Testimonials
 
     

Dear Clive

Thank you for a wonderful holiday in the Isles of Orkney and Shetland! We loved every day. The fabulous scenery, the wildlife and of course the incredible archaeological treasures.

Your itinerary was fantastic and worked like clockwork.

Your guides were local and very informative.

The hotels were outstanding as were the cafes we visited.

We were lucky to have ferry trips on glass-like seas, and the overnight cabin facilities were very good.

Even saw a puffin close up!

In all 100% happy.

Thank you again.

Judy and Don, Melbourne, Australia

"We enjoyed a fabulous 11day tour of The Orkneys and Shetland. The tour included archeological sites as well as natural history, more recent local histories, bird watching, and so much more. Our lead guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and we also had several other guides who took us through different islands, all of whom were utterly delightful. Each knew his island intimately, often having been born and raised there. The knowledge each brought to his tour was amazing. The accommodations were excellent, the travel segments were quite pleasant, and of course, the islands themselves were truly spectacular. Honestly, we could not have wished for a more complete and wonderful trip. Each day was slightly different, and while packed with activities, brought us back to our accommodations at a reasonable time to relax and reflect on the days experiences. I have never been on such a unique and interesting tour, and very highly recommend this group for anyone who would like to get a rich sampling of these islands. Well done Clive and company, thank you again for a marvelous trip!"  Abigail, USA

"Hello Clive,  I wanted to be sure and send you a note to tell you again how much Delia and I enjoyed our tours there in Orkney.  You certainly do a fantastic job taking care of your clients and presenting the story of the islands.
Hope to see you again some time

Delia & Mark, Germany

"...what a wonderful time I had!  I could honestly say that your tour was the highlight of the entire trip!  I found the archaeology and wildlife of the island fascinating, but it was your background knowledge and little stories that made the day so special.  I realize I never would have seen or learned so much if I had simply visited the sites on my own!  In fact, I enjoyed to tour so much I have convinced my parents to take it in July when they are over in Scotland…Thank you so much for running such a wonderful business!  I'll be back some day."  Emily, Canada

"...we enjoyed the two trips with Wildabout.  Being without transport, our first trip with Wildabout enabled us to visit some of Orkney's wonderful archaeological sites and you added to our enjoyment with the stories and folklore…The second trip with Wildabout, to Hoy, was just as memorable and the walk from Rackwick to the Old Man of Hoy was quite superb…We'll definitely return to Orkney and we'll definitely use Wildabout again.  Keep up the good work."  Simon & Bethan, England

"...we would like to thank you very much for your interest and enthusiasm in introducing us to the richness of ORKNEY history, scenery and natural attractions.  We thoroughly enjoyed each of our journeys with you - at no time did we feel hurried or that we were on a designated "coach" tour.  You gave generously of your time and responded to the varied interests of your group making each one feel that the trip was designed with them in mind."  Margaret, England

"Very interesting. Fascinating.  Michael is passionate and he's got a lot of information."  Cindy, Canada

"Friendly and fun!  It was a great experience!  I will recommend it!"  Marie-Josée, Canada

"Thanks for the great day.  I hope you will be around for many more trips."  Glen, Scotland

"Thanks again for the really excellent tour...Gained a lot of understanding, as well as appreciation for depth of spirituality."  Al, USA

"...I have enjoyed Orkney and will most certainly return and do another tour with you."  Craig, Australia

"Excellent trip...Mike set the scene beautifully...thoroughly recommend it to anyone."  Heather, New Zealand

"Thanks for a wonderful day and a memorable meeting...I wouldn't have wanted to see these most anticipated places with anyone else!  All guides should be as perceptive, articulate, knowledgeable and FUN as you."  Robbie, USA

"Thank you so much for a marvellous day out.  We will definitely pass it on to all our friends."  Heather, Canada

"You're wonderful and your tour is great."  Erin, Canada

"Definitely one of the best choices we've made since we got here.  You guys rock the Casbah."  Caroline, Canada

"[We] so enjoyed our two trips with you...Your commentary on the history and background really enhanced the wonderful sites we saw."  Margaret, England

