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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.


All our 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 most 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.


This is especially important at the moment due to the publicity surrounding the Ness of Brodgar excavation after both the three-part BBC TV documentary called 'Britain's Secret Capital - Secrets of Orkney'  and also site director Nick Card's recent USA lecture tour, and we are experiencing an extremely high demand for our holidays.


We have availability for our  private all-inclusive tours & private day tours before the 28th April 2018 and after the 18th 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.