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Orkney Archaeology Tours

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Address: Kirkwall, Scotland
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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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Great tour, all around. Caz is not only an expert on the archeology in Orkney, but she also knows the more recent history (last 1000 years) of the islands, and delivers it all... read more

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great tour, all around. Caz is not only an expert on the archeology in Orkney, but she also knows the more recent history (last 1000 years) of the islands, and delivers it all with an entertaining sense of humor. Extremely well organized, with each day full without being rushed. The minibus used for transport to sites is unusually comfortable for... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For anyone with more than a passing interest in archaeology, this tour is probably the best option for discovering the Orkney's prehistoric wonders. A very well conceived itinerary that combines the 'star exhibits' like Skara Brae or Maes Howe with lesser known but equally fascinating sites, also beyond the Mainland. In addition to prehistory, Norse, medieval and modern (World War... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great tour!! I learnt so much about Orkney's amazing archaeology and history from the prehistoric to more recent times from Caz who was an excellent and very knowledgeable guide. The six day tour was very well organised and I found the pace good for me. You need to prepared to do some walking over rough ground, crawling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a superb week despite some blustery Orkney weather, staying in the excellent and friendly Ayre Hotel. Dave our expert guide took us to a wide variety of Neolithic and other sites, stopping every day for a nice soup and sandwich lunch. Our group of eight, from the UK, the US and Germany, gelled well and the hotel food... More 

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washington, dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a once in a lifetime trip for us. Caz is a great guide and had everything well planned. Be warned to expect some bad weather, amazing ruins, and 'cake' at every lunch.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Dave Lawrence as our guide for six days of walks, talks, investigations, lunches, and came away with a basic understanding of the history of Orkney, its neolithic to Pic and then Viking past. Along with all this information, the beauty of the land, its people, and pride came through. This tour isn't for everyone as some more sedate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Kilmartin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 

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