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Maxi Day Tour of Orkney

John O'Groats, United Kingdom
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Les J wrote a review Jun 12
Doncaster, United Kingdom18 contributions18 helpful votes
This trip is a great way of seeing the top sights of Orkney if you have limited time. The ferry is only a short crossing, about 45 minutes and the coach was waiting to set off immediately. Stuart, our driver for the day gave an excellent commentary all day on the sights, the island and the people of Orkney with a good mixture of terrible jokes thrown in! With plenty of time at each stop en-route this was a really great day out.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Victoria M wrote a review Jun 11
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Stuart 10/10 The most knowledgeable, friendly, informative and excellently bad joke teller. Superb driver
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Arlen M wrote a review Oct 2019
Fort Augustus, United Kingdom37 contributions53 helpful votes
We had been to the Orkneys two years ago on a cruise ship but the tours offered did not include Scara Brea and the Ring of Brodgar on the same trip. Unfortunately we did not get to see Scara Brea. When we returned to Scotland this summer, we wanted to make the trip to the Orkneys once more in order to see Scara Brea. I found this to be an amazing place if you are into ancient history. The village site is 5000 year old. Well worth the long bus ride from Inverness on the John O'Groats tour bus. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and provided a running narrative of what we could see from the bus. The Scara Brea portion is self directed, you walk through the area at your own pace with or without audio headsets. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Orkneys again,.Kirkwall and St. Magnus Cathedral was is always worth the trip but Scara Brea put the check mark on my bucket list.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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anthony c wrote a review Sep 2019
Sydney, Australia270 contributions109 helpful votes
On a day of near-perfect weather and a calm sea, this was a most enjoyable day. Our Driver/guide Richard was a mine of enthusiasm and information. In total we spent 10 hours - worth every penny. Kirkwall is an interesting capital, and Stromness was the perfect stop for lunch.Orkney is full of great sites, a photographers dream. Well worth the expense.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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negativecamber wrote a review Sep 2019
Broadway, United Kingdom303 contributions136 helpful votes
What can I say about this trip to the Orkney Islands but Brilliant, we took the ferry from John O'Groats to Burwick across the Pentland Firth, which took an hour instead of 40mins a bit choppy. We were met at the other side by Andrew our driver/guide to say he was good is an understatement he was so full of information with a fair bit of humour added.We started with a visit to Kirkwall and then Stromness where we had lunch, then it was off to the Neolithic Village of Skara Brae which was amazing.From there it was a visit to the Ring of Brodgar,Standing stones of Stenness ( not usually a stop but had time to on this occasion) and lastly the Italian Chapel which was built by Italian prisoners of war.A thoroughly brilliant day thank you Andrew.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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