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England, UK, Photography Tour, Spring

Includes a permit to the Stonehenge circle of stones outside of public admission times

 


May dates TBD, 2017

14 nights/15 inclusive days  |  Limited to 6 participants

$5,353 USD per person  |  Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

The deposit for this photography tour is $300

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Gateway airport: London Heathrow [LHR]
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Photography Tour Overview: Experience the true essence of Englandís photographic diversity with an English born Photographer in Cornwall, the Cotswolds, the Yorkshire Dales, and the Lake District . . . plus many locations in-between. Join us and point your camera at the mixture of ancient and modern contrasts, plus the landscape mosaics of hedgerow, stone wall, patchwork fields and mountain ranges. Stonehenge access is via an after-hours permit, plus you'll shoot the oh so English thatched cottages, stone circles, tin mines - 'Poldark', 'James Herriot', 'Downton Abbey', Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, BrontŽ sisters, Shakespeare and Jane Austen scenes included - plus a thundering old steam train etcetera. Added to all of this there will be plenty more to shoot on winding country lanes that we often take between our scheduled stops. We invite you to join our small group on our next England photo tour.

Our itinerary . . .

Just a moment, first things first! We suggest that you set your camera clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour field notes.

Day 1  |  Avebury Standing Stones and Stonehenge
Our group will meet in the lobby of our gateway hotel near Heathrow airport at 10 am, and head westwards on the M4 motorway. Then southwards into a 'green and pleasant' English landscape where we can slow down for our first images, usually of bright yellow canola. English villages are notoriously charming and the day's highlight will be Avebury which was built among standing stones. On to our accommodations via a collection of English country scenes. Stonehenge is scheduled for the sunset on day 1, or the sunrise hour on day 2 depending upon the availability of the permits.
Note: If you're the complete Stonehenge fanatic, our photo tour of Wales includes a visit to the location scientifically proven a few years ago as being the origin of Stonehenge's 'blue stones'.
Near Stonehenge, 1 night

Days 2, 3 + 4  |  Devon and Cornwall
Quaint villages near Amesbury are on the morning menu, as is the Gothic Salisbury Cathedral. Then off to Cornwall via the cobblestone and thatch of Gold Hill in Shaftsbury . . . an English classic. On to our central Cornwall accommodations for a 3 night stay.
Days 3 and 4: A loop of the Land's End peninsula including several picturesque coastal communities, St. Michaelís Mount and tin mines that are 'Poldark' locations. We'll also make an easterly exploration concluding at Mevagissey. Both days include photo stops that are too many to mention in this brochure!
Cornwall, 3 nights

Days 5, 6 + 7  |  The Cotswolds
We leave the quaint coastal scenes behind today and head for the county of Somerset. There we'll take in Glastonbury Abbey and Wells Cathedral before continuing north to our new home in Cotswold stone country.
Days 6 and 7 will find us shooting around the very best Cotswold stone villages, with thatches and 'country lane charm' in abundance. We'll also amble around the village where scenes from 'Downton Abbey' were filmed in abundance . . . but not the abbey itself which is actually Highclere castle.
The Cotswolds, 3 nights

Days 8, 9 + 10  |  The Yorkshire Dales
Going north today via more Cotswold scenes we'll detour for Shakespeare scenes, and take time to compose the classic Warwick Castle shot before heading for Yorkshire. On to our new home in the depths of the Yorkshire Dales where a green and gray patchwork of stone barns, drystone walls and rolling hillsides await. As we head north we'll detour for a Jane Austen location.
Days 9 and 10 will bring a farm visit and Dales vistas smattered with northern English character, sheep and thick Yorkshire accents. This is James Herriot the veterinarian country, and we'll explore many Dales book and TV scenes during our two full days.
The Yorkshire Dales, 3 nights

Days 11, 12 + 13  |  The Lake District
We'll take in more Yorkshire Dale scenes this morning, and travel via Fountains Abbey and the BrontŽ Parsonage Museum as we make our way to the Lake District in Cumbria. The 'Lakes' are the most naturally photogenic area in England and we'll explore it all from our central three night base. Loop trips will see us taking in the southern lake section, plus a northern jaunt to include a stone circle, lakes, and an ancient bridge. Sunrise photography in the Lake District is often blessed with fog, and we'll be out early and late at the water's edge for the best light. The Lake district was Beatrix Potter's home, and the inspiration for Wordsworth who "Wandered lonely as a cloud".
The Lake District, 3 nights

Day 14  |  Lake District to Heathrow
We'll 'mop-up' in the Lake District this morning, We'll then journey on to our Heathrow hotel via a grand Jane Austen location. The included dinner on the last night of our photography tour will feature an 'It's You!' presentation of clients in action by John.
Near Heathrow airport, 1 night

Day 15  |  Departure day
As there is no photography scheduled for the day of departure, your flight home can be arranged for any time today.


Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours

 
 
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Exertion level: This photography tour is classified as 'non strenuous' to 'mildly strenuous'

A majority of images are found in close proximity to our vehicle

There are some short, cliff-side walks in a number of Cornish coastal areas

In every other respect this photography tour is considered non-strenuous to mildly strenuous

 

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Photography Tour Cost, the Fine Details and Enrollment

Trip Cost: $5,353 USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy

Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

The deposit for this photography tour is $300

 

Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .

  • Photography instruction throughout the trip by John

  • All accommodations with private facilities [ensuite]

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch on day one of the trip

  • Dinner on the last night of the trip

  • On-vehicle snacks and bottled water

  • All ground transportation

  • Airport pick-up on day 1, and drop-off on departure day. Arrival prior to day 1 is not included

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed below under ĎAdmissions Includedí

  • Following the trip, field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, and a disc containing images of clients 'in action' on the trip

Not Included in the Trip Cost: The costs for these items are the responsibility of each participant . . .

  • Airfare

  • Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport and return

  • Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the tourís inclusive dates

  • Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation

  • Lunches and dinners except for lunch on day one of the trip, and dinner on the last night of the trip

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary

  • Baggage fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry etcetera

  • Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone

  • Travel insurance

  • Passport or visa expenses

  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable

Admissions Included in the Trip Cost:

  • A sunrise or sunset-timed special permit at Stonehenge

  • Glastonbury Abbey

  • Fountains Abbey

  • Any other admissions such as St. Michaelís Mount and Warwick Castle are optional and not included

  • You will of course have free reign to photograph the exterior of locations not included, and if time permits, to enter at your own expense.

 

 

                            

 

 

 


 
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