Discover the 5000 year old Unesco Heart of Neolithic Orkney
Your private tour around Orkney to destinations of your choice.
I will design a tour to see some Neolithic sites with a stop for lunch followed by some other scenic spots, as you wish.
Following the shore of Scapa Flow we learn the important role Orkney played in the World Wars. Enjoy the stunning landscapes and sea views as we drive back in time to the 5000 year old Unesco Heart of Neolithic Orkney sites.
Learn about the economy of Orkney and other interesting facts with photo stops as required.
Totally tailor made including pick up and return to your cruise ship terminal, accommodation, Kirkwall airport or ferry terminal.
Totally tailor-made for you.
Time permitting you may visit some of the following sites:
West Mainland Orkney
Skara Brae - Neolithic settlement
Skaill House - Mansion at Skara Brae site
Maeshowe Chambered Cairn
The Ring of Brodgar - stone circle and henge
The Standing Stones of Stenness - stone circle and henge
Barnhouse Village - Neolithic settlement
Yesnaby - sea cliffs - geological formations
Brough of Birsay - tidal island - Viking settlement - Puffins (May-Aug)
Birsay village - Earl's Palace
Stromness - town
Broch of Gurness (Iron Age)
The Ness of Brodgar - significant archaeological dig
(6 weeks in summer 2 July - 24 Aug 2018) Open days 15/7 & 19/8
Unstan Chambered Cairn
East Mainland Orkney
Italian Chapel - on Lamb Holm built by Italian Pow's
St Margaret's Hope - village
The Tomb of the Eagles - Chambered Cairn
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at the cruise ship, your accommodation, ferry port, Kirkwall airport or a location of your choice in Kirkwall.
End location: Return to any location in Kirkwall.
Duration: 8 hours
In my own 8 seat taxi.
Ford Tourneo 2015
- My time and services as your private guide
- Transportation in my air conditioned executive eight passenger seat vehicle
- Mineral water
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 GBP - Lunch, snacks, gifts cash or credit card
This tour is designed for up to 4 travellers.
If your group size is larger (up to 8 travellers),
please contact me for details and a quote.
Site entrance fees per person payable at site in cash £ or by credit card
Skara Brae and Skaill House. April-Oct. 09.30-1730 hrs.
+60 years Senior £6.00
Child 5-15. £4.50
Under 5. Free
Skara Brae only. Nov-Mar. 10.00-1600 hrs.
+60 years. Senior. £5.20
Child 5-15. £3.90
Under 5. Free
Maeshowe chambered Cairn. Tour 1 hour
must be pre booked
+60 Senior £4.80
Child 5-15 3.60
Under 5. Free
£3.00 per person
Broch of Gurness
Entrance fee payable
I am a fully licensed and insured Taxi driver. I have not yet qualified as a Green badge guide and will not be able to guide you within the historical monuments.
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Simon and Mary did a great job with our group of 8. We were in the van with Mary and she was great. Very personable and knows every thing about the Island. She went out of her way to find the sea cliffs to show us Puffins dwelling on the cliffs. She knows where they are and how to find them. If you go to Orkney look up Simon or Mary with TBL's they were both great. Mary took us by her home. I thought we were stopping there for lunch but she said we didn't bring enough money for her to fix it. LOL