Guild Member: Galloway Travel Group
The Galloway Travel Group is one of the leading coach and bus operators in East Anglia providing the full range of
road passenger transport solutions:
- UK & Ireland Coach Tours
- Continental Coach Tours
- Day Excursions
- Coach Hire (private & contract)
- School Group Tours
- Local Bus Services
- School Transport
- Express Services
Galloway has always taken great pride in the quality of its operations, tours, vehicles, drivers and level of
service, and has gained a first class reputation amongst the public and industry alike for the high standards
it has set and continues to meet. The Galloway Travel Group, established nearly 40 years ago, includes one of the
UK´s leading educational study tour operators, together with one of East Anglia´s major luxury coach operators, offering
its popular door-to-door holiday programme from a large area of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
A recent addition to the Group has been Chenery Live
offering a vast range of concerts and excursions from a retail outlet in the city of Norwich,
followed soon after by the launch of Galloway Live in Suffolk and North Essex.
The company’s head office and main vehicle depot is in Mendlesham, between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk,
where we have a well-equipped workshop with a top-class engineering team to carry out preparation, maintenance and
repairs on our fleet of over 50 vehicles. The company has four sales offices in Stowmarket, Ipswich, Colchester,
Felixstowe and Norwich, where Coach Tours, Concerts, Excursions, European and Worldwide Air Holidays, Cruises and Disney Paris Breaks can
The Galloway fleet comprises the highest quality touring coaches, from 33 to 53 seats, which include the very
latest facility vehicles with extra legroom and luggage space. Other facilities include hot drinks, fridge,
toilet/washroom, double-glazing, air suspension, air conditioning and public address system. We have four Sapphire
Stars that were developed for our top of the range coach holidays utilising four-star hotels, with many enhancements
to increase the quality and luxury feel still further, such as extra legroom and luggage space, leather inserts
to seat backs and head rests. We also have a range of buses and other smaller vehicles.
As well as the Guild of British Coach Operators, Galloway is a member of the Confederation of Passenger Transport,
the main organisation representing and advising the coach and bus industry, and accredited by CoachMarque. We are
one of the founder members of the Consortium of Independent Tour Operators.
Galloway have also gained membership to the
School Travel Forum
and have achieved the governments sponsored Quality Badge for
Learning Outside the Classroom.
As well as the reassurance of travelling with a long-established, well-respected and sound company, clients’
money is protected through the Bonded Coach Holidays financial protection scheme, approved by the Department of
Trade and Industry as satisfying the requirements of the Package Travel Regulations. If your holiday includes air
travel, financial protection is provided through the Air Tour Operators Licensing scheme. (ATOL number 6268).
Galloway is fully aware of its responsibilities concerning the safety of its passengers. We have a Safety Management
System that details what steps we take to check the reliability and safety of each element of your trip, and we carry
out Risk Assessments to evaluate any hazards.