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Explore Orkney Tours

Address: Unit 3, Finstown KW17 2EN, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 01856 761159
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Finstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fort Pierce, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Our group of 10 had an excellent "Explore Orkney Megaliths and Mysteries" tour. We had no problem tailoring the tour as-we-went to meet our desires. Susan answered my emails with no problems, and she easily accommodated me when I increased the number from 6 to 10 people.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Bookwd a shore tour by email with Susan for August 10, 2014. She was at the dock with a 50 passenger bus for 20 people. It was very comfortable. This was an all day tour that included lunch at a very nice restaurant. We visited The Italian Chapel, Maeshowe, The Standing Stones of Stenness, The Ring of Brodgar, and Skara... More 

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Bergen, Norway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We contacted Explore Orkney Tours by email and Susan was very helpful and recommended a trip that I personally never will forget. She recommended Megaliths & Mysteries. This amazing journey we visited Rennibister Earth House, Ring of Brodgar and the beautiful Skara Brae Neolithic village. This will take your breath away! And the beach next to it was also a... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We arranged a shore excursion with Susan. There were some glitches in making the arrangements but she ultimately came through for us with a small van for our party and a fabulous guide, Bob. He was truly an expert on the area and his enthusiasm was contagious. It was a glorious day in a fascinating part of the world. I... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was remiss in not doing my homework and learning about this island before hand. It was fascinating. I briefly overheard other tour guides providing in-depth information regarding the various sites and was sorry I hadn't booked with them. However, Susan did a fine job. As others have said, there were several ships in those days, and she did a... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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