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Address: Bonnie Brae, Tankerness KW17 2QS, Scotland
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My name is Jean Ross a fully qualified Orcadian tourist guide. I have lived...

My name is Jean Ross a fully qualified Orcadian tourist guide. I have lived in Orkney all my life so can tell you all about living and growing up in these island. Our history goes back nearly 9,000 years, Archaeology, Iron Age, Vikings, Earls, Lairds and modern day lives. My tours are private, Your intinerary, your tour, your time, your guide with no one else to consider but yourself.

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Three over-the-top days touring the Orkney Islands with Jean Ross

Jean guided us for three days in September, 2016, and showed us more archaeological sites than we knew existed, but also, she soon understood that we were very interested in the... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Jean guided us for three days in September, 2016, and showed us more archaeological sites than we knew existed, but also, she soon understood that we were very interested in the history, modern culture, fine arts and crafts, and agriculture of the Orkney Islands. Therefore, she went out of her way to take us to places we could never have... More 

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around Orkney. We did cover quite a bit of ground in the three days together. I'm so glad you have those special memories of your trip, you will be very welcome to move here. Best wishes Jean More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Jean is very knowledgeable,and great fun to be with, we had an amazing day with Jean,and learnt so much about a truly wonderful place,The scenery was stunning,and the whole day has left us with wonderful memories. i wouldn't hesitate to book Jean again if we return, and i hope we do.

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. I enjoyed meeting you both and showing you around Orkney. It was a lovely day and we saw a lot with many laughs along the way. Give me a call if you are coming back and we will meet up. Thank you again. Best wishes Jean More 

Noosaville, Australia
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Jean Ross, a born and bred Orcadian, passionate about her homeland, Mainland, Orkney, supplied my husband and I with a magical trip around the archeological sites of Orkney. Jean's family have lived on the island for centuries and so she is well versed in its history. From Skara Brae, the 5,000 year old below ground, Neolithic village, to Scapa Flow... More 

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. It was a very enjoyable time showing you around and telling you all about Orkney. Our weather has been remarkable this year, great for photography and seeing everything in such great light. If you come back to Orkney please get in touch and we will meet up and have a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I really enjoyed spending the day with Jean, she was friendly and very knowledgeable. I liked being able to make unscheduled stops, which you can't do with a big group tour. I had never been to Orkney before, so Jean showed me a little bit of everything, archaelogy, history and beautiful scenery. It was an expensive way to see Orkney... More 

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review you left. It was a pleasure showing you around Orkney and telling you about our wonderful history, we did quite well with the weather which enhanced your photos I see. Thank you for choosing me to give you a tour. Best wishes Jean More 

Birmingham, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Jean offered us her educated narrative of the Orkney mainland from the neolithic period up unto the present. We experienced the island thoroughly in a one day drive about excursion that included lunch. We felt the true Orcadian spirit in a daughter born to this beautiful place. We are so grateful for this opportunity & know future guests will be,... More 

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around Orkney, I am very proud to be a native of the Islands. Lunch at the Orkney brewery is always good and with it being local food and drink enhances the experience. Thank you again. Best wishes Jean More 

Bay City, Michigan
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

A nice day helped, but Jean Ross could not have been better. Knowledgeable, nice and made it an unforgettable day touring all the sites on mainland Orkney. I would recommend her to anyone

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review, it was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around Orkney .... my home. I am so glad you have great memories from your day. Best wishes Jean More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We recently spent two wonderful days with Jean exploring the archaeological and historical sites on Orkney and admiring the spectacular scenery. If you want to see as much as you can of this wonderful place in a short time then we would really recommend you contact Jean Ross. Jean made up an itinerary for us based on our particular interests... More 

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It was a pleasure spending two days with you showing you around Orkney. We managed to see quite a few sites and with lovely weather it was no trouble to get some gorgeous views of the soft rolling landscapes, seascapes and sky. I'm glad you enjoyed... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016

It was a wonderful day! Jean Ross met us at the ferry and from there it was a trip of interesting and informative stops. She customed the day to our needs and wants, varying as we went to suit us. Jean was very knowledgeable about all the sites and history of the island. It was also great to not have... More 

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, I am so glad you enjoyed your day here in Orkney. I enjoyed meeting you and showing you around the islands. Having a private tour makes it easier to change plans during the tour which is no problem at all. Thank you for choosing me to give you a tour. Best wishes... More 

High River, Canada
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Thank you Jean Ross of Great Orkney Tours!! Your private tour of Orkney was excellent. You are very knowledgeable of the sites in your neighbourhood. We really appreciated that. Picking us up and returning us to the John O'Groats Ferry was very convenient. Thanks for the e-mail warning us the ferry had been running a few minutes earlier than the... More 

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review you left me. It was lovely showing you around Orkney and yes when the sun shines it's great photography. The Orkney Brewery is great especially on a one day visit, it gives you a chance to sample our local food and drink, one day I will get someone else to drive!! I'm... More 

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

We just spent the day with Jeàn Ross on à full day tour of Orkney. From the time we contacted Jeàn about our upcoming trip, she has gone above and beyond doing EVERYTHING to meet and exceed our expectations. She provided us with an itinerary that was varied and full of some of the most beautiful ànd awe inspiring sights... More 

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour and your time on Orkney. It is nice to hear from visitors who are so happy with everything from the beginning so thank you. Orkney is steeped in history and I do my best to give a sample of as much as... More 

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