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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 Mickey, 1 Nov 2021
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visited Orkney and Shetland . Accomodation on both islands was good .Suggestions for places to see was extremely helpful ... read more

McKinlay Kidd by Nina , 17 Oct 2021
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Caoimhe from McKinlay Kidd was really helpful to us throughout the process of planning our holiday, especially considering ... read more

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Orkney & Shetland Self-drive by Mickey, 1 Nov 2021
Traveller rating:

visited Orkney and Shetland . Accomodation on both islands was good .Suggestions for places to see was extremely helpful ... read more

McKinlay Kidd by Nina , 17 Oct 2021
Traveller rating:

Caoimhe from McKinlay Kidd was really helpful to us throughout the process of planning our holiday, especially considering ... read more

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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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Mull Wildlife Experience

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

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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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Outer Hebrides Fly-drive

Fly in to Barra and land on the cockle beach, before heading North through the intriguing Uists to Harris, ...

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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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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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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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