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Trips of a Lifetime

Have you been dreaming for years about a grand trip to see the best of Scotland, Ireland, England & Wales? Let us tailor-make your tour.

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. Whether you choose the romance of Scotland, the legends of Ireland, the history of England or the unique culture of Wales, 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. That’s what our tailor-made service is all about.

And what’s more, we are a fully-bonded tour operator offering complete consumer protection for your peace of mind: your money and your holiday are safe when you book with McKinlay Kidd. We go beyond the letter of the law, too, in offering our own guarantee. All our holiday prices include a service charge of £9 per person per night towards the costs we incur in researching, planning and designing your holiday. We guarantee to refund this service charge if you believe that arranging your holiday through McKinlay Kidd has not met your expectations for value. All we ask is that you write to us within seven days of your return and explain your reason for claiming the refund. This will ensure that we can improve the experience for future guests.

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 the UK and Ireland have to offer. It’s an approach that’s won both awards and the hearts of customers. Do get in touch today.

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