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Norwich & Norfolk at Christmas

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Explore the waterways and heritage trains of Norfolk this Christmas

6 days From £599 per person

2020 Tour code: 21NFX

About the tour

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


What’s included


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.

  • Dinner
Norwich Cathedral
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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Norfolk Broads
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
Norwich Cathedral
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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
North Norfolk Railway
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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Bure Valley Railway
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.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

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.


Holiday Inn Norwich City, Norwich

Holiday Inn Norwich City, Norwich

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Bure Valley Railway
Mid-Norfolk Railway
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Submitted 20/01/2020

Well looked after by hotel staff, courier and coach driver etc.

Mrs C Bulman

Submitted 13/01/2020

It was enjoyable. Activity, visits, accommodation, food very good. Free time was important and timetabled in for us.

Mr H Moss

Submitted 13/01/2020

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

Submitted 27/01/2018

Very good holiday but the hotel dining let the holiday down

Mr P Schofield

Submitted 20/01/2018

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.

Mr M

Submitted 13/01/2018

Really enjoyed the break at Christmas and the boat and train trips.

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Explore the waterways and heritage trains of Norfolk this Christmas


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