Jennifer Brühlmann

Amazig Views Photo Guide

Martin Mägli

Martin Maegli

Amazig Views Photo Guide

Price

29 October – 4 November 2021

CHF 3‘390.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 3‘980.- | Price per person in a single room

Included in the price

Professional photography and location guide by photographer Marcus McAdam, Nick Hanson or Harry Martin

Tour guide from Amazing Views (German & English)

6 nights in charming country hotels

Breakfast

Transfer to all the photo locations in a comfortable minivan

Intensive mentoring, photography tuition and instructions by the workshop guides

Comprehensive travel information

Not included in the price

Individual travel to and from Edinburgh

Lunch, dinner and drinks

Personal expenses, entry fees, etc.

Tips/gratuities

Possible airport fees and taxes

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What our clients say

Frank

The trip was excellently prepared and organized from the beginning to the very last detail. Everything worked out perfectly. The travel documentation was very informative and comprehensive. Our companions Jenny and Nick were excellent hosts, always very attentive, helpful and in a good mood. The atmosphere within the group was great, also thanks to our companions. The trip will remain in my best memories.

Mystical Scotland, October 2019

Dominique

It was my first trip to Scotland, but definitely not the last! As a part-time press & event photographer, my concern with photo tours is not so much to be supported by the photographers, but to be in the right place at the right time. The group also significantly increases the motivation for getting up early. The local photographers Nick (Wild Scotland) and Marcus (Outer Hebrides) knows their region, they know exactly which photo spots work best in which weather and they also share their knowledge. The support by Jenny and one of the two local photo guides was sensational, communicative and always trying to bring out the best for the participants. My expectations were exceeded by far, even as an event photographer I was able to learn a lot in landscape photography thanks to the support. Thank you very much for these two photo tours in breath-taking Scotland. I will be gladly back with Amazing Views.

Wild Scotland & Outer Hebrides, May 2019

Christiane

The photo tour was perfectly organized right from the beginning, already the detailed information before the start of the tour indicated for an excellent organization. The daily planning, adapted to weather conditions and the interests of us photographers left nothing to be desired and the beauty of the landscapes contributed the rest. We always had the feeling that Jennifer and Nick wanted to bring out the best for the participants and we were always reminded to ask questions, get information and express wishes. Personally, I always felt very comfortable and in good hands, had fun taking pictures and certainly learned a lot. The "camp frenzy" also didn't come up because of the harmonious group - my conclusion: I'm any time happy to travel again with Amazing Views!

Wild Scotland, May 2019

Andrea

This fantastic photo week in the Scottish Highlands and on the Isle of Skye will remain in my positive memories for a long time. I rarely get so much good photo material together in one week. The support by Jenny and Nick was very pleasant and professional. They led us to unique photo spots and passed on their photo knowledge in a pleasant way. I was able to profit a lot and refine my photo technique. I was completely satisfied and would go on a photo tour with Amazing Views again anytime.

Wild Scotland, May 2019

Markus

In May I was in Scotland for the first time ever on an organized photo tour. Not only did I enjoy the breath-taking landscapes, but also the trip and its organisation was just perfect for me and met or exceeded all expectations. It is unbelievable with what commitment and passion the two photographers/guides Jennifer & Nick are working and putting their shoulders to the wheel. The planning is highly professional and everything is adjusted to the right light and weather conditions. If the weather did not play along, we reorganized and looked for other spots. It was an incredibly great and learning week together with other photo enthusiasts and we had a lot of fun.

Wild Scotland, May 2019

Heinz

This is my first time in Scotland, and I am simply thrilled. The tour was top organized by Jenny and very professionally guided by Nick Hanson. We did not lack for anything. Very suitably selected hotels with very good Scottish cuisine including local specialities such as haggis. Partly off the beaten track we went to the most beautiful photo motives of Isle of Sky and the Highlands. Often, we took pictures at places we would never have found without the local guide. It is not easy to find spots on Skye that are always adapted to the weather, but Jenny and Nick mastered that. Thanks again and good light wherever you take pictures.

