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Explore Orkney Tours

Unit 3 Quarry Road, Finstown KW17 2EN, Scotland
+44 1856 761159
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Our May 1st Caribbean Princess cruise was unable to dock in Kirkwall. The ship's Captain reported... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful Day Trip

We had only one day to visit Orkney and we hired a car and driver to make the most of the sights we... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Mary Pat D
Peekskill, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our May 1st Caribbean Princess cruise was unable to dock in Kirkwall. The ship's Captain reported high winds and the unavailability of tug boats to provide docking assistance as the issue. Explore Orkney Tours reported no such conditions and the problem lay with the ship's...More

Thank clmom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had only one day to visit Orkney and we hired a car and driver to make the most of the sights we were interested in seeing. Sue from Explore Orkney Tours met us at the ferry and drove us around the island, making stops...More

Thank Mary Pat D
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We took this tour November 22, 2016. Our guide was very knowledgeable, very personable, down to earth and genuine! We learned so much and a had a great time. We would definitely recommend this tour to a friend. The forecast for Orkney in November is...More

Thank Scrabby2016
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I spent my two days in Orkney with Explore Orkney tours, and I could not have asked for a better experience. It was the end of the season, and I was the only person on the tours both days, but the tours were still run...More

Thank JoCombs
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We spent a magical day near Stomness on Orkney with Trevor as our guide. We learned an incredible amount that day about the early peoples who inhabited that area. Trevor was an absolute gem of a guide. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Thank Kelley C
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Explore Orkney requires 100% prepayment of the tour cost. The Explore Orkney website indicates that 50% of the tour cost will be refunded if a cruise ship does not call at Orkney. In August 2016 the Caribbean Princess did not call at Orkney due to...More

Thank HappyTravels2511
exploreOrk, Owner at Explore Orkney Tours, responded to this review

Explore Orkney would like to apologize for the delay in processing this persons refund. However this review is not truthful or accurate. We tried on several occasions to contact this person whose emails were being returned. Contact was eventually made and the above explained. At...More

Reviewed 10 October 2016

Wonderful experience! Great to have a small tour and avoid the timing and locations of the larger groups. Family-run business. Our guide, Trevor, was knowledgeable and personable and we enjoyed our day tour. Growing up in the community, he brought a good perspective on life...More

Thank Halekauwila
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We would highly recommend contacting this tour company rather than a ship's agent as you will get to see things the ships agents can not because of bus size. They are very friendly and knowledgeable about the Neolithic and Iron Age history of the area...More

Thank JohnSMacNeil
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We recently stopped in Orkney Islands on our cruise ship and they did not offer the shore excursion we wanted. We contacted Explore Orkney Tours to see if they could meet us off the cruise ship (info@exploreorkney.com) and take us to the location we wanted...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Tour included visits to the Italian Chapel, Churchill Barriers, Tomb of the Eagles and Tomb of the Otters. All admissions and lunch were included which made it excellent value for money, particularly as we were the only ones on this tour on this particular day....More

Thank tony2ft
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Voy a hacer escala en Kirkwall en el mes de mayo con un crucero y quisiera saber si realmente existe el OARKNEY OPEN BUS TOUR que parte desde Kirkwall y si hay una pagina para contratarlo previamente a llegar a la isla. O si alguien me puede recomendar un tour para visitar Skara Brae, Stromness y The Ring of Brodgar Muchas gracias
23 January 2017|
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