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Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours

Bonnie Brae, Tankerness KW17 2QS, Scotland
+44 1856 861443
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A Great Way to See The Sites in A Day

We took the day tour with Jean. Whilst not cheap it was worth every penny. Jean is a native and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DDFarnham
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Farnham
Three over-the-top days touring the Orkney Islands with Jean Ross

Jean guided us for three days in September, 2016, and showed us more archaeological sites than we... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2017
jaebrownmaine
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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the day tour with Jean. Whilst not cheap it was worth every penny. Jean is a native and knows Orkney inside out. She picked us up in her comfortable and roomy mini bus at 9 and dropped us back in the town for...More

Thank DDFarnham
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. It was a pleasure showing around and yes a bit of fun is all needed everyday. I'm so glad you enjoyed your day with me so much. Thank you again Jean

Reviewed March 5, 2017

Jean guided us for three days in September, 2016, and showed us more archaeological sites than we knew existed, but also, she soon understood that we were very interested in the history, modern culture, fine arts and crafts, and agriculture of the Orkney Islands. Therefore,...More

1  Thank jaebrownmaine
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around Orkney. We did cover quite a bit of ground in the three days together. I'm so glad you have those special...More

Reviewed October 27, 2016

Jean is very knowledgeable,and great fun to be with, we had an amazing day with Jean,and learnt so much about a truly wonderful place,The scenery was stunning,and the whole day has left us with wonderful memories. i wouldn't hesitate to book Jean again if we...More

Thank jilldes2016
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. I enjoyed meeting you both and showing you around Orkney. It was a lovely day and we saw a lot with many laughs along the way. Give me a call if you are coming...More

Reviewed October 25, 2016

Jean Ross, a born and bred Orcadian, passionate about her homeland, Mainland, Orkney, supplied my husband and I with a magical trip around the archeological sites of Orkney. Jean's family have lived on the island for centuries and so she is well versed in its...More

Thank swannop
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. It was a very enjoyable time showing you around and telling you all about Orkney. Our weather has been remarkable this year, great for photography and seeing everything in such great light. If you come...More

Reviewed October 12, 2016

I really enjoyed spending the day with Jean, she was friendly and very knowledgeable. I liked being able to make unscheduled stops, which you can't do with a big group tour. I had never been to Orkney before, so Jean showed me a little bit...More

Thank Nicole M
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review you left. It was a pleasure showing you around Orkney and telling you about our wonderful history, we did quite well with the weather which enhanced your photos I see. Thank you for choosing me to give you a...More

Reviewed October 2, 2016

Jean offered us her educated narrative of the Orkney mainland from the neolithic period up unto the present. We experienced the island thoroughly in a one day drive about excursion that included lunch. We felt the true Orcadian spirit in a daughter born to this...More

Thank Michele M
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around Orkney, I am very proud to be a native of the Islands. Lunch at the Orkney brewery is always good and with it being...More

Reviewed September 28, 2016

A nice day helped, but Jean Ross could not have been better. Knowledgeable, nice and made it an unforgettable day touring all the sites on mainland Orkney. I would recommend her to anyone

Thank GaryK417
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review, it was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around Orkney .... my home. I am so glad you have great memories from your day. Best wishes Jean

Reviewed September 26, 2016

We recently spent two wonderful days with Jean exploring the archaeological and historical sites on Orkney and admiring the spectacular scenery. If you want to see as much as you can of this wonderful place in a short time then we would really recommend you...More

Thank Catherine M
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It was a pleasure spending two days with you showing you around Orkney. We managed to see quite a few sites and with lovely weather it was no trouble to get...More

Reviewed September 24, 2016

It was a wonderful day! Jean Ross met us at the ferry and from there it was a trip of interesting and informative stops. She customed the day to our needs and wants, varying as we went to suit us. Jean was very knowledgeable about...More

Thank Lyn C
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, I am so glad you enjoyed your day here in Orkney. I enjoyed meeting you and showing you around the islands. Having a private tour makes it easier to change plans during the tour which is no...More

Reviewed September 7, 2016

Thank you Jean Ross of Great Orkney Tours!! Your private tour of Orkney was excellent. You are very knowledgeable of the sites in your neighbourhood. We really appreciated that. Picking us up and returning us to the John O'Groats Ferry was very convenient. Thanks for...More

Thank gcmountainman
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review you left me. It was lovely showing you around Orkney and yes when the sun shines it's great photography. The Orkney Brewery is great especially on a one day visit, it gives you a chance to sample...More

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Jeanette2488
Hi Jean, My son and I are looking for an Orkney tour June 1. Wondering what the approximate cost would be per person, per day. Thank you.
February 23, 2016|
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Response from Jean R | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry, I can give you a tour on 1st June when you visit. We can visit the top archaeology sites, Churchill Barriers, Italian Chapel and Scapa Flow. The tour is private, the itinerary is yours, the... More
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harriet776
I would like to know what tours Ms Ross has for May 15th, 2016 from Kirkwall. We will be coming from a cruise ship and docking at 7:00 and departing by 17:00. thank you, Harriet D.
August 10, 2015|
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Response from Jean R | Property representative |
My tours are private so the itinerary will be written to suit your requirements. At the moment I am free on 15th May 2015. The tour can be a selection of our history, archaeology, World War, Viking and Pictish.
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