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Reviews

Read reviews from past customers. We really appreciate feedback and ideas so that we can continuously improve our holidays and service.

Ireland by Train

Thank you so much for organising our trip to Ireland. We wouldn't have travelled there without your help.
Jenny C, Chichester

Outer Hebrides Fly-drive

Hamish did a great job. Lovely hotels, everything worked like clockwork!
David & Margaret, Lancashire

Classic Round Scotland by Train

Have already recommended you! Overall very well organised and made everything stress free, will definitely book again, hopefully to Barra!
Ian & Bernadette, Uxbridge

See Glasgow Differently

It was a great trip with great friends and it was a delight to explore Glasgow and area. First time to Scotland and I was enchanted.
David, New York

Tailor-made Service

I love working with your company, even though we on different continents. Your team is diligent and efficient. I'm sure to use you again.
Frank, Boston, Massachusetts

Shetland Fly-drive

What a brilliant time! Recommended your services to other guests.
Richard, Doncaster

North of Ireland Explorer

We found Ireland to be a lovely country with many interesting features, the highlight being The Titanic Experience which is superbly presented.
Sandy & Brenda, Sutton Coldfield

Scottish Island Odyssey

We felt the planning that went into the holiday regarding our crossings was excellent so thank you for that.
Lester & Penelope, Milton Keynes

Mull Week of Wildlife

The wildlife trips were all excellent and we saw eagles, dolphins, minke whale and the beautiful puffins at very close quarters of course!
Susan & Jim, Leamington Spa

Classic Scottish Honeymoon

Highly professionally organised - hotels were really lovely. Just a very warm and heartfelt thank-you . We had a great time (750 pictures taken :))
Bettina & Mustafa, Wanden, Switzerland

See Orkney Differently

Who would guess all that the Orkney Islands hold… I could have spent a month there… and many many good places to eat.
Maxine & Kurt, Victoria, Canada

Scottish Island Odyssey

Excellent advice given on itinerary, wee personal touches and suggestions. Our holiday was worry free thanks to you.
Peter & Marie, Quebec, Canada

Aran Islands Escape

Excellent information, communication and organisation. Thanks once again for a wonderful holiday.
Neville & Justine, Coventry, England

Family Steam Train & Wildlife Week

Very well organised - a lot of attention to special things to do and special places. Every hotel was expecting us in a very welcoming way.
Giovanna, Milan, Italy

Wild Atlantic Way – Discover Cork & Kerry

We really enjoyed our visit...rugged coastline, lush valleys, barren hills and of course the wonderful Irish hospitality.
Bernard & Mary, Suffolk

Wild Atlantic Way – Discover Cork & Kerry

Great accommodation, clear instructions and good recommendations about what to see and do.
Jane & Mark, Northampton, England

Wild Atlantic Way – Discover Cork & Kerry

It was excellent because you took us to small hotels with really lovely staff...places we might never find ourselves and we enjoyed them all.
Val & Michael, Amersham, England

Wild Atlantic Way, Cork to Connemara

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Ireland and were very happy with all you booked for us. We had great confidence in your planning.
Charles & Susan, Ottawa, Canada

Wild Atlantic Islands

Seeing Ireland differently says it all: we go to places which it would not have occurred to us to visit, and every time it is an enriching experience.
Richard & Margaret, Surrey, England

West Coast Whisky Islands

Everything worked like clockwork. Suggestions were useful. Personnel prior to trip were very efficient.
Serge, Lower Austria

Whisky Explorer Escorted Journey

Everything was wonderful - food, accommodation, people and lucky for us the weather. We will certainly be recommending you.
Diane & Roger, Tasmania, Australia

Whisky Explorer Escorted Journey

I was very impressed with McKinlay Kidd. Your choice of hotels and distilleries to visit were first class. Thank you!
Gary, Lazio, Italy

Whisky Explorer Escorted Journey

This was a wonderful week. We learned a LOT about whisky, and met interesting and fun fellow travelers - all under the wing of our fantastic guide.
Holly & John-Anthony, Seattle, USA

West Highland Line to Skye

Thanks for a very well organized trip. Really enjoyed all aspects...a good way to see some of Scotland in a short time.
Mick & Merriel, Melbourne, Australia

West Highland Line to Skye

I was very much impressed with the attention to detail on our holiday which meant that everything went very smoothly.
Mervyn & family, Belfast, Northern Ireland

West Highland Line to Skye

The combination of rail and ferry through the glorious Highlands was terrific. The railway journey in both directions was spectacular.
Ann & Donald, New York, USA

West Highland Line Experience

McKinlay Kidd took care of everything. We did not have to worry about a thing.
Kathleen & Robert, Galashiels, Scotland

West Highland Line Experience

Perfect. Wonderful service and experience from beginning to end. The information provided in advance was very helpful and accurate.
Janet, John & Marion, London, England

West Highland Line Experience

I would recommend this trip to anyone and everyone . Every single aspect made this trip so very special and memorable.
Malcolm & Catherine, Airdrie, Scotland

Shetland Fly-drive

Very impressed with the service, the pack and the chosen accommodation.
Ian & Anne, Fife, Scotland

Shetland Fly-drive

We enjoyed a wonderful break away.
June Marie & Roger, Nottinghamshire, England

See Shetland Differently

Very well organised holiday. Was reassuring and useful to have help line that worked. Shows the real value of using this company.
Robert & Catherine, Sheffield, England

Shetland Experience

I had many questions - nothing was too much for your staff. Thank you for all your assistance along the way - you did much much more!
Tamlyn, Pretoria, South Africa

Scottish Island Escape

Pleased that we left the organisation of ferries and hotels to you rather than tackling ourselves.
John & Anne, Aberdeen

Scottish Family Experience

Wonderful locations, fantastic hotels, a well scripted itinerary, days of enjoyment.
John, Rebecca & Joseph, Essex, England

Scottish Family Experience

We loved our trip! Your hotel/B&B choices were very good. The tips were very helpful in planning our excursions.
Carie & Family, Virginia, USA

Premier Round Scotland by Train

Everything worked very well, we enjoyed the whole trip. We tried many of the things recommended by Robert.
Gunhild & Svenning, Odder, Denmark

Premier Round Scotland by Train

We loved it! This was the trip of a lifetime, and we have nothing but happy memories! Everything was amazing.
Lara & William , Texas, USA

Premier Round Scotland by Train

Fantastic holiday, thank you! Blown away by the scenery everywhere, even more spectacular than we'd expected. The hotels were wonderful too.
Val & Family, Seaford, England

Outer Hebrides Hopscotch

Everything went like clockwork. Excellent accommodation.
Stephen & Carol, Gwynedd, Wales

Outer Hebrides Hopscotch

Our trip around the Islands was magical. The arrangements made for and with us enabled us to get on with relaxing and enjoying the holiday time.
Paul & Kate, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Outer Hebrides Hopscotch

Every place Robert recommended was well worth seeing. We have been raving about our holiday, before and after.
Karen & Duncan, Argyll, Scotland

Outer Hebrides Fly-drive

We enjoyed our trip very much, and would like to return. McKinlay Kidd listened to what we wanted and organised the trip well.
Ann & Malcolm, Reading, England

Outer Hebrides Fly-drive

Generally speaking, this was an outstanding experience for us.
James & Julie, British Columbia, Canada

Outer Hebrides Fly-drive

Really well organised...fabulous scenery and lovely friendly people. Thank you for the memories. Especially the flight from Barra - unforgettable!
Roger & Linda, Essex, England

Orkney Fly-drive

The holiday was very well organized as usual. I was able to get a good impression of Orkney life.
Robert Walls, Stafford, England

Orkney Fly-drive

With the planning of the holiday being completely managed by McKinlay Kidd, it felt great to just turn-up and everything be ready.
Dawn & Arthur, Northwich, England

Orkney Fly-drive

One of the most memorable/enjoyable holidays we have experienced. A no-fuss organisation interested in their customers.
Fred & Eunice, Sandford, England

The Orkney Experience

My favourite memory was the memorable day trip to Papa Westray...wonderful to see the islands from the air. The holiday worked brilliantly.
Philip, Julie & Jessica, Ilkley, England

Orkney & Shetland Fly-drive

Everything ran like clockwork so a big thank you. A really lovely holiday.
Judy & David, Derby, England

Orkney & Shetland

Exceeded our expectations…put together with care and insight. We followed many of the recommendations and were not disappointed.
Gillian & Leslie, St Helens, England

Orkney & Shetland

I love that I can call a number and reach someone at any time. Overall the holiday was never to be forgotten.
David & Vivien, Ontario, Canada

Orkney & Shetland

Hotels and guides were all excellent.
Charles & Jennifer, Middlesex, England

Mull Wildlife Experience

Lovely break - beautiful island and the people were all very nice.
Julia & Linda, Hertfordshire, England

Mull Wildlife Experience

The personal touch from Robert's recommendations and the quality of the two wildlife tours really made it something very special.
Jayne & Family, Essex, England

Mull Wildlife Experience

Great to have everything arranged as it meant we could really make the most our time. Mull was spectacular! We didn't want to come home.
Stephanie & Adam, Nottingham, England

Mull & Skye, Isles of Contrast

Couldn't fault you - from enquiry to booking & info pack.
Matthew and Jeannette, Redditch, England

Mull & Skye, Isles of Contrast

We loved the hotels and the itinerary. Excellent recommendations!
Otavio & Marta, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mull & Iona, Isles of Enchantment

We had a great time thanks. We saw whales, otters, eagles and seals. Local food was amazing. Both islands absolutely beautiful.
Shelagh & Mark, Merseyside, England

Mini Irish Adventure in Cork & Kerry

The perfect break for celebrating a rather special wedding anniversary
William & Anne, Lancashire, England

Ireland and Scotland Fly-drive

Standard of accommodation superb and we had a really enjoyable, restful holiday. McKinlay Kidd service exemplary.
Sue & Kevin, Guiting Power, England

Mini Cooper Tour of Scotland

The tips for where to visit during each day's journey were relevant and useful. Everything was perfectly arranged.
Stephen & Eleanore, Hagenback, Germany

Mini Cooper Tour of Scotland

Great information pack provided. Clear instructions and good places to see.
Robert & Paula, Hampshire, England

Luxury Scottish Honeymoon

You were all so responsive to my many emails. Excellent service, knowledge and care. I'd recommend you highly
Catherine & Gerry, South Carolina, USA

Lewis & Harris Fly-drive

Well organized, good information, staff were helpful and courteous.
Helen & George, Ontario, Canada

Lewis & Harris Fly-drive

Excellent accommodation and food. Lovely locations of guest houses. We appreciated the holiday pack more than we thought we would.
Jane & Geoffrey, Cambridgeshire, England

Land on the Sand on Barra

Loved the experience of flying in the tiny plane and landing on the sand. Also found Barra to be a very beautiful island, well worth a visit.
Ann & Family, Glasgow, Scotland

Journey through the Highlands

Loved the choice of accommodation, loved the food, and above all loved the Highlands, stunning!
Julie & Tim, London, England

Journey through the Western Isles

So well planned. The whole holiday went like clockwork. Thank you McKinlay Kidd for arranging such a wonderful adventure.
Edward & Annette, Victoria, Australia

Journey through the Western Isles

The holiday was everything we would have wished for.
Caroline, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Islay & Jura Fly-drive

Clear understanding of the detail. Created a sense of personal commitment to the success of the tour.
Andrew & Elizabeth, Sydney, Australia

Grand Tour of Scotland by Train

All of the places you recommended were beautiful and interesting.
Diane & Julian, Surrey

Grand Tour of Scotland by Train

We have never had a holiday where everything is covered in such detail - we could not fault the service.
Anthony & Elizabeth, Nottingham, England

Grand Tour of Scotland by Train

The memories we have are unforgettable.
Alexander & Olesya, Massachusetts, USA

Fly-drive through the Western Isles

We were lucky with wonderful weather. We loved the scenery, the isolation, the absolute silence in the countryside and especially the lovely people.
John & Susan, Cornwall

Explore Scotland by Train

The holiday was brilliantly arranged.
Kate & Nigel, Lincolnshire, England

Explore Scotland by Train

A well organised holiday which gave us an excellent flavour of Scotland.
Denise & Geoff, Peterborough

Explore Scotland by Train

We could not have asked for a more perfect experience. The accommodation, food, and Robert's recommendations were all top notch.
Susan & Family, New York, USA

Irish Culinary Experience with Good Food Ireland

We have thoroughly enjoyed this trip; we were particularly lucky with the weather! Thank you for arranging the stunning tour.
Peter & Gillian, Saltburn-by-sea, England

Irish Culinary Experience with Good Food Ireland

We had a wonderful time.
David & Linda, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

Hebridean Wildlife

Excellent itinerary
Jo & Tony, Nottingham, England

Hebridean Wildlife

Everything went like clockwork. All the wildlife experiences were excellent and very different. We had a wonderful time!
Joan, Stockton-on-Tees, England

Hebridean Triangle

Blessed with great weather... wonderful experience...the accommodation you booked for us was excellent. We truly loved it all.
Colin & Elizabeth, Coldstream, Scotland

Hebridean Triangle

The information we received and your tour packet were perfect. Thanks to your crew for making our visit to your wonderful country so enjoyable.
Doug & Joann, San Diego, USA

Grand Tour of Ireland Self-drive

Scenery...spectacular, countryside pretty, villages charming. We loved the friendliness of the Irish people and felt welcome wherever we went.
Diane & Roderick, London

Ferrari & Scottish Castle Short Break

You start to involuntarily say "wow!" every couple of miles...my three-day dream.
Matthew Bell, Article for The Independent

Ferrari & Scottish Castle Short Break

Thank you for making our holiday, and my first time to Scotland, truly memorable and enjoyable
Michael & Tracey, Auckland, New Zealand

Grand Scottish Journey

The purpose of our trip was to provide a family memory for all of us on our 50th wedding anniversary. It was perfect!
Barb, Alberta, Canada

Grand Scottish Journey

Great organisation. We really benefited from your recommendations on what to see and do.
Anke & Roger, Geneva

St Kilda – Escape to the Edge

Super holiday expertly organised by Mckinlay Kidd. Will use again without hesitation.
Keith & Janet, Carlisle

St Kilda – Escape to the Edge

As efficient as always. Your selection of accomodation is always top class.
Robert, Stafford

Edinburgh & Highlands Explorer

I know we wouldn't have got to see and experience as much as we did in Scotland, if we hadn't had the guidance and experience of McKinlay Kidd.
Lorelee & Randy, British Columbia, Canada

Edinburgh & Highlands Explorer

The trip was beautifully planned. Everyone was very responsive leading up to the trip as well. We would highly recommend McKinlay Kidd.
Laurel & Bernard, Vermont, USA

Discover Islay & Kintyre

Tailored to our requirements and time. Excellent suggestions.
Janet & Terry, Suffolk

Connemara Fly-drive

Connemara was enchanting. The comprehensive information pack and personal insights from you added so much value to the experience.
Robert & Catherine, Hereford

Connemara Fly-drive

Our holiday pack was clearly laid out and we felt safe in the knowledge that any questions would be answered.
Dan & Elaine, Middlesex

Classic Round Scotland by Train

Wonderful accommodations with great food and really nice hosts. Beautiful scenery along the train rides.
Carol & Brian, Victoria, Canada

Classic Round Scotland by Train

It was well organised and having toured parts of Scotland by car, it was a much different style of holiday - relaxed & enjoyable.
Malcolm & Vera, Somerset, England

Classic Round Scotland by Train

This was a truly special vacation made easy by the fabulous itinerary that connected me to places I had always dreamed of going to.
Comfort, Kenya

Classic British Car Tours of Scotland

A very good holiday that we will remember for a long time.
Magnus & Annika, Uppsala, Sweden

Car-free Island Hopping

All ran like clockwork. Thank you.
Laurel & Susannah, Dorset

Car-free Island Hopping

We got just what we wanted: a holiday with just the right amount of variety. The scenery on the train journey was knockout!
Robin & Hazel, Surrey

Car-free Island Hopping

Fantastic time. Loved the hotels and food. With Robert's excellent instructions, we traveled around countryside and islands with not one glitch.
Marguerite & James, Maryland, USA

Cairngorms Wildlife

A thoroughly enjoyable and well put together Scotland break.
David & Gina, London

Aston Martin 007 Weekend

The Martini lesson was a great touch
Michael & Daniel (no, not that one...), Kent

Aston Martin 007 Weekend

Car fabulous...hotel magnificent...speed boat exciting. The only disappointment was that my husband didn't turn into Daniel Craig!
Stephanie

Aston Martin 007 Weekend

Travelling through Glen Coe with the roof down, in the sunshine, was magical.
Judith & John, Aberdeenshire

Mull & Staffa Island Break

Great holiday visiting areas of Scotland I had never visited before. Support & service from McKinlay Kidd was outstanding throughout.
David, Nottingham

Wild Atlantic Way, Cork to Connemara

Too many amazing sights to mention. We loved it all! Staying in some truly special places and meeting friendly, kind, warm and interesting people.
Trisha & David, Suffolk

Wild Atlantic Way, Cork to Connemara

The driving route was memorable and we really appreciated the personal care and attention that had gone into the choice of places to stay.
David & Olive, Nottingham

Whale & Dolphin Watching in West Cork

Your service compares exceptionally well with others we have used. It is superior in terms of choice of activities, hotels, and information provided.
Patrick & Ann, Isle of Wight

Irish Culinary Experience with Good Food Ireland

McKinlay Kidd's response to us was first class and their ability to offer add-ons & options convinced us to book with them. We were not disappointed.
Roger & Rosie, Chelmsford

Dublin & Southern Highlights

An excellent holiday. Recommendations were useful. The standard of the 'attractions' was higher than expected.
Nigel & Jane, Dorset

Belfast and Beyond

Flawless service. All the arrangements made by your company fell into place and left us worry-free. Nothing was left undone.
Emma & Catherine, Edinburgh

Mull Week of Wildlife

The personal service was great and the choices of trips were perfect.
Sheila, Hull, England

Mull Week of Wildlife

We've been away three times with McKinlay Kidd now and each time the holiday has been excellent.
Iris & Jim, Sunderland, England

Mull Week of Wildlife

My wife, children and I had a wonderful time. We were surprised and delighted. Everything worked perfectly.
Paul & family, London, England

Why McKinlay Kidd

Local Knowledge

We won't recommend anywhere unless we have tried and tested it ourselves

You'll stay in small, family-owned accommodation, engaging with local people

Hand-picked local guides will help you get under the skin of places too

We'll help you explore well beyond the main tourist spots

Your holiday information pack will include a set of personal recommendations for your trip

Personal Service

You will have a personal contact from start to finish

Your trip will be individually planned and booked to suit your requirements

We are contactable 24/7 whilst you are on your trip

We guarantee to refund our service charge if you are not entirely satisfied

It's an approach which has won awards: voted Best Small Tour Operator four years in a row

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Your money and your holiday are fully protected when you book with us:

Flight-inclusive holidays are protected via our ATOL licence. Our ATOL number is ATOL 9481

All other, non-flight inclusive holidays, are covered by an insurance bond through TOPP: all prepayments would be reimbursed in the unlikely event of our financial failure, see our terms and conditions for full details.

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