Edinburgh Photography Tours & Workshops

Welcome to Edinburgh Photography Tours

(Edinburgh Castle in Autumn/Fall)

Edinburgh Photography Tours were established in 2010 and have been consistently voted the number one ranked photography tour in all of Europe by TripAdvisor’s discerning travellers for the last eight years straight CLICK HERE TO READ OUR REVIEWS

We are also ranked as NUMBER ONE of ALL SIGHTSEEING Tours in Edinburgh by USA TODAY. As 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 Castle, viewed from the east end of Princes Street)

A native of Edinburgh, James Christie (over 35 years’ experience as a professional photographer), is your tour guide. If you have a camera that can shoot in manual mode, James will teach you how to master your camera and how to compose professional quality images during the tour. You do not need an expensive DSLR camera to take fantastic photographs and we absolutely cater to those with bridge cameras, compact cameras and smart phones. Our tour is really two for the price of one – a photography lesson from an industry expert and a fabulous tour of Edinburgh’s Historic Old Town. The tour is, generally, a four to five hour walk around the Old Town, so please be sure to wear comfortable shoes. We have a comfort stop (bio-break) half way through the tour and while we don’t stop for food or drink, if you feel you may need to, please feel free to bring food that you can consume on the go! You will photograph The National Monument of Scotland, The Nelson Monument, Robert Burns Memorial, Queen Mary’s Bath House, The Scottish Parliament, many attractions on the Royal Mile and of course the splendid Edinburgh Castle among other things while on tour with James Christie.

(Magnificent view of Edinburgh’s cityscape)

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

The tours start at 10am daily (Monday – Sunday) and last approximately 4 to 6 hours. It is a walking tour and the pace is dictated by the group itself. Edinburgh does have hills and steps, therefore we recommend wearing comfortable walking footwear. The cost of the tour is £65 per participant (Price is the same for non-photographers, however, a camera can be made available at no extra charge, if required), with a maximum of 10 people per tour, or a four hour Private Tour can be booked for £500, for a maximum of 10 people (Please e-mail James for further details). To book your place on one of our tours please use the booking system below or email uk.jameschristie@gmail.com or call James directly on +44 (0) 779 533 7778

We have two other exciting Photography Tours to offer you:

Outlander Photography Tours – photograph all the locations from Claire and Jamie’s Scotland CLICK THIS TEXT

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

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

  • Tours operate in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.

    Bring your own drink, snack & camera.

    For SatNav our post code is EH1 3BJ

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.