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Orkney Uncovered

Kirkwall KW15 1TP, Scotland
+44 1856 878822
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Adventure Hiking with Orkney Uncovered

I've travelled with Kinlay Francis and Orkney Uncovered several times in each of the last three... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SteveS999
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Columbia, South Carolina
Just the Best

We spent 4 weeks in Scotland. This was the highlight of our trip. We left our vehicle in Thurso and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
doreenandneil
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Richmond, B.C.
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Orkney Uncovered Private Tours, provides private guided tours of the Orkney Islands. We cover all of Orkney’s history, culture, economy, food and drink. We specialise in Military history and Scapa Flow. We provide bespoke Ancient Orkney private tours with a focus on Neolithic Orkney, the Iron Age and the Viking Ages. All our tours are tailored to meet our clients requirements. Orkney Uncovered Private Tours are open 365 day a year and offer professional,fun and informative private touring experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've travelled with Kinlay Francis and Orkney Uncovered several times in each of the last three years, and the experiences keep getting better. He's introduced a line of Adventure Hikes that are right up my alley, and because I like to visit in November, I'm...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 4 weeks in Scotland. This was the highlight of our trip. We left our vehicle in Thurso and caught the ferry as foot passengers. Kinlay was there to meet us and begin the tour forthwith. We spent the entire Saturday touring and ended...More

1  Thank doreenandneil
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Booking with “Orkney Uncovered” was the best decision we made for our trip to Orkney. Kinlay Francis and his wife Kirsty, who handles the bookings, spent the time to find out our specific interests and tailor our two day tour to reflect those. The communication...More

2  Thank jjbmurd
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Amidst cold, rain, sleet and wind, Kinlay gave us a wonderful, memorable tour! He was prepared for the weather, kept us comfortable, adjusted tour stops to weather and our somewhat shortened schedule, and provided information adapted to our particular interests. Engaging and conversational, he shared...More

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3  Thank SuzDawn
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We book a tour with Kinlay early in October. The weather was terrible, but Kinlay was there to meet the ferry. He customized the tour so we could see the sites despite gale force winds and horizontal rain. He worked hard to keep us warm...More

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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to meet and guide you all around our windswept island. We certainly did have wild weather, but I do think it adds to the Orkney experience. Thank you for your kind comments...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

I just spent 3 days with Kinlay from Orkney Uncovered and I highly recommend doing a tour with him if you can. He's incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and made me feel completely welcome the minute our tour started. He knows a lot about the islands...More

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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Dear Marc, Thank you very much for your fantastic review, it was a pleasure to guide you around the islands of Orkney. I am glad you had a great time on Papay and Westray and really enjoyed the ancient sites, including having a cup of...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

You haven't seen Orkney until you have seen it with Kinlay. The untold history, the less trodden path, the hidden sights both man made and natural, Kinlay covers it all. I cannot recommend his tours highly enough. Whatever the weather, and Orkney has some weather,...More

Thank GreggandElly
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Gregg and Elly, Thank your for the well written and superb review. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review, as do our prospective clients. Glad you enjoying learning about all our history, including the might of Scapa Flow during the...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Orkney Uncovered is an amazing tour company. Kirsty was terrific in customizing our two tour for eight Canadian travelers to ensure we saw all the points that interested us. Very accommodating. Kinlay is one of the best tour guides we have encountered in our world...More

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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Hi, Thank you very much for booking with Orkney Uncovered and for your great review. I am glad your party of 8 had a lovely time on Orkney. I will pass on the lovely feedback about Kirsty, who does a great job of customising tour...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Having Kinlay Francis as a guide to the Orkney Islands ensured that our trip there was special and everything we could have hoped for. Kinlay is a superb planner, but is also able to adapt to changing conditions, which is certainly necessary when the weather...More

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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Rebecca, Many thanks for your fantastic review it was a pleasure to take you and Patty on your 4 days of private tours in the Orkney Islands. Thank you for your kind words about my service and wellbeing for our yourselves. We collectively do...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

My sister and I just completed a 4-day tour of the Orkney Islands with Kinlay Francis of Orkney Uncovered - it really was a trip of a lifetime and experiencing it with a local guide I feel was critical. Kinlay was massively prepared (despite gale...More

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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Patty, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, it was an absolute pleasure to take you and Rebecca on your multiple day private tours. I am glad you heeded my warnings about taking warm and waterproof clothing as you certainly needed it as...More

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Heidi S
11 July 2017|
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Response from Ruggedadventurer | Property representative |
Hi Heidi, Unfortunately we are already fully booked for July. Best wishes, Orkney Uncovered
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tmrullo
28 June 2017|
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Response from Ruggedadventurer | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your message via TripAdvisor. I am afraid we are already fully booked for this date. I do hope you find someone else and thanks anyway for your enquiry. Best wishes, Orkney Uncovered P.s. Thanks Maggie
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thegizzies
29 May 2017|
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Sorry, I've just checked the website and see you are full.
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