Orkney Cruise Ship Excursions

Are you here for a day and would you like to see the best Orkney has to offer? Then make sure your next port of call is with Orkney Uncovered.

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We offer bespoke private tours in our exclusive 8 seater tour vehicle, so you can be guaranteed that you will have a personal tailored tour.

Popular itineraries include the following UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

  • Skara Brae
  • The Ring of Brodgar
  • Standing Stones of Stenness
  • Maes Howe
  • Ness of Brodgar
  • Broch of Gurness
  • Brough of Birsay

Equally popular Orkney sites and scenic beauty spots:

  • Churchill Barriers
  • Scapa Flow
  • Italian Chapel
  • St Magnus Cathedral
  • RSPB Bird Reserves
  • Coastal and Hillside walks
  • Yesnaby Sea Cliffs
  • Stromness
  • Kitchener Memorial walk
  • Skiba Geo walk

Come and marvel at the beautiful coastal scenery and structures Orkney has to offer. We will meet you at arriving port and expertly guide you round the amazing coastal scenery, sites and structures Orkney has to offer. We then drop you back off at your Liner/Ferry within plenty of time for your departure and onward journey.

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Orkney is currently one of the most popular Cruise Ship destinations in the UK. Orkney Uncovered offer a wide range of Cruise Ship Excursions.

These tours are very popular so we advise that you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Customer Testimonials:

“Fantastic day on a beautiful island”!

This was the first excursion we booked back in October 2013 with 2 other couples for our June 2014 Princess cruise. We were able to spend a great day with Kinlay Francis exploring Orkney Island and all of it’s historic wonders and beautiful landscape. Kinlay has intimate knowledge of the island’s history, from thousands of years ago when the first standing stones were erected to the Churchill barriers used in WWII. Despite the chilly wind, the weather was fantastic and the company even more so.

If you’re spending any time in Orkney, either from a cruise ship or on your own, please consider booking Okney Uncovered for a tour, but do it soon! He will book up early, and justifiably so. This was one of, if not the best excursions we had during this 12 day cruise.

Gary and Lynn, M/S Ruby Princess

“Orkney: A Fascinating Day!”
We are a family of five consisting of my wife, myself, 15 yr. old son and 11 and 10 yr. old daughters. We live in the U.S. in Florida. I did some web research about the area and also contacted the tourist office. After speaking with a couple of tour companies I decided to book with Orkney Uncovered, which is run by Kinlay Francis. It turned out to be a great choice. Kinlay gave us a wonderful day in Orkney. We were more interested in the Neolithic sites with a lesser priority to the wartime history. Kinlay delivered that and more. By the end of the tour we found ourselves fascinated by both. He was very attentive and patient to the needs and interests of the children as well.

We are avid travellers and have used the services of many private tour companies. I would highly recommend this tour company! Upon returning home we found that Kinlay went one step more by sending us links to sites that we expressed further interest in.

Mr A. Dellabella
MSC Lirica

‘Brilliant day tour’
We only had a 1 day stop at Orkney on our cruise in May, so I wanted to be sure we’d see as much as possible. And we certainly did. The cruise tours were all only half days, but we got to spend a full 7 hours with Kinlay on a bespoke tour. It was definitely a day to remember. Thank you and apologies for the belated review 🙂
Shelley, Alan, Ann and Alan.
Marco Polo

Tour Notes:

  1. Prices available on request and are based on individual requirements and tour itineraries.
  2. Please note that full payment is required at time of booking and we would recommend taking out full travel insurance in case of Cruise Liner cancellation at the arriving port, due to adverse weather/sea conditions. Orkney Uncovered is not liable in this eventuality.
  3. Our exclusive tour vehicle accommodates up to 7 guests.
  4. We would recommend taking warm and waterproof clothing as well as comfortable walking shoes.
  5. Light refreshments served on tour.
  6. Lunch is not included.
  7. Admissions included where stated.

If you would like more information or to enquire about this tour send an enquiry directly from this website.

Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Photos

Fulmar Yesnaby Standing Stones Swan Breckan Battery WWII Directors Tower