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Multi-Country Tailormade Tours

Let us create a grand tailormade tour for you, encompassing Scotland, England & Wales and perhaps Ireland too - the choice is yours.

We’d love to show you the highlights of Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales in one outstanding tailormade tour.

All of our trips can be personalised to suit you – we’ll use our years of local knowledge and on-the-ground expertise to design your tailor-made tour of the UK and Ireland. We’ll combine hotspots with hidden gems, and match carefully-selected places to stay with the best local guides. We can organise rental cars if you prefer the freedom of self-drive. For a small group of friends or family, a private escorted tour with an expert driver-guide may be ideal. Or let us design a bespoke train tour for you, complete with taxi transfers and days out with local guides. Just let us know what inspires you and we’ll put together a custom proposal.

What’s more, we love a challenge. If you have a family connection meaning there’s a particular place you wish to visit, just let us know at the outset. If your travels incorporate a special occasion, tell us the date and we will work with you to ensure that day is the highlight of your trip. Want to visit the distillery that is home to your favourite whisky dram? No problem!

Why follow the crowd? Take a different path and get closer to Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales. Travel the McKinlay Kidd way. It’s an approach that has won awards as well as the hearts and minds of customers over many years. We’re ready and waiting to turn your dream trip into reality.

 

Ideas for your Tailormade UK and Ireland Tour

Perhaps fly into Dublin and see this magical city before heading to Northern Ireland to explore the wild Antrim coast? Or begin with a meandering journey along the fabulous Wild Atlantic Way? When you’re ready, we’ll book you a ferry or flight to Scotland: it’s closer than you think and you’ll be across the water in no time, ready to enjoy the next stage of your journey. Maybe explore off-the-beaten track in Galloway, discovering ancient history and modern art and crafts, then venture north for a Highland adventure. Visit one or two of our vibrant cities such as Edinburgh & Glasgow for a spot of drama and culture along your way. And, of course, magical Scottish islands and a whole different pace of life are but a short hop away by ferry or plane.

Yorkshire and the Lake District are high on England’s popularity lists. That’s why we make a point of personally seeking out the quieter spots to make sure that you can soak up their authentic ambience. Head west to Devon and Cornwall for rocky coves and a real sea-side feel. Divert to Wales for another take on celtic culture, the magnificent scenery of Snowdonia and the timeless appeal of the Gower Peninsula.  Journey England’s east coast, taking in York with its awe-inspiring Minster and Norfolk for expansive beaches, wildlife and royal connections galore. Round-off your trip with the dreamy spires of Oxford or Cambridge then a few days in the pulsating capital of London.

 

Why choose McKinlay Kidd for your UK & Ireland trip of a lifetime?

You'll have a personal contact at McKinlay Kidd from when you first enquire throughout planning and booking your trip.

We only choose the best in welcoming and friendly local accommodation - and we won't send you anywhere we haven't been ourselves.

We've been organising tailormade tours since 2003. When you book with us, your trip and your money are financially protected.

We are on the ground in the UK so our local knowledge and recommendations will help you get right under the skin of these magical destinations.

We're contactable 24/7 during your trip so if a flight, ferry or train is delayed, it's not your problem - it's ours.

We ask you for full feedback after your trip - and we'll refund £9 per person per night if you don't feel we offered value for money.

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