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Orkney Archaeology Tours

Kirkwall, Scotland
+44 1856 721450
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Never dreamed we would get such a full, all-encompassing tour of Orkney!

From neolithic times forward to today, and of course focusing on archaeology, Dr. Dave Lawrence was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
texasdiane2018
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Austin, Texas
Brilliant

Good to see and very informative, track from car parks makes it easier to access , lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
IAN R
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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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Kirkwall, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From neolithic times forward to today, and of course focusing on archaeology, Dr. Dave Lawrence was the perfect guide to Orkney--knowledgeable, communicative, amusing and full of fascinating information. We were well taken care of with hotel, food and attention while visiting sites. To be in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good to see and very informative, track from car parks makes it easier to access , lots of information scattered around.

Thank IAN R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caz made the tour both very enlightening and very enjoyable. Not only did I get a great appreciation of the achievements of my Neolithic ancestors, but also an insight into modern life on the Orkney Islands. Everything about the trip was well organised and the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unforgettable trip through time, from Neolithic sites to the WW2 Churchill Barriers dropping in on the Vikings and those pesky Stewarts on the way. We not only journeyed around the Mainland, but took time out in the beautiful Hoy and Rousay as an introduction...More

Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

I could not have wished for a better introduction to Orkney - from pre-history right up to the present. As others have stated, Caz has a wonderful knowledge in her specialist field and is also well versed about life in modern day Orkney. The organisation...More

Thank Roger D
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

I can't imagine exploring Orkney without Caz. Guided by her extensive knowledge, meticulous preparation, patience, and humor, we traveled from 5,000 BC to WWII (with constant reminders to keep our heads down when entering tombs and lunchtime stops for delicious sandwiches and soups). The van...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Excellent introduction to Orkney prehistory and even to today’s info about the cat’s name at the CPL shop. Superbly organised, highly informative, well-paced, over-indulged in food. Every question answered in full but not to excess. Glorious sunset views from hotel in Kirkwall. We were surprisingly...More

1  Thank Davidoneofmany
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Dr Caz Mamwell is a fount of archaeological and historical knowledge of Orkney with a gift for presenting her material in an interesting and engaging manner. The tour was organised with great efficiency and the selection of sites visited was balanced across the the whole...More

Thank alanparsley
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

What a brilliant week! Our guide, Caz , got the balance just right. She has the depth of knowledge you would expect from an expert but manages to impart information to relative newcomers to the subject with patience and humour. She was most patient with...More

1  Thank Jill B
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This tour was a detailed introduction to Orkney archaeological sites and history. Our guide, Dr. Caz Mamwell, was truly an expert in this field and also since she lives in Orkney, she could add details of current life and conditions. We visited many islands and...More

3  Thank barbnevers
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lwflawyer
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Response from Caz M | Property representative |
We're not allowed to post our website details on here, but you can find us using google. However I'm afraid we are already fully booked for June and July 2018, we do have availability in 2019 - full details and our brochure... More
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