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Orkney Uncovered - Private Tours

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Address: Claremont, Kirkwall KW15 1NL, Scotland
Phone Number: 01856 878822
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Description: Orkney Uncovered Private Tours, provides private guided tours and small...
Orkney Uncovered Private Tours, provides private guided tours and small group shore excursions of the Orkney Islands. We cover all of Orkney’s history, culture, economy, food and drink. We specialise in Wartime/Scapa Flow and Ancient Orkney visiting familiar and unfamiliar sites and structures, discovering the real Orkney. All our tours are bespoke and tailored to meet our clients requirements. Orkney Uncovered Private Tours are open 365 day a year and offer professional, fun and informative private touring experience.
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I contacted these very nice folks about a tour. Unfortunately, they were totally booked. In spite of this, I received prompt answers to my many questions and suggestions for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2014
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I contacted these very nice folks about a tour. Unfortunately, they were totally booked. In spite of this, I received prompt answers to my many questions and suggestions for alternative ways to see the main attractions in the Kirkwall area. I suspect that a tour would be exceptional.

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Kinlay F, Owner at Orkney Uncovered - Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback about our communications and alternative tour ideas. It was our pleasure to help you and we hope you enjoy our beautiful island. We hope that you enjoy your time in Orkney and Kirkwall when you arrive. Please do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had an excellent day. Kinley is a first class guide and made the day very enjoyable. His knowledge of Orkney and its history made it a very worthwhile experience. He advised us on the best places to go as well as making sure we visited the site's we wanted to see. He treated us to an excellent lunch and... More 

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Kinlay F, Owner at Orkney Uncovered - Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Ian and Cath, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. It was my pleasure to take you both on a private ancient Orkney tour. We are glad that you found our communication and logistics first class. We do our best at making sure you have a relaxing tour from initial contact to the tour itself. Thank you again... More 

South Wales, UK
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86 reviews 86 reviews
3 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

During a week's holiday in Orkney we spent all or part of 3 days with Kinlay of Orkney Uncovered. During this time we covered prehistory, history and relatively modern times (ie WW2) as well as a bit of wildlife. Although Kinlay's 'specialist subject' is military history, his knowledge of the islands and their past was really good, and he brought... More 

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Dear Helen and Martin, Thank you very much for your excellent review. We really appreciate the feedback, as do our prospective clients. I am glad you really enjoyed your 3 days of tours and thank you for saying that I looked after you both very well. We do our utmost to make sure that our clients have a fun, informative,... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My wife and I booked an Orkney Explorer tour with Orkney Uncovered, mainly to see the wonderful sea views and cliff top locations. This is our second time to Orkney and we just love the island. Our guide Kinlay gave us a wonderful and personalised private tour of the cliffs. We particularly loved Yesnaby which is a marvel in the... More 

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Dear Thomas, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. It was our pleasure to take you on another Orkney Uncovered tour, so thank you for booking with ourselves. Yesnaby can be a truly amazing place, weather the weather is stormy or beautiful sunshine. A truly magical location overlooking the North Atlantic. We are really happy you enjoyed your tour... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Orkney Uncovered tour. After a while of deliberation about which tour company we would use we chose Orkney Uncovered. Mainly because they could offer us enhanced touring away from the usual touristy sites. This really is a case of 'you pay for what you get'! Immediately from pick up to drop off from... More 

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Kinlay F, Owner at Orkney Uncovered - Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi Clive, Many thanks for your great review we are glad you enjoyed your private tour of Orkney. We certainly do our best to avoid the busy touristy areas and take our clients to see the real Orkney. We look forward to welcoming you back to Orkney and would be very happy to take you to guide you around of... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Our personal full day tour completely lived up to the expectations created by the reviews from first contact through to the farewells at the end of our full day tour. An excellent start to our first visit to the Island with a fine balance of information and sight seeing in a relaxed convivial package.

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Dear David and Virginia, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. We really appreciate your feedback as do our prospective clientele. We are glad you enjoyed your personalised tailored tour and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Kinlay More 

Eden, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Kinlay's expert historical knowledge and attentive personalized tour of the monuments of Orkney was efficient but not rushed. He was attentive and personable. Not just a great tour guide, but good company to spend time with! Thank you for an incredibly great day!

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Dear Beth and Donna, Thank you very much for the excellent review and for booking your private tour with Orkney Uncovered. It was a pleasure to meet you both and an honour to take retired USAF personnel on tour. I am glad you had a great day in Orkney and thank you for adding your picture if me at the... More 

Tokyo, Japan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My wife and I booked a private guided tour in March 2014. Kinlay tailored a great itinerary for us that included the sites we had wanted to visit and the ones he recommended we see. His quick and clear response via email was greatly helpful. The tour showed us the Orkney that non-guided tourists could not have experienced. We were... More 

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Dear Takehiko and Rica, Thank you very much for your fantastic review we really appreciate your feedback as do our prospective clientele. I am very happy that we managed to tailor your itinerary to include Orkney's military sites and a mix of how Orkney and played a vitally strategic role in the World Wars. We would welcome you both back... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My wife and I recently booked an Ancient Orkney private tour with Orkney Uncovered to see the amazing stone age and iron age sites around the island and the cracking sea cliff views. We were given full tailored tour itineraries which were excellent and gave us the chance to take them away with us as a memento of where we... More 

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Kinlay F, Owner at Orkney Uncovered - Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you very much for your excellent review. I am glad you thoroughly enjoyed your private tour, it was a pleasure to take you both on tour. The Broch of Gurness is a really great example of an Iron Age fort and I am happy you found the guided tour really interesting. Thank you for booking with Orkney... More 

Hong Kong
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Responsive to enquires, sensitive to weather conditions, informative at each site with insiders' knowledge, flexible with schedule, resourceful for food and whisky choices, and hardworking to make my 2-day private tour in Orkney comfortable and memorable. Strongly recommend Kinlay's Orkney Uncovered for those who wish to avert scratching the surface.

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Kinlay F, Owner at Orkney Uncovered - Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Anna and Maria, Thank you both very much for the fantastic review we really appreciate the feedback, as do our prospective clients. I am glad we could make your 2 day private tour a memorable one and thank you for saying that you can uncover so much more of Orkney's history. We really had some wild weather which made... More 

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