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Marvellous visit to Hoy

This was my fourth visit to Hoy with Orkney Uncovered and each time I discover something new, as... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fintan771
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Brixham, United Kingdom
Great day with Kinlay

A very knowledgeable guide, coastal walks and a history lesson of Stromness, extremely enjoyable... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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Orkney Uncovered Private Tours, provides private guided tours and small group shore excursions of the Orkney Islands. We cover all of Orkney’s history, culture, economy, food and drink. We specialise in Wartime/Scapa Flow and Ancient Orkney visiting familiar and unfamiliar sites and structures, discovering the real Orkney. All our tours are bespoke and tailored to meet our clients requirements. Orkney Uncovered Private Tours are open 365 day a year and offer professional, fun and informative private touring experience.
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Kirkwall KW15 1TP, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my fourth visit to Hoy with Orkney Uncovered and each time I discover something new, as well as visiting old favourites. Many thanks to Kinlay for taking me to the Hoy Kirk to show me the exhibition on Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (which...More

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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Sam, Thank you so much for your continuing business over the years, we really appreciate you booking with Orkney Uncovered. You have probably visited the island of Hoy more times than the standard local and I am sure you are now an expert. However...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A very knowledgeable guide, coastal walks and a history lesson of Stromness, extremely enjoyable and worth every penny, would recommend without doubtMore

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Thank leighgould7
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Leigh, Thank you very much for your great review, it is always a pleasure to guide you and your family around Orkney. Glad you really enjoyed the history of Stromness from Hudsons Bay Trading Company to present day. Best wishes for the future. Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I organised a tour as part of our Honeymoon. Kinlay arrived on time at our hotel and chatted with us about the day. We suggested we would be happy to miss out one item of the itinerary and suggested we would be...More

Thank Paul M
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Paul and Jennifer, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and for booking with Orkney Uncovered as part of your honeymoon. I really appreciate the feedback as do our prospective clientele. We are glad you had a great day exploring the less well...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of taking a three day tour of Orkney including the Mainland and Rousay with Kinlay in July. Kinlay certainly lives up to his excellent Tripadvisor reviews. He really does have an encyclopedic knowledge of the military history and archeology of the...More

Thank alwayshappy2travel3
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your fantastic review and for booking Orkney Uncovered for your 3 day private tour, we really appreciate your business. I am glad you thoroughly enjoyed all the islands including Rousay, which is full of history and amazing wildlife. Thank...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent five days with Kinlay in August. He is a native of Orkney and extremely knowledgeable about all things Orkney, from archeology to military history to local flora and fauna. He took me on hikes to sites not on the usual tourist trips. I...More

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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Bee, Thank you very much for the fantastic review. It was a pleasure to take you around the amazing ancient and modern sites and scenery of the Orkney Islands. Thank you also for the kind words about Kirsty, who is an integral part of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kinlay greeted our 6-some from the cruise ship on a cool, windy day with a some local caramel fudge to share, and we were off for a fabulous exploration of the Orkney Island and its history. Although a friend had given us some booklets regarding...More

Thank Barbara P
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Barbara, Thank you very much for your excellent TripAdvisor review, I am glad you all had a great excursion exploring the Orkney Islands. We have so many historic sites on several different islands, so I do hope to welcome you back to Orkney in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our trip to Orkney was made memorable by having Kinlay Francis of ‘Orkney Uncovered’ as our guide. He delivered a first class service. We were taken to the major archaeological and historical sites in style. Kinlay delivered his encyclopedic knowledge with charm, humour and conviction....More

Thank barrybassoon
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Barry, Thank you so much for your brilliant review, we really appreciate the feedback, as do our prospective clientele. I am glad you and Rosie both thoroughly enjoyed your few days of private touring. It was a pleasure to meet you both and show...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Six of us booked Kinlay about 9 months ahead for a full-day tour during a cruise stop. There's a reason why this tour company has a 99% 5-star rating ..... he's terrific and there's so much to see. From Neolithic villages, to stone circles that...More

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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it was my pleasure to take the 6 of you all on tour and show you the best Orkney has to offer, including a visit to the World War sites and some Highland Park whisky. It...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Planning 5 days in Orkney for a group of 40 passengers in the middle of the summer is not the easiest thing to do! But Kirsty and Kinlay at Orkney Uncovered did a perfect job again! It was a real pleasure working with them, sending...More

Thank Jonas H
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jonas, Thank you very much for having put your trust and repeat business with Orkney Uncovered. We really appreciate the feedback, as do our prospective clientele. We certainly as a group had an eventful number of days of touring around the Viking aspects of...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

I spent two days with Kinlay and had a great tour. He tailored our itinerary to my interests, which were mainly historical, but also gave me an idea of life on the islands today. He was not only knowledgable, but provided good advise on other...More

Thank jphinde
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for your excellent review, we really appreciate your feedback as do our prospective clientele. I am glad I was able to provide you with some tips and advice for visiting the other Islands. Thank you for booking with Orkney Uncovered...More

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Heidi S
11 July 2017|
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Response from Ruggedadventurer | Property representative |
Hi Heidi, Unfortunately we are already fully booked for July. Best wishes, Orkney Uncovered
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tmrullo
28 June 2017|
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Response from Ruggedadventurer | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your message via TripAdvisor. I am afraid we are already fully booked for this date. I do hope you find someone else and thanks anyway for your enquiry. Best wishes, Orkney Uncovered P.s. Thanks Maggie
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thegizzies
29 May 2017|
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Sorry, I've just checked the website and see you are full.
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