Edinburgh Photography Tours & Workshops

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Edinburgh Photography Tours

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Established in 2010, Edinburgh Photography Tours have consistently been rated as the number one photography tour in Europe! We currently have 925 reviews on TripAdvisor.


We are ranked as Number One of all sightseeing tours in Edinburgh by USA TODAY See the recommendation  and are featured and recommended in The Telegraph Newspaper, read the review here.

Edinburgh Photography Tours have been nominated for the 2018 European Travel & Hospitality Awards

Edinburgh Photography Tours. Learn how to shoot in manual mode on this photography course

Our Photography Tour of Edinburgh is lead by world renowned photographer, James Christie. A native of Edinburgh but spent 12 years in London and 15 years in Los Angeles before returning to Edinburgh in 2004. The tour is a walking tour of Edinburgh’s Historic Old Town and normally lasts 4-5 hours in total.

James’ will teach you how to shoot in manual mode (for the very best photographic results) and (even if your camera doesn’t have manual mode) give you some professional instruction on composition. An historical account will be given at each location visited.

You will photograph The National Monument of Scotland, The Nelson Monument, The Robert Burns Memorial, Queen Mary’s Bath House, The Scottish Parliament Building, Many historic sites on the famed Royal Mile and of course, the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Photography Tours, Edinburgh Castle. Photography Course and sightseeing tour

(Edinburgh Castle, viewed from the east end of Princes Street)

Our tours are aimed at all levels of photographer from absolute beginner to very experienced amateur. James does not use confusing jargon or technical terms, preferring to explain things in a simple to understand manner. James is professional, friendly, patient, polite and encouraging.

The tours run Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, subject to availability, and start at 10am. Edinburgh does have hills and steps, therefore we recommend wearing comfortable footwear. The cost of the tour is £65 per participant, whether they take photographs or not, however, a camera can be provided at no extra cost. A Private tour (which lasts longer) can be booked for £500 for a maximum of 10 people (Please email James for further details).

To book your place on one of our tours, please use the booking system below or email James at uk.jameschristie@gmail.com

Edinburgh City Skyline with Edinburgh Photography Tours. Learn to take better photos

(Magnificent view of Edinburgh’s cityscape)

We have two other exciting Photography Tours to offer you:

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4 Abbeys + A Chapel Photography Tour – Rosslyn Chapel; Melrose Abbey; Scott’s View; Dryburgh Abbey; Jedburgh Abbey and Kelso Abbey click here

Gift Certificates are available and are valid for six months. To purchase a gift certificate, simply send an e-mail to uk.jameschristie@gmail.com

Please Note: If you have a gift certificate and are looking to book a tour, please contact James at uk.jameschristie@gmail.com and please provide your gift certificate number.

Corporate tours and Team Building days are available, for further information please email James: uk.jameschristie@gmail.com

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If you cancel your tour booking(s) it must be done no more than 14 calendar days from the original purchase date, otherwise no refund will be given.