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Maxi Day Tour of Orkney

John O'Groats Ferries, John O'Groats KW1 4YR, Scotland
+44 1955 611353
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An enjoyable, entertaining and informative tour

Stuart, our tour guide and driver, was a very entertaining guide, with a few amusing jokes to groan... read more

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Jenny L
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Fun tour - great and easy way to see Orkney in a day

This is a great way to see Orkney in a single day. Of course you can’t see everything, but this is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
anotheruxguy
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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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John O'Groats Ferries, John O'Groats KW1 4YR, Scotland
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+44 1955 611353
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Reviewed today

Stuart, our tour guide and driver, was a very entertaining guide, with a few amusing jokes to groan at, who clearly knows the tour very well. The tour was well organised and informative with plenty of time to take in the sites that we visited....More

Thank Jenny L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great way to see Orkney in a single day. Of course you can’t see everything, but this is a good sampler, if you don’t want to spend a few days staying overnight. The key is the bus driver/tour guide. Ours was great...More

Thank anotheruxguy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour starting with the ferry from John o groats to Orkney, then to Kirkwall (visit the catheter)via scapa flow and the Churchill barriers, Stromness, skara Brae including skiel house Ring of Brogdar and the Italian chapel before catching the ferry back to John o...More

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a day tour with ferry from John o'Groats and bus around The Orkneys. There was a lot to take in but it was perfectly presented by an excellent bus driver. He drove like an angle, very smoothly and briefed us along the route on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full day tour of the key locations in Orkney. We did this trip as a side tour during our North Coast 500 trip. It was a break from driving. Well worth considering if you are on the NC 500. An early start from Wick missing...More

2  Thank Colin H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best one-day-tours we ever had. Well organized, starting with the ferry from John o'Groats. Stewart is not only a good driver and a funny host and guide for this day but he wants you to tell you about his love for the...More

2  Thank Eurovoyager2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the best one-day trips will find anywhere. Loads to see from the minute you get the ferry from John O Groats. St Magnus Cathedral, 5000 year old Skarra Brae village,standing stones and the Italian chapel the PoW's built from...More

2  Thank joesheerin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ferry and back plus a full day’s bus tour - great value. Go to Kirkwall, Stromness, Skara Brae, stone circle, and Italian Chapel. Guide/driver was informative, enough time at each stop. In Kirkwall, try to also see the Earl’s palace - really worth seeing.

Thank Dave A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We caught this on Monday, did panic as we were actually heading to Kirkwall and not taking the tour but all was ok we weren't on the wrong bus. The bus itself was spotlessly clean and even the toilet was clean. The guide was funny...More

Thank ScotlandLjh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stewart was such a great host for the day. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and all the information about orkney, its history and landscape given in such an entertaining way. Do not miss this if you are in the area.

1  Thank kimberley49
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Daniel P
18 June 2018|
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Response from Deb F | Property representative |
Hi, no toilets on the Maxi Coach but plenty of stops. Toilets at Kirkwall, Stromness, Skara Brae & Burwick.
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Sarah S
10 June 2018|
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Response from Deborah F | Property representative |
Hi, sorry not large dogs. Yes someone can look after the dog in John O’Groats. 07707247102.
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Kirston A
12 May 2018|
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Response from Deb F | Property representative |
Hi, for June, July & Aug the Maxi tour is from 8.45am to 7.45pm. For May & Sept its from 8.45am to 6.15pm. Its just a 40 mins sea crossing. Plenty time for photos. Not much walking. Everything is close by to the coach... More
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