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Small Group Guided Rail Tours by McKinlay Kidd

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, we have now pulled together some of their finest elements to create a brand new collection of guided small group trips. So if you wish, you can sit back and gather wonderful Caledonian memories carried effortlessly along in the company of a small group of like-minded travellers, escorted by a highly knowledgeable and engaging tour leader.

For these new guided small group tours, we have focused on iconic elements of Scotland in terms of both breath-taking landscapes and a rich history often played out in incredible settings

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, we have now pulled together some of their finest elements to create a brand new collection of guided small group trips. So if you wish, you can sit back and gather wonderful Caledonian memories carried effortlessly along in the company of a small group of like-minded travellers, escorted by a highly knowledgeable and engaging tour leader.

For these new guided small group tours, we have focused on iconic elements of Scotland in terms of both breath-taking landscapes and a rich history often played out in incredible settings – remote coastal headlands, magical islands, characterful historic towns or mysterious lochs.

To weave together the thoughtfully curated itineraries of these new small group trips, we have turned to Scotland’s finest rail journeys – familiar and less so – to take guests in relaxed style to wondrous places beyond the end of the line. McKinlay Kidd has long been guided by a simple principle: We uncover. You discover. These new fully-escorted small group tours fulfil that promise in fresh and intriguing ways every day of your trip.

Your tour leader will always be on hand to regale you with fascinating stories during train journeys and day tours, assist with advice for how best to spend your free time on the trip and simply to ensure you know where to meet and when.

Small Group Guided Rail Tours Holidays

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Explore the Highlands following in royal footsteps. Enjoy whisky galore and an exclusive castle stay. Escorted by a knowledgeable guide throughout.

Maximum of 15 people per departure. Departure dates are fixed.

  • Holiday duration: 7 days
  • Price from: £2,895
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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See Scotland's most distinctive lochs, mountains, moors and castles while touring on the world-renowned West Highland and Kyle Lines on a guided train tour.

  • Holiday duration: 7 days
  • Price from: £1,945
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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Savour Scottish castles and distilleries on a week-long small group tour including stunning rail journeys through magnificent Highland landscapes.

Maximum of 15 people per departure. Departure dates are fixed.

  • Holiday duration: 7 days
  • Price from: £1,795
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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From Britain's oldest human imprints to Scotland’s geographical extremities, this new small group tour mixes breathtaking vistas with great rail trips.

Maximum of 15 people per departure. Departure dates are fixed.

  • Holiday duration: 7 days
  • Price from: £1,765
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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Get up close to the storied landscape, local producers and ancient skills that make whisky the potent spiritual embodiment of Scotland.

Maximum of 15 people per departure. Departure dates are fixed.

  • Holiday duration: 5 days
  • Price from: £1,375
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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