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Maxi Day Tour of Orkney

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Address: John O'Groats Ferries, John O'Groats KW1 4YR, Scotland
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Well organised and excellent day trip!!

We started our day by coach from Inverness to John O Groats. Boat trip to the Orkneys was quite smooth on the day we went in late August and we enjoyed it. The coach trip was... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
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Caloundra, Australia

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Caloundra, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

We started our day by coach from Inverness to John O Groats. Boat trip to the Orkneys was quite smooth on the day we went in late August and we enjoyed it. The coach trip was very informative and gave us an overview of the amazing sights on the Orkneys. Just loved Skara Brae, a real highlight of the day!!!... More 

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

They do an excellent job of getting you from John O Groats to the Orkney's, show you a great deal of history and get you back in time to catch the last ferry back to the mainland. check the weather however....we had to delay our trip by a day due to 75 mph winds and rough seas......

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2 Thank Brad B
Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

A little pricey on paper, but probably the cheapest way of getting to see the highlights of the lovely Orkney isles. Our tour guide Steph was excellent.

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1 Thank ImmyAsh
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

After making a spur of the moment decision to break my taboo on organized tour groups, I was very pleasantly surprised with this trip. We were not treated as cattle, and had ample time in Kirkhall and Stromness to do ones own thing.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The tour was a good introduction to the Isle, if a little rushed. The ferry journey is unavoidably rough ( small boat in the swell does not make for a smooth crossing). The tour focuses on the history of the islands mostly and I felt was more geared to the older end of the market. It was quite enjoyable however... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The tour starts with a ferry from John O'Groats to The Orkney Islands. The bus meets the ferry and the tour of the islands is very informative, clearly defined and comprehensive. Time is allowed for additional sightseeing on foot. Stops are well arranged and include planned comfort stops. There are options for additional admissions to sites (well worth the extra... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Amazing sunny day and what a wonderful trip. The coach driver was so informative and enthusiastic. We were blown away by the history of Orkney. Our only complaint was we ran out of time . Would love to come back especially to Skara brae as we rushed round conscious we were quite a walk from the bus.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Was staying in Helmsdale and took the day trip over to Orkney on Tuesday 30th August. Found the the day really interesting. We were a party aged 12-92 and everyone had a great day out. Alan the driver/guide was a fountain of knowledge on the local area and history. Would recommend the trip to anyone who is near the area... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Having stayed overnight in John O Groats, it was a leisurely stroll down tomthe jetty to catch thecearly ferry to the Islands. Forty minutes later, after a smooth crossing of the Pentland Firth, we disembarked at Burwick where our luxury coach and driver Stuart were waiting for us. Our tour lasted all day and took in all the major sights... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a great day out to Orkney. This tour takes you to all the places to see and the driver tells you lots of stories about what you see. We had a long, but great day. I recommend this over the Highlights tour as you see more and you have more time at various stops.

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