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From Kirkwall - Orkney Mainland Private Tour
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From Kirkwall - Orkney Mainland Private Tour

By Top Private Tours
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Ages 2-99
Duration: 7h
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Live guide: English
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  • Skara Brae and Skaill House Ticket included
  • Port or Hotel pick up and drop off
  • We guarantee a full refund if you cancel this reservation 30 days prior to the arrival date
  • Private tour
  • Professional local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Skara Brae
  • Entry/Admission - The Italian Chapel
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Kirkwall Pier, Harbour St, Kirkwall KW15 1HU, UK
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 264862P18

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        How much is From Kirkwall - Orkney Mainland Private Tour?
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        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 264862P18

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Scapa Flow
          Stop: 60 minutes
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        • 2
          Standing Stones of Stenness
          Stop: 20 minutes
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        • 3
          Ring of Brodgar
          Stop: 40 minutes
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        • 4
          Skara Brae
          Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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        • 5
          The Italian Chapel
          Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Top Private Tours
          18
          London, England
          Joined in April 2020
        • maire366
          0 contributions
          Would love to spend more time in the Orkneys
          We only went to Kirkwall for one day and it was an interesting visit. Everything is in walking distance and the Bishop's and Earl's Palace were great to explore, while the medieval Cathedral was fabulous. Quite unexpected in a small place like Kirkwall. Shops were lovely and enjoyable to visit. I regretted not having the time to spend in the Orkneys and experience more of the culture.
          Written 30 October 2023
        • Peyton0028
          0 contributions
          Wow!!! Beautiful Scenery
          I booked this for our group of 15 while on a cruise. I worked with Pilar and he was very easy to work with and highly recommend this company. The tour guide Andy was AMAZING, the entire group loved listening to him on the history. He was informative and very fun. Do this tour and you will love it! There is a lot of climbing but it is worth it.
          Written 20 September 2023
        • I3776IQmaryg
          0 contributions
          Best Way to See Skye!
          Brian Wells (BWS Taxi) was a great find. We are two women from the States and Ireland who needed an expert to give us a private tour to see the main sights of Skye. Our focus was photography. Brian was a master at finding the best vantage points—rain or shine. He was more than willing to stop to capture a moment or for impromptu shots. He shared many “off the basic tour” sights, including a one-hole golf course with a water hole over the edge of a loch located on a neighbor’s property. He was personable, amazing, humorous and shared many detailed stories about living on Skye. And most importantly, he put safety first when traversing the narrow roads. Thanks Brian—you truly made our trip memorable!
          Written 6 September 2023
        • J3149PPangelaz
          0 contributions
          Beautiful Orkney Islands
          Orkney is a beautiful set of islands in Scotland. On our tour we were able to see some Neolithic sites dating back before Stonehenge. We were also able to walk in and around the sites and see the beautiful serene countryside. In addition, we went to an Italian chapel that was constructed by Italian prisoners of war during WWII. The tour was ended by a trip to a gin distillery in Kirkwall. This tour was a great way to see some of the beautiful things that the Orkney islands has to offer.
          Written 31 August 2023
        • mbchapin1
          0 contributions
          Great way to see Kirkwall & countryside
          Hazel was an amazing tour guide and this tour allowed us to see so much of this beautiful island!!! We saw so much on the day we were there and loved the whole tour.
          Written 22 August 2023
        • jennifermQ1745JK
          0 contributions
          Wonderful Time in Orkney and Kirkwall!
          Hazel was a wonderful guide! She was informative, sweet, happy, and knowledgeable! Beautiful, interesting sights all day! Ended the day with a tour/talk/drink at a gin distillery led by another delightful person!
          Written 25 July 2023
        • the-crimson-cosmos
          0 contributions
          Fantastic
          Amanda uses wise and insightful knowledge to demonstrate the interesting culture and history of Shetland. Apart from the plenty of archaeology, local lore and legends told, she also told a lot of stories of her travelling all over the world. Although the weather was stormy and snowy all day, her SUV was steadily and smoothly driven on the road all along. A number of great viewpoints along the coast were visited, and we were on time for a quick lunch at one of the café loved by the locals. Great experience for the one-day visit!
          Written 9 March 2023
        • the-crimson-cosmos
          0 contributions
          Wonderful
          Helen was very patient and introduced every important historical location in town with great details. Lots of old stories about local customs, language and archaeology were told. Really appreciate the whole tour!
          Written 5 March 2023
        • Alison428
          0 contributions
          Amazing scenery
          Great scenery well worth the visit just to be aware steps down to beach are very steep and no handrail if very young or elderly with you . View amazing
          Written 10 October 2022
        • vmb40
          0 contributions
          Nice beach
          Easy to find it, nice car park. Beach amazing .close to leisure center where is coffee shop , that is not 5 star but for emergency coffee enough! Beach amazing
          Written 27 June 2021
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        curlyque44
        Brockville, Canada34 contributions
        Aug 2022 • Couples
        Marlene was just amazing, she was waiting for us as we hot off the ship. Her mini van fit our group perfectly. She was able to give us a well rounded view of this wonderful island and all its fabulous sites.