Wild Scotland, September / October 2018

Diana

With Jenny, Harry and Nick we were allowed to get to know a part of Scotland. I can now understand your enthusiasm for this wild country. Thank you so much for letting me come along. As a beginner I felt well looked after among all the cracks, and not at all as an outsider. I got a different eye for the landscape around me and I am very grateful for that. My photo equipment is always ready.

Outer Hebrides & Wild Scotland, September / October 2018

Susanne

Wild Scotland fully complied with the tender! With sunshine and blue "disturbances", with rainbows and hailstorms we were able to capture the landscape photographically. What more could the photographer's heart desire... Jenny and Nick were always helpful and competent at our side. Gladly anytime again!

Wild Scotland, September / October 2018

Isabella

Seldom has a landscape impressed me as much as the one on Skye. The peace and simplicity of the landscape is breathtakingly beautiful. The weather was mostly good and so I took great pictures with beautiful light moods. Now I can reminisce at home while editing the pictures. Jenny and Nick were great tour guides/photographers and always brought us to the photo spots at the right time of day (sometimes even in the middle of the night). With their patient and humorous manner, they always gave us valuable tips. Thanks for the great organization and unforgettable days. See you next time...

Wild Scotland, May 2018

Fabian

The trip was great! The organization and execution, as well as the support was super. We visited very nice photo spots, as described in the travel description. Also, we were lucky with the weather. Except for a little rain it was nice and warm. I also think it's great that we were accompanied by guides who know the region very well. This was my first trip with Amazing Views and my expectations were completely fulfilled.

Wild Scotland, May 2018
7 days
8 guests + 2 photo guides Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    29.10.2021
  • Return Time
    04.11.2021
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Day 1 – Meeting point in Edinburgh and onward journey to the Highlands

Individual travel to Scotland. We meet shortly after midday in Edinburgh. We will then set off with our comfortable minibus towards Highlands. We will spend the night in the middle of the Scottish Highlands.
Our hotel is the perfect starting point to capture the epic landscapes of the Glencoe Valley as well as the north of Argyll.
During the afternoon, you will have time to photograph some of the most spectacular spots.
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Day 2 – Northern Argyll & Glencoe

Depending on the weather and light situation we will drive to different photo locations in the Glencoe Valley and / or around Loch Awe to photograph impressive, autumnal Scottish Highland landscapes.
Loch Awe is one of Scotland's most beautiful lakes - with wooded hills lining the southern shore and spectacular mountains in the north. At the northern end, the lake pours through the narrow Pass of Brander into the sea. Nearby are the picturesque ruins of Kilchurn Castle, surrounded in one of Scotland's most beautiful landscapes. The castle is a popular photo motif and especially in calm weather conditions you can capture spectacular photos with reflections.
Glencoe belongs also for one of the most beautiful places in Scotland. This picturesque region is crossed by deep valleys and high mountains. The valley with its epic landscapes lies picturesquely between the shores of Loch Leven and Rannoch Moor. The landscape is characterized by impressive mountain ranges, foggy moors, beautiful calm lakes and many small rushing waterfalls, brooks and rivers.
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Day 3 – Further to Loch Ness and Glen Affric

Today we travel to Drumnadrochit, a small town on the west bank of Loch Ness. The small town is an ideal base for exploring the Glen Affric Valley.
Glen Affric is one of Scotland's most beautiful valleys and stretches far into the mountains. The upper foothills of the valley belong to the Glen Affric National Nature Reserve. A dreamlike Scottish landscape with shimmering lakes, rugged mountains and ancient mossy pines awaits you here. Especially now in autumn the valley glows in the most beautiful colours.
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Day 4 – Glen Affric – the most beautiful valley in Scotland

Today you have the whole day to explore the beauty of the Glen Affric Valley photographically. Depending on the weather and lighting conditions, we will again visit excellent photo locations and capture great autumn shots. The pure nature and the enchanting views will inspire you.
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Day 5 – Further into the county of Pertshire

