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McKinlay Kidd

McKinlay Kidd

McKinlay Kidd - Telegraph Travel's 'Best Specialist Tour Operator 2017'

AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2018 (bronze award)
AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2016 (gold award)

At McKinlay Kidd, we’re passionate about Scotland, Ireland, England & Wales as holiday destinations, and are dedicated to helping independently-minded visitors find the perfect holiday. Recently named Telegraph Travel's ‘Best Specialist Tour Operator 2017’ as well as ‘AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2016’ based on customer reviews, McKinlay Kidd have spent years exploring. We have stayed in, eaten at, driven through, sailed across, and visited everything we recommend so that your holiday ...

AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2018 (bronze award)
AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2016 (gold award)

At McKinlay Kidd, we’re passionate about Scotland, Ireland, England & Wales as holiday destinations, and are dedicated to helping independently-minded visitors find the perfect holiday. Recently named Telegraph Travel's ‘Best Specialist Tour Operator 2017’ as well as ‘AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2016’ based on customer reviews, McKinlay Kidd have spent years exploring. We have stayed in, eaten at, driven through, sailed across, and visited everything we recommend so that your holiday experience is as good as it gets.

We offer a range of holidays, from island-hopping and wildlife watching to seafood experiences, classic car hire, and train touring, as well as unique places to stay including castles. Our flexible approach means that you can add your own personal touches or contact us for a unique tailor-made proposal, perfect for special holidays, honeymoons and celebratory occasions.

Reviews of McKinlay Kidd

Orkney & Shetland Self-drive by packrat, 4 Nov 2022
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We loved the scenery, wildlife watching, trips and tours, accommodation and food. The history - from Stone Age to WW2 - ... read more

Grand Tour of Scotland by Train by Helen B, 30 Oct 2022
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We booked a train tour of Scotland and Skye with McKinlay Kidd, including the Jacobite Express, with taxi and boat trips ... read more

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Reviews Submitted: 780
Reviews Accepted: 779
Reviews Rejected: 1
Orkney & Shetland Self-drive by packrat, 4 Nov 2022
Traveller rating:

We loved the scenery, wildlife watching, trips and tours, accommodation and food. The history - from Stone Age to WW2 - ... read more

Grand Tour of Scotland by Train by Helen B, 30 Oct 2022
Traveller rating:

We booked a train tour of Scotland and Skye with McKinlay Kidd, including the Jacobite Express, with taxi and boat trips ... read more

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Grand Tour of Scotland by Train

A leisurely fortnight touring the Highlands and (some) islands, largely by train.

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Northumberland – Dark Skies

Explore Northumberland: the most northerly and sparsely populated county of England and for many a best kept ...

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Wild Atlantic Islands

Nothing says ‘escape’ like a break on an Irish island - and this new holiday takes in four of them! Every ...

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Giants, Saints & Titanic

Our "Giants, Saints & Titanic" self-drive holiday covers the many highlights of Northern Ireland, the hidden ...

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Aston Martin Weekend

Spoil yourselves 007 style with an Aston Martin and five star hotel on its own private island. This holiday ...

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Loch Ness, The Jacobite & Skye

See Scotland's most distinctive lochs, mountains, moors and castles while touring on the world-renowned West ...

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Fly-drive Holidays

Flying makes our beautiful remote islands much more accessible for a holiday of any length, perhaps enabling you to take a short break to explore Shetland and Orkney ...

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Island Holidays

Scattered off the north and west coast of Ireland and Scotland there are hundreds of islands just waiting to be explored. Scotland’s most northerly islands are halfway ...

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Small Group Guided Rail Tours

With nearly 20 years’ experience taking care of travellers heading off on their own to enjoy the pleasures of our award-winning train holidays and Scottish island hops, ...

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Special Experiences

Special means different things to different people, but if we are talking about distinctive, out of the ordinary, exceptional, wow places... …to stay we know a few ...

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Train Touring Holidays

If your idea of a care-free holiday is car free, you’ll be spoilt for choice with our great selection of scenic train journeys and longer self-guided tours throughout ...

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Trips of a Lifetime

Epic landscapes, incredible journeys, memorable places to stay, local people to meet and authentic treasures to discover along the way. These are our guidelines for ...

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