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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 Manny1958, 28 Oct 2020
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McKinlay Kidd were very efficient, and communicated well, before and during the holiday. Given all the changes, as the ... read more

Journey through Western Isles by Laura, 27 Oct 2020
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An experience in the Outer Hebrides that we'll never forget. A week travelling around the three main island groups. Staying ... read more

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McKinlay Kidd by Manny1958, 28 Oct 2020
Traveller rating:

McKinlay Kidd were very efficient, and communicated well, before and during the holiday. Given all the changes, as the ... read more

Journey through Western Isles by Laura, 27 Oct 2020
Traveller rating:

An experience in the Outer Hebrides that we'll never forget. A week travelling around the three main island groups. Staying ... read more

Find a holiday with McKinlay Kidd

Shetland Fly-drive

This is a magical place, with a completely different feel from the rest of Scotland. What's more, the Shetland ...

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Cork to Connemara

Imagine the West of Ireland and you think of pretty coastal villages, dramatic seas, brightly-painted shops ...

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Mull Wildlife Experience

Our most popular wildlife holiday in search of whales, otters and eagles

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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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Journey through Western Isles

McKinlay Kidd's "Journey Through the Western Isles " is ideal for those who want a relaxing self-drive tour ...

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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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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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