The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
Food & Drinks
5 Breakfasts, 1 Christmas Lunch and 5 Dinners
What’s not included
Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged
Day 1 - Norwich
Your tour begins in Norwich, where you meet your Tour Manager at
your hotel, enjoying mulled wine and mince pies on arrival. After
checking in, you are free to begin exploring.
Day 2 - Norfolk Broads Cruise
Your day begins with a special Christmas Eve cruise along the
Norfolk Broads. Boarding the boat at Wroxham, experience the
enchanting winter countryside with commentary and a glass of mulled
wine and mince pies. Continue this afternoon with a guided walk
through the Woodland Garden at Fairhaven.
Day 3 - Norwich
Enjoy Christmas Day at leisure. This afternoon you sit down to a
traditional Christmas lunch, followed by time to continue exploring
the beautiful city of Norwich. This evening, there is a delicious
Christmas buffet served at the hotel.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - North Norfolk Railway
On Boxing Day, you take a guided walking tour of Norwich's Old
Town, before a coach trip to seaside Sheringham. After time in
Sheringham, you board the North Norfolk Railway, or 'Poppy Line' as
it is locally known. The railway pulls out all the festive stops as
you experience the 'mince pie special' service, on a festive return
trip through the stunning rural landscapes.
Day 5 - Mid-Norfolk Railway
This morning, join the Mid-Norfolk Railway at Dereham for a
wonderful journey aboard a privately chartered diesel train,
followed by some free time in Wymondham. This afternoon, enjoy a
trip on the Bure Valley Railway, a cheerful heritage railway which
curls through the pretty Broads National Park. Afterwards, stop for
a seasonal drink at a local café.
Day 6 - Homeward bound
After breakfast, your tour concludes and you are free to depart
at leisure. Alternatively, you may wish to continue looking around
Norwich and the fantastic surrounding area.
On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the
first hotel on your itinerary anytime
after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be
between 16:00 and 18:00.
However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager
before dinner from 19:00.
Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.
Well looked after by hotel staff, courier and coach driver etc.
Mrs C Bulman
It was enjoyable. Activity, visits, accommodation, food very good. Free time was important and timetabled in for us.
Mr H Moss
The food was great as well as accommodation . No rushing around and plenty to see. The tour manger was great as well as the coach driver explained things as we went along. The wife was very happy with all these things.
Mr N Fellows
Very good holiday but the hotel dining let the holiday down
Mr P Schofield
A good way to spend the Christmas period in general. Good selection of excursions. Hotel rooms were good, but otherwise had the usual Holiday Inn problems. Food was generally OK, occasionally good and on one evening awful.
Really enjoyed the break at Christmas and the boat and train trips.
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