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. 

We have some availability on our 2021 holidays and space on most of our 2022 holidays but places are going fast, please book now to avoid disappointment.

We have availability for our private tours before and after our main group holiday season, please contact us for up-to-date availability.  

Covid-19 update: many sites and attractions in Orkney have been closed until 2021 due to the pandemic and this, together with social distancing requirements, means that we are currently unable to operate our tours. We plan to resume operations for our 2021 season. 

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