Explore Orkney for Days of Wonder and Memorable Holidays

Explore Orkney Cruise Tours - New for 2014

This tour has been organised so that guests of our visiting cruise ships may enjoy the wonderful sights Orkney has to offer. Our tour starts at 8am or at a time suitable to you, where you will be collected from your ship and returned there after the tour approximately 2.30pm.

Explore Orkney with us -  we are a family business, born and brought up in the islands with a 1000yrs of ancestry. We will take you on  tour  to see , hear and experience our history, culture and Orcadian hospitality.

Your tour itinery.

Depart Kirkwall and enjoy views of Scapa Flow famous for its travel trade and conflict over the years. Visit the beautiful Italian Chapel and Churchill Barriers. This chapel tells a story of patience faith hope and camaraderie. (Family artefacts and photos available to view given by  Italian POW’s)

Next, we travel to Rennibister Earth House, a wonderfull example of a subterranean souterrain which was discovered in November 1926. It lies by the south – eastern shores of the Bay ‘O’ Firth and is believed to date to around the first milleneum .The bones of 6 adults and 12 children were found inside this structure.

Following on we visit The Standing Stones of Stenness dates from around 3100BC making the stones one of the earliest stone circles in Britain. There are only four megaliths still standing today, it is thought that there could have been 12 megaliths originally however excavations suggest that the11th or 12th stones may never have been erected.

From here we journey to view The Ring of Brodgar, it is thought to date from around 2500BC and is believed by many to have been ceremonial. It is the third largest and best preserved Stone Circle in Great Britain. The stones at the ring are quite evenly spaced and at one time contained sixty. Many visitors to this site feel compelled to touch them or place an ear to them. Mystery still surrounds the actual purpose of the Stones.

The afternoon continues with a tour to Skara Brae, a Neolithic village and one of Orkney's most visited ancient sites. It dates back to between 3200BC and 2200BC. Skara Brae has eight dwellings linked together by a series of low covered passages.
The buildings and the contents are very well preserved, including interior fittings, providing a fascinating and thought provoking glimpse of life at that time.

Features Summary

This is our most popular day tour of Orkney and is packed with 6 visits that include some of the most uniquely historic wonders in the UK.
We will return you either to your ship or in the main town of Kirkwall where you will have time to browse the local shops with their wide variety of quality crafts, jewellery and produce and visit the famous St Magnus Cathedral and Orkney Museum. (Admissions free)

  • The Italian Chapel
  • The Churchill barriers
  • Views of Scapa Flow
  • Rennibister Earth House
  • The Standing Stones of Stenness
  • The Ring of Brodgar
  • Skara Brae Neolithic Village
  • Beautiful rolling landscapes en-route
  • A soup & sandwich lunch  at a beautiful loch side Hotel
  • All admission fees included.
  • Dropped back at your ship or in town where you can browse local shops or visit the famous St Magnus Cathedral and Orkney Museum. Admissions are free

Prices for this tour £89 per person. (6hrs)

For booking information click here.

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