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Maxi Day Tour of Orkney

John O'Groats Ferries, John O'Groats KW1 4YR, Scotland
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Day Trip from Inverness

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Orkney, full of history and absolutely stunning... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
SabinaJ
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NY
A sunny Day makes it even better

After a great cruise on the ferry we were met by 2 tour buses at the dock. The "tour mentality" was... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Larry B
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Prince George, Canada
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John O'Groats Ferries, John O'Groats KW1 4YR, Scotland
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Orkney, full of history and absolutely stunning. Highly recommend it but makes for a long day however worth it

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

After a great cruise on the ferry we were met by 2 tour buses at the dock. The "tour mentality" was evident. Everyone rushing to pack into the first buss despite the drivers pointing out that there were 2. We wandered over to the second...More

2  Thank Larry B
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

WHAT CAN I SAY! I am completely dumbfounded by this day trip experience. First I have to add that I am not a fan of coach tours so never take them. I thought this would be different! It really was, or was it? ( I...More

2  Thank helenmoore2015
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The Maxi day tour of the Orkneys through John O Groats ferries is a great way to spend a day and see most of the sites on the islands. We were particularly interested in the ancient ruins but found the Cathedral (and Bishops Palace) interesting...More

1  Thank WestCoastJohn&Jane
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The Maxi Day Tour of Orkney is one of the best tours that we have been on. The tour leader was amazing - both informative and funny. The stops were excellent and included Kirkwall, Stromness, Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones and the Italian...More

2  Thank Addicted2Travel_2017
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We've chosen this tour more or less blindly as a part of our north Scotland tour and I have to say, it was hands down the best part of it. The ferry ride is quite bumpy, you kinda have to get over that to get...More

2  Thank EviNori
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent trip across to Orkney. Our your guide Keith was very knowledgeable and told us lots of interesting facts about the islands and the history. Plenty of time.at each of the stops. We even managed an extra stop off because everyone on the coach was...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Big thank you to our driver/guide Andrew is was funny, knowledgeable and made sure he didn't leave with everyone 😊 Get plenty of time to stop and have a look around have lunch was well worth it and would highly recommend it to all ages...More

Thank Morag T
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

On a last minute idea I decided to surprise my wife with a day trip to the Orkney Islands. The only trip we were available for was fully booked, so I fired off an email to their office, and the next morning we were on...More

1  Thank anthonywA5413CV
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Great full day, ferry over where we were met by the bus and driver, Stuart who was really knowledgable and clearly loved the place he lives in. We saw lots of different things in the day and was given plenty of time to explore Kirkwall...More

1  Thank JulieHeron17
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Tammy S
30 July 2017|
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Response from Deb F | Property representative |
Hello, yes should be fine. Its a flat gangway onto the ferry (take a folding wheelchair if you have one). You can walk as much as you wish or just stay near or on the coach. At each stop you can decide how much you wish to... More
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Doug B
9 July 2017|
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Hi, plenty food stops throughout the day. Lunch is at Stromness and you are free to wander and get your own lunch. Café at Skara Brae and also places to eat in Kirkwall. Coffee available on the ferry too.
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malbamf
12 October 2016|
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Response from Brian F | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I think it might be best if she made her own way to Orkney (there are several ferry routes available deprnding where she is coming from and whether she will have a car). She can then book an independant day tour... More
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