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Uncover Norfolk from its waters and tracks

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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.

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Itinerary

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.

Includes
  • 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, 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.

Includes
  • 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.

Includes
  • 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Home

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

Includes
  • 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.

Hotel

Holiday Inn Norwich City, Norwich

Holiday Inn Norwich City, Norwich

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Trains

Bure Valley Railway
Mid-Norfolk Railway
North Norfolk Railway

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4.3 stars4.3 / 5 · 221 reviews

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R Gibbs

4 stars

Submitted 28/Sep

An enjoyable trip.

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Paul Verrall

4 stars

Submitted 27/Sep

Organization was good and the Guide was excellent bit nothing can be perfect.

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Mr C.J.Hudson

4 stars

Submitted 27/Sep

Great trip, well managed but maybe too much each day as we seemed always in a rush.

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C P Yates

5 stars

Submitted 26/Sep

It was a good holiday and our Tour manager and tour guides were excellent

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Thomas Fielder

3 stars

Submitted 26/Sep

Went on trip to see Sandringham. Unfortunately cancelled and replacement to Hokem house was a disappointment because the the house was closed. Disappointing to not be able to park at hotel. Football ground car parking was not too far away but I don’t think you should have to pay for parking on these sort of holidays!

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Dennis Lockyer

5 stars

Submitted 26/Sep

Great time from beginning to end. Thank you.

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