Sample Itinerary

Scotland Photo Tour

Note: This is an actual itinerary from a recent tour we organized and led. Your itinerary, including lodging, dining and other activities, will be custom-designed based on your specific preferences and priorities.

September 2015 (16 nights)

4 Sep FRIDAY MEET IN GLASGOW
Meet at 15 Glasgow hotel
Overnight: 15 Glasgow (4 nights)

5 Sep SATURDAY DAY TRIP: SCOTTISH BORDERS
Peebles Highlands Games
Floors Castle
Dinner at Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery, Glasgow
Overnight: 15 Glasgow

6 Sep SUNDAY CITY TOUR: GLASGOW
Buchanan Street (shopping area)
George Square
Glasgow Central Station
Barras Market
Cathedral and Necropolis
University of Glasgow area
Kelvingrove Park
Sunday Roast at Curlers Rest
Sunset shoot: River Clyde
– Arc Bridge
– Bell’s Bridge
– Clyde Auditorium
Overnight: 15 Glasgow

7 Sep MONDAY DAY TRIP: LOCH LOMOND & THE TROSSACHS
Balloch Castle
Aberfoyle – The Scottish Wool Centre etc.
Trossachs Pier
Loch Katrine
Dinner at The Ubiquitous Chip
Overnight: 15 Glasgow

8 Sep TUESDAY TRAVEL DAY: TO BARCALDINE CASTLE (ARGYLL & OBAN)
Inveraray Castle
Loch Awe
Kilchurn Castle
Sunset and evening shooting
– Oban town
– harbour
– Mccain’s Tower etc.
Overnight: Barcaldine Castle (3 nights)

9 Sep WEDNESDAY DAY TRIP: HIGHLANDS
Glencoe toward Bridge of Orchy – A82 and side roads
Altnafeadh area
– Black Rock Cottage
– King’s House etc.
Rannoch Moor
– Lochan na h-Achlaise
– Black Mount
Ballachulish
Castle Stalker private tour
Port Appin
Overnight: Barcaldine Castle

10 Sep THURSDAY DAY TRIP: HIGHLANDS
Sunrise shoot – Castle Stalker
Crafts & Things shop, near Glencoe Village
Glencoe Visitor Centre, art show etc.
Glen Etive
– Buachaille Etive Mor
– River Etive
– River Coupall
Ft William
Overnight: Barcaldine Castle

11 Sep FRIDAY TRAVEL DAY: TO SOUTH SKYE / SLEAT PENINSULA
Drive to Mallaig for ferry
Glenfinnan Viaduct, museum/visitor centre, etc.
Shooting near the road by Loch Eilt
Morar waterfalls, bridges etc.
Ferry to Armadale, Skye
Dinner and Overnight: Kinloch Lodge (2 nights)

12 Sep SATURDAY DAY TRIP: SOUTH SKYE / SLEAT PENINSULA
Sleat Peninsula
Isle Ornsay – Floraidh shop
Armadale – Ragamuffin shop
Armadale Castle – Clan Donald Skye Visitor Centre
Loop road
– Kilbeg to Achnacloich
– Ord to Teangue
Sunset shoot: Isleornsay Lighthouse
Overnight: Kinloch Lodge

13 Sep SUNDAY TRAVEL DAY: TO NORTH SKYE – DUNVEGAN AREA
Elgol
Sligachan
– River, Old Bridge and Marsco
The Fairy Pools
Talisker Distillery
Bracadale – peninsula views from road
Dinner and Overnight: The Three Chimneys and the House Over-by (2 nights)

14 Sep MONDAY DAY TRIP: NORTH / EAST SKYE
Dunvegan town, bay and castle views; reflections etc.
Edinbane Pottery
Uig – bay views, castle, hotel
Fairy Glen
Balnaknock
The Quiraing
Lealt Falls
Old Man of Storr
Portree Harbour
Overnight: The Three Chimneys

15 Sep TUESDAY TRAVEL DAY: THREE CHIMNEYS TO INVERNESS
Eilean Donan Castle
Invermoriston – highland cattle
Loch Ness
Inverness
– Old Town
– river views, bridges etc.
Overnight: Loch Ness Country House Hotel (1 night)

16 Sep WEDNESDAY TRAVEL DAY: INVERNESS TO DALMUNZIE – NORTH/EAST CAIRNGORMS
Private guided tour of Inverness
Drive through northeast Cairngorms
Ballater – Cambus O’May Cheese Co. private tour
Shooting near Inver – woods between Balmoral Castle and Braemar
Dinner and Overnight: Dalmunzie Castle (2 nights)

17 Sep THURSDAY DAY TRIP: SOUTH & WEST CAIRNGORMS
Shooting off A93 – Old Military Road
– Old cottage at Newbigging
– Waterfalls near Auchallater
Braemar
Dunkeld
Pitlochry
Fonab
Overnight: Dalmunzie Castle

18 Sep FRIDAY TRAVEL DAY: DALMUNZIE TO STIRLING/EDINBURGH
Doune Castle
Stirling Castle
Hidden & Haunted Tour
Overnight: Rutland Hotel (2 nights)

19 Sep SATURDAY EDINBURGH
Princes Street Gardens
Edinburgh Old Town
Royal Mile
Edinburgh Castle
Grassmarket
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Scottish Parliament
Our Dynamic Earth
Sunset and night shots from Calton Hill
Overnight: Rutland Hotel

20 Sep SUNDAY EDINBURGH
Tour concludes after breakfast

Fine Art Travel Photograph: Castle Stalker by Nat Coalson

Castle Stalker

Travel Photograph: Bell's Bridge & Clyde Waterfront by Nat Coalson

Bell’s Bridge & Clyde Waterfront

Travel Photograph: Uig Church by Nat Coalson

Uig Church

Fine Art Travel Photograph: Stirling Castle by Nat Coalson

Stirling Castle

Travel Photograph: Highland Dancer by Nat Coalson

Highlands Dancer

Travel Photograph: Oban Harbour by Nat Coalson

Oban Harbour

Fine Art Landscape Photograph: Lochan na h-Achlaise by Nat Coalson

Lochan na h-Achlaise

Fine Art Travel Photograph: Isleornsay Lighthouse by Nat Coalson

Isleornsay Lighthouse

Highlands Piper

Highlands Piper

Highlands Photographer

Highlands Photographer

Travel Photograph: Forth Bridge, Scotland by Nat Coalson

Forth Bridge

Travel Photograph: Dugald Stewart Monument and Edinburgh by Nat Coalson

Dugald Stewart Monument and Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Fine Art Travel Photograph: Cairngorms Cabin by Nat Coalson

Cairngorms Cabin

Fine Art Travel Photograph: Bracadale Peninsula Panoramic by Nat Coalson

Bracadale Peninsula Panoramic