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Welcome to Orkney Archaeology Tours

We are the only tour company in Orkney to be run by archaeologists, who live and work here all year round and have in depth understanding of Orkney’s archaeology, cultural traditions and history – as well as knowing all the best places to see seals! We specialise in all-inclusive  holidays  limited to a maximum of eight guests, but unlike other tour operators we do NOT require a  minimum number of bookings before the holiday goes ahead, and we do not apply any surcharges to our prices, so you can book ahead with confidence.

AVAILABILITY UPDATE 18th March 2018: we have a single place on our holiday arriving 5th May 2018 please contact us as soon as possible to book.  


All of our other 2018 holidays are now fully booked - please email us at  info@orktours.co.uk to be added to our 2018 waiting list.


We do still have availability on some of our 2019 holidays and we would advise you to book your preferred 2019 holiday date  now and we will be happy to switch you to 2018 if a cancellation becomes available - otherwise you may also miss out in 2019. If your preferred 2019 holiday date is not available, we still have availability on all of our 2020 holidays.


We do have availability in 2018 for our  private all-inclusive tours & private day tours at any time before the 25th April and after the 21st of September 2018.


Our tour leaders have worked on many of Orkney's major excavation projects, and they are also qualified & registered STGA Orkney Tourist Guides. Our tours are friendly, fun and informative and Orkney is an amazing place to visit - come and see for yourself!


We include a visit to the Ness of Brodgar excavation as an extra in your tour if your visit coincides with the dig season. We also visit other active digs if accessible during your holiday, including the Knowe of Swandro in Rousay.