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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.  We still have a few places available for our 2017 holidays  and we have availability on all our 2018 holidays 


We can add you to our 2017 waiting list but would advise you to book your preferred 2018 dates first, then we will switch you to 2017 if a cancellation becomes available - otherwise you may also miss out in 2018. This is especially important now, since Orkney is about to feature in a major three-part BBC TV documentary called 'Operation Orkney'  and we are anticipating an extremely high demand for  our 2018 holiday places following broadcast.


We  availability for our private all-inclusive tours & private day tours  outside of our main 2017 holiday season, so before the 29th of April 2017 and after the 16th September 2017


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