Orkney Uncovered, Kirkwall

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  • You couldn't hope to find more knowledgeable, friendly, and fun company at one of the most beautiful places on earth. Highly recommended. Don't bother looking elsewhere.  more »
  • If you want to know the real Orkney. If you want to find its true history, then use Orkney Uncovered. Kinlay is friendly, helpful and tailors your tour to your personal interests and time retsraints.....  more »
  • Previously I visited Orkney, Kirkwell and Scappa with NatGeo Explorer May 2019. Planned to return in 2020 with Kinlay Francis this yehar bringing my husband but will need to be 2021. First became...  more »
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  • Of all the trips and tours we have taken anywhere, this tour was easily the best! My wife and I booked Kinlay for a tour around Orkney sights and locations which mark Orkney' s crucial role during WW2. His knowledge and delivery of so many stories and events which occurred during these desperate years was like being part of a movie....it was so immersive! If you want a proper, historical journey into real Orkney heritage, look no further! Thanks again Kinlay!
  • If you are on Orkney...you should book Kinlay. No doubt. Worth every penny and many more. Absolutely one of my favorite things I did in all of Scotland while visiting. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and darn funny!
  • My wife and I booked Orkney Uncovered for a two-day tour as part of our honeymoon in May 2018. We were definitely looking forward to an amazing time, but we had no idea how truly perfect the tour would be. Coordinating the event before-hand was a total breeze. Kirsty is punctual, friendly, and made the whole process super simple for us. Emails were prompt, itineraries were robust, questions were quickly answered. Once our tour began, we met Kinlay–tour guide extraordinaire. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and generous with both his time and spirit. In addition, his competence and flexibility put our minds completely at ease. Anything we might have needed through the day, Kinlay had covered. He worked hard to make our trip as comfortable and pleasant as possible. As we walked along cliff tops and Neolithic sites, my wife asked question after question, both vague and specific. I asked kind of silly ones, and Kinlay answered all of them without missing a beat. He skirted the perfect line between leader and companion—offering facts and historical details without it ever feeling like a one-sided lecture. This tour was the highlight of the best trip we have ever been on, and we're already looking forward to a second visit. It was well-worth the price we paid, and more. Kirsty and Kinlay both worked with us to make sure we got the experience we were looking for, and they exceeded all our expectations. If you ever find yourself in Orkney and want a once-in-a-lifetime experience, give Orkney Uncovered a call. You will not be disappointed.
  • We booked a one day trip with Orkney Uncovered whilst touring the NC500 route and have to say it was one of the highlights of our tour. Our guide Kinlay was absolutely brilliant from start to finish, delivering a personalised itinerary to ensure we saw a wealth of historical wonders including the Italian Chapel, Skara Brae, the Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar, and a special diversion to the Sheila Fleet jewellery factory which made two ladies very happy and two men's wallets a bit less heavy! We were also treated to a lovely lunch as part of our tour package. Kinlay's knowledge of Orkney and it's history is impressive to say the least, but most importantly is the fact that he makes it all so interesting. Our time on Orkney went all too quickly but we had a wonderful day filled with fun, banter and laughter. Thank you so much for being the perfect tour guide Kinlay. It was absolutely great spending our day with you and we would highly recommend you to anyone.
  • Kinlay is an excellent tour guide. From the moment I first emailed him, he was professional and efficient - quickly replying to all my emails and helping with our whole trip, not just the day we spent with him. Kinlay curated a wonderful personalised itinerary for our family of five. He noted that I mentioned it was my father’s 60th and organised a cake at lunch for him - I believe this shows a level of class. I cannot fault Kinlay, we had a wonderful day with him and would recommend his services to family and friends. Thank you again.

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