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Orkney Archaeology Tours

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Address: Kirkwall, Scotland

Orkney Archaeology Tours offer all-inclusive small group holidays, private...

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.

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Holiday of a lifetime!

I cannot praise Orkney Archaeology Tours too highly. This is not a whistlestop tour by someone reading out of a guidebook but an intensive exploration of this amazing place guided... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cannot praise Orkney Archaeology Tours too highly. This is not a whistlestop tour by someone reading out of a guidebook but an intensive exploration of this amazing place guided by an up to date professional archaeologist. The landscape and sheer quantity of sites will take your breath away but you'll get so much more out of it from a... More 

Thank Tim L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Ring of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands is like seeing Stonehenge in its more primitive state. You get close up and can touch and study the stones. It was not crowded, even though we were with a tour group. The site seemed to instill a sense of quiet and awe in everyone. Not to be missed.

Thank Margene R
Kilmartin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has, without doubt, been the most fascinating, interesting and challenging week of my century. Every piece of praise written previously applies to this company, and more. The organisation, professionalism, friendliness and enthusiasm shown by Dave Lawrence was outstanding. Best trip ever!

1 Thank Gers26
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this tour and recommend it unreservedly. Caz was an excellent guide - friendly, knowledgeable, professional and extremely well organised. We had superb weather and hIghlights for me were Rousay and puffin watching. I was a solo traveller and easily integrated into our friendly group of eight. The accommodation at the Ayre hotel was also very good. I have... More 

2 Thank Kurrajong61
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a really great week with Dave from Orkney Archaeology Tours. Small group, 8 people, really well organised - ferries, lunch, historic sites all perfectly on schedule without feeling as if we were a school group who had to be controlled, and a really professional commentary, by a local. So, not only really, really knowledgeable about the sites but... More 

Thank Hannah R
Bishop, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved every minute! Caz gave great background knowledge of many facets of the sites, ranging from 3000BC to WW2. Our vehicle comfortably held the 9 of us, and we took turns at the front, middle and back seats, enjoying the company of like minded individuals. We loved scrambling through dark tunnels into silent tombs, then seeing the rock work... More 

1 Thank Marie B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These Archaeological sites are very beautiful with amazing Scittish landscapes. it feels like some movie. names of these sites are so much awesome. do try to visit

1 Thank Alok K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

I have just spent the most amazing week with the very knowledgeable Caz and 7 other lovely people being shown the highlights of Orkney history. I have been in Neolithic and Iron Age tombs, had standing stones interpreted and experienced the most fantastic scenery. It has been a wonderful introduction to this part of the U.K.

1 Thank sue1904
Chipping Sodbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is a fantastic trip around the amazing archaeology of the Orkney Islands. It has been carefully crafted so that it can be enjoyed by all, no matter what your level of understanding of archaeology. The itinerary was carefully arranged so that the major sites were not packed with people from the visiting cruise ships and many of the other... More 

1 Thank Moonshine673
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A superb enjoyable holiday. A very professional organisation from initial contact through to the end of a really remarkable tour: well- planned visits to a wide variety of sites from neolithic to World War 2, above and below ground; well equipped, comfortable transport; plentiful and delicious soup and sandwich lunches; helpful and welcoming staff at good, well-appointed hotel. Caz is... More 

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