The journey continues today to the county of Perthshire on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. The region around Blair Atholl and Dunkeld is one of the best places in the UK to photograph autumn colours. The county of Perthshire is also called "Big Tree Country" for a reason. You can expect fantastic autumn forests like in a picture-books.
These idyllic autumn forests, crossed by small lakes, rushing rivers and small waterfalls offers an incredibly enchanting scenery. Additionally, you will have again a chance photograph majestic castles of the region.
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Day 6 – In the land of great trees

Today, you'll be dedicated to the great photo opportunities the county of Perthshire has to offer.
The river Tay flows through a picture-book landscape. Mountain slopes with old birch trees and forests with spruces, pines and larches together forms a fairytale landscape. The perfect surroundings to capture enchanting autumn shots.
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Day 7 – Back to Edinburgh and end of the photo tour

Today we return to Edinburgh, where the journey ends at the airport. It’s time for an Individual flight home or onward journey. The travel time to Edinburgh is about 2 hours.
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Tip
We recommend spending at least one night in Edinburgh before or after your photo tour. The Scottish capital offers a beautiful old town with its winding streets along the Royal Mile and the new 18th century town with wide squares and spacious streets. Numerous sights are located between the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Scottish Parliament and the Edinburgh Castle. A particularly beautiful photo motif is a vantage point with spectacular views over the city.
We will be happy to advise with hotel choice in Edinburgh.

Accommodation

Argyll & Glencoe

Our hotel is in the middle of one of the most beautiful landscapes in Scotland. It offers the perfect starting point to discover the beauties of the north of Argyll and the Glencoe Valley.
The hotel is known for its good cuisine and hospitality. It has luxurious rooms with a beautiful views.

Loch Ness & Glen Traffic

Our pretty hotel is located just outside of Drumnadrochit in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Hotel’s 12 rooms are comfortably furnished and have coffee/tea facilities, TV, telephone, hairdryer and WiFi in some rooms.
The hotel has its own restaurant which uses local products. There is also a cosy bar in the hotel offering local beer and whiskey.

Pertshire

Our four-star hotel is situated in unspoilt countryside in the county of Perthshire. The rooms have a modern private bathroom and coffee and tea facilities. The rooms have a large desk, and most have a picturesque view. The hotel also offers an outdoor recreation- and a fitness centre with an indoor pool.
The restaurant offers creative dishes with regional and seasonal products on the menu. The lounge bar with an open fireplace offers a varied collection of whiskeys from the region.

Language

The photo tour guides speaks German and English

Weather

It is likely that you will experience four seasons in one day in Scotland. These rapidly changing weather conditions are precisely what makes photographing these landscapes so very exciting. Fantastic lighting effects occur and the resulting shots are instantly much more dramatic.

Time of travel October

Temperatures fluctuate between 10 and 14 degrees in the autumn months of September, October and November. Rain can be expected from time to time in October. The sun also shows its face in Scotland in the autumn. The average hours of sunshine is approx. 2 to 4 hours a day. The weather is changeable and provides wonderful atmospheres for photography. The troublesome flies and midges are also no longer active in the autumn.

Fitness level

The tour is not particularly physically demanding. Short walks are required to reach the photo locations. The hiking trails in Scotland (if they exist at all) can sometimes be uneven or boggy as they usually cross moorland and heathland.

Order of events for the photo workshop / photo tour

So that you can capture photos at the right time with the right light during the early hours and twilight, we will be out and about for around four hours particularly around the hours of sunrise and sunset. You then have some time available during the morning and afternoon to rest, catch up on sleep, explore the surrounding area or take part in image critiques and tutorials if you so wish.

Sunrise / Sunset

During the photo trip the sunrise takes place at about 7:15 am and the sunset at 16:30 pm.

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 Scotland

Swiss, German and Austrian citizens need a valid identity card or passport to enter the UK. The documents must be valid until the end of the trip.

Insurance

We strongly advise you to purchase insurance for cancellation and return journey costs, which will be needed in the event of a secluded region being evacuated, a local hospital stay or return travel costs to your home country.

Travel information FDFA

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Prices

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