Get to know the heart of Kirkwall.

Kirkwall on Foot

Join your guide for a walking tour and see some highlights of Kirkwall.

Included in your cruise
  • Free time in Kirkwall
  • St. Magnus Cathedral
  • Earl’s and Bishop’s Palace
  • Orkney Museum
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Depart on foot with your guide from the picturesque harbor in Kirkwall and stroll along the ancient shoreline of Kirkwall, which dates to when the town was first founded by the Vikings. The shoreline is now a lovely flagstone street which runs from the harbor to the center of town. En route, hear stories of bygone times in Kirkwall.

Arrive at St. Magnus Cathedral, a beautiful red and yellow sandstone building that dominates the skyline of Kirkwall, and learn about its 850-year history. Next, visit the neighboring Earl’s and Bishop’s Palaces, once belonging to Earl Patrick Stewart, who used forced labor to build the Earl’s Palace. Your walking tour ends at the Orkney Museum, where you will have free time to visit the museum, browse the shops, and stroll back to the ship at your leisure.

Practical information:

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

  • Walking information: This is a walking tour and guests will be walking for the majority of the duration of the tour.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.