Landscape and Photography 2022

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at Edinburgh Airport and be warmly welcomed by your Drumscot Driver who will escort you to your executive vehicle.

Drive west and across the Firth of Forth to the narrow cobbled streets and stepped gable houses of Culross, an immaculately preserved mining town dating back to 16th and 17th century. From the Mercat Cross and the Palace, to its Gardens and the Abbey, there is a photographic opportunity around every corner. Continue west and pass Stirling Castle, once a Royal Palace of Mary Queen of Scots and where William Wallace and Robert the Bruce played their part in Scotland's dark history. From the lofty heights of the Wallace Monument view the sights of the pivotal battles of Bannock Burn and Stirling Bridge. Continue west through the mountainous splendour of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Stay at Suie Hunting Lodge, formerly the shooting lodge of the Suie Estate and now an atmospheric boutique hotel in the north of the Park. Drive time is approximately 1 hour 30 min.

David Russell, photographer

Day 2

Drive across the vast wilderness of Rannoch Moor to the iconic Glencoe, world famous for its dramatic scenery and dynamic light, not to mention site of the notorious massacre of Clan Macdonald at the hands of Clan Campbell. Take a 4 x 4 into the heart of the glen and spend the day with the expert guidance of a local photographer to capture images that will stay with you for a lifetime. Continue west and take a short ferry across Loch Linnhe to the secluded Ardnamurchan Peninsula and stay at Achnacriche, a charming bed and breakfast on the western tip of the peninsula with spectacular views over the Sound of Mull. Drive time is approximately 2 hours 45 min.

Day 3

Explore the isolated wilds of the peninsula by sea kayak. Your local guide will help you explore shorelines, on and off the water, tailoring your day to your speed and abilities. Enjoy a lunch of fresh, locally‑sourced ingredients and plenty of time to relax, create memories and a chance to spot some of the local wildlife including otters, seals and white tailed eagles. Take a private tour of the Nc'Nean Distillery on the Estate and learn how they use the best ingredients Scotland has to offer to create a spirit that’s fruity, smooth and easy to drink and mix. Believed to be the first organic whisky distillery in Scotland, its stills are powered with woodchip from a local forest and all by-products are used on the farm as feed or fertiliser.

Karl Griffin, photographer

Day 4

Travel through the arresting scenery of Ardnamarchan to Fort William and the towering Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain. Take the Nevis Range gondola cable car system to 650 m up the Range and walk out to the Sgùrr Finnisg-aig viewpoint for panoramic views over Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil, across the Great Glen and Glen Spean. Follow the Great Glen to the mighty Loch Ness and take the road less travelled along the unspoilt south shore of the Loch with stunning views at every turn. Stay at the stylish Foyers Lodge for some superlative Highland hospitality and transcendent views over the Loch no matter the weather. Drive time is approximately 3 hours.

Day 5

Drive east to the Cairngorm National Park with its ancient Caledonian pine forests, lochs and the most extensive range of high mountains in the UK. Spend the day on a private photography workshop with a local landscape photographer and guide. With their expert tuition tailored to your level and a vast array of different landscapes within the Park to choose from, how the day unravels is up to you. It could be spent wandering along the gentle paths round the shore of Loch an Eilein or among the tundra-like peaks and plateaus of Cairn Gorm Mountain. Stay at Firhall, a superlative B&B in the charming Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 30 min.

Day 6

Follow the Snow Roads, a 90-mile route which traverses the Cairngorms, the highest public road in Britain which takes you through some of the most outstanding landscapes. Stop off at The Still Art Installation overlooking Tomintoul, one of three installations on the Snow Roads designed to entice you to discover new perspectives on stunning viewpoints. Another is The Watchers Art Installation and A Moment in Time by the stark isolation of Corgarff Castle and the third is the Connecting Contours Art Installation with dramatic views to the South of the Devil’s Elbow which acts as a ‘theatre of the landscape’ and a place to sit, pause and take in the striking views as they change in the Scottish light. Continue to the Perthshire town of Blairgowrie and stay at Ivybank Lodge, a Victorian guest house set within an acre of mature gardens. Drive time is approximately 2 hours 20 min.

Day 7

Return to Edinburgh Airport. Drive time is approximately one hour.

Depart Homeward Bound.

Farewell to Scotland!

COST PER PERSON based on 4 people travelling: £3085 UK POUNDS
(approx $4319 USD based on £1 = $1.4 USD)

What’s included:

  • 6 nights accommodation sharing double room and full Scottish Breakfast
  • Dinner on Days 2 and 3
  • Ferry across Loch Linnhe to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula
  • Chauffer Driven Transportation throughout

What’s not included:

  • Flights
  • Airport transfer on day of departure
  • Dinners on Day 1, 4, 5 and 6
  • Lunches
  • Admissions (relatively small costs) to Whisky Distilleries etc for ease of flexibility of the tour

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