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England and Wales Photography Tour

 

   This photography tour is not currently in the schedule, but can be added by request

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May or June, Year TBD

14 nights/15 inclusive days  |  Limited to 7 participants

$TBD USD per person | Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

The deposit for this photography tour is $300. Pay a deposit, or your full trip balance here

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Gateway airport: London, England [LHR]
Arrival window: Arriving one day early is always recommended
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Welsh photo gallery
England photo gallery
Map of overnight locations
The tour cost, fine details, and enrollment are here

7 places are available at this time
Web page updated: Tuesday the 17th of October, 2017

The trip will run with additional participants, with our group limit not essential
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Photography Tour Overview:   Experience the best of England and Wales with an English Guide the Cotswolds, north Wales, the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and Stonehenge etcetera. Most folk know 'enough' about England, and it is often thought, quite wrongly, that Wales is part of England, but is just as distinct in its culture as Ireland and Scotland . . . perhaps even more so. It is a small compact country with a great variety in its terrain that ranges from lush farmlands, and spectacular coastline to the rugged peaks of Snowdonia. We'll experience Welsh culture in the form of a farm visit, the lyrical language, and more plus the charms that England has to offer.

 

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 Stones and Stonehenge
We'll gather at our Heathrow hotel mid-morning, and then head west on the M4 and then turn south into the 'green and pleasant' English landscape where we can slow down for our first picture opportunities. English villages are notoriously charming and the day's highlight will be Avebury which was built among giant standing stones. On to Salisbury in Wiltshire for some rest after long flights, with Stonehenge in the late light on the menu following dinner. The stones as a circle date to around 4,000 years old, and were shipped there from south Wales.
Near Stonehenge, 1 night

Days 2, 3 + 4  |  Lacock, Castle Combe and the Cotswolds
We’ll take a second look at Stonehenge at dawn prior to departing for the Cotswolds. First though we'll point cameras at Salisbury Cathedral, and on to a pair of classic English villages, Lacock and Castle Combe. On to the Cotswolds region in central England for a three-night sojourn amid the warm stoned, rose-clad cottages.
Days 2 and 3  will find us shooting around the pretty Cotswold stone villages of the Slaughters, Bibury, Minster Lovell and Coln St. Dennis . . . thatches and charm abounding.
The Cotswolds, 3 nights

Days 5, 6 + 7  |  Warwick and Snowdonia National Park, Wales
After finishing our photography in the Cotswolds we'll go via Warwick into Wales where I once lived and worked as a Photographer. There will be many a stop for an intimate landscape composition dotted with sheep and weather-worn Oaks, hedgerows and stone walls, then on to our 4 night home in Snowdonia National Park.
On days 6 and 7 we'll take loop trips to include Cricieth, Caernarfon, Harlech and Conway castles, the Lleyn Peninsula, Llanberis Pass, the Isle of Anglesey via Telford's suspension bridge to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwrndrobyllllantysiliogogogoch, and a Welsh sheep farm. The Welsh language is strong in the north, and you'll likely to hear me speaking it with the locals . . . it comes in handy for creating photo opportunities too!
North Wales, 3 nights

Days 8, 9 + 10  |  The Lake District, England
The ruggedness of Snowdonia gives way to the green, rolling Clwydian Hills today as rock gives way to moorland, and castle gives way to Llangollen with its steam trains and story book landscape.
Then on to the Lake District in Cumbria. The 'Lakes' are the most naturally photogenic area in England and we'll explore it all from our 3 night base. Loop trips will take us to Derwentwater; Ashness Bridge; Buttermere; Langdale; Castlerigg stone circle and Grasmere, where Wordsworth "wandered lonely as a cloud". The "host of golden daffodils" will be gone at this time, but the likes of Bluebell will handsomely take up the slack. Sunrise photography in the Lake District is among the best, and consequently we'll be out early and late in search of the best light.
Lake District, 3 nights

Days 11, 12 + 13  |  The Yorkshire Dales, England
Following sunrise, we'll 'mop-up' in the Lake District and take a slow drive throughout the day exploring lesser traveled roads which will eventually carry us in the Yorkshire Dales. The Dales were brought to the world's attention by James Herriot's books, and you'll see why he so loved the green and gray patchwork of stone barns, drystone walls and rolling hillsides.
Days 12 and 13 will include a farm visit and Dales vistas smattered with northern English character, sheep and thick Yorkshire accents. As this is Herriot country we'll explore the book and TV scenes of Langthwaite, Askrigg and the remote Walden Beck.
Yorkshire Dales, 3 nights

Day 14  |  Fountains Abbey and one last English village
We go south today, but we're far from done as our morning to early afternoon destination will be the historic Fountains Abbey. Then on the fast-track south to Heathrow via a detour to one last picturesque English village 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
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: $TBD 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. Pay a deposit, or your full trip balance here

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 ‘Admissions Included’

  • 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 tour’s 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:

  • Stonehenge

  • Harlech Castle

  • Any other admissions 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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