"...thank you...for the splendid tour you gave us."  Louise & Martin, England

"...thank you for your company and expertise...the whole group thoroughly enjoyed their Orkney experience...your local knowledge certainly helped to bring the history alive for us."  Maureen, Scotland

"...the two tours I took with Wildabout were the highlight of my stay in Scotland."  Allison

"[We] thoroughly enjoyed our short stay on the Orkney Isles with you."  Les & Dianne, Australia

"...we shall certainly remember [our return to Orkney] as one of our best holidays ever."  Donald, England

"We appreciate all the time you put into our trip to make it educational, interesting and fun!  "  Larry & April, USA

"Such a wonder-filled day is not forgotten...provided learning and laughter with personal flair...I felt I had received much more value than I paid for."  Bill, Canada

"We loved Orkney right from the beginning and we surely will return to it sooner or later."  Hilde & Joost, Netherlands

"I enjoyed the tour with you very much and think about coming again next year."  Irene, Germany

"Thanks for helping to make our holiday so enjoyable and memorable.  We really appreciated it."  Joyce & Margaret, England

"We were so impressed and moved by your poetical and emotional stories and histories of the islands that although we only spent 24 hours there, we left with a feeling that we must return for a much longer visit."  Leslie & Derek, England

"...thank you for the excellent tours we enjoyed with you...Our landlady recommended your tours and we are glad she did!  Your informed and humorous commentary added greatly to our enjoyment of our holiday...We have had a holiday to remember."  Maisie, Pete & Bryony, England

"I really enjoyed the trips - Wildabout - with you especially the one to Hoy - that was a great day.  There are so many memories of the super places we visited that it is difficult to find a favourite but seeing the otter was terrific...Many thanks again for showing one so much of your lovely island."  Jill, England

"Thank you so much for two memorable days in Orkney and for letting me ride in the best seat right up front...memories of a lovely visit."  Susan

"...I just wanted to thank you again for an excellent day out on your Wildabout tour - it really was very interesting and yes you were very good at it."  Deb, Scotland

"Will definitely contact you on our next trip to the Isles."  Margaret, USA

"We remember with affection our trip in your islands, the affability of your peoples and, especially the calm in the environment."  Allan

"...thanks for a very enjoyable and informative trip."  Derek & Helen, Scotland

"We enjoyed the tour very much and plan to spend more time in Orkney."  Shirley, USA

"...thank you for your contribution to what was a most relaxing and enjoyable time.  On both tours to the West Mainland and Hoy, you had the knack of sharing your knowledge without overwhelming us and making us feel much at home in each group."  Steve, USA

"...we enjoyed our visit and in particular the two tours we did with you...our appreciation to you for making the Mainland and Hoy come alive."  Jack & Linda, England

"Thank you for an absolutely smashing day, full of humour and erudition."  Susan, England

"Thank you for helping to make our holiday in Orkney so enjoyable.  Your tours were alive and interesting, and we're finding as we read about Orkney, your comments are still with us."  Jean & David, England

"...thank you for the lovely tours - they were the highlight of our visit to Orkney."  Jenny, Scotland

"Your tour - and all experiences in Orkney - continue to brighten my memories.  You have a fascinating store of information and opinions.  The day was marvellous...I especially enjoyed your showing us the peat fields."  Martha, USA

"...show appreciation for a most enjoyable couple of days spent being shown the sites of Orkney...Wildabout is very educational enhanced by a nice personal touch"  Kirsty, Scotland

"..lucky to have you as a guide at Skara Brae...we were very fascinated by you about the way you were and the way you told about Skara Brae.  We could had listen to you for hours because you were so good."  Tena, Denmark

"...we truly loved your tour, and remember it as one of our favorite parts of our trip to Scotland.  We plan on returning as soon as we get a chance so that we can go on one of your puffin watch tours."  Michael & Westi, USA

"...thank you for the tour.  It was definitely (secondary only to our wedding on Skye) the highlight of our trip.  I only wish we had been able to stay longer and see more of the amazing archaeology on the islands...We recommended your tour to every person we encountered, as well as some people here who are planning to visit Scotland in the next year or so."  Shannon, USA

"Thank you for making our visit to Orkney so special.  [We] loved it."  Tony, Pauline, Alex & Harriet, England

 
 

 

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