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Orkney Archaeology Tours - Private tours

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Address: Kirkwall, Scotland
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Description: Orkney Archaeology Tours offer all-inclusive small group holidays, private...
Orkney Archaeology Tours offer all-inclusive small group holidays, private tours and day tours led by professional archaeologists who are also accredited green badge Orkney Tourist Guides.
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Orkney: Trip of a Lifetime

My wife and I have just returned from a six day, guided tour of Orkney and there are not enough stars in the rating system to show what a fabulous week it was. Our guide, Caz, was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My wife and I have just returned from a six day, guided tour of Orkney and there are not enough stars in the rating system to show what a fabulous week it was. Our guide, Caz, was a thoroughly professional and engaging host and her detailed knowledge of the sites, history and pre-history of Orkney brought to life the Neolithic,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The week certainly fulfilled our expectations - the itinerary was thoughtfully designed, managed with flawless efficiency and illuminated throughout by formidably well-informed and articulate commentary. The accommodation was very comfortable (the hotel staff were very obliging) and the food generously proportioned, including the tasty lunches of soup, sarnies and cakes. Apart from her impressively extensive historical/archaelogical/local knowledge, our guide, Caz,... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A splendid holiday I would recommend to anyone with an interest in archaeology, history, or just the beautiful Orkney Islands. Crawling into a neolithic tomb, or exploring the astonishing monuments in the landscape of Brodgar and Stenness, are experiences impossible to forget. Visits to places from later times, like the cathedral, or the museum at Scapa Flow, added variety. David,... More 

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New Mexico
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This tour was well organized with a variety of archeological sites. Not all sites were of interest to me, but others in the group seemed to like them. The accommodations were good. Our group of 8 people (strangers) were very compatible and made for a fun time. All meals were included but were not very vegetarian friendly. We had no... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I rarely give five stars as I am critical but Orkney Archaeology Tours deserve six. My wife was a professional archaeologist with a passion for the neolithic period and gives full marks for Caz's professionalism, knowledge and presentation. Caz;s extensive knowledge and enthusiasm made 5000 year old ruins seem alive and her explanations were easy for a layman like my... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had the pleasure of 6 days in the company of Caz in June. My wife and I had never been on a led tour before and were slightly anxious about what it was going to be like to be in the same company for the best part of a week. It was outstanding. This was due to entirely to... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Every aspect of this excellent week has been carefully thought out to provide a fascinating introduction to the archaeology and history of Orkney. David, the guide for our week was an absolute mine of information and filled in 'downtime' while driving between sites with a masterly account of the Orkneysaga. Perhaps the best recommendation Is that my wife, who has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We just finished the 6 day Archeology tour and had a fantastic time. Caz, our tour guide for the week, was very knowledgeable, organized, and experienced. She answered all sorts of questions - not only about the sites, but other tidbits of information about the Orkenys, while we were traveling from site to site. The sites ranged from Neolithic to... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I highly recommend this fantastic tour. Caz our guide shared her extensive archaeological and local knowledge with the group. The tour was well planned with an interesting itinerary and well chosen lunch venues during the day. I was happy with the accommodation and enjoyed the food and company of the other members of the group at the hotel each evening.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were provided with excellent information about the coming week upon checking in to the hotel. The tour covered high profile sites we knew about from television as well as many amazing places we had never heard of. Windproof, waterproof, warm clothing is a must. As very senior citizens we were well cared for and had no problems accessing the... More 

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Address: Kirkwall, Scotland
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