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Address: Unit 3, Finstown KW17 2EN, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 01856 761159
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Fantastic Day!

Nine of us American friends spent a recent September day with Susan and Trevor. It was just a wonderful day with them. It is such a fascinating place, and was one of the major... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
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Sparks, Nevada
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Explore Orkney Tour This was our first private tour that had 8 people on our British Isles Cruise. We were unaware in all the communication we had with Susan that 8 people required two people to sit in the front seat with the driver and that our driver/guide would be Trevor not Susan. The van we had was older, windows... More 

1 Thank Pamela H
exploreOrk, Owner at Explore Orkney Tours, responded to this review

We endeavour to try and respond positively to guests remarks to improve our customers experience. A full explanation of the vehicle and carrying capacity was given prior to the tour. The vehicle was cleaned and prepared especially the windows as this is vital for guests to see out of! Trevor was with his guests at all the sites, however some... More 

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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Nine of us American friends spent a recent September day with Susan and Trevor. It was just a wonderful day with them. It is such a fascinating place, and was one of the major highlights of our 23 day adventure. The day was gorgeous, they made everything fun, and they were so easy to be with, couldn't have been better!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Our only regret is that we did not allow more time in the Orkneys. Trevor, our guide, was amazingly knowledgable and his passion for his home (and that of his family for so many generations) was captivating. We were met at the ferry and delivered back there in time for the return sailing to Thurso. In between we visited 5... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Was a great day out and a good way to see all the historical archaeological sites in Orkney if you only have a few days in Orkney. We went on the Megaliths and Mysteries Tour. Very professionally run.

1 Thank 137Paul
Midlothian, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Amazing. Visited Skara Brae, the rings of Brodgar and Stenness. Went to Kirkwall and saw St Magnus cathedral. I took day tour from Inverness to orkney via John O'groats. 14 hours well spent . But you can pick up the bus at John O' Groats or on orkney. Trip ill never forget

Thank Pauline M
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A friend of mine and I flew up to Kirkwall for the day, essentially, to do the tour of the major sites. We could not have been more pleased. First, our flight was delayed for about 3 hours or so, so we got to Kirkwall around 1 instead of 10 am. Susan had been tracking our flight and had Trevor... More 

Thank Garrett D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I toured with Explore Orkney earlier this year and our driver and guide Trevor was very nice. The tour was intelligently guided, very cordial and well informed. Trevor has a wealth of knowledge on Orkney, the Viking history and the Neolithics.

Thank akshaya976
Glendale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

This tour was just fantastic! Our guide, Trevor, was gracious and knowledgeable. Not only did we learn about thousands of years of Orcadian history, Trevor also provided us an interesting snapshot of current life in Orkney. It was the highlight of my vacation!

Thank Holly B
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband & I booked a shore excursion by email with Explore Orkney. Susan was prompt to reply to each email but you do need to follow up when the date gets closer to ensure pick up time & place. Full payment is then done through PayPal and is 70% refundable if the cruise ship can't make it to port... More 

1 Thank gypsy003
Fort Pierce, Florida
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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