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Great Orkney Tours

Bonnie Brae, Tankerness KW17 2QS, Scotland
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A delightful day with a very knowledgable guide

We were two adults traveling to Orkney for the first time. We spent the day with Jean Ross... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
ABWilliams2014
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Go See The Land Of The Viking

Orkney is one of the most important World Sites for archaeology and there are many fine books that... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Trevor S
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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My name is Jean Ross a fully qualified Orcadian tourist guide. I have lived in Orkney all my life so can tell you all about living and growing up in these island. Our history goes back nearly 9,000 years, Archaeology, Iron Age, Vikings, Earls, Lairds and modern day lives. My tours are private, Your intinerary, your tour, your time, your guide with no one else to consider but yourself.
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Bonnie Brae, Tankerness KW17 2QS, Scotland
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were two adults traveling to Orkney for the first time. We spent the day with Jean Ross exploring and learning about many of the most important archeological sites on orkney as well as a general overview of the island and its historical significance. As...More

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Hi Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. I enjoyed meeting you both and showing you around Orkney, even though it was a rather cold day we had fun and saw a lot. I hope you thawed out over...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Orkney is one of the most important World Sites for archaeology and there are many fine books that explain in detail of the many finds on the Island From Skara Brae to The Eagles Nest those folks never forget the experience of one of THE...More

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for leaving a review, it was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around Orkney. Best wishes Jean

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I loved the day we spent with Jean Ross. She is so knowledgeable and her love for the islands shines through in her enthusiasm for the sites we visited. She was also most accommodating in regard to my aged mother's mobility problems and my father's...More

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, it was a pleasure meeting you all. I thoroughly enjoyed showing you all around my home. Best wishes Jean

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Our family was privileged to enjoy a most informative and thoroughly enjoyable day with Jean on Orkney this August. Besides being wonderfully informed and passionate about her home, Jean was incredibly gracious, flexible and accommodating to our specific interests and dietary needs. The sites were...More

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you so much for such a lovely review, I enjoyed meeting you all and am so glad you enjoyed your tour so much. It's always a pleasure for me to meet people who are so enthusiastic about my home. Best wishes Jean

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Jean Ross made our stay on the Orkneys. The day with her was a joy. We highly recommend her for a tour of the sites around the Kirkwall area.

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you so much for a lovely review, it's very kind of you to take the time to let recommend me and let me know how much you enjoyed your tour. I enjoyed meeting you and showing you around my home, Orkney. Best wishes Jean

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

When we arrived on the Orkneys the weather forecast was so bad that we decided to book a day with Jean as cycling was not an option. We are so glad we did! Jean asked us what we would most like to see and she...More

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hi it was so lovely meeting you both and showing you around Orkney. Thank you very much for leaving such lovely feedback. We did choose the right day for the tour and saw lots on the day. Wildlife is not always the easiest but the...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We were planning a whirlwind adventure of touring Scotland and a trip to the highlands for a chance to visit Orkney for the day. We selected Great Orkney tours based on the reviews, website info and pricing. We chose well. From the beginning, Jean was...More

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I'm so pleased you found it all helpful and it worked well for you. It was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around Orkney. Lovely to hear you enjoyed it so much....More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Group of 3 toured every important site available whilst Jean relayed facts, supported by news clippings, maps and postcard handouts! Absolutely amazing, Jean is a treasure.

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for leaving a lovely review, it was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around Orkney. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your day with me so much. Thank you again Best wishes Jean

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

We had a full day with Jean. She is very knowledgeable and professional, and also fun and pleasant to be with. We went in her van, and it was just the two of us. The roads in Orkney are not easy, and I don't believe...More

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you both and showing you around Orkney. Photographs are important on holiday for your memories when you get home. I'm so glad you enjoyed the day and hope you...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Jean was kind of a lucky last resort for us and certainly glad we found her. Group of 5 of us off a cruise ship looking for a good tour and opportunity to see some puffins. Jean not only drove us around the area to...More

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank you for leaving a great review. It was lovely meeting you all and trying to find Puffins, where did they all go, well in Television they say don't work with Children and Animals!!! I am glad you enjoyed your day and have happy memories...More

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Nastasha G
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Hi Natasha, search for Great Orkney Tours if you send an enquiry I will send the information. Kind regards Jean
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Hi Thank you for contacting me but I am already booked on 4th June so can't help you I'm sorry. I hope you enjoy your visit. Jean
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