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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

McKinlay Kidd by Bex, 22 Dec 2019
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McKinlay Kidd was flawless in their communication and the trip they created for us was amazing. We can not recommend them ... read more

McKinlay Kidd by MDBurr, 14 Dec 2019
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I would highly recommend McKinley Kidd to anyone, but particularly anyone wanting to plan a private tour. Our hotels were ... read more

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McKinlay Kidd by Bex, 22 Dec 2019
Traveller rating:

McKinlay Kidd was flawless in their communication and the trip they created for us was amazing. We can not recommend them ... read more

McKinlay Kidd by MDBurr, 14 Dec 2019
Traveller rating:

I would highly recommend McKinley Kidd to anyone, but particularly anyone wanting to plan a private tour. Our hotels were ... read more

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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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Hebridean Wildlife

Inspired by the prolific wildlife and stunning landscapes of the Hebrides in the TV series, Islands on the ...

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Yorkshire & Hadrian's Wall

Carefully designed holiday, touring Yorkshire and Hadrian's Wall by train, including the famous Settle-Carlisle ...

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West Highland Line to Skye

Relax and take in the glorious scenery from Glasgow to Fort William, before enjoying the final section in ...

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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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Land on the Sand on Barra

Fly to Barra in the Outer Hebrides where you can land on a sparkling sandy beach. Even the terminal building ...

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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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