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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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Educational and Exciting!

If you are looking for a superior Orkney experience, this is the company to pick. We booked a private Orkney Archaeology Tour the week before the season started in 2017. We saw... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a superior Orkney experience, this is the company to pick. We booked a private Orkney Archaeology Tour the week before the season started in 2017. We saw the popular sites like Skara Brae but also many important cairns and settlements that gave us a fuller perspective on prehistoric life in Orkney. Our guide David Lawrence... More 

1 Thank pkellybk
Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The tour was very well organized from the initial enquiry onwards. The trip took you to well-known sites, like Skara Brae and the Ness of Brodgar, but also to less well known sites, which were in many ways more evocative. There was plenty of time to go around each site and in many sites the tour was planned so that... More 

4 Thank 43tour
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

We had wanted to visit Orkney for a long time and it was certainly worth the wait! The trip was led by Caz, who was great and the rest of the group were terrific company too. We knew it would be a great trip because it involved seeing so many sites we had wanted to see for so long. In... More 

4 Thank LarkinOxfordshire
Sebastopol, California
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Last March, my college age son, my sister, my 85 year old mother and I spent four days visiting Orkney on a private tour with Orkney Archaeology Tours. Caz designed a tour based on sites that were open in the "off season". She arrived promptly in an immaculately cleaned van, and paced the tour appropriately for our group. Her stories... More 

3 Thank bethinsebastopol
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

A tour guide who is an archaeologist. How much better could you get! Our day with Dave was really interesting and highly informative. Dave was able to bring the archaeological sites that we visited to life. It was also interesting to hear him debunk some commonly held beliefs. He was very engaging and enthusiastic about all of the sites that... More 

2 Thank bevsinclair
Youngsville, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Dr. Dave was wonderful! We saw so much and learned so much!!! Of the four tours we took on our visit, this one was the best!!!! Even in the rain he never stopped! Thank you for a wonderful experience. I would definitely do it again!!!

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Our tour guide Dave was highly professional and he organized an amazing weeklong tour. I've been on many tours throughout the world before, and this tour was by far the most informative and educational tour that I've ever been on, AND it was extremely interesting as well. Dave was extremely organized and helped to rearrange our schedule when a gale... More 

4 Thank JMC80
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Most often waiting a long while to realize a dream leads to expectations so high they can only be dashed.. not this time. The islands were as beautiful and the sites as moving as I'd imagined. The thorough knowledge of my host was enhanced by his clear passion for this place; which I came to share.

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Medicine Hat
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

To celebrate my 70th birthday in 2016 I booked a week in September with Orkney Archaeology Tours for myself and my husband. I am a North American archaeologist and my husband is a power engineer. The tour was superb and by far the best guided tour we have participated in and overall our 2 weeks in Scotland and Orkney will... More 

3 Thank 634burkeb
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best way to discover the Orkneys, there is so much to see and visit there that having a tour guide like Caz with all the knowledge she has on archeology but also on the islands in general is invaluable! The tour was extremely well organised with a very well balanced program each day, Caz took extremely good care... More 

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