Full Day Kirkwall Orkney Tailor Made Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children with adult supervision.
We are unable to provide car seats but you are welcome to bring your own.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



French (basic), English (fluent)

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

Churchill barriers
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

What’s Included

- 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

What’s Extra

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.

Adult £7.50
+60 years Senior £6.00
Child 5-15. £4.50
Under 5. Free

Skara Brae only. Nov-Mar. 10.00-1600 hrs.

Adult £6.50
+60 years. Senior. £5.20
Child 5-15. £3.90
Under 5. Free

Maeshowe chambered Cairn. Tour 1 hour
must be pre booked

Adult £6.00
+60 Senior £4.80
Child 5-15 3.60
Under 5. Free

Italian Chapel
£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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