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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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Archaeology brought to life!

This was an outstanding tour taking in the very best of Orkney’s archaeological sites. Caz brought these bygone times to life with her in-depth knowledge and love of early... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This was an outstanding tour taking in the very best of Orkney’s archaeological sites. Caz brought these bygone times to life with her in-depth knowledge and love of early history. The itinerary was varied, well organised and thoughtfully put together; it was a thoroughly enjoyable week.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We took the one week tour the first week of May 2015 - cold, wet, rainy and windy, but a GREAT adventure anyway. The company was great and Dave was full of information not only at the sites we visited but as we were driving along. All the historical and archeology information was excellent, but don't quiz me on any... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

An archaeological tour in a remote but very accessible part of the world is what my wife put on her bucket list. After investigating the options, we chose Orkney Archaeology Tours. Everything about the tour was professional and exceptional. Caz and Dave are archaeologists who know their stuff. In the early stages of planning, Caz was very patient with our... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I took a one-day private tour with Caz as my guide. It was just what I had intended - an intense introduction to the prehistoric archaeology from a very knowledgeable archaeologist with specialist expertise. Orkney is a fascinating place and this tour was the perfect way to start. Both Orkney and Orkney Archaeological Tours highly recommended.

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Arranged as a private tour to coincide with the Solar Eclipse our small international group - which varied in size over the 2 years we planned the trip with the company - all found the experience humbling, uplifting and enjoyable. While our initial interest was with the neolithic Caz's story telling skills soon had us all enthralled with events from... More 

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Lismore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was an excellent trip. Myself and a friend booked months in advance and got the last 2 spots on this trip. We had a brilliant time and learnt a huge amount. The balance between car travel and site visits was really well thought out and each day we looked forward to the planned visits. Our group was fortunate enough... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We took part in the Orkney Adventure tour in May 2014, and it exceeded all our expectations. There are a vast number of archaeological sites on the islands and you could find them yourself, but having a professional archaeologist as a guide was a huge advantage. Dave was very knowledgeable about all the sites from neolithic to Second World War... More 

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Walton-on-Thames, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a brilliant way to visit almost everywhere of interest in the main Orkney islands, with an extremely knowledgeable and attentive guide, and based in a first class hotel on the sea front at Kirkwall. The lunches at various on-site locations were also excellent, and there were a number of visits to special sites not open to the public.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We spent three days with Dave Laurence visiting the major sites in Orkney. Dave is an extremely knowledgeable and expert guide and with an infectious enthusiasm for his subject. We could not have enjoyed it more.

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Castle Douglas, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Could not fault Caz in any way, provided everything we need and has excellent knowledge of the islands even managed to arrange dry, sunny weather. To be highly recommended

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