Tour Reviews

Tour Reviews

We love sharing Orkney’s sights and delights with our tour guests, and we love you sharing your feedback. Here is a selection of your recent Google reviews. You can also read more on Tripadvisor and Facebook.

Lloy Falconer
Lloy Falconer
JP Orkney crafted a most wonderful tour for three friends and me. The owner provided insight, information, and an all round delightful experience. We still are talking about the great lunch and fun time.
Ann Nelson
Ann Nelson
I did a tour with Paul on Friday 16th June with three other ladies. I wasn’t feeling well and Paul went out of his way to make me feel more comfortable. Thank you Paul. When I did get to eat the packed lunch he provided, it was delicious.
Emily Woolard
Emily Woolard
We are a luxury our operator and booked a 2-day tour of Orkney with JP Orkney Tours on behalf of our clients. They were responsive and friendly from the outset and willing to be flexible and work with us to meet our clients' needs and interest. The clients had a wonderful time touring with Paul - we would highly recommend JP Orkney Tours!
Chris R
Chris R
You must book with JP Orkney tours. They are so amazing. You get a personal experience, great hospitality, and an up close look at Kirkwall. We loved every minute and all the details the company provides. Paul is a great guide. He is sincere, knowledgeable, and helps you make the most of your visit. He took us to many Neolithic sites, old castle ruins, we saw a Viking village, St Magnus cathedral and this list goes on. If you can , I highly recommend their picnic lunch. Paul and his wife , Jane, have a catering business and make homemade jams and chutney. ( delicious and I highly recommend getting some . About 3-5 pounds each) They make you a beautiful lunch and you enjoy it in a picture perfect place. In our case, we sat overlooking the sea as weather was in our favor. Of all the tours we have been on, we all (group of 6) rank this as number one. I highly recommend them and. I strongly suggest booking early as you don’t want to miss out.
Bron Wolter
Bron Wolter
We visited Orkney in May of 2023 and were lucky enough to enjoy a delicious lunch featuring wonderful products from JP Orkney. We purchased some of the Rhubarb Chutney and the different types of tablet to bring back home to Australia. The products were fresh and tasty. The chutney is brilliant with lovely bread and cold meats or with a cheese board. The home made Scottish tablet was so good.. I really loved the Cardamom flavoured one! It’s great to be able to enjoy memories of our fabulous trip as we are back home and I would happily purchase your products again! Cheers!!
Peter zQuirk
Peter zQuirk
A truly enjoyable and informative day with JP Orkney Tours. Paul is friendly and knowledgeable on the amazing history and life on Orkney, both historical and current. We got to visit the Standing Stones of Stenness, Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Brough of Birsay and back to St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. The Neolithic, Pictish and Viking history there is amazing. We also enjoyed a lovely picnic, prepared by Jane sitting on Skaill Beach. All in all a perfect day, he even arranged good weather for the day. His enthusiasm and matched humour made the day go well. Thanks Paul and Jane. You come highly recommended. Peter & Sue Quirk
Julie Cassidy
Julie Cassidy
Had a tour with Paul in March 2024. So informative and lots of fun. Super comfy electric van. Bonus is a gorgeous homemade packed lunch and tablet. Highly recommend JP Orkney.
Terri Fraser
Terri Fraser
Excellent outing. Very knowledgeable information definitely recommend for a tour of Orkney. Delicious lunch also
LauraAnn Gilmour
LauraAnn Gilmour
So friendly, fast delivery and beautifully packaged. Brought Orkney right into my home
JP Orkney - Forest Wall and wildlife

‘A perfect guided tour’

We visited Orkney specially to see the Neolithic sites and Paul was our guide. He is very knowledgeable about the sites, their excavations and findings. He designed a tour that was perfect for us fitting in with the tides and the limited access time to one of the sites. As well as showing us what we had come for, he also gave us a great tour of Orkney and showed us much of the lovely coastline, views of the other islands and beaches. Travel was in an electric people carrier, very comfortable, with a picnic lunch overlooking a beautiful sandy beach. The picnic included foods grown locally prepared by Paul and Jane. Yummy.

V Watts

‘Special two days’

Six friends (including five seniors) had a fantastic two days with Paul as our island guide. He is charismatic, personable and highly knowledgeable. His enthusiasm for Orkney, its history and beauty shone through and was infectious. He took us to the famous and iconic but also to the incredible and little known. Cannot recommend highly enough. JP Orkney products are worth purchasing too.


‘What a fabulous day!’

Paul picked us up from our accommodation in his electric van, very good visibility from our seats.

We visited all the places recommended by Paul, from our previously advised interests.

Paul is charming, knowledgeable, and good fun. He gave us an appreciation for this wonderful area we would never find on our own. The tasty, casual lunch, provided by Jane, was perfect.


‘What a thrilling day we had’

We arrived by cruise ship on a Sunday and I’m glad there were no car rentals available because I would have missed out on so much history. Paul picked us up at the cruise port and had a sign for us. We stepped into his comfortable, electric Mercedes passenger van – one price for up to eight people. Paul is well educated and witty. He brings the past to life and knows this island like the back of his hand. I can’t recommend his tour enough, it is fantastic!

Paula Jones

‘Paul was awesome!’

We weren’t sure we were going to Orkney till a few weeks before our cruise and Paul was more than happy to be our tour guide! He provided a very nice and clean vehicle, water for the passengers, snacks, and lots of information. He was very thoughtful, useful and funny. He even sent us home with jams and treats that he and his wife make as part of their business! SO AMAZING!

Sydney Swenson

‘It was a perfect day’

We were on an 11-night cruise, and our stay in Orkney was the highlight of our entire trip! Paul was a wonderful guide and we loved exploring the islands with him. JP Orkney provided us with a delicious lunch, and because of the great weather we were able to enjoy this picnic overlooking the ocean. All in all it was a perfect day. Looking forward to our next visit, and having another tour with JP Orkney.

Anna F

​’Paul did an excellent job’

We did a full-day tour with Paul, the P in JP Orkney. As promised the four of us were picked up in his fully electric van at 9am and dropped back at our accommodation at 5pm. We didn’t regret trusting the first day of our three-day stay in Orkney with Paul. He did an excellent job explaining the highlights of Neolithic Orkney, putting the key sites in context, but also including a short walk along impressive Atlantic cliffs and a visit to an Iron-Age broch. We left with a recommended tour list for our final two days on the island and a goody bag with tasty local treats.

Mick Wannell

‘So knowledgeable, and a lovely locally sourced lunch’

We had the best day with Paul! We visited Kirkwall for the day as part of a cruise up to Iceland. Paul took time to get to know us all and was just brilliant the whole day long. He was so knowledgeable about the places we visited and provided us with a lovely locally sourced lunch containing food that he and his wife produce. If you’re visiting Orkney I highly recommend Paul to show you around.

Amanda Earls

‘Thank you Paul for the perfect visit’

I waited to post this until our three-week British Isles and Northern Europe cruises were complete. After visiting 20 locations, hands down, JP Orkney provided the best shore tour for the entire trip. From the very start of planning our excursion, I was impressed. Their website is well done, Paul was prompt in all of his communications, and he provided an excellent list of sites to see. When we arrived at the port he was there waiting for us. We visited a multitude of sites and he was always patient as I took pictures of everything. He was very knowledgeable about the sites as well as answering our constant questions about the Kirkwall area. And to round it off, he made sure we were back to the ship in plenty of time. Kirkwall is a beautiful place to visit and I could even imagine living there. Thank you Paul for the perfect visit, and the jam was excellent. Bravo!

Laura Sudkamp
JP Orkney - Stenness scenic neolithic tour view stone circle

‘The gift bag was a really nice touch’

I visited Orkney this summer and had a great tour with JP Orkney. The electric tour vehicle was super quiet and comfortable. Paul was an excellent guide and really helped bring to life the sites we visited. The lunch was tasty and the gift bag at the end was a really nice touch.

Mark Townend

‘We found Paul to be knowledgeable, charming and kind’

During a cruise stop on Orkney we had a wonderful shore excursion with JP Orkney. Paul picked us up at the port in his nine-person electric van. He took us to many sites on Orkney such as St Magnus Cathedral, the Churchill Barriers, the Italian Chapel, Standing Stones of Stenness, Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, and Birsay Earl’s Palace. Paul included an amazing picnic lunch which included items from their own produce and homemade treats. We found Paul to be knowledgeable, charming and kind. He didn’t need to but he helped my wife look for seashells, and made sure we were taken care of during our time with him. Thank you JP Orkney for making our too brief visit to Orkney very memorable.

Joe Soriano

‘The pace of the day was really good’

Our tour was a real highlight of the trip. Very knowledgeable and friendly, Paul shuttled us around in a comfortable and fully electric people carrier, showing us around some of the important sights on mainland Orkney and bringing them to life with lots of interesting information. The pace of the day was really good, and the spot he identified for lunch was a hit with our group. We had a great time and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

E Westenra

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