Norfolk

Norfolk Photography Weekend

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Wildlife
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Leisurely
Activity Level: Leisurely
Trip code: 
SNFK
Way to Travel:
Guided Group
Activity:
Wildlife Holidays
Group size:
6–10
Min age:
16

Improve your photograpy skills in Norfolk with Paul Goldstein

Enjoy a long weekend in Norfolk staying on a private farm with five star facilities within 500 acres of land, with the river Wensum running through the property. Led by Paul Goldstein, this farm has been in his cousin's family for almost 100 years. These photo workshops coincide with spring tides at the wader spectacular at RSPB Snettisham where over 100,000 birds can display. The whole coastline and indeed North Norfolk is photogenic and although this may not be the Masai Mara Conservancies or the Poles it is an extremely enjoyable few days in good company and fantastic venue. 

This photographic workshop has been covered by both the Sunday Times, The Independent and BBC Wildlife films.

Highlights

  • Learn from an award winning wildlife photographer, Paul Goldstein
  • Stay on a private farm with five star facilities

Key information

  • Two nights at Castle Farm
  • Two and a half days of activities
  • Group normally 6-10, plus leader. Min age. 16 yrs
  • Countries visited: United Kingdom, Europe

What's included

  • All meals and soft drinks
  • 5* (Alistair Sawday) en suite accommodation for two nights
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Two days of activities

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplement
  • Visas and vaccinations
Call for general departures:
020 8772 3859
Call for private group trips:
020 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Itinerary

Norfolk
to
Norfolk
  • Day 1

    Arrive at Castle Farm in Norfolk

    Our trip begins at Castle Farm in Norfolk. 

    Please arrive by 12.00 midday to be ready for the afternoon activities on the same day.

    Meals included: Dinner
  • Day 2

    Full day photography activities

    Full day photography activities led by Paul Goldstein.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    More activities; end Norfolk

    We enjoy some more photography activities in the morning. Following late brunch, we say our goodbyes in the afternoon.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Vaccinations

United Kingdom

No vaccinations are obligatory.

Eating and Drinking

All meals and soft drinks are included. If you want to bring your own alcohol, there are plenty of fridges for this. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know at the time of booking. Breakfasts are locally sourced and grown-up size as are dinners.

Is this trip for you?

There will be two early starts and some long days. This trip is not considered to be physically demanding but reasonable fitness level is required. It is a good healthy walk to the birds in Snettisham. This bird spectacular is among the finest avian sights in Europe and less than an hour from the farm. There are also opportunities for some coastal photography as well as other scenic moments in and around the farm. Paul knows this area almost as well as the Masai Mara and will be doing his best to maximise your time in this beautiful area of East Anglia.

If you are unwell or showing any potential signs of illness please do not attend or inform us of your situation once booked if you develop late symptoms.

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3859
Call for private group trips:
020 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Farm

Carricks at Castle Farm is a 5-star award winning guest house, located on the banks of the River Wensum in the parish of Swanton Morley, in an extraordinarily unspoilt area of the mid Wensum Valley. It has been the home of the Carrick family for almost 100 years.

It is a working farm with cattle and a couple of dogs. Covid protocols have been introduced at Castle Farm and there is plenty of space on the estate, two dining rooms to maintain social distancing and 550 acres of space on the farm! All rooms are en suite.

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3859
Call for private group trips:
020 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros  Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros  Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros  Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

Next steps? 

Call our Sales team on: 0203 733 0698

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