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An excellent guide

Our trip to Orkney was made memorable by having Kinlay Francis of ‘Orkney Uncovered’ as our guide... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
barrybassoon
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London, United Kingdom
Stellar guide and great itinerary

Six of us booked Kinlay about 9 months ahead for a full-day tour during a cruise stop. There's a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Delray2002
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Delray Beach, Florida
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Orkney Uncovered Private Tours, provides private guided tours and small group shore excursions of the Orkney Islands. We cover all of Orkney’s history, culture, economy, food and drink. We specialise in Wartime/Scapa Flow and Ancient Orkney visiting familiar and unfamiliar sites and structures, discovering the real Orkney. All our tours are bespoke and tailored to meet our clients requirements. Orkney Uncovered Private Tours are open 365 day a year and offer professional, fun and informative private touring experience.
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Kirkwall KW15 1TP, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our trip to Orkney was made memorable by having Kinlay Francis of ‘Orkney Uncovered’ as our guide. He delivered a first class service. We were taken to the major archaeological and historical sites in style. Kinlay delivered his encyclopedic knowledge with charm, humour and conviction....More

Thank barrybassoon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us booked Kinlay about 9 months ahead for a full-day tour during a cruise stop. There's a reason why this tour company has a 99% 5-star rating ..... he's terrific and there's so much to see. From Neolithic villages, to stone circles that...More

1  Thank Delray2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

Planning 5 days in Orkney for a group of 40 passengers in the middle of the summer is not the easiest thing to do! But Kirsty and Kinlay at Orkney Uncovered did a perfect job again! It was a real pleasure working with them, sending...More

Thank Jonas H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent two days with Kinlay and had a great tour. He tailored our itinerary to my interests, which were mainly historical, but also gave me an idea of life on the islands today. He was not only knowledgable, but provided good advise on other...More

Thank jphinde
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your excellent review, we really appreciate your feedback as do our prospective clientele. I am glad I was able to provide you with some tips and advice for visiting the other Islands. Thank you for booking with Orkney Uncovered...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic day with Kinlay, even for a diverse group (with 13 year old girl). Did a wartime interest tour, but so much more. Enjoyed every minute and very sight. We'll be back!!!More

1  Thank Dmh2004
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you very much for your excellent review. I am glad your family thoroughly enjoyed your Orkney Wartime private tour. We saw some great military sites including the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier which was a rare treat. We do hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 2 days exploring Orkney with Kinlay, and what an experience! His love of these islands and their history is more than evident and we can't thank him enough for sharing his passion with us. He was extremely patient and accommodating with my photography, offering...More

Thank tw0travelbugs
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you very much for your excellent review and for booking with Orkney Uncovered. We really do appreciate your feedback as do our future clientele. Glad you enjoyed your two days of private touring and got some great photos of our amazing scenery. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had two days with Kinlay and could not ask for better. Everything said in other reviews is accurate. We like to walk and he adapted on the fly to build in lots of walking time, adapted the stops to our interests, did a great...More

1  Thank Gonefishingx
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for the excellent review. I am very happy you enjoyed the walks around Orkney Mainland, we did cover some great areas with fabulous views. Glad you also enjoyed the history of the Orkney Islands. Thanks for booking with Orkney Uncovered...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely excellent tour of the Scapa Flow site every Tuesday. So well put together and led. Really took me back to times 5 years before I was born when my 18 year old Irish Dad would have been there serving on his destroyer the HMS...More

Thank D4714FZdavidd
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review about your Scapa Flow tour. You have a very interesting family history with Scapa Flow and the Arctic Convoys. We do hope to welcome you back to Orkney in the future....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an apt name. We had 2 days exploring the Orkneys with our guide Kinlay. It is hard to describe the passion and interest that Kinlay has in these islands and his willingness and enthusiasm in sharing such a wealth of knowledge and information about...More

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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Helen and Geoff, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. We really do appreciate the feedback, as do our prospective clients. I also appreciate your feedback on my enthusiasms and knowledge. Kirsty and I do try to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place calm,relaxing a long way from hustle and bustle .Great attractions the craft trail is good if you like things like that we chose to do that but mixed in sights along the way,the stone circles the italian built chapel some lovely bars...More

1  Thank Allan K
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Allan, Thank you very much for your great review. We are happy that you enjoyed the quieter sites and the great bars and restaurants in Kirkwall. We hope to welcome you back to Orkney in the future. Best wishes, Kinlay Orkney Uncovered

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Heidi S
12 July 2017|
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Response from Ruggedadventurer | Property representative |
Hi Heidi, Unfortunately we are already fully booked for July. Best wishes, Orkney Uncovered
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tmrullo
28 June 2017|
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Response from Ruggedadventurer | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your message via TripAdvisor. I am afraid we are already fully booked for this date. I do hope you find someone else and thanks anyway for your enquiry. Best wishes, Orkney Uncovered P.s. Thanks Maggie
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thegizzies
30 May 2017|
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Sorry, I've just checked the website and see you are full.
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