Sunday 4 to Thursday 8 July 2021
- 5 Days £400
- Single supplement £96
- Holiday insurance £23
The network of meandering rivers and open expanses of water that make up the Norfolk Broads creates an environment that is unique throughout Britain. The Norfolk Broads, Britain’s largest protected wetland, is packed with wildlife and rare plants and interlaced with dykes and rivers. The most important of these are the Bure, the Yare and the Waveney which, together with their principal tributaries the Ant and the Thurne, provide nearly 200 miles of navigable waterways.
SUNDAY: We depart the Westcountry and travel east making comfort stops along the way to arrive on the outskirts of Norwich and the Holiday Inn.
- An excursion to the North Norfolk Heritage Coast to the wonderful Georgian market town of Holt, where we shall board ‘The Poppy Line’ for a heritage steam train ride with stunning views of the Norfolk countryside and coastline through to Sheringham, a traditional seaside town which grew up around its old fishing village, Continue to the coastal resort of Cromer, famous for its pier and tasty crabs.
- We shall drive to Dereham to board the Mid Norfolk Railway, a standard-gauge preserved railway, running through the heart of rural Norfolk to Wymondham Abbey. Your coach will then take you into Norwich to complete the day.
- Today our tour will start with a trip to Wroxham for our morning coffee. We then board the ‘Broads Tours’ boat to enjoy a picturesque circular cruise along the Wroxham Barns where you can browse in the traditional craft and gift shops. Time to grab some lunch before boarding the Bure Valley Steam Railway for a single journey through the unspoilt countryside to Aylsham.
THURSDAY: We depart after breakfast and make our way home late afternoon/early evening.
Please Note: Admissions and fares are not included in the price unless stated below.
On all railway excursions, for operational reasons on the day of travel, steam vehicles may be replaced by a diesel locomotive.
HOLIDAY INN, NORWICH ***
Ideally located for our tour to Norfolk, this modern hotel is on the outskirts of Norwich. All 119 comfortable en-suite bedrooms have satellite television, tea/coffee making facilities, television, a hairdryer and a choice of pillows to help you sleep. Relax, work out or book a spa treatment at the Spirit Health Club, which has a pool, a steam room and a well-equipped gym. Overlooking the garden, the Junction Restaurant serves delicious breakfasts and hearty dinners, with snacks and Starbucks coffee available all day in the bar. There is no lift but ground floor bedrooms available.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Executive coach travel, 4 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast, a train ride on the North Norfolk Railway, Bure Valley Steam Railway and Mid Norfolk Railway, cruise on the Norfolk Broads and excursion programme.