50 reviews of Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness
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Reviewed by Stu, Australia, October 2012
Excellent day out, the guides and drivers both up from Inverness, and on Orkney were fantastic. A long day, but well worth it!
Reviewed by Mandy M, September 2012
A lovely day out. I now want to go back to Orkney for a longer trip to explore further.
Reviewed by RICHARD G, United Kingdom, September 2012
A fabulous tour with excellent tour guides who were friendly and informative. All journey times went like clockwork and there was time to spend at each tour highlight including Skara Brae, Ring of Brodga, Kirkwall and the Italian Chapel near Scapa Flow. A thorougly interesting and enjoyable day trip from Inverness. Well worth a visit!
Reviewed by John G, August 2012
This was a superb day packed with many features. The bus driver/guide on Orkney, Alan, was a fund of knowledge and stories, and put all the varied places we visited into perspective both with respect to the history and the people. Boat trip was good. Loved the hot chocolate!
Reviewed by IAN M, August 2012
fantastic day out to orkney..we had a very funny and infomative guide.skara brae was the highlight as the beach is gorgeous.we were blessed with warm sunshine.would highly recommend this trip,long day but worth every penny and you get to meet some interesting people from around the world
Reviewed by Patricia B, August 2012
The tour was excellent and the guide was very knowledgeable. The only problem was timing. We had barely time for lunch, had to order sandwiches on the bus for dinner and could only get coffee on the bus that was made there. Unfortunately the coffee was not very good. Perhaps they could at least improve the coffee.
Reviewed by Jean M, August 2012
A brilliant trip which was worth every penny. We had such a good taste of the Orkneys that we now want to go back and spend more time visiting again some of the places in this taster trip. Our trip was made by good banter and comments form Alan, our driver, whose stories mixed the historical yet gave a personal Orcadian perspective so we will not forget. The commentary up to JOG was more stilted but helpful to know the details of places we were passing. It was a long day but we were gifted with lovely weather and a calm crossing which are unusual. The scara brae and neolithic connections enthralled me whilst my husband really enjoyed the World war info on Scapa Flow so we were both happy. We found everyone helpful and pleasant and just wanting us to enjoy the Islands and certainly contributed to our desire to return. Just go and enperience - we have even managed to persuade our hosts of the cottage we rented to go and see for themselves.Our only advice is to use the Kirkwall shops and stock up on your sandwiches etc as there is little time to fit in the food stops as it is a tight schedule but worthwhile nevertheless.
Reviewed by Carol M, August 2012
Excellent trip. The short ferry crossing was smooth and calm. Orkney is amazing. We saw all the main sites and had great commentary from our driver. Will definitely go back.
Reviewed by Jean G, July 2012
Excellent, tour went like clockwork, bus left Inverness on time 7.30am. arrived John O'Groats 10.30 and boat was on its way in to the harbour. One hour later we were on Orkney where buses were waiting to take us to the points of interest on the island including a running commentary. Overall the tour was excellent.
Reviewed by Ken, June 2012
Excellent trip - tour guide on Orkney was fantastic - great value.
Reviewed by Tracy L. G, September 2011
We highly recommend this trip. As many of the other reviews state, it's a long day but well worth it. The tour guide was excellent and Orkney was even more delightful than we imagined.
Reviewed by ellyn s, August 2011
wonderful trip.. such nice staff. Beautiful scenery.. Long day but well worth it. you will never see all of this unless you take a trip like this. I wish I had known that there was a longer trip on the island.
Reviewed by Patricia B, June 2011
The tour was excellent. It was all timed perfectly and we were able to see everything we wanted to see. Thanks very much for an enjoyable day out.