Explore the beautiful archipelago of Orkney and the mysterious Northern Highlands of Scotland with Orkney Highlights Tours.
Great Tours. Better Memories.
My biography - Chris Matthews
I’m a Green Badge Guide, qualified as a regional specialist for both Orkney and the North Highlands of Scotland by the Scottish Tourist Guide Association. I am a member of the Orkney Tourist Guide Association and the Highlands of Scotland Tour Guide Association.
I have lived in Orkney for over 40 years getting very involved in many aspects of community life whilst and bringing up my four children here. I worked in environmental protection before changing direction and deciding to become a guide. I’m ideally placed to offer you tours of our beautiful and historic islands.
I own my own fully licenced and insured car, which comfortably seats four adults and two children. During your tour I’ll regale you with tales and anecdotes from the islands, giving you an insight into Orkney’s history and culture. You’ll see our stunning landscape and wildlife along the way and we may also sample the local cuisine. I’m happy to join you in your own car or coach if that’s your preference.
Let me share my love of the islands with you.
I have many flexible packages to suit your personal requirements. Be you a lone traveller looking to soak up the peace and grab that perfect Insta' photo, a budding archaeologist or a boisterous family I can build you a tour to suits all your needs. We will discuss and tweak your itinerary until you are happy. If you wish I can book all tickets and food stops in advance so you really have nothing to worry about. Whichever option you choose you'll be sure to explore the highlights with me and have some fun along the way!
Experience Special - Full or Half Day
Tours can include Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, the Standing Stones of Stenness, a Neolithic burial chamber, Scapa Flow the Italian Chapel including the Churchill Barriers and of course many scenic views around Orkney.
Orkney Highlights Tours can include
Neolithic World Heritage Sites
Orkney at War
Local Food and Drink
Best of Viking and Iron Age
Tours made just for you.
Further information can be found on my facebook page.