Kirkwall Tours

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Kirkwall Tours

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  • Allen A
    Balsam, NC238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If your time on Orkney is short, this has got to be the best way to see the sites.
    Our drive/guide was Leslie. He is one of those people who, when you first meet them, you feel like you have somehow known them for a long time. Professional, kind, and knowledgeable, he made provided us with a memorable day. Hailing from Kirkwall, though a world traveler himself, he possesses an intimate knowledge of the area. The sites that he will show just cannot be missed, and provide some of the most beautiful and striking scenery in Scotland. Though you see a lot, you never have the feeling of being hurried. This tour, and Leslie, make for a wonderful day that is well worth the money.
    Written 29 July 2023
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  • Maire O
    Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Resort529499
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day spent with Rachel our excellent guide. Highly recommend this trip Covers a lot of the Must See’s Scara Brae was so much better than expected from the television cover I had seen
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • hottoddy666
    Warners Bay, Australia225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an amazing day with Rachel who as a native Oracdian had so much knowledge and was the perfect guide, even throwing in a few extras. Would recommend this trip to anyone!
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Dean W
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our tour guide, Dougie, was very knowledgeable and personable. We did the private classic tour (5 hours or so) and toured many of the sites in and around Kirkwall, including standing stone circles, Skara Brae, Scapa Flow, the Italian Chapel, and a church in downtown Kirkwall. The guide picked us up at our hotel and dropped us at the airport. It was a day well spent.
    Written 15 December 2023
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  • Mike Littledyke
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our tour guide Chris was extremely informative, interesting, friendly, engaging, very well organised and went well over the call of duty, taking us to fascinating places in addition to the formal itinerary. Consequently, the group gelled extremely well and the very best was made of the experience. Orkney is superb with a collection of neolithic sties that is unmatchable and a must have experience for anyone with a sense of the importance of the past. Top marks for all aspects and an excellent experience!
    Written 29 July 2019
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  • Yvonne S
    Miami, FL105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The very best decision I made for an excursion was to book this incredible experience on the Trike Tours of Orkney! John met us at the port where we geared up for our adventurous journey through one of the most interesting places I have ever visited. We were so lucky to have booked beforehand as cruise-goers were crowding around this unique transport! John made sure we were safe and comfy and we were off. He has a wealth of knowledge and we were taken to areas we never would have seen on a regular tour. The countryside was beautiful and there is nothing like the wind in your hair a picturesque scenery to wake you up in the best way possible. The history we learned combined with the exceptional locations we visited and John’s friendliness and driving skills made this a memory I will never forget! My husband and I agree that it is the best and most unique tour we have had thus far!
    Written 22 August 2023
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  • NJWanders
    39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kev, our bus/driver guide, was so informative and funny. The small group size, 16 participants in the mini bus, made for a comfortable journey. We were given enough time at each site to explore and take photos without feeling rushed. We had booked our own accomodations so can't comment on that service offered by Rabbie's. On our way to and from Inverness, where the tour started, we passed and saw every sites. I would recomend this tour if you wish to spend a few days in Orkney.
    Written 24 September 2023
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  • the-crimson-cosmos
    London, UK36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Priscilla M
    Valletta, Malta5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are looking for a day out in Orkney look no further. Paul was very knowledgeable and made our day one to remember. He gave us information on local life and answered the many questions that our inquisitive kids had. He made us feel comfortable and adjusted itinerary and timings according to our needs - truly an enjoyable day.
    Written 10 November 2023
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