232 Kirkwall Cruise Reviews

We took a hike around the Orkney Island, specifically the Yesnaby cliffs. It was beautiful, and it moves quickly. So, bring some great hiking shoes.
We took a hike around the Orkney Island, specifically the Yesnaby cliffs. It was beautiful, and it moves quickly. So, bring some great hiking shoes. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Hired a local taxi for 4 hours. At £40 per hour split 3 ways was worth it. Saw more than those who paid for excursions
Hired a local taxi for 4 hours. At £40 per hour split 3 ways was worth it. Saw more than those who paid for excursions Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Did a private walking tour and it was excellent. The guide name was Jane Cook and She was excellent. I can't remember how I booked but it's a service and a few people contacted me and Jane was the first. She made it very ... Read More
Did a private walking tour and it was excellent. The guide name was Jane Cook and She was excellent. I can't remember how I booked but it's a service and a few people contacted me and Jane was the first. She made it very interesting for us. Loved this place. It helped that the weather was warm and blue skies. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
A lovely place! We opted to do our own thing and had pre-booked a visit to the Highland Park Distillery. This was worth the walk, approx. 45 minutes. Very professional. We were in a small group with a dedicated guide. He was very ... Read More
A lovely place! We opted to do our own thing and had pre-booked a visit to the Highland Park Distillery. This was worth the walk, approx. 45 minutes. Very professional. We were in a small group with a dedicated guide. He was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. Leisurely walk round the various departments were processes were outlined. Followed by a tasting session. The shop was well stocked with reasonably priced items and a great stock of various Highland Park Whiskys. Had lunch in the Lynnfield Hotel just down the road from the distillery, lovely home made produce and reasonable priced. Very nice town with Museum and Cathedral to name just a couple of the attractions. Nice array of shops available Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Take a tour on the local Stagecoach bus from the bus station, making sure Michael is the driver. He gives a commentary, although he is not obliged to and the bus visits all the major attractiona. Cost £12 per person, extremely good value ... Read More
Take a tour on the local Stagecoach bus from the bus station, making sure Michael is the driver. He gives a commentary, although he is not obliged to and the bus visits all the major attractiona. Cost £12 per person, extremely good value compared to the Fred Olsen tour which covers the same places. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
This was an excellent port. Loved the excursion to Skara Brea. Kirkwall itself was lovely with a cathedral and good range of independent shops - lots of local jewellery available.
This was an excellent port. Loved the excursion to Skara Brea. Kirkwall itself was lovely with a cathedral and good range of independent shops - lots of local jewellery available. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Cliff walk to Skara Brae. The walk was beautiful and the ruins were very interesting
Cliff walk to Skara Brae. The walk was beautiful and the ruins were very interesting Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We went on the tour that Viking included. As we had been there before we had already seen the island so this tour was adequate for us.
We went on the tour that Viking included. As we had been there before we had already seen the island so this tour was adequate for us. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Included tour was okay. In the morning, we walked to the distillery at the edge of town (long walk but doable) and took a tour which was great. We booked ahead online but some people just walked in at the first tour time. Even the ... Read More
Included tour was okay. In the morning, we walked to the distillery at the edge of town (long walk but doable) and took a tour which was great. We booked ahead online but some people just walked in at the first tour time. Even the deluxe tour with more pours did not leave us too happy to get back to the ship for the afternoon included tour. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
the included tour was very good, however does not include visiting Scara Brae, should consider an optional tour that goes there.
the included tour was very good, however does not include visiting Scara Brae, should consider an optional tour that goes there. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We toured several parts of the island of which Kirkwall is part. The Shetlands are beautiful, but our highlight was visiting a Bronze Age village.
We toured several parts of the island of which Kirkwall is part. The Shetlands are beautiful, but our highlight was visiting a Bronze Age village. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Cliff-top coastal walk from Yesnaby with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide was excellent, and the concluding visit to 5000 year old fantastically intact neolithic settlement at Skara Brae was awe-inspiring. The only disappointment ... Read More
Cliff-top coastal walk from Yesnaby with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide was excellent, and the concluding visit to 5000 year old fantastically intact neolithic settlement at Skara Brae was awe-inspiring. The only disappointment was that the bus ride took us past, but didn't stop at, the Ring of Brodgar standing stone circle. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Our tour guide came from the island answered lots of interesting tidbits. For the few hours we were on the bus, I felt as though I learned a lot about the Orkney Islands
Our tour guide came from the island answered lots of interesting tidbits. For the few hours we were on the bus, I felt as though I learned a lot about the Orkney Islands Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
On a bus again and off to see the Standing Stones of Stenness that are 5,000 years old. They had been set in a large complete circle which now has many missing pieces, but still is awe inspiring. From there we drove to Stromness; a ... Read More
On a bus again and off to see the Standing Stones of Stenness that are 5,000 years old. They had been set in a large complete circle which now has many missing pieces, but still is awe inspiring. From there we drove to Stromness; a harbor town where we were free to explore and shop. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We walked around Kirkwall and toured the countryside. The highlight was a visit to a stone site older than Stonehenge.
We walked around Kirkwall and toured the countryside. The highlight was a visit to a stone site older than Stonehenge. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018

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