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Guided Small Group Island Tours

Explore rich history and witness breath-taking scenery on an intimate small group island tour, guided by local experts.

Led by an expert local guide, embark on a journey like never before, where every step is a story waiting to unfold. Our small group guided island tours in ScotlandEngland and The Channel Islands are carefully-crafted to help you see both the highlights and lesser-known spots, revealing the authentic charm and history of these destinations.

Travel with like-minded individuals who share your passion for discovery. McKinlay Kidd small group island tours are limited to a maximum of 15 travellers, so you can be sure of personal attention throughout from your tour guide. These escorted tours feature accommodation that is full of character, welcoming and specially-selected to meet our high standards. With day-by-day itineraries meticulously planned, you’ll make the very most of your time on holiday while still having the chance to relax and unwind.


Journey to where Scotland’s end meets the edge of the Atlantic, past the Blue Men of Minch to the cradle of Gaelic life, on the Outer Hebrides Guided Small Group Tour. Discover an age of Vikings, hear the story of a prince on the run, and learn of the beginnings of myth. Or perhaps you’d like to experience Scotland’s other worlds on a tour of northern exploration in Orkney and Shetland, getting up close to the lifestyle and tales of mystery, battles and intrigue which shaped the Neolithic period through to the Bronze Age and Vikings.

There is also magic to uncover in Scotland’s west coast island treasures on the Scottish Island Hopping Guided Small Group Tour. Fly first to Islay, which captivates with its history of the Lord of the Isles as well as offering you the opportunity to enjoy a dram or two of local whisky. Mull boasts one of the richest natural habitats in the UK, for both land and sea-based wildlife spotting as well as photogenic Tobermory. Spiritual Iona will remain long in your heart, a very special place. And to round it all off, complete your journey with a scenic rail trip from Oban to Glasgow along the famous West Highland Line.


Escape to a realm of unspoiled beauty and serenity as you embark on our Isles of Scilly Guided Small Group Tour. Begin your journey at Land’s End. Then fly to the islands, nestled just off the coast of Cornwall. This stunning archipelago of islands invites you to experience a slower pace of life, with white sandy beaches and secret gardens awaiting your exploration. Savour the delights of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients from seafood, which is as fresh as the sea breeze, to irresistible island-inspired dishes.

The Channel Islands 

From the historical treasures of Jersey to the coastal splendour of Guernsey, let the Channel Islands enchant you with their distinct character and captivating charm on the Channel Islands Small Group Tour. Our expert local guide will reveal fascinating stories from the German occupation during WWII to the maritime tales woven into the very fabric of the island life.

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Places on each scheduled departure are limited, with a maximum of 15 travellers on each tour, so do check dates and availability and reserve your place(s) soon via the individual tour pages or give us a call on 0141 260 9260.

Alternatively, if you have your own small group of six to 24, we can arrange a bespoke escorted journey to meet your exact requirements – please get in touch.

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