Galway Bay & the Wild Atlantic Way

Galway Bay & the Wild Atlantic Way

This cracking Irish tour combines Galway, a thriving, bohemian, cultural city on the western coast of Ireland with the wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way.

This is renowned as one of the most captivating coastal driving routes in the world. Other highlights of the tour include trips to Kylemore Abbey, Kilbeggan Distillery and the stunning Cliffs of Moher.


Tour highlights:

  • Kylemore Abbey

  • Cliffs of Moher

  • Kilbeggan Distillery

  • River Corrib and Lough Corrib Cruise


This tour includes Sapphire Star Travel and our door to door home collection service.

Day 1:

Collection from your home to join the coach for the drive to Abergele for evening meal and an overnight stay.


Day 2:

After an early start we head to Holyhead where we board the Stena Line ferry to Dublin, breakfast on board is included. On arrival in Dublin we continue along the banks of the River Shannon, Ireland’s longest waterway, to our hotel in Galway arriving in time for evening meal.

B, D

Day 3:

Departing our hotel after breakfast we travel through the Connemara National Park to Kylemore Abbey. The Abbey was built in the late 1800s by Mitchell Henry MP, a wealthy business man and liberal politician. Inspired by his love for his wife Margaret, and his hopes for his beloved Ireland, Henry created an estate boasting ‘all the innovations of the modern age’. An enlightened landlord and vocal advocate of the Irish people, Henry poured his life’s energy into creating an estate that would showcase what could be achieved in the remote wilds of Connemara. Today Kylemore Abbey is owned and run by the Benedictine community who have been in residence here since 1920. We return to our hotel with time to relax before evening meal.

B, D

Day 4:

This morning is free to discover all that medieval Galway has to offer. This afternoon we enjoy a scenic cruise along the River Corrib and Lough Corrib with the skipper giving a commentary on all points of interest along the River and Lake while you sit back and enjoy the tea/coffee and scones that will be served during the cruise.

B, D

Day 5:

We head along the Wild Atlantic Way, first to The Cliffs of Moher. Step on to the edge of the world and into an awe inspiring view that dreams are made of at the Cliffs of Moher you will encounter nature in its wildest, purest form and see the rugged cliffs facing the mighty ocean, taste the salt air, hear the birds cry, feel the ancient rocks beneath your feet and smell the wind. We continue to Spanish Point and return to Galway via Burren National Park.

B, D

Day 6:

Departing after a leisurely breakfast we travel to Kilbeggan Distillery, the oldest licenced distillery in Ireland. Dating back to 1757 a visit today lets you discover real artisanal Irish whiskey distilling at its finest and of course no visit would be complete without a taste of Kilbeggan’s finest. We continue to Dublin with some free time before checking in to our overnight hotel.

B, D

Day 7:

An early start we board the Stena Line ferry to Holyhead. On arrival in Holyhead we continue the return journey to East Anglia, arriving home mid to late evening.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Menlo Park Hotel, Galway (4 nights)


This 4 star standard hotel combines old fashioned hospitality with a delightful modern touch. All bedrooms are en suite and feature TV, hairdryer, trouser press, WiFi, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Harleston Duke William Harleston Duke William Public House
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, Junction Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
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