        Thank you Marlene!
        Written 22 August 2022
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        Dear Amy, We thank you for your nice words, without any doubt Marlene is a great professional Take care Hoping see you soon again Pilar Gonzalez
        Written 23 August 2022
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        Gwyneth H
        2 contributions
        Sept 2022
        Hotel opposite to the main ferry terminal so always something to watch from the window. Room on large side and very comfortable. Bathroom has bath, very important to my hubby. Food very good. Kitchen willing to accommodate food preferences and allergy needs. Staff friendly and helpful. Hotel short walk from town centre
        Written 28 September 2022
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        Dear Gwyneth, We are glad to read you enjoy your stay in Orkney Hoping the tour was great as well Take care and hoping see you again soon Pilar Gonzalez
        Written 29 September 2022
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        the-crimson-cosmos
        London, UK36 contributions
        Mar 2023 • Solo
        Marlene’s minibus provided extremely reliable hop-on-and-off among the famous historical sites. She is very knowledgeable too - giving me useful insights by presenting the rich history, epic and local folklores of Orkney vividly accompanying both maps and pictures. Thoroughly enjoyed it, would recommend!
        Written 7 March 2023
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        Dear Customer We are delighted to read that you liked our tour on the island of Orkney. Marlene is a great professional, always taking care of her/ our clients tks once again and hoping see you soon again Pilar Gonzalez
        Written 8 March 2023
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        Mel C
        San Jose, CA6 contributions
        Aug 2022
        Marelene was awesome. She met us immediately and was well prepared, including a rag to wipe down the windows in the van that was getting a bit steamy due to the rain our tour started in. She got us to the Standing Stones and Ring of Brodgar before the tour busses so we got them to ourselves for a few minutes before the crowds waded in!

        It was a lovely touch that she seems to know everyone in the area, giving us the 'in' to stop in a driveway and see an amazing view, to feed some furry pigs, and see Shetland ponies.

        She discussed lunch options early on and made reservations for us, including the special meal requirements in our group. She had tickets in hand for places and maps for us to look at, and took into consideration personal interests of the group in terms of prioritizing places- although I feel like we got to see everything of interest!

        We appreciated her wealth of knowledge, clarity of communication for drop offs and regathering. Super easy to feel we were in good hands with a local guide who enjoys her job. I have no doubt we made an excellent decision booking with her, rather than trying to scrabble together multiple overpriced bus excursions through the cruise line. Thank you Marelene!
        Written 28 August 2022
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        Dear Mel, This is Pilar from Top Private Tours UK, thank you so much for your nice words about Marlene and our tour on Orkney area... Marlene got a great knowledge of the area + very helpful + loving a lot her job... Hoping see you soon, Take care Pilar Gonzalez topprivatetoursuk@gmail.com
        Written 29 August 2022
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