Loch Lomond, Loch Fyne, Inverary Castle, Lochgilphead, Crinan
Transport: Executive Mercedes V-Class (or Similar) & Private Driver Guide
Accommodation: Crinan Hotel.
As you touch down into Glasgow airport your private driver will be waiting and your luxury Scottish photography tour will begin. Your private driver will escort you to the beautiful Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. You will weave around the “bonnie banks” of Loch Lomond, where you can absorb the breathtaking views and picture perfect scenery. Have your camera at the ready, as your driver guide will make the appropriate stops in order for you to capture some truly incredible photographs.
For lunch we recommend stopping at Loch Fyne.
Loch Fyne offers fresh local seafood and uses a in house smokery to make sure the food is of the highest quality.
After lunch you will continue west to the beautiful Inveraray Castle. Set on the shores of Loch Fyne, Inveraray Castle is an embodiment of Scottish stately homes. You will take a tour of this grand castle and gardens.
You will continue to weave south west via ‘Rest and Be Thankful’, a famous beauty spot 803 ft above sea level. This majestic sight divides Glen Kinglas from Glen Croe offering the most spectacular views and driving.
Onwards to the quaint town of Lochgilphead. This picturesque village is perched on the banks of Loch Gilp and makes the perfect venue for a photoshoot before retiring to your evenings accommodation at the Crinan Hotel. The Crinan Hotel is set on the banks of Loch Crinan and has been an inn for over 300 years. All bedrooms have fantastic sea views and the hotel offers warm hospitality.
Oban, Castle Stalker, Glencoe, Loch Leven
Accommodation: Glencoe House
After breakfast your driver and executive vehicle will be waiting and your day of touring will commence.
You will travel north up the beautiful west coast of Scotland. Your first stop of the day will be Oban. Oban otherwise known as the “Gateway to the Highlands” is the biggest town in Argyll and is famed for great seafood and McCaig Tower. McCaig Tower looks over the town of Oban and provides a great photo opportunity.
From Oban you will continue north to Castle Stalker View. This has to be one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Scotland. With breath taking views over Castle Stalker, a medieval castles that sits idyllically on an islet named Rock of the Cormorants, this setting is perfect for a photography shoot.
After a long morning touring we recommend Airds Hotel for lunch. You can enjoy beautiful views over Port Appin while enjoying the hotels fine dining menu.
You will continue north until you reach Glencoe Valley. Glencoe was carved out of volcanic eruptions and glaciers. With summits, glinting waterfalls, picturesque lochs and incredible views, Glencoe really is a photographers paradise. Your private driver will take you to Glen Etive. This stunning glen was famously a filming location for James Bond’s Skyfall and Braveheart. The next photo opportunity will be at the famous 3 Sisters a lush green valley with fairy tale connotations.
After a long day of visiting some of Scotland’s best photo spots, your private driver will escort you to Glencoe House. This luxurious 5 star mansion hotel is set in 10 acres of private gardens and combines picturesque tranquillity with outstanding service.
Glenfinnan Viaduct, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle
Accommodation: Kinloch Lodge
After a leisurely breakfast your private driver will escort you to Glenfinnan Viaduct view point. Glenfinnan Viaduct is set 100 foot off the ground and the Jacobite steam train hurdles over the viaduct from Fort William and Mallaig. Glenfinnan Viaduct famously featured in the second and third Harry Potter films. The Hogwarts Express making stops at Glenfinnan in both these iconic movies.
Your driver will then take you north east to Drumnadrochit where you will weave round Loch Ness. Make sure you have your camera at the ready in case the legendary Loch Ness Monster makes an appearance. The crystal clear waters and picturesque views makes for a great photo opportunity.
You will then visit Urquhart Castle which is perched over the banks of Loch Ness. Urquhart Castle is one of the greatest ruins in the highlands and spans back over a 1000 years. Enjoy a glimpse into medieval life and enjoy panoramic views over Loch Ness. You will continue west until you reach Eilean Donan Castle. Eilean Donan Castle is one of the country’s most famous castles. The castle is idyllically placed where three sea lochs meet and is surrounded by glorious scenery.
After a long day touring your private driver will take you across the Isle of Skye bridge to Kinloch Lodge. Kinloch Lodge is based at the south of the Isle of Skye and is a luxurious family run 5 star hotel. Based on the shores of Loch-Na-Dal, Kinloch Lodge is surrounded by the unbeatable Skye scenery and is revered for providing guests with a great service.
Isle of Skye
Accommodation: Cuillin Hills Hotel
After a relaxing breakfast at Kinloch Lodge you will embark on a tour of the Isle Of Skye.
The first stop of the day will be at the Fairy Pools. Filled with glistening water from the Cuillin Hills, these sculpted rock pools attract thousands of visitors a year. Make sure you have your camera at the ready, it does not get much more scenic than this.
You will then be escorted to Talisker Distillery. Talisker was the first distillery to be opened on Isle Of Skye. Set on the shores of Loch Harport, Talisker has panoramic views of the Cullins Hills. You will receive a guided tour where you will learn about the distilleries rich past. At the end of the tour you will be able to try this full-bodied single malt whisky.
For lunch we recommend the incredibly romantic Loch Bay Inn. Loch Bay Restaurant is a contemporary Scottish restaurant with classic French influences, also boasting one Michelin star. After lunch you will continue your tour of Skye and the next stop will be Dunvegan Castle. Dunvegan Castle is perfectly placed on a rock overlooking a picturesque loch and has been home to the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. You will enjoy a tour of the castle and there is plenty of great photo opportunities.
You will weave round the north of Skye to Totternish Peninsula. You will visit the Old Man of Storr. Famous for its magnificent scenery and views, the Old Man of Storr is a popular hotspot for hikers, hill walkers and photographers. After a long day touring you will be taken to Cullin Hills Hotel in the quaint town of Portree. Overlooking Portree Bay, this hotel is situated in 15 acres of manicured grounds and offers fine dining with exceptional service.
Applecross, Torridon, Gairloch, Inverness
Accommodation: Ness Walk Hotel
After a luxurious breakfast your private driver will take you north to Strathcarron, where you will visit Applecross Photographic Gallery. Obscurely situated in a disused phone box the gallery hosts an exceptional collection of wildlife and landscape photography. With breath taking views over Scalpay and the Isles Of Ramsay this is a most stop for the avid photographer.
You will continue your journey north to The Torridon Hotel. This luxury 5 star hotel is situated in 58 acres of rolling Scottish countryside and makes the perfect destination for a well-earned lunch stop. You will then venture further north to Gairloch & Gairloch Beach. The secluded beach is surrounded by hills and rugged moorland. The sandy shoreline looks out to a beautiful view of Scottish islands and makes a fantastic photo stop.
After a long day of exciting photo stops you will continue north until you reach Ness Walk Hotel, your accommodation for the evening in Inverness. Ness Walk Hotel opened in 2019 and is nestled on the banks of the River Ness. The hotel provides a luxury 5 star service and incredible fine dining options.
Stirling, South Queensferry, Edinburgh
Accommodation: Balmoral Hotel
On Day 6 you will travel south to the capital city of Edinburgh.
En-route you will have some truly stunning photo opportunities. Passing through the cairngorms your first stop will be the historic city of Stirling.
Here you will visit Stirling castle and the Wallace Monument.
Before arriving in to Edinburgh, you will make a quick stop at South Queensferry.
Upon arrival in to Edinburgh you will be dropped off at your 5 Star accommodation for this evening, The Balmoral Hotel & Spa.
Accommodation: Balmoral Hotel
Guided Photography Day Tour.
As you awake in the luxury of The Balmoral in Edinburgh, Scotland’s Capital City.
Your driver, alongside your professional photographer will take you round various locations, allowing you time to explore and capture great photography:
These stunning locations will include:
– Grassmarket & Victoria St – Edinburgh Castle – Royal Mile & St Giles
– Ross Fountain & Princess Street Gardens – Scott Monument
– Holyrood House
– Calton Hill – Blackford Hill
On this day your driver will transport you to Edinburgh International airport at your desired time and bid you a fond farewell.