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AITO Tour Operator of The Year 2016 - Gold Award

Tailor-made Service

All our holidays can be tailored and personalised to suit your specific requirements, as everything is planned and booked individually.

Let us know what’s on your dream list, what’s inspired you, what’s caught your imagination about Scotland, Ireland, England or all three and we’ll use our local knowledge and expertise to design a holiday just for you.

Whether you’re looking for a luxury treat for a special occasion, the perfect honeymoon, a grand tour, or simply an island-hopping escape from the everyday, we’ll have some unique suggestions and ideas of how to make your holiday extra special.

We’ve been arranging tailor-made holidays for our guests for over twelve years now and specialise in creating unique and unforgettable personalised experiences. We’ve organised group holidays, corporate events and even small and intimate weddings. Our principles remain the same: quite simply, we won’t send you anywhere that we haven’t visited – and loved – ourselves.  It’s an approach that has won both awards and the hearts of our customers.

Do give us a call. Our friendly and knowledgeable team love to share what they know about where to go, what to see and do and secret tips and recommendations that come only from knowing a destination inside-out.  Or fill in the tailor-made holiday enquiry form. We will prepare a no-obligation personal holiday proposal for you to consider, then work with you to make sure it’s just right, before you book.

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    The McKinlay Kidd 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 7 days of your return and explain your reason for claiming the refund. This will ensure that we can improve the experience for all our future guests.

    Some inspiration for your tailor-made holiday

    Five star private island hotel

    Castles & Special Places

    Special means different things to different people, but if we are talking about distinctive, out of the ordinary, exceptional, wow places...

    Enjoy a journey on the Strathspey steam railway

    Train Holidays

    Our range of train-touring now includes Scotland, Ireland and the North of England...

    Honeymoons & Romance

    There’s nothing more romantic than spending quality time with the one you love.

    Classic & Sports Car Touring

    If you like driving then you’ll absolutely love the thrill of the open road behind the wheel of a classic car.

    Scottish Highlands

    Overflowing with jaw-dropping scenery from giant mountain ranges to wild, windswept beaches, dark forests, deep lochs and magnificent castles.

    Visit Skye and Elgol

    Isle of Skye

    The Isle of Skye is utterly captivating, offering myriad spectacular contrasts, from towering mountains to gentle lochs and dramatic coast.

    White Rocks Beach Portrush

    Northern Ireland

    If it’s best kept secrets you’re after, Northern Ireland is the place.

    Kilkee Road, Clare

    Wild Atlantic Way

    Experience the untamed west coast of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way: an adventure you will want never to end.

    Kielder Water, Northumberland


    Northumberland: England’s most northerly county, steeped in history and abundant rare wildlife, it is a stunning unspoilt wilderness of tranquility