We strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for peace of mind and protection against the unexpected.

  • A deposit of 50% is required at time of booking and the balance must be received eight (8) weeks before your departure date.

  • If the total amount due is less than £100, payment in full is required at time of booking.

  • If your booking is made less than eight (8) weeks before your departure date, payment in full is required to secure your booking.

    • Space is limited and we strongly recommend that you book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment.

 

    • Payment is required to secure a booking.

We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Credit and Debit Cards.

This includes MasterCard, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Domestic Maestro, Solo, and JCB. We do not accept American Express. Payment by non EU credit card and non EU debit cards shall incur a non-refundable merchant charge of two (2%) percent. There is no additional charge for payment by EU credit or debit card.

     
  • Cheque.

Cheques must be drawn on a UK bank account and cannot be accepted for bookings made less than fourteen (14) days before your tour or holiday departure date.

  • Swift Transfer.

This option is available to business clients only.

  • All cancellations must be submitted to us in writing.  The effective date of cancellation shall be the date upon which we receive such notification.

  • The following charges will apply:

Notification of Cancellation
(days prior to tour or holiday departure date)
Cancellation Fee (% of total price)
More than 56 days
10%
28 to 55 days
25%
14 to 27 days
50%
7 to 13 days
75%
0 to 6 days
100%

  • Refunds will not be given for any cancellation fees charged by a third party service provider as a result of your cancellation. You shall be responsible for payment thereof. These cancellation fees shall be in addition to any cancellation fees levied by Wildabout.

  • Refunds will not be given for any unused supplies unless indicated otherwise at the time of booking.

Click here for our complete Terms & Conditions.

  • We can provide you with detailed accessibility report to assist you in determining which tour is appropriate for you.
  • Please contact us for further information.

  • Unfortunately, we are unable to welcome pets on tour.
  • Exceptions will be made for disability assistance dogs.

  • Space is limited and we strongly recommend that you book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment.
  • Payment is required to secure a booking.

  • We provide tours for groups of all sizes.
  • If you have assembled your group of travellers, we would be happy to make all arrangements for your stay in Orkney and/or Shetland, from a simple day tour to a fully inclusive holiday.

  • We offer private and special interest adventures with custom designed itineraries for groups and individual travelers.
  • Please contact us for further details or click here.

  • We require a minimum of 2 guests to operate a tour.
  • If you are a single traveler and we do not have anyone else booked on the day of your choice, we can still provide a tour but a single supplement of £61.00 will be required to guarantee that the tour will operate.
  • The single supplement is refundable if other guests later book the same tour.
  • Alternatively, we can enter your name on a waiting list and contact you if anyone books the tour you have selected.  Please note that this does not guarantee your tour or constitute a tour booking.

  • We make a stop for lunch at a restaurant or café where guests may purchase a Taste of Orkney.

  • Our Tours are carbon neutral.  
  • First, we minimise our carbon dioxide emissions by reducing, re-using and recycling whenever possible.
  • Then, we offset the remaining CO2 footprint through contributions to projects in Africa which either prevent the release of, or absorb, an amount of CO2 equivalent to our carbon footprint.
  • In addition, our Independent Holidays include an offset of £3.25 for travel within the UK.  These funds are used to supply energy saving light bulbs to communities in East Africa as part of the Low Carbon Village Project managed by co2balance.com.

  • To make a booking, simply click on the green Booking Request/Enquiry button at the bottom of the description of your preferred tour and your will be taken to the appropriate contact form.  Complete the information requested and send.
  • Alternatively, forward the following information to info@wildaboutorkney.com :
    - Name of Daily Tour
    - Preferred tour date
    - Your name
    - Number of guests in your party
    - Pickup location (Stromness or Kirkwall)
    - Name of your Orkney accommodation or mobile number
    - Special requirements (i.e. mobility concerns, etc)

  • Once your payment has been received, your tour is guaranteed except under extenuating circumstances beyond our control.

  • Smoking and vaping is not permitted on our tours, including on board our vehicles and during the guided visit at each site.
  • We do, however, make frequent comfort stops throughout the day which should provide opportunities to smoke.

  • Simply put, it means that quality is assured and professional service is guaranteed.  Our accredited professional Orkney tourist guides have successfully completed the Orkney Regional Affiliate training course accredited by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association ("STGA") and have been awarded a Green Badge.

  • STGA is the accrediting body for professional tourist guides in Scotland and sets the criteria for the extensive and rigorous tourist guide training programme which strictly adheres to British and European standards. All members of STGA are subject to high standards of performance and a professional code of conduct.

We recommend that you bring the following with you:

  • Sensible shoes (no heels, please)
  • Waterproof jacket & warm jumper
  • Camera, extra batteries and/or film
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Bottle of water
  • Sunscreen
  • Sense of adventure!

  • Site admissions are not included in Daily Tour price.
  • Unless you are a Member of Historic Scotland or have purchased an Historic Scotland Pass, the following admissions will be payable while on tour:
SiteAdult
16 - 59 years
Senior
60+ years
Child
5 - 15 years
Maeshowe£6.00£4.80£3.60
Skara Brae£7.50£6.00£4.50

  • All daily tours are conducted with a maximum of 8 guests.

  • Daily tours are conducted in either our new executive 6 or 8-seat vehicles with panoramic windows.
  • For larger groups a 16-seat executive mini coach, 33-seat executive midi coach and full size executive coaches are available for private tours and group tours.

  • We strongly recommend that you do not commit to any travel arrangements before receiving our confirmation that your booking has been completed.

  • This information is required by our booking office in the unlikely event that material changes are made to your tour and we need to contact you while you are travelling.