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Explore Orkney Tours

Unit 3 | Finstown, KW17 2EN, Scotland
+44 01856 761159
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Ranked #8 of 18 activities in Mainland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Stuart, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Booked another private tour while on the Ruby Princess. The Orkney Islands were fascinating. Orkney and Edinburgh were our favorite ports and tours. Susan was the perfect guide since she's an Orcadian! Three ships in port the day we were there and she "magically" managed to get our group to all the major sites with very little competition from other... More

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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Back in January I booked a tour with this company, to take place on 12 June. I was assured in writing that my booking had been entered in Susan's diary, and that she would contact me closer to the date to provide further details of meeting time and place, and payment options. I thought it was all confirmed. I emailed... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My mother and I recently went with Susan on the Megaliths and Mysteries Tour and we were both blown away by Orkney and by this fantastic tour. Susan was just wonderful. She was knowledgeable, warm, friendly and very helpful. Her local knowledge really added to the experience and we loved that she never rushed us and gave us time to... More

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Macklin SK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We were fortunate enough to book with Explore Orkney Tours in May 2013. Although a ferry breakdown brought us to the tour at an inconvenient time, Trevor and his family made sure we were still able to see all the sights. Trevor treated us to a lovely lunch visit and was a patient guide, answering all our questions. He made... More

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I took the Megaliths and Mysteries tour in May. The tour did start out a little rocky but this was due to miscommunication, and it was sorted out the morning of the tour when Susan called me apologizing and explaining where to meet. Susan was my guide and I was the only one on the tour which was wonderful. Susan... More

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Seven Hills, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We took the Magaliths and Mysteries tour last week. Trevor are guide was extraordinarily knowledgable and interesting while he took us around some of the most ancient of sights. We came away with great knowledge about the early settlements on Orkney. Wonderful experience.

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Boca Raton
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Our ship docked in Kirkwall and we disembarked to find Trevor our guide with "Explore Orkney Tours" already waiting for us with his Landrover Defender!!!! Having lived in Orkney all his life he was an encyclopedia of information about the Neolithic monuments, now World Heritage Sites, that we were about to visit on our Megaliths and Mysteries tour!!! Our lunch... More

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Kittery, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We took a 6 hour tour with Trevor for £89 and had a great time. Trevor explained each site, including when it was discovered and excavated, as well as how the site was used 5,000 years ago. Since we were staying in Kirkwall, it was also a great way to see the countryside without renting a car. Lunch was included,... More

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South Dakota
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126 reviews 126 reviews
49 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My husband and I shared the Megaliths and Mysteries tour - Trevor was our guide - he met us at the front door of our hotel, lunch at a great little lodge was included and we spent the day seeing Orkney. It was just unforgettable! Form the Standing Stones, the ancient dwellings, the landscape and countryside - Trevor was knowledgeable,... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

As we had limited time on Orkney yet wanted to see lots of historical sites, we decided to sign up for the Megaliths and Mysteries tour. As a former travel agent, I have encountered some horrid tour companies but Explore Orkney was excellent. They worked with us to make sure we could make the tour. The tour group was small,... More

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