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Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours

Bonnie Brae, Tankerness KW17 2QS, Scotland
+44 1856 861443
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Comprehensive visits to pre-historic sites

We had a full day with Jean. She is very knowledgeable and professional, and also fun and pleasant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jschlicht
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Boise, Idaho
Excellent Day off Ship

Jean was kind of a lucky last resort for us and certainly glad we found her. Group of 5 of us off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Handi
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a full day with Jean. She is very knowledgeable and professional, and also fun and pleasant to be with. We went in her van, and it was just the two of us. The roads in Orkney are not easy, and I don't believe...More

Thank jschlicht
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you both and showing you around Orkney. Photographs are important on holiday for your memories when you get home. I'm so glad you enjoyed the day and hope you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jean was kind of a lucky last resort for us and certainly glad we found her. Group of 5 of us off a cruise ship looking for a good tour and opportunity to see some puffins. Jean not only drove us around the area to...More

Thank Handi
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a great review. It was lovely meeting you all and trying to find Puffins, where did they all go, well in Television they say don't work with Children and Animals!!! I am glad you enjoyed your day and have happy memories...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great tour of many of Orkney's best ancient sites. Jean brought the Neolithic Orcadians to life for us like never before. At the end of our comprehensive tour her special way of telling the story of the Italian Chapel was extremely moving....More

Thank Susan R
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to put such a lovely review on Tripadvisor for me. It was a pleasure telling you all about Orkney and showing you our sites and views on the Islands. The Italian Chapel is my favourite place to show my...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We took the day tour with Jean. Whilst not cheap it was worth every penny. Jean is a native and knows Orkney inside out. She picked us up in her comfortable and roomy mini bus at 9 and dropped us back in the town for...More

Thank DDFarnham
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. It was a pleasure showing around and yes a bit of fun is all needed everyday. I'm so glad you enjoyed your day with me so much. Thank you again Jean

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,...More

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Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank jilldes2016
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

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...More

Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank swannop
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

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...More

Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Nicole M
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Michele M
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

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...More

Reviewed 29 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

Thank GaryK417
Jean R, Owner at Great Orkney Tours-Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

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

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Jeanette2488
Hi Jean, My son and I are looking for an Orkney tour June 1. Wondering what the approximate cost would be per person, per day. Thank you.
24 February 2016|
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Response from Jean R | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry, I can give you a tour on 1st June when you visit. We can visit the top archaeology sites, Churchill Barriers, Italian Chapel and Scapa Flow. The tour is private, the itinerary is yours, the... More
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harriet776
I would like to know what tours Ms Ross has for May 15th, 2016 from Kirkwall. We will be coming from a cruise ship and docking at 7:00 and departing by 17:00. thank you, Harriet D.
11 August 2015|
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Response from Jean R | Property representative |
My tours are private so the itinerary will be written to suit your requirements. At the moment I am free on 15th May 2015. The tour can be a selection of our history, archaeology, World War, Viking and Pictish.
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