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American Eastern Seaboard Icons Photography Tour

Washington DC to Niagara Falls, New York: Also includes Baltimore, New York, Lighthouses, Fall Foliage and Syracuse

 

  September 28th to October 9th, 2021

  11 nights/12 inclusive days  |  Maximum of 7 participants, and a minimum of 3 participants

  $5,249 USD per person  |  Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

  The deposit for this photography tour is $300. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here

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  Gateway airport: Washington, Dulles [IAD]
  Departure airport: Buffalo-Niagara [BUF]
  Arrival window: For a variety of travel related reasons, arriving one day early is recommended
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This photo tour has sufficient enrollments, and is a 'go'. However, do please consult with us prior to arranging your travel for the trip!  4 places have been filled, and 3 places are available at this time
  Updated: Thursday the 16th of September, 2021
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Photography Tour Overview:
From Washington DC to Niagara Falls via Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Portland Head lighthouse, New Hampshire and Vermont fall foliage and Syracuse . . . a grass roots photography trip of the American eastern seaboard. Photography locations will include Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, harbors, lighthouses and fall color as we make our way to Niagara Falls. Along the way there will be many additional photo ops and historical perspectives in the region where modern American history began. As with all of our photography tours, early and late shooting is scheduled for each day.

 


Our itinerary . . .
But first things first! We suggest that you set your camera's clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour field notes.

Days 1 + 2  |  Washington DC and environs
We'll kick off our Eastern Seaboard Icons photography tour at 9 am, and head out to photograph a cluster of iconic buildings and monuments that represent over two centuries America's history. Most of the images will be accessed on foot, but we'll take our time, especially as our exploration of the city's icons and region will be split over two days. Washington icons include Arlington cemetery, the National Mall, Capitol Building, Jefferson Memorial, the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Washington Monument along with twilight photography if you have the energy. A side trip to George Washington's Mount Vernon is also on the schedule.
Washington DC, 2 nights

Day 3  |  Washington DC to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
After concluding our photography in the nation's capital we'll make our way to Baltimore's inner harbor for the USS Constellation tall ship, and city skyline images. On to Philadelphia and Independence National Historical Park where the Liberty Bell is preserved. Nearby is the iconic Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted in the late 18th century. Twilight photography and more.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 night

Days 4 + 5  |  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Manhattan, New York
More of Philadelphia including the city skyline, prior to heading northwards. We'll make stops during the day, then on to New York for hotel check-in. Included during our stay are the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges with a New York city backdrop, plus an East River Hudson River boat cruise for a myriad of iconic New York images. Twilight photography around the bridges is also on our schedule.
Manhattan Financial District, New York, 2 nights

Day 6  |  Manhattan, New York, to Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine
More of New York at first light to start our day, then off to Maine for a variety of photo stops including Rockport, Massachusetts, and the Nubble lighthouse at Cape Neddick as we make our way to our overnight stop south of Portland, Maine.
Near Portland Head lighthouse, Maine, 1 night

Days 7 + 8  |  Portland Head lighthouse, Maine, to Woodstock, Vermont
After shooting the dawn sunrise at the Portland head lighthouse we'll head inland for a potpourri of images as the fall foliage begins to dominate the latter half of the trip. On through New Hampshire for classic and colorful images in the White Mountains. We then cross the Connecticut River into Vermont, and on to Woodstock, Vermont, for a two night stay.
On day 8 we'll start with dawn shooting at Jenne Farm and a sugar shack with the remainder of the day taken up with shooting covered bridges, classic red barn scenes, and rustic Vermont villages.
White River Junction, Vermont, 2 nights

Day 9  |  Woodstock, Vermont, to Syracuse, New York
You can expect some fabulous fall color as we make a variety of stops on our way to Syracuse. Late light photography around Clinton Square Park in Syracuse is scheduled for tonight.
Syracuse, New York, 1 night

Days 10 + 11  |  Syracuse, New York, to Niagara Falls, New York
We'll make detours for images as we make our way to Niagara Falls, and once we are checked into our hotel we'll make the first of several visits to the famed falls. Today and on day 11 we'll shoot both the United States and Canadian sides of the waterfalls - Journey Behind the Falls included - with long exposures being highly recommended when photographing early and late. The included dinner on the last night of our photography tour will feature an 'It's You!' presentation of clients in action by John.
Near Niagara Falls, New York, 2 nights

Day 12  |  Departure day from Buffalo, New York [BUF]
As there isn't any photography scheduled for the day of departure, your flight home can be arranged for any time today.

Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours

 

 


Enhancing Your Photography Skills

Describing the assistance you'll receive on one of our photography tours takes more than a few words, so for greater detail please go here.

Exertion level: This photography tour is classified as 'non strenuous' to 'moderately strenuous'
A majority of images are found in close proximity to our vehicle when not in a city

City walks, especially in Washington DC and New York are mostly on level ground.

Distances might tire you, so to compensate we take short breaks, plus longer breaks at our hotel as light and weather dictate

Stairs will be encountered in urban environments, and at Niagara Falls. Using stairs at the latter location is optional as there are ample photo ops from 'rim level'


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Our international clients may need to contact the embassy of their intended destination in their own country for a visa. Go here or here

 

Niagara Falls from the Canadian side
For a different perspective of Niagara we have scheduled at least one trip into Canada. For this you will need your passport. Make a note!


 


Photography Tour Cost, Deposit, Cancellation Policy and Enrollment Guidance

Trip Cost: $5,249 USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy

Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

The deposit for this photography tour is $300. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here

Cancellation policy: Go here

Enrollment guidance: Go here


 


Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .

  • Photography instruction throughout the trip by John

  • All accommodations with private facilities [en-suite]

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch on day one of the trip

  • Dinner on the last night of the trip

  • On-vehicle snacks and bottled water

  • All ground transportation

  • Airport pick-up on day 1, and drop-off on departure day. Arrival prior to day 1 is not included

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed below under ‘Admissions Included’

  • Following the trip, field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, and a disc containing images of clients 'in action' on the trip

Not Included in the Trip Cost: The costs for these items are the responsibility of each participant . . .

  • Airfare

  • Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport and return

  • Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the tour’s inclusive dates

  • Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation

  • Lunches and dinners except for lunch on day one of the trip, and dinner on the last night of the trip

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary

  • Baggage fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry et cetera

  • Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone

  • Travel insurance

  • Passport or visa expenses

  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable

Admissions Included in the Trip Cost:

  • Washington DC, and New York metro/subway/water taxi transportation is included in the trip fees should they be needed

  • A New York harbor cruise is included in the trip fees

  • Any locations we take you to on the trip - such as State Parks et cetera - are included in the trip fees

  • Journey Behind the Falls admission at Niagara Falls, plus any additional fees associated with Niagara Falls State Park

  • Any other admissions such as museums, or a Maid of the Mist boat tour are optional and not included

 

 
 

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