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Westraak Tours

The Old Manse, Pierowall KW17 2DH, Scotland
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Highlight of the Orkneys

My husband and I and my parents are staying in Kirkwall and took the ferry over to Westray to do a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
intrepidpam
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Ottawa, Canada
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Terrific day out

This was a thoroughly enjoyable day out with Andy and Karen where we toured Westray, and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne H
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Newcastle, Australia
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Guided Tours of the beautiful island of Westray including history, archaeology, wildlife, local culture and a home cooked lunch.
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The Old Manse, Pierowall KW17 2DH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I and my parents are staying in Kirkwall and took the ferry over to Westray to do a day tour with Karen and Andy. It was a wonderful day out! We parked our hire car at the long stay parking lot right...More

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Andy and Karen P, Owner at Westraak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Pam, Thanks for your generous review. We really enjoyed all your company and it was fine and memorable day. We trust the blue bag was reunited with its owner and wish you all a safe journey home. Best wishes, Andy and Karen.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a thoroughly enjoyable day out with Andy and Karen where we toured Westray, and enjoyed their hospitality for lunch and morning and afternoon tea. Andy and Karen had a wealth of knowledge about Westray and we were very impressed by all we were...More

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Andy and Karen P, Owner at Westraak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for your very kind review. Glad to hear the boat back was ok, and hope you've warmed up after enjoying our exotic summer climate! Thanks very much for joining us for the day, and we hope your trips home, and beyond, are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Westray offers a great combination of nature, landscape, history and architecture. Andy and Karen bring it all to us and even include an outstanding lunch at their home. In the morning the wind was up but the rain kept off until we had experienced the...More

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Andy and Karen P, Owner at Westraak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Peter, for joining us on tour and for your kind review. Glad the 'slightly' wild day didn't spoil your visit. It was a pleasure to show you around and we look forward to seeing your pictures when you're back at base. You had some...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Karen and Andy provided us a wonderfully insightful tour of Westray, and kept us well fed throughout the day. They weaved local history with Karen’s family story, and the outstanding natural gifts of their home to give us a rounded understanding of their island. Small...More

2  Thank Seattle-Maddog
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Andy and Karen P, Owner at Westraak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us on tour last weekend, and thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed your company. Please send us a picture of the Orkney socks once they are knitted up. Hope you are cosy enough not to need them on the...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Fantastic tour, Andy and Karen are lovely and informative guides. The fact that Karen was born on the island gives the tour a very personal and in-depth touch. You know the island is small but there was so much see the day flew. The refreshments...More

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Andy and Karen P, Owner at Westraak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks very much for your review. We really enjoyed your company. Maybe next time you can come see some puffins? (pretty sure we'll see you in this part of the world again soon. Must be time for some more spag Bol..?) Thanks for joining us.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Loved our tour of Westray, Karen and Andy were friendly hospitable and had loads of knowledge about the Island. They gave us a fabulous insight not only to the ancient history but also the domestic history and stories.

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Andy and Karen P, Owner at Westraak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks very much for your kind review, and for braving a January day with us! We hope you managed to catch some Merry Dancers before you left Westray. Happy travels, and all the best with your adventures, wherever they take you!

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I did a day tour with Karen and Andy and it was awesome !!! They are super fun and chill and make it a fantastic day. We packed in a lot but it never felt rushed and they explained everything so wonderfully and entertainingly.! We...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to see the Orkneys outside of the main island/Kirkwall area, going on this tour in Westray is one of the best ways to do it. Karen and Andy pick you up from the ferry, and then the rest of the trip is...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We were 2 couples travelling together and were met at the pier by Karen and Andy who whisked us home for a delicious slice of warm cake and a cuppa. Despite the blustery, wet conditions we had a wonderful day with them exploring the sea...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to see everything Westray has to offer then we highly recommend Westraak Guided Tours Karen, a Westray lass - and her husband Andy are superb tour guides - mixing local knowledge with facts, figures and historical information They meet you from the...More

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calabs1082
3 May 2018|
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Response from Andy and Karen P | Property representative |
Hi. Sorry, we are based in the north isles, Westray, and offer local westray tours only. We are another ferry link away from where you will be docking, sadly, otherwise we would have been happy to offer you a tour of... More
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Darlene F
4 April 2017|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
You can get as far as Thurso by train - then take a ferry to the Orkney mainland - or you can fly to Kirkwall You can also fly (to some) or take a ferry to the smaller islands Both of the island tours we've done meet... More
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Response from Glenda S | Reviewed this property |
I would contact Graham direct. We spent the whole day there. He met us on the first ferry and dropped us back for the last. There was 5 of us so we had the tour to ourselves. I think he does a full and half day tour. He was... More
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