A private photo tour that includes the UNESCO World Heritage City’s most iconic locations. Perfect for new visitors to Bath.
About the Classic Bath Photo Tour
The Classic Bath Photo tour is our original photo tour of Bath. On this private three-hour walking tour, you can explore Bath, learn photography, and take great photos. The tour has been designed especially for photographers. It is suitable for both experienced photographers and absolute beginners.
Many people consider Bath the most beautiful city in the UK. In fact, it is the only entire UK city to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the spectacular Gothic arches of the Abbey, to the ancient mystery of the Roman Baths, to the refined elegance of the Royal Crescent, Bath has an abundance of opportunities for photographers.
On your tour you’ll learn about the fascinating history behind Bath’s architectural masterpieces. And we will also visit some photogenic locations only the locals know.
Tour routes vary according to the time of day, the season, the light and the weather, so no two tours are exactly the same. Note that we don’t normally include the Roman Baths on the tour, but if you’d like us to do just let us know.
Your guide can help you get the most out of your camera, whether it is a smartphone, a point-and-shoot, or a high-end DSLR. Your tour can include as much or as little instruction as you wish. Possible topics include the basics of composition and color, using aperture and shutter speed priority modes, exposure compensation, tips for architectural photography, off-camera flash, etc. It’s up to you.
Please see our TripAdvisor page for photos and reviews from people who have been on the tour.
- Three-hour private walking tour of Bath
- Photography advice and tuition
- Optional short break for tea/coffee and photo review
How to Book
Our private tours are by reservation only Monday to Saturday. Tours cost £99 for the first person, then £29 per additional person. We accept payment by PayPal.Click here to book
Please get in touch to arrange a tour time. All our tours can be customized, so just let us know if you have a particular type of location or photography in mind. The tour often starts outside Bath Abbey, but we can also meet at other locations, such as the train station or hotels in central Bath.
Would you like to give a tour as a gift? Please see here for details. We will send you a unique code which the recipient(s) can use to book a tour any time up to one year after payment.
Tours are led by Tony McNicol who grew up in Bath and has spent 15 years working in the UK and Japan as a photojournalist and travel photographer. His photos have been published in media such as the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Wired Magazine and National Geographic News.
In addition to countless hours spent roaming and photographing the streets and hills of Bath, he has worked on assignment photographing everything from Arctic ice-flows to Tibetan bee farmers to sumo wrestlers training.
This was an amazing outstanding experience, for my fiancée and I. We had such an brilliant day spent taking many photographs, learning some tips and hints behind the perfect photo, and getting know the history behind the City of Bath. – Julian, England
Having lived near Bath for over 20 years it was lovely to spend some time with friends and Tony wandering around Bath and finding different places to photo. – Fiona, UK
Yesterday I took a three hour photo tour with Tony around Bath. It was excellent! The best thing is that Tony is able to expertly guide you around the city so that you can focus on taking pictures and not looking at a map! – Kathryn, US