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Orkney Archaeology Tours - Private tours

Kirkwall, Scotland
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Ranked #3 of 11 activities in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Orkney Archaeology Tours offer all-inclusive small group holidays, private tours and day tours led by professional archaeologists who are also... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Lead by Caz, who every question she was asked from the archaeology, heritage, natural history to local infra-structure - she could give an educated answer. Excellent organisation for the whole week as well. As for Orkney - what a stunning place. I was overwhelmed with the archaeology and coming from Cornwall I have seen a lot.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I traveled with Orkney Archaeology Tours in June 2014. It was an amazing experience. The tour was expertly run by Caz, an Orkney native who is earning her PhD in archaeology. She seems to know everyone in the islands and she tells stories about the local history (ancient and recent) every step of the way. She took us to sites... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I really can't add to what other reviewers have said about this tour. I wasn't sure what to expect but whatever expectations I did have were more than exceeded. Everything was beautifully planned and organised, the hotel was excellent ( especially the food), Dave was the most informative leader I have come across, but wore his learning lightly so that... More

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was a well organised programme, with fascinating sites to experience close up against the backdrop of glorious Orkney scenery, geology and wildlife. Being a small group, there were lots of opportunities for discussion, insights and specialist knowledge from excellent guide, Caz. Soup, sandwiches and cakes at lunchtime were delicious throughout! The hotel we stayed at was comfortable, well situated... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have just returned from our Orkney Archaeology Tour, 7 days of stimulating visits and discussion, which was brilliant - and some! The sites were fascinating, and having access to Dave's expertise and willingness to share his knowledge and ideas made the whole week a real success. Breathtaking views, incredible insights, amazing access to unique Neolithic sites plus great hotel,... More

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Entering dark Neolithic tombs, imagining pillaging Vikings at home, spotting brochs under every other mound, hearing stories from the Orkneyinga saga and about the nasty Stewarts; Dave gave us a wonderful tour and shared his vast knowledge and enthusiasm for both archaeology and Orkney. The trip exceeded all my expectations and I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This holiday exceeded my expectations. It was very well organised, the hotel was excellent with friendly staff and good food, and the information provided by our guide, Caz, was very thorough and tailored to the right level for our group. And the weather was warm and dry!

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was a superb holiday. I had a little knowledge of prehistory so visiting the ancient sites was so stimulating. The trip spread beyond the Neolithic and we went to Lyness and the Corrigall Museum - and it was all interesting. Did it rain? - well, maybe, but who notices that when we are so absorbed in our subject! Caz... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

About 50 years ago I visited the Orkney and enjoyed it very much and have frequently referred to that trip to my wife. We had booked onto a trip organised by a club I belong to in the Shetlands, and I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to add on a visit to the Orkney so that my wife... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had a bespoke tour with Caz visiting most of the main sites on the mainland. It was an excellent day - very well paced and well balanced. It was extremely informative and really helped deepen our understanding of the various phases of Orkney's development. It was also good fun - the lunch spot was well chosen and the van... More

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