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Norwich & Norfolk

(Tour code: 17NFS)Explore the timeless Norfolk railways and discover Sandringham

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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Tour Highlights
  • Norwich including a guided tour
  • North Norfolk Railway
  • Visit to Sandringham
  • Mid-Norfolk Railway
  • Bure Valley Railway
  • Cruise on the Norfolk Broads
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Norfolk Broads Cruise

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Norwich Cathedral
Day 1


Your tour begins in Norwich, where you meet your Tour Manager at the Holiday Inn Norwich City. After time to check in, enjoy a guided walking tour of Norwich's Old Town and learn some of the city's fascinating history. This is followed by a welcome dinner at the hotel.

  • Dinner
  • Guided Walking Tour
Sandringham House
Day 2


Travel by train along the Bittern Line to Sheringham, an idyllic town on the coast where you join the heritage North Norfolk Railway for a picturesque, steam-hauled* journey to Holt. Famed for its outstanding natural beauty, the railway is nicknamed 'The Poppy Line' thanks to the lush flora it passes. From Sheringham, it is time for a visit to the Royal residence of Sandringham, a favourite of Her Majesty the Queen, to explore the stunning house and its verdant gardens.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • North Norfolk Railway
  • Sandringham
Norwich Cathedral
Day 3


Discover Norwich at your own pace today. One of the oldest cities in the country, Norwich has a richness of culture and history. Visit the imposing Norman castle including its historic dungeons, and wander around the battlements for fine views over the city.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Free Day
Norfolk Broads
Day 4

Norfolk Broads

Today, discover beautiful Norfolk by heritage railway, visiting alluring towns and admiring peaceful countryside. Transfer by coach to Dereham, from where you join the Mid-Norfolk Railway. Travel on the restored line from Dereham to the picturesque small market town of Wymondham. Then transfer to the charming riverside town of Aylsham for an excursion on the Bure Valley Railway* and a cruise on the Norfolk Broads.

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


After breakfast the tour concludes and you are free to depart at your leisure.

*Where possible the rail excursions will be steam-hauled.

  • Breakfast

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