Scotch Whisky Breaks

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  • Whisky Islands


    Enjoy the contrasts of the Hebridean islands and their whiskies.

  • The Whisky Trail


    The ultimate self-drive whisky tour visiting all of Scotland's main whisky areas.

  • Irish Whiskey Trail


    Tour Ireland from Dublin to the North Coast, in search of the "Water of Life".

Our range of Scotch whisky tours and holidays is limited only by the number of distilleries in Scotland!  Whether you wish to sample the delights of Speyside, the peaty aromas of Islay whisky, or head off the beaten track to Talisker on Skye, Highland Park on Orkney or Springbank in Campbeltown, we can design a tailormade Scottish holiday to suit.  In some places, you can visit two or three distilleries in a day if your aim is to compare or contrast.  Alternatively, you may prefer just one or two in-depth experiences at your particular favourites, or perhaps you want to combine whisky with some island-hopping or some golf?  Just let us know when you enquire, and we will prepare a custom-designed proposal for you.

We provide options here for self-drive whisky tours (where we can also arrange taxis to/ from distilleries on request). Alternatively, if you prefer the services of a driver/ guide, we offer a small escorted group tour - Whisky Explorer Escorted Journey.

At McKinlay Kidd we know Scotland intimately - we have stayed at, eaten in, driven through and sailed across everywhere we recommend.  We may have sampled a few drams over the years too!  This means we can advise on the special places and the quirky corners as well as the already famous destinations.  It's an approach that has won both awards and the hearts of our customers.   We have won "Best Small Tour Operator" in the Guardian/Observer Travel Awards for the past four years - this means a lot, because it is voted for by customers.

So do take a look at the holiday ideas on this page. Remeber, we can also tailor-make a holiday in Scotland with a whisky theme, so just let us know what you would be interested in. You can use our enquiry form, send us an email or call us on +44(0)141 308 8009 or on 1-866 9228538 toll free from USA/Canada.

We can also offer holidays touring the rather different whiskey (note the spelling!) distilleries in Ireland, or even plan a holiday or vacation for you that combines both Scotland and Ireland.