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Trips of a Lifetime by McKinlay Kidd

Giant's Causeway

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 creating your trip of a lifetime, and rest-assured, we won’t recommend anywhere we haven’t been – and loved – ourselves. Do throw into the mix your personal requirements: escape to an island (or hop to many), stay in a castle, drive a classic car, taste your favourite Scotch whisky or Irish whiskey at source or introduce your family to somewhere with a special connection. Just tell us and we can make it happen. Whether you long to drive our meandering roads, prefer to let the train take the strain or would even like a private

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 creating your trip of a lifetime, and rest-assured, we won’t recommend anywhere we haven’t been – and loved – ourselves. Do throw into the mix your personal requirements: escape to an island (or hop to many), stay in a castle, drive a classic car, taste your favourite Scotch whisky or Irish whiskey at source or introduce your family to somewhere with a special connection. Just tell us and we can make it happen. Whether you long to drive our meandering roads, prefer to let the train take the strain or would even like a private driver/ guide, we’ll create a unique personal itinerary that works for you.

Don’t leave your ‘Trip of a Lifetime’ to chance. Let McKinlay Kidd use our many years of local knowledge and experience to do all the planning, co-ordination and bookings so that you are free to appreciate the very best these countries have to offer.

Trips of a Lifetime Holidays

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Our "Giants, Saints & Titanic" self-drive holiday covers the many highlights of Northern Ireland, the hidden gem of Irish tourism. From the natural phenomenon of the Giants' Causeway and the beautiful Antrim Coast Road to the patchwork green fields and numerous monastic sites of County Down - not forgetting the reinvigorated city of Belfast.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £615
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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This 15-night self-drive odyssey is a culmination of the 15 years our team have spent exploring unbeaten paths around Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales. Discover some of our favourite hidden-gem places to stay, spend time with gregarious local guides and enjoy extraordinary experiences.

  • Holiday duration: 16 days
  • Price from: £3,180
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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Imagine the West of Ireland and you think of pretty coastal villages, dramatic seas, brightly-painted shops and bars and a warm welcome. Now you can enjoy all of this on the captivating coastal driving route now known as Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.

  • Holiday duration: 11 days
  • Price from: £1,025
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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Explore Northumberland: the most northerly and sparsely populated county of England and for many a best kept secret.

  • Holiday duration: 7 days
  • Price from: £675
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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Designed to combine Ireland’s highlights with special places to stay and hidden gems sought out by McKinlay Kidd, this holiday takes you from the bustle and sophistication of Dublin to the dramatic coastlines, lakes and mountains of the West Coast of Southern Ireland.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £645
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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