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Really enjoyed the break at Christmas and the boat and train trips.
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(Tour code: 19NFX)

Explore the meandering waterways and heritage trains of Norfolk over the Christmas period.

Explore the meandering waterways and heritage trains of Norfolk over the Christmas period. Discover this charming region from your base in Norwich.

  • Norwich including a guided tour
  • North Norfolk Railway
  • Woodland Garden excursion
  • Privately-chartered train journey on the Mid-Norfolk Railway
  • Journey on the Bure Valley Railway’s ‘mince pie special’ service
  • Cruise on the Norfolk Broads
What’s Included
  • Heritage Rail Excursions
    Privately-chartered train journey on the Mid-Norfolk Railway
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    Christmas Lunch
  • Norfolk Broads Cruise

Norwich & Norfolk at Christmas 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Norwich
Norwich Cathedral


Your tour begins in Norwich, where you meet your Tour Manager at the Holiday Inn Norwich City and are welcomed with mulled wine and mince pies. After checking in, you are free to begin exploring until dinner is served at the hotel this evening.

  • Dinner
  • Free Day
Day 2 Norfolk Broads
Norfolk Broads

Norfolk Broads Cruise

Your day begins with a special Christmas Eve cruise along the spectacular Norfolk Broads. Boarding the boat at Wroxham, experience the enchanting winter countryside of East Anglia as you sail past historical homes, thatched cottages and idyllic surroundings with a glass of mulled wine - all accompanied by interesting commentary throughout.

Continue this afternoon with a guided walk through the Woodland Garden at Fairhaven. Boasting over 3.5 miles of winding, flowering pathways with camellias, snowdrops, pieris and cyclame. The gardens are also home to a wide variety of wildlife including deer, otters and kingfishers, making it a joy to discover at Christmas time.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Christmas Eve cruise along the spectacular Norfolk Broads.
Day 3 Norwich Cathedral
Norwich Cathedral

Christmas Day in Norwich

Enjoy Christmas Day at leisure. Perhaps take a relaxing walk through Norwich's historic centre, or unwind at the hotel making the most of the included facilities such as the sauna, pool and steam room. This afternoon sit down to a traditional Christmas lunch, followed by a Christmas buffet in the evening.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 North Norfolk Railway
Norwich Castle

North Norfolk Railway

On Boxing Day take a guided walking tour of Norwich's Old Town, home to the city's imposing Norman Castle and Anglican Church, before a coach trip to seaside Sheringham. After time in Sheringham, you board the historic North Norfolk Railway, or 'Poppy Line' as it is locally known, for a festive-special return trip.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Bure Valley Railway
  • Mid-Norfolk Railway
Day 5 Bure Valley Railway
Mid-Norfolk Railway

Mid-Norfolk Railway

This morning join the Mid-Norfolk Railway at Dereham for a journey with a difference. You travel aboard a privately chartered diesel train, afterwards stopping for mince pies and coffee at Aylsham Café.

This afternoon experience the Bure Valley Railway's 'mince pie special' service.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Norwich

Homeward bound

After breakfast your tour concludes and you are free to depart at your leisure. Alternatively, you may wish to continue to explore Norwich and the fantastic surrounding area.

  • Breakfast
  • Free Day

Departure Times

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 available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast, dinner and a 4-course Christmas lunch
  • Mulled wine and mince pie reception
  • Guided cruise of the Norfolk Broads
  • Guided Woodland Garden excursion and tour of Norwich
  • Three scenic rail journeys in the Norfolk countryside with festive treats

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Julie Pacalon
Kathryn Cambridge
Helen Laverack
Norwich & Norfolk at Christmas

Explore the meandering waterways and heritage trains of Norfolk over the Christmas period.


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