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Norwich & The Norfolk Broads

Waterways, railways and Sandringham

From $ per person


Timeless seaside towns, nostalgic steam trains and historic stately homes. Explore the waterways of the Norfolk Broads and tour the picturesque city of Norwich, dominated by its ancient cathedrals.

The itinerary for your journey
Tour highlights
Day 1 - To Norwich
Norwich Cathedral

Meet your group and Tour Manager in Hethersett at the beautiful Park Farm Hotel. This afternoon we take the coach into Norwich for a guided walking tour of Norwich's Old Town, including an absorbing history of the city over the centuries. The city has a fascinating heritage, with over 1,500 historic buildings, two cathedrals and a Norman Castle.

Days 2-3 - The Poppy Line, Sandringham and at leisure
North Norfolk Line

This morning we take a trip to the quaint coastal town of Sheringham. After some time for exploration we board the steam-hauled North Norfolk Railway on the Poppy Line, for a journey through the verdant countryside to Holt. Here we are picked up by coach and transferred to Sandringham, the lovely country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen, set in acres of beautiful gardens and parkland.

Day 3 is free for you to explore at your own pace. Visit the quaint shops in the town, have a look around the open-air market or venture further afield to Norwich or with a train ride to the coast.

 

Please note: For Departure 19NFS11 Day 2,3 & 4 are swapped around to accomodate Sandringham House opening times.

Day 4 - Historic Railways and the Norfolk Broads
Norfolk Broads

Today we discover the true flavour of Norfolk, stepping back in time to visit the charming towns and peaceful countryside that makes this terrific county such an attraction. We travel by coach to Dereham, where we board the Mid-Norfolk Railway for a delightful journey on the restored railway line. Arriving in the small market town of Wymondham, we travel by coach to Aylsham for a journey on the Bure Valley Railway to Wroxham.

The scenic journey through the beautiful Bure Valley countryside is hauled by a restored steam engine and takes us into the heart of the Norfolk Broads, where we enjoy a boat cruise along the wide and picturesque waterways that provide the habitat for a stunning array of wildlife, much of it unique to Norfolk.

 

Please note: For Departure 19NFS11 Day 2,3 & 4 are swapped around to accomodate Sandringham House opening times.

Day 5 - Homeward bound
Norwich

After breakfast, your tour concludes and you are free to leave Norwich at your leisure.

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Recommended Airport
Airport waiting room

We recommend that for this tour you arrange flights to and from Norwich Airport, which is approximately 4 miles from your base in Norwich. 

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure Dates
18 August 2019Please call
1 September 2019Please call
22 September 2019Please call

All prices are per person and assume full occupancy of the room.
Please always refer to the website for up-to-date prices and availability.

Trains
Bure Valley Railway
Bure Valley Railway

The Bure Valley Railway is Norfolk's longest fifteen inch gauge line which runs between the ancient market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, the 'Capital of the Norfolk Broads' with country stations serving the villages of Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall. The 18-mile round trip on the Bure Valley Railway runs through the picturesque countryside following the meandering river through meadowland and ancient pasture stopping occasionally at small country villages.

North Norfolk Railway
North Norfolk Railway

The surviving section of the North Norfolk Railway was originally built by the Eastern & Midlands Railway, and began to run trains in 1887. For many years the line saw prosperity, carrying considerable numbers of passengers and a large amount of freight. Apart from being absorbed by the Midland & Great Northern Railway in 1893, it saw very little change for its first half century.

Mid-Norfolk Railway

What better way to discover the idyllic countryside of Norfolk than from the comfortable carriages of the Mid-Norfolk Railway? Covering 11 miles of Norfolk's classic British countryside, this enchanting railway covers some truly beautiful countryside as it curls through forests and meadows between Wymondham and Dereham. Timeless and endearing, the Mid-Norfolk Railway rediscovers the subtle majesty of the Great British outdoors. A variety of heritage railway societies operate on this line, many of which organise heritage train runs and preserve the track for all the passengers who travel on it. The track itself dates all the way back to the 1840s, and many of the stations reflect that time period, hailing from a time where rail travel was king.

Hotels
Park Farm Hotel, Hethersett
Park Farm Hotel

The beautiful 4-Star Park Farm Hotel is set in its own landscaped gardens in the village of Hethersett, on the outskirts of Norwich. The hotel offers an award-winning restaurant which uses the best local ingredients, as well as a lounge bar in an atmospheric conservatory. En-suite guest rooms are elegantly decorated, and come with a flat screen television, wireless internet access and a safe. All guests receive complimentary use of the hotel's fantastic indoor leisure facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, bubbling spa pool, gym, sauna and steam room.

 

What's included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

Delicious meals included

 

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

 Not Included

Upgrades

We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!

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