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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 Joellen, 15 Apr 2019
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Efficient helpful and thorough with comprehensive travel documents and information. Every aspect of the trip under their ... read more

McKinlay Kidd by The Kelly's, 18 Mar 2019
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All travel and tour arrangements made for us by McKinlay Kidd made our holiday stress free. Any special request for changes ... read more

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McKinlay Kidd by Joellen, 15 Apr 2019
Traveller rating:

Efficient helpful and thorough with comprehensive travel documents and information. Every aspect of the trip under their ... read more

McKinlay Kidd by The Kelly's, 18 Mar 2019
Traveller rating:

All travel and tour arrangements made for us by McKinlay Kidd made our holiday stress free. Any special request for changes ... read more

Find a holiday with McKinlay Kidd

Classic Round Scotland by Train

A holiday specially designed for travellers who want to experience authentic Scotland independently by rail...

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Guided North Highlands & Orkney

From Britain's oldest human imprints to Scotland’s geographical extremities, this new small group tour mixes ...

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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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Grand Tour of Scotland by Train

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

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Irish Romantic Escape

A journey back into Ireland’s majestic history, this week-long romantic escape gives you the chance to stay ...

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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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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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