21 reviews of Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats
Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Reviewed by Raymond R, October 2012
Excellent day out, made extra special by a full day of blue skies and sunshine showing of the Orkney landscape. Everything went to schedule made special with the ferry to start and finish with. On the island a polite and very helpful coach driver giving us a continuous fully informed commentary and just significant time at each venue to appreciate the key items. Highly recommended way of catching the main flavour of the Islands in a day.
Reviewed by Virginia F, October 2012
We were really worried that the tour might be cancelled as it had been the day before due to stormy weather and the forecast for the Sunday was not good, however we woke up to glorious sunshine and total calm. The day lived up to all our expectations. Stuart, our guide was knowledgeable and his stories about the local history were humorous. I have already recommended this tour to numerous friends as it was the highlight of our two weeks stay in Scotland.
Reviewed by Stuart M, September 2012
Absolutely wonderful. Best day trip we have ever experienced in the world. Many many thanks to Stuart, our driver and superb knowledgeable and witty guide.
Reviewed by Maria J K, USA, September 2012
Most excellent tour and guide (Stewart). Very knowledgable and there was plenty of time to see the sights as we drove along. Just the right amount of time at each of the areas of interest. Orkney is a beautiful island.
Reviewed by P J, September 2012
Cant recommend the day trip from John O'Groats to Orkney enough. Well organised from getting on the boat until getting off again at the end of the day. A coach was waiting as we got off the ferry and we were very quickly on our way for a very busy day. Our coach driver come tour guide had lived on Orkney for many years and was a mine of information. His good humour and helpfulness helped make this a very special trip. We spent time in Stromness and Kirkwall as well as seeing sights such as Skara Brae the Italian Chapel Scapa Flow the Churchill Barriers and the Standing Stones. Thoroughly recommended.
We also saved money booking on the internet through Viator on the price at the Ferry terminal which was a bonus!!
Reviewed by Clare D P, August 2012
Our first ever trip to Orkney. It is a truly special place. Our coach driver packed so much into the day and gave us a lot of history and local information. Well worth it !
Reviewed by Brian M, July 2012
We had a wonderful trip, our driver Stuart was a fund of information, full of stories, explaining the history of the Islands in a fun and interesting way. The weather was awful but it did not detract from a wonderful experience. We will be back for longer next time.
Reviewed by Ian D, July 2012
Very good value for money. Transport arrangements excellent, guide very knowledgable and pleasant. Highly recommend this trip.
Reviewed by Rachel P, June 2012
Absolutely fabulous! The tour guide was full of knowledge about the isles. The weather was brilliant. Didn't see any puffins though
Reviewed by janice t, June 2012
Everything was on time, from the office, boat crew to the tour coach everyone was knowledgable and also had a good sense of humour. The tour definitely whetted our appetite to return and spend more time on the islands
Reviewed by Noeline M, June 2012
Best day ever thanks toour coach captain. Very helpful and informative. We came away tired but happy with all the knowledge we had gained about the Orkneys. Thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting agood adventure! Thanks to the company for heeding my request for a seat in the front, as I get sick in the back of the bus. Much appreciated!
Reviewed by s h d, May 2012
A thoroughly excellent day. The bus driver/guide helped enormously to make the day one to remember with his commentary about the Orkneys which was very interesting.
"And although it was cold, the sun shone"
Reviewed by dmoralek, August 2011
No problems at the ferry terminal, lovely clean tour bus waiting for us on the island. Our driver/tour guide Stewart was very nice and knew everything about the island. Throughly enjoyed the day.