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: 7 hours
In my own 8 seat taxi.
Ford Tourneo 2015
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 GBP - Lunch, snacks, gifts cash or credit card
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 was very personable and knowledgeable about the history and geology of the Orkneys. He was very conscientious about making sure we saw what we wanted to see and went where we wanted to go. He even managed to get us on a last minute tour of the Highland Distillery! We highly recommend Simon for a personal tour guide. We most certainly will ask for him on our future visits! Thank you Simon for a wonderful day!