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Small group archaeology holidays

Our holidays  are special & different from all the rest - we limit each holiday to only 8 participants  and we never exceed this number ( unlike other tour operators who offer ‘specialist’ archaeology holidays to Orkney and then bring a coach party!)    Our holidays are the ideal way to see the best of Orkney with a small party of like-minded travellers – with such a select group we can offer a high quality experience and visit smaller sites in out of the way locations. There's no waiting around for the rest of the coach to catch up  - this is the best way to see Orkney's archaeology.


Our ‘Orkney Adventure’ archaeology holidays are all-inclusive, so once you have checked in to your comfortable sea front hotel, you don’t have to worry about unforeseen expenses (although we don’t include your hotel bar bill). You have a  free choice from the hotel’s extensive menu of local produce – fresh scallops, crab, steak – rather than the usual restricted 'tour group menu' offered on large group holidays.


Although being archaeologists ourselves we specialise in archaeology,  there’s much more to experience in Orkney  – we also give you insights into Orkney’s rich traditions and cultural history, wildlife, birds, our wartime heritage and modern life.  In addition our holidays include visits to the islands of Rousay and Hoy, via short rides on our comfortable inter-island ferries, with the added bonus of wildlife spotting from the deck.


Our 2018 holidays are fully booked but we can add you to our waiting list. We still have a  choice of   2019 arrival dates for our ‘Orkney Adventure’ holidays from May until September, and a similar range of dates for our 2020 holidays. The itinerary below outlines the itinerary for our holidays, for full details please download our brochure.







'Orkney Adventure' holiday itinerary


Saturday Day 1

Arrive at your hotel in time for dinner.


Sunday Day 2

 Scapa Flow  

Earl’s Bu and Round Kirk

Skara Brae & Skaill House

Kirbister Farm Museum

Broch of Gurness  


Monday Day 3

Earl’s and Bishop’s Palaces

St. Magnus’ Cathedral

Rennibister Earth-house

Cuween Cairn

Churchill Barriers

Italian Chapel



Tuesday Day 4

The Island of Hoy

Hackness Martello Tower &  Battery

Lyness Naval Museum  

Dwarfie Stane.  


Wednesday Day 5

Free time in Stromness


Free time in Kirkwall


Thursday Day 6

The Island of Rousay

 Taversöe Tuick tomb,

Blackhammer cairn

Midhowe Cairn

Midhowe Broch


Friday Day 7

Ring of Brodgar and Stones of Stenness

The Brough of Birsay

Earl’s Palace Birsay

Barony Mill


Saturday Day 8