Picture this – a tour of Ireland or Scotland focused on getting the best photos of breathtaking scenery, magnificent castles, and natural wonders. Professional photographers will help you take the photos of a lifetime.

Escorted Coach Tours featuring Special Access Backstage

Why choose a CIE Tours “Special Access Photography” vacation? Because we’ll help you take most memorable photos of Ireland or Scotland.

  • Meet and learn from a celebrated landscape photographer.
  • Travel with a professional photographer who will provide tips and tricks for getting the best photos along the way.
  • Discover amazing photo opportunities in Ireland and Scotland.
  • Whether your camera of choice is your phone or a professional DSLR, you will learn to take magnificent pictures during your tour.

Our travel experts are on-call to help you decide which tour is right for you.

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Irish Supreme: Special Access Photography
10 Day Tour
Photo opportunities abound on Irish Supreme Special Access Photography tour. Our most luxurious tour with overnight stays at renowned Dromoland and Ashford Castles and other 5-star properties. In addition to the photography “extras”, daily sightseeing reveals the best of southern Ireland’s beauty and you will be pampered with many special visits and exclusive dining experiences at gourmet restaurants.
2017 Departures: June 30, Aug 18, Sept 22                                   US $5354

Irish Classic: Special Access Photography

12 or 13 Day Tour
This “classic” itinerary covers all the essential parts of Ireland as well as some unique features. Visit the breathtaking natural wonder that is Giant’s Causeway – legend has it the columns are actually the remains of a causeway built by a giant. Capture scenes of a traditional Irish farm life as a farmer and his working dogs control a flock of sheep. Other photo ops include scenic seascapes, a cruise on Killary Fjord, St. Patrick’s Burial Place, Titanic Belfast, Bunratty Castle Banquet.
2017 Departures  12 Day     June 1, Sept 2                                     US $3145

2017 Departures 13 Day      June 1, Sept 2                                     US $3368


Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way: Special Access Photography

9 or 13 Day Tour
Discover amazing photo opportunities each day — from the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula, once described by the National Geographic Traveler as “the most beautiful place on earth” to the breathtaking natural wonder that is Giant’s Causeway. Other highlights include Cliffs of Moher, Achill Island and magnificent castles.
2017 Departures  9 Day       May 8, Aug 14, Sept 25                      US $2234

2017 Departures 13 Day      May 8, Aug 14, Sept 25                      US $3048


Scottish Isles & Glens: Special Access Photography

12 or 13 Day Tour
Experience the “real Scotland” as you journey off the beaten track to explore the northernmost part of the Highlands. Discover the lush, sub-tropical-style oasis that is Inverewe Gardens, one of Scotland’s most popular botanical attractions. Have your camera ready as you cruise Loch Ness. Admire the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Explore the Isles of Arran and Skye and stay two nights in Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney isles.
2017 Departures  12 Day       July 8, Sept 13                                   US $3706

2017 Departures  13 Day       July 20, Sept 14                                 US $3948

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