We are the only holiday company in Orkney to be run by archaeologists. All of our tours are personally led by either Dr Caz Mamwell BSc MA PhD FSA Scot or by Dr Dave Lawrence BSc MSc PhD FSA Scot, who both live in Orkney all year round and have an in depth understanding of Orkney’s archaeology, cultural traditions and history – as well as knowing all the best places to see seals! 

From the first week of May until mid-September we offer all-inclusive holidays with no more than eight participants, whilst outside of those dates we offer private tours of any length, for individuals, couples or friends up to a maximum of eight people who are travelling together. 

21/2/20 availability update for our 2020 holidays: we have two places sharing a double or twin room on our 'Orkney Adventure' holiday (7) arriving Saturday 13th June 2020 departing  Saturday 20th June 2020, please contact us as soon as possible at info@orktours.co.uk  if you would like to book these places (sorry no single occupancy available).

All of our other 2020 holidays are fully booked, but places are available on our 2021 holidays, however these are selling fast so please book now to avoid disappointment. We can add you to our 2020 cancellation list, but we do recommend that you book your first choice holiday for 2021 and we will then switch your booking to 2020 if a suitable cancellation arises, otherwise you may miss out altogether. 

We have availability for our private tours in April, September and October 2020.  


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. Our tour leaders have worked on many of Orkney's major excavation projects, and they are also qualified and 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! 

Orkney Archaeology Tours, 

Bayview, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LR  

VAT Reg. No. 107 1132 67   info@orktours.co.uk