Autumn in the Scottish Highlands! – October 6 – 12, 2019Tour Leader: Alisha Anderson
Cost: $2495 /participant, double occupancy, single supplement $500
Limits: Minimum 5 participants, Maximum 7 participants
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Join us for the amazing photographic tour of the Scottish Highlands during autumn. This enchanting journey will take us to Perthshire, Scotland’s Big Tree Country. Colorful trees, lazy rivers, amazing reflections, and even castles! In order to get the most of your Autumn in Scotland experience, many of the sights we visit will require hiking, at times quite steep in places and often on uneven terrain. Please be prepared to walk/hike between 2-6 miles per day. Also, it rains in Scotland, so be prepared to keep yourself and your equipment dry and happy. Expect temps during this time to range between 30-55 degrees Fahrenheit.
You will enjoy:
- Meals as indicated below.
- Expert instruction, geared to your level of expertise for an enhanced learning experience.
- Full days in the field shooting, with instruction provided as needed to elevate your photography.
- Tour designed to create a fun and interactive environment that enhances your individual experience.
- Experienced location guidance.
- Feedback and image critiques and helpful suggestions throughout the trip.
- Instruction on image processing as requested.
- Entrance Fees to attractions.
- All transportation during tour.
Itinerary – subject to change
Day 1 (10/6, Sunday)
Loch Leven, Pitlochry.
We begin at Edinburgh airport and the adventure starts as we head north into Perthshire, stopping for lunch at the lovely Loch Leven in Kinross. Here we can shoot the swan, geese and duck at the Loch’s shore or trek through a beautiful woodland to the top of Vane Hill, looking down on the Loch. Then to our lodgings in Pitlochry, where we will stay for the next three nights.
Day 2 (10/7, Monday)
Queen’s View, Pass of Killiecrankie, Linn of Tummel, Queen’s View, Allean Forest.
We depart early for sunrise at Queen’s View, a breathtaking spot overlooking Loch Tummel. In the Pass of Killiecrankie, the site of the 1689 battle that started the Jacobite Rebellion, we will have amazing color and woodland along the Linn of Tummel and the Garry Bridge. Then to Allean Forest, visiting an 18th century black house and the remains of an 8th century Pictish fort. We will bookend shoot the day by returning to Queen’s View for sunset.
Day 3 (10/8, Tuesday)
Falls of Bruar, Blair Castle, Blair Atholl Distillery, Enchanted Forest.
A morning visit to the Falls of Bruar, hiking along the Bruar River, and then shopping and lunch at the House of Bruar, a unique Scottish clothing store. No trip to Scotland would be complete without castles and whisky, so we will tour Blair Castle and visit Blair Athol Distillery for a guided tour and tasting. An opportunity to get creative with interior and macro shots! In the evening we will experience Scotland’s premier light and sound event, the “Enchanted Forest,” in Faskally Wood. (B/Castle/Whisky/Enchanted Forest)
Day 4 (10/9, Wednesday)
Glen Lyon, Fortingall, Innerwick, Bridge of Balgie, Birks of Aberfeldy.
Leaving Pitlochry, we head into Glen Lyon, Scotland’s “longest, loneliest and loveliest glen,” according to Sir Walter Scott. We visit the storybook village of Fortingall and continue to Innerwick and the Bridge of Balgie, for even better views of the Glen. Then to the Birks of Aberfeldy, a name penned by the poet Robert Burns. Then on to our new lodgings in Dunkeld. (B)
Day 5 (10/10, Thursday)
Craigvinean Forest, Dunkeld Cathedral, Dunkeld House.
After sunrise shooting along the River Tay, we head to Craigvinean Forest. Climbing to Pine Cone Point, we will be rewarded with spectacular views of Dunkeld and the Tay. Then we visit Dunkeld Cathedral, part romantic ruins, part rebuilt church. Then off to wander through the lovely Dunkeld House Grounds. Sunset shoot at Dunkeld Bridge and along the Tay. (B)
Day 6 (10/11, Friday)
The Hermitage, Dunkeld
We will spend the day enjoying The Hermitage, walking among the tallest trees in Britain, and visiting the thunderous Black Linn Falls. We will explore the banks of the River Braan, shooting waterscapes, autumn color, wildlife, and may even see salmon leaping up the falls. Afternoon in Dunkeld for a chance to shop, visit the local pubs and chippy, and enjoy another sunset on the River Tay. (B)
Day 7 (10/12, Saturday)
We will depart Dunkeld after breakfast and return to Edinburgh for outgoing flights, or onward journeys. Lodging this night will be at your own expense. (B)
Not Included in the Cost:
- Travel to and from Edinburgh.
- Meals, not indicated above. (B) = breakfast
- Travel Insurance.
Additional tour details will be provided upon registration.
All participants are strongly advised to purchase travel protection insurance. Travelinsurance.com offers many different options from various vendors and allows for product comparison.
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