6 independent reviews for Walking Scotlandís Orkney Islands vacation

Reviews for Walking Scotlandís Orkney Islands vacation

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review 24 Sep 2023

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Hiking the barren cliffs of the Orkneys overlooking the sea. So dramatic!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Bring good rain gear. Trip is so much better staying dry.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, the guide seemed to direct us to local restaurants and hotels.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Wonderful. the guide was knowledgeable, caring, and funny.

review 26 Aug 2023

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Everything!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Go!!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes , polar opposite to the mammoth cruise ships anchored in the harbour!!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Top marks ! Angela Gillespie our guide was top rate!

review 15 Jul 2023

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The coastal clifftop walks, plants the birds

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Have good gear, enjoy each moment in the great outdoors of Orkney. Listen and learn something new.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Not particularly.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent

review 18 Jun 2023

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Walking in the peace and beauty of the Orkney islands

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Enjoy

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Perhaps by eating local foods and at restaurants , and paying for some cultural and educational entrance fees

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was wonderful!

review 11 Jul 2023

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Difficult to select one, both the wildlife and the neolithic/bronze age remains were outstanding and were more memorable than my expectations.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make sure you are fit enough to undertake the walking. Though I found it easy physically, one of our group found both the distances travelled by foot, and the need to climb a number of stiles during the hikes, too difficult and didn't actually complete any of the walks.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We only benefitted local people via the income we generated. We really had little impact (good or bad) on the environment and I couldn't see any evidence that we were supporting conservation.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A wonderful vacation that did what was advertised. We got to see a wide range of wildlife and all the major archaeological sites (as well as some of the memorials to the 2 world wars) which were above my expectations. I would just like the guides to have been a bit more knowledgeable about the flora and fauna we were seeing.

review 5 Oct 2021

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Meeting a member of the Orkney Rangers at the stunning Ring of Brodgar to enjoy a wonderful talk and tour. Our Ranger guide was knowledgeable, passionate about her subject and occasionally hilarious. She gave us all so such a worthwhile start to what proved to be a tremendous day.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take gloves and waterproof trousers. I didn't follow this very clear advice and regretted it!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely so, our guides went out of their way to ensure we got the opportunity to engage positively with local independent businesses and community projects, without pressuring us in any way.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This vacation consistently exceeded expectations at every level. It was the best trip I've been on for years. Meticulously planned and flawless in its execution, I loved every minute of it. The tour guides are the people who made this trip the absolute treat that it turned out to be and they were both peerless. If you get the chance to go on this trip, or indeed any other with either Angela or Marco, then jump at it!

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