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Private tour recommendation

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Private tour recommendation

We have just returned from a cruise around the Scottish islands which included a short stop in Kirkwall - 12 noon to 5pm which gave us about 4 hours ashore.

We are not fans of ship excursions so researched and tracked down an excellent private tour guide called Diane Wild (Peedie Orkney Tours). She is a delightful guide - met us at the ship as arranged and took us on an interesting tour within the limits of our time. She got us back to the ship well in time for our sailing (always an important matter !!).

If anyone wants to make contact, her email is enquiries@peedieorkneytours.com

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1. Re: Private tour recommendation

Also have a look here on Trip Advisor under the Things To Do section - sub section Activities for a full list of tour companies offering similar services in Orkney.

These reviews will help you decide which one is best for you as some have (obviously) more reviews than others.

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2. Re: Private tour recommendation

They certainly have great reviews Brissle maybe you should add one to the review section ;-)

tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190780-…

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3. Re: Private tour recommendation

Done - thanks

The Stunning...
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4. Re: Private tour recommendation

You are welcome and I look forward to reading it :-)

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5. Re: Private tour recommendation

We had 3 days on Orkney in June 2017. I looked at the Orkney Tour Guides Association website, and contacted Anne Gascoigne to guide us for 2 generous half days. She was good fun and very well informed, also very careful to find out our interests. We took her in our car. She planned our outings to fit our interests far better than we could have not knowing Orkney at all.

The OTGA website has individual pages for dozen of guides with details of their varied special interests and knowledge.

It's probably a good idea to book a guide well in advance.

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6. Re: Private tour recommendation

We wish to something similar. Doo you recall which sites were included and whether the walk to them was over very rough ground and over 500m. Thanks

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7. Re: Private tour recommendation

953jrl - if you contact the Orkney Tour Guides they will cater their tour to your needs, that's the point of a private guide as post #5 explains. Put your requirements and concerns to them and see what they propose.

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8. Re: Private tour recommendation

We are trying to do the same and visiting most of the archaeology. Did you do the same ? And how much was charged. At present weve been offered driver and guided for £240.00. For 2 people in a minibus for 6 this is too expensive.

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9. Re: Private tour recommendation

ny query was to Chris , but seems to be at the bottom of the pile !

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