My Orkney Tours Sample Itinerary

Sample tours include the following, although itineraries can be changed to suit your individual needs.

Pick up from your hotel in Kirkwall, drive out through scenic agricultural landscape to the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, where we would visit the Ring of Brodgar, The Standing Stones of Stenness and Skara Brae, our 5000 year old Neolithic village on the shores of the beautiful Skaill Bay.

Lunch would be at the Orkney Brewery before we headed out to the Shores of Scapa Flow where you would hear tales from Wartime, Cross the Churchill Barriers and visit the breathtaking Italian Chapel on Lambholm, Hear the stories about the Italian POWs who spent part of WW2 living and working there.

Coffee break at Robertson’s in picturesque St Margaret’s Hope, before a leisurely drive back to Kirkwall and stop at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, to visit our 900 year old Norse Cathedral and hear the stories of why it was built back in 1137.

This is an 8-hour full day tour which can be extended into the evening if you wish to make the most of our long daylight hours in Summertime.


Contact Marlene to book your Orkney tours



Marlene Thomson

East Massater
Windwick, Orkney
KW17 2RN

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I am a driver guide with a comfortable minibus which can carry eight guests, I can also hire bigger vehicles up to 50 seats if necessary. I am also happy to work as a step on guide and join you in your car or coach. If you’re here on business for a day and have a few hours to look around, I can plan you a route and show you the sights you want to see, saving you time and from concentrating on a map. I know the best places to eat and where to find our local delicacies… even the best ice cream shops on route!

Tours start from 4 hours up to 8 hours daily, and I can either make up a tour with you to suit your interests & abilities, Or you can take one of my set tours just to give you a feel for Orkney and its people. I can entertain and enlighten you as we drive through My Orkney.



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