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Norwich & Norfolk

4.3 stars(139 reviews)

Uncover Norfolk from its waters and tracks

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5 days From £399 per person

2022 Tour code: 22NFS

About the tour

Explore the meandering waterways and heritage railways of Norfolk. Based in historic Norwich, this rural getaway takes in the North Norfolk Coast, the royal residence of Sandringham and quaint market towns.


What’s included


Day 1 - Norwich

Your tour begins in Norwich, the capital of Norfolk, where you meet at your hotel. After checking in, enjoy a guided walking tour of Norwich's Old Town and learn some of the city's fascinating history. Dominated by a magnificent Anglo-Norman cathedral built in 1096, Norwich is a pleasing jumble of historic and modern architecture, its shopping streets and open squares revealing museums, medieval churches, public gardens, and other attractions at every turn. Deceptively compact, Norwich is both delightful and rewarding to explore on foot.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - Sandringham

Travel by train along the Bittern Line to Sheringham, where you join the heritage North Norfolk Railway for a picturesque, steam-hauled journey to Holt. Famed for its natural beauty, the railway is nicknamed 'The Poppy Line' thanks to the flora it passes during the summer months. After experiencing this slice of railway history, visit the Royal residence of Sandringham, a favourite country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen, set in acres of beautiful gardens and parkland. You have some time to explore the stunning house and its beautifully landscaped gardens before your transfer back to your hotel in the late afternoon.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Norwich

Discover Norwich at your own pace. One of the oldest cities in the country, Norwich has a richness of culture and history. Maybe visit the Norman castle with its historic dungeons, and wander around the battlements for fine views over the city. You could also visit the Plantation Garden. Established in 1856, the Plantation Garden is a hidden botanical gem that offers three acres of immaculate lawns, beautiful flower beds and features including an Italian terrace, rustic bridge, and a Gothic fountain. Alternatively, you could visit Norwich's famous market, Britain's largest Monday-to-Saturday open-air market and an excellent place to find local produce.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Heritage railways & Norfolk Broads

Discover Norfolk by heritage railway, passing through its alluring towns and admiring peaceful views. Transfer by coach to Dereham, where you join the Mid-Norfolk Railway. A journey on the restored line from Dereham takes you through the countryside to the picturesque market town of Wymondham. Next, transfer to riverside Aylsham for a trip on the Bure Valley Railway. Running through the Bure Valley, the line follows the meandering river. After disembarking, enjoy a scenic cruise along the Norfolk Broads. With light refreshments available on board, this is a truly relaxing way to spend an afternoon. The broads are home to a plethora of wildlife, some of them endangered, including bitterns, moorhens, water voles, marsh harriers, and European eels.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Home

After breakfast, your holiday ends and you are free to depart.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

Your tour begins in Norwich, where you meet your Tour Manager at the Holiday Inn Norwich City at 14.00pm.

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

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4.3 stars4.3 / 5 · 139 reviews

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Eric Russell

4 stars

Submitted 20/Oct

we enjoyedo the trip it was worth the money. the courierror was excellent

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4 stars

Submitted 20/Oct

Beautiful city,trips to Sandringham and the Norfolk broads very enjoyable.

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Nigel Rose

5 stars

Submitted 18/Oct

Third trip and as good as ever

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Poppy's Mum

4 stars

Submitted 18/Oct

Trips were good but dinners at hotel poor quality and very little choice. Worst evening was a choice of chicken curry/ vegetable curry/ sausage and mash. I can’t stand curry and not keen on sausage. This was a hotel not a cheap back street caff

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4 stars

Submitted 18/Oct

Would have been 5* but Hotel food let it down.

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Mike Stanier

4 stars

Submitted 16/Oct

Very good, but a lot of time riding on a coach.

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