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4.3 stars(228 reviews)

Uncover Norfolk from its waters and tracks

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2023 Tour code: 23NFS

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, your are free to explore at your own leisure.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - Norwich

Today we 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, Norwich is a pleasing jumble of historic and modern architecture. Its shopping streets and open squares reveal museums, medieval churches, public gardens, and other attractions. Deceptively compact, Norwich is delightful and rewarding to explore on foot. This afternoon you are free to explore Norwich further.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - 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 variety of wildlife - some of them endangered - including bitterns, moorhens, water voles, marsh harriers, and European eels.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - 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' after the flowers which spring up on the banks and meadows it passes during summer. After experiencing this slice of railway history, visit the Royal residence of Sandringham, a favourite country retreat of the late Queen Elizabeth II, set in acres of beautiful gardens and parkland. You have some time to explore the stunning house and its beautifully landscaped gardens before you return to your hotel in the late afternoon.

  • 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

Holiday Inn Norwich City, Norwich

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4.3 stars4.3 / 5 · 228 reviews

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. King

3 stars

Submitted 7/May

Very disappointed in the hotel. Food was cheap and stogy. Compelled to eat out as we found the hotel food un-eatable both breakfast and dinner. Guide good, trips good but would have liked more rail rather than coach travel. This was taster trip before going on one of your continental tours. Would want to know that the hotels were of a better standard before booking with you again. John and Naomi King XXXXXX

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.David Wright

3 stars

Submitted 5/May

Disappointed at changes in itinerary. Which involved more long coach journeys. Hotel was alright except for the very poor evening meals.

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R Lawrence

5 stars

Submitted 2/May

well balanced tour of a lovely part of the country well led good hotel un rushed

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Graham Scott

5 stars

Submitted 2/May

Excellent first break with your company. Looking forward to the next one.

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Bruce Merrick

5 stars

Submitted 19 Oct 2022

An excellent short holiday, I didn't think Norwich had so much to offer.

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Geoff Combes

4 stars

Submitted 18 Oct 2022

The content of the two main days was excellent, but the walking tour of Norwich was rather rushed, spending too much time on the walk into the city center and to little time there. Tour manager was not as good as others we have experienced on other Rail Discoveries tours. Overall still and enjoyable short break and good value for money.

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