I offer a variety of tours but if you don't see the tour you want, let me know and I will write a bespoke tour for your day out in Orkney
Walk around the 5000 year old village of Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar and Standing Stones of Stenness and enjoy their mystery. Visit the Neolithic chambered tomb of Maeshowe and see the runes left by Vikings in the twelfth century. We will see other Neolithic sites while enjoying the fabulous Orkney scenery.
Scapa Flow Experience
Starting at the WWII Ness Battery in Stromness, we take a leisurely drive around the north, east and south of the historic harbour of Scapa Flow. I will tell you about our famous Orkney explorer, the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet and the sinking of HMS Royal Oak, as we view scenic land and seascapes. We cross the famous Churchill Barriers, taking a stop at the Italian Chapel, before finishing our tour at Hoxa Head..
Kirkwall and South
Start at St.Magnus Cathedral, Earl's and Bishop's Palaces. A dram at Scapa Distillery or Highland Park before driving across the Churchill Barriers stopping at the Italian Chapel and on to meet Orkney ancestors at The Tomb of the Eagles.
Enjoy a casual drive through Finstown and Evie, stop at Broch of Gurness and the Woolshed. Walk across the path to Brough of Birsay when the tide is out and finally stop at local beauty spot, Yesnaby to see some fascinating geology and wildlife, and the rare Primula Scotica when in season. Drive through our second town of Stromness to see a breathtaking view of the Hoy hills.
Broch of Gurness
If you enjoy wildlife you are in the right place. I can take you out on a bird watching day to the many cliffs and islands in Orkney where we have Puffins and other sea birds, Loch birds like Swans and ducks and cliff dwelling birds.
First we stop at Waulkmill Bay and walk around the salt marsh to watch wading birds feed and other wildlife and fauna. As we drive past the Brig O' Waithe watch for seals basking on the shore. A stop at local beauty spot Yesnaby will fascinate you with the geology, birdlife and wild flowers not to mention the scenery.
Beer, wine and spirits
In Orkney Highland Park Whisky has always been well known and enjoyed, also Scapa Whisky. We have two Breweries in Orkney, the Orkney Brewery and Swanney Brewery. The Orkney Wine Company started a lot of years ago and make some fabulous wines along with Pirate Gow spiced rum. In the last few years we now have Gin Distilleries, all three make lovely and very different tasting Gin. If you fancy a tour to taste some of the alcohol made in Orkney this is the tour